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December 10, 2012

Movie preview: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”


Rated: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images

Running time: 2 hr 50 min

Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood

Plot: In a story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” Bilbo Baggins joins Gandalf and a band of dwarves on a treacherous quest to a distant mountain in this epic fantasy adventure adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel.