The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Guardians of the Galaxy tops list of deadliest films with 83,871 fatalities
Three JRR Tolkien films also make the top 10, suggesting family entertainment is more perilous than horror movies

Catherine Shoard

04, Oct, 2016 @10:29 AM

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Aidan Turner: ‘You take a top off, and then it’s madness’
That topless scene in Poldark turned him into a national heart-throb, but Aidan Turner doesn’t know what all the fuss is about. He talks about lies, laziness, and why his hair has its own Twitter account

Sophie Heawood

20, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Andy Serkis and the marvel of ‘performance capture’
As Gollum and King Kong, Andy Serkis showed what could be done with film’s cutting-edge technology. But, as he tells Robert McCrum, we haven’t seen anything yet

Robert McCrum

06, Dec, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Peter Jackson: 'I didn’t know what the hell I was doing' when I made The Hobbit
Oscar-winning director admits he was ‘winging it’ and ‘was making it up as I went along’ for much of the fantasy trilogy’s chaotic shoot

Ben Child

19, Nov, 2015 @1:52 PM

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Hobbit extended editions set for big screen
Peter Jackson’s movies are to return to US multiplexes with extra footage, despite complaints that the original cuts already contained enough padding

Ben Child

26, Aug, 2015 @11:16 AM

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Hey, you, leave that franchise alone! The directors who couldn't let go
A successful franchise is every film-maker’s dream – isn’t it? But even the best of them can’t resist the temptation to keep going, even when they shouldn’t

Stephen Puddicombe

21, Jul, 2015 @4:17 PM

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Peter Jackson turns home into replica of Bilbo's Hobbit house
A set artist reveals that the Lord of the Rings director has turned the basement of his New Zealand mansion into the home of Tolkien’s protagonist

Benjamin Lee

29, Jun, 2015 @9:04 AM

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Lee Pace interview: 'Halt and Catch Fire is about people, not computers'
The Guardians of the Galaxy star is back for a second series as Joe MacMillan, the ruthless visionary in AMC’s drama about the PC revolution. He explains why he likes playing bad guys – and how much his character is based on Steve Jobs

Gabriel Tate

24, Jun, 2015 @12:18 PM

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When directors shoot movies back-to-back, who wins?
James Cameron’s plan to film three Avatar sequels one after the other represents the peak of Hollywood’s obsession with stockpile film-making

Luke Holland

30, Apr, 2015 @3:59 PM

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Andrew Lesnie: 'master of light' finely tuned into both nature and people
With the cinematographer’s painterly eye and MacGyver-like skill for problem solving, no wonder Peter Jackson never let go of Lesnie once he found him, writes Luke Buckmaster

Luke Buckmaster

29, Apr, 2015 @1:25 AM

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UK cinema box office sees strongest first quarter since 2011
Hits such as Fifty Shades of Grey and The Theory of Everything led to more than 42m admissions in the first three months of the year

Benjamin Lee

23, Apr, 2015 @11:29 AM

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DVDs and downloads: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Big Eyes and more
Peter Jackson and Tim Burton’s latest big-screen blow-outs lose a battle of scale versus substance

Guy Lodge

19, Apr, 2015 @6:00 AM

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