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]
After 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]
TheOneRing.net 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]
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!]
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]
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. [musicboxtheatre.com]
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)
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]
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. [castrotheatre.com]
TheOneRing.net 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! It is excessively easy to enter - simply click on the following link, enter your information and check back on January 8th to see who wins! Happy Holidays from TORn and our sponsors! [Enter Today]
Dominic Monaghan is slated to be a guest on 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' tonight (December 22nd) on CBS. It is not known if this interview took place before or after the fire that destroyed his 'Lost' co-star and girlfriend Evangeline Lilly's home in Hawaii. The Late Show airs on CBS at 12:35AM EST.
Cate Blanchett is slated to be a guest on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' tonight (December 22nd) on CBS. She is there to promote her latest film 'The Good German', and may talk about her other film 'Babel' as well. The Late Show airs on CBS at 11:35PM EST.
Ringer Spy Wannabe "Michelf" writes: A few weeks ago, TORN posted a notice about BBC Radio 4 FM playing "Sir Gawain & the Green Knight" narrated by Ian McKellen, as part of its "Afternoon Play" series on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 2:15-3:00 PM GMT. That date is upon us, and here are a few listening tips for those of us in the Western Hemisphere: The time to listen is Thursday morning from 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM EST. Live streaming audio from BBC Radio 4 FM can be accessed here. If you miss the live broadcast, this "Afternoon Play" episode is archived for a week and playable here.