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19
1 years

'Hobbit' Leads Saturn Awards With Nine Nominations

'Hobbit' Leads Saturn Awards With Nine Nominations

Warner Bros./New Line/MGM’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey topped the Saturn Award nominations, nabbing nine of the precious slots for recognition given out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Fox’s Life of Pi and Sony/MGM’s Skyfall were also leading contenders, receiving eight and seven nominations, respectively.

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JAN
22
1 years

Lawyer Pens Detailed Analysis of 'Hobbit' Contract Between Bilbo and Dwarves

Lawyer Pens Detailed Analysis of 'Hobbit' Contract Between Bilbo and Dwarves

If you’re setting out to steal from a dragon, always read the fine print.

James Daily, a lawyer and co-author of The Law and Superheroes, has set his sights on the contract between Bilbo Baggins and the band of dwarves in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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DEC
19
2 YEARS

From 'Hobbit' Legos to Thor's Helmet: A Last-Minute Geek Gift Guide

From 'Hobbit' Legos to Thor's Helmet: A Last-Minute Geek Gift Guide

If you’re like me, you're busy watching (and talking about) movies ... and you’re a procrastinator. Then you look at the calendar and realize it’s a week before Christmas and you haven’t done any shopping.

But fear not. Just because my loved ones aren’t going to get presents doesn’t mean yours don't have to.

PHOTOS: The Hard Road to 'The Hobbit'

Here's Heat Vision's guide to late-season gift-giving:

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DEC
10
2 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Dwarves Discuss Mega Feasts, Video Game Rivalries and All That Makeup

'The Hobbit' Dwarves Discuss Mega Feasts, Video Game Rivalries and All That Makeup

Just as they did when they arrived at Bag End, the dwarves came in waves, laughing and excited, joking with each other in reunion. Sure, they had a lot less hair, wore suits instead of swords and traveled on a red carpet in place of a dirt road, but the actors who played the dwarves carried the same jolly spirit at the New York premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as their counterparts did on screen.

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DEC
7
2 YEARS

'Hobbit' Star Martin Freeman: 'I'm Geek Royalty Now'

'Hobbit' Star Martin Freeman: 'I'm Geek Royalty Now'

The fans lined up outside the Ziegfeld Theater in Midtown Manhattan on a chilly Thursday night were not just there to cheer a movie premiere; they also were witnessing a coronation.

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DEC
5
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson Details His Desperate Obsession With Casting Martin Freeman in 'The Hobbit'

Peter Jackson Details His Desperate Obsession With Casting Martin Freeman in 'The Hobbit'

Peter Jackson was going to get Martin Freeman to Middle-earth, no matter what it took.

The 41-year old English actor, best known right now for his work as Watson on BBC's Sherlock, plays the reluctant lead hero, Bilbo Baggins, in Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy -- which was the director's plan from the start.

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DEC
5
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen Defend Making 'The Hobbit' a Trilogy

Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen Defend Making 'The Hobbit' a Trilogy

How did Peter Jackson turn one small book into another massive film trilogy? Simple: all it took was some imagination and a bit of help from the author of The Hobbit himself.

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DEC
4
2 YEARS

'The Hobbit' Teams Up With Nat'l Wildlife Federation for Contest

'The Hobbit' Teams Up With Nat'l Wildlife Federation for Contest

Although The Hobbit showcases the natural beauty of New Zealand, the National Wildlife Federation wants U.S. audiences to remember the pleasures of their own country’s great outdoors. To that end, they’ve teamed up with Warner Bros., MGM and New Line to host the "Green Your Shire Sweepstakes" for a complimentary private screening of the film. Th winner will be able to invite up to 100 friends or classmates.

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NOV
27
2 YEARS

'Hobbit' Affair Still Rankles New Zealand Unions

'Hobbit' Affair Still Rankles New Zealand Unions

As fans of The Hobbit count down the final minutes to the film’s premiere in Wellington, some New Zealand activists are still bitter about the outcome of a failed unionization attempt in 2010, even as NZ Actors Equity is finally making progress in negotiations with the country’s producers association.

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NOV
24
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson Unveils Final 'Hobbit' Behind-the-Scenes Blog (Video)

Peter Jackson Unveils Final 'Hobbit' Behind-the-Scenes Blog (Video)

Sleep deprivation, recording at Abbey Road Studios and creating motion capture beards are among the topics in Peter Jackson’s final behind-the-scenes video blog for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Embedded at Park Road Post Production in Wellington, New Zealand, the director says the first of his Lord of the Rings prequels is due to be completed just two days before its Nov. 28 premiere in his home country ("hopefully," he adds with a nervous laugh).

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NOV
21
2 YEARS

PETA on 'Hobbit' Animal Abuse Charges: Wranglers' Concerns Were Ignored

PETA on 'Hobbit' Animal Abuse Charges: Wranglers' Concerns Were Ignored

PETA says Peter Jackson is "attempting to deflect" charges of animal abuse during the filming of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

In a statement, the group - which is planning protests at the film's premieres in the U.S., U.K. and New Zealand - says whistleblowers' concerns about the welfare of animals during the shoot were ignored.

STORY: Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Abuse Claims

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NOV
20
2 YEARS

First 'Man of Steel' Full-Length Trailer to Play Before 'The Hobbit'

First 'Man of Steel' Full-Length Trailer to Play Before 'The Hobbit'

Superman fanatics will get a longer look at Henry Cavill in the red and blue when the first full-length trailer for Warner Bros.' Man of Steel debuts before Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

"It's fun. I can't wait for The Hobbit, so it will be fun to see our crazy Man of Steel trailer and then enjoy the Hobbit because that's going to be great," Man of Steel director Zack Snyder confirmed to MTV News. "It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action."

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NOV
19
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Claims

Peter Jackson Denies 'Hobbit' Animal Claims

Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit trilogy "completely reject" allegations made by animal wranglers involved in making the films that the production was responsible for the deaths of as many as 27 animals on set in New Zealand.

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OCT
31
2 YEARS

Peter Jackson Makes Cameo in Hobbit-Filled Air New Zealand Safety Clip (Video)

Peter Jackson Makes Cameo in Hobbit-Filled Air New Zealand Safety Clip (Video)

Passengers on Air New Zealand won't be sitting through a very dull safety video -- instead they'll see a clip that features Gollum crawling through the aisles and Peter Jackson finding the One Ring on the cabin floor.

PHOTOS: The Hard Road to 'The Hobbit'

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