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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Gets an Extended Trailer

10:53 AM 10/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
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If you've been worried that the second movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy would skimp on the epic action, feel free to put those fears to rest: MGM has just posted a new extended trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and it bends over backwards to make it clear that there will be plenty of the high-stakes battles, sweeping vistas, and CGI-enhanced peril that the Lord of the Rings franchise is known for.

'The Hobbit': An Unexpectedly Bumpy Journey

6:30 AM 12/16/2012 by Jeff Giles
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit, and maybe he should have stayed there.

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

4:54 PM 12/5/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Weren’t it for the goblins and the uniquely disturbing orcs, this would be the most kid friendly Tolkien adaptation Peter Jackson’s done yet. The jokes skew broad (from “Wow, dwarves eat a lot!” to “Gee, trolls are dumb.”) and the heroism is largely focused around one kid-sized hobbit.
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Middle-Earth Wizard’s Not-So-Silent Partner

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nytimes.com – Fran Walsh has won 3 Oscars and has co-written 12 of Peter Jackson’s movies, but has remained largely outside of the spotlight associated with “The Hobbit.” 4 years 51 weeks ago via brucelee

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Posted November 23rd, 2011 by Binh Ngo

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted November 14th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild.

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