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The Hobbit Comes With an FAQ Explaining Why It'll Look So Weird

Not every theatre will be showing Peter Jackson's The Hobbit in its native 48 frames-per-second. But for those that will, Warner Bros. has created this handy FAQ that explains why the HFR 3D (high frame rate) technology could make the film look like a TV soap opera. Read More >>

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Stupid Hobbit Money Now Legal Tender in New Zealand

Authorities in New Zealand are doing everything they possibly can to cash-in on the publicity the region's about to get thanks to providing the backdrop to Peter Jackson's latest Tolkien production, going so far as minting a range of gold and silver coins starring characters from the series. Read More >>

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The Hobbit Will Be Made Into Three Films as Peter Jackson Milks the Cash Cow Even More

Well, here's a bit of blatant money grubbing. Peter Jackson's announced that The Hobbit will be extended into a trilogy. That's just one book, spread into three separate films. By that maths, surely the Lord of the Rings should have been nine films? Read More >>

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Will The Hobbit Look Like a '70s Soap Opera at 48 FPS?

It seems Peter Jackson's upcoming film, The Hobbit, is causing a stir among those CinemaCon goers who have been treated to a 10 minute preview screening of the film. And it's not a joyful stir. Viewers complained that the movie looked too real, that it had that look of low-budget television. Yikes. Read More >>

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Man Builds Man-Sized Hobbit House for £3,000

Simon Dale was fed up. He'd had enough of what he calls "mass produced box design" homes so he did something about it — he moved his family to the Welsh countryside and hand-built a "Hobbit house" even Peter Jackson would envy. Read More >>

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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Is the Only 3D Film I'm Excited About

Jackson is currently hard at work shooting The Hobbit in 3D. But instead of using the bulky 3D rigs commonly associated with 3D movie films. Jackson is using RED EPIC cameras and mirrors to keep the cameras mobile. Read More >>

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The Brand New TinTin Trailer Looks Better Every Time I Watch It

Nope. No uncanny valley here—we see a few shots of actual, humanoid talking. No dead doll faces. Just pure bloody brilliant action. Did you see that motorcycle?! Well, Mr. Spielberg. I'm officially watching this. [MSN UK via /Film] Read More >>

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