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Movie review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

A scene from the movie The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey, in which Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins. Photo: SCMP Pictures

In 1937, English writer J.R.R. Tolkien published his first novel The Hobbit. It was a children’s book intended for a young readership.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 11:30am 2 comments

Middle Earth mania in New Zealand capital for Hobbit debut

"Hobbit" fans pack central Wellington at the world premiere on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Huge crowds swarmed into central Wellington on Wednesday for the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, an event that has sparked Middle Earth mania in New Zealand.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Wellington goes Hobbit mad ahead of film premiere

An Air New Zealand jet painted in Hobbit images. Photo: Xinhua

Up to 100,000 people are expected to line the streets of Wellington on Wednesday for the world premiere of director Peter Jackson's long-awaited Middle Earth epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

26 Nov 2012 - 6:20am

FILM (1987)

Bad Taste Terry Potter, Peter O'Herne, Peter Jackson Director: Peter Jackson

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

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After he broke just about every box-office record around the globe, introduced the world to the marketing possibilities of hobbits, elves and dwarves, and waltzed off with a best director Oscar to boot, it would have taken a brave studio executive not to greenlight whatever film Peter Jackson felt like doing next.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Ring of approval

Latest postings on the Young Post website suggest quite a handful of you spent Christmas studying. Are you still busy revising for forthcoming examinations in the new term?

31 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Lord of the Rings a holiday favourite

Lord of the Rings was Hong Kong's most profitable film over the Lunar New Year holiday.

The fantasy epic grossed nearly $21 million in two weeks after opening at 31 cinemas, the highest figure in the latest Top 10 box office list.

But it was only the sixth most popular film on Tuesday, raking in $460,000.

21 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Badminton sides in uproar over format

HONG KONG team manager Diana Lo Leung Bik-luen has joined a chorus of protests in criticising the format for the Commonwealth Games mixed team badminton competition.

Lo said all teams in the main draw are forced to play an arduous five matches in two days of preliminary competition.

19 Aug 1994 - 12:00am