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There and Back Again: Revisiting the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy in 2014

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by Jacob Hall 2 days ago
New Line
There seem to be two paths for monumentally popular pieces of art and entertainment once the initial excitement around them begins to wear off. Either they become a cultural touchstone, and become a part of the fabric of everyday communication, or they become a footnote, a piece of trivia relevant only as nostalgia and an occasional answer at bar trivia. I revisit Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy every few years, because I desperately want it to be the former and not the latter.

‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ Review: Give Me Back My Precious (Time)

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by Matt Singer December 11, 2014 @ 9:32 AM
Warner Bros.
Having gone on an unexpected journey and endured the desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson’s bloated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ finally comes to ‘The Battle of the Five Armies,’ which is less of a climax to this trilogy than a distended epilogue. After spending two movies and 330 minutes building up the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) as the ultimate antagonist, he’s eliminated from the story completely in the first ten minutes. He’s literally gone before the title appears onscreen.

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Final Trailer: The Middle-Earth Saga Goes Out With a War

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by Jacob Hall November 6, 2014 @ 12:48 PM
The final 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer has arrived and, well, it looks like another 'Hobbit' movie. If your faith in director Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-Earth remains unshaken, prepare to get excited. If the previous two films have muted your excitement for the series, prepare to see...more of the same.

Epic 'The Hobbit 3' Poster Chronicles the Trilogy's Final Blowout

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by Nick Romano September 15, 2014 @ 12:54 PM
Warner Bros.
The new 'Hobbit 3' banner is basically a "Top 10"-y list of things to look forward to in the film. Taking the same storyboard format as previous key art for the earlier installments, this latest poster chronicles some of the epic moments to come, including a fiery showdown with the dragon Smaug and one blood-spattered battle.

'The Hobbit 3' Trailer: 'The Battle of the Five Armies' Begins!

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by Jacob Hall July 28, 2014 @ 1:55 PM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/ZSzeFFsKEt4
With the arrival of the 'Hobbit 3' trailer, it's finally starting to sink in that our time in Middle Earth is coming to an epic finish. What began with 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' 13 years ago will...

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Reveals First Look

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by Britt Hayes July 21, 2014 @ 6:09 PM
Warner Bros.
We've had an 'Unexpected Journey' and seen the 'Desolation of Smaug,' and now this year Peter Jackson brings us the conclusion of the trilogy with 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' With six months still left ahead before we catch up with Bilbo and friends, it's about time we get our first look at the final chapter in their story.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Deluxe Blu-ray Edition Comes With Magneto's Helmet

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by Nick Romano May 27, 2014 @ 8:43 AM
20th Century Fox
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' claimed the box office after one weekend in theaters with a cast that includes more mutants than you can throw a Sentinel at, and it's one of the best 'X-Men' films to date. Because we know you're wondering when you can bring this puppy home, we've got the first look at the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Deluxe Blu-ray Edition!

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Review: A Time Travel Movie That Somehow Makes Sense

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by Mike Ryan May 20, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
20th Century Fox
Even though the story behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ has been around for 33 years now, the idea of a superhero movie meshed with a movie about time travel seems, let’s say … daunting. Especially for a superhero franchise like X-Men, which is known for having a lot of superheroes.
It’s just that it’s hard enough to make a big-budget superhero movie make sense (as the so very recent ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ taught us) -- and adding the cinematic equivalent of pai gow (at least, nothing confuses me more than pai gow) to this whole equation seemed like kind of a bad idea. I mean, how many time travel movies make sense in the first place, beyond the ‘Back to the Futures’ and the ‘Loopers’ and the ‘Primers’ of the word? And none of those movies have dozens and dozens of mutants to keep track of their whereabouts.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' -- Everything You Need to Know in 60 Seconds!

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 15, 2014 @ 3:31 PM
http://youtu.be/1FT7qv_Zt3s
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has a lot of moving parts -- it's based on a comic book, it combines both casts of the original 'X-Men' movie trilogy and that of 'First Class,' and there's some pretty unique time traveling going on -- so it's understandable if those unfamiliar with the franchise or the story get a bit lost. That's where we come in! We give you everything you need to know about 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in just 60 seconds.

Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer: It's Gonna Take All These Mutants to End This War

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by Damon Houx April 15, 2014 @ 10:00 PM
20th Century Fox
http://youtu.be/gsjtg7m1MMM
With the release of the final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer, the battle to be named 2014's biggest superhero movie continues. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' which is breaking all the April box office, already got the jump, but can the latest X-Men film turn the tides?