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'The Hobbit' Comic-Con panel is now online: The top 5 highlights

The Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies went online today, making this Monday especially delightful for those unable to attend the madness in San Diego over the weekend. 664 more words

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'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' trailer brings war to Middle-earth

The first official teaser trailer has arrived for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the film that will bring to a close Bilbo Baggins’ journey and mark the conclusion of Peter Jackson’s years-long cinematic exploration of J.R.R. 324 more words

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Stephen Colbert, Lena Dunham -- Yes, Even James Franco -- and the Era of Celebrity as Bookseller

I wrote a post a few years ago about Jewel’s 1998 bestselling book of poetry, A Night Without Armor. The book, while undeniably terrible, has probably sold more copies in one year than the bestselling books of poetry from the last five years combined. 945 more words

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Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert's Star Wars Battle

The Star Wars universe is home to countless unforgettable rivalries: Luke vs. Darth Vader, Boba Fett vs. Han Solo. In this video, friends become foes when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert face off for the title of the World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan.  32 more words

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Comic-Con: Peter Jackson takes a bow, George Miller shows off 'Fury Road'

Zack Snyder’s early peek at “Batman v. Superman” kicked off the Warner Bros. Comic-Con International panel with some serious fanboy firepower, but the studio still had three other highly anticipated films in store for the 6,500-odd fans gathered in Hall H: Andy and Lana Wachowski’s sci-fi epic “Jupiter Ascending,” George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action reboot “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and the final installment in Peter Jackson’s blockbuster “Hobbit” trilogy, subtitled “The Battle of Five Armies.” 690 more words

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Check out Stephen Colbert in 'Hobbit' garb

Courtesy of USA TODAY’s ranking nerd, Brian Truitt,  here is Tolkien super-fan Stephen Colbert in “lake-town” garb, moderating the Hobbit panel at Comic-Con.

(You may recall Colbert dedicated an entire week of his Comedy Central show to… 18 more words

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