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19 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

New on DVD/VOD

IF old-school Hollywood marketing had been in place for this second instalment of The Hobbit, the tagline might have been: "Less singing.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' title may get a new name

According to Cinema Blend on Wednesday, Peter Jackson 's final film of his trilogy, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", could wind up getting a new title.

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ScreenCrave

Third 'The Hobbit' Film To Get Cooler Title, Maybe We'll Forget How Boring And Unnecessary It Is

Let's face it- Peter Jackson's multi-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit has been pretty mediocre and outright disappointing thus far.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Food Management

Food Meets Fiction: VA Tech Goes Hobbit Crazy

Was J.R.R. Tolkien a food fanatic? Instead of taking up the question in a literature class, students got to taste for themselves food inspired by the beloved literary character, Bilbo Baggins.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Cinema Blend News

This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Grudge Match And More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second of a planned trilogy of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit .

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The News-Messenger

Hollywoodtitles sufferfrom lack ofimagination

A worrisome trend in cinema punctuation once again rears its head this week on the home-video release calendar: the preponderance of the colon.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

MassLive.com

DVD reviews: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,' 'August: Osage County'

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Daily Kos

Books Go Boom! How 'Lord of the Rings' is Not a Very Good Book - and Yet, is a Great One

J.R.R. Tolkien invented Modern Epic Fantasy , and a thousand writers have followed in his massive footsteps.

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Rock Hill Herald

How biblically accurate is - Noah'?

Back in February, the Hollywood Reporter documented some of the controversy surrounding Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," which opened last week.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

New DVD releases April 8: 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,' 'Grudge Match'

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG In the second installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and company continue their adventure, finally coming face to face with the evil and dangerous dragon Smaug - brought to life with Benedict Cumberbatch's serpentine baritone and wonderfully accomplished ... (more)

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

Hwt! Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author's version of the epic story is to be published for the first time in an edition which his son Christopher Tolkien says sees his father "enter[ing] into the imagined past" of the heroes.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Tickets for Theatre Aspen School's the Hobbit Now On Sale

Theatre Aspen School presents the Spring Production of The Hobbit, a musical adventure adapted from the beloved book by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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Examiner.com

April 8, 2014 DVD, Blu-ray and 3D: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Director Peter Jackson and FXguide's Mike Seymour reveal how a pivotal seven-minute action sequence in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was created with a combined 98 hours of footage from aerial shots, green-screen sets, live-action shoots, and c... From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, the director of The Lord of the Rings ... (more)

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

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Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Be a Trilogy

Not content with getting just one new addition to the franchise, Warner Bros. has revealed that the planned Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released as a trilogy of "megamovies."

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Jackson's Hobbit journey almost over

After 13 years, multiple Oscars and billions in box office takings, the Kiwi filmmaker will screen an early cut of The Hobbit: There and Back Again to Warner Bros executives next week.

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The New Zealand Herald

Court rules there's only room for one Bilbo Baggins

Will the real Bilbo Baggins please stand up? Not a trick question but a pressing legal one after a defunct 1970s rock band named after the JRR Tolkien fantasy fiction character attempted to reform.

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The Post-Standard

'Harry Potter' spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' planned as movie trilogy

J.K. Rowling's announcement last September that she would be adapting the 54-page "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" book into a spinoff film series was huge news for Harry Potter fans around the world, and set off waves of speculation about what to expect in the new series.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: JRR Tolkien

It is pretty much indisputable that JRR Tolkien was an influential author. As his wiki notes , he was not the first fantasy writer but he is considered the "father" of modern fantasy: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE 3 January 1892 - 2 September 1973, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the ... (more)

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

TechEBlog

33 Images That Explain Where Tolkien Got the Inspiration for Lord of the Rings

In J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth high fantasy writings, Helm's Deep was a large valley in the north-western Ered Nimrais .

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NEWS.com.au

Jackson prepares to farewell Middle-earth

PETER Jackson is putting together an early cut of his final Hobbit film and one of its stars, Richard Armitage, says there is "a sense of nostalgia".

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