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News for Dec. 05, 2005

Reminder: Ringers Crew To Chat Live On TORn

12/05/05, 5:24 am EST - Demosthenes

Just a reminder that the two guiding lights behind the creation of Ringers: Lord of the Fans will join us for a live Q&A chat in the Hall of Fire on Saturday December 17 at the special time of 5pm EST.

That's right! Cliff Broadway (aka TORn staffer Quickbeam) and Carlene Cordova (aka TORn staffer Asfaloth) will be on hand to answer your questions about the experience of making Ringers. They will discuss the unique Tolkien community, so vibrant and vital even 50-plus years after Lord of the Rings was first published. [More]

Familiar Ring To Favourite Flicks

12/05/05, 5:22 am EST - Demosthenes

Altariel and Dwarrowdell spotted this story about The Lord of the Rings 'trilogy' topping an ABC Australia poll searching for the nation's top 100 favourite films. [More]

News for Dec. 03, 2005

More Lord of the Rings: Evolution News

12/03/05, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon

Grant writes: Topps has posted info on the upcoming "Lord of the Rings: Evolution" card set, as well as a link to a complete list of sketch artists. [More]

Critical Mass: RINGERS reviewed on UGO!

12/03/05, 11:56 am EST - Xoanon

[Ringers is] clearly made with a whole lot of love for your favorite books and movies. When it's over, it will absolutely make you want to go back and watch Jackson's films again and rekindle your love affair.... It's actually a very well-made documentary, employing Monty Python-esque animation at times and talking Dominic Monaghan into doing the narration! [More]

Free Screening of RINGERS at UCLA

12/03/05, 11:52 am EST - Xoanon

The filmmakers of RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS would like to invite you all to a FREE screening of their feature-length documentary at the UCLA Film School this coming Monday night. RINGERS explores how "The Lord of the Rings" book has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years. See the film as it's never been seen before in beautiful DLP projection. [More]

King Peter: Lord of the Flicks

12/03/05, 11:27 am EST - Xoanon

Lord of the Flicks Ruby sends along this scan from the December 2nd edition of the Wall Street Journal, it showcases Peter Jackson and his Hollwood clout, even though he's as far away from Hollywood as you can get! [More]

RINGERS praised in Now Playing Magazine!

12/03/05, 11:13 am EST - Xoanon

If itís Middle Earth specifically for which you yearn, though, you can enjoy the new straight-to-DVD documentary RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS, which takes a good-natured gander at J.R.R. Tolkienís epic fantasy series and how it has enthralled millions of readers -- and now movie fans -- for more than 50 years! ....Itís also a winning look back that offers rich contextualization for both the literary works and the Oscar-winning films! [More]

'Lembas for the Soul' Booksigning in Indianapolis

12/03/05, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon

Celevon writes: Tonight (December 3rd) many of the contributing authors for "Lembas for the Soul: How The Lord of the Rings Enriches Everyday Life" will be signing the book at The Lord of the Rings Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana. The afternoon signing will be an informal "launch" party for the book, and all interested fans are invited to stop by and meet the authors. [More]

News for Dec. 01, 2005

Moviefone Showers Ringers With Praise

12/01/05, 7:37 pm EST - Demosthenes

'RINGERS' is not a film about freaks or even "cultists." Rather, it's a lovingly made tribute to a vast community of people -- geeks and luminaries alike -- who are drawn again and again to the trilogy's themes of friendship, resilience and hope. And that's something even Tolkien would have appreciated. [More]

Empire Loves Ringers!

12/01/05, 7:29 pm EST - Demosthenes

Hands down the ultimate movie magazine from the UK, EMPIRE magazine raves about the affection and fun shown in RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS (narrated by Manchester's own Dominic Monaghan) with 4 out of 5 stars! Also reviewed alongside Star Woids, "RINGERS is a fun romp through the whole LOTR phenomenon!" BUYERS BEWARE of an error here, the RINGERS dvd in the UK (Region 2 format) does indeed have TONS of extras, including deleted scenes/interviews, Filmmaker audio commentary, memorable confessionals, and more! Check it out in our Scrapbook. [More]

Hall Of Fire This Weekend -- The Kinslaying

12/01/05, 7:13 pm EST - Demosthenes

"Longest of all the realms of the EldaliŽ shall Gondolin stand against Melkor. But love not too well the work of thy hands and the devices of thy heart; and remember that the true hope of the Noldor lieth in the West and cometh from the Sea." Thus Ulmo warned Turgon at the founding of Gondolin.

This weekend, Hall of Fire resumes regular Silmarillion chats with Chapter 15 -- Of the Noldor in Beleriand.

Hidden from all spying eyes, Turgon builds Gondolin as a replica of Tirion -- the city lost to the Noldor in exile. Is it yearning for home? Is it hubris or defiance of the Valar or Morgoth? [More]

Playboy Reviews Ringers!

12/01/05, 6:57 pm EST - Demosthenes

Who would have guessed that Hef is a Ringer too!? The groundbreaking new film RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS gets a rating of 3 out of 4 bunnies in the Dec. issue of Playboy magazine (with Marylin Monroe on the cover), hailing it as an "intriguing documentary ... from hippies to Led Zeppelin to the movie trilogy!" Check it out in our Scrapbook -- don't worry kids, it's completely G rated, of course! [More]

Ringers Featured In Wired Magazine's December Issue!

12/01/05, 6:52 pm EST - Demosthenes

The greatest 'geek' magazine on the planet, WIRED, has also reviewed RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS in their December 2005 issue. Praising the sensibility of Tolkien fans worldwide, they declare: "Tolkien's trilogy wasn't always a hit with critics... but fans got it instantly!" The magazine scan is here in our Scrapbook. [More]

The Unicorn's Last Stand?

12/01/05, 6:05 pm EST - Demosthenes

When you think of a man who is a veritable legend in his field, it's hard to think of him as anything but god-like. It's hard to remember that he has a family, or that he has to work for a living just like the rest of us. We picture him living large on royalties, basking in the glow of awe-struck fans. It's hard to imagine that he might have financial difficulties.

Yet that's exactly what renowned author of The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle, has. [More]

News for Nov. 30, 2005

Ringers Crew To Chat Live On TORn

11/30/05, 7:04 pm EST - Demosthenes

TheOneRing.net is delighted to announce that the two guiding lights behind the creation of Ringers: Lord of the Fans will join us for a live Q&A chat in the Hall of Fire on Saturday December 17 at the special time of 5pm EST.

That's right! Cliff Broadway (aka TORn staffer Quickbeam) and Carlene Cordova (aka TORn staffer Asfaloth) will be on hand to answer your questions about the experience of making Ringers. They will discuss the unique Tolkien community, so vibrant and vital even 50-plus years after Lord of the Rings was first published. They'll also reveal their thoughts on the ways Lord of the Rings has influenced popular culture around the world over the years. We may even convince them to reveal their film-making experiences. [More]

Get LOST Tonight!

11/30/05, 5:40 pm EST - Xoanon

'Lost', featuring Dominic Monaghan, is on ABC tonight at 9PM EST. This will be the LAST Lost of 2005! The show will air repeats until the new year...ahhh!!! [abc.go.com]

ET to Air 'Pirates 2' Trailer

11/30/05, 5:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Entertainment Tonight is set to air a first look trailer for Orlando Bloom's 'Pirates of the Caribbean II'! Check your local listings. [More]

NZ filmmakers generate a tourism boom

11/30/05, 5:20 pm EST - Xoanon

It is a snowbound land full of mythical creatures, and is visited through the back of a wardrobe. But, for New Zealand, Narnia is a lot more than just the setting for a huge Hollywood movie this Christmas. It is the chance to generate another big series of movies - a "franchise" in industry terms - to follow the phenomenon that was the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

Lord of the sets

11/30/05, 11:35 am EST - Xoanon

Ask Rob Howell about his schedule for the next while and he simply laughs. ďIíve just drawn a line straight through my calendar from now until the evening of March 23rd.Ē Thatís when The Lord of the Rings officially opens at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Howell is the man in charge of designing all the sets, props and costumes that will bring J.R.R. Tolkienís world of elves, wizards and hobbits onto the Toronto stage. [More]

World without Sundays at the Roxy!

11/30/05, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon

Tiffany writes: World without Sundays, who's cover of "Where There's a Whip" is heard on the new Ringers DVD, is performing this upcoming Friday, December 2nd at the Roxy! For a discounted ticket, send an email to listserv@worldwithoutsundays.com with your first and last name, or check the band out here and leave a message there! :) Doors open at 8pm, and the band goes on at 11pm.

News for Nov. 29, 2005

Washington Post on Ringers: A Precious Tribute to Fans

11/29/05, 10:07 pm EST - Calisuri

For some folks, the global following of "Lord of the Rings" -- the J.R.R. Tolkien books, the Peter Jackson movies, the, for lack of a better word, Middle-Earth lifestyle -- is almost akin to a religion. In the words of one of the more intense fans (known as "ringers") interviewed for "Ringers: Lord of the Fans," a serious, at times goofy, yet always affectionate exploration of the history and cultural impact of "Rings" out on DVD (PG-13, Sony, $24.96), the phenomenon goes "beyond regular movies or fandom or geekdom." [Full Story]

NYC King Kong Premiere Press Release

11/29/05, 2:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Universal has released more details about the King Kong premiere set for next Monday, December 5th. Those in attendance are Peter Jackson, producer/writer Fran Walsh; writer Philippa Boyens; producers Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham; cast members Jamie Bell, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, Colin Hanks, Thomas Kretschmann, Evan Parke, Andy Serkis and Naomi Watts. Plus celebrity guests including Darren Aronofsky, Billy Boyd, Frank Darabont, Danny DeVito, Michael Dorn, Dakota Fanning, Will Ferrell, George Lucas, Brian Singer, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, John Turturro, Elijah Wood and many more! [More]

DVD Tuesday: PJ's Frighteners Gets Directors Cut Redux

11/29/05, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

From Amazon: One movie lover's nightmare is another's raucous joyride, and this special effects-laden horror comedy is bound to split both camps right down the middle. (Or, as Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide puts it, "definitely not for all tastes but a wild time for those who get into it.") Michael J. Fox plays a psychic investigator who can actually see ghosts, and lives with a trio of undead spirits who scare people to promote Fox's ghost-busting business. [More]

Order 'The Frighteners (Unrated Director's Cut)' on Amazon.com Today!

One day left to submit ORC Award nominations!

11/29/05, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Nominations for the One Ring Awards, to be held at The One Ring Celebration in Pasadena, CA on January 21, 2006, will close tomorrow, November 30th, at 6:00 p.m. EST. Don't miss this chance to have a say on who will be voted for! Please send all nomination submissions to: OneRingAwards@theonering.net using the format asked for below, thank you. [More]

News for Nov. 28, 2005

Peter Jackson takes the helm at Total Film

11/28/05, 10:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Director Peter Jackson turns his hands to magazine editing later this week, when he takes the helm at the UKís Total Film magazine for a special collectorsí issue. In a world exclusive by the UK film magazine, Jackson helps Total Film commemorate the eagerly-awaited launch of his newest movie, King Kong. Setting the editorial agenda for Total Filmís Christmas Issue, the director suggested feature ideas and wrote across all sections of the magazine. From his special editorís welcome onwards, Jackson enjoyed putting his thumbprint on the movie magazine that was the first anywhere to feature on-set photography from his follow-up to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

LOTR Musical Online Doco

11/28/05, 10:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Visit Playbill.com and be the first to see part one of the specially created documentary of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, which will have its World Stage Premiere at Torontoís Princess of Wales Theatre when performances begin on February 2, 2006. [More]

Potter star mobbed by Elijah fans

11/28/05, 10:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that Australian fans think he is Lord of the Rings hero Elijah Wood. Daniel, who plays Harry Potter, said: "So often people shout out, 'Hey Frodo!' as they think I'm Elijah - who frankly is a very good-looking guy so I take it as a compliment. [More]

EXCLUSIVE: See RINGERS at Special UCLA Screening!

11/28/05, 10:18 pm EST - Xoanon

See the groundbreaking new "Lord of the Rings" documentary in glorious DLP projection for the first time! Hot on the heels of Sony's worldwide DVD release of RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS, comes a new invitation for a FREE public screening courtesy of the generous folks at the UCLA Film School in Westwood, CA, next Monday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., PST. Open to the public. [More]

News for Nov. 27, 2005

Ray Dillon Topps Sample Art

11/27/05, 10:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Ray Dillon writes: I'm one of the sketch card artists for the Lord of the Rings: Evolution series from TOPPS. I have some unofficial art samples here to show what you can expect. You can also find some more LOTR inspired artwork on my website. [More]

Show us your RINGERS DVD!

11/27/05, 11:23 am EST - Xoanon

Show Us Your 'Ringers' DVD!
Click for more images

Earlier this week 'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' was released on DVD and we asked YOU, true Ringers, to send along images of yourself with your new DVD! Well I'm sorry to say the response was less than what I expected...are you all in turkey induced comas? Where are the fans?! C'mon SHOW US YOUR DVD! [Email Images Here]

Order 'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' on Amazon websites worldwide

Happy Birthday Alexandra Astin!

11/27/05, 10:36 am EST - Xoanon

Alexandra Astin, daughter of Sean Astin, played the small but important role of Elanor Gamgee in ROTK. She was born on November 27th, 1996 in California, USA. That makes her all of 9 years old today! Happy Birthday Alexandra!

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