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Archive for December, 2009

Peter Jackson Talks LOTR & The Hobbit

Part 3 of Peter Jackson’s interview on the Aussie 7.30 Report TV show was dedicated to LOTR & The Hobbit, take a look.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Peter Jackson, Studios, The Hobbit

New Book: The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko

Amy H. Sturgis writes: Because it’s about fantasy in general, and two chapters in particular focus heavily on J.R.R. Tolkien, I wanted to let you know about my latest book project, now hot off the press: The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko. More.. (more…)

Posted in Books Publications, J.R.R. Tolkien, Merchandise, Tolkien

Peter Jackson Talks District 9

Part 2 of Peter Jackson’s interview on the Aussie 7.30 Report TV show was dedicated to District 9, take a look.

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Arise, Sir Peter

Peter Jackson has been knighted in New Zealand’s New Year’s Honours. Read More

Posted in New Zealand, Peter Jackson

Of fate, heaven and ‘Lovely Bones’

Director Peter Jackson gave Susie Salmon a trippy afterlife in his adaptation of the bestseller, a film he says he was destined to make.
‘The Lovely Bones’. In Alice Sebold’s bestselling book “The Lovely Bones,” after 14-year-old Susie Salmon is raped and murdered by her next-to-door neighbor, she ends up in the afterworld, not quite heaven, but a sort of cosmic way station that looks much like Susie’s old terrestrial stomping grounds — a typical American suburb, with a junior high school, subdivisions and a mall. More..

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Peter Jackson Talks LOVELY BONES

Part 1 of Peter Jackson’s interview on the Aussie 7.30 Report TV show was dedicated to The Lovely Bones, take a look.

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Television

Wanna Audition for The Hobbit? UPDATE

We’ve heard news from up on high that even the NEW address to send your Hobbity likeness for possible contention for The Hobbit is not accurate. In fact casting calls will not be announced until February 2010. That being said, get your CV (resume) and headshots ready..we will announce as soon as we have confirmation!

Posted in Casting Rumors, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit

Confirmed: ReelzChannel Staffers Are Geeks

From Kristin at ReelzChannel: ReelzChannel asked its own employees to pick their Top 10 of the Decade. In three lists, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy made the cut (more than any other movie or movie series). Two of the lists TLOTR topped are below. ‘Top 10 Action/Adventure Movies of the Decade’ and ’10 Must-Own DVDs (and Blu-rays) from the Decade’. The final list that the movies appear on will be released on Friday.

Posted in LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers

MSN Names LOTR Trilogy #5 in Best of 00’s

From MSN: For years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s landmark three-volume fantasy “The Lord of the Rings” was considered unfilmable. But New Zealand director PeterJackson, best known by the late ’90s for some splattery horror flicks and the elegant but tiny “Heavenly Creatures,” had a vision of how to put “Rings” on the screen. That vision (filming three movies at once, using the latest in visual effects and with New Zealand standing in for Middle Earth) was embraced by executives at New Line Cinema, Jackson’s co-producers and writing partners, scores of dedicated crew members, and a cast who brought beloved characters such as Frodo, Sam, Gandalf and Gollum to fully realized and wondrous life. More..

Posted in LotR Movies

Five Favorite Films With Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson has come a long way since his 1987 debut Bad Taste, a shoestring-budget splatter film shot in his native New Zealand that went on to earn a cult following. Yet there’s something of that film’s inventive and playful spirit in almost everything he’s done since, be it bawdy puppets (1989’s Meet the Feebles), killer teens (1994’s Heavenly Creatures) or ice-skating apes (2005’s King Kong). The Lord of the Rings trilogy made him a household name and earned him Oscar acclaim, while he’s currently producing the long-awated prequel, The Hobbit, with Guillermo del Toro directing. As Jackson’s latest, the murder-thriller-fantasy The Lovely Bones, arrives in cinemas, we caught up with him and asked him to name his all-time favorite films. He happily obliged. “My five favourite films of all time,” Jackson pondered. “For different reasons, they would be… ” More..

Posted in Peter Jackson

MGM bids expected soon

MGM LogoThe possible sale of MGM — one of Hollywood’s longest-running dramas — will come into focus in the next few weeks when the first bids are expected to be submitted. The Lion, which put itself up for sale Nov. 13, has received several non-disclosure agreements back from potential bidders, a source close to the process indicated. It sent out over 20 NDAs last month out as a prelude to bidders seeing MGM’s internal books.

It’s not a given that MGM will be sold. The beleaguered studio has left open the door to continue operating as a standalone entity or forming some kind of strategic partnership if MGM’s 140 debtholders agree to do so, possibly through a prepackaged bankruptcy. The bondholders have agreed to hold off receiving interest payments until Jan. 31 in order to enable management to find out the actual value of the assets and whether it should proceed with a formal auction. More..

Posted in Studios

German Poll to Swamp

Falk von Tatichingen writes: The German magazine “Stern” on its online page has started a poll for the “movie of the decade”. The LOTR-Trilogy is in lead with “The Dark Knight” and “Sin City” close behind. LOTR needs more supporters. The Link to the poll is here. Poll is easy: 10 is maximum points (as in very good movie), 1 is minimum points (as in bad movie).

Posted in Fans, LotR Movies