Ashlee & Rachel Scott write: Congratulations on your Movies.com Award Win! Those Star Wars fans gave you a good race, but we knew you'd pull out ahead. After all, TOR.n is simply the best fan website on the internet! You got our votes!! I just wanted to let you know that our Dragon*Con documentary is now online at our website, marsproductions.net. You will see TORN and staffer MrCere (Larry Curtis) featured throughout the film and also in the after credits photo gallery, as well as interviews with Kiran Shah, Jason & Grant of Ghost Hunters, Mickey Rooney, Dean Haglund, George Romero and many more. Hope everyone enjoys it! And, cheers again on your victory! Much applause!!
The first annual movies.com reader poll results came out today, thanks to you TheOneRing.net was named best 'Unofficial Movie Site'. Thanks for voting!!!
The Lord of the Rings series won 'Favorite Movie' while Orlando Bloom took 'Hottest Upcoming Male' and his Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest took home the 'Favorite Action Movie'. Also, a big shocker of the night was Peanut beating plain as the best 'M&M Fetish'...who knew! Check out all the winners here. [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 some TV goodies like 'Scrubs - S4', 'Numb3rs - S2' & 'A-Team - S5'. Some great animation out today as well, 'The Fox and the Hound', 'Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Vols. 1 & 2' & 'Wonder Showzen - Season Two'. Some Blu-Ray & HD DVD offerings include; 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride', 'The Polar Express', 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High', 'Batman Begins' & 'Aeon Flux'. Personally I'm interested in 'Army of Darkness' on HD DVD & 'Bad Santa - Director's Cut'! Check out the whole list here! [More]
Yes, Spike TV's press release featured thier own exclamation marks...but I digress. Last night SPIKE TV announced the winners of the first annual Spike TV awards. Orlando Bloom's 'Pirates', Hugo Weaving's 'V', PJ's 'King Kong' and Ian McKellen's 'X-Men' were all winners. Take a look at the list below and follow this link for the complete list. The Spike TV Awards will air on October 10th, only on Spike TV (of course!). [More]
THE MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE: PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: AT WORLDS END BEST FANTASY MOVIE: "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST" BEST SCI-FI MOVIE: "V FOR VENDETTA" BEST SEQUEL: "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST" BEST REMAKE: "KING KONG" BEST SCREEN-TO-COMIC ADAPTATION: "X-MEN: THE LAST STAND" BEST F/X: "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST"
Leandro writes: Elfenomeno.com, Spanish member of TheOneRing.net Community, is proud to announce The Hobbit Reader's Guide for Students (in Spanish): Spanish publishing house Espasa Calpe is going to publish The Hobbit's reader's guide for students (in Spanish), as part of the relaunching of their "Colección Austral", dedicated to the republishing of classical authors of universal literature. [More]
Alejandro writes: Fantasymundo and the Smial of Dor-Lómin, of the Spanish Tolkien Society, have interviewed Adam Tolkien, grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien and son and assistant of Christopher. In this Interview, Adam talks about Children of Húrin, the incoming book of Christopher. You have both versions, in spanish and English here. [More]
Wellington could be poised to host another Hollywood blockbuster – a film version of the Tintin books linked to Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor's Weta workshop. It is understood the live-action film is in preliminary planning, with French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, best known for Amelie, approached to act as director, producer or both. Sources say Oscar-winning Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, jointly owned by Jackson, Taylor and Jamie Selkirk, will be involved. Taylor alone has won five Oscars for his work in Jackson's films, including the The Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]
Lith writes: Here is a report on the deliveries of The Hobbit Petition to MGM and New Line on September 22nd. The petition, with the 39116 signatures accumlutated at the time of printing, was delivered to the studios along with a copy of MrCere's open letter to the studios. Though we have had no feedback at this time from New Line, I did receive this very cordial email from Theo Dumont of MGM today, with full permission to pass it along. It should hearten fans a good bit. [More]
Lorien "Ramen" Carney, Community Relations Specialist for The Lord of the Rings Online writes: We're having a great week here at The Lord of the Rings Online! On Tuesday, we updated the avatars in our Classes section with all new models, and added a skill description to each Class page. Today, we’ve just posted a new batch of Beta Journals, in which we ask players to talk about playing a Hobbit in LOTRO. [More]
Bruce Hopkins writes: I wanted to let you all know and ask if you can post a link on your web sites to a posting on YouTube that has the first episode (just over 1 minute) of a project I have been working on with a guy over here. His name is Andrew McKenzie and he is a lecturer in Digital Media. He got me on board to perform for an animation series he is creating to release on the mobile phone 3G platform. It is very cool to see what he has been able to do. We literally film this on a mini DV against a green screen in one corner of the space he teaches in. He films each character separately creating a library of sequences and then is able to manipulate this to create an episode such as what you see on this posting on Youtube. [Youtube]
grammaboodawg writes: I caught a snippet of news in one of the British papers on Friday. Apparently Elijah Wood and John Hurt are in negotiations to do a film here in the U.K. starting in January I believe. It is called 'The Oxford Murders' and has been described as a twisted Inspector Morse mystery. If they sign up, John Hurt will play a university professor and Elijah a post-grad student who investigate a mathematical serial killer. It is being adapted from the novel by Guillermo Martinez.”
Dominic Monaghan's hit sci-fi/fantasy show 'Lost' returns tonight! Be sure to catch it on ABC! TORN's chatroom now has a special 'Lost' screening room, login to #lost at 9PM and watch with fans from around the country! [TORN CHAT]
Dominic will also be a guest on 'Late Night with Conan Obrien' later tonight on NBC. Watch this space for a clip!
Dominic Monaghan will be on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on NBC. He is there to promote the premiere of the third season of 'Lost'. 'Lost' will premiere tomorrow (October 4th) on ABC. Watch this space for the clip, plus a clip of his appearance on 'Regis & Kelly'.
For all those collector's waiting for the Premium Format Lurtz to arrive, Sideshow Collectibles has posted some imagery of the production model. Unlike the prototype images, used to sell the item, this small gallery showcases the final product. The images are posted in the Sideshow Production Blog and amazingly enough, you can still place a pre-order for the regular edition of this figure. [Read More] [Pre-Order Lurtz]
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 'Three's Company - S8', 'Stargate Sg-1 - S9' & 'CSI - S1'. Be sure to check out the 'Humphrey Bogart - The Signature Collection, Vol. 1 & 2'. The major release of the week is of course 'X-Men: The Last Stand'. Check out the whole list here! [More]
Kristin writes: I've just posted an entry on a new blog, "Observations on film art and Film Art." The entry is "What's going on with the Hobbit film?" I try to explain some of the convoluted background of the project and assess whether Peter Jackson would be in a position to direct. In case you're interested in posting a link, it's here. [More]
Why do we love to get lost in Lost? Most so-called "serialized" dramas fade from favor as plot lines fail to resolve, mysteries lead to more mysteries and stories get more complex. But we couch potatoes have bonded with the 48 survivors of Oceanic Air Flight 815, connected inexplicably before the crash and now trapped on a Pacific island with a polar bear, weird black smoke, a convoluted science experiment and the ever-hostile Others. [More]