New Character Posters for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Warner Brothers recently released seventeen (17) new character posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. These posters give fans another look at Gandalf, Bilbo, Gollum, and Galadriel. Plus, each of the dwarves has his own poster.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks on December 14, 2012. What do you think of these new posters? Do they make you even more excited for the film?

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NBC announces midseason premiere dates for “Community” and “Smash”

NBC recently announced the midseason premiere dates for some of their hit shows. Community is going to be premiering on Thursday, February 7, 2012 at 8 p.m, The hit musical drama, Smash, will be returning Tuesday, February 5 , and Revolution will be returning Monday, March 25. Season two of Whitney is debuting Wednesday, November 14 and will be replacing Animal Practice.

Series premiere dates were also announced for the mystery soap Deception, (January 7), a White House-set comedy 1600 Penn (January 10), and a reality series produced by Eva Longoria called, Ready for Love (March 31).

Finally, starting January 17,  Parks and Recreation will be moving  to 8:30 p.m. Up All Night is going to go on hiatus as it is going to be making a shift from being filmed on a single-camera to being filmed with multiple cameras and shot in front of a live audience. 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

“Hunger Games” News – Francis Lawrence to direct “Mockingjay” films

Francis Lawrence became the director for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after Gary Ross announced that he would not be directing the next film. Ross felt that he would not have enough time to prepare and do the film justice. Back in July, it was announced that Lionsgate had made the decision to divide Mockingjay into two films. Lionsgate was also reportedly searching for a director who could handle the tight production schedule proposed for the final films of the franchise.

The Collider has reported that Lawrence has officially signed on to direct both of the Mockingjay films. His directing credentials include films such as Water for Elephants, I Am Legend, and Constantine.

This may be a good sign and could mean that Lionsgate trusts Lawrence with the franchise. What do you think of this decision? Are you looking forward to hearing more about Catching Fire production?

Sources:  The Collider, Page to Premiere

Exclusive New Posters for “Les Misérables”

Two new posters for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables were recently released by the Huffington Post. One of the new posters features Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter, who are going to be playing the Thenardiers, Eponine’s (Samantha Banks’) quirky innkeeper parents. The other poster features Amanda Seyfried (Cosette) and Eddie Redmayne (Marius).

Those of you who are fans of Les Misérables will be excited to know that there is significant awards buzz around this film and is one of this season’s biggest potential Oscar contenders.

Take a look at these posters and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Source: Huffington Post

“Entertainment Weekly” – Holiday Movie Preview

Entertainment Weekly released the Fall Movie Preview edition back in August and now they are going to be releasing a Holiday Movie Preview. This edition of the magazine will be giving movie lovers a sneak peek at films coming out this holiday season. Of course, the list includes the highly anticipated films such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This edition of the magazine will also examine all of the recent Oscar buzz surrounding these and many other films as awards season is picking up.  

Here is a sneak peek of what  Entertainment Weekly has to say about Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty:

Les Misérables: Les Mis comes to the screen 25 years after its Tony-winning Broadway debut, 150 years after the publication of Victor Hugo’s novel, and 180 years after the Paris Uprising depicted in the story, in which a mob of students and the impoverished lashed out at a ruling class they felt had neglected them. Despite being rooted in those distant eras, the film’s themes of greed and indifference that could be ripped from the rhetoric of the presidential election about the growing divide between haves and have-nots. “We’re not making some Masterpiece Theater show. This is not just some period movie. This is something that’s relevant. Classic literature, classic stories like Les Misérables stick around for a reason,” says star Hugh Jackman.

Silver Linings Playbook: With director David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook – one of the films already generating serious Oscar heat — Cooper tells us he’s looking to shed his image as the cocky alpha male with this role as an emotionally raw, mentally unbalanced man, who’s looking for love in all the wrong places – until he meets another wildcard, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Critics are already heaping praise on his work in the movie. “I’ve become aware that there was a little bit of ‘He’s not really an actor—he’s just the guy from The Hangover,’ ” Cooper says. “I guess people were surprised that that’s the same guy.”

Zero Dark Thirty: Jessica Chastain doesn’t have as much to prove, after a remarkable breakthrough last year with The Tree of LifeThe Debt, and an Oscar nomination for The Help, but she still has an immense burden to carry as the central figure in Zero Dark Thirty, about the decade-long hunt to track down the most wanted terrorist in the world. “You really see the drive and the journey that this woman takes, and you see her unravel,” she says.

Lincoln: Kushner was the man who held it all together on Lincoln, even though at first “the subject and the man just seemed too big to me.” The Angels in America playwright focused the epic Steven Spielberg historical drama on one key part of the 16th president’s life – his drive to have slavery forever outlawed by the Constitution. In a Q&A in the issue, he describes some of star Daniel Day-Lewis’ intense acting process. “Daniel said to me before we started filming, ‘I hope it’s not going to upset you when we stop speaking when this starts.’ I asked why. And he said, ‘I’m really only going to be able to have a conversation at that point with Steven,’ because he gets so deep into the part.”

Be sure to check your local newsstands starting Friday for Entertainment Weekly’s Holiday Movie Preview.

Source: Entertainment Weekly