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Bilbo Bagans Comes Full Circle in New Battle of the Five Armies Trailer (see!)

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins comes full circle in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The second trailer for the epic finale gives a taste of the monumental clash that’s looming between the dragon Smaug, the Necromancer Sauron and the dwarves, elves, orcs of Middle Earth. Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Saruman the White (Christopher Lee) and the White Council have thrown their support behind Gandalf (Ian McKellen) in an effort to turn back Sauron before he can capture the mountain....

Jennifer Lawrence, Rebecca Romjin Morph 38 Times in New X-Men Clip!

Jennifer Lawrence plays shape-shifter Mystique in the new “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” What her and her predecessor Rebecca Romjin transform themselves into 38 different characters in X-Men films going back nearly 15 years. The franchise launched in 2000 with the release of “X-Men.” Back then the ensemble cast included Romjin, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Ray Park, Tyler Mane and Anna Paquin....

Hugh Jackman Rounds Up X-Men in New ‘Future, Past’ Trailer (watch!)

Hugh Jackman gets major screen time as “Wolverine” in a new international trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the third released previewing the movie, which hits theaters next month. Try explaining your future self to your past self. Tricky… very tricky. Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Halle Berry also make appearances in the clip. James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry and Anna Paquin star in the movie. ...

X-Men (and Women) Unite to Save Species in New Trailer (watch!)

The X-Men (and women) are in an epic struggle to change the past to save the future and by the looks of a new trailer it won’t be easy. But their have their past younger selves as their allies so make that XX Men. Add Jenifer Lawrence and you’ve got XXX-Men! Among the cast are Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart play a young and old Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, who has psychic powers and brings the X-Men together to fight in the future and the past. Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen share roles as Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto....

Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman in New Hobbit Sneak Peek (watch!)

Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman and out-of-this-world special effects get star billing in a new three-minute sneak peek at “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in a trilogy based on the literary masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film will also feature Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans....

Jennifer Lawrence Bare, Blue in X-Men: Days of Future Past Teaser

Jennifer Lawrence is naked and painted blue all over in a fleeting clip from the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” blockbuster. She plays mutant Mystique, aka Raven Darkhölme, a really bad cat who with a history of crime who wins the X-Men’s respect and becomes one of them. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page and Daniel Cudmore are back from X-Men: The Last Stand.” James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till appeared in “X-Men: First Class.”...

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit Scores' on Superior Direction (video)

I never read The Hobbit nor the “Lord of the Rings” series, but when the opportunity came to see a screening of “The Hobbit,” I jumped at the chance. I was dazzled not so much by the story, but by director Peter Jackson’s epic work. Elijah Wood, who appears briefly as Frodo, was good. But Martin Freeman in the titular role as the young Bilbo Baggins is spot-on, Gollum is brilliantly essayed by Andy Serkis....