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Journey finally reaches its end
With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson’s six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. They have made New Zealand synonymous with Middle-earth. And they have slaughtered enough orcs to constitute genocide. The sheer size of Jackson’s accomplishment — a majesti...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
No plans to go back again to Middle-earth on film
LOS ANGELES — The final installment of “The Hobbit” doesn’t just mark the conclusion of Bilbo Baggins’ journey on the big screen. It’s also the end of a massively successful film franchise that’s earned New Line and Warner Bros. nearly $5 billion, going all the way back to the 2001 rel...
By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press FULL STORY
Director Jackson says goodbye to Middle-earth
LONDON — After a long and eventful journey, “The Hobbit” trilogy has reached its bloody climax. Not a minute too soon for director Peter Jackson, who has been longing to unleash mayhem on Middle-earth. “It’s the first time we’ve got to kill dwarves,” said the director, his enthusiasm...
By Jill Lawless The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Museum gotta see ‘um
ANDREW VOOGEL: RECORD OF EXILE, AT THE PENINSULA MUSEUM OF ART. Contemporary visual artist Andrew Voogel creates ‘optical interventions’ that leave the viewer to think about themes of both intimacy and isolation. A resident of Santa Cruz, Voogel is of Indo-Caribbean heritage and a 2014 graduate ...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
‘The Interview’ deserves to be seen
That I was one of the relative few to see “The Interview” is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It’s with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s North Korean farce. As of Thursday morning, the film has been shelved just a week ahead of its planned release d...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of be..
Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — Pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the..
Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern t..
Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel
JERUSALEM — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli milit..
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