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Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark Pokorny)

Weinsteins sue Warner Bros. over ‘Hobbit’ profits

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey and Bob Weinstein sued Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema on Wednesday, claiming they’re owned a share of the profits from the second and third “Hobbit” films. In the lawsuit filed […]

12/11/2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Super-clear format can puncture ‘Hobbit’ fantasy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One thought struck me as I watched the new “Hobbit” movie in the latest super-clear format: “The rain looks fake. It’s not hitting their faces!” That is just one consequence of Peter Jackson’s decision to shoot at a higher frame rate.

12/07/2012

Tolkien estate sues studios over 'Rings' slots

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien is suing the Hollywood studio behind “Lord of the Rings,” alleging that the film company is not authorized to license casino and online gambling games featuring […]

11/20/2012