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6.3 magnitude earthquake hits lower North Island, New Zealand

eagle wellingtonMonday afternoon New Zealand time, a severe earthquake hit the North Island of New Zealand, with its center in the Palmerston North area. The 6.3 (or 6.2, according to some reports) magnitude earthquake caused damage to roads and buildings, creating rockfalls and bringing down chimneys and power lines. The quake was felt in Wellington, where one of the giant eagles displayed at the airport, to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, became detached from the ceiling. You can read a full report of the quake, and the extent of the damage which is known so far, here.  Fortunately it seems that no one was seriously hurt. We are thinking of all our friends in New Zealand and hoping that all are ok! [New Zealand Herald report]

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, New Zealand, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Happy Birthday Orlando Bloom

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Happy Birthday to Orlando Bloom, who turns 37 today!

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. He appeared in the ensemble films Black Hawk Down; Troy; New York, I Love You; Sympathy for Delicious; and Main Street. Bloom made his professional stage debut in West End’s In Celebration at the Duke of York’s Theatre.  St. Martin’s Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007. On 12 October 2009, Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He reprised his role as Legolas in parts two and three of The Hobbit film trilogy, and was most recently seen on Broadway in the 2013 production of Romeo and Juliet. (wikipedia)

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit

Peter of many colours? Jackson finally leaves the path of wisdom

Peter Jackson stands on the set of Lake-Town

Peter Jackson stands on the set of Lake-town.

In our latest Library feature, TORn columnist Timothy Furnish writes about his reaction to The Desolation of Smaug and why he feels it is the least “true” of the five Middle-earth films that Peter Jackson has produced so far.

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Posted in Green Books, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Academy Award winning Producer Saul Zaentz dies at age 92

Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences' 2009 Governors Awards Gala - ArrivalsFilm Producer Saul Zaentz has passed away at the age of 92. Many Tolkien fans will know him as the man who held the film rights to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – but he was so much more: a true Hollywood legend, with countless film projects to his name. He won many Oscars, including Best Picture wins for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The English Patient, and my very favorite film of all time (perhaps with the exception of The Lord of the Rings trilogy) – Amadeus. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Stage, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Studios, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Warner Bros.

The Winner of the Sideshow Collectibles’ Sam and Frodo Statue is…

Frodo and Samwise Diorama from SideshowCollectibles.comAfter reaching 200k fans on Facebook (we’re now up to 223k!!), Sideshow Collectibles‘ generously gave us one of their Sam and Frodo dioramas as a giveaway. Today we are pleased to announce the winner!

Congrats to Brenden R. hailing from the United States!

The winner’s favorite scene in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy?

“I can’t carry it for you – but I can carry you!”

Special thanks to all who participated and please take a moment to check out The Lord of the Rings collectibles from are contest sponsor, Sideshow Collectibles.  [View all LOTR Collectibles]

 

Posted in Contests, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – Special New Year’s Edition!!

Happy Hobbity New Year 2013-14Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past year.  We’ve collected some of 2013′s most popular posts on our 10 Message Boards.  You’ll be surprised at what captured the attention and imagination of our 10,500+ members.  Come and have a look back at what has kept us busy as we impatiently awaited the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.  We actually did manage to talk about many fascinating things, besides The Hobbit.  So just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions for 2013.  Continue to watch this space as every weekend we spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Rings comedy film ‘Rise of the Fellowship’ debuts on Netflix on January 3

rise of fellowship The Independent Critic has positively reviewed The Rise of the Fellowship, the ‘buddy-comedy written in honor of online gamers and The Lord of the Rings that will debut on Netflix on January 3.

The film, which won the GenCon 2012 Film Festival, is already available on VOD, iTunes, and Amazon.com.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Parodies

Polish composer Wojciech Kilar dies, aged 81

220px-Wojciech_Kilar_2 Polish classical and film music composer Wojciech Kilar has died aged 81 after a long illness.

Kilar became known internationally as the author of dozens of film soundtracks such as Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady, and Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He also composed symphonic music, chamber works and works for solo instruments.

He was also, for a time, a frontrunner to compose the score for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films. (more…)

Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Old Special Reports, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Production, soundtrack

‘The Desolation of Smaug’ to air on TNT in 2016

Bilbo DwarvesAs many of you know, The Lord of the Rings films have long been running on TNT – and that tradition will continue with The Hobbit. Last year, the network nabbed the rights for An Unexpected Journey (due to air in 2015), and now they have ensured that the next chapter in Peter Jackson’s adaptation will air the following year. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Television, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.

Video asks ‘Who the ‘ell is Tauriel?’

First, for those who celebrate, hope you had a Merry Christmas! But if you are here at TheOneRing.net and looking, we need to provide some post-holiday content. With “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” entertaining audiences around the world (now including Australia) we thought it was time to share a fan-made video complete with original song by a group in New Zealand. Some of the faces may be familiar, some of these folks are rumored to be extras in the film as well. Now, don’t take any of this too seriously, the gang is just having fun and actually thinks highly of all involved, as they will tell you if stick around for the post-credits.

Posted in Characters, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien

Happy Hobbit: Christmas Special – Episode 33

happy hobbit xmas special Wintertide and Durin’s Day are upon us so join Fili and Kili to learn how to incorporate some dwarvish customs into your winter holidays, from crafts and cookies to carols! Wishing you all enough warmth and cheer to glow in your heart all through the coming New Year! Recipe below. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, Tolkien

Want to wish Happy Holidays to your favourite cast members? Here’s who’s on Twitter…

Last August, TORn Staffer Justin posted a list of cast members who tweet.  In the spirit of festive greetings, we thought we’d reshare - and update – that list.

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Posted in Adam Brown, Billy Boyd, Billy Connolly, Dean O'Gorman, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Fans, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Ryan Gage, Sean Astin, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Family