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Archive for March, 2008

TNT to Host Another LOTR Marathon Weekend

Message board member stormcrow20 tipped us off to this great opportunity to geek out on all three LOTR movies this coming weekend:

Just a ‘heads up’ for those in the U.S. TNT is having another Trilogy showing this weekend. Their schedule is as follows: “The Fellowship of the Ring” – Friday, April 4, 8:00PM ET and Sunday, April 6, 12:30PM ET. “The Two Towers” – Saturday, April 5, 8:00PM ET and Sunday, April 6, 4:15PM ET. “The Return of the King” – Sunday, April 6, 8:00PM ET. Advertised as having limited commercial breaks, to boot. TNT’s website has a slideshow of decent screencaps from each film, as well. Check it out. Read More

Posted in Events, Film Screenings

Howard Shore Confirms his involvement with The Hobbit

howardshoreAin’t it Cool News posted a juicy tidbit this morning that Howard Shore has confirmed he is involved with The Hobbit and has been working on ideas for it since he scored The Two Towers. Not necessarily anything we didn’t already highly suspect, but definitely another step in the right direction. Read More

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit

Trilogy Marathon in Lincoln, Rhode Island, April 26

Diane reports there will be a marathon of The Lord of the Rings movies at the Cinemaworld in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 26. The fun begins at noon and the cost will be only $12.50 per person. This will be their third annual trilogy showing. Sounds like they have a great tradition going so if you’re in the area be sure to catch it!Read More

Posted in Events, Film Screenings

Characters of Middle-earth: Amdir

Characters of Middle-earth: Amdir Vanessa “Saffron” Price, Online Community Representative for Turbine, Inc. writes: Players who started their adventures in Archet will recognize the grim Ranger Amdir; his involvement in the struggle between Captain Brackenbrook and the Blackwold brigands would eventually lead him to a dark and sinister fate. Characters of Middle-earth: Amdir

Posted in Gaming

Important update for Cruise to Middle-earth

TORN  Cruise Garfeimao writes: Space will soon be disappearing from the Cruise to Middle-earth. This cruise has been on sale since August of last year, and Celebrity is very happy with how successful it has been. But the cruise line now needs some of the space back in order to follow through with some of their own promotions. This is a standard move in the cruise industry, and I am working with Celebrity Cruises to see how much space I can still hold, and for how long.

If you have been on the fence about whether or not you would like to go on the Cruise to Middle-earth in November of this year, your time is running out!. I’ve been able to set aside a few cabins in each category, but only a very few. So strike while the iron is hot, or while I still have cabins to sell to Ringers of intelligence to go on this journey, quest, thing.

You may email me at cathy.u@travelstoreusa.com or call me at 800-955-7447 ext. 19812 8am-4:30pm PDT weekdays.

Posted in Events, Fans, Meet Ups, New Zealand, Tours

The Exodus Begins at New Line

From Variety.com: In her first creative hire since becoming head of MGM’s worldwide motion picture group, Mary Parent has brought in New Line Cinema executive Cale Boyter as exec veep of production.

“Boyter became available following last month’s decision by Time Warner chief Jeffrey Bewkes to remove New Line co-toppers Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, and reform New Line as a downsized mini-major that will make six to eight films per year with budgets under $50 million, along with “The Hobbit” and proposed sequels to “Wedding Crashers” and “Austin Powers.” …Though New Line vet Toby Emmerich signed on to run the new division under Warner Bros. aegis, New Line is expected to lose the majority of its 600 staff positions, and numerous creative executives have been taking meetings. It would not be surprising if others land at MGM.”

Has the floodgate opened on the creative talent of New Line? If yes, how does it affect production of “The Hobbit?” Thanks to Board Member Compa Mighty for the link![Read More

Posted in Studios

Sideshow Releases Premium Format Galadriel

Galadriel Premium Format Figure from SideshowThe Lady of the Golden Wood has made her way into the Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format line-up. The new figure features Galadriel as she bid farewell to the Fellowship in The Fellowship of the Ring. The most impressive aspect of this collectible is the expertly-tailored scale reproduction of the costume from the film. If you are a fan of Galadriel or the costuming from the film, this is something you may want to pick up. Check out the complete details at SideshowCollectibles.com. [Click Here]

Posted in Cate Blanchett, Collectibles, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Sideshow Collectibles

Chattanooga Trilogy Showing – Saturday, April 12th

Aredhel Elena writes: I thought you might be interested in posting about this upcoming trilogy screening in Chattanooga, TN on April 12th. Chattanooga is only two hours away from Atlanta GA and Nashville TN making it a fairly central location for a lot of people. I don’t know about the current seating availability, but here’s the link: Read More

Posted in Events, Film Screenings

Sir Ian McKellen Teams Up With Guillemots on their new video

ianmckellen.jpgFrom Gigwise.com: Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, will make a cameo appearance in the new Guillemots video. The English actor, who admits to being a fan of the group, filmed his guest spot earlier this week.

“A young relative of mine, who’s a fan of the Guillemots took me along to a concert of theirs in London and I really took to them, I really liked the music,” Sir Ian told Sky News.

Thanks to board member diedye for the link. Read More

Posted in Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies

Sir Ian McKellen to reprise his role as Gandalf?

gandalf.jpgThings are looking up for those of us who are hoping to see Sir Ian McKellen return to the role of Gandalf in The Hobbit. Many of you have pointed us to the Q&A Sir Ian posted on his blog today:

“Q: Have you been approached yet by Peter Jackson or anyone else about reprising your wonderful role as Gandalf for the two upcoming “Hobbit” movies. I read that principal photography begins in 2009, and I can’t imagine those movies without you!

A: Encouragingly, Peter and Fran Walsh have told me they couldn’t imagine The Hobbit without their original Gandalf. Their confidence hasn’t yet been confirmed by the director Guillermo del Toro but I am keeping my diary free for 2009!”

Keep that calendar clear, Sir Ian! Read More

Posted in Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies

Bloom Up for ‘Persia’ Role?

Orlando Bloom From NYPOST.com: DISNEY execs are annoyed at a self-styled Persian prince who’s angling to beat out Orlando Bloom, Milo Ventimiglia and Zac Efron to star in “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time,” Jerry Bruckheimer’s movie version of the video game. David K. Zandi is suspected of circulating an official-looking “Worldwide Audience Poll” that shows him as the favorite of 17 million movie fans. “Most people are fascinated that a real Persian with royal lineage could be hired to play this role,” Zandi told a reporter. But a Disney rep said: “There is absolutely no truth [to the rumor that Zandi is being considered]. The speculation is self-created.”

Posted in Orlando Bloom

Peter Jackson finds his Tintin – report

Thomas Sangster London’s Daily Mail reported that the lucky lad is 17-year-old British actor Thomas Sangster, who has appeared in Love, Actually and Nanny McPhee and has a role in Jane Campion’s Bright Star, which is about to begin filming. A spokesman for Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio declined comment. While specifics about the project have been kept under wraps, Andy Serkis, who is set to play Tintin’s globe-trotting buddy, Captain Haddock, recently told the IndieLondon website that he is about to begin work on the back-to-back features, with Spielberg handling the first film and Jackson taking the directorial reigns for the second.

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films