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'Gollum' actor Andy Serkis to narrate 'The Hobbit' live for free

May 08, 2020 - 12:31 PM

A Middle Earth adventure awaits – in a live streaming, Andy Serkis will be holding a 12-hour armchair reading of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 novel to raise money for charities.

Indonesia's 'hobbits' disappeared when modern humans came

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:20 PM

A new study shows the pint sized creatures disappeared much earlier than previously thought

Terkuak, misteri kepunahan ‘manusia Hobbit’

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Manusia hobbit tak pernah bertemu dengan manusia modern

Bertamu ke rumah Bilbo Baggins di Hobbiton

Nov 08, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Penggemar film Lord of The Rings dan The Hobbit pasti menikmati kunjungan ke Hobbiton di Selandia Baru

Hobbiton movie set di Selandia Baru menjadi atraksi turis, bahkan bagi mereka yang belum pernah menonton 'Lord of The Rings' atau 'The Hobbit'. Foto dari Facebook

2014 top 10 Youtube ads in PH

Feb 04, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Find out which Youtube ads caught the attention and interest of netizens in 2014

British chef Jamie Oliver 'turned down hobbit role'

Dec 29, 2014 - 10:22 AM

He says he couldn t oblige because of work commitments

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Review: Still a fun romp

Dec 14, 2014 - 4:50 PM

The film is easy on the eyes but sadly a tad too light on the heart writes Oggs Cruz

Movies playing this week: 'Hobbit,' 'Paranormal Island,' more

Dec 10, 2014 - 1:51 PM

The conclusion to an epic saga a summer vacation gone wrong and more in this week s cinemas

No new Tolkien films without family's assent, says Peter Jackson

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:50 PM

The Hobbit director says new films are uncertain as J R R Tolkien s son was critical of the commercialization of his father s work on screen

A decade on and Indonesia's 'Hobbit' still holds secrets

Oct 30, 2014 - 3:51 PM

It s been 10 years since a new species of human – dubbed the Hobbit – was found in a cave in Flores in Eastern Indonesia

AUTHORS Richard Roberts and Thomas Sutikna with LB1's skull and jawbone. Photo courtesy of Paul Jones/University of Wollongong

WATCH: Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson in 'Hobbit'-themed air safety video

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:12 AM

You haven t seen one quite like this

'Hobbit' filmmaker changes name of trilogy finale

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:56 AM

LOTR and Hobbit fans what do you think? Director Peter Jackson will rename the title of the final Hobbit film to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

CHANGES. Peter Jackson, seen here in this 2012 photo, is changing the name of the final installment to 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

'Frozen' warms up North American movie-goers

Jan 06, 2014 - 9:10 AM

Frozen adds another 20 7 million in earnings taking its seven week haul in the United States and Canada to just under 298 million

'Hobbit' tops North American box office

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Fantasy blockbuster The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ruled the North American box office this weekend

BLOCKBUSTER. (L-R) Visual effects artist Eric Saindon, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, writer/producer/director Peter Jackson and visual effects artist Joe Letteri attend the premiere of Warner Bros' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at TCL Chinese Theatre . AFP Photo

'Hobbit' roars to top of N. America box office

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Tolkien s latest installment in his epic series claimed the top spot at the North American box office this weekend

BAD DEAL? Warner Bros say the Weinsteins were entitled to a share of the first movie, but not to the two sequels. Photo from the film's Facebook

Hollywood studio Warner sued over 'Hobbit' profits

Dec 12, 2013 - 4:17 PM

Warner Bros say the owners of Miramax had simply made a bad deal – one of the great blunders in movie history

BAD DEAL? Warner Bros say the Weinsteins were entitled to a share of the first movie, but not to the two sequels. Photo from the film's Facebook

Want to feel the climate of Mordor? Go to Texas

Dec 09, 2013 - 10:46 PM

What was it like to live in the leafy Shire the starting point of Bilbo Baggins trek in The Hobbit ?

SNEAK PEEK. A global presentation and a Q&A with cast members will be shown next month. Photo from the film's Facebook

'Desolation of Smaug' preview thrills fans

Nov 05, 2013 - 1:33 PM

The highlight of the event was a 20 minute preview of the movie which prompted cheers and applause from viewers

ANTICIPATION. Production is working non-stop to get the film out next month, says director. Photo from the film's Facebook

Hobbit fans to get sneak peek at Smaug event

Oct 29, 2013 - 10:44 AM

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will premiere in the Philippines on December 11

SNEAK PEEK. A global presentation and a Q&A with cast members will be shown next month. Photo from the film's Facebook

Marcos, Lean Alejandro, and the power of the written word

Sep 30, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Ferdinand Marcos and Lean Alejandro were two Martial Law figures who approached writing in markedly different ways

WebHits: The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug LEGO trailer

Aug 24, 2013 - 7:15 AM

YouTube user BrotherHoodWorkshop recreates the trailer of the upcoming sequel of The Hobbit using LEGO

Archaeologist Mike Morwood, who led 'hobbit' discovery, dies

Jul 24, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Mike Morwood the professor who was instrumental in the discovery of Homo floresiensis in 2003 died on Tuesday

'HOBBIT' SCIENTIST. In this file photo, Associate Professor Mike Morwood announces the skeletal remains of a previously undiscovered species of human, known as Homo floresiensis during a press conference in Sydney, Australia on Thursday, 28 October 2004. Photo by EPA/Mick Tsikas

No desolation for Peter Jackson

Jul 06, 2013 - 9:54 AM

Film director releases production diary on part two of Hobbits trilogy

DESOLATION ROW. Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in 'Smaug.' Photo from the movie's Facebook page.

Action-packed second half

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:43 PM

More blockbusters for the rest of 2013 and a sequel filled 2014

POPCORN, ADRENALINE. Brace yourself for the remaining action in 2013

WATCH: 'The Hobbit 2' first trailer

Jun 12, 2013 - 1:27 PM

The Hobbit and JRR Tolkien fans excited for the second film in the new trilogy can now rejoice

BILBO'S ADVENTURE CONTINUES. Bilbo Baggins returns in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' Image courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

The Avengers win big at MTV Movie Awards

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Check who took home the golden popcorn in the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

MOVIE OF THE YEAR. The Avengers emerge victorious. Photo from 'Marvel's The Avengers PH' Facebook page

VIDEO: How 'The Hobbit' should have ended

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Do you agree with this video? Tell us

SHOULD IT HAVE ENDED THIS WAY? Watch the video to find out, and let us know if you agree. Screen grab from YouTube (HISHEdotcom)

'Mama' screams to top of N. America box office

Jan 21, 2013 - 8:39 AM

Newly released horror film Mama pushed the Oscar tipped bin Laden manhunt movie Zero Dark Thirty out of the top slot at the North American weekend box office

Jessica Chastain in a scene from the movie "Mama." Photo courtesy of the movie's official Facebook page.

'Texas Chainsaw 3D' dethrones 'The Hobbit'

Jan 07, 2013 - 10:23 AM

The horror flick dislodges the Peter Jackson film from the top spot

SCARY NEW YEAR. Heather Mills (Alexandra Daddario) stars in 'Texas Chainsaw 3D.' Photo by Justin Lubin from the 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Facebook page

'Hobbit' fights off rivals atop New Year US box office

Jan 03, 2013 - 9:15 AM

The long awaited first part of Peter Jackson s Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy earned 31 9 million in its third week in theaters ahead of Django Unchained and Les Miserables

ADVENTURE TIME! Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) decides to go on an adventure. All photos and movie stills courtesy of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

'Lord of the Rings' sound editor dies in accident

Jan 01, 2013 - 9:51 AM

He follows the death of another Peter Jackson collaborator earlier in December

SAD NEWS FOR LOTR FANS. Mike Hopkins in a featurette on the soundscape of 'The Two Towers.' Screen grab from YouTube (fartfx3)

(Some of the) Best movies of 2012

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:30 AM

There could have been close to a hundred excellent or favorite films this past year that have graced local theaters via regular screenings or extraordinary filmfests Here are just 10 of them

'Hobbit' remains No. 1 for 2nd weekend in a row

Dec 24, 2012 - 6:05 AM

The film has earned over US 37 million from Friday to Sunday

Rappler’s top 10 best Hollywood movie posters of 2012

Dec 21, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Check out our list and let us know what you think

SIMPLE, SYMBOLIC, HAUNTING. What are your favorite movie posters this year? Let us know. See details below. Image from the 'The Amazing Spiderman' Facebook page

The Hobbit: The road goes ever on

Dec 15, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Those who ve watched the movie say on social media that they will watch it again Here s why

ADVENTURE TIME! Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) decides to go on an adventure. All photos and movie stills courtesy of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

Middle Earth mania for Hobbit debut

Nov 28, 2012 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Huge crowds swarmed central Wellington for the world premiere of Peter Jackson s The Hobbit an event that sparked Middle Earth mania and brought a touch of Hollywood to New Zealand

JOIN BILBO BAGGINS' ADVENTURE with real-life 'The Hobbit' treasure. Image from the movie's Facebook page

'The Hobbit' almost filmed in Britain

Nov 27, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Labor issues almost took the film from Peter Jackson s homeland

PETER JACKSON: BEATLES FAN. According to the Facebook page of 'The Hobbit,' 4 of the cameras on set were named John, Paul, George and Gringo in tribute to the director's favorite band. Image from The Hobbit Facebook page

The Hobbit's unexpected dinner

Nov 09, 2012 - 9:24 AM

Here s a new featurette from the movie that fans will surely enjoy

FOOD FIGHT. Where there are dwarves and food, there will be a food fight. Screen grab from YouTube (Tolkiendrim)

New Zealand banks on new Hobbit movie to boost tourism

Nov 04, 2012 - 1:13 PM

Tourism chiefs hoping to recreate the surge in visitors inspired by the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy have launched a massive marketing campaign around the upcoming The Hobbit movie

WELCOME. A giant Gollum creature from the "Hobbit" movie catches a fish on the ceiling of Wellington Airport as part of promotions for the upcoming "The Hobbit" movie. Photo by AFP

'Airline of Middle-earth': Hobbit-themed safety video hits web

Nov 01, 2012 - 2:21 PM

The video a tie in with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features special effects from the director s Weta Workshop including a digital Gollum pointing out airplane safety lights

Hobbit treasure for real life

Oct 11, 2012 - 5:19 AM

Money from the epic to become legal tender in New Zealand

JOIN BILBO BAGGINS' ADVENTURE with real-life 'The Hobbit' treasure. Image from the movie's Facebook page

Peter Jackson avoids talk about 'The Hobbit'

Sep 09, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Filmmaker Peter Jackson avoided questions Saturday September 8 about his decision to split J R R Tolkien s 300 page fantasy novel The Hobbit into three feature length films amid growing fan criticism

NO 'HOBBIT' TALK. A press conference about the film "West of Memphis" at the Toronto Film Festival, September 8, 2012. AFP/Getty Images/Jason Merritt