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J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute To Hagrid In Her Garden

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How eccentric sweet!

J.K. Rowling has announced that she plans to build a "lodge" in her back garden, which will resemble the one that housed Hagrid in her Harry Potter series.

The lodge will be similar to Rubeus Hagrid's dwelling in that is will also include a chimney, conical roof, and similarly-styled steps leading up to the entrance.

Maybe J.K. will start a trend with this move! We'll keep an eye out for a shire in Peter Jackson's backyard…and a mock-up of the planet Pandora on James Cameron's estate. It's probs big enough! Ha!

What do U think of J.K.'s decision to build Hagrid's house in her garden? What fictional dwelling would U like to build in your backyard?

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Pirates Love Avatar!!!

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Looks like pirates have set their sights on Pandora!

James Cameron's Avatar has been named 2010's most popular illegal download, with over 16 million BitTorrent downloads alone!

Avatar has received 51 percent more BitTorrent downloads than last year's #1 illegal download, Star Trek.

Other films on the unfortunate Top 10 List include Kick-Ass, Inception, Shutter Island, Iron Man 2, Clash of the Titans, Green Zone, Sherlock Holmes, The Hurt Locker, and Salt.

Don't worry too much, James! We're sure plenty of folks will still pick up Avatar on Blu-Ray & DVD to stuff those stockings!

Now, get going on that Avatar 2 script, bb!

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Hobbit Update…And Then Second Breakfast Hobbit Update!

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We've got all types of Hobbit updates for you today!

Get comfortable with your breakfast, or second breakfast, or your elevenses, and get ready for Hobbit news mania!

For those of you who want to immerse yourselves in Middle Earth, much like how Avatar immersed us in Pandora, you'll be pleased to know that The Hobbit will officially be released in 3D!

If only they could somehow incorporate three dimensions of Orlando Bloom into the movie…we'd start waiting on line in front of the theater now…even though the project is still awaiting the official greenlight.

In other Hobbit-related news, Ian McKellan is ready to sign on as Gandalf. As soon as he's given the papers from Peter Jackson, he's totally on board.

McKellan believes that The Hobbit will get the greenlight soon.

Here's what he had to say about it:

“It’s still a matter of MGM and Warner Bros. sorting things out, but I’m told they’re close.”

We're def excited for Ian McKellan to get attached to the movie AND we're thinking this one could work well in 3D, assuming they do it right and they don't half-ass it like Clash Of The Titans.

What do U think about all this Hobbit-related news?

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James Cameron Talks About Riding The Avatar Cash Cow Even More!

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If you think a silly little thing like being released on DVD will stop Avatar from bringing in the bucks from the big screen, then you are sorely mistaken!

The 3D smurf ca$h cow will be released on Thursday for your home entertainment, but director James Cameron has once again found a way to make some more $$$ - he'll be releasing the 3D film in theaters once again in August - but this time with added footage!

He says:

We’re working on finishing an additional six minutes of the film — which includes a lot of Weta work — for a theatrical re-release in August. We were sold out of our Imax performances right up to the moment until they were contractually obligated to switch to “Alice in Wonderland,” so we know we left money on the table there. And the 3-D really helped “Avatar” right up until the moment that it hurt it. And it hurt it at the moment “Alice” and then “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Clash of the Titans” came in and sucked up all the 3-D screens. We went from declining 8% a week to declining 50%. Clearly, it wasn’t market forces directly; it was the availability of theaters. So we’re going to wait until there’s a time to come back in, inject the new footage into the mix and see if we can interest people in the “Avatar” experience in theaters.

It’ll be interesting because it’ll be on DVD by then, but I think “Avatar” is kind of a unique category where people are enjoying the unique theatrical experience even though they may have seen it on the small screen. They want to have that immersive, transportive experience. “2001: A Space Odyssey” played for three years at the Loews cinema in Toronto. I remember that. It just kept playing. People wanted to return to that experience. That may not be the best example because I think “2001” took 25 years to break even.

He also spoke briefly about what to expect from the film's sequels - yes, he's working on a third:

We created a broad canvas for the environment of film. That’s not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film. I’ve already announced this, so I might as well say it: Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.

Wow! He's going to be working on these movies for the next twenty years!

What do U think?? Will U see Avatar again in theaters?? Thoughts on sequels??

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