Shed a Tear While You Listen to Billy Boyd Sing “The Last Goodbye” For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies’

- 11-21-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Seems the more and more people hear/talk about Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, the more fans grumble and shake fists about the shit that should not be.

Yes, turning the book into 3 movies was likely 2 movies too much. Yes, there are characters, love triangles and scenes that are based on supplemental material, if at all. Yes, the movies are laden with an overuse of CGI. Yes, the movies do everything they can do remind you they’re connected to The Lord of The Rings. Yes, the heroes of the movies seem to repeatedly fall from ridiculous heights and walk away unscathed (a personal gripe of mine). However, despite its flaws, it has been quite the adventure. Through LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring and now The Hobbit: Battle of the 5 Armies, Peter Jackson has taken us there and back again. And, unless Peter Jackson decides to adapt The Silmarillion (I can hear the resounding “NO” stemming through the screen), this movie marks our last trek into the (cinematic) world of Middle-Earth. (more…)

Official ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer Hits The Internet

- 11-06-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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You may have missed the leaked trailer for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earlier today. If you did, don’t worry, the quality was crappy and it got taken down pretty fast. Jackson used his Facebook page to release the official trailer just minutes ago. Take a look, it might be the last Tolkien project from Jackson ever.. or at least for a while. (more…)

Leaked: Final Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

- 11-06-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Why wait or the official release of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer later today when you can watch the leaked version now? Better check it out quick though, those hobbit lawyers will mercilessly crush this leak under their knobby, hairy toes. (more…)

‘Hobbit’ News: Jackson Talks Length and Logistics of ‘Five Armies’ Battle

- 10-27-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If it’s a Hobbit movie, and there’s “Battle” in the title, you better believe that it’s going to be an eeeeeeeeeeepic battle. In both scale and duration. In an new look inside the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson laid out just how big a battle with five armies can look like and some of the logistic challenges he faced creating, what looks to be, the most epic battle yet ever to take place on screen in Middle Earth. Of course, interest in The Hobbit isn’t as strong as it was before the trilogy began in 2012, but maybe with this we’re all interesting in going back to Middle Earth one last time… (more…)

Was Warner Bros. High When They Greenlit The Budget For ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy??

- 10-22-14Books, Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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It cost over 3 times as much to make ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy than it did ‘Lord Of The Rings.’ I know they’ve got awesome weed in that fantasy universe, but who knew it would be so goddamned expensive?? When news got out that crazy man Guillermo del Toro signed to direct ‘The Hobbit,’ fans were mildly okay with it but wanted Peter Jackson instead. The studio wanted him too. But Jackson was busy, and compromises were made. Hands were shook, del Toro quietly exited, and boom – the king returned. Well, they must’ve wanted him something powerful because the budget Jackson ended up with could rebuild Metropolis after ‘Man Of Steel’ left it crumbled. Wait, I’m mixing genres here. That Shire mary jane must be getting to me. Let’s all get stoned just from talking about how much freakin’ money went into this wholly average production. (more…)

“Will You Follow Me One Last Time?” – New Trailer for Final ‘Hobbit’

- 07-28-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So if you were at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ve probably already seen this, but for the rest of us the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now online. As director Peter Jackson promised on the weekend, this one looks to be much darker than the previous installments of the The Hobbit, that and there’s a ton of action coming in the film because if there’s five armies in the title then it better be one good, big fight. (more…)

Celebrities Who Walked The San Diego Comic Con 2014 Floor Incognito

- 07-27-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Celebrities don’t always walk the San Diego Comic Con convention floor (for obvious reasons), but when they do, they do so incognito. Trotting around the exhibit floor in disguise, passing unsuspicious fans, some of which even ask to take a photo and being none the wiser. Can you imagine taking some goofy thumbs-up photo with what you thought was a fan like you in cosplay, only to find out later you stood mere inches from greatness. Missing the chance to engage and inquire with a celebrity whose work you’ve loved and been inspired by? Blasted! Either way you’re certainly left with a story to tell.

For SDCC 2014, we reveal Comic Con’s biggest celebrities who dared to dance amongst fans cunningly disguised by a mask. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Gets A Fiery Comic-Con Poster

- 07-23-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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With just a few hours before San Diego Comic-Con officially starts, the goods are starting to pour in. Expect the posters, pics and news onslaught to begin in…oh, just about now.

The first juicy poster we’ve gotten from SDCC is from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesThe conclusion of the Hobbit trilogy, the film brings it all together and, according to this SDCC exclusive poster, is the “defining” chapter in the series. Saving the best for last, Mr. Jackson?

Take a look at the epic poster in all its fire-breathing glory. (more…)

Warner Bros. Releases ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Official Synopsis

- 07-15-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The last in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to hit theaters screens later this year on December 17th. There hasn’t been a lot of production stills, clips, or even a teaser trailer yet, but Warner Brothers has recently released the official synopsis for the movie. (more…)

Peter Jackson Teases the Teaser for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

- 07-05-14Film Posted by Shawn Schillberg

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When you’re making the last film in a series based on some of the most beloved fantasy novels of all time, it’s only natural that your fans wait with baited breath for any glimpse of the final product. Often this glimpse takes the form of a proper trailer that we can then watch on a loop or even examine frame by frame as we wait for the film’s release.

Sometimes the full trailer isn’t ready yet, or a studio just wants to stoke the fires of anticipation with a teaser.

And sometimes, as in the case with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the director will actually hype the release of both the film’s teaser and trailer. (more…)