Martin Freeman: Articles


'Black Panther' Movie Review: History-Making Superhero Flick Features Phenomenal Michael B. Jordan

Black Panther movie with Chadwick Boseman. Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, Disney/Marvel's Black Panther is the first big-budget release centering on a black superhero – played by Marshall and Message from the King actor Chadwick Boseman, T'Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther is the ruler of the immensely wealthy, eyepoppingly […]


'The Hobbit 2' Box Office: Trailing Predecessor + Will Ferrell 'Anchorman 2' Bigger or Smaller?

The Hobbit 2 a.k.a. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. The sequel to the Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened below expectations – and below its predecessor – in the U.S. and Canada. The […]


Best Live Action Short Film Oscar: Martin Freeman Movie Among Semi-Finalists

Best Live Action Short Film semi-finalists: Oscar 2014 Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 live action short films remained in the running for the 2014 Academy Awards. Among the semi-finalists, topics and characters include African child soldiers (That Wasn't Me), a troubled Italian […]


'The Hobbit': Domestic Blockbuster or Box Office Disappointment + Surprising Victor Hugo Musical Hit

The Hobbit with the Gollum a.k.a. Andy Serkis. Starring Martin Freeman as the young Bilbo Baggins, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – the first installment in the cinematic trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's (not all that long) 1937 novel The Hobbit – is both a domestic blockbuster and […]


'The Hobbit' Trailer / Clip: Gandalf Offers Philosophy (and Merchandising-to-Be?)

The Hobbit movie clip: Gandalf lectures on True Courage The Hobbit movie adaptation (see clip below) is one of the most anticipated releases of 2012 (as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) – and 2013 (as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) and 2014 (as The Hobbit: There and Back Again), […]


Channing Tatum & Alex Pettyfer Shirtless Strippers + Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Magic Mike. Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer play strippers in Steven Soderbergh's next, a comedy entitled Magic Mike. Back in 1983, The Blue Lagoon's Christopher Atkins played a “sexy” dancer in John G. Avildsen's drama A Night in Heaven; it flopped. Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls (1995) was […]


'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Trailer + Leonardo DiCaprio Is F. Scott Fitzgerald Antihero

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Martin Freeman. Following the enormous worldwide success of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, it was inevitable that someone – why not Peter Jackson himself? – would turn J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit into a movie. But why only one […]