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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.

'The Hobbit' Trilogy Has Spent Twice As Much As 'LOTR' Triology

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Making "The Hobbit" movie trilogy has cost more than half a billion dollars so far, d...

New Trailer For Next 'Hobbit' Arrives

Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

The life of one burglar, a.k.a. Bilbo Baggins, takes center stage in the new full-length trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which feat...

Movie Review: Elysium

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Anyone who thought District 9 might be some sort of newcomer fluke needs only watch the first few minutes of Elysium to see that Neill Blomkamp is the real thing: a visionary filmmaker with a headful of dystopia and the story-telling ability to give it some punch.

THAT'S A WRAP

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment

SYDNEY — Peter Jackson has wrapped up filming "The Hobbit" trilogy and shared pictures of his last day on the set with his Facebook fans. The N...

Saying Goodbye To 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson will visit Middle-earth no more. We've seen Ian McKellen, Orlando Blood and Martin Freeman all make their exits from "The Hobbit," a...

Evangeline Lilly Dreamt About Being An Elf Before Joining "The Hobbit 2" (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

While we had Evangeline Lilly on the Nerd HQ stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to chat about her new children's book, "The Squickerwonkers," we also...

Evangeline Lilly Reads From Children's Book "The Squickerwonkers" At Comic-Con 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Evangeline Lilly may be best known for her roles in geek culture classics, "Lost" and "The Hobbit 2," but now she's tapping into the world of fantas...

His Last Day On 'The Hobbit'

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Martin Freeman is done playing Bilbo Baggins. Peter Jackson passed that word along via his Facebook page on Friday, noting that Freeman had played ...

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...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: New Pics from the Next Hobbit Film

Dan Persons | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets new elves and rampaging orcs... Steel yourself for more Man of Steel... Let's go looking for the Alien Uprising...

Watch The First Trailer For 'The Hobbit 2'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

The precious new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has debuted. One word to keep in mind: dragons. Warner Bros. released the "Hobbi...

When You Can See The Next 'Hobbit' Trailer

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second...