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    Tuesday December 2, 2014
  • "Brave Frontier" Mixes It Up with "The Hobbit" and Adds Bilbo Baggins

    Crossover launches with a special dungeon at the end of December

    The third and final really long movie that adapts a relatively short book is coming out soon, and Japan is getting into the spirit of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with a Brave Frontier crossover. More after the jump.

  • Thursday July 24, 2014
  • "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" Poster Attacks Sense of Déjà Vu

    In time for San Diego Comic-Con, the first poster for the climax of The Hobbit movies has been released

    In time for San Diego Comic-Con, the first poster for the climax of The Hobbit movies has been released. If you've seen this The Battle of Five Armies visual and found it a bit familiar, you're certainly not alone. Check it out after the jump.

  • Saturday January 12, 2013
  • A Japanese Fan Art Take on "The Hobbit"

    Japanese tribute art takes an approach something like how it handled "Sherlock" crossed with "The Avengers"

    The Hobbit has made a remarkable splash on Japanese online art community Pixiv. The approach taken is a bit like the reaction to BBC's recent Sherlock series, crossed with the Japanese fan art reaction to The Avengers. And, predictably, there's a far from subtle streak of yaoi. See the results after the jump.

  • Sunday December 16, 2012
  • This Week in CRNews: Unexpected Journey Edition

    Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

    Well, Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth in The Hobbit is officially in theaters now, so naturally we're curious about what our fine readers think about the first chapter in Bilbo's unexpectedly extended journey. Anyone see it this weekend? Let us know in the comments after you check out the weekly news recap past the break! 

  • Sunday December 2, 2012
  • VIDEO: "The Hobbit" Invades Japan!

    Footage from the Tokyo Premiere

    Director Peter Jackson and the stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were in Tokyo yesterday for the Japanese premiere of their new film, marking the movie’s second-ever public screening. Interviews and cries of “Konichiwa, Gollum” after the jump!

  • Monday November 26, 2012
  • Sakai, Japan Becomes Sister City To The Hobbit's Shire

    Osaka Prefecture expands New Zealand ties to include fictional counterpart

    In time for the December release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Osaka Prefecture's Sakai "signed" a sister city agreement this with The Shire. Friendship stems from the fact that Sakai and the New Zealand capital, Wellington, have been sister cities since 1994. So, with the movies filming in NZ, Sakai officials approached distributor Warner Bros. with the proposal. More after the jump.

  • Wednesday November 14, 2012
  • VIDEO: Japan Gets a View of "The Hobbit" in New Trailer

    First film in fantasy trilogy opens globally December 14th

    It's interesting to see what footage gets used when a big Hollywood movie is marketed overseas. With the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in North America and Japan on December 14th, a new trailer shows off the Lord of the Rings prequel to Japanese audiences. Check it out after the jump.

  • Tuesday January 3, 2012
  • VIDEO: Christopher Lee Discusses His Appearance in "The Hobbit"

    89-year-old genre great goes into detail on all his latest work

    89-year-old genre legend Christopher Lee recently took to YouTube to discuss his recent movie work in The HobbitHugo and Dark Shadows, his contribution to the sequel metal concept album Charlemagne, his Bafta Fellowship and more. Videos after the jump.

  • Wednesday December 21, 2011
  • VIDEO: Debut Trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

    Long-awaited prequel to The Lord of The Rings trilogy opens next December

    After years of anticipation, the very first trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has been released online. Hit the jump to see the trailer, which features some familiar characters from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as elf songs.

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