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‘Hobbit’ director Peter Jackson gets Hollywood star

Peter Jackson, director, co-writer and producer of the film trilogies "The Lord of the Rings and "The Hobbit," looks out to the crowd during a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles.  AP

Oscar-winning “Lord of The Rings” and “The Hobbit” director Peter Jackson received a star Monday on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, joined by key cast members from his blockbuster J.R.R Tolkien films.

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ character posters revealed

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As the December 12 release of the final installment of “The Hobbit” trilogy draws near, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled Tuesday the posters of the story’s eight main characters: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield, Galadriel, Legolas, Tauriel, Bard, and Thandruil.

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Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million

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The movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.

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Biblical epics, Hercules films, Lady Gaga, Godzilla to hit screens this year

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“NOAH,” shot by Oscar-nominated Filipino-American cinematographer Matthew Libatique, stars Russell Crowe (right) in the title role and Logan Lerman.

(Part 1 of a series)   LOS ANGELES—Two biblical epics (one shot by Oscar-nominated Filipino-American cinematographer Matthew Libatique), two Hercules movies, “Godzilla,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Hobbit,” “Transformers,” “Spider-Man,” “RoboCop,” Lady Gaga in a “Sin City” prequel/sequel, “Princess Grace” and more are coming to your local cineplexes this year.   “Noah,” with Russell Crowe in the […]

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‘Hobbit’ tops North American box office for 3rd week

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row.  AP PHOTO/WARNER BROS. PICTURES, MARK POKORNY

Fantasy blockbuster “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” ruled the North American box office this weekend, holding off a strong festive season challenge from Disney’s animated musical “Frozen,” estimates showed Sunday.

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