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Archive for July, 2006

Limited Edition LOTR DVDs Pre-Order

Earl writes: The 2-disc Limited Edition DVDs are up for pre-order on Amazon. Though the price shown is $28.98 each, Amazon is offering a 12% discount; so that makes it $16.98 each.

Pre-Order on Amazon.com
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Posted in Old Main News

LOTR Concert Summer Series: Nürnberg, Germany

The city of Nürnberg will swell with the music from Lord of the Rings this tonight (July 28th). Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen will be performing the LOTR score in Germany. Follow this link for more dates and cities! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Jackson jewel ‘helps secure city’s film future’

It’s been dubbed the jewel in the filming crown of Peter Jackson and partner Fran Walsh, and the key to the future of the Wellington film industry. Miramar film production facility Park Road Post spans 10,000 square metres and includes three apartments, a gym, cafe and cinema, and has 65 staff. But it is the equipment, including three “floating” sound cinemas cushioned on a compound of lead and rubber, that is its true asset, marketing and brand director Gareth Ruck says. “The reason for this is the city’s airport (is so close) but you’ll never hear a jet.” No one is sure of its exact cost, but $50 million is seen as a conservative estimate. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

ELF Schedule Posted!

Garfeimao writes: ELF is coming this next weekend and the full schedule for ELF has been posted, so please go check it out! You can now figure out when you can see your favorite Hobbit, learn to write Tengwar, participate in silly skits, dance to Emerald Rose, or simply hang out with your fellow Ringers. I look forward to seeing lovely LOTR costumes, the fun LOTR fan-made videos, and listening to some excellent scholarly discussions. And best of all, I look forward to seeing each and every one of you! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

DVD Tuesday: Final Destination 3, Benchwarmers, Halloween 4&5, & More!

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our ‘DVD Tuesday’ feature…every Monday! Check out ‘Final Destination 3: Thrill Ride Edition’, silly comdey ‘The Benchwarmers’, and a film called ‘Scorpius Gigantus’ , this B-movie is about a giant scorpion on the rampage! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

John Howe Documentary at Comic-Con Today

Today, the lucky buggers at Comic-Con in San Diego will be able to catch a new Doco on John Howe, “John Howe: There and Back Again”. It will screen today at 2:05PM local time. If you’re going to the screening send us a review! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

New Details Emerge on The Lord of the Rings: The White Council

Recently The Lord of the Rings: The White Council executive producer Steve Gray revealed some details on the game. The White Council is set 80 years before The Lord of the Rings, and the White Council itself is a group of powerful wizards and elves including Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast, Elrond, Galadriel and Cirdan, who struggle to prevent the victory of evil. The player begins as a nobody, but strives to earn the Council’s recognition by performing menial tasks. Once their importance can no longer be ignored, the Council appoints the player to assist in directly fighting the forces of evil. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Movie Chat this weekend: Ghostbusters!

Get ready to prepare for the coming of Gozer! Movie Chat this weekend features none other than “Ghostbusters.” Join us Saturday on our IRC server at 5:30 pm EST when we pop our copies of the movie into the DVD player and press start. We plan to take a break midway through the film, to allow for stretching of fingers. Barliman will be on hand to serve drinks and snacks (and to enforce the house rules). Don’t forget to buy some Twinkies! [More]

Also, please check out our Summer Schedule, as voted on by the fine folks in Barliman’s chat room. Upcoming featured films include: ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Say Anything,’ and ‘Princess Bride.’ [The Schedule] [About IRC chat]

Posted in Barliman News

Movie Chat this weekend: Ghostbusters!

Get ready to prepare for the coming of Gozer! Movie Chat this weekend features none other than “Ghostbusters.” Join us Saturday on our IRC server at 5:30 pm EST when we pop our copies of the movie into the DVD player and press start. We plan to take a break midway through the film, to allow for stretching of fingers. Barliman will be on hand to serve drinks and snacks (and to enforce the house rules). Don’t forget to buy some Twinkies! [More]

Also, please check out our Summer Schedule, as voted on by the fine folks in Barliman’s chat room. Upcoming featured films include: ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Say Anything,’ and ‘Princess Bride.’ [The Schedule] [About IRC chat]

Posted in Old Main News

Movie Chat this weekend: Ghostbusters!

Get ready to prepare for the coming of Gozer! Movie Chat this weekend features none other than “Ghostbusters.” Join us Saturday on our IRC server at 5:30 pm EST when we pop our copies of the movie into the DVD player and press start. We plan to take a break midway through the film, to allow for stretching of fingers. Barliman will be on hand to serve drinks and snacks (and to enforce the house rules). Don’t forget to buy some Twinkies!

Also, please check out our Summer Schedule, as voted on by the fine folks in Barliman’s chat room. Upcoming featured films include: ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Say Anything,’ and ‘Princess Bride.’ [About IRC chat]

Date: Saturday, July 22nd
Time: 5:30 pm EST
Place: #moviechat on the TORn IRC server.

Time zone conversions

Not sure what time the chat will be where you are? Check this little conversion table out for some help.

America:
5.30pm (New York)
4.30pm (Chicago)
3.30pm (Salt Lake City)
2.30pm (Los Angeles)

Europe:
10.30pm GMT (London)
11.30pm CET (Paris)

Asia-Pacific:
6.30am AWST (Sunday) Perth
8.30am AEST (Sunday) Brisbane
9.30am AEDT (Sunday) Sydney
11.30am NZDT (Sunday) Wellington

Where?

Movie Watch happens on #moviechat on irc.theonering.net — the TORn IRC server. You can connect instantly via our java chat client that works inside your web browser (find it here!) or choose to install a dedicated chat program such as mIRC on your computer.

To find out more about using mIRC to connect to TORn IRC server, check out these instructions.

See you all then!

The Summer Schedule
Saturday chats approx. 5:30 p.m. EST / Sunday chats begin approx. 2 p.m. EST — All dates & times are tentative until confirmed
Saturday, July 22: Ghost Busters
Sunday, July 30: Princess Bride & Shaun Of The Dead
Saturday, August 19: Say Anything
Sunday, August 27th: Galaxy Quest & Memphis Belle
Saturday, Sept. 9: Finding Nemo
Saturday, Sept. 23: Fifth Element

Posted in Old Special Reports

McKellen’s ‘A Knight Out in L.A.’ Show This Weekend

Geri writes: I just thought you like to know that Ian McKellen will perform a one-man show, “A Knight Out in L.A.,” at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Freud Playhouse (MacGowan Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024) this weekend (July 22-23) to benefit the Los Angeles Young Actors’ Company. Tickets are still available. [Tickets]

Posted in Old Main News

JRD Out Noble In at ELF 2006

Ashlee writes: Just wanted to let everyone attending ELF to know that John Rhys-Davies had to cancel his appearance at ELF. However, John Noble (Denethor) has graciously agreed to attend in his place. John will also be attending the Friday night dessert party. You can read more about the changes at creationent.com. [More]

Posted in Old Main News