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Archive for September, 2000

Weekly Cast Watch: September 26-30

More of your LOTR cast members on the small screen. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Weekly Cast Watch: September 26-30

Tuesday, September 26

Hugo Weaving (Elrond) ‘Proof’ IFC
Andy Serkis (Voice of Gollum) ‘Among Giants’ HBOSIG
Miranda Otto (Eowyn) ‘The Well’ Sundance
Orlando Bloom (Legolas) ‘Wilde’ Show2
Elijah Wood (Frodo) ‘Deep Impact’ Showtime2
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) ‘Apt Pupil’ TMC
Liv Tyler (Arwen) ‘Plunckett and Macleane’ TMN
Sean Bean (Boromir) ‘Airborne’ MAX

Wednesday, September 27

Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) and Miranda Otto (Eowyn) ‘The Thin Red Line’ MOMAX
Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) ‘Pushing Tin’ HBOPL
Sean Astin (Sam) ‘Kimberly’ TMC & ‘Toy Soldiers’ MAX
John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ SCIFI

Thursday, September 28

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) ‘Gods & Monsters’ Sundance
Sean Astin (Sam) ‘Bulworth’ Cinemax
Brad Dourif (Grima) ‘Childs Play’ TMN

Friday, September 29

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) ‘The Great White’ BET
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) ‘Restoration’ Encore
Ian Holm (Bilbo) ‘eXistenZ’ Showtime
Liv Tyler (Arwen) ‘Cookie’s Fortune’ MOMAX & ‘Plunkett and Macleane’ TMN
Sean Astin (Sam) ‘Boy Meets Girl’ TMN

Saturday, September 30

Hugo Weaving (Elrond) ‘Reckless Kelly’ TMC
Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) ‘Paradise Road’ Bravo
Liv Tyler (Arwen) ‘Armageddon’ Starz
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) ‘Gods & Monsters’ TMN
Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) ‘A Walk on the Moon’ TMN
Sean Astin (Sam) ‘Like Father, Like Sun’ TMN

Thanks to Gamgee for the help!

Posted in Old Special Reports

Cast Watch: Sean Bean attacked by Goblins!

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Ringer fans Slim and Pat send in notice that the UK has finally woken up to LOTR. Check out this article in the September 7th Edition of the Star. [more]

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Hall of Fire set for September 30 & October 1

Hullo Hall of Fire fans!

This weekend we’ll have another in our series of character chats, this time one of the most beloved hobbits in The Lord of the Rings!

Sam Gamgee: Humble Shire Hero

From his humble beginnings as a gardener and friend, Samwise Gamgee shakes the very ground of Mordor with his steadfast determination, loyalty, and plain hobbit goodness. A faithful friend to the end, Sam makes the difference in The Lord of the Rings where no one else could. Many lessons –both simple and complex- can be learned from this tenacious, generous fellow.

Do you have any favorite Gamgee quotes? This hobbit is as funny as he is wise. How about scenes or deeds of renown that stand tall in your memory? And how about Sam for President… he made one heck of a mayor!

Come on down to The Hall of Fire this weekend and check out the chat! Our featured moderators for Saturday will be Gamgee and Gryph, and on Sunday Leo and/or Frode.

Welcome on board Gryph!

Saturday Chat: 5:30 EDT [10:30 GMT]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 GMT [1:00 EDT]

Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to our chatroom Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire . Please send your topics, suggestions or comments here. Thanks!

Posted in Barliman News

Cast News: Tobeck Out?

Lori from the Joel Tobeck International Fanclub sends us rather interesting news concerning Joel Tobeck and his role as young Smeagol.

“Just a quick note to let you know that Joel is not in the LOTR movie. His agent told me that the role of Smeagol “changed in height and stature” and Joel lost out.”

We will try to get confirmation as soon as possible.

Posted in Old Main News

Casting News: Steve Coogan

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Rumors are circulating that English actor/comedian Steve Coogan is being considered for a role in the LOTR movies. We are not sure what part he is being considered for but hope to have more information for you this week.

Posted in Old Main News

Hall of Fire Chats September 23 & 24

The Hall of Fire hosts another round of live Tolkien chat this Saturday and Sunday. Our topic:

The Hobbit

This past week marks not only the birthday of Bilbo Baggins, Expert Treasure Hunter from the Shire, but also the anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit in 1937. To honor these occasions we will talk at length about this wonderful story and its effect on the world. More details here.

Saturday Chat: 5:30 p.m. EDT [10:30 GMT]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 p.m. GMT [1:00 EDT]
Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to our chatroom Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire

Posted in Old Main News

Hall of Fire Chats September 23 & 24

The Hall of Fire hosts another round of live Tolkien chat this Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. Our topic:

The Hobbit

This past week marks not only the birthday of Bilbo Baggins, Expert Treasure Hunter from the Shire, but also the anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit in 1937. To honor these occasions we will talk at length about this wonderful story and its effect on the world.

What are your favorite moments from The Hobbit? How about your favorite songs, riddles, or quotes? Characters? How about meeting Gandalf and Gollum for the first time!?

What started out as a yarn for The Professor’s own children became the legendary adventure that millions of readers around the world have enjoyed. Come along this weekend at either of our two featured times, to share in some of the treasure that is The Hobbit!

Saturday Chat: 5:30 p.m. EDT [10:30 GMT]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 p.m. GMT [1:00 EDT]
Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to TheOneRing.net chatroom Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire.

Posted in Barliman News

Contest Winners Announced!!!

Well, after delving though countless entries, I have at last found the winners of Gollum’s Riddle Challenge! Click here to view a list of the winners!

Posted in Old Main News

New Line D&D Movie News. LOTR Trailer?

SFX is reporting that New Line is releasing the D&D movie December 8th. What does this mean for LOTR fans? We believe New Line very well might place the LOTR trailer with this film. [more]

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LOTR Movies: $675 million!!!

Wow, check out this whopper of a story from Stuff.co.nz:

The Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy will cost $675 million, about $315 million more than previously reported, according to American magazine Vanity Fair.

The budget blowout, if correct, would make the Rings trilogy the second most expensive movie production ever, after the three new Star Wars films which cost about $736 million.…[more]

Note by Corvar: The $675m is likely in NZ dollars. Who knows what currency the Star Wars numbers are in. But in general, always be leary of an article in which two countries are involved and what currency they are talking about is excluded.

Posted in Old Main News

And I thought Gollum was smart!

Well, the Gollum Riddle Challenge 2000 was no match for you fans! The contest was over in under 12 hours! We will post the winners and answers later today.

(geez, now we have to figure out REALLY hard ways to give stuff away! heh)

Posted in Old Main News