Movie Exclusive – First Official Look at Evangeline Lilly in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Fans of The Hobbit series will be intrigued to know that we finally have our first look at Evangeline Lilly as her character Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Lilly had this to say about her character:  “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill.” Although her character was not in any of J.R.R Tolkien’s original work, Peter Jackson and his writing  team felt it was necessary to add this strong female character in this male-dominated story.

Lilly also explained a bit of her character’s backstory in the interview: “Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord of the Rings. She doesn’t hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do — she’s much more lowly. She sort of goes against the social order of the elves a little bit.”

Plus, she was teasing at a potential romantic storyline: “She will definitely have a love story. I can’t give away too much about it. It’s not a huge focus but it is there and it is important and it does drive Tauriel and her story and her actions. “Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant. They’ve known each other since they were children, and Legolas’ dad, [Elven king] Thranduil, has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman who’s a fantastic warrior, I think it’s hard not to notice her. That’s probably as much as I can say.”

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And finally, for those Tolkien fans who are not so sure about adding in this new character, she had this to say:  “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are going to be people who will totally hate Tauriel, think that she shouldn’t be in the movie, that it’s a betrayal of Tolkien, and no matter what I do it won’t be right. There will be everything between that and people who adore her and think it’s such a fun thing to have added to the film. I kind of got prepped for that being on Lost, because we had avid fans who were really extreme in their feelings about the show and its characters. But I think if anyone knows how to respect Tolkien, it’s Peter, Fran and Phil. And Tauriel fits perfectly in that world.”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters December 13, 2013! What do you think of this interview with Evangeline Lilly? Do you think Peter Jackson and his writing team made the right choice adding Tauriel into the story? What do you think of the possibility of a romantic storyline? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – Exclusive New Trailer

Today Warner Brothers Studios released the second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This is such an amazing trailer it it gives fans a more in-depth look at the Dwarves, some trolls, and even goblins! Definitely a trailer you do not want to miss!

Watch it here on Apple Movie Trailers:

You can also watch the five alternate endings here on official Hobbit movie website. Let TrulyLuminary know what you think of this new trailer in the comments below, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page! 

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Exclusive New Photos from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

For those of you who are fans of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, you will be very excited to know that there were twenty-eight (28) exclusive new photos released today for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. However, everyone over at Stone Street Studios in Wellington have been busy because it was decided that The Hobbit films are going to be divided into a trilogy.

As most of you may know, the official title and release date for the final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again,was recently announced and it will be hitting theaters July 18, 2014. Also, there was a new title announced for the second instalment in the trilogy and it is now going to be called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

What do you think of these new photos? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when it hits theaters on December 14, 2012? I want to hear your opinions so let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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“The Hobbit” – Part Three Gets a Title and Release Date

For those of you who are fans of Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings series, you are aware that Jackson split The Hobbit films into a trilogy. Another exciting announcement was made by Warner Bros and MGM Pictures recently as they released the official release date and title for the final Hobbit film.

The official title of the final film is The Hobbit: There and Back Again and it will be hitting theaters on July 18, 2014. There was also a new title announced for the second instalment, it is now going to be called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and it will be released on December 13, 2013.

According to Deadline Hollywood, additional filming will be needed to complete the trilogy and they will be filming  at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, and on location in New Zealand.

What do you think of this news? Do you think these films will work better as a trilogy? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which hits theaters on December 14, 2012? Let me know in the comments below!


First Look at “Cloud Atlas” – Trailer and Photos

A trailer and photos for Cloud Atlas have been released. This film, based off of David Mitchell’s novel of the same title, has three different director-screenwriters, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer. It has quite a strong cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Zun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.

Cloud Atlas looks at how our actions and the consequences of those actions impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. There is action, mystery and romance weaved through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. This film is set to hit theaters October 26, 2012.

Here is a link to the trailer:

And here is a link to an Entertainment Weekly article with some interesting photos from the film:

What do you think of the trailer and all of these photos? Are you looking forward to this film?

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