Peter Travers' 2012 Fall Movie Preview

The 25 movies to see and five that go straight into the Scum Bucket

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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

In Theaters: December 14th
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen
Directed By: Peter Jackson
Who better than Lord of the Rings Oscar-crowned ringmaster Peter Jackson to  bring J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel to his Rings cycle to the screen. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is only part one of Jackson's planned trilogy. But this tale of hobbit Bilbao Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his quest for a dragon's treasure, with some help from the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), has a presold hold on our attention.

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