Peter Jackson to Return to Middle Earth, May Direct "The Hobbit" 

It has come full circle for Peter Jackson. The director is in talks with Warners/New Line to direct the two "Hobbit" movies according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The Lord of the Rings" director has been developing the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece as producer of the planned two-film adaptations. Guillermo del Toro was initially set to direct until when the director left in March citing MGM's shaky financial future as an excuse.

Since del Toro's departure, Warners/New Line has been paging Jackson, more like begging him, to helm "The Hobbit." And why not? Jackson created one of the best trilogies in cinematic history with "Lord of the Rings" and he can spread his Gandalfian wizardry to the project.

So please return to Middle Earth Mr. Jackson, it would be quite magical!

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"Avatar" Conquers Saturn Awards 

James Cameron's "Avatar" dominated the 36th Annual Saturn Awards winning 10 trophies including Best Science Fiction Film and Best Actor for Sam Worthington and Best Actress for Zoe Saldana.

Cameron also won for Best Writer and Best Director categories, and was honored with the Visionary Award. Presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the Saturn Awards is an acknowledgment of fine work in those genres.

Here's the complete list of winners of the 36th Annual Saturn Awards:

Best Science Fiction Film: Avatar
Best Fantasy Film: Watchmen
Best Horror Film: Drag Me To Hell
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: Inglourious Basterds
Best Actor: Sam Worthington (Avatar)
Best Actress: Zoe Saldana (Avatar)
Best Supporting Actor: Stephen Lang (Avatar)
Best Supporting Actress: Sigourney Weaver (Avatar)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones)
Best Director: James Cameron (Avatar)
Best Writer: James Cameron (Avatar)
Best Music: James Horner (Avatar)
Best Costume: Michael Wilkinson (Watchmen)
Best Make-Up: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow (Star Trek)
Best Production Design: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (Avatar)
Best Special Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones (Avatar)
Best International Film: District 9
Best Animation Film: Monsters vs. Aliens
Best Television Series: Lost
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Breaking Bad
Best Presentation on Television: Torchwood: Children of Earth
Best Actor on Television: Josh Holloway (Lost)
Best Actress on Television: Anna Torv (Fringe)
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Best Supporting Actress on Televison: Julie Benz (Dexter)
Guest Starring Role on Television: Leonard Nimoy (Fringe)
Best DVD Release: Nothing But the Truth
Best DVD Television Release: Lost (The Complete Fifth Season)
Best DVD Special Edition: Watchman: The Ultimate Cut
Best DVD Collection: Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection
Best Local Stage Production: Fantasy/Musical: Mary Poppins (Ahmanson Theatre)
Best Local Stage Production: Play/Dramatic Musical: Parade (Mark Taper Forum)
Best Local Stage Production: Small Theatre: Fellowship: The Musical (Falcon Theatre)
The Visionary Award: James Cameron
The George Pal Memorial Award: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
The Producers Showcase Award: Lauren Shuler Donner
The Life Career Award: Irvin Kershner

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"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do Edward, Bella, and Jacob Get? 

I was ready to hate the third installment of the popular “Twilight” franchise. While I appreciate the book series by author Stephenie Meyer, I thought the movie adaptations of the first two novels were horrible. So to my surprise, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was actually good.

Gone are the cringe-worthy dialogue, acting, and shots of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) walking in slow-motion. Instead, we get an intriguing premise, and for the first time, I actually believe the love story between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward. Read More...

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Ssshhh....M. Night Shyamalan is Shopping a Top Secret Movie! 

Love him or hate him, at least M. Night Shyamalan is a prolific director. "The Last Airbender" which he wrote and helmed is not even opening until next week and already, the director is shopping a new script around town.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bruce Willis are loosely attached to star in the film. And true to Shyamalan's form, no details are known about the project. Yet.

Apparently, the director has his assistant cart the script around and supervise the process while a top Hollywood executive reads the screenplay. That Shyamalan is one secretive dude.

But with his recent box-office flops namely "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening," will studios take a bite? Or will they wait until "The Last Airbender's" box-office performance?

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"Dr. Strange" Moves Forward! 

The start-stop voyage of "Dr. Strange" from the pages of Marvel comics to the big screen may soon be a reality. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Marvel Studios has hired "Conan" scriptwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen "Dr. Strange."

This will likely be the first Marvel film under Walt Disney Pictures. If you remember, the House of Mouse bought Marvel for $4 billion.

The superhero character of Doctor Strange first appeared in Strange Tales #110 published by Marvel in July, 1963. Co-created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, the franchise tells the story of Stephen Strange, a famous but selfish neurosurgeon who lost his sense of touch after a car accident damaged his hands. Depressed and bitter, Strange travels to the Himalayas where a hermit called the Ancient One teaches him the powers of the mystic arts.

"Dr. Strange" is a trippy adventure punctuated by psychedelic visuals (it is called "Dr. Strange" after all). I wonder how Disney will handle that. Maybe Donnelly and Oppenheimer, who also wrote the videogame adaptation "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" for Sony, will find a cool way to interpret the comic book property's head-trippy visuals.

Once upon a time, Guillermo del Toro was attached to the project. I think Disney and Marvel should court the director again. He has the creative vision!

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