Martin Freeman

‘SNL’ Scorecard: Martin Freeman is So Good He Could Be in the Cast

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by Mike Ryan 4 days ago
NBC
It’s always an interesting thing when actors host ‘SNL.’ You know, actors in the sense that there’s just no way to know if his or her talent will translate to ‘SNL.’ They are true wild cards. Two years ago, Christoph Waltz hosted ‘SNL’ and it was one of the best shows of that season. Who knew? And now here comes Martin Freeman as yet another true wild card. No one knew what to expect—and, as it turns out, Freeman is so quirky as a host, sometimes he just felt like a member of the cast. These are the best kind of hosts. This might not have had an Internet friendly signature moment, but, top to bottom, this is one of the best ‘SNL’’s in the last five years. (Put it this way, there was only one sketch in the “bad” category and it’s the first time in the five years of ‘SNL’ Scorecard that there hasn’t been an “Ugly.” There just wasn’t one this show.) Here is your Scorecard...

‘SNL’ Unites Guest Host Martin Freeman With “Maggie Smith” and “Alan Rickman”

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by Jacob Hall 4 days ago
Although he’s already given the world plenty of reasons to love him with ‘The Office,’ ‘Sherlock,’ ‘Fargo’ and the ‘Hobbit’ movies, Martin Freeman won our hearts anew by hosting ‘SNL,’ where he led one of the best episodes in ages. The show got off to a strong start with the opening monologue, which saw Freeman reunited with some of his fellow British thespians: Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith.

‘SNL’ and Martin Freeman Send ‘The Office’ to Middle-Earth

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by Jacob Hall 4 days ago
Since few guest hosts do ‘SNL’ unless they have something new and/or exciting to promote, it was inevitable that the show would do something tied into ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ when Martin Freeman joined the cast for a week. However, the end result was unexpected, endearing, and probably only meant to be fully appreciated by a small portion of the viewing audience: they sent ‘The Office’ to Middle-Earth.

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

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by Matt Singer 7 days ago
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.

‘SNL’ Preview: Martin Freeman and Kate McKinnon Ring in ‘The Hobbit’'s End

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 10, 2014 @ 1:55 PM
NBC
This past weekend's latest 'SNL' with three-time host James Franco didn't quite bring anything new to the table, but will the series have better luck with fresh blood from Martin Freeman? The first promos for the 'Sherlock' star's guest turn have arrived, and don't worry, there's plenty of 'Hobbit' references and British-isms for everyone.

‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Special Sneak Peek: The Glory of Watson’s Mustache Returns

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 25, 2014 @ 2:13 PM
BBC
Ever-increasing as demand for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman becomes, ‘Sherlock’ fans well-know that the gap between series can be murder. And though we’ll have Sherlock and Watson returning for a BBC special one-off sometime in 2015 before production begins on season, our first look at the Baker Street boys back in action has already arrived in a gloriously mustachioed photo!

‘SNL’ Sets James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams as December Hosts

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 20, 2014 @ 12:03 PM
Dimitrios Kambouris / Mark Davis / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
‘SNL’ scored a major win this past weekend with ‘The Hunger Games’ star Woody Harrelson’s return hosting gig, and we’re keeping positive for Cameron Diaz this coming Saturday, but what of the final 2014 slots? Get ready for ‘SNL’ December, with James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams all taking turns as host! Also, Nicki Minaj and One Direction. If that’s your thing.

'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...