It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: lots and lots of Best and Worst lists! True, but it also means that awards season is just around the corner. Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, AKA: the people who give out the Oscars, announced their short list of 10 potential nominees for the Best Visual Effects category, and you’ll notice a definite nerdy trend amongst the ten films that will be vying for that golden trophy early next year. (more…)
With the anticipated release of the second Hobbit movie The Desolation of Smaug hitting next week, Peter Jackson presents his 13 video production diary.
Bored actors playing Ping Pong, Stephen Fry behaving like Stephen Fry, sound engineers caring less about deadline and Peter Jackson’s astonishing refusal to wear socks… watch the magic of movie making unfold!
Are you peeing in your chair with anticipation at the coming of the second Hobbit flick? Is nine days a little too long for you to wait to indulge your need for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Well folks, have we got a treat for you then! Scroll your computer-browser-window-thingy down just a wee bit and prepare yourselves for a bombardment of clips from Peter Jackson’s upcoming flick. And make sure to get a towel for your seat. (more…)
Air New Zealand is sporting the first full body look at the great beast Smaug from Peter Jackson‘s latest Tolkien film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Boeing 737 will fly from Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles for the movie’s premiere on Tuesday. Check out the closer look and unveiling video below. (more…)
Does LEGO make actual building blocks anymore? Just curious because they only seem to do sets based on movies and video games based on sets based on movies now. But I digress. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that they’re teaming up with TT Games and The LEGO Group to produce LEGO The Hobbit, a new game to be released sometime in 2014, presumably in time for the final part of The Hobbit trilogy, There and Back Again. Will you be able to play it? Well, as long as you have one of the following platforms – Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation, Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, as well as Windows PC and Mac – then you should be good to go. (more…)
With the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug drawing nigh, Air New Zealand is capitalizing on NZ native Peter Jackson‘s continued use of the island nation as the real-life substitute for Tolkien‘s Middle Earth once again.
A new featurette (a Denny’s exclusive) for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has hit, which puts attention on a fan-favorite character who’s been largely absent from the movie’s marketing thus far, Beorn the skin-changer. There’s no footage of the character himself, but we do hear from actor Mikael Persbrandt and the rest of the cast on what it was like shooting on the giant set.
One of the many things I love about director Peter Jackson is his willing us to bring us behind the scenes of his films. Offering video diaries, documentaries, featurettes, interviews… etc. He offers up every facet of the filmmaking process. As a viewer, I respect the final product more when I realize the amount of work that went into it. Ultimately, it’s amazing watching a concept evolve into reality; seeing nothing turn into something.
Hot on the heels of the seven new character posters, during the Fan Event today a new darker trailer was released for Peter Jackson‘s second film in the Hobbit series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. What dark new secrets were revealed? (more…)
I never understood the thought process of releasing “character” posters for a film after trailers and teasers have been released. Seems to me, it should be in reverse order. Posters have been and should always be the promotional tools teasing what’s to come. Releasing posters post footage seems rather moot. Don’t get me wrong, posters can be nifty looking pieces of art, but it’s like, why do I wanna stare at a static image when I could just replay the trailer a dozen times? Anyway, The official Facebook page for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has revealed seven new character posters which you can view below: