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  • This December, the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves will be brought to an unforgettable conclusion in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, part three in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

    The Dwarves of Erebor may have taken back the vast wealth of their homeland on Middle Earth, but after inadvertently unleashing the furious Dragon, Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) upon the powerless men, women and children of Lake-town, they must now face the consequences.

    Meanwhile Thorin (Richard Armitage), the King Under the Mountain, succumbs to dragon-sickness and becomes infatuated with his search for the legendary Arkenstone, at the expense of his honour and friendships. Bilbo (Martin Freeman) desperately tries to make Thorin see reason and is left with no option but to make a dangerous choice, unaware that even greater dangers lie ahead; unseen by all but Gandalf (Ian McKellen), legions of Orcs are encroaching on the Lonely Mountain, sent forth in a stealth attack by the Dark Lord, Sauron. 

    The new darkness converging on their intensifying conflict forces the Dwarves, Elves and Men to make a decision – unite as one, or be destroyed. Bilbo soon finds himself battling for his life, the lives of his friends and the future of Middle Earth as five great armies descend into war.

    “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies”, the final movie in the Lord of the Rings series, sees Orlando Bloom return to his role as the Elf Legolas, and he is once again joined by Billy Connolly as Dain, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, and Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town.
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    2014 BAFTA Film Award Nomination: Special Visual Effects

    2014 BAFTA Film Award Nomination: Make-up and hair

    From Academy Award® - winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years beforeThe Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar® - winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.  Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood.  After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug.

    To get an insight on the making of The Hobbit movies, view Peter Jackson's production diary.

  • Winner of 1 Oscar 2014 Academy Award:

    Best Actress in a Leading Role – Cate Blanchett

    Winner of 1 BAFTA 2014 Film Award:

    Leading Actress – Cate Blanchett

    After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin),  elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself  back together again.

    Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she’s on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of Ginger’s boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another “loser” like Ginger’s ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her sister’s psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly intuits that Jasmine won’t feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts work as the receptionist in a dentist’s office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).

  • The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who - along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield - is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. 

    Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands inhabited by Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even himself, he also gains possession of a "precious" ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to imagine.

    To get an insight on the making of The Hobbit movies, view Peter Jackson's production diary.

  • “I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backward.

    From his birth in New Orleans in 1918, across the high seas, through the bombing of Pearl Harbour, and back home again – Benjamin’s journey is as extraordinary yet as common as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club) and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett as the time-crossed soul mates Benjamin and Daisy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a time-traveller’s epic adventure into the joys of life, the sadness of death and a love that endures beyond time.