Sure, there are those that want to point out everything that they felt was wrong with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but that doesn't mean that fans aren't excited to see the next installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. While a trailer has yet to debut, there is a brief amount of footage revealed in a new video from director Peter Jackson, who decided to answer from fan questions about the second of his three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. Of course, it doesn't hurt that some of the fans asking questions are The Colbert Report host and Tolkien scholar Stephen Colbert and Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd, but fans will likely be more enthralled with the first footage of Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel. In addition, the clip features footage of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Lee Pace as the Elven King Thranduil and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. watch the video >> Posted 04.02.13 by Ryan
"What man is a man who does not make the world better?"
To celebrate the debut next week of our eight-part mini-series World Without End, we've dedicated all of October to epic movies set during the Middle Ages like tonight's movie, Kingdom of Heaven, currently ranked #5 in our ongoing poll of the Top 10 Epic Medieval Movies of all time. Produced and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott — who also co-produced World Without End through his Scott Free Productions — Kingdom of Heaven stars Orlando Bloom as a young blacksmith named Balian who struggles to find meaning in his life after the death of his wife. Forced to flee his small town after killing his half-brother (Michael Sheen) in a fit of rage, Balian journeys to Jerusalem to aid his Crusading father, Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), in defending the holy city from invading Muslim forces. After being knighted by his father, Balian finds love in the arms of a princess and finds his calling as a warrior and defender of the people.kingdom of heaven
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Who Should Rule Atlantis?
First appearing way back in More Fun Comics #73 (Sept. 1941), Aquaman is one of the oldest comic book characters in existence. His longevity in popular culture, coupled with his incredible powers — super strength and durability, telepathy, ability to breathe underwater — and the fact that he is also the king of Atlantis on top of being a superhero should place Aquaman in the upper echelon of comic book characters, yet he has always been considered something of a laughing stock outside of the comic book community. A popular subject of derision on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and The Big Bang Theory, Aquaman's only live-action highlights have come from his appearances on Smallville, as played by Alan Ritchson, and in an Entourage sub-plot in which the too-lean and not-blonde Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) played the "King of the Seven Seas" in a faux James Cameron movie.
Apparently, there is some talk at Warner Bros. about bringing Aquaman to the big screen in a solo movie, but the studio is far more invested in developing Green Lantern 2, The Flash and Wonder Woman so Aquaman's big screen debut will likely be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie. Who do you think has what it takes to not only salvage Aquaman's reputation, but stand alongside Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice Leaguers on the big screen?
Aquaman art by Jeff Chapman
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Posted 10.11.12 by BrentJS
It's been over a month since director Peter Jackson released the seventh production video from the set of his two-part prequel, The Hobbit, which was the last footage available to fans until Jackson revealed some edited footage to those lucky enough to get inside Hall H during Warner Bros.' Comic-Con presentation. Luckily, Jackson has released an eighth video, which shows snippets of what was shown that day.
Starting at Comic-Con, Jackson introduces a behind-the-scenes look at the final week of shooting, which concentrated mostly on the second part, There and Back Again. Jackson is quick to point out that he can't reveal much from the second movie, but there's plenty for fans to enjoy, including Cate Blanchett on the set as Galadriel acting alongside Ian McKellen as Gandalf; Orlando Bloom as Legolas being directed by second unit director Andy Serkis (who also plays Gollum); plus sections devoted to new cast members Sylvester McCoy (who plays the wizard Radagast) and Lee Pace, who is seen preparing to play the Elven King Thranduil. watch the video >> Posted 07.24.12 by Ryan
Fans of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy will get to see plenty of familiar faces when the two-part prequel of The Hobbit debuts with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in late 2012, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again in 2013. Besides the return of Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum (motion-capture) and Hugo Weaving as Elrond, director and co-writer Peter Jackson has found a way to bring back Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman, and Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, even though the characters don't appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel.
One character that won't be returning is Aragorn, the character Viggo Mortensen played in the trilogy of movies. During an interview with Movies.com, Mortensen revealed that he wasn't against returning but was never asked. why no aragorn? plus benedict cumberbatch talks about playing smaug >> Posted 11.24.11 by Ryan
For those of you who have always wanted a 3-D big screen adaptation of The Three Musketeers from the director of Resident Evil: Afterlife, your time has almost come. For those of you a little skeptical, several new preview clips have been released to convince you that Paul W.S. Anderson hasn't destroyed author Alexandre Dumas' classic story.
Anderson has promised that his Three Musketeers is "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers" but told "in a slightly different way", and will still see a young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) head to Paris to meet up with the Three Musketeers — Athos(Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans). Together, they will band together to bring down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Just, in 3-D and featuring giant sailing ships attached to hot-air balloons that have battles in the sky with cannons. You know, "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers." watch the clips >> Posted 10.07.11 by Ryan
While the elven archer Legolas isn't in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, there's been talk of Orlando Bloom reprising his Lord of the Rings character for some time. Today director Peter Jackson confirmed the Middle Earth news, posting the following as his Facebook update.
Posted 05.27.11 by reelz
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn't! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf.
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On Monday Nicolas Cage was back on the set of the thriller Medallion and giving a photographer a "What's the big deal?" look, in spite of his arrest over the weekend for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.
Charlie Sheen is expected to appear in a Los Angeles court today to request full custody of his twin sons with ex-wife Brooke Mueller. This could make for some tricky scheduling, not to mention a very long day, as he's scheduled to perform at 8 PM tonight in Washington, D.C. The judge may not grant Sheen custody when he finds out Charlie wants to take 2 year-old Bob and Max on his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour.
An air traffic controller has been suspended for watching a movie while he was supposed to be monitoring high-altitude traffic. The Cleveland-based controller was watching the straight-to-DVD crime thriller Cleaner starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, and Eva Mendes.
Britney Spears may be history's most everywoman pop diva as she was seen shopping for toilet paper at Target, and recently was spotted using the bathroom at McDonald's.
The Royal Wedding will be broadcast live on ReelzChannel on April 29. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton's family has a brand-new coat of arms designed with acorns and chevrons.
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* Evan Rachel Wood has announced she's bisexual.
* Robert Pattinson snapped smooching Kristin Stewart after the Water for Elephants red carpet.
* Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is expecting his third child with wife Naomi Nelson. He has a 15 year-old daughter from a previous marriage and a 16-month old son named Rocko.
* Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr is back in a bikini looking terrific just three months after giving birth to a boy with husband Orlando Bloom.
* Bravo host and executive Andy Cohen hit Miami Beach on Sunday doing his best David-Hasselhoff-in-Baywatch impersonation.
The upcoming, two-part adaptation of The Hobbit has opened up opportunities for characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy to return to director Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel know that the return of Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Andy Serkis as Gollum are necessary to the book's plot, but not the respective returns of Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood as Galadriel and Frodo Baggins, two characters who don't appear in the original Hobbit novel.
Another Lord of the Rings character that could return, despite his exclusion in Tolkien's novel, is Legolas, the elven archer played by Orlando Bloom in the previous trilogy. Bloom admitted over a year ago that he would "be honored" to play Legolas again, and, in December, a report had Bloom "near a deal" to return for The Hobbit. Bloom has remained unconfirmed, but in a recent interview with Collider, admitted that a return could be imminent. bloom ready to go blonde again? >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
A few days ago, it was announced that actress Cate Blanchett would reprise her role of Galadriel from the Lord of the Rings movies for the two-part adaptation of Hobbit. She may soon be joined by another Lord of the Rings actor. Deadline reports that Orlando Bloom is "near a deal" to reprise his role as elven archer Legolas in the upcoming movie and that it'll be "more than a cameo." How would Legolas fit in? >> Posted 12.10.10 by Ryan