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Archive for February, 2005

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta’s Complete Toy Fair 2005 Line-up

Click HereAs we mentioned before, Sideshow Weta Collectibles has released a series of new Lord of the Rings collectibles for the 2005 Toy Fair. Here is a complete list of what was released. [Click Here]

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REPOST: Oscar Party Blues? Read This!

Jackson wears a TORn pin
Do you miss PJ as much as I do?

Tonight the annual Academy Awards will be presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The past 3 years we at have hosted lavish ‘One Ring’ parties in the heart of the Oscar action. Based mere footsteps away from the Kodak, our 2 venues for the 3 parties were the talk of the town. this year however, we are not hosting a party, we will not be heading down to LA, to visit Tuxedo’s by Mike..the Sunset Grill…the Cat and Fiddle or other places we’ve swarmed, and quite frankly…it sucks. [More]

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Review: Music more than merely Tolkien nod

It wasn’t quite “Trilogy Tuesday.” But Friday night’s Omaha Symphony concert bore striking similarities to the marathon screening of director Peter Jackson’s three installments of “The Lord of the Rings.” Tolkienites came dressed as Arwen, Gandalf, the Lady of Rohan, the Witch-King of Angmar and random hobbits. A drawing was held for a free Frodo costume. And everyone who came opening night took home a souvenir ring that blinked red and green. The major difference between Friday’s event and a more traditional celebration of the blockbuster trilogy was that the main attraction was not the film. It was the music from the film. [More]

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West Ham Fall for a Hollywood Scam

PennyQ writes: It looks like West Ham football club aren’t entirely happy about being used in Elijah Wood’s film ‘Hooligans’ aka The Yank. [More]

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Cate’s Seaside Home on Market for Millions

PennyQ writes: Got £2m to spare? If so, you could always buy Cate Blanchett’s house in Brighton! [More]

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British Film Institute Hosts Trilogy Screening

Celebriel writes: Spend the night in Middle Earth at these overnight screenings of the trilogy. Free coffee and tea through the night, snacks on sale, and prize drawings. [More]

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Museum Hosts Creative Team Behind LOTR

Academy Award-winning special effects maestro Richard Taylor will showcase his extraordinary talents and share his experiences from the set of The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy during a weekend program exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, 26 – 27 February. [More]

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Elijah Wood beyond the Ring

Fabian W. Waintal has written an article that features an interview with Elijah Wood. Take a look! [More]

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Lee Narrates Concert in London has announced that “Christopher Lee will be appearing live at the Barbican Centre London with Valery Gergiev and the orchestra, chorus and soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov opera) from St Petersburg. He will be narrating Stravinksy’s musical setting of the Oedipus myth.” The concert takes place at the Barbican Centre today (Feb 25).

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Happy Birthday Sean Astin!

Today is Sean Astin’s Birthday! Sean Patrick Astin was born February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California. That makes him 34 today, Happy Birthday Sean!

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McKellen Goes ‘Terre Haute’

Dyanna writes: Ian McKellen can be heard in the UK on Radio 4 at 9.00pm on Friday 25 the February in the play ‘Terre Haute’. From the radio Times comes this snippet: Just before he was executed for the Oklahoma bombing, Timothy McVeigh was in correspondence with writer and iconoclast Gore Vidal. In this play, novelist Edmund White imagines what would have happened had they ever met face to face in Terre Haute prison.

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Taking ‘Rings’ from screen to symphony

He has composed music for more than 50 films, including “Aviator,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Seven” and “Philadelphia.” But perhaps American composer Howard Shore’s most recognized achievement is creating the music for Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. For these films he has won three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and five Grammy Awards. In 2003, Shore compressed the music from the trilogy into a two-hour symphony titled “The Lord of the Rings Symphony.” The six-movement work premiered in November 2003 in Wellington, New Zealand, and has since been performed more than 40 times. [More]

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