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Peter Jackson responds to CinemaCon critics

After viewing a 10 minute clip of The Hobbit at CinemaCon a number of attendees were critical of the new 48 FPS technology. Click here for’s article on Peter Jackson’s response to the criticisms.

Who tops the list of the Wealthiest Fictional Characters?

Forbes has recently posted their 2012 list of the wealthiest fictional characters. This year’s list took into account a number of criticisms of the calculations made to come up with last years list, and this resulted in some interesting changes in the rankings. To see who tops the Forbes 2012 list click here and for […]

Recap of The Hobbit preview. has posted a recap of the 10 minute preview to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that was shown at CinemaCon. To read their recap, which includes a Gandalf scene not in the book, click here and then head down to the twelfth paragraph. ————————-NOTE: CONTAINS SPOILERS————————–

48 FPS Hobbit Preview Shown to Theater Owners.

Yesterday, at CinemaCon, in a move designed to encourage theater owners to embrace the new 48 FPS technology. Peter Jackson showed a 10 minute preview of The Hobbit. Click on this article in Entertainment Weekly to read about the reactions to the new technology.

Luke Evans Interview posted.

Luke Evans, who plays Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s upcoming Hobbit movies, was recently interviewed by To read the portion of the interview concerning Evans’ role in ‘The Hobbit’ movies click here .

Hobbit Being Filmed at 48 FPS. Will we be able to watch it?

There are 70,000 digital screens worldwide, 40,000 of which are ready for 3D,. All show films at the current rate of 24 FPS but exactly zero are capable of showing High Frame Rate (HFR) movies. Two interesting articles explaining the problems in converting to HFR can be found here and here .

HarperCollins to publish numerous official ‘The Hobbit’ movie tie-ins

Harper Collins Publishers has acquired exclusive worldwide publishing rights from Warner Bros. for tie-in books to the two highly anticipated Peter Jackson films while Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the U.S. publishing rights from HarperCollins. For the article about Harper Collins click here and for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt click here .

Stephen Fry finishes his final scene on the Hobbit.

According to Stephen Fry’s tweets, he’s now finished filming his final scene and will soon be heading home after spending several months in New Zealand playing the Master of Laketown. Stephen Fry’s twitter account can be found here .

New J.R.R. Tolkien biography to be released as a comic book

Bluewater Productions’ latest biography, that of author J.R.R. Tolkien, is to be released on May 30th and will only be sold in Comic Book stores, For more information click here

New Hobbit movie stills posted

Click here to see the new stills recently posted on director Peter Jackson’s Facebook page