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Peter Jacksonís The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a masterclass in filmmaking. ackson and his team spent years simply planning the production before filming ever began. In The Hobbit, not so much.
Peter Jackson knows a thing or two about making R-rated movies, but rather than being a return to old, more adult-oriented fare for Jackson, the Extended version of The Battle of the Five Armies is just another example of the uselessness of the MPAA.
Peter Jacksonís Hobbit series is over. It took three long years, but last December the New Zealand-born filmmaker released the final chapter in his cinematic vision of author J.R.R. Tolkienís Middle-earth. But while you may have seen all of the movies released so far, you actually havenít seen the full story just yet.
Back in the day Nicolas Cage turned down the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, though it was for a reason that many of us can likely empathize with.
The Battle of the Five Armies is about to get bloodier. Well, we assume bloodier, because Warner Bros. officially announced the extended edition of the final Hobbit trilogy installment will be rated R.
Sir Ian McKellen almost missed out on playing two of his most famous roles, Gandalf and Magneto, and it would have Tom Cruise's fault, sort of.
Christopher Lee worked steadily in film and on stage in the 1980s and Ď90s, though he didnít have a massive hit (outside of Gremlins II: The New Batch and then occasional Tim Burton movie) until Peter Jackson cast the legendary thespian as Saruman in 2001ís The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematography behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a longtime collaborator of director Peter Jackson, has passed away. A native of Sydney, Australia, Lesnie was said to have died from a heart attack. He was 59.
It was only a matter of time. Now that The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is on Blu-ray and DVD, it has a shiny new Honest Trailer to point out all the flaws.
In a fun behind the scenes story that should interest any Middle-earth fans out there, it's been revealed that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was offered a role in one of The Hobbit films if he cooked Peter Jacksonís 50th birthday dinner.
Now that The Battle of Five Armies has released, we seen all of Peter Jackson's Tolkien films. Here are the 10 most badass moments from the movies.
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is releasing. He's celebrating by calling out other directors for using too much CG.
Itís pretty easy to make fun of The Hobbit. Each of the films, including the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, come in at around three hours long, while theyíre also slightly pompous and filled with moments that are borderline ridiculous. Still, even though itís easy that doesnít mean that it shouldnít be done.
The cultural impact of Peter Jackson's big screen Middle-earth franchise is unquestionable, and there are thousands upon thousands of fans who will be deeply saddened by its conclusion with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. But what will the people who made The Hobbit movies miss most about that experience? To answer that question we have this brand new featurette:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has premiered in international theaters. Unsurprisingly, it is dominating at the box office.
The Hobbit was never planned as just one movie. Even in the years before the adaptation became a trilogy the plan was always to have the story unfold in at least two parts. But what if that wasn't the case? The trailer for that epic production might have looked something like this.
The bond between artist and material is undeniably real - and it's the reason why Ian McKellen believes that Peter Jackson may not be done with Middle-earth just yet.
The Hobbit is ready to fight it out one last time in the Battle Of Five Armies. Are you ready for the end?
When Peter Jackson and the folks at Warner Bros. announced that The Hobbit would be split up into three movies instead of the announced two, many fans were outraged. But rather than just being a simple cash grab, it turns out that what is actually planned for the new trilogy's finale, The Battle of the Five Armies, is the most epic big screen Middle-earth war we've seen yet.
Elijah Wood is back to celebrate The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, and this is how he's done it! Put your seat and tray table in its upright position, and proceed to watch this video safely.