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Hobbit's assault on Comic-Con
Hobbit's assault on Comic-Con

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies launched a full-scale assault on Comic-Con. The cast and crew from the final…

Hobbit leads to smaller things
Hobbit leads to smaller things

A star of the Hobbit trilogy spent his days off from the biggest New Zealand productions to work on one of the smallest.

From Gollum to Star Wars
From Gollum to Star Wars

Andy Serkis has talked about saying farewell to Gollum and his role in the new Star Wars movie. In an interview with…

Creative sector big NZ economic star
Creative sector big NZ economic star

A new report shows that Peter Jackson isn't New Zealand's only star act. The rest of our creative sector is also making…

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Jackson renames final Hobbit movie

Jackson renames final Hobbit movie

The final instalment of The Hobbit movie trilogy has been renamed after director Sir Peter Jackson had a look at the final cut.

Smaug's hunt for Oscar gold

Smaug's hunt for Oscar gold

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has come away with three Academy Award nominations. While that number matches the number of nods the first Hobbit film An Unexpected Journey got in 2013, they aren't all in the same…

Hobbit joins US box office elite

Hobbit joins US box office elite

Undaunted hobbits have trumped princess power at the multiplex.

Evangeline Lilly: The power of elf belief

Evangeline Lilly: The power of elf belief

Purists of the J.R.R. Tolkien novels may baulk at the creation of Tauriel, one of the integral elf characters in the upcoming movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug . But Evangeline Lilly, 34, who plays the newly minted…

Hobbit films' creators in new lawsuit

Hobbit films' creators in new lawsuit

Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema is facing a new lawsuit from two men who say they're owed a share of the profits from the second and third 'Hobbit' films.

Peter Jackson stands by 48 frames-per-second

Peter Jackson stands by 48 frames-per-second

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?" he winces. "It's a long time. A long time." The 52-year-old Kiwi director still has another…

Hobbit review: The Desolation of Smaug

Hobbit review: The Desolation of Smaug

There aren't many films which introduce the title character, having a snooze, almost two hours into the movie. Is Smaug worth waiting for? Absolutely.

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Stars arrive for Hobbit premiere

Stars arrive for Hobbit premiere

Stars of the second Hobbit movie in the trilogy have started walking the red carpet for the film's New Zealand premiere in Wellington tonight.

Good early reviews for Hobbit

Good early reviews for Hobbit

International critics are praising Sir Peter Jackson's second instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, with the dragon Smaug called "stupendous" in the film's first reviews. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug premiered…

The Hobbit's clash of the kings

The Hobbit's clash of the kings

He's renowned as a meticulous method actor who painstakingly prepares by creating detailed biographies of the characters he plays. But no amount of homework or training could prepare Richard Armitage to play Thorin Oakenshield…

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