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The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies Shows Off Gandalf, Bard And Smaug In New Images
This winter will see the final installment of The Hobbit film series released in theaters with The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. But with Comic-Con hitting this week, Peter Jackson is eager to start sharing some images from the highly-anticipated completion to his latest trilogy.
San Diego Comic-Con Fills Its Weekend Schedule With Marvel Studios, The Hobbit, And More
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End Was The Most Expensive Film Of All-Time
At $341.8 million before prints and advertising, it just barely laps the $339.5 million used by 1963's Cleopatra (which, before inflation, cost a then-preposterous $44 million). Not only does At World's End come in with that obscene total, but Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest rings in at $263.7 million.
The Third Hobbit Movie Is Now Called The Battle Of The Five Armies
So rest in peace There And Back Again, and long live The Battle Of The Five Armies. It feels as if Jackson is being diplomatic in taking partial credit for the change. While The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was a billion dollar hit for Warner Bros., The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug “only” grossed $953 million, and was the first film in this series to gross less than $300 million domestically.
The Hobbit: There And Back Again May Be Getting A New Title
While Into The Fire may seem like a totally generic subtitle, the name could be borrowed from the sixth chapter of Tolkien's book, which is called "Out of the Frying Pan, Into The Fire" and tells the part of the story when Bilbo and the Dwarves has just escaped from the Goblin caves and start getting hunted by a pack of Wargs.
This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Grudge Match And More
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second of a planned trilogy of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Despite the fact it only covers a few chapters from the famous novel, the movie offers plenty of action and a striking ending that makes it a vast improvement over the first segment.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Will Adventure On To Blu-ray In April
One of those sets is headed into homes this spring, when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment unleashes The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. All of those excellent options for buyers will be available starting on April 8.
3D Society Nominates Gravity, The Great Gatsby And The Hobbit For Honors
While this wide range of awards leaves the opportunity for many films and 3D technicians to garner a bit of acclaim, the big names this year are the Creative Awards' contenders for Best Live-Action 3D Feature: Gravity, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Watch How The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Should Have Ended
In their latest installment, these move-loving animators have created their spin on how The Desolation of Smaug should have ended. They mock that tacked on Tauriel/Killi love plot. They give the wizard Radagast the grooming tip he so desperately demanded, and cameos to wide array of movie and TV dragons, from How to Train Your Dragon, Game of Thrones and the oft-forgotten Sean Connery vehicle DragonHeart.
The Hobbit, Django Unchained Among Most Torrented Movies Of 2013
Torrents. They are a mystery, one that allowed approximately 8.4 million viewers to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this year for free.
Stephen Colbert's Hobbit 2 Cameo Revealed
In a running time of 161 minutes, this brief moment is easy to miss. After all, it's dark. Colbert is missing his signature glasses. His face is covered by an eye-patch, and hood, and disfigured with a goofy expression. Nonetheless, some of you spotted him!
Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The Hobbit 2, Anchorman 2 And A Madea Christmas
Looking to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and A Madea Christmas for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of fantasy adventures, showbiz comedies and Christmas movies!
Watch Musicians Record The Majestic Score For The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
Jackson says in the notes of his production diary that he looks forward to continuing the journey with fans next year. We expect that he will continue to blog the trip through post-production as he concludes this Hobbit endeavor with There and Back Again.
Peter Jackson Shouldn't Return To Middle-Earth, Even If He Could
Should The Silmarillion ever make it to the big screen, it deserves another director with a passion for the work and an understanding of limitations. The Tolkien universe is filled with enough imagination that a less thoughtful director would still have more than enough to work with, while Jackson needs to put his valiant efforts into projects that would fall apart in anyone else’s hands.
Here's Why Peter Jackson Can't Make More Tolkien Adaptations (Even If He Wanted To)
The Tolkien estate and Warner Bros. have been fighting for so long now that it’s hard to imagine that they could reconcile their differences to allow future Middle-earth movies. Until then, we’ll just have to enjoy the ones we’ve gotten.