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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’: Complete interviews, videos and photos

     
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” reigned at the box office during the holidays, earning more than $658 million worldwide […]...
  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say
    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': Did it pursue the best strategy?

    'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': Did it pursue the best strategy?
    Almost as intriguing as the goings-on in Middle Earth has been the drama surrounding the “Hobbit" franchise itself. There was the fact that star director Guillermo del Toro walked off after a year of work. There’s been a long-running lawsuit....
  • 'Jurassic Park' 3D Bows Big in China, But Follows 'Titanic' Wake

    After "Titanic 3D" made a huge splash in China, Universal bowed its "Jurassic Park" multidimensional re-release on the mainland, where it grossed an impressive $6.3 million on opening day. The 3D release scored the fourth-highest opening day for a U.S....
  • Fall Movies: What's Most Tweeted-About and What's Most Challenging?

    More Hobbits and "Hunger Games," more "Anchorman" and more "Thor" will feed filmgoers thirsting for the familiar through the end of the year. But with the summer reaching benchmark box office levels, fall and winter movies will need to keep up strong...
  • Review: 'Blue Jasmine' a bleak but moving gem

    Review: 'Blue Jasmine' a bleak but moving gem
    She's come undone. The title of one of my favorite Wally Lamb novels about a woman over the edge kept running through my mind as I watched Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine." There's just no better way to put it. Jasmine, in such a paralyzing state...
  • It's the dawn of a big, new, fantastical world at House Theatre

    It's the dawn of a big, new, fantastical world at House Theatre
    The program of the House Theatre of Chicago's expansive and arresting new production, "The Iron Stag King, Part One" comes replete with a hand-drawn map of a fantastical land, not so different, really, from the maps that J.R.R. Tolkien prepared for the...
  • For the record

    For the record
    Priest abuse files: An article in the Dec. 8 Section A about the upcoming release of the personnel files of priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles accused of sexually abusing children referred to Roger M. Mahony as a former cardinal. He stepped down as...
  • Denny's heads to Middle-earth with 'Hobbit'-inspired menu

    Denny's heads to Middle-earth with 'Hobbit'-inspired menu
    It’s Bilbo Baggins time down at Denny’s, which is rolling out a menu and marketing campaign based on the upcoming film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” The 11 new menu items are enough to satisfy the diminutive creatures&...
  • 'Hobbit' rules again as Cruise, Apatow, Streisand post soft debuts

    'Hobbit' rules again as Cruise, Apatow, Streisand post soft debuts
    It was a ho-ho-ho-hum weekend at the box office, as five new releases failed to draw moviegoers to the multiplex in droves. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $36.7...
  • 'The Hobbit' beats 'Django,' 'Les Mis' for third No. 1 in a row

    'The Hobbit' beats 'Django,' 'Les Mis' for third No. 1 in a row
    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again. For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
  • 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' is strong No. 1; 'Promised Land' disappoints

    'Texas Chainsaw 3D' is strong No. 1; 'Promised Land' disappoints
    "Texas Chainsaw 3D" easily sliced through the competition at the box office this weekend — not that its rivals were particularly threatening. As the only new film to hit theaters nationwide, the reboot of the 1974 horror flick only had to...