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Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on Charlie Rose tonight

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Waiting for GodotIan McKellen dropped fans a line on his Facebook page today – letting us know that he and Patrick Stewart will be appearing on Charlie Rose tonight, to discuss their two Broadway plays Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land.

The show will air at 11 P.M. eastern time on WNET Channel 13 in New York. For other areas, check your local listings.

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Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Ian McKellen, LotR Cast News, Stage Productions

See The Desolation of Smaug clip shown at the MTV European Music Awards!

Desolation of Smaug poster artwork A short clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring Thranduil, Tauriel and Legolas screen this evening at the The MTV European Music Awards, introduced by Martin Freeman.

Our army of spies and crebain have alerted us to its existence, and a recording of it is already floating about around on the internet. The clip is, in fact, a significant part of one of the scenes screened at the worldwide Fan Event last week. (more…)

Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Movie, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Thirteen things we love about The Desolation of Smaug footage

live event To wrap up the week that saw an unprecedented live fan event where fans gathered in theaters around the world with cast and crew, here is a list of things that stood out for TORn staff.

During the event, fans were treated to costume displays, live Q&As, a preview of the end credit music video, and most importantly, 20 minutes of nearly complete, previously unseen footage. As stated in previous posts, this means movie spoilers are coming, so feel free to stop reading now if you wish to spend the next four weeks without knowing what’s to come. (more…)

Posted in Andy Serkis, Ed Sheeran, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Howard Shore, Jed Brophy, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Meet Ups, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer, Wellington

The Lord of the Rings LEGO® iOS Game – Download Now!

LOTR LEGO® iOS Game - Moria

LOTR LEGO® iOS Game – Moria

It is an exciting day for fans of LEGO® and The Lord of the Rings! As of right now, you can download the iOS game ‘LEGO® The Lord of the Rings’ from the Apple App Store! Check out the full release below as well as some screen caps. The game is only $4.99 and available for both iPhone and iPad. [Download]

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Posted in Collectibles, LEGO, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop, Toys

Orlando Bloom worried he wouldn’t fit into old Lord of the Rings elf costume after 10 years

Legolas in vlog #8 courtesy of DarkJackal It seems even Hollywood elves get worried about packing on the weight over the years!

When Orlando Bloom was asked how it felt to portray Legolas in The Hobbit trilogy after a decade, knowing he’s 60 years younger than he was in Lord of the Rings, he was justifiably anxious.

“The first thing I did when I got to New Zealand was try on my old Legolas costume, because I wanted to see if it would still fit,” the 36-year-old joked at yesterday’s live Hobbit global fan event. (more…)

Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Orlando Bloom, Press Conferences, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Billy Boyd and Craig Parker at Cincinnati Comic Expo

BillyAndCraigCincinnatiComicExpo2013Last month TORn Staffer Anwyn  hosted a panel with Billy Boyd and Craig Parker at Cincinnati Comic Expo.  She has sent us in the following video for your enjoyment.

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Posted in Billy Boyd, Conventions, Craig Parker, Events

An interview with Billy Boyd about The Hobbit

2238536-pippin_sad_2 Sophie Lapin from the webshow SF Go Pop recently sat down with Billy Boyd (who as we all know played Pippin in The Lord of the Rings) and quizzed him about his thoughts on The Hobbit, and what it felt being on the outside, looking-in after spending so many years of his life intimately involved in Middle-earth.

Check it out! (more…)

Posted in Billy Boyd, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

How to braid your long hair into a Gimli beard

Marcella Clinard braided her long hair into an epic beard that any Gimli cosplayer would be proud of. She also took a pile of pictures and made her beardy adventure into a step-by-step tutorial for others, too.

“I’m a female middle-school English teacher. For Teen Read Week last week, I braided my long hair into an epic Gimli dwarf beard.

I made a tutorial showing how to do it! It would be a great Halloween costume for women with long hair who know how to braid!”

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Posted in Creations, Fans, John Rhys-Davies, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies

Sean Astin appearing today on TORn Tuesday!

TORN-Tuesday-300-250 TORn Tuesday will be chatting with Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee) later today at 5pm PT.

So join us on theonering.net/live then! Additionally, Sean and TORn Staffers Cliff “Quickbeam” Broadway and Justin Sewell will be at Cross Campus in Santa Monica for another public discussion with FilmBreak at 7pm. So if you happen to be in the area, come along! (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Sean Astin, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

New reports take us on-set for two days for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Tauriel and LegolasWe all like to keep some things secret (and keep them safe); movie studios are no different.  As we get closer to the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros. are finally lifting embargos and allowing interviews and content to be posted, which reveal spoilers, and drop hints, about what we can expect when the next film hits the big screen in December.

Our own staffer MrCere spent three months on set last year; stay tuned for some exclusive reports from him, coming soon.  Meanwhile, here are several interviews on which the press embargo has just lifted, covering a two-day set visit for members of the press early last year.

Please note, there are movie spoilers to be found within. You have been warned!

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Posted in Director news, Evangeline Lilly, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Ian McKellen, Locations Sets, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Warner Bros. full synopsis for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug provides some plot hints?

desolation of smaug poster I can’t recall if this has been previously revealed, but this official synopsis — more complete than the short version currently on The Hobbit website — actually has some really interesting implications if you have a read through and examine who’s listed and (more importantly), who’s not.

As folks observed after the debut of the second Desolation of Smaug trailer, Guillermo del Toro is back in the credits for his work on the screenplay. There’s a co-producer nod for the late Eileen Moran as well. Highlight the space below to read the key omissions, and some fairly hefty spoiler analysis of what those omissions could mean for the movie.

 


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Fran Walsh, Graham McTavish, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Howard Shore, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lawrence Makoare, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, William Kircher

RingCon 2013 fantasy convention begins tomorrow in Bonn!

ringcon-banner-300x165 Ringer Janina lets us know that German fantasy convention RingCon begins at the Maritim Hotel Bonn, in Bonn, Germany on October 18.

Guests from the Tolkien universe include: Craig Parker (Haldir), Lori Dungey (Mrs. Bracegirdle), Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad), William Kircher (Bifur), David Wenham (Faramir), and Stephen Ure (Grishnakh, Gorbag, Fimbul and Grinnah). Plus the Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft (German Tolkien Society), blogger and Tolkien scholar TheTolkienist and many more lecturers, artists, workshop instructors and cosplayers will be there too.

You can follow the buzz on twitter and tumblr, searching the hashtag #ringcon.

Daily tickets are still available at the event itself. (more…)

Posted in Conventions, Craig Parker, David Wenham, Events, Fans, William Kircher