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Archive for January, 2003

All Gollum All The Time

Andy Serkis is popping up everywhere these days. Take a look at this article from AICN. And there is this article from Thehotbutton.com

Posted in Old Main News

SHOP: Howard Shore Tickets On eBay!

Jolyon writes: I’m trying to find a home for two tickets that I am not able to use which I am sure would be of interest to LOTR fans in the UK. [More] [More]

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Brand New Play Along LOTR Figures Released

The AFTimes website (http://www.aftimes.com) has some great images from the next round of TTT toys hitting the market soon. These toys are NOT from Toy Biz, but instead a company called Play Along. Take a look! [More]

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Tolkien’s Eldest Son Dies

The eldest son of The Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has died at the age of 85. Father John Tolkien, heir to the multi-million family estate, died after a 50-year career with the Catholic church in the Midlands.

Our sympathies go out to the Tolkien family.

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Posted in Old Main News

Movies: Location, Location

Hollywood’s as trendy about film locations as it is about velour track suits. And the latest hot spot turning heads? New Zealand. Tom Cruise and Gwyneth Paltrow are filming their respective films there, and it’s Disney’s and CBS’s pick for some upcoming TV movies. Studio execs were wowed by the variety of stunning landscapes they saw in “Lord of the Rings”—beaches, mountains, glaciers, farmland—all of which are close to cosmopolitan cities. So now the buzz is that when it comes to a location that’s both cheap and chic, New Zealand is the new Australia (which, coincidentally, used to be the new Canada). [More]

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Mother Goose Goes Geek

J.W. Braun writes: This syndicated comic strip appeared in newspapers Wednesday (Jan 29). Not terribly funny, I would say; but an important indicator of LOTR’s present death grip on popular culture. [More]

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Gollum Java

Brent writes: We ran across this “Daily Offerings” at a local Starbucks in Downtown Seattle. Seems that the chain has been able to break into the Middle Earth Mordor Market. [More]

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Discounted Tux Rental!

Worried about getting a tux for the Two Towers – One Party…or paying out the nose for it? Well, no need to worry any more! Ringer Sarumann has our back! Gingiss Formalwear has provided a special group discount rate on rental tuxedos for people attending this year’s Oscar Party! [More]

Posted in Old Oscar Party News

Two Towers – One Party : Discounted Tux Offer

Worried about getting a tux for the Two Towers – One Party…or paying out the nose for it? Well, no need to worry any more! Ringer Sarumann has our back! Gingiss Formalwear has provided a special group discount rate on rental tuxedos for people attending this year’s Oscar Party! [More]

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Discounted Tux Rentals for Two Towers – One Party

Ringer Sarumann sends us this great offer!

Worried about getting a tux…or paying out the nose for it? Well, no need to worry any more! Gingiss Formalwear has provided a special group discount rate on rental tuxedos for people attending this year’s Oscar Party!

Basic Tux (vest included) – $49.99
Designer Tux (vest included) – $100
Basic Shoes – $10
Designer Shoes – $20-$27 depending on brand
(sales tax not included on these prices)

This is nearly a $50 discount on tuxes! A better deal you will not find!

You can contact Gingiss by calling (818) 243-4231 to set up an appointment for an initial fitting.

Or you can walk right in. The address is:

Gingiss Formalwear
2306 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210

Be sure to mention that you want the group rate for TheOneRing.net.

Not in Los Angeles? Not a problem! Gingiss has locations all over the country where you can get your initial fitting. They can then mail your measurements to the Glendale location, and you will have a tux waiting for you 2 days before the party.

If there isn’t a Gingiss location near you, you can still get your initial fitting done at a local formalwear retailer or tailor. Most provide complimentary measurements as a professional courtesy. Just call Gingiss at the number above, and they can send you a mail-in fitting form.

All tuxes can be picked up at the Glendale location by the Friday before the party, and they can be returned the Monday after the party.

If there are any questions, you can call Gingiss at (818) 243-4231 – ask for Tammy or Nicole, or you can email Sarumann.

Posted in Old Special Reports

Oscar Snubs ‘Two Towers’ In Makeup Voting

Apparently the makeup work for “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” “Men in Black 2,” or “The Hours” weren’t enough to impress the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002. Only two films — “The Time Machine” and “Frida” — have been selected by the Academy’s makeup awards committee as finalists for the Best Makeup Oscar nominations. [More]

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Empire Magazine Nominations Announced!

The voting for the nominations for the Empire Awards 2003 has closed, and Two Towers has picked up 7 nominations. [More]

Best Film – The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Best Director – Peter Jackson
Best Actor – Viggo Mortensen
Best Actress – Miranda Otto
Best British Actor – Sir Ian Mckellen
Best British Actor – Andy Serkis
Sony Ericsson Scene Of The Year – Gollum’s debate

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