Well over a decade since Peter Jackson kicked off his The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it’s difficult to believe we’re returning to Middle-earth, but the time is upon us in just a few weeks. With a completed film screening for international press this week, the ball will begin rolling for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey up to its theatrical roll-out mid-December and today we’ve got the very first clip from the film to share. Seemingly aired on the SyFy channel, this one featured Gandalf (Ian McKellen) handing over a sword to Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and albeit quick, features much of the same magic one may expect in Jackson’s return. Check it out below, along with a new batch of behind-the-scenes stills featuring our director on set.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives on December 14th.
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, managing editor Dan Mecca and I review Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby. Before that, however, we take a look at radical cinematic adaptations of classic literature. Finally, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and DVD in the coming [...]
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