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Archive for December, 2005

Hobbits, Orc and Samurai…Oh My!

Joe writes: I just wanted to let you know that Oak Street Cinema in Minneapolis (mnfilmarts.org) is playing the LOTR trilogy Dec. 26th – Jan. 5th. Tickets are only $5 for the first film and $3 for each additional film no matter how many you go to. They are encouraging people to come in costume, of course, and it seems like a really great time. Also, based on the showtimes, I DON’T think these are the extended versions. Hope to see you guys there. thanks! [More]

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Old Main News

Want A Director’s Chair Signed by PJ?!

Isabel writes: We are auctioning a King Kong Director’s Chair signed by no other than Peter Jackson himself on eBay. 100% of the proceeds are going to support Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California. It is a great charity that gives help to Los Angeles children who need it. Could you please pass along the info to your website visitors? You would be helping a great cause and we would really appreciate it! We are going to list another chair at the end of the week. This chair will also be signed by Peter Jackson but will have a different color logo. [More]

Posted in Collectibles, Merchandise, Old Main News, Other Merchandise, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Serkis Wins Toronto Film Critics Award

Andy Serkis was given a special citation for his work on King Kong by the Toronto film critics this week. Congrats Andy!

Posted in Andy Serkis, Old Main News, PJ's Other Films

Tolkien Birthday Toast!

From The Tolkien Society

3rd January 2006

The toast is “The Professor”
Tolkien Birthday Toast!

At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday

The Tolkien Society has a webpage where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they’ll be celebrating if they’re hosting a party, or just what particular tipple they’ll be raising. Fans will be able to check the webpage and see who is celebrating where and if they wish to get in touch and join in.

The Birthday Toast event should be understood to consist of the saying of the toast and a drink (not necessarily alcoholic) of an individual partaker’s choice. The information posted by anybody on the Birthday Toast web pages will not be sold or passed on to any third party (outside of the context of the web pages and the ‘Birthday Toast’ event). Further details can be found at the website above.

The organisers do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.

The Tolkien Society wishes you all a Merry Christmas!

Posted in Events, J.R.R. Tolkien, Old Special Reports, Other Events, Tolkien

Orlando Is Uncut? Its “Heaven”

From DarkHorzons: 20th Century Fox will release theatrically a director’s cut of Ridley Scott’s Crusades epic “Kingdom of Heaven” today says The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which centers on a young Frenchman (Orlando Bloom) who discovers his destiny as a knight amid the clash between Muslims and Christians over the Holy Land a millennium ago, will unspool exclusively at the Laemmle Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles. [More]

Posted in Old Main News, Orlando Bloom

SHOP: Armoured Lurtz Revealed as first LOTR Premium Format Figure

Lurtz Premium FormatSideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser of their upcoming Premium Format Lurtz. Unlike the past products from the company, the premium format line is made of a mixture of metals, cloth, leather, etc and usually stand about 18-inches for standard sized figures. We imagine the Lurtz will be bigger than that! Pre-orders begin next week to registered newsletter members. Check out the details! [Click Here]

Posted in Collectibles, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

LOTR Online Update

Meghan, Online Community Manager for The Lord of the Rings Online writes: This week we’ve updated our Playable Classes page with more information on the Guardian class. We’ll continue to update the classes each week through the end of January. Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays, and best wishes on the coming New Year! 2005 brought a lot of changes to LOTRO and our community, and we expect 2006 to be an exciting time for everyone as we begin to roll out more information and move closer to launching the game. [More]

Posted in Gaming, Old Main News

‘Lost’ cast named entertainer of 2005

The cast of `Lost,’ ABC’s hit drama of air crash survivors marooned on a mysterious island, have won one battle – they beat a 40-year-old virgin and King Kong’s girlfriend for the title of ‘Entertainer of the Year.” Entertainment Weekly named what it called a group of `treasured islanders,’ the cast of `Lost,’ as its Entertainer of the Year, calling the show one of the “biggest cult breakouts since The X-Files.” [More]

Posted in Dominic Monaghan, Old Main News

ORC: Photo Ops Tickets Almost Sold Out!

LOTR: ONE RING CELEBRATION: THE OFFICIAL CONVENTION FOR LORD OF THE RINGS FANS UPDATE: PHOTO OPS ALMOST SOLD OUT!*

Happy Holidays to all, and plans are going great for the upcoming *ONE RING CELEBRATION* coming to PASADENA, CALIFORNIA on *Fri., Sat. & Sun. January 20-22. 2006.*

We wanted to let fans know that some of our PHOTO OPs are almost sold out! The sample PHOTO OPS pictured here were taken at our ELF Convention, held in Orlando Florida this past summer. We think they came out awesomely and fans really loved the friendly atmosphere provided during the shoot by professional photographer Christopher Schmelke. We’re flying Christopher out to ORC to take all the PHOTO OPS there and wanted to give you this info as well as show you the samples of his fine work. Really, this is the souvenir that is to be treasured forever!

At the upcoming ONE RING CELEBRATION we’re offering a great opportunity for fans: you can have a gorgeous full color 8 by 10 photo of yourself with the celebrity of your choice! We should be able to supply you your photo back at the convention if you are attending all three days. So, if you want a photo with:

*ELIJAH WOOD* Frodo
*SEAN ASTIN* Sam
*BILLY BOYD* Pippin
*MIRANDA OTTO* Eowyn
*JOHN NOBLE* Denethor

*NOW IS THE TIME TO GRAB THEM! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND GET SET!*

IN OTHER GOOD NEWS, GAMES WORKSHOP AND ELECTRONIC ARTS ARE SPONSORING THE ONE RING CELEBRATION: THE LORD OF THE RINGS FAN CONVENTION

Games Workshop will be on hand running Mines of Moria demo games and painting lessons. Visitors to the Games Workshop area will be encouraged to play the Mine of Moria Strategy Battle Game as well as paint a model
to take home as a complimentary souvenir. Three participation games (all models supplied) will be ongoing throughout the weekend:

“The Battle of Pelenor Fields” – Gondor and Rohan vs. Mordor
“Ambush of the Rohirrim” – Rohan vs. Wargs and
“At the Gates of Moria” – Dwarves vs. Goblins
The latest Games Workshop Lord of the Rings releases will also be available at the convention.

FROM: ELECTRONIC ARTS: Be the first to play LORD OF THE RINGS: THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE-EARTH II on multiple high-end PCs supplied by NVIDIA.

*CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON THE ONE RING CELEBRATION: GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!*

Thanks,

Your friends at Creation Entertainment and TheOneRing.net for THE ONE RING CELEBRATION 2006

Fri., Sat. & Sun. January 20-22. 2006
Pasadena Center
300 E. Green St.

Posted in Conventions, Events, Old Special Reports, TheOneRing.net Announcements

Sideshow Collectibles to announce first Premium Format Figure

A long awaited announcement is coming for collectors. Ever since Sideshow Collectibles picked up the Premium Format LOTR license, we’ve all been wondering which character will be produced first! In less than 24 hours, we’ll know – And of course, we’ll post as soon as we get the announcement. [Click Here]

Posted in Collectibles, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

‘The Stash’ is Back!

A few months ago we saw Viggo Mortensen sporting the most impressive moustache in film history. Now the first trailer for his Spanish language film Alatriste features ‘The Stash’ in its full glory! [More]

Posted in Old Main News, Viggo Mortensen

The Lord of the Rings – Evolution News

The folks from TOPPS send along some more details of thier ‘Lord of the Rings: Evolution’ series. Similar to the Star Wars – Evolution set from 2001, this is an all-character series (a first for Lord of the Rings, as all 7 past sets have been story-based). It will be printed on silver-foil stock and will feature double-image front designs (a primary big image, and a secondary, smaller image). There will be 72 cards, which will be broken into Character, Races and Creatures subsets (plus a title/checklist card). [More] [Visit Topps.com]

Posted in Gaming, LotR Movies, Old Main News