‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
It seemed natural to turn the three volumes that make up "The Lord of the Rings" into three films, but eyebrows raised over transforming the trilogy's shorter, simpler predecessor into a trio of movies — especially given the 2-1/2-hour-plus runtime of this first installment. Director Peter Jackson may need a ruthless editor, but his track record hints that the film will prove a 3-D vision to behold. Read more
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