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The Debacle That Is the Movie Version of The Hobbit

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

The more you love The Hobbit the more you'll hate this sorry commercialized excuse for an adaptation. Peter Jackson may look a bit like a Hobbit but don't let that fool you. He's Hollywood all the way.

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.

Zaki's Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is just as immersive and engaging as its predecessors (successors?), successfully transporting us back to that world as if no time has passed at all.

'West Of Memphis' Promises A Gritty Look At Justice

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson owns the box office right now with "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey," part one of his "Lord of the Rings" prelude. With the magnifice...

Nausea at 48 Frames per Second

David A. Schwartz | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology
David A. Schwartz

Film is a visual and aural medium, so it's only natural for filmmakers to strive to create a grand spectacle for the eyes and ears, but it takes a grand spectacle of emotion and story to create a true sense of wonder. That's where the magic of film lies.

Dislike Peter Jackson's The Hobbit? Then You Don't Know Tolkien

Seth Abramson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Books
Seth Abramson

As the years go on, critics will return to the first entry in The Hobbit trilogy with a more favorable tone than they have approached it with thus far, and will be embarrassed for having rated it barely above George Lucas' thoroughly execrable Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Visiting With the Amazing Peter Jackson: Creator of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Kay Koplovitz

It was mezmerizing to walk through the huge workshops where characters and props were being assembled and where those from the first two films of the trilogy were being stored. The tools and costumes of middle earth were coming alive right there!

The Hobbit: Peter Jackson's Phantom Menace?

Greg Wetherall | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

The Lord of the Rings trilogy. What is there to say about the behemoth of the modern cinematic age, with its awards, its ridiculously long running times and its enormous footprint in the sand of the modern movie epic?

Review: The Hobbit

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

At the conclusion of The Fellowship of the Ring, I was completely on board for the next two pictures, completely invested in the world that had unfolded over the previous 170 minutes. This time around? I'm not entirely sure whether I'll stick it out for the next two films.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dan Persons | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The journey will be long, the challenges daunting, the popcorn very likely stale. But that doesn't matter now -- the grand epic that is the three-part, film adaptation of The Hobbit is upon us with the release of the first installment: An Unexpected Journey.

Weekend Box Office: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Opens With an Expected (and Record) $84 million.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey basically opened like a Lord of the Rings film, give or take various variables. Its $84.7 million estimated debut clobbered the December record.

ReThink Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- More Frames, More of the Same

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After seeing An Unexpected Journey in the 48-frames-per-second format Jackson is convinced is the future of cinema, my enthusiasm for more Hobbit adventures is at an all-time low.

Revisiting the Crime Scene: West of Memphis and Paradise Lost Trilogy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit isn't the only film the director has opening. West of Memphis, the documentary he and partner Fran Walsh produced, revisits the murder of three 8-year-olds in 1993, and the three teens who went to jail for the crime.

The Hobbit Review: Hold on Tight!

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While initially I was not eager to see J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit, I am pleased to say that it drew me in, invited me to study its opening and then once the dwarves appeared, it swept me away.

Will 'The Hobbit' Make You Learn The Names Of 13 Dwarves?

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On December 14, Peter Jackson makes his fourth cinematic foray into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the firs...

Is There Really Enough Material in The Hobbit To Justify Spreading It Across Three Movies?

Quora | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Joshua Engel, Polymath There's more to The Hobbit than you might expect just from a pag...

Ian McKellen On Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

It's hard to remember a time when Ian McKellen wasn't a hero to nerd culture, owing to his unforgettable portrayals of Gandalf the Grey, in "The Lord ...

WATCH: 'Rejected Pitches' Takes On 'Lord Of The Rings'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy

The second season of "Rejected Pitches" debuts today with their imagined meeting between "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson and some tone deaf...

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).

The Magic of Filming The Hobbit in New Zealand (VIDEO)

Jo Brothers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jo Brothers

Watch this video of The Hobbit, from Air New Zealand, featuring the cast, Sir Peter Jackson and some of the most dramatic and remote film locations ever used in movie making.

Warner Bros. President Weighs In On 48 FPS Debate In 'The Hobbit'

Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

When "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" arrives in theaters on Dec. 14, many viewers won't actually see the film the way Peter Jackson intended. That...

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hobbit entranced me in a way that made me forget about the technology and just plug into the movie itself. By the end, I wasn't even resenting the clunky 3D glasses.

First Look At THIRD 'Hobbit' Movie

ew.com | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

When the second and third installments of the "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Desolation of Smaug" (out Dec. 13, 2013) and "There and Back Again" (out July 18,...

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...

Is 'The Hobbit' Just Too Long?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment

Judging part one of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" prelude "The Hobbit" is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet ...