Tourism wants more of GST windfall
Tourism wants more of GST windfall

New Zealand has reaped $14.5 billion from overseas visitors and a tourism group wants the government to reinvest more of…

The 10 'deadliest' films ever made revealed
The 10 'deadliest' films ever made revealed

A new study has found which films have the most on-screen casualties - and it's pretty grim.

How Hobbit star became Kirk Douglas
How Hobbit star became Kirk Douglas

Dean O'Gorman has gone from a dwarf in The Hobbit to playing Hollywood giant Kirk Douglas in Trumbo.

NZ taxpayer spending on the Hobbit 'extreme'
NZ taxpayer spending on the Hobbit 'extreme'

Green Party says the real winner of Government's decision to subsidise filming of Hobbit was US movie studio.

The Hobbit

Jackson's touching tribute

Jackson's touching tribute

Sir Peter Jackson has paid a touching personal tribute to Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who was behind the camera on eight of his films.

Hobbit, Weta Digital miss out at Oscars

Hobbit, Weta Digital miss out at Oscars

Peter Jackson is out of luck - the final Hobbit film has missed out at the Oscars. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies received one nomination at today's ceremony, for best sound editing, up against Birdman or (The…

Hobbit films put Tolkien fans off

Hobbit films put Tolkien fans off

Die-hard fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels have been turned off by Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, according to Kiwi researchers trawling through responses from viewers.

NZ screenwriter, Weta Digital up for Bafta awards

NZ screenwriter, Weta Digital up for Bafta awards

New Zealand writer Anthony McCarten is up for a British Academy Film Award (Bafta) for his screenplay for the acclaimed Stephen Hawking movie The Theory of Everything . Announced in London tonight NZ time, the nominations…

Hobbit still victorious in box office battle

Hobbit still victorious in box office battle

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is on track to be the second biggest film released in 2014. It is still at the top of the North American box office after three weekends, taking in US$21.9 million over the latest…

Hobbit takings defy forecasts

Hobbit takings defy forecasts

The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies has topped US$355 million at the international box office after a week on release and a US$90 million five-day Wednesday-to-Sunday opening weekend in North America. That has meant…

Middle-earth museum on the cards?

Middle-earth museum on the cards?

New Zealand already has Hobbiton but Gandalf actor Ian McKellen doesn't think it should end there.

LOTR mythology explained in one short video

LOTR mythology explained in one short video

Anyone who wants to see Peter Jackson’s final Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies but reckons they’ll give it a miss because it’s all just too confusing – think again.

Five Armies storms box office

Five Armies storms box office

The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $US117 million worldwide in its opening weekend, breaking local box office records across the world ahead of its opening in the United States. Sir Peter Jackson's final…

The Hobbit: Definitive review

The Hobbit: Definitive review

And so it ends, with a hiss and a roar. Actually, many hisses and many roars - those from that dragon from the previous instalment going down in flames at the beginning.

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