A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
Will Peter Jackson's new journey to Middle Earth find that magic again?
It's hard to believe, but it's been nine years since "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" hit theaters around the world. That film went on to win all 11 Oscars it was nominated for (becoming the first fantasy film to win for best picture) and earned more than $1 billion worldwide at the b ...Read More
Some new footage will be filmed, but mostly stretches original story
There is a lot of excitement over the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel "The Hobbit," and now that excitement has been boosted by news that Warner Bros. will add a third film to what was already a two-parter. What that doesn't mean, however, is a full new story -- but mostly the stretching of th ...Read More
New film series star Martin Freeman gives inside look at production
Fans still have a year to wait until they get to see the first part of Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth with "The Hobbit," but Bilbo Baggins himself has shared some behind-the-scenes tidbits, including his encounter with Gollum. "The first thing I filmed was finding the ring in Gollum's cav ...Read More