Movie Exclusive – First Official Poster for “The Fault in Our Stars” Movie

Those eagerly awaiting the movie adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars are in for a treat today!

The first official poster for the film has been released and it is absolutely stunning.This gorgeous poster features Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as their characters Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters.

For those unfamiliar with the story should definitely consdering reading it because it is an amazing story.

It follows sixteen year-old Hazel (Woodley) as she is battling thyroid and lung cancer. Her parents are worried about her, therefore they send her to a local support group, where she meets Augustus Waters (Elgort). As they get to know each other, their love and relationship grows and takes them on an unforgettable journey. Take a look at the poster below:

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What do you think of this first official poster? Are you interested in reading the book and/or seeing the movie?

Source: Buzzfeed

Exclusive Movie Review – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out a year ago and fans have been eagerly awaiting The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug ever since. Director Peter Jackson and his production teams put together an amazing sequel that will once again leave audiences wanting more.

* Warning – Possible spoilers ahead. *

The film begins in a flashback scene in Bree, a small town just outside of the borders of the Shire. In this scene we see how the journey truly began and we see that it was Gandalf who ultimately persuaded Thorin to go on a quest to reclaim his homeland. Then we are back with Bilbo and the dwarf troop as they continue their journey towards Erebor.

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The troop must enter through the dangerous Mirkwood Forest in order to embark on the last leg of the journey. However, Gandalf cannot go with them and embarks on another quest towards Dol Guldur, where the necromancer is gaining power.

He warns the troop to stay on the path, otherwise the dark powers of the forest will cause you to hallucinate. Of course, when in the Mirkwood Forest, the dwarves end up straying from the path and are captured by large spiders. This means that Bilbo must use his wits and his new ring to get them out of danger.

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Once Bilbo finally frees all of the dwarves from the spiderwebs, the chase begins as they try to fight their way out of the forest. One of those many moments in the film when you think to yourself “How are they going to get out of this?” The answer my friends, is the elves. Legolas and Tauriel come barging in with a troop of fellow elves to battle it out with the spiders.

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Although the elves save the dwarves from the onslaught of arachnids, they capture them and strip them of their weapons and other possessions. This creates a moment between Legolas and Gloin (Glimey’s father) that will no doubt leave fans laughing.

The elves then take them back to Mirkwood living quarters and put them in jail for intruding. As the dwarves are leaving the forest, they realize that Bilbo is nowhere to be found.

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Bilbo uses the ring and follows them to Mirkwood and soon realizes that he must rescue the dwarves (again) and get them out of the Mirkwood jail. He finds a quick and risky solution within some empty barrels. These barrels are going to be sent down the river to Laketown, which is just the place they need to get to before heading up the mountain to Erebor.

So Bilbo waits until the opportune moment, uses the ring to steal the jail keys, frees the dwarves, and shows them his plan. At first, they are all very apprehensive, but Thorin convinces them it is the right thing to do and the only way to get out and continue their quest.

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Just as the dwarves escape in the barrels, Tauriel and her guards realize that they have escaped the jail. This causes all of the guards to be on high alert and ultimately leads to the dwarves being blocked from leaving. However, an army of orcs have been tracking the dwarves on order of Azog the defiler and they start to attack the elves and the dwarves. From here, an incredible and crazy battle scene down the river begins.

When Bilbo and the dwarves escape the orcs, they take a moment to gather themselves and tend to Kili, who has been injured in the battle. This reprieve is short-lived as they are confronted by Bard the Bowman of Laketown.

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Bard is the one responsible for retrieving the barrels and returning them to Laketown and he was not expecting company. The troop ends up convincing Bard to help them get to Laketown via his boat.

Once they get to Laketown, Bard is worried he could get into trouble so he finds ways to keep them hidden until they can get to his house. From here, Bilbo and the dwarves end up staying with Bard and his three kids.

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Thorin grows restless knowing that Erebor is so close and he is so close to reaching his goal. He goes against Bard’s advice and gathers Bilbo and the rest of the dwarves to steal weapons from the armory. The royal guards of Laketown end up catching them and taking them to the Master of Laketown.

Thorin realizes how greedy the Master of Laketown is and the impoverished conditions the people of Laketown are living in. He uses this to his advantage as he is trying to convince everyone of the meaning behind their journey to Erebor. Thorin promises that restoring Erebor is not only going to benefit the dwarves, but the people of Laketown too.

And so begins the journey up to the mountain…

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I do not want to reveal too much more, but this is definitely not a film to miss! Peter Jackson has once again delivered an absolutely amazing film that will likely thrill audiences around the world.

The production teams always do a spectacular job. The amazingly detailed costumes, set pieces, props, and stunning make up only did more to enhance the journey. The visual effects team also did an amazing job with creating Smaug the dragon and expanding on the design of the orcs. 

The actors that were also in the first film, all did great with enhancing and developing their characters. Actors that were new to the Hobbit franchise such as, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, and Orlando Bloom also did well with introducing and developing their characters.

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Overall, the story was well-paced and action-packed, but there were a few moments where it felt like the story was dragging on a little bit. Plus, some of the visual effects made me feel like I was watching a video game rather then a movie. Nonetheless, The Desolation of Smaug was another triumph under Peter Jackson’s movie belt. The ending of this awaited sequel will absolutely leave you wanting more.

Production Exclusive – “The Fault in Our Stars” Director Josh Boone Reveals Post-Production Details

Fans of the author John Green are probably counting down the days until the Josh Boone-directed movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. The production started filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 26 and finished in Amsterdam on October 16, 2013.

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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort filming in Amsterdam.

This has left fans even more excited for the film and some are wondering when we may see the first trailer. Unfortunately, production still has to go through the process of editing the film and putting all of the final touches together so it may be a while before we see any trailers or other exclusives.

However, a fan on Tumblr recently asked director Josh Boone about a trailer and he revealed for us where they are in the post production process and when we might see our first trailer:

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What do you think of this news? Do you think that it is too long of a wait for the trailer? Are you looking forward to The Fault in Our Stars movie to hit theaters on June 6, 2014?

Source: Josh Boone’s Tumblr

Red Carpet Photos from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” World Premiere

The world premiere event for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was held at the Dolby Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.

Of course, director Peter Jackson and his daughter Katie were in attendance. Plus, stars Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Ryan Gage, Stephen Fry, and Manu Bennett were all in attendance. Musician Ed Sheeran was also in attendance because he has a song entitled “I See Fire” on the soundtrack for the film.

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug officially hits theaters on December 13, 2013. Take a look at photos from the carpet and the premiere party in the gallery below:

Source: The Hobbit Facebook Page

Two Gorgeous New Images from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Entertainment Weekly has exclusively shared two stunning new images from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These two new images feature Orlando Bloom as Legolas and Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel.

There is no doubt that Peter Jackson and his production teams have always included gorgeous and detailed pieces to create the world of Middle Earth. In these new photos, we can see some of that amazing detail in looking at the costumes that Bloom and Lilly are wearing and the sets surrounding them.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second film in The Hobbit movie trilogy and it will be theatrically released on December 13, 2013. What do you think of these images? Are you excited to see the relationship between Legolas and Tauriel develop? Will you be seeing Desolation of Smaug in theaters?

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

 

Seven New Character Posters for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Director Peter Jackson has shared seven new character posters from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These beautiful new posters give us a closer look at some of the characters we have come to love and some new characters that will be joining the franchise.

The posters feature Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Lee Pace as Thranduil, and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman.

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Most fans are aware that Evangeline Lilly’s character, Tauriel is not in the original story, but the filmmakers added her character in as they wanted to include a strong female presence. Plus, they wanted to also have the option of a potential romantic storyline between Tauriel and Legolas.

WHat do you think of these new posters? Who is your favorite character from The Hobbit? Do you think the filmmakers were smart to add in Tauriel to the story?

Source: Peter Jackson’s Facebook Page

Production Exclusive – Filming Wraps on “The Fault in Our Stars” Movie Adaptation

Fans of John Green have probably aware that he has been on the set of The Fault in Our Stars off and on since the film started shooting on August 26. Filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania wrapped (finished) on October 10. From there, production headed to Amsterdam to film the final scenes needed and the picture wrapped on October 16!

Green is very smart when is comes to working social media and marketing as he has been sharing photos and videos from his various adventures on set. This is not only allowing fans to get to know the actors playing their beloved characters, but get some behind-the-scenes exclusives.

Both John Green and Ansel Elgort, who is playing Augustus Waters, were sharing photos from the final days of shooting in Amsterdam. Plus, fans and the paparazzi managed to get some photos of the actors while they were filming.

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The Fault in Our Stars is being directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Mike Birbiglia.  Are you going to see The Fault in Our Stars when it is released in theaters on June 6, 2014? Who is your favorite character from The Fault in Our Stars?

Sources: John Green’s Instagram, Ansel Elgort’s Instagram, and Tumblr