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Ian Holm passes away: Veteran film and stage actor discovered new depths of compassion in the most unlikely characters
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Ian Holm passes away: Veteran film and stage actor discovered new depths of compassion in the most unlikely characters

A character actor who eventually played leading roles, Ian Holm had a kind of magical malleability, with a range that went from the sweet-tempered to the psychotic.

Ian Holm, known for roles in Lord of the Rings trilogy, Chariots of Fire, passes away aged 88
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Ian Holm, known for roles in Lord of the Rings trilogy, Chariots of Fire, passes away aged 88

Ian Holm won a BAFTA was nominated for an Oscar for portraying pioneering athletics coach Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire.

Here's a lawyer's detailed analysis of Bilbo's contract with dwarves in The Hobbit
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Here's a lawyer's detailed analysis of Bilbo's contract with dwarves in The Hobbit

Remember the contract between Bilbo Baggins and the band of dwarves for their journey to the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Well, now lawyer and co-author of The Law and Superheroes, James Daily has analysed it for us humans.

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson liveblogs the last day of the movie's shoot
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The Hobbit director Peter Jackson liveblogs the last day of the movie's shoot

Movie buffs, you wouldn’t want to miss this chance. Ace director Peter Jackson is currently live-blogging the final day of shooting of The Hobbit

Middle earth magic: How hobbits and elves are luring tourists to New Zealand
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Middle earth magic: How hobbits and elves are luring tourists to New Zealand

A survey indicated that 8.5 percent of visitors cited "The Hobbit" as one reason for coming and that 13 percent took part in some kind of hobbit-themed tourism like visiting a film set.

The Hobbit's unexpected journey: Bilbo is actually a Bengali babu
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The Hobbit's unexpected journey: Bilbo is actually a Bengali babu

Tolkien and Peter Jackson didn't realise it but Bilbo Baggins is a son after every Bengali mother’s heart – fastidious, averse to risk, somewhat anxious about his masculinity, with a handkerchief in his pocket.

Movie Review: The Hobbit suffers from story bloat
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Movie Review: The Hobbit suffers from story bloat

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is stuffed with Hollywood's latest technology — 3D, high-speed projection and Dolby's Atmos surround sound system but the problem with the film is that it is overstuffed.

The Hobbit: Will it smash Hollywood box office records?
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The Hobbit: Will it smash Hollywood box office records?

It took more than a decade, two directors and a lawsuit before The Hobbit made it to the big screen. Hollywood executives are crossing their fingers that the culmination of that journey will help smash movie box office records this year.

The Hobbit trailer promises great things for LOTR fans
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The Hobbit trailer promises great things for LOTR fans

Peter Jackson did the impossible in making the Lord of The Rings trilogy even more epic, and it looks like he is all set to do it again with The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey.

Final installment of The Hobbit trilogy in July 2014
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Final installment of The Hobbit trilogy in July 2014

The final installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been officially named The Hobbit: There and Back Again and will be released in July 2014.