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Review: ‘Tolkien’ is the tale of where it all truly started Special

‘Tolkien’ is a charming look at the author’s formative years, when he encountered many of the people and places that would later influence his epic adventures.

Review: This week signals the start of holiday release season Special

This week’s releases include new gory, lenticular Blu-ray packaging for a popular series; the conclusion of a series and another that just seems to be getting started; and a box set that significantly extends your viewing experience beyond the Shire.

The Hobbit first edition sells for $210,000

London - A first edition of J.R.R. Tolkein's 'The Hibbit' has sold for $210,000 at auction. The book had an inscription by the author in the fictional language of Elvish.

Last 'Hobbit' wins again; critics honor 'Goodbye to Language'

It was a happy time for the holdovers at the box office and a pleasant start to the new year. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" took its third win in a row while "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" round out the top three, domestically.

Final 'Hobbit' takes over easily while Sony issues play out

With the win for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" it is more than just being on top. It is also about the Sony hack.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Martin Freeman on his journey to 'Fargo' Special

In the hit cable series — an original adaptation of the classic film — the star of 'The Hobbit' and 'Sherlock' portrays a Minnesotan who embraces his dark side. The actor talks about his decision to do 'Fargo,' playing Lester and filming in Calgary.

6.3-magnitude NZ quake crash lands Hobbit eagle sculpture on teen

Wellington - An eagle sculpture with a 45 ft wingspan was hanging from the ceiling in Wellington Airport to promote the popular Hobbit films. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today sent it sprawling from its perch down to the floor.

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic in the works

With mere weeks until 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is set to hit theatres, it is being reported that a biopic on the father of Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien, is currently being composed.

Life of J.R.R. Tolkien to get the film treatment

It's no real surprise these days when a book gets the movie treatment. What is rare, however, is when an author's life gets the same treatment. It seems J.R.R. Tolkien will be one of those lucky few.

Video: 'The Hobbit — Desolation of Smaug' sneak peak trailer

The latest trailer has been released for the upcoming movie "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" which hits theaters on December 13.

Op-Ed: 10 movies to see before 2013 ends

With less than three months to go before 2013 comes to an end, Hollywood has plenty of movies up its sleeve before 2014 rears its head. Here are a few suggestions of blockbusters and Oscar bait to see leading into the holidays.

Review: New on DVD for March 19 Special

This week’s releases include the early work of a four-time Academy Award winner; a CGI marvel; two French films that couldn’t be more dissimilar; and a procedural chronicling global search.

The Hobbit tops U.S. box office for a third week

The movie, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', has topped the North American box office for the third weekend in a row. This week it made almost $33 million.

It's 'The Hobbit Week' for Stephen Colbert next week

American TV host comedian Stephen Colbert will devote a full week on everything about 'The Hobbit' on his late night program "The Colbert Report".

As Hobbit-mania sweeps New Zealand, PETA protests animal cruelty

Wellington - Today's the day - the much-anticipated film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" premiered in New Zealand on Wednesday. While many are very excited, PETA is extremely upset.

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.

Op-Ed: The Top 5 movies I want to see in December 2012

Several must-see films are being released late November-early December. From Bilbo's adventure to Tarantino's slavery-era action flick,these are the top five movies I can't wait to watch on the big screen.

Giant Gollum sculpture installed at New Zealand Airport

Gollum, one half of the popular computer-generated Middle-Earthling duo from 'Lord of the Rings', has been immortalized in a larger-than-life sculpture that now hangs in New Zealand's Wellington International Airport.

Air New Zealand unveils new Tolkien-inspired safety video

Middle earth fans: Your favourite characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's novels are returning to the screens. At an in flight screen near you, that is. Director Peter Jackson has teamed up with Air New Zealand to produce a new in flight safety video.

Wellington, New Zealand renamed 'the Middle of Middle-earth'

Wellington - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was filmed throughout New Zealand. To celebrate the world premiere of the film, Wellington will be changing its name and there will even be Hobbit coins to be spent.

New trailer for The Hobbit released

It’s Tolkien Week and as such, Warner Bros. has just released the latest trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The new trailer shows us more of the characters, the journey and some of the humour that was prominent in Lord of the Rings.

First trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit available online

The wait is over for J.R.R. Tolkien fans. The first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is now available online and gives a sneak peek into the adventure led by Bilbo and his many companions.

Official Trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released

It's been ten years since the Lord of the Rings trilogy hit the big screen. On December 14, 2012, the long awaited prequel to the series, "The Hobbit", will hit theaters. The official trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was recently released.

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Sir Ian Mackellen, as the wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit.
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Martin Freeman at Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Smaug the dragon, at Wellington Airport.
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