In preparation for the December release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, seven new posters for director Peter Jackson's second installment of the Hobbit trilogy have been released via the film's Facebook page. And if the posters are any indication of what's to come, it looks like Bilbo Baggins and his gang of warriors are more than ready for battle.
The posters feature the familiar faces of Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin (Richard Armitage), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Thranduil (Lee Pace), and introduce the characters Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). While the posters are epic, we're slightly disappointed that there isn't a group shot of our favorite gang of dwarfs or one of the villain of the film, Smaug (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). Hopefully, we can look forward to seeing a few more posters before the film is released.
Check out all seven of the posters below:
Bilbo Baggins finally knows how to wield his sword... maybe.The Hobbit/Facebook
Thorin is prepared to lead the battle of all battles.The Hobbit/Facebook
Gandalf might be secretly homeless.The Hobbit/Facebook
Bard the Bowman is ready to give Legolas a run for his money.The Hobbit/Facebook
But it's okay because Legolas can pierce his victims with his arrow and his eyes.The Hobbit/Facebook
Tauriel is beyond fierce.The Hobbit/Facebook
And Thranduil is the prettiest elf of them all. Just look at that headpiece.The Hobbit/Facebook
The Desolation Of Smaug follows Bilbo, Gandalf, the dwarves, and the elves as they continue their journey to take back their gold from the dragon, Smaug. The film hits theaters on Dec. 13.
Director Martin Scorsese was honoured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Saturday (02Nov13) as a host of stars helped to raise $4.1 million (£2.7 million) for the institution's film programme. The Taxi Driver filmmaker was the guest of honour at the benefit gala, which was attended by celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Jane Fonda, as he was recognised for helping to save the museum's programme during the U.S. financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and for his work on film restoration, according to Reuters.
LACMA chief executive Michael Govan said, "Marty was very vocal when we announced that we were pausing our film programme a few years ago during the economic meltdown. When he learned that we really wanted to rebuild and expand our program, he was the first person who offered to help."
Leonardo DiCaprio was on hand to pay tribute to his longtime collaborator, adding, "Spending time with Marty is like stepping into a world class film museum. And when you work on a film with Martin Scorsese, you have the privilege of being part of that history."
Meanwhile, British artist David Hockney was also feted for his museum contributions, which consists of various works of iconic Southern California images.
Previous honourees include late moviemaker Stanley Kubrick and Clint Eastwood.
British rocker Sting served as the night's entertainment.
Supermodel-turned-TV personality Heidi Klum almost went completely unrecognised as she hit the red carpet at her annual Halloween party in New York after donning prosthetics to transform herself into a senior citizen. The German stunner, famed for her elaborate Halloween costumes, gave fans a glimpse into her future on Thursday (31Oct13) after pulling off the stunt with the help of her team of make-up and costume professionals.
The 40 year old shared photos of her party preparation on her Instagram.com page, showing her tucking her long blonde hair into a bald cap as experts applied prosthetics to her face and neck to simulate wrinkles. She donned a stringy grey wig and even had spider veins and liver spots airbrushed onto her arms and legs for the full effect.
Explaining her costume in the caption to one photo, she wrote, "Ok guys... I am going into the future."
She later posted a picture of herself with her boyfriend, Martin Kirsten, at the Marquee nightclub, where she partied with guests including actress Tika Sumpter, rapper/actor Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin.
Klum previously hosted the popular Halloween bash dressed up as a skeleton, an alien robot and Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed to return to the U.K. before her kids grow into teenagers. The actress and her husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, have moved the family from London to Los Angeles to give them experience of living in Paltrow's native America.
But the star is adamant she will return to her U.K. home within three years as she doesn't want Apple, nine, and seven-year-old Moses to be teens in Hollywood.
She tells Red magazine, "I don't want my children to be teenagers in LA. No way. I'm looking at this move to America like two years, three years tops - then we will go back.
"It's part of my parenting philosophy that children should get the opportunity to reinvent themselves at a few points in their childhood to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie and to experience living in different cultures. It's an experiment.
"I love London - it's my favourite city in the world. I love my house and my life there. But in California, I have the girls I grew up with and my family."
Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers are set to reteam for a mini-The Police reunion in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (03Nov13) to launch the release of a new DVD box set featuring the band's historic 1986 get together for Amnesty International. The group ended a two-year hiatus to perform three concerts on the human rights organisation's tour of America and footage from those shows, and frontman Sting's subsequent Amnesty gigs, feature on the 12-hour, six-DVD set, RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998.
The concert movies have been edited for a 90-minute highlight film, which DVD producer Martin Lewis will air at the American Cinematheque on Sunday - and Copeland and Summers will speak at the launch.
The rockers' former bandmate Sting will also be in Los Angeles this weekend to perform at a tribute to filmmaker Martin Scorsese on Saturday night (02Nov13), but he is not expected to join Copeland and Summers at the RELEASED! launch.
The Police split for the last time following a global reunion tour in 2007 and 2008.
Among those attending the world premiere of the DVD box set release on behalf of Amnesty International USA will be executive director Steven Hawkins and Ann Burroughs, who was imprisoned for her work against apartheid in her native South Africa in the 1980s. She was the subject of a successful Amnesty campaign to get her released.
Funnyman Steve Martin resisted the urge to recreate a pivotal scene in his 2003 movie Bringing Down The House on U.S. TV on Wednesday (30Oct13) when he refused to grab co-star Queen Latifah's breasts. The comic was left red faced when Latifah stood up and demanded he "Grab 'em" after showing the scene, in which he fondled her boobs, during his appearance as a guest on her talk show.
Married Martin squirmed awkwardly and pretended his hands were too arthritic to reach out, prompting Latifah to state, "Don't worry, I will explain this to your wife."
The funnyman quipped, "At the time, I was single and that was the highlight of my year!"
Latifah used Martin's appearance on her show to sell him on the idea of a sequel to the film, asking him to read out fan responses to her thoughts about a follow-up.
Gritty drama For Those In Peril leads the nominations at this year's (13) BAFTA Scotland awards with four nods. Paul Wright's movie, about a loner blamed for a tragedy on a remote Scottish fishing island, is up for Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer and Best Actor/Actress (Film) for its lead George MacKay.
The young star will face competition from Martin Compston (The Wee Man) and Iain De Caestecker (Not Another Happy Ending), while the film will be up against The Wee Man and Fire In The Night.
Wright will fight for the Best Director prize against Kenny Glenaan (Case Histories) and Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon (I Am Breathing).
Ford Kiernan (The Field of Blood: The Dead Hour), Peter Mullan (The Fear), and Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) are all nominated in the Best Actor/Actress (TV) section.
The ceremony, which celebrates the best of Scottish entertainment talent, will take place in Glasgow on 17 November (13).
Marion Cotillard and Patricia Clarkson have been added to the jury for the 13th annual Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco. The actresses join director Martin Scorsese on the panel, which will vote for the Golden Star award for best film, as well as jury Best Actor and Best Actress honours.
They will be joined by moviemakers Amat Escalante, Anurag Kashyap and Paolo Sorrentino, and French star Golshifteh Farahani, among others.
The 15 films vying for the top prize are set to be announced next week (begs04Oct13).
The festival runs from 29 November (13) to 7 December (13).
Actress Kate Hudson and her fiance Matt Bellamy celebrated Halloween early at the weekend (26Oct13) by staging a Game Of Thrones-themed costume party in Los Angeles. The couple opened up its Pacific Palisades home, which was decorated to look like a Game of Thrones set, for the star-studded bash and dressed up as a wildling woman from the fantasy TV series and Kit Harington's character Jon Snow.
Hudson's mum Goldie Hawn and her longtime partner Kurt Russell came dressed in traditional German attire, while the hosts' pal Bradley Cooper arrived on a motorbike dressed as a gorilla, with his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.
Also attending the bash were new parents Fergie and Josh Duhamel, who dressed up as horror movie icon Elvira and creepy Rocky Horror Picture Show character Riff Raff.
Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren, Johnny Knoxville, Larry David, Martin Short, Russell Simmons and Chloe Sevigny were also among the guests.