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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

There are always the same issues with prequels. Those that look back upon the youth of a villain soften the most iconically nefarious characters in cinema. And those that take us to an earlier adventure of a hero can lack concern for whether or not the protagonist will survive — obviously he or she has. The latter is more the case with The Hobbit. By nature… Continue reading What Movie or Film Series Needs a Prequel?

  • 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

  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” World Premiere

    WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – NOVEMBER 28: Martin Freeman arrives at the ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ World Premiere at Embassy Theatre on November 28, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

  • Peter Jackson

    Director Peter Jackson, right, poses with his daughter Katie on the red carpet at the premiere of his new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” at the Embassy

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    Machinima

    October 20, 2012

    Machinima has posted this animated prequel short to Universal Pictures’ The Man with the Iron Fists. The short finds the Blacksmith (RZA) on his way to China via a Dutch trading vessel. At a typical port stop, the Blacksmith and the crew have an unfortunate encounter.

    Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on November 2nd, the RZA-directed action