The Hobbit

The first trailer! Peter Jackson directs the story of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. The film’ s expected release is Christmas 2012.

Best Of Netflix: Movies About Movies

Like any other kind of artist, filmmakers often struggle to come to terms with just what in the hell it is they’re doing. A life of creating fantasies (and, some might argue, of telling lies) can be a strange and unsettling one that sometimes inspires a session of cinematic self-examination. Here are a few accounts of what happens when Hollywood gazes into its own abyss.