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« Reply #480 on: December 28, 2012, 04:40:01 PM »

I finally got to see this last night with my kids. For me the high water mark for anything "The Hobbit", other than book, has been Rankin and Bass' 1977 animation feature that was animated by artists that went on to form the legendary Studio Ghibli. For me Jackson's movie equaled it, but didn't surpass it. Interesting enough, the animated movie is 1 hour and 17 minutes in length. That isn't to say I didn't enjoy the additional content in this new film,  I did, but it didn't make it better than an earlier movie that gave the story a minimalist treatment.  Both my kids enjoyed it though and I'd give it a thumbs up, especially for fans of Tolkien's Middle Earth.
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« Reply #481 on: December 28, 2012, 04:48:04 PM »

I have never seen that Kron,i have the Ralph Bakshi LOTR,which was made a year after but not seen The Hobbit...i'll have to keep an eye out



That is from the same makers(and voice cast) as The Return of the King made in 1980,which i have not heard good things about TBH...have you seen that?
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« Reply #482 on: December 28, 2012, 11:59:29 PM »

Thinking of heading up to Huntsville, AL to catch the Hobbit at the Monaco.  Any of the Locals tried that theater yet? Is it worth the trip from B-ham for the HFR?
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« Reply #483 on: December 29, 2012, 06:11:25 PM »

My daughter and I saw this yesterday and I was absolutely blown away. I expected to hate the slow pace but really loved the entire movie. I can't wait to go see it again. There is a theater about half an hour from me that is showing it in 3D HFR.
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« Reply #484 on: January 03, 2013, 05:40:46 PM »

saw this a few weeks ago and I came away with: "Meh. I'm glad I saw it" kinda feeling.

For me at least it seemed to lack the magic of the FoTR and the rest of the LoTR films. It felt similar to HBOs The Pacific in so far as trying to live up to what Band of Brothers was (and still is)

Anyhoo - like I said I am glad that I saw it and look forward to the other 2 installments.
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« Reply #485 on: January 03, 2013, 05:49:19 PM »

How was the first 9 minutes of Star Trek into Darkness? I keep asking but nobody answers.  icon_razz

I almost saw The Hobbit on New Year's Day, but caught Life of Pi (not playing in many theaters now) because I figured The Hobbit will be in theaters much longer. Maybe this weekend.
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« Reply #486 on: January 03, 2013, 08:18:48 PM »

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How was the first 9 minutes of Star Trek into Darkness? I keep asking but nobody answers.  icon_razz

At the time, it did not really do much for me. While I enjoyed the last star trek movie, for some reason the charm of the characters seemed to have worn off on me somewhat. I saw the serial killer from American Horror Story (spock), the slightly odd-looking captain, and the guy that does a good voice impression of Bones. I did not get very pumped about seeing on it on the big screen based on what I saw even though some of the effects were not too bad.
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« Reply #487 on: January 03, 2013, 08:38:42 PM »

Saw it with my wife and daughter on New Year's Eve, and we all really liked it a lot.

My wife had been hearing bad things, and she isn't a very patient movie-goer, so the fact that she liked it as much as she did says something.  I was wary, too, and can be a bit of a movie snob if I'm looking for issues with a film.  My daughter would probably have liked it either way.
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« Reply #488 on: January 03, 2013, 09:20:45 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on January 03, 2013, 05:49:19 PM

How was the first 9 minutes of Star Trek into Darkness? I keep asking but nobody answers.  icon_razz

When I went on Christmas day, the movie was delayed by 30 minutes while they tried to friggin' fix it.  Most of the time I was looking at a Windows 7 desktop on the big screen  When the movie finally DID start, they went straight into the main feature.  I was rather pissed about this because of the delay AND the coming attractions I missed.   icon_mad
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« Reply #489 on: January 03, 2013, 11:37:22 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on January 03, 2013, 05:49:19 PM

How was the first 9 minutes of Star Trek into Darkness? I keep asking but nobody answers.  icon_razz

I almost saw The Hobbit on New Year's Day, but caught Life of Pi (not playing in many theaters now) because I figured The Hobbit will be in theaters much longer. Maybe this weekend.

Dude.  Someone did answer.  And you replied in the thread after he did.

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« Reply #490 on: January 21, 2013, 01:53:17 AM »

More Hobbit.
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« Reply #491 on: January 21, 2013, 03:29:01 AM »

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What was been shown at that link? Silly Hulu won't let me view it because I live in Canuckistan.
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« Reply #492 on: January 21, 2013, 04:42:24 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on January 21, 2013, 03:29:01 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 21, 2013, 01:53:17 AM


What was been shown at that link? Silly Hulu won't let me view it because I live in Canuckistan.

it's a Saturday Night Live skit.  maybe this link will work.
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« Reply #493 on: January 21, 2013, 09:46:49 AM »

both links wont work for me because i am in the UK...I hate you all!! crybaby
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« Reply #494 on: January 21, 2013, 10:32:52 PM »

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That is pretty funny.
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« Reply #495 on: January 22, 2013, 11:42:25 AM »

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Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:    $288,705,000      31.4%
+ Foreign:    $632,200,000      68.6%
= Worldwide:    $920,905,000   

In Release:    39 days / 5.6 weeks

Still to release in China(22nd February)
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« Reply #496 on: January 22, 2013, 09:04:06 PM »

its already out in China - thanks to pirates  icon_lol
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« Reply #497 on: March 01, 2013, 12:59:26 PM »

The Hobbit 3 moved back to December 2014


http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=74934



It was originally going to be July 2014,but moved back to apparently make way for the new X-men film

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« Reply #498 on: March 01, 2013, 03:01:09 PM »

The DVD/Blu-Ray comes out on the 18th. That seems really quick.
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« Reply #499 on: March 01, 2013, 03:55:56 PM »

That's only the theatrical cut though...easy to get that one out quickly and make some money. They're holding off on the extended edition until sometime in the winter holiday season.
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« Reply #500 on: March 01, 2013, 04:53:30 PM »

Quote from: disarm on March 01, 2013, 03:55:56 PM

That's only the theatrical cut though...easy to get that one out quickly and make some money. They're holding off on the extended edition until sometime in the winter holiday season.

Extending that movie even more than the theatrical release will make it way too long. They will have to include even more stuff that never actually happens in the book. I mean what the heck will we see, Tom Bombadil fondling Goldberry?
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« Reply #501 on: March 01, 2013, 04:56:14 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on March 01, 2013, 04:53:30 PM

Quote from: disarm on March 01, 2013, 03:55:56 PM

That's only the theatrical cut though...easy to get that one out quickly and make some money. They're holding off on the extended edition until sometime in the winter holiday season.

Extending that movie even more than the theatrical release will make it way too long. They will have to include even more stuff that never actually happens in the book. I mean what the heck will we see, Tom Bombadil fondling Goldberry?

The movie was too short in the cinemas,damn thing was over before i knew it 
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« Reply #502 on: March 01, 2013, 05:33:16 PM »

Yeah, holding out for the extended cut. I hear it'll only be 20-25 minutes longer.
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« Reply #503 on: March 01, 2013, 06:33:32 PM »

The hobbit is probably the first movie Iíve ever seen where I would pay for an edition with an hour cut outÖ
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« Reply #504 on: March 03, 2013, 06:48:26 PM »

Congratulations to The Hobbit,it just passed $1 Billion at the Box Office,the 15th film to do so

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=hobbit.htm

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Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:    $301,134,992      30.1%
+ Foreign:    $700,000,000      69.9%
= Worldwide:    $1,001,134,992   
Widest Release:    4,100 theaters
In Release:    77 days / 11 weeks
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« Reply #505 on: March 25, 2013, 05:14:47 AM »

Saw this tonight and really enjoyed it.  Felt like the original LotR movies to me.  Looking forward to the next ones!
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« Reply #507 on: June 10, 2013, 05:49:08 AM »

I wonder if anyone is excited about this? I mean, its not like the time when we were all waiting for the next Lord of the rings, is it? The people I know at least, aren't really interested in it, and many talk about seeing it on the DVD when that arrives.
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« Reply #508 on: June 10, 2013, 06:12:48 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 10, 2013, 05:49:08 AM

I wonder if anyone is excited about this? I mean, its not like the time when we were all waiting for the next Lord of the rings, is it? The people I know at least, aren't really interested in it, and many talk about seeing it on the DVD when that arrives.

sorry Raz,but i can't wait for this,absolutely adored the first one and this looks like its gonna be ace


about the poster
is that the secret side entrance??as i find it hard for a dragon to fit in if its the front entrance
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« Reply #509 on: June 10, 2013, 06:49:34 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 10, 2013, 05:49:08 AM

I wonder if anyone is excited about this? I mean, its not like the time when we were all waiting for the next Lord of the rings, is it? The people I know at least, aren't really interested in it, and many talk about seeing it on the DVD when that arrives.

My kids are thrilled about the next movie, so that makes me happy about it too. slywink In all fairness though, An Unexpected Journey was quality enough to get me back to the theater for a viewing of The Desolation of Smaug.
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« Reply #510 on: June 10, 2013, 07:06:33 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 10, 2013, 06:12:48 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 10, 2013, 05:49:08 AM

I wonder if anyone is excited about this? I mean, its not like the time when we were all waiting for the next Lord of the rings, is it? The people I know at least, aren't really interested in it, and many talk about seeing it on the DVD when that arrives.

sorry Raz,but i can't wait for this,absolutely adored the first one and this looks like its gonna be ace


about the poster
is that the secret side entrance??as i find it hard for a dragon to fit in if its the front entrance


Oh, don't be sorry - I'm happy people enjoy movies, even if I don't like them. I was just curious about it, since people I knew didn't seem that impressed with it :-)
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« Reply #511 on: June 10, 2013, 07:21:30 AM »

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about the poster
is that the secret side entrance??as i find it hard for a dragon to fit in if its the front entrance

It's the main entrance, seen from quite a distance away. We saw it in the intro to the first movie. Smaug fits through that opening without any trouble.
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« Reply #512 on: June 10, 2013, 07:24:44 AM »

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is that the secret side entrance??as i find it hard for a dragon to fit in if its the front entrance


just waiting for CK to comment on that....it shouldn't of been the first thing i posted after waking up i guess icon_confused

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is that the secret side entrance??as i find it hard for a dragon to fit in if its the front entrance

It's the main entrance, seen from quite a distance away. We saw it in the intro to the first movie. Smaug fits through that opening without any trouble.


I need to watch the first film again,but waiting for the extended Blu Ray
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« Reply #513 on: June 10, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 10, 2013, 05:49:08 AM

I wonder if anyone is excited about this? I mean, its not like the time when we were all waiting for the next Lord of the rings, is it? The people I know at least, aren't really interested in it, and many talk about seeing it on the DVD when that arrives.

I'll probably see it in the theater if t comes to the local cheap one, but other than that it's blu ray.
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« Reply #514 on: June 10, 2013, 11:10:40 AM »

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In all fairness though, An Unexpected Journey was quality enough to get me back to the theater for a viewing of The Desolation of Smaug.

I thought the quality was decent but it felt like there were two styles that weren't meshing, mainly Jackson's mature setting and the design of many of the characters from the book.
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« Reply #515 on: June 11, 2013, 06:19:44 PM »

teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idp6wjqG674
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« Reply #516 on: June 11, 2013, 06:27:51 PM »

Very Cool,The Infamous Barrel scene,LOL


doesn't Luke Evans look exactly like Orlando Bloom but from the 'POTC' Movies?


saying that good to see Legolas again,but Kate from Lost looked mighty strange,i think it was her auburn hair
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« Reply #517 on: June 11, 2013, 06:30:30 PM »

Smaug looks properly huge.  and yeah, Kate was odd as a redhead.  took me a moment to recognize her.

as for Luke Evans, I thought Orlando Bloom was in Immortals because of the way he looks.
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« Reply #518 on: June 11, 2013, 06:35:13 PM »



one has a pointer nose though; of course it could be the angle of the photo too.
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« Reply #519 on: June 11, 2013, 07:00:37 PM »

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one has a pointer nose though; of course it could be the angle of the photo too.


LOL,yeah okay CK i didn't have time to measure their noses when on screen in that trailer Tongue
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