February 21, 2018

Third “Hobbit” Pushed Back To Xmas 2014

No major surprise here. "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit" trilogy, has been pushed back five months. Originally slated for a July 18th 2014 release, Warners has moved the film back to a December 17th 2014 release - meaning this trilogy will match the original "The Lord of the Rings" … [Read more...]

“Hobbit” Holds Against “Django,” “Les Mis”

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" held onto the top spot for the third weekend in a row at the U.S. domestic box-office, holding steady against key newcomers "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" which still pulled in impressive numbers. Dropping just 11% from last weekend, "The Hobbit" took an estimated $ 32.9 million which … [Read more...]

“Hobbit” Scores $85M Opening Weekend

Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth proved quite profitable with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" raking in an estimated $ 84.7 million opening weekend. That is the biggest December Friday and biggest December weekend of all time for the U.S. domestic box office. The film opened big with $ 37.5 million on Friday, but slipped down to $ … [Read more...]

Have Your Say: Hobbit, HFR & Trek 2

It has been a long time since I've done one of these but this weekend, in the United States and many other countries (but NOT including here in Australia), comes a major event. One of the season's most hotly anticipated films, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," premieres with two big extras attached. On the one hand are trailers and extended … [Read more...]

First Photos From Both “Hobbit” Sequels

EW has posted the first photos from both the second and third films in the upcoming "The Hobbit" trilogy. The photo from the second film, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," seems to indicate that the key events of the second half of the book, namely most of the events dealing with the dragon Smaug, will take place in the second film. … [Read more...]

Jackson Talks “Hobbit” 48FPS, Trilogy Plans

Following on from the rough reviews for the 48 frames-per-second HFR technology at recent press screenings for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", filmmaker Peter Jackson attended the New York press conference for the film this week and says he's been fascinated by the reactions to it. Here's his extended answer to the question asked: "I'm … [Read more...]

“Hobbit” and 48FPS Reviews Pour Forth

At midnight US east coast time, Twitter bared witness to a flood of reactions to "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Having screened for select international media in New Zealand last week, and then in Los Angeles and New York over the weekend, the press reviews had all been embargoed until a few hours ago. As a result, the reviews and rants … [Read more...]

Warners Talks “The Hobbit” HFR Rollout

Approximately 400-450 screens in the United States total will screen "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" with the new HFR standard (48 frames-per-second rather than the usual 24fps). That's enough to cover most major cities but only a few screens in each. Talking about the rollout with Deadline, Warner Bros Domestic Distribution President Dan … [Read more...]

9 Mins Of “Star Trek” Sequel With “Hobbit”

Late last year we saw the opening sequence of Warners' "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere in front of Paramount's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." Now the studios are swapping places with Paramount Pictures announcing that they will premiere the opening nine minutes from J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek Into Darkness" on 500 IMAX 3D screens in front … [Read more...]

Massive “Hobbit” BTS Photo Gallery

Comic Book Movie has created a highly impressive and extremely extensive gallery compiling over 150 behind-the-scenes images from Peter Jackson's upcoming "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Be sure to check their site for a few more shots which didn't make the gallery below Dark Horizons - News … [Read more...]