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Steven Spielberg may have The Post currently in cinemas but he also has a new sci-fi film coming out in March called Ready Player One.
Check out this 3 minute featurette from Warner Bros. featuring Spielberg and author Ernest Cline.
At the US box office this weekend there was no shifting Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle as it stays at the top for a third weekend on its 5th weekend of release.
Proving to be a massive hit for Sony, and not a Spider-Man film a $20 million weekend brongs the films total to $317 million.
Highest new film of the weekend is 12 Strong starring Chris Hemsworth and lands in the number 2 spot with $16.5 million.
Also making a strong debut at number 3 is Den of Thieves starring Gerard Butler which lands with $15 million.
Finishing off the top 5 is The Post at number 4 and show incredible stability The Greatest Showman at number 5.
It's not been an easy journey for The Hobbit to reach movie status, unlike The Lord of the Rings which seem to come out of nowhere and wow us.
There were legal problems, changes in director, 2 films became 3, the third film was moved to a Christmas release and now we have title change.
Peter Jackson has announced on his Facebook page that he is going to rename the last film in his trilogy The Battle of the Five Armies.
In the post he states that Tolkien (the original author) saw There and Back Again as the full adventure, "As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo's entire adventure, so don't be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies."
Anticipation is great for the third film in The Hobbit series, and probably final film from Middle Earth. The three Lord of the Rings films were huge box office hits and although The Hobbit films haven't been as big they have still earned fans across the world.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has a worldwide release on 17th December 2014.
Production is currently underway on the two Hobbit films and as you'd maybe expected there is a video blog/diary being made following the production. The first is up at the Peter Jackson Facebook page and I really do urge you to go and watch it, it really is brilliant, http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150223186041807&oid=141884481557&comments
The video is a very generous 10 minutes of pure brilliance presented by Jackson himself, how he finds the time is anyone's guess. He takes you on a tour of some of the sets that have been reproduced from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy 12 years ago as well as teases some new sets.
We get to see a get together of the cast on the first day of filming on the Bag End set, see a dozen full sized actors gather around a Hobbit kitchen table, and we get to see returning actors Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.
It always amazes me when I see things like this how much work clearly goes into the post production of films of this magnitude to get the sets looking so stunning, the sets looks amazing don't get me wrong, but when you see the finished product with all the lighting and post production polish they look simply stunning.
Have a look at this making of video as it really in incredible, and start praying for the rest of this year and next year to go as fast as possible because these films are going to be brilliant, and if you had any doubts about Jackson directing the films just take a moment to take in the guys enthusiasm about the production, I'm so glad he's in charge.
What did you think? Is this a very generous 10 minutes to get us in the mood for the film? Or 10 minutes of pure hype?
UPDATE: You can now see the video on YouTube, or embedded below, enjoy
Despite rumblings from many a commentator about maybe Colin Firth not getting an Oscar, or Natalie Portman being piped at the post by Annette Benning, in the end the Oscar evening went as predictably as you could imagine with just about everyone predicting all the major winners.
Colin Firth and Natalie Portman got their statues, while Christian Bale and Melissa Leo (both for The Fighter) got awarded. Maybe the most unpredictable award for the night was best film and director, most thought that The Social Network and its director David Fincher might clinch it, but The Kings Speech and director Tom Hooper took home the glory.
Toy Story 3 deservedly gained the best animated feature Oscar and in maybe a surprise move Banks diod not get the best documentary Oscar, so no stunt appearance, instead that went to Inside Job, a film from director Charles Ferguson about the financial crisis of 2008.
In all I suppose it was a predictable night, but one where all the Oscars went to deserved winners, something which rarely happens. The awards season is now over, a season which I used to get very excited about, and although I still look at the winners with interest I don't get nearly as excited as I did 10 years ago, maybe Oscar is no longer relevant?
UK release date: 19th January 2018