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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 […]...
  • ‘Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD April 8

     
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” reigned at the box office during the holidays, earning more than $860 million worldwide […]...
  • RealD introduces new image technology with 'Desolation of Smaug'

    RealD introduces new image technology with 'Desolation of Smaug'
    In a move to expand beyond 3-D cinema, Beverly Hills-based RealD Inc. is touting a new technology that it says will sharply improve the image quality on movies, whether they are shown in theaters or in the home. The technology, called RealD TrueImage,...
  • '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....
  • Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' ★★★

    Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' ★★★
    One year and several hundred films later, I confess my mind isn't over-full of vivid memories of director Peter Jackson's first "Hobbit." It did the job, in its leisurely, fill-out-the-trilogy fashion, albeit looking like clinically detailed crud when...
  • 'Anchorman 2' box office: What happened?

    'Anchorman 2' box office: What happened?
    From Will Ferrell's late-night TV appearance announcing its launch to the blitz of Dodge ads, tie-in materials and "SportsCenter" shout-outs that marked it release, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" has been surrounded by an air of grand ceremony pretty...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Lead with 10 Each

    "American Hustle" and "Gravity" led nominations for the 86th Academy Awards with 10 each, followed by nine for "12 Years a Slave." The trio will compete for best picture in a category that this year has nine entrants, also including "Captain Phillips,"...
  • 86th Academy Awards Nominations: Complete List and Scorecard

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 86th Oscars on Thursday. This year's ceremony, set for March 2 in Hollywood, will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Full list of nominees: BEST PICTURE "12 Years a Slave"...
  • Complete list of winners for the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards

    Complete list of winners for the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards
    Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture, and the film's newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, snagged supporting actress. Meanwhile, David O. Russell's con-artist comedy "American Hustle" picked up several wins, including ensemble,...
  • Visual Effects: All for One, or One for All?

    The five Oscar nominees for 2013 display a consistent level of polish that vfx pros could only dream about just a few years ago. Yet they represent radically different ideas about how to get a big vfx picture done. Some are throwbacks to the era when a...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Leads Empire Awards Contest

    LONDON -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" leads the contest for the Jameson Empire Awards, which are voted for by readers of Empire magazine. The pic had seven nominations, followed by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with five. The shortlist...