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Two-fer Tuesday: Free 'Lord of the Rings' and killer Chromecast deal

A no-strings-attached giveaway of "The Fellowship of the Ring" in HD, plus a boatload of Chromecast extras.

By December 16, 2014

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Andy Serkis reads the part of Gollum live on stage

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit last week, actor Andy Serkis took to the stage to reprise his role as Gollum as part of the festivities.

By September 26, 2012

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On SNL, the heroes of Middle Earth get a job at 'The Office'

Martin Freeman began his career in the British version of "The Office" before becoming Bilbo Baggins. Last night, he brought the two worlds together.

By December 14, 2014

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' final scene was directed over Skype

The Serkis-starring summer simian spectacular saw several scenes supervised via Skype, director Matt Reeves has said. Plus CNET reveals whether "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is worth checking out.

By July 11, 2014

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Lego re-creates 'Star Wars' cast photo with minifigs

Lego gets a head start on merchandising the new "Star Wars" movie with a funny remake of the celebrated cast photo of a script-reading session.

By June 26, 2014

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Motion capture tech ushering in 'a new age for actors,' says Andy Serkis

King of the monsters Andy Serkis, who played Gollum, King Kong and now lends his talents to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, says motion capture is "proliferating at a fantastic rate."

By June 5, 2014

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Frodo on top in 'Periodic Table of Middle Earth'

Gollum, Bilbo, Sauron, Smaug, and other characters feature as elements in the chart, which was created by a geek chemist.

By May 7, 2013

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Tech wizards behind movie magic honored by Oscars

The Scientific and Technical Awards honor innovators who have made a significant behind-the-scenes contribution to motion pictures, including the graphics used to created "Shrek."

By February 10, 2013

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A rough introduction to Gadgetman 2013

A flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas for CES 2013 shows just how extreme some gadget-obsessions have become -- at the expense of human basics.

By January 7, 2013

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The Hobbit is an unexpectedly slow journey at 48fps HFR

The Hobbit is shot in 3D at 48 frames per second -- twice the rate of normal movies. But what difference does it make? What does HFR look like?

By December 9, 2012