By Ruben V. Nepales
(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 [...]
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.
New Zealand’s national airline has unveiled a giant image of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the premiere of the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy.
Director Peter Jackson gave fans a sneak peek of his latest Tolkien epic Tuesday, revealing he is working non-stop to get “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” ready to premiere next month.
Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second movie in “The Hobbit” trilogy.
By Christy Lemire
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week with nearly $33 million.
By Ruben V. Nepales
When Ian McKellen opted to stand up throughout our recent press conference with him, it was like watching a private one-man show of one of the greatest British actors of all time.
By Nick Perry
A crate full of sushi arrives. Workers wearing wetsuit shirts or in bare feet bustle past with slim laptops. With days to go, a buzzing intensity fills the once-dilapidated warehouses where Peter Jackson’s visual-effects studio is rushing to finish the opening film in “The Hobbit” trilogy.
TORONTO – Filmmaker Peter Jackson avoided questions on Saturday about his decision to split J.R.R. Tolkien’s 300-page fantasy novel “The Hobbit” into three feature length films, amid growing fan criticism. The director of the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy said the decision to make three films was possible because of the extended appendices [...]