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.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
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In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]