All posts tagged "Peter Jackson"

  • Article
    STUDIO CIRCUIT: Did Warner Bros. Send a ‘Sniper’ To Eliminate the Competition?

    More FYC sites have launched and the Studio Circuit series ventures on.  Warner Bros. weighed in with...

  • Trailer/Clips
    First Trailer Premieres for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

    For all you Peter Jackson fanatics, it’s finally here.  The trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of...

  • Festivals
    Comic Con: Warner Bros Hall H Panel Highlights

    The Hall H craziness started off with a bang at 10 am as Warner Bros had their...

  • Film Reviews
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (★★½)

    If there’s one thing that seems to bother folks most about my taste in film, it’s the...

  • News
    Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital to Receive Producers Guild Vanguard Award

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will be presenting their 2014 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Peter Jackson, visual effects...

  • Poster
    7 New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Emerge

    We’re only a few weeks away from the second installment of Peter Jackson‘s version of “The Hobbit”...

  • News
    Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

    Warner Bros. sent out e-mails to all major awards guilds, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Trailer and Banner for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    Warner Brothers has unveiled a new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment in...

  • Images
    New Image and Poster From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    I’m looking forward to seeing a new trailer for the second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Watch: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ 6-Minute Featurette

    There is no place on Earth quite like Middle-earth, sadly. Or is there? Have a look at...

  • Trailer/Clips
    First Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment in what is now The Hobbit Trilogy. The trailer will drop theatrically in front of Man of Steel this weekend (read Terence’s review for that film here). We brought you a first look at Smaug’s new poster on Sunday, which is...

  • News
    First Look At Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

    As The Awards Circuit’s reigning champion for both LOST and The Lord of the Rings, I’m excited to post the first image of Evangeline Lilly (LOST’s Kate Austin) as Tauriel, the warrior elf, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly). Apparently Tauriel – who is an original Peter Jackson...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – The Studio Assessment Part 1

    It’s time to dive, dive in deep…well, at least as deep as you can in May.  As I attempted to unveil the newest set of Oscar Predictions, I realized how many promising films are left to be seen in the remaining seven months.  As of now, the only real Best Picture contender...

  • General
    Peter Jackson Gives Us a Preview of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    Most of you know that I am a total geek for Middle-earth, so I was really excited to see a new video of Peter Jackson promoting the second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Say what you will about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but after watching it a second time this...

  • Film Reviews
    Snippet Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Nine years after Peter Jackson put a wrap on The Lord of the Rings trilogy (LOTR), the acclaimed director returns to Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I should start by making everyone aware of what a geek I am for this world of wizards, elves, and dwarves: I named the...

  • Article
    Trailergate: The Great Trailer Debate

    There’s the infamous Watergate scandal; sports followers still get a kick out of Crygate; and Antennagate  briefly plagued Apple’s release of the iPhone 4.  Well, here’s a new one for you: Trailergate.  It’s completely made-up and involves no impeachable offenses or villainous superstar athletes, so bear with me while I set this...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (12/14/2012)

    The long-awaited (expected) journey back to Middle Earth finally sets off with the first installment of Peter Jackson’s imminent The Hobbit trilogy (still baffled as to how this turned into a hat-trick).  As Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf and the rest of the Dwarves make their way to the Lonely Mountain, so too will...

  • Film Reviews
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (**)

    Suffering under the weight of the previous Lord of the Rings films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey tries really hard to be its own entity while still tying into the previous franchise. Unfortunately, this film is nothing more than an adequate filmmaking exercise that strikes most of the same beats as Lord...

  • News
    Visual Effects Narrows Down to Ten

    During the debacle of the site being down, I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the Visual Effects that were narrowed down to ten films.  The ten films still in contention for the Visual Effects Oscar are: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

  • Article
    Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

    When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, and J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible, I started to analyze how this year could pan out for...

  • Article
    ‘The Hobbit’ submits an Original Song for Oscar Consideration

    The Warner Brothers Awards Site has had their roster listed for a few weeks now.  Big contenders like Ben Affleck’s Argo, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and The Wachowski Siblings and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas have their respective categories listed.  Even Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike is pushing a campaign for Matthew...

  • Film Reviews
    The Four (****)

    Action packed, thrilling, and very beautifully shot, “The Four” takes the audience into the corrupt world of those who seek power attempting to overthrow those in power. Like an old story unfolding on the screen, the audience gets the lay of the land during the opening credits. Much like the beginning sequence...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “10 Weeks to Go”

    The Oscar race is beginning to formulate itself.  As it stands the Academy Awards have positioned themselves to be the wildest of wild cards of the Oscar season.  Since Oscar ballots are due January 3rd, the nominations will be one of many awards ceremonies coming down like wildfire. The Screen Actors Guild...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Second Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

      The second trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has arrived! This will be the first in what will be a trilogy of Hobbit films spanning the next three years. An Unexpected Journey will be in theatres on December 14th of this year, followed by The Hobbit: The Desolation...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Resistance is Futile

    As Telluride and Venice ended and we sit in the heat that is the Toronto Film Festival, I’m updating Oscar Predictions slowly but surely.  Screenings are happening daily and the race could change in a matter of seconds.  My solution is to update one category per day for the next 20 days....