Posts Tagged ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

2013 Oscar Nominations Announced; Ben Affleck Snubbed for Best Director

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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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:

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The CoF Weekend Preview: The Hobbit at 48-Frames Per Second in 3D? Meh

Friday, December 14th, 2012

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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.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - RT (65%) – Trailer

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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Listen: Full Soundtrack for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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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.

New TV Spot For THE HOBBIT

Monday, October 29th, 2012

hobbitHere 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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TODAY’S LINKS: The Hobbit, Skyfall, Dark Knight Trilogy Set, Les Misérables and More

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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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]

New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

 

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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:

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The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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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.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBERNOVEMBER & DECEMBER


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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.

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THE HOBBIT Trilogy Concludes July 18th, 2014, New Title For Sequel

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

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The third installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy will open on July 18th, 2014 with The Hobbit: There and Back Again.  I was confused too, so here’s this:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – December 14th, 2012.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – December 13th, 2013.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again – July 18th, 2014.

I have a copy of this book on my shelf, I’m looking at it right now, it’s only 300 pages.  I’m just saying.

FYI: At least we get three soundtracks from Howard Shore.

The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

fall movie guide

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.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBERNOVEMBER & DECEMBER


wreck-itWreck-It RalphNovember 2
Synopsis: The bad-guy character in a classic game who longs to be a hero brings trouble to his entire arcade after sneaking into a new first-person shooter game and unleashing a deadly enemy.
Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah SilvermanAnalysis: Why hasn’t this idea been done already? It has so much potential with the inside jokes and nostalgia that we all want to see, or it won’t not do it enough so it needs a sequel. Let’s just hope they reference Iron Tank, best game ever.
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This Trailer for THE HOBBIT has Some New Footage, Will Likely Be Split Into 3 Parts Soon

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journeyI kid The Hobbit, bring on the trilogy.  Here’s a new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with minor changes from the first trailer we showed you.  Martin Freeman is going to be awesome as Bilbo, I’m pretty excited for that.

The film also stars Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, and Stephen Fry.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14, 2012.  Watch the new trailer below along with the official synopsis.

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