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Hobbit fans descend on NZ
Hobbit fans descend on NZ

Hobbit fans and media have descended on New Zealand for an exclusive Hobbit tour and screening of the final film in the…

Hobbit snub raises ruckus
Hobbit snub raises ruckus

The NZ actors who starred as dwarves in the Hobbit trilogy have been snubbed by film bosses who won't take them to the movie's…

Air NZ's one video to rule them all
Air NZ's one video to rule them all

Like the coveted ring featured in the films, a Hobbit-inspired in-flight safety video has proven it is the one video to…

Final journey to Middle-earth
Final journey to Middle-earth

Peter Jackson is venturing into Middle-earth one last time with the third instalment of The Hobbit franchise - and he's…

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Breaking down that new Hobbit trailer

Breaking down that new Hobbit trailer

The teaser for The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies promises every dramatic special effect director Peter Jackson and Weta Workshop can pull out of their magical hats.

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 The Independent , the actor who stars in the new Planet of the Apes movie , reflected on the Tolkien…

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 a big economic impact. The report by PWC on employment and economic impacts of creative industries…

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…

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