Movie Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien Director: Peter Jackson Distributor: Warners/New Line/MGM Release Date: December 13, 2013 On one level, filmmaker Peter Jackson and his loyal companions have a problem uncommon in book-to-film adaptations. Most of these require that large chunks of the source material be removed or at least condensed and altered to fit into a running time […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More HANNIBAL news with Bryan Fuller and PUSHING DAISIES too

Hugh Dancy in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Savoureaux" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller, creator of HANNIBAL – which airs on NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM – we discuss Hannibal’s food philosophy, the possibility of a PUSHING DAISIES revival and much more. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you decide on the first season’s spine? Obviously, you go from the A of Hannibal, played by Mads Mikkelsen, and Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, meeting to the B of whatever the end of the season is, but can you talk about how the interior of the season unfolded for you? FULLER: It was something that I […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 – Part 2 – Meet the New Cast

Lee Pace at the World Premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Continuing the coverage from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 World Premiere we got introduced to the stars from THE TWIIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, which will be released next year. Of course, many of your favorite stars from THE TWILIGHT SAGA will be returning in PART 2, the final movie of the series, so we hope you enjoying seeing the new cast members. Walking the carpet from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 included: Andrea Gabriel, Noel Fisher, Judi Shekoni, Tracey Heggins, Marlane Barnes, Omar Metwally, Lisa Howard, Amadou Ly, Toni Trucks, Valorie […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The HOBBIT prequels are officially named and given release dates

Director Peter Jackson on set THE HOBBIT | ©2011 Peter Jackson

Director Peter Jackson has earned enough good will in his impressive career, that he’s afforded a misstep or two every now and again. However, with the full titles for his new THE HOBBIT prequels to his LORD OF THE RINGS now officially announced, this may be one misstep that is going to haunt him for some time. The first film will be called THE HOBBIT: AN EXPECTED JOURNEY and hits theaters December 14, 2012, while the second, dubbed THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, arrives a year later on December 13, 2013. Jackson scripted the films with Fran Walsh, Philippa […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: PUSHING DAISES mini-series on Starz? Creator Bryan Fuller would love that! (Exclusive)

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Creator and writer Bryan Fuller at WonderCon 2011 | ©2011 Assignment X/Peter Brown Bryan Fuller’s baby PUSHING DAISIES only lasted two seasons on ABC and one could argue at the treatment it received during that second season. However, he isn’t saying goodbye just yet and would love to have it appear on another network at some point. “I am really emboldened by what Starz is doing with TORCHWOOD and I would love to do a PUSHING DAISIES mini-series on Starz,” Fuller says. “This would be a great way to wrap up the show properly. [We could] do six great episodes […]Read On »

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DVD Movie Review: THE RESIDENT

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Rating: R Stars: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace, Christopher Lee, Aunjanue Ellis Writers: Antti Jokinen & Robert Orr Director: Antti Jokinen Distributor: Image Entertainment Release Date: March 29, 2011 Hammer Films is back in business, and THE RESIDENT is true to that venerable studio’s old form, even including a supporting turn from that company’s biggest star, Christopher Lee. These are probably good reasons to see THE RESIDENT, which hews a little too closely to the old days in style. What was deemed terrifying in the ‘50s and ‘60s is now a bit tame, and what was accepted as […]Read On »

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