iOS app Android app

Peter Jackson

Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackson has done something that will likely never be done again: It's not just that he got these movies made the way he wanted -- but that the way he did it was of such consistently high quality.

Zaki's Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

All my previous qualms about the girth (and necessity) of individual installments notwithstanding, there's no denying that the totality of this saga represents a singular achievement in cinematic history.

Leigh Blickley

All The Similarities Between 'The Lord Of The Rings' And 'The Hobbit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

"The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies are, of course, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy books. But the movies definitely feature ...

Hollywood Creatives and Theme Park Fans Appreciate the Universal Difference

Jim Hill | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So maybe it's not just Hollywood creatives who are newly aware of what Universal Parks & Resorts can do. But a whole new generation of theme park fans who have finally learned to appreciate the Universal difference.

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Act Like A Dragon

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment

How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course. In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbi...

Food Tank's Fall Reading List: 20 Great Books About Food

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Danielle Nierenberg

From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers.

Daniel Radcliffe Disguised Himself As Spider-Man During Comic-Con

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment

Daniel Radcliffe just Peter Parker'ed himself. Apparently, the actor dressed himself in a Spider-Man getup -- complete with face mask -- and walke...

Watch The First Trailer For The Final 'Hobbit' Movie

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated a large portion of Warner Bros.' Saturday afternoon Comic-Con panel, but for those who weren't l...

Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Week in Film: Maleficent, Million Ways to Die and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm not going to apologize for laughing my ass off at Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West.

'Lord Of The Rings' Star Dings Peter Jackson

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment

Viggo Mortensen was a last-minute addition to the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, replacing Stuart Townsend in the role of Aragorn just days before sho...

Big Change For Final 'Hobbit' Film

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment

"The Hobbit: There And Back Again" is no longer coming out on Dec. 17. Instead, Peter Jackson announced on Thursday that the final installment in his ...

Peter Jackson's Private Plane Aids Malaysian Airlines Jet Search

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

Director Peter Jackson’s private jet is helping government agencies search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. A spokesperson confirmed t...

Here's Benedict Cumberbatch Playing Smaug On All Fours

Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment

If you want to see Benedict Cumberbatch crawl around on the floor while acting like a dragon, look no further. Peter Jackson's visual effects company,...

The Unexpected Desolation of Peter Jackson's Hobbit Movies

Paul Katz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

The part of the story I most wanted to see handled by Peter Jackson and team now exists. For my taste, they didn't get it right.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The appeal of the Grand Adventure is clear and incontestable: the epic scale; the sense of mystery and adventure; the thrill of discovering what challenge, adversary, or ally awaits around the next bend. Thing is, the whole point of the exercise is to reach an ultimate goal.

The Top 5 Most Preposterous Scenes in The Desolation of Smaug

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

The Desolation of Smaug is filled with significantly more visual hyperbole than its predecessor, indeed some moments so preposterous in their construction and so outrageous in their deviation from Tolkien's text that they resoundingly deserve a listicle of the sort provided here.

'Hobbit' Director Peter Jackson On The Movie's Controversial Frame Rate

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Has Peter Jackson reflected on the massive chunk of his life that he's devoted to Hobbits? "You're not going to make me are you?" h...

Key 'Hobbit' Character Revealed On Side Of Plane

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's national airline unveiled a giant image Monday of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the ...

Hollywood Must Protect Animals

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

The Hollywood Reporter's scathing investigation of the American Humane Association this week supports what PETA US has been reporting for years: AHA monitoring is inadequate, and as a result, animals used in film and television are sometimes put in dangerous situations and injured or killed.

Surprise Connections Between 'The Hobbit' & 'Lord Of The Rings'

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

That there are references to Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" franchise embedded within the director's new "Hobbit" series of films is far from sur...

New 'Hobbit' Trailer Will Make You Want To Fight A Dragon

Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

The latest trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" ends with Benedict Cumberbatch, as the voice of evil dragon of the title,...

Jake Gyllenhaal Bombed His Audition For 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

From the annals of Hollywood near-misses, here's Jake Gyllenhaal telling The Hollywood Reporter about his failed audition to play Frodo in Peter Jacks...

'Hobbit' Director Says No More Blockbusters

Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

Given the look of his résumé over the past decade, it seems Peter Jackson would want to capitalize on the big-budget behemoths that have made him a ...

Large Appliance Attacks on Directors: Michael Bay Just the Latest

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

Though rare, the incident is far from the only case of large appliances being used to attack film directors.