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Peter Jackson took three years and three three-hour films to tell the tale of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” series, and now the New Zealand director has returned to capture the trilogy’s prequel of sorts, “The Hobbit.”

A much simpler story — that is being broken into three films — Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) “unexpected journey” to help the dwarves of Middle-earth recapture their Lonely Mountain homeland (and the… Continue reading Family Film Guide: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

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Thirteen years ago, George Lucas dropped “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” with a loud toilet splash. Two years later, Peter Jackson launched the far-more beloved “Lord of the Rings” trilogy with “The Fellowship of the Ring.” By 2005 Jackson had won Best Picture, while Lucas had absorbed a hella ton of nerd grief for his

  • Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman)

    Bilbo loves nothing more than the familiar comforts of his home at Bag End, and recoils at Gandalf’s suggestion that he join the dwarves’ quest, explaining that hobbits are “plain folk and have no use for adventures.” But the dwarves convince him to reconsider, citing Gandalf’s recommendation of Bilbo’s skills as a burglar (of which Bilbo claims he has none), and Bilbo begrudgingly joins the group

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    Why You… Continue reading Best of the Week: Our 'Hobbit' Expert Reviews the Film, New Video On Demand, Awards Talk and More