Nearly everything about "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" represents an improvement over the first installment of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved creation, writes Todd McCarthy.
The peacock's three-hour presentation of the musical ties "The Big Bang Theory" in the demo and propels the network to an impressive nightly win -- its biggest on a Thursday since the "E.R." finale in 2009.
"Religion is dead," the director tells THR of "The Zero Theorem" with Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton, as he pulls out his iPhone 5S. "But look at this, isn’t it the most wonderful thing? I love this, I worship this."