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2014 Oscars Challenge: [22] The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – Three Nominations

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds Last year, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” only received two nominations, one of which was for Best Visual Effects to which it lost to “Life Of Pi”, which also took home Best Directing for Ang Lee. This year, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” garners three nominations, losing the Best Makeup nomination from last year … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [22] The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – Three Nominations

Quick Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 26, 2013 Where Peter Jackson had a distinct vision and fleshed out story with an appropriate ending point in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” he somewhat loses that vision with the sequel, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” We all wondered how Jackson would make this short children’s story by J.R.R. Tolkien into three films … Read More Quick Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

New Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – Official Trailer

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG // “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was one of my favorite films of 2012. Besides the stunning visuals, Martin Freeman’s performance as Bilbo Baggins sells this film beyond a shadow of a doubt, as he embodies the age-old role and breathes an unexpected life into the character. How will “The Desolation of Smaug” top Gollum, the trolls, orcs, … Read More New Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – Official Trailer

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Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2012

At the end of any given year, it is not unfamiliar to hear people say “this was the best year for movies”. I’ve never stated this myself, but I feel I hear it quite often. This year, however, I will state it, not only feeling that this was one of the best years in the film industry, but being able to have the numbers … Read More Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2012

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The big news today is that the huge list of films with visual effects has been narrowed down to just 10: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “John Carter” “Life of Pi” “Marvel’s The Avengers” “Prometheus” “Skyfall” “Snow White and the Huntsman” The next step includes the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy sitting down on … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards