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Holiday Movie Guide

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	A Character Guide to &#39;The Hobbit&#39; Movies</p>

J.R.R. Tolkien's magical world of Middle-earth is back on the big screen with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and audiences will find some familiar faces among the characters in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel. Of course, there will still be a great many surprises – not the least of which is the long list of creatures the movie will introduce for the first time or take in a whole new direction.

By Rick Marshall

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