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Archive for December, 2006

5th Annual Tolkien Toast to be held in Denver

TORN Staffer Altaira writes: The Misty Mountains Smial of the Tolkien Society will hold their 5th annual Tolkien Toast at the Celtic Tavern in downtown Denver on Wednesday January 3 rd, J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Enjoy birthday cake, share your favorite Tolkien reading and have a chance to win “The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide,” donated by Houghton Mifflin, as well as other prizes! [More]

Posted in Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Meet Ups, Old Main News

Sideshow Updates

Be sure to check out our weekly Sideshow Collectibles update! Each week we provide an update on your favorite Sideshow goodies, from busts to premium figures and more! Take a look! [More]

Posted in Collectibles, Merchandise, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

SHOP: Second Chance at Legolas and Gimli

Legolas and Gimli on ArodSeems like there is a lot of news coming out of Sideshow Collectibles these days! This time, collectors have a second chance to purchase the Legolas and Gimli on Arod Sideshow/Weta Polystone statue! There are only 20 being offered to collectors, which means they will probably go quickly. (In fact, this was only offered to Sideshow newsletter subscribers just a few hours ago). We’ve also linked a review of this piece if you were sitting on the fence about the purchase. [Order] [Review with Additional Imagery]

Posted in Collectibles, Merchandise, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

McKellen seeks Burnley roots

Gandalf was always a tricky chap to track down in Middle Earth, but now the dark lords of Burnley borough council have been accused of making the quest harder. Thousands of hobbit pilgrims have visited the wrong address in the Lancashire town, according to Sir Ian McKellen who played the wizard in the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. For years a blue English Heritage plaque fixed to 25 Scot Park Road, Burnley, claimed it as the birthplace of McKellen, whose father was a civil engineer and Methodist lay preacher. But McKellen, who is 67, denies he was born there. [More]

Posted in Ian McKellen, Old Main News

SHOP: They Have a Cave Troll – Now Shipping

Sideshow Collectibles Cave TrollAfter Sideshow Collectibles and WETA Workshop went their separate ways in the collectible world, many Lord of the Rings collectors were left wondering if they’d ever see quality LOTR polystone again. Well – according to the following review – LOTR polystone is back! Sideshow Collectibles has just started shipping their Legendary Scale Cave Troll Bust. Follow the link for some great photos and an in-depth review of this dynamic piece. [Review] [Buy the Cave Troll]

Posted in Collectibles, Merchandise, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

Enter the Holiday Giveaway!

Enter the TORn Holiday Giveaway! is teaming up with New Line Home Entertainment, EA Games and Sideshow Collectibles to present our 2006 Holiday Giveaway! Ten lucky Ringers will walk away with a prize pack worth nearly $450! Ringers from all over the world are entering – don’t miss out! Check back on January 8th to see who wins! [Enter Today]

Posted in Contests, Events, Old Main News

Enter the Christopher Lee ‘REVELATIONS’ Giveaway!

Win 1 (of only 3) exclusive ‘REVELATION’ framed gold discs, including a commemorative plaque personally signed by Christopher Lee, and personalized with YOUR NAME!!! Just answer five skill testing questions, enter your personal information, and three winners with the most correct answers will be selected at random. The answers will be posted on Jan. 13, 2007, and Christopher Lee himself will conduct the winners draw which will be webcast live! [CLICK HERE TO ENTER!]

Posted in Christopher Lee, Contests, Events, Old Main News

Wood joins suspects in ‘Murders’

MADRID — Elijah Wood will head the international cast of Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia’s much-anticipated English-language whodunit “Oxford Murders,” Spanish production house Tornasol Films said Tuesday. Wood joins previously announced John Hurt in the film, set to start shooting Jan. 22 for nine weeks in London and Oxford, England. Wood will play a young student who goes to Oxford to study but becomes intrigued by a murder that takes place where he lives. This brings him under the wing of a Sherlock Holmes-style mentor, who uses logic and math symbols to try to stop a series of murders. [More]

Posted in Elijah Wood, Old Main News

Trilogy Screening in Chicago

Ron writes: I just wanted to let you all know there will be a marathon screening of all three films at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, December 28th. It’s a great theater and it should be a lot of fun. I missed out on Trilogy Tuesday (remember that?) way back when, so I’m looking forward to this. Just wanted to give a heads-up to any fellow fans in the Chicago area. []

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Old Main News

TV Watch: Blanchett on ‘Letterman’ Clip

Cate Blanchett was a guest on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ early last week. She was there to promote all her latest films ‘The Good German’ and ‘Notes on a Scandal’, they also touched on the Bob Dylan non biopic biopic ‘I’m Not There’. Take a look! (11.9MB MOV)

Posted in Cate Blanchett, Old Main News, Television

DVD Tuesday: Post-Christmas Goodies!

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 some TV goodies like the ‘Airwolf – S2’, ‘New Adventures of He-Man, Vol. 1’ & ‘Simple Life 4’. It being the holiday week the studios aren’t releasing much in terms of quality, the big release of the week being ‘The Black Dahlia’ and ‘The Descent’, check out the whole list here! We wish you a Merry Christmas and the best for the holidays! [More]

Posted in DVDs, Old Main News

Trilogy Screening in San Francisco

Robin writes: I just read in my San Francisco Chronical newspaper that all three Lord of the Rings movies will be playing next today (Dec. 23) at The Castro Theater, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. Fellowship of the Rings begins at 1:30pm, Two Towers at 4:45 and Return of the King at 8:00pm with short breaks in between. []

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Old Main News