Go behind the scenes of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with Christopher Boyes, the Oscar-nominated sound mixer on the film. Hear how he collaborated with filmmaker Peter Jackson and how he used Dolby Atmos sound technology to create a more menacing Smaug.
Fans of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor download the film a whopping 8.4 million times making it No. 1 in the top 10 most pirated movies list.
If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and the stars of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" do a dramatic reading of the song Spock made a hit in the swingin' '60s.
The evil creatures in Middle-earth may be paying for their dark ways with a vitamin D deficiency.
Director Peter Jackson shares how he ended up behind the camera and why he loved making "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Get a first peek at all of Smaug plastered on the side of an airplane flying from New Zealand to Los Angeles.
Despite a hectic production schedule for the remaining "The Hobbit" movies, Peter Jackson and crew take time to create a behind-the-scenes video showing sets, pick-up shooting, and dwarves doing jazzercise.
A brand-new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" debuts Tuesday and introduces some characters not seen in the first "Hobbit" flick.