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'The Colbert Report' Will Celebrate "Hobbit Week" Next Week

Noted Tolkien nerd Stephen Colbert is celebrating the release of Peter Jackson's new Hobbit movie with a theme week on The Colbert Report next Monday through Thursday, according to Entertainment Weekly. The Report's "Hobbit Week" will feature a different guest from the movies each night: Sir Ian McKellen (Dec. 3), Martin Freeman (Dec. 4), Andy Serkis (Dec. 5), and Peter Jackson (Dec. 6), all in advance of the movie's Dec. 14th release. Stephen Colbert visited the set of the Hobbit movies in New Zealand last year and allegedly filmed a cameo in either the second or third film in the trilogy. About Colbert, Peter Jackson told [...]

John Landis Returns to the Big Screen with Burke and Hare

John Landis, the director of The Blues Brothers, Coming to America and An American Werewolf in London, is back with his first movie in a decade with Burke and Hare, a period comedy that looks like a non-musical version of Sweeney Todd. Starring Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Tim Curry and Isla Fisher, it's about a couple of old-timey British chaps who get into the cadaver-selling business, with wacky and madcap results. I'm not completely sold on it after seeing the trailer, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.