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8 Huge Changes Made To 'The Hobbit' Movies

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Home

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit ... Now, more than 70 years after Tolkien first published those words, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Bag...

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

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.15.2015 | 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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

'Mean Elves' Is The Animated Mashup Of 'The Hobbit' And 'Mean Girls' You Never Saw Coming

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

If you absolutely loved "The Hobbit" and also "Mean Girls," well, then you have very wide-ranging and eclectic tastes in movie genres. More specifi...

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...

'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 ...

Bidding Middle-Earth Farewell

Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment

Middle-earth is bidding farewell to its residents, with Orlando Bloom being the latest to go. As the final two entries in "The Hobbit" series complete...

Does This 'Hobbit' First Look Offer Major Surprise?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson is gearing up for the release of the next "Hobbit" film. The second film in the "Hobbit" series, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smau...

Bilbo the Billionaire: A Short History of J.R.R. Tolkien's Greed Wars

Scott Thill | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

From An Unexpected Journey's talented filmmakers and canny copyrights to the spiritually exhausted Tolkien estate, everyone's fighting for Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium as if their economies counted on it.

'Hobbit' Star Reveals One 'Unpleasant' Thing About Film

Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

By all outward appearances, making "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was a wonderful experience for the cast and crew involved (just watch any of th...

$1 Billion

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 03.03.2013 | Entertainment

Good news for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" just broke the $1 billion mark in global earnings at the box office. R...

In Defense of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Even Tolkien realized The Hobbit would, and should, be seen as a prelude to his larger work. The world of Lord of the Rings took precedence, and The Hobbit was adjusted to fit that world.

Calling All Hobbits of Color

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

It becomes utterly disturbing when racial equality isn't even allowed to enter our fantasy films, which represent the furthest reaches of our dreamiest dreams.

Hobbit Headquarters In Chicagoland

Brett Foster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Brett Foster

As excitement builds for the opening of Peter Jackson's new film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," it just may be that DuPage County, Ill., and the city of Wheaton in particular, will briefly become the center of the universe, or at least the sleepy capital of Middle Earth.

Celebrities Who Look LIke Hobbits

Posted 12.12.2012 | Celebrity

On a recent episode of "The Voice," Christina Milian asked Scottish rocker contestant Terry McDermott whether or not he was a hobbit. "Yeah, I'm buste...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Dan Persons | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Next week sees the last, major genre film debut of the year with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in glorious 3D and an innovative high frame-rate (HFR) projection system (advance word: bring Dramamine).

Peter Jackson Explains Controversial 'Hobbit' Decision

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

As a person in his 30s, I have never before been referred to as an "old fogey." Then again, I have also never before been in a give-and-take conversat...

WATCH: The Final 'Hobbit' Production Video

Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

The final production video for "The Hobbit" has been released. Titled "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Video #9," Peter Jackson debuted the clip...

'Hobbit' Director Defends Himself On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

After denying charges that neglect led to 27 animal deaths on the New Zealand set of "The Hobbit" trilogy, director Peter Jackson took to Facebook Tue...

Shocking Animal Deaths On 'Hobbit' Production

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment

By NICK PERRY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the produc...

Headed To 'The Hobbit'

Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment

It is perhaps one of the most unexpected of casting rumors: Stephen Colbert is reportedly making an appearance in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." In an...

WATCH: 4 Seconds Of New 'Hobbit' Footage

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

At first glance, this newly released "Hobbit" trailer might not look all that different from the first one. But upon a closer inspection, you might be...