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Archive for November, 2006

Reminder: LOTR EE Marathon on TORn — This Saturday!

Have you been to one of our Movie Chats before? Well, all the other chats were just rehearsals for this one, the big one, the one you never thought we’d have the stamina to try: Yes, the LOTR EE TRILOGY MARATHON!

That’s right, we will be chatting our way through 11 hours of non-stop Tolkien action. (Don’t worry, we’ll take breaks!) Join us in TORn’s chat room on Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m. EST and see if you have what it takes to chat through Peter Jackson’s three-film masterpiece, “The Lord of the Rings.” [Details]

Don’t know what we’re talking about? Movie Chats are when fans get together online to watch and discuss (praise or nitpick) in real time their favorite films. Intrigued now, aren’t you?

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PJ’s ‘The Hobbit’: Show Your Support-update

Our show your support for a PJ-directed ‘The Hobbit’-contests are still going strong. We received some truely brilliant entries the last couple of days, so be sure to check them out in our new gallery by clicking on the picture below!

Also, the captions for our picture of Pete in his Bag End are still finding their way to my inbox. More of those, and information on how you can join in on this photoshop-extravaganza, can be found here! Keep sending us your stuff!

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SHOP: Sideshow Collectibles Gives away $20 for LOTR Items

Thanks to ‘Tunic’ for this bigtime discount tip – Sideshow is offering every visitor a $20 Gift Card for any instock purchase on their website, including all of their LOTR instock items (They are only giving away these Gift Card Codes for one day). They are also adding a FREE Helm of the Mouth of Sauron with every instock LOTR order. We doubt either promotion is going to last very long – so if you have any LOTR fans on your xmas list this year, now may be the time to pick something up! [Sideshow Holiday Guide] [Free Helm Offer] [Free $20 Gift Card Offer]

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Who Are The Alternatives?

IGN indulges in some rampant speculation and does a round-up and evaluation of a select few it considers could be worthy of directing the Hobbit. [More]

Before anyone has a heart attack, this is merely IGN’s thoughts, not a shortlist. But if you feel like discussing the names put forward – which are crazy, which are not – feel free to drop by our chatroom or head for the messageboards to discuss the list with your fellow fans. However, please mind the rules, and remember that our discussion areas are family-friendly. [Barliman’s Chat Room] [TORn Message Boards]

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Elijah Wood on Peter Jackson and ‘The Hobbit’

From comes a new quote from Elijah Wood on “The Hobbit” and Peter Jackson: “If [Peter] ultimately doesn‘t come back because of what New Line has done I think it would be a great tragedy. I think it‘s ultimately quite foolish for New Line to move forward assuming they can create an equally wonderful film without Peter…” [More]

Thanks to our friend djdeathskiss for spotting this earlier!

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Letters, you should write letters

In a recent report, The New York Times stated that “ was among those calling for a boycott of any Hobbit film not made by Mr. Jackson.”

We have not, in fact, called for a boycott of any party involved in the possible future production of ‘The Hobbit.’ We continue to encourage all fans who feel strongly about the recent events to contact the studios involved in a respectful fashion.

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MSN: What “The Hobbit” Is Going On Here?

You’d think over $1 billion in U.S. box office and three Oscars would add up to something right? Not if you’re Peter Jackson. The mastermind behind the “The Lord of the Rings” phenomenon is currently in the middle of a bizarre turf war over who controls J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel to the series, “The Hobbit.” Not surprisingly, fans have been salivating at the idea of Jackson returning to helm an adaptation of the beloved novel. It didn’t seem to be a real possibility until MGM announced a few months ago it was going to team up with New Line to make the movie. Complicating matters was that MGM has long owned the rights to release any feature adaptation of “The Hobbit,” but New Line is currently the only entity who can produce it. Confused? Unfortunately, it gets more complicated. [More]

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Loon Cookbook for Charity

Pipkin Sweetgrass writes: Billy’s Loons Charities is so excited to announce our latest charity project. After the Katrina Hurricane in Louisiana, one of our dear loons came up with an idea for a cookbook with Middle Earth influence created by Loons worldwide. All proceeds of this book will be donated to The Red Cross International Response Fund or The Red Cross American Disaster Relief Fund.. “Why a cookbook? Think of the times you may have sent a friend or neighbor a plate of cookies or a platter of chicken when they needed a little support, a little something to show that you care about them. Food is such a comforting thing, and preparing it for someone who needs a little love can be an act of faith that everything will be all right.” You can find the book in our online shop. [More]

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Delicious Holiday RINGERS Props & Memorabilia Auctions!

Just in time for Holiday gift-giving — now on eBay we have original, authentic props & toys used in the hit documentary RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS,! Check out the “hobbit actors” from the Very Secret Diaries segment (hilarious mischief), a complete set of Burger King toys, a Cave Troll prototype, 1950’s World Con pictures, and fantastic low-numbered collectible Medallions! Throw down your bids to own a piece of indie film history. [More]

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NY Times reports on ‘The Hobbit’

In a story just published, the New York Times writes on the international outcry from fans regarding Peter Jackson’s recent letter concerning the Hobbit, which appeared on TORn. Included in the story are comments — of sorts — from New Line Cinema, MGM, and Saul Zaentz. [More]

New Line Cinema: “We are in litigation with Wingnut Films, and have been unsuccessful despite a formal mediation, as well as discussions with Wingnut directly to settle the matter; therefore, we cannot comment at this point.”

MGM: “We expect to partner with New Line in financing ‘The Hobbit. We support Peter Jackson as a filmmaker, and believe that when the dust settles, he’ll be making the movie. We can’t imagine any other result.”

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THE ONE RING CELEBRATION 2007 OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED and Creation Entertainment join forces once again to present THE ONE RING CELEBRATION scheduled for March 9-11, 2007 at The Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel in Burbank, California. This unique weekend honors THE LORD OF THE RINGS and all things Tolkien and features celebrity guest appearances, scholar and art panels and presentations, fan films, displays, auctions, trivia and costuming competitions, autographs, photo opportunities, merchandising, music and non-stop partying.

Superstar ELIJAH WOOD (Frodo) has accepted ORC’s invitation to headline the convention and additional guests and attractions will be announced in the months to come. Full up to date information on ORC is available at

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Original Hobbit Petition Reaches 50,000 Signatures!

Ringer LithQ sends along this exciting news regarding the original Hobbit film petition: “At 8:15 this morning, EST, The Hobbit Petition reached its original target goal of 50000 signatures. Thanks to everyone who signed, and special thanks to the fans in Scandinavia who appear to have stayed up quite late to nudge us over the top.“[Sign the Original Petition] []

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