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News for Nov. 06, 2006

Boyds Beehive MySpace

11/06/06, 7:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Pippins Penny writes: I thought you might want to know that, according to his website, billyboyd.net, Billy Boyd's band have changed their name to Beecake and have a MySpace account here. [More]

DVD Tuesday: Cars, Carson, Who!

11/06/06, 10:51 am EST - Xoanon

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 'The Best of Carson, Volume 1', 'Beverly Hills, 90210 - S1' & 'Doctor Who - S1 V1 & V2'. Some great animation out today as well, 'The Transformers - The Movie' & 'Harvey Toons - The Complete Collection'. The big release of the week is Disney/Pixar's 'Cars', but also be on the lookout for some great box-sets like 'West Wing - The Complete Series Collection', 'Men Behaving Badly - Complete Collection', 'Mash: Martinis & Medicine Collection', 'James Bond Ultimate Collection - Vol. 1 & 2'. Personally I'm interested in 'Doctor Who: Mark of the Rani' & 'Hand of Fear'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

News for Nov. 05, 2006

A Journey Through NZ Film

11/05/06, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian Brodie writes: Just to let you know my new book entitled A Journey Though New Zealand Film has just been released. It contains information and imagery for a number of film locations in this country. I have updated images for the major Lord of the Rings Sites and put them in the book as well. I will personally sign each copy. Not available at Amazon until February. More information and purchases can be made at nzfpm.marketeer.co.nz.

£1m bungalow is a real Tolkien point

11/05/06, 11:03 pm EST - Xoanon

A poole bungalow that world- famous author JRR Tolkien retired to until his wife's death in 1972 is on the market for £1 million. Tolkein is best known for his books The Hobbit and later the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which were based on imaginative tales of elves, dwarves and wizards in the fictional world of Middle Earth. [More]

EA Reveals Another LOTR Title?

11/05/06, 9:59 am EST - Xoanon

From totalvideogames.com: Electronic Arts has today confirmed next-gen versions of several of its franchises during a Conference Call to discuss the financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2007... [EA's Chief Financial Officer Warren] Jensen also spoke about 'another' Lord of the Rings title, but again it's unknown whether he was referring to a follow-up to former Project Grey, the previously announced Lord of the Rings: The White Council. [More]

News for Nov. 03, 2006

'Frodo for King' Dirty Campaign Ad

11/03/06, 10:59 am EST - Calisuri

It is that time of year again, when the TVs in the United States are overwhelmed with political ads. TORn has a long standing policy of avoiding politics all together, but we just couldn't pass up referring you to the following campaign ad supporting 'Frodo for King.'

Check out the video on YouTube and leave comments/kudos for Russell Arch the creator of this hilarious piece! [YouTube Parody]

PJ's Autobiography: Gala Booklaunch in Wellington

11/03/06, 12:38 am EST - Tehanu

TORN reports from the launch of the new Brian Sibley biography, "Peter Jackson: A Film-maker's Journey." [More]

News for Nov. 02, 2006

Lord of The Rings Feast in Austin, Texas

11/02/06, 9:45 pm EST - Xoanon

J.R. Cortez writes: This Nov. 25, a Saturday, one of the local Alamo Drafthouse theaters will be showing all three LOTR movies with meals during the day! [More]

LandLord of the Rings

11/02/06, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon

A Cotswold licensee is preparing for an invasion of hobbits after his pub was christened the real life Prancing Pony from fantasy adventure Lord of the Rings fame. Keith Pendry, leaseholder of the Bell Inn in Moreton-in-Marsh, was given a special print by a branch of the J R R Tolkien Society after painstaking research revealed the pub to be the inspiration behind Middle Earth’s most famous pub. And now Mr Pendry is ready to take full advantage of his pub’s historic influence. [More]

Five minutes with: Andy Serkis

11/02/06, 4:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Get ready for the Andy Serkis Film Festival. The man who snatched the brass ring voicing Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies and the big ape in "King Kong" has three new flicks unreeling in theaters.

He's Mr. Grin in "Alex Rider: Stormbreaker," an assistant to scientist Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) in "The Prestige" and Spike, a henchman of the villainous Toad (Ian McKellen) in the animated "Flushed Away," opening Friday.

A collaboration between Aardman Animation ("Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit") and DreamWorks ("Shrek"), "Flushed Away" follows the story of Roddy St. James (Hugh Jackman), a pampered pet mouse who accidentally takes a dip in the toilet only to be sucked down into a bustling underworld populated with street-smart rats (Serkis, Bill Nighy) and potential gal-pals (Kate Winslet). [More]

HobbitCon 2006 in Brazil

11/02/06, 9:22 am EST - Xoanon

The Brazilian Tolkiendili Federation (FTB) claims for your participation at the HobbitCon 2006, from November 2nd. to 5th., at Vitória - Esp'rito Santo, Brazil. You may come by poney, mearas or even oliphaunt, but don't forget to knock on the first door marcked with runes, because we will be waiting for you with a big and fat hobbit feast. [More]

News for Nov. 01, 2006

Get 'Lost' Tonight!

11/01/06, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Dominic Monaghan's hit sci-fi/fantasy show 'Lost' is on 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]

Viggo Mortensen’s Unusual Role: Indie Publishing Mogul

11/01/06, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

By JANET MASLIN from nytimes.com (via Laurelin): Pity Viggo Mortensen, the director of the Center for Multireligious Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. He edited an anthology called “Theology and the Religions: A Dialogue,” and all it does is make people angry. They order this $35 paperback by mistake. Then they grouse about it online, because they thought it had something to do with the “Lord of the Rings” guy. [More]

'The Two Towers: Complete Recordings' Press Release

11/01/06, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Howard Shore’s complete Grammy-winning score for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, from the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, will be available in a deluxe four-disc edition from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks on November 7, 2006.

This historic release contains over 180 minutes of music on three CDs, comprising the full score of the 2002 film, composed by Howard Shore. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Complete Recordings marks the second edition of the three complete recording releases of the film trilogy whose score has been honored with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and which has sold over 6 million copies worldwide. This deluxe set also includes exclusive new artwork, packaging, extensive liner notes written by Doug Adams, and “Gollum’s Song” performed by Emiliana Torrini. [More]

Pre-Order 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - The Complete Recordings' on Amazon.com today!

Order 'The Lord of the Rings: The The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings' on Amazon.com today!

News for Oct. 31, 2006

Happy Birthday Peter Jackson!

10/31/06, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon

In happier news, today is Peter Jackson's Birthday! Peter was born on October 31st, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand. That makes him 45 years old today! Happy Birthday Peter!

Press Pause: Halo on Hold

10/31/06, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon

As many of you may have heard, the PJ produced live action Halo film has been put on the back burner. Here is the press release from Wingnut Films:

As was previously confirmed, we deeply regret that both Universal and Fox did not choose to move forward with financing the Halo film under the original terms of the agreement. At this time Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, along with their partner, Microsoft, have mutually agreed to postpone making a feature film based on the Halo video game universe until we can fulfill the promise we made to millions of Halo fans throughout the world that we would settle for no less than bringing a first class film to the big screen... [More]

News for Oct. 30, 2006

Howard Shore in France

10/30/06, 4:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Nicolas from www.Hans-ZIMMER.com writes: Just to let you know, our team was in Nice (France) last saturday evening for the Lord of the Rings Symphony with composer Howard Shore. We made a 14 minutes video from the event (with authorisations), but as it doesn't concern our website directly, we put the video on a free server and a review on our forum. We thought it might interest the lord of the rings fans, although it isn't professional work. [More] [Video] (choose "free download", down of the page)

DVD Tuesday: Mission Impossible III, C.S.I. Miami & More!

10/30/06, 12:13 pm EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! You can actually pick up some DVDs today in most stores, it is Mission: Monday with 'Mission: Impossible II' out on DVD, as well as a collector three pack. A 'Baywatch Collection' is also available today. Check out some other TV goodies like the 'Benny Hill Collection', 'C.S.I. Miami - S4' & 'Ghost Whisperer - S1'. Some great animation out today as well, 'Ghost in the Shell SAC Complete 1st Season Box Set' & 'Speed Racer 5'. Some Blu-Ray & HD DVD offerings include; 'Mission Impossible 3', 'Excalibur' & 'Under Siege'. Personally I'm interested in 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawntreader' & 'The Kids in the Hall Megaset'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

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