Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" finds "Lord of the Rings" vets Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) joining forces with a dwarf army including Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to bring Bilbo (Martin Freeman) on the adventure of a lifetime. Plus...the return of Gollum. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens December 14.

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