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Weekly Dose of Ridiculous: ‘Battle Royale,’ ‘Hobbit’ Trilogy, Scorsese and Siri, and Raggedy Ann

Battle Royale
Toei Company

While you were getting pumped about the Olympics (yeah, no one does this), we were reporting on the week's most ridiculous news. From a 'Battle Royale' TV series on -- wait for it -- the CW to Martin Scorsese trying to convince us he uses Siri, we've got a breakdown of the worst and most absurd news from this week, in case you weren't paying attention.

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‘The Hobbit’ Will Likely be a Trilogy

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Word out of Comic Con 2012 was that Peter Jackson is thinking about turning 'The Hobbit' - his two part prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings Trilogy' and adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic  - into a trilogy. This was not just idle talk as he and the studios are now in "deep negotiations."

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Comic-Con 2012: Is Peter Jackson Considering Turning ‘The Hobbit’ Into a Trilogy?

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Warner Bros.

After the Comic-Con 2012 panel for 'The Hobbit' Peter Jackson met with reporters and was asked about the rumors that they're working on some additional filming and if that might mean there could actually be three 'Hobbit' films. Here's what he had to say...

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‘The Hobbit’ Scrolling Banner Reveals 10 Scenes From the Movie

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After Warner Bros. released 10 snapshots from 'The Hobbit' movie and Peter Jackson unveiled the latest poster for Comic-Con 2012 on his Facebook page, fans of both the book and 'The Lord of the Rings' franchise have been waiting to get their hands on the next sneak peek. Well, it's finally here in the form of a lengthy scrolling image that reveals 10 scenes from the upcoming movie (the first two are shown above).

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Comic-Con 2012: Lego’s ‘Hobbit’ Mini-Figures Make the Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit
Warner Bros.

Peter Jackson returns to Comic-Con's Hall H this year with 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' part one of two films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien book of the same name, and prequel to Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.

Also making an appearance? These awesome new Lego mini-figures based on Jackson's films. Warning: Cuteness ahead might make you geek out.

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Peter Jackson Wraps Shooting On ‘The Hobbit,’ Heads For Comic-Con 2012

Peter Jackson/Facebook
Peter Jackson/Facebook

Peter Jackson has wrapped principal photography on ‘The Hobbit,’ notching 266 shooting days under his belt. He celebrated by posting the above shot to the movie’s Facebook page, along with a message for his fans.

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‘The Hobbit’ Images: 10 New Photos Tease Comic-Con 2012

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Ahead of ‘The Hobbit’s’ splashy panel at Comic-Con 2012, Warner Bros. shared 10 new images from the film for fans of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.

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Peter Jackson Gives Us A Detailed Look Inside The World Of ‘The Hobbit’

Peter Jackson
Warner Bros.

We're certainly not kidding when we say that this is an extensive look inside production of 'The Hobbit.' Why? Because the video is nearly fifteen minutes long. But if you're a 'Lord of the Rings' fan, a 'Hobbit' fan or just a fantasy fan in general, you'll want to see this in-depth how things work on set. It's not just Peter Jackson putting everything together on his own. It takes a marvelous and talented team in order to do so.

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Can ‘The Hobbit’ and 48fps Change the Way We Watch Movies?

The Hobbit
Warner Bros.

Today at CinemaCon, Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson premiered 10 minutes of footage from 'The Hobbit,' shown in the new 48 frames-per-second (fps) 3D method of filmmaking, a technique Jackson and friend James Cameron have championed as the next generation of moviegoing.

Today's reactions to the 48fps have been vocal and varied, from those focusing on the footage of 'The Hobbit' itself, to others complaining about the look of 48fps, which doubles the frame rate of the industry standard 24fps.

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Peter Jackson To Show Off 10 Minutes of ‘The Hobbit’ This Week

The Hobbit
Warner Bros.

Color many people green with envy. For the lucky group of people who are out in Las Vegas right now attending this year's CinemaCon (which is basically an industry equivalent of Comic-Con) 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' director Peter Jackson is treating the them to some special new footage. It shouldn't be hard to guess what he's going to be showing them.

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