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‘Smaug’ Brings in Box Office Gold Worldwide

Director Peter Jackson led the global box office this weekend with the second part of his popular Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug. The film, which features over 2,000 vfx shots ... Continue Reading →
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Jackson Says He’ll Direct Tintin Sequel after ‘The Hobbit’

After shooting the third chapter of The Hobbit trilogy, which will be released in December of 2014, Peter Jackson will put his creative energies into another three-part movie—The ... Continue Reading →
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PGA to Honor Jackson, Letteri and Weta Digital

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), vfx legend Joe Letteri (The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Star Wars) and Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) will receive the ... Continue Reading →
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Kids BAFTA Nominees Announced

The British Academy Children’s Awards, from the U.K.’s BAFTA organization, has announced the nominees for this year’s celebration, taking place November 24. While ... Continue Reading →
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Hollywood Post Alliance Award Noms Are Announced

Nominations were announced yesterday for this year’s Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards. Summer blockbusters Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim and Iron Man 3 lead the 2012 ... Continue Reading →
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RealD Showcases New Screen Tech at CinemaCon

RealD is showing off the next wave in theatrical screen technology at the CinemaCon event in Vegas this week, revealing what gave extra oomph to the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →
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Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Draw Auds to Theaters

No animated movies made the U.S. top 10 this weekend, but several of 2012’s popular toons are still continuing to deliver strong numbers both stateside and overseas. Peter Jackson’s ... Continue Reading →
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10 Things We Loved about This Past Year

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