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Dawn of the Apes: new trailer now available (VIDEO)

A new trailer for director Matt Reeves's upcoming movie — "Dawn of the Apes" — has today been released by 20th Century Fox.

'The Other Woman' seeks laughs; next 'Hobbit' gets a title

A weekend that may prove to be a calm before the storm has arrived. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" spins its web next weekend in North America, so now it is for the current three-time champ to ride it out or lose the title, finally.

'The Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug' melts 'Frozen'

It was expected to win and it did. "The Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug" won easily as it took down "Frozen" from the top of the box office.

'Hobbit' discoverer Professor Morwood dies

Noted Australian archeologist, Professor Mike Morwood, died at the age of 62. Celebrated for his research into Aboriginal rock art, he was famously credited with the discovery of a pre-human species on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.

New Hobbit trailer released (update)

A trailer for Peter Jackson's latest Hobbit movie, the second in the trilogy, has been released. The movie is titled 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'.

Slasher horror knocks Hobbit off top of US box-office ratings

The three-week reign of the little people of Middle-earth at the top of the US box-office ratings has ended – and in comes some classic horror.

'The Hobbit' is out of reach; why would CIA speak up over 'ZD30'?

Nothing was going to reach "The Hobbit" as that film was very strong in its second weekend out and keeps moving the box office in the right direction.

Tolkien estate suing Warner Bros over online gaming

Los Angeles - Publisher HarperCollins, together with the Estate of Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien have launched a law suit against Warner Bros. for unauthorized merchandising of the Tolkien books in an online game.

The Hobbit: At least 27 animal stars die on unsafe farm

Wellington - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is due to premiere in Wellington, New Zealand on November 28. However, in the meantime a scandal has arisen over the treatment of animals used in the film.

Elijah Wood chats about his roles in 'Wilfred' and 'The Hobbit' Special

In the second season of 'Wilfred,' Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, an introvert who talks to a man in a dog suit. But 'Wilfred' is not Wood's only return to a former role -- he is once again playing Frodo in 'The Hobbit,' the prequel to 'Lord Of The Rings.'

Billy Connolly to play key dwarf role in The Hobbit movie

Los Angeles - Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly has been cast to play a dwarf in Peter Jackson’s two Hobbit movies, which are currently being filmed in New Zealand.

Op-Ed: The 10 most anticipated movies of 2012

Find out what films will be the talk of Tinseltown in 2012. From blockbusters such as The Hobbit and The Dark Knight to powerful biopics such as The Iron Lady, 2012 is shaping up to be a memorable year for film fans.

Martin Freeman to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

The first names in the cast of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' have been announced. Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit whose adventures and discovery of the One Ring led to "The Lord of the Rings." He replaces Sir Ian Holm.

'The Hobbit' set to become most expensive film ever made

The film based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is all set to become the most expensive film ever made. Sir Peter Jackson’s cinematic rendition, the two-part precursor to The Lord of the Rings biopic trilogy, will cost $500 million.

Peter Jackson might direct 'The Hobbit'

'Pan's Labyrinth' mastermind Guillermo del Toro was set to direct the adaptation of The Hobbit until last month when he stepped down due to unknown reasons. Now, original Lord of the Rings movie director Peter Jackson might take the helm instead.

Director Guillermo del Toro leaves The Hobbit

Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro will no longer direct the much anticipated - and much delayed - two movies based on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Shakespearian star McKellen in low-budget zombie movie

Sir Ian McKellen, knight of both the stage and the silver screen, venerated deliverer of immortal lines from the Bard himself, is to take a role in a low-budget zombie movie.

Ian McKellen reveals 'The Hobbit' will start shooting in July

It has been revealed on Sir Ian McKellen's website that "The Hobbit" will begin shooting in July with many A-list celebrities starring in the first film.

Jackson, New Line, MGM Set To Make "The Hobbit"

The Lord of the Rings was probably the most successful trilogy ever made. And then legal issues popped up between director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema. Now that those issues are settled, what is next?

Hobbits not just in fiction

Turns out Tolkin might have been more right than he knew

"Hobbit" Was Own Species, Not Diseased Human, Brain Study Says

Tiny, hobbit-like human was a member of its own unique species and was not a diseased human, according to a new study of the skull.
 

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