“The Hobbit” trilogy ends, “Annie” begins anew

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

MIddle-earth’s dangers have only just begun.

December is shaping up to be an exciting month for movies, with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Annie on the horizon.

The third and final movie in The Hobbit trilogy looks to follow up the dragon-hunting fun of The Desolation of Smaug with epic all-out battles.

Get ready for clanging steel and powerful magic as dwarves, elves, and humans clash against the growing darkness of Sauron’s army.

Legolas, Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and Gandalf return on December 17, to conclude The Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy.

On a lighter note, the upcoming Annie film is a musical comedy-drama remake of the classic 1982 film.

Produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith, the film follows 10-year-old Annie Bennett, a foster child living in Harlem.

She gets adopted by the ultra-rich Will Sacks, played by Jamie Foxx, and they soon find themselves twisted up in all kinds of mischief!

You can get in on this heartwarming musical tale starting on December 19.

Images of The Hobbit courtesy of Warner Bros. and images of Annie courtesy of Sony Pictures.