Posts Tagged ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed. Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture). Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.
The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:
Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview, here is a look at what’s opening this weekend. Check out our Fall & Holiday Movie Guide for the rest of the year’s releases.
Are the books really that great? Was Tolkien a good writer? Why did this book become a 9-hour epic movie experience? These questions and more will be answered in theaters around the globe this weekend as potentially the biggest opening in December history arrives. The critics are divided it seems, the 48-frames experiment might be no hit wonder after all – surprised? As I write this, the movie holds a 65% approval on RT. Check out the LOTR trilogy for a comparison of sorts. I was never excited for this journey; let me know how it goes though.
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You can now listen to all of Howard Shore’s score for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you head over to Empire’s website there is a player that unfortunately, because of copyright concerns doesn’t allow you to skip from track to track, but you can listen to the full thing.
The soundtrack, which will be available in regular and special editions, will be released on December 11th. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th.
Here is a new TV spot for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that has Bilbo (Martin Freeman) getting into trouble. We get a good look at the trolls too! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey also stars Ian McKelln, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and Cate Blanchett.
The epic journey opens December 14. Here’s the synopsis for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for those who still don’t know…
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
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- Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank join The Homesman written and directed by Tommy Lee Jones. [thewrap]
- A new dwarf poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. [image]
- First Poster for DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods. [image]
- Skyfall TV Spot “Fear”. [YouTube]
- Les Misérables TV Spot “Dream”. [YouTube]
- James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing has a clip and two posters. [comingsoon]
- Unseen trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man featuring webshooters. [slashfilm]
- First look at The Dark Knight Rises box sets. [comicbookmovie]
Here is a new trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that does a good job at setting up the actual plot of the first entry into the trilogy. It’s all about dwarfs reclaiming what’s rightfully theirs, that being their homeland.
The film as know by now stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow, Graham McTavish, Dean Ogorman, Peter Hambleton, Aidan Turner, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Adam Brown, Ken Stott, William Kircher, Andy Serkis, and Richard Armitage.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th, watch the trailer below:
The 2012 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Join in on the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.
Note: Dates are subject to change – CoF will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.
The Master – September 14
Synopsis: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Analysis: Paul Thomas Anderson is one of our best directors; his resume includes Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and one of my favorite movies of all time, There Will Be Blood. The Master is sure to be a controversial film and talk of the awards season. Read – FOCUS: Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER.