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Archive for April, 2002

Mock Trial of Peter Jackson’s LOTR

Maybe we missed posting this when it happened in February. Lee sends us the link to a mock trial of PJ ‘for desecrating the book’ which was held at Ave Maria College. [More]

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A Weekend of LOTR Card Games!

This weekend Flinch, along with Greenbooks staff members Quickbeam and Ostadan, spent their time playing the Decipher LOTR TCG with a host of Tolkien, and Star Wars fans alike. [More]

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A Weekend of LOTR Card Games!

This weekend I had the joy and the pleasure of demoing the Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game to two very nice groups of people. My first stop was Hollywood Blvd. and to the LiningUp.net Star Wars: Episode II line. Now this is a group of fans of many things, and Star Wars fans are often known to be Lord of the Rings fans as well so the attempt at bringing them a glimpse at the LOTR TCG couldn’t have gone better.

We sat out along the noise and the light of Hollywood Blvd, small card table mounted with a cardboard sign we set to work organizing the game. I’d brought some boxes of Starter Decks, and some boxes of Booster packs and we cracked into the fun! It was great to see about half of the line participating in the game, either openning packs, reading the rulebook, or trying it out first hand. The night stretched on and around Midnight it was decided that we better head home, we had a big day ahead of us!

Sunday came around and we shuffled into the car and drove to the Aliso Viejo Edwards 20, where we were meeting a group comprized of members of the Irvine Spectrum Line Party. At 2pm Quickbeam [from Green Books] and Ostadan [also from Green Books] arrived and the three of us set out to educate our guests in how to play the game! We sat around some small marble tables with Starter Decks and booster packs in hand and everyone quickly cought on to just how fun this game can be!

Overall it was an amazing weekend and I’m sure everyone in the LA area has plenty of new faces to play with now that everyone knows just what it is you’re supposed to do! Special thanks to everyone that helped us out, Vegan, Remi, Alyse, Josh, Autumn, Valerie and the entire LiningUp.net crew, as well as Decipher and the Aliso Viejo Edwards 20 for giving us somewhere to be on Sunday!

Take a look at the fun! Click here and enjoy images from the events!
Read Quickbeam’s Notes on the event here
Questions? Comments? We love to hear from you! E-mail Flinch at flinch@theonering.net

Posted in Old Special Reports

2002 Saturn Award Nominations!

LOTR:FOTR has nabbed 8 nominations for the 2002 Saturn Awards in June, including Best Director, Best Music, Costumes, Writing, and supporting actor Ian McKellen! [More]

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2002 Saturn Award Nominations

The Saturn Awards are given out each year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Awards are presented for film, television, DVD, and special awards. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone received nine nominations; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Brotherhood of the Wolf tied with eight each. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence received seven.

Best Fantasy Film

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Monsters, Inc.
The Mummy Returns
Shrek
Spy Kids

Best Supporting Actor

Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Mark Decascos, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Eddie Murphy, Shrek
Jeremy Piven, Serendipity
Tim Roth, Planet of the Apes

Best Direction

Alejandro Amenabar, The Others
Chris Columbus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Christophe Gans, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
David Lynch, Mulholland Drive
Steven Spielberg, A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Best Writing

Alejandro Amenabar, The Others
Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson, Monsters, Inc.
Stephane Cabel and Christophe Gans, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman, Shrek
Steven Spielberg, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Music

Angelo Badalamenti, Mulholland Drive
Joseph LoDuca, Brotherhood of the Wolf
John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams, Shrek
Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
John Williams, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Nancy Wilson, Vanilla Sky

Best Costume

Colleen Atwood, Planet of the Apes
Kym Barrett, From Hell
Dominique Borg, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Judianna Makovsky, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie, Moulin Rouge

Best Makeup

Greg Cannom and Wesley Wofford, Hannibal
Nick Dudman, Mark Coulier and John Lambert, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Peter Owen and Richard Taylor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Aileen Seaton, Nick Dudman and Jane Walker, The Mummy Returns
Rick Baker and John Blake, Planet of the Apes
Michele Burke and Camille Calvert, Vanilla Sky

Best Special Effects

Dennis Muren, Scott Farrar, Stan Winston and Michael Lantieri, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Rob Legato, Nick Davis, Roger Guyett and John Richardson, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Jim Mitchell, Dan Taylor, Donald R. Elliott and John Rosengrant, Jurassic Park III
Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Richard Taylor and Mark Stetson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
John Andrew Berton Jr., Daniel Jeannette, Neil Corbould and Tom Rosseter, The Mummy Returns
Arthur Windus, Val Wardlaw, Hal Bertram, Nick Drew and Seb Caudron, Brotherhood of the Wolf

Posted in Old Special Reports

Lord of the Rings F/X wizards to show off their magic at Banff TV fest

TORONTO (CP) – The magic makers who created the special effects for Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring will attend the Banff international television festival in June to demonstrate their screen wizardry. The New Zealand-based post-production companies include Weta Workshop, Weta Digital, the Film Unit and Oktober. [More]

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SHOP: 5 Dollar Discount on Pippin

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles have extended their coupon offer for the Peregrin Took Bust. They are running a web coupon which gives you $5 the regular retail price. [More]

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Gap commercial online.

Thanks to Arien, we have a link to the Gap “Denim Invasion” commercial that features Orlando Bloom. [More]

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SHOP: Bilbo Action Figure Pics

Mr. Clark sends us these great pics on the rather cool Bilbo action figure, check them out! [More]

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Two Towers Poster Contest

Don’t forget to enter the Two Towers Teaser Poster contest! This is your chance to design a poster for The Two Towers and win great prizes. The first place winner gets a Sam and Bill the Pony statue and a Ted Nasmith signed poster! The contest ends May 15th. [More]

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Jackson In For Rough Ride In Court

A Motueka horseman is seeking compensation for the injuries his horses allegedly suffered during filming of The Lord of the Rings. Rand Colgan, also known as Harmony Aquarian, is taking director Peter Jackson’s production company, Three Foot Six, to a disputes tribunal hearing in the Nelson District Court today. [More]

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Orlando’s ‘Gap’ Spotted

Kiratashi writes: While watching TV tonight I thought I recognized the guy in a commercial, it was Orlando Bloom (Legolas) walking down a street with a girl!! Everyone else on the street starts chasing after them and they start running. Then it fades out and says “Gap”.

Calisuri– I saw the ad last night during one of the final episdoes of the X-files. (Good episode last night btw!) The girl was Kate Beckinsale and Cameron Crowe supposedly directed it.

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