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Thursday, April 24th 2014

So the Third #Hobbit Film Has New Name

Now that was unexpected… but the third Hobbit film got a new name today.

It is officially now “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”.

Wonder if they have to redo all the marketing materials… if they were printed with the old title?! Hmmmm… Peter Jackson made a public announcement on his Facebook page:

Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug”.

When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate.

And so: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” it is.

As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.

Before then however, we have a film to finish, and much to share with you. It’s been a nice quiet time for us—Jabez and I happily editing away in a dark cave in Wellington—but those halcyon days are quickly coming to an end. It will soon be time to step into the light. Expect to see and hear much about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the coming months.

And there’s also The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Cut, which we’re in the process of finishing, with over 25 mins of new scenes, all scored with original music composed by Howard Shore.

It’ll be a fun year!

What do you think? Will this title make a difference in how audiences perceive the film? If you are a diehard Tolkien fan, does it feel right to you?

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Thursday, April 24th 2014

Poster for #JemTheMovie

biNjTxZLove this poster that debuted today for Jem & The Holograms. Can’t wait for this movie. We told you earlier today about the casting for the film – which includes Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott,Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko. Anyone else excited for the big screen version of ‘Jem and the Holograms’?

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Thursday, April 24th 2014

BEST DAY EVER… Possible #Sherlock One-Off Special Before Season 4

Okay… no… actually, it is NOT OKAY TO TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS THIS WAY DR. WATSON! And yet, Martin Freeman, the little brat of a man that he is and loves a good coy throwaway comment that leads the rest of the world on a mad dash of “did he just say what I think he said?!” has uttered words that are music to my ears. So I’ll forgive him… ONLY IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE TRUE.

HuffPost TV reports:

While appearing on Alan Carr’s Channel 4 talk show “Chatty Man,” which airs on Friday, April 25, Martin said, “Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea.” Wait, what was that Freeman?!

“As I was listening to it,” Freeman continued, “I thought ‘we’ve just got to do this.’ It’s a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea. But I really don’t know when we are going to get to do it.”


I mean, yes… well… every day could be Sherlock day and I’d be ecstatic until you know they had to regurgitate plots to keep me happy because there’s no way the creative juices could keep up with my want. I admit it… I am addicted to Sherlock. However, seriously, I cannot be the only one, right?! People back me up here.

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Thursday, April 24th 2014

Ray Fisher cast as Cyborg in ‘Batman-Superman’

fisher_cyborgLooks like Warner Bros. is gearing up for a future Justice League film with their latest casting in the untitled Batman-Superman film.

Variety is reporting that Ray Fisher has been cast as Victor Stone aka Cyborg in the Batman-Superman film.

After testing actors over the past couple of weeks, Warner Bros. and DC have tapped theater actorRay Fisher for the role of Cyborg in the untitled Batman-Superman pic.

Victor Stone or Cyborg, while not a major part in the Batman-Superman feature, is a member of the Justice League, and the role will become much more significant role as Warner and DC develop more films related to the Justice League universe, sources confirm.

Production on the Batman-Superman film is currently underway in Michigan and is set to be released May 6, 2016.

Thursday, April 24th 2014

The Vampire Diaries Recap: Season 5 Episode 18- Resident Evil

This episode was directed by Paul Wesley, and we got to see some old favorites, so for that it was enjoyable. I totally thought the “steamy” Stefan and Elena scenes were a bit of a let down though.

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