News for Jan. 23, 2001
'Grey Books' update.
1/23/01, 6:21 pm EST - Tehanu
One Ring to Lure Them All
1/23/01, 4:03 pm EST - Xoanon
In this Manhattan movie house, at 10:30 a.m., you can tell who isn’t here to watch Kevin Costner handle the Cuban missile crisis in “Thirteen Days.” You, sir, with the tattoos and the FRODO LIVES! T shirt? Bet you came to see the trailer for “The Lord of the Rings”? Knew it. [More]
Cate Blanchett in 'Heaven'
1/23/01, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon
The 'LA TIMES' (via DarkHorizons) has some new pics for movies to look out for in 2001. Our very own LOTR film is listed of course, as well as the Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film 'Heaven'. In the film Cate 'takes justice into her own hands', it is directed by Tom Tykwer. 'Heaven' was filmed in Germany and Italy, and is currently in post production.
Thanks to DH and Tim for the article!
News for Jan. 22, 2001
What are you Tolkien about?!
1/22/01, 5:23 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Brian from Rockheads for the tip!
EDITORIAL: Live, Consume, Die.
1/22/01, 4:56 pm EST - Xoanon
Somebody wrote recently to complain that 'all the reporters ever talk about in relation to LOTR is the money.'
Articles like the following, from digitrends.net make me sympathise with him. According to this we're all 'Consumers' and things like 'The Lord of the Rings' are just 'Properties.' [More]
The UK Editor
1/22/01, 10:51 am EST - Xoanon
'Lord of the Rings' trailer debuts online
1/22/01, 10:45 am EST - Xoanon
The Hollywood Reporter
The trailer for New Line Cinema's highly anticipated "The Lord of the Rings" made its Internet debut today. Project partner Real Networks launched a "Real Channel" for video materials from the film trilogy, the first part of which -- "The Fellowship of the Ring" -- reaches theaters this Christmas. All three stories of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy series were filmed consecutively on location in New Zealand by director Peter Jackson ("Heavenly Creatures"). The project has inspired hundreds of fan Web sites.The trailer can be accessed at real.com or at lordoftherings.net.
News for Jan. 21, 2001
Weekly Cast Watch: Jan 21-27
1/21/01, 3:28 pm EST - Xoanon
Newsweek reports on the LOTR films and fans.
1/21/01, 2:16 pm EST - Tehanu
News from the Gaming Havens
1/21/01, 11:44 am EST - Jincey
The Trailer, Worldwide.
1/21/01, 5:13 am EST - Tehanu
From Mikko in Finland we hear: "If you want to see the trailer on 19th Jan or later, go see the one of
the following movies:
Red Planet (Bristol 1)
Turhaa lemmentouhua (Forum 1)
Perhe on painajainen (Kino 1)
Vertical Limit (Tennispalatsi 3)
Little Nicky (Tennispalatsi 8)
A Finnish version of the website will be opened shortly here!
The Trailer on the Net and the war against Realplayer.
1/21/01, 4:58 am EST - Tehanu
News for Jan. 20, 2001
Fancy a little Tolkien Verse?
1/20/01, 8:40 pm EST - Tehanu
The Guardian looks at Wellington's LOTR economy
1/20/01, 8:24 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Funky Monkey for the link
360 Degrees of Middle-earth
1/20/01, 3:25 am EST - Xoanon
The Lord of the Rings Fans Experience an iPIX 360-Degree, Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Making of the Films. [More]
News for Jan. 19, 2001
1/19/01, 6:08 pm EST - Corvar
If I have piqued your interest, if you are wondering what is wrong with me, or you work second shift, click here to find out what I am prattling on about.
Frame by Frame Update
1/19/01, 3:37 pm EST - Calisuri
Singapore Trailer News
1/19/01, 2:02 pm EST - Calisuri
"We are the cinema exhibitor not the film distributor but i managed to get some information on the this film, the film opening date is around december 2001. The trailer will be in november 2001."
So it looks like Dark Spar and other Singapore fans won't be seeing the teaser trailer in theaters for a while. If you have more information, please send me an email.
AICN: Are the films doomed because De Luca left?
1/19/01, 9:52 am EST - Calisuri
Denmark Trailer Release Update
1/19/01, 8:37 am EST - Calisuri
Yes, the teaser trailer is up on the official website now
1/19/01, 4:51 am EST - Tehanu
News for Jan. 18, 2001
Access Hollywood does LOTR
1/18/01, 10:48 pm EST - Xoanon
Happy day in Tennessee!
1/18/01, 9:52 pm EST - Tookish
Just a quick follow up to say I got to see the LOTR trailer today. I saw it at the theatre that I went to last week. Looked really good. Also let me say a few good words about the people at Malco. I had sent an email Friday from their website complaining about not having the trailer and got a reply Monday. I was given the name and number of a Malco representative here in Memphis. She apologized, explained what happened, sent me a couple of free passes, and contacted the manager to let him know I was coming. That, New Line Cinema, is the way to run a business.
TV Teasers Online!
1/18/01, 9:19 pm EST - Tookish
This is a must see, blows the Fat Man away!
Update: It appears that Tripod has pulled that page. When we get a new link we will let you know.
Extra! has it too!
1/18/01, 8:54 pm EST - Tookish
*Tookish fires up the vcr
Sneak Peak at Official RealChannel
1/18/01, 8:21 pm EST - Tookish
Tonight or Tomorrow?
1/18/01, 5:50 pm EST - Xoanon
Toy Club T-Shirts
1/18/01, 5:46 pm EST - Xoanon
Fans flock to redesigned Lord of the Rings Web site
1/18/01, 4:08 pm EST - Calisuri
Author J.R.R. Tolkien would be amazed: Even Sauron, the Dark Lord, did not have so many minions.
Since The Lord of the Rings Web site was officially relaunched (after a redesign) last week, it has been bombarded by Tolkien fans. [More]
Stuart Townsend: Raking over old coals
1/18/01, 2:13 pm EST - Tehanu
The LOTR trailer in NZ
1/18/01, 1:29 pm EST - Tehanu
Reminder: Watch Access Hollywood Tonight!!
1/18/01, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon
Latest Newsletter is Away!
1/18/01, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
Finnish Tolkien News - UPDATE
1/18/01, 7:24 am EST - Calisuri
Mirkwood sends news that Finland's "Svenskateatern" is performing a musical adventure "SAGAN OM RINGEN"! Opening day is Friday 19.1.2001. Follow the link for more info! [More]
Shake-up at New Line
1/18/01, 12:18 am EST - Quickbeam
Now that Mike DeLuca has left New Line Cinema, what does that mean for our beloved "Lord of the Rings" movies? Will this round of executive musical chairs make things difficult for Peter Jackson and company? I certainly hope not; but there are plenty of wacky things in store before it's all over. Here is my take on the recent shake up. [More]
News for Jan. 17, 2001
Run and get Entertainment Weekly! NOW!
1/17/01, 10:49 pm EST - Calisuri
New Line's DeLuca Resigns
1/17/01, 10:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Michael DeLuca has stepped down as head production burrito at New Line Cinema after eight years. 2000 was not a very stellar year for the studio, with films like Little Nicky nowhere near recuperating its costs and Dungeons & Dragons not living up to expectations. As a result, DeLuca is out and is expected to be succeeded by New Line music president Toby Emmerich, who also scribed Frequency for the studio. No definite word yet on what DeLuca will do next, though he has been offered a production deal at the studio.
Syndey Morning Herald
1/17/01, 7:34 pm EST - Calisuri
Coming Lord of the Clicks - True Hobbit fans, prepare to watch and weep as the commercial juggernaut that will carry tonnes of Lord of the Rings merchandise into stores builds speed online and off... [More]
Teasing Australians into a hobbit habit - When the trailer for the film The Lord of the Rings was released in the United States last Friday, hard-core J.R.R.Tolkien fans queued in the pouring rain for up to 12 hours to see just one minute and 46 seconds of footage... [More]
Teaser Trailer on Access Hollywood!
1/17/01, 7:07 pm EST - Calisuri
"I was watching Access Hollywood today, and they anounced that they would be showing the preview tomorrow(Jan.18)."
Great news!!! Get those VCR's running folks..:) Want to know when Access Hollywood is showing in your neighborhood? Check out their listings page. [More]
US to get Rings a week before Kiwis
1/17/01, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon
(I don't know where they get their info from, but this NZ paper claims that about '20 or so' people lined up in LA, I'm sure it was more than that. And they claim alot of people didn't want to stay for the film '13 Days', how would they know? - Xo)
Townsend: Not 'scruffy enough '
1/17/01, 11:03 am EST - Xoanon
For those that want to know what happened, or have no idea what I'm talking about, click on the link. [More]
Sizzling Elijah Wood
1/17/01, 10:52 am EST - Xoanon
1/17/01, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon
Read about LOTR and all the other coolness you can see while watching the Big Game at AICN. [More]
Our Official Films not to Miss in 2001 List
1/17/01, 10:38 am EST - Calisuri
(Need we say more?)
Cate's captivating gift
1/17/01, 10:32 am EST - Calisuri
"...Making The Gift was, by comparison with what came next, a mere toe-in-the-water step toward the cinematic supernatural. Blanchett plunged in deep to play J.R.R. Tolkien's elf queen, Lady Galadriel, in director Peter Jackson's ambitious adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. All three books of the trilogy are being filmed in a single, extended production effort in New Zealand, with New Line Cinema hoping that the anticipation for the first feature, due to be released in December, will make investing in the pair of sequels a wise bet..." [More]
Thanks to Steve K for the heads up.
Aww, we're not real fans at all!
1/17/01, 4:00 am EST - Tehanu
The Daily Radar has a good report from a cinema trailer queue here if you feel you missed out.
Not that it's very inviting outside here in NZ either right now. Our chance to see the trailer on the big screen starts tomorrow. Anyone in NZ forming a line? TheOneRing recommends 'Kathmandu' wet-weather gear for all outdoor Tolkien-related activities...