Cool Clicks: Why 'The Hobbit' Beats 'The Phantom Menace'

[caption id="attachment_158201" align="alignright" width="220"]The Hobbit vs. The Phantom Menace Warner Bros. / Lucasfilm[/caption]

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• Why "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is better than "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." Apparently this needs to be discussed. [Moviefone]

• Speaking of which, Cate Blanchett kind of channelled Princess Leia at the UK premiere of "The Hobbit." [The Frisky]

• Sick of the awards season already? Get psyched again with The 1st Annual Filmies: Where (Almost) Every Movie Wins. []

• The Shyamalan Hypothesis: What does your taste in M. Night Shyamalan movies say about you? A lot, actually. [Hypable]

• An interview with Matt Damon, a funny, smart, impassioned and about as "regular" a world-class movie star as one could ever hope to know. [Playboy]

• Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: The 20 Hottest Celebs Over 40. [Hollywire]

• Whoa, the Dude lives? 15 classic movie and TV characters inspired by real people. [ScreenCrush]

• Give this kid a scholarship! Someone sent the University of Chicago admissions office a crazy Indiana Jones fan package. [HyperVocal]

• You want chosen people? Here's some chosen people. The 25 Greatest Jewish Characters in Movies. L'chayim. [Complex]

• "You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid, stupid!" 7 movies with backstage antics that inspired other films. [Mental Floss]

• Take our breath away, please! Five "Top Gun" scenes that are going to look awesome in 3-D. [Movieline]