The Hobbit

Comic-Con 2012: Full Schedule of Movie Panels

by Britt Hayes July 03, 2012 06:00 AM
We hope you've got your nerdy overnight bags packed and ready to go because Comic-Con 2012 is fast approaching. We've given you the full rundown on TV panels, but what about all those amazing movie panels? Read on for a full schedule of movie panels and what to expect from the big studios this year.

Comic-Con 2012 Saturday Schedule: 'Man of Steel,' 'Iron Man 3' and More

by Jacob Hall June 30, 2012 03:05 PM
Warner Bros.
The full schedule for Comic Con 2012 continues to trickle out and the day's events for Saturday, July 14th have been revealed.
And you thought Friday was busy! This must be one of the most intense and jam-packed days we've ever seen...and we're just looking at the movie and TV events! If you're attending this year and want to check out the film, television and comic panels, you better have priorities. This is an embarassment of geeky riches.

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

by Melissa Molina June 07, 2012 12:34 AM
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.

Sorry, Rihanna: 'Hobbit' Star Luke Evans Offered 'Fast Six' Villain Role

by Sean O'Connell May 02, 2012 07:31 AM
When stories broke that ‘Battleship’ hottie Rihanna was offered the villain role in the upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ sequel, it felt like a rumor … primarily because the source was Britain’s tabloid The Sun. Now the reputable Twitch says that ‘Immortals’ star Luke Evans actually is being offered the part, plugging into a role that was pitched to Jason Statham.

'The Hobbit' Could Be in 128 Channel Surround

by Damon Houx May 01, 2012 06:32 PM
Warner Brothers
Since the late 1990's, there haven't been that many improvements to theater surround sound. We got THX theaters, which were followed by Dolby Digital, DTS, and SDDS, but since that wave of new sound, we haven't heard as much about audio as we have about the wave of digital productions and projection. But now there's Dolby Atmos. And it offers 128 channels of sound that might be featured on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit.'

Peter Jackson Responds to Critics of 48fps 'Hobbit' Footage

by Jacob Hall April 28, 2012 02:07 PM
New Line
When ten minutes of 'The Hobbit' were screened at CinemaCon earlier this week, the overall critical response was, er...not good. The negativity was not directed at the content of the footage itself (which, most of the audience agreed, looked very much like part of the 'Lord of the Rings' universe), but at the presentation. 'The Hobbit' is the first major film to be shot in 48fps (as opposed to the standard 24fps) and many people just aren't having it. Naturally, director Peter Jackson wasn't going to remain silent in the face of this criticism.

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

by Britt Hayes April 24, 2012 03:04 PM
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.

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

by Melissa Molina April 23, 2012 02:25 PM
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.

'Hobbit' Stars Open Mouths and Wallets To Save Pub Named After Movie

by Don Kaye March 22, 2012 04:08 PM
A British pub named after 'The Hobbit' was threatened with legal action by the film's production company (who owns the copyright) and faced changing its name and removing all references to J.R.R. Tolkien's work from its walls. But if it's up to the stars of the the upcoming fourth 'Lord of the Rings' film, the pub will stay just as it is.