December 11th, 2012
01:24 PM ET

Peter Jackson's detailed approach to 'The Hobbit'

Turning a book into a movie often means either stretching the story across numerous films, or leaving chunks of it on the editing room floor.

"The Hobbit" director Peter Jackson seems to have gone with the first option, as he tells CNN that he wanted to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel story to life with a hope to accommodate all of the memorable scenes.

(This might be part of the reason why we're getting a trilogy, with the first installment, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," arriving in theaters on Friday.)

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Watch: Full 'Lone Ranger' trailer
December 11th, 2012
11:39 AM ET

Watch: Full 'Lone Ranger' trailer

What the first "Lone Ranger" trailer had in tight pacing and explosions, the second clip has in plot.

The full trailer for next summer's "Lone Ranger" landed on Tuesday, and it gives us a luxurious two-and-a-half minutes to see how Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger, John Reid, and Johnny Depp's Tonto first started on their quest to deliver justice.

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Filed under: movies • Trailer Park
American Country Awards: Luke Bryan wins 9, Carrie Underwood sets a record
December 11th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

American Country Awards: Luke Bryan wins 9, Carrie Underwood sets a record

Luke Bryan owned the night at the fan-voted American Country Awards ceremony on Monday.

The "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" singer picked up nine awards, including artist of the year, album of the year for "Tailgates and Tanlines" and single of the year for "I Don't Want This Night To End."

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Filed under: Awards Season • Music
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