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News for Dec. 30, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items

12/30/01, 11:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Then pick it up on eBay! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

12/30/01, 11:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to see your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen! [More]

BarliBash 2002 is Coming Soon!

12/30/01, 11:40 pm EST - Jincey

As you might have noticed if you were around last August, we had a fantastic time at our "real-life" get-together in Chicago, and can't wait for a repeat performance... somewhere! [More]

Weird delights at WETA Studios

12/30/01, 10:40 pm EST - Xoanon

It's all very well imagining a film on the mind boggling scale of Lord Of The Rings, but who takes the fantasies and ideas of a director and puts an organic slant on them - making them become a reality. [More]

Sean Bean Articles

12/30/01, 8:53 pm EST - Xoanon

You can thank Nona for all these great articles about the killer Sean Bean. Take a look! [More]

Media Watch: Woman's Weekly

12/30/01, 8:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this article from 'Woman's Weekly'. [More]

Bean There, Done It

12/30/01, 8:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Nona sends us yet another article on Sean Bean. Take a look at Sunday Express' 'Bean There, Done It'. [More]

Godzone brightest star in hobbits' galaxy

12/30/01, 7:37 pm EST - Xoanon

You won't find bigger fans of our place than the four young actors who returned for the New Zealand premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

Seattle Line Party Report

12/30/01, 7:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Magpie Jen sends us a report from the Seattle line party event, enjoy! [More]

Media Watch: Starlog Magazine

12/30/01, 7:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Jen tells us about the January issue of Starlog Magazine (#294). There is an interview with Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood. Anyone with scans of the articles, send them along!

TRL Pics

12/30/01, 7:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Jen sends us a link to a whole bunch of pictures from the LOTR Total Request Live special with Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler and more. [More]

'Lord of the Rings' Triumphs at Buoyant Box Office

12/30/01, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ``The Lord of the Rings'' rang up a second weekend atop the North American box office as overall business received a boost from holiday moviegoers, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. [More]

LOTR Box Office: Weekend 2

12/30/01, 3:24 pm EST - Calisuri

Brandon Gray

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring earned an estimated $37.35 million in its second weekend, down a reasonable 21% from its $47.21 million opening frame. The 12-day total stands at $154.52 million to rank #10 for the year so far. [More]

Some Of The Mistakes Aren't Mistakes

12/30/01, 3:20 pm EST - Strider

Ataahua in to dispell some common misconceptions over 'mistakes' in Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

Discovery Europe LOTR Special Tonight

12/30/01, 3:00 pm EST - Strider

Tonight at 10pm CET, 9pm GMT a Discovery special entitled 'Bilbo and Beyond' will broadcast on Discovery Europe. The documentary will deal with 'Why The Lord of the Rings attracts so many people with its epic tale of good against evil'. [More]

Rings Director Given NZ Honour

12/30/01, 2:34 pm EST - Strider

Rob sends word that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh were honoured in the New Zealand government's annual New Year Honours List, awarded the Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit and Member of The New Zealand Order of Merit respectively. [More]

A Response To 'A Different Take Of FOTR'

12/30/01, 2:15 pm EST - Strider

I've had quite a few responses to the news story I posted yesterday regarding Capalert.com's review of Fellowship of the Ring, and have decided to share some of the views express by both Christian and Tolkien fans alike. [More]

Did Fellowship Break Another UK Record?

12/30/01, 1:39 pm EST - Strider

V Green came up with a few ideas on how Fellowship of the Ring might well have been the highest grossing opening film in UK history, not Harry Potter. [More]

A FOTR Review, If You Can Call It That....

12/30/01, 1:17 pm EST - Strider

Dave wanted us to post about a review he found on Crowdsurfer.com, which he described as a ' uninformed, spiteful, moronic review of the film.' And you know what? I agree with him. The reviewer didn't even have the courtesy to watch the whole film, instead of walking out halfway through. [More]

Essay Contest Winners Announced!

12/30/01, 1:09 pm EST - Gamgee

OK folks, this was definitely a toughie for ol' Gamgee and his band of helpers, but we muddled through, and have chosen some fine winners! [More]

Fellowship of the Ring snags 4 BFCA award nominations!

12/30/01, 1:01 pm EST - Gamgee

The BFCA awards (Broadcast Film Critics Association) are coming soon, and Fellowship of the Ring has received 4 nominations, they are Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Song, and Best Score, Congratulations! [More]

Frodo Baggins, Orphan Hero

12/30/01, 12:54 pm EST - Strider

Ibernia Lady of Lorien sent in this story from the Seattle Times, which claims that Frodo is just one in a long line of orphan heroes that feature in fictional literature. [More]

Fellowship Features In CNN 'Best Of 2001' List

12/30/01, 12:48 pm EST - Strider

Soco noticed that Fellowship of the Ring featured in the both 'best of 2001' lists by one of CNN's movie critics yesterday, described as a 'cinematic marvel' which is 'destined to make film history'. [More]

Elfenomeno.com FOTR Reviews

12/30/01, 12:43 pm EST - Calisuri

Our spanish community member, Elfenomeno.com, has posted some staff reviews on their website. Reviews: Rauron, Meduseld, Gwaihir.

Fellowship Does Well In Norwegian Box Office

12/30/01, 12:40 pm EST - Strider

Øystein writes: During the week of December 21-27, in Norway FOTR had more than twice as many visitors as all the other movies on the Top 20 list together. [More]

News for Dec. 29, 2001

LOTR Box Office Friday 28th

12/29/01, 8:08 pm EST - Calisuri

Brandon Gray

The Lord of the Rings pulled in an estimated $12.109 million on Friday, down a scant 14.9% from the $14.233 million it earned last Friday. [More]

Rings, Potter Smash UK Records

12/29/01, 3:26 pm EST - Strider

Latest figures show that Lord Of The Rings took £11m ($16m) in its first weekend in the UK - the second biggest opening weekend in UK cinema history and beating The Phantom Menace, Toy Story 2 and Independence Day. The all-time No 1, though, belongs to Harry Potter. [More]

A Different Take Of Fellowship Of The Ring

12/29/01, 3:00 pm EST - Strider

TORn staffers Demosthenes and Elwing sent in this link to a very, very, very different review of the Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

Fellowship Features In One Of Three MSNBC Top Tens

12/29/01, 2:25 pm EST - Strider

SK writes: MSNBC has posted three reviewers' top 10 lists for 2001, along with a viewer vote. Interestingly, although only one reviewer put LOTR in their list (at #2), the viewer vote is over 53%! [More]

Netcom Offers LOTR To Norwegian Mobiles

12/29/01, 2:18 pm EST - Strider

Kerb writes: Norwegian mobile company Netcom features a lot of ringtones and logos from FOTR. [More]

Frodo Vs Harry: Battle Of The Little Buggers

12/29/01, 2:14 pm EST - Strider

Blademaiden of the Mark sent in the link to this hilarious Flash 5 game where you help Lord of the Rings become the most loved book in the world by attacking Harry with editions of LOTR. [More]

Movie Show Site Poll

12/29/01, 2:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Mark writes: I just thought you might like to know that there is a movie poll at the Australian sbs "movie show' site. LOTR is currently at #2. You can vote for your best three movies of 2001. [More]

N.Y. Times promo blurs editorial-advertising barriers

12/29/01, 1:59 pm EST - Xoanon

The site, called "The Tolkien Archives," has the look and feel of a regular news page on The New York Times Web site. But the entire page is a promotion assembled by the Times advertising staff and paid for by New Line, a division of AOL Time Warner, according to New York Times officials. [More]

(in other words, stick with the REAL fan sites for news -Xo)

Anderson on Liv: 'best fight I've ever seen a girl do'

12/29/01, 1:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Scott writes: There is an interesting article in Today's New York Times about Bob Anderson, the fencing coach for LOTR, and his experience with Liv Tyler (Arwen). [More]

Orlando In Bloom

12/29/01, 1:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy milaya sends us these two Orlando Bloom (Legolas) articles, proving the man certainly does have some adoring fans! [More]

LOTR News In The Philippines

12/29/01, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Aileen sends us all manner of news about LOTR in the Philippines, take a look! [More]

NZer of the year: Peter Jackson

12/29/01, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon

In selecting remarkable individuals to be considered for the New Zealander of the Year, the panel of Herald senior editorial staff had a difficult task. [More]

Amazing LOTR Ice Sculptures

12/29/01, 1:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Mike took some great pics of these amazing ice sculptures in Toronto last night. The yearly ice sculpting event in Toronto has a different theme, this year they went for LOTR. The event was held at Toronto City Hall (Nathan Philip Square) on December 27th - 28th. [More]

Why Tolkien Matters

12/29/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at Ballantine sent us this link to a great section on their site with quotes from all sorts of different authors about Tolkien, take a look! [More]

LOTR Box Office Update

12/29/01, 1:57 am EST - Calisuri

Brandon Gray

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring took in $11.115 million on Thursday, up 14.5% from the $9.704 million it earned last Thursday. [More]

TV Watch: Elijah Wood on Leno

12/29/01, 12:57 am EST - Xoanon

Elijah Wood (Frodo) was on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' tonight. Elijah spoke about his role as Frodo, and how fans are calling him that on the street. [More]

News for Dec. 28, 2001

Discreetly, 'Ring' finds room for women

12/28/01, 11:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Men, Wizards: They all get their due in J. R. R. Tolkien's ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy. Women, on the other hand, do not. [More]

SEFCA Film Awards

12/28/01, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Sarakin writes: Here are the Southeastern Film Critics Association's picks for the best of 2001. [More]

Success turns Embassy into shrine for Rings filmgoers

12/28/01, 11:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Interest in the first instalment of Jackson's $650 million The Lord Of The Rings trilogy has been phenomenal, with people regarding the Embassy as the place in Wellington to watch the film. [More]

Media Watch: Providence Journal

12/28/01, 11:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Sirelle sends along this article from The Providence Journal take a look at this interview with Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Ian McKellen (Gandalf). [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for December 29th & 30th

12/28/01, 7:46 pm EST - Strider

Ten days on, and the world has already seen and accepted Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring and looks hungrily towards this time next year for the Two Towers. As quickly as fans left the cinemas and hit the Net to reveal their thoughts, cries of 'Director's Cut DVD' and '364 days to go' erupted as the Fellowship of the Ring drove Tolkien fan's desire to see the complete Trilogy to new heights. [More]

Washington Post Writers Add FOTR To Their Lists

12/28/01, 6:51 pm EST - Strider

Darth Sushi writes: In today's Washington Post, movie critics listed LOTR in their Top 10 movies of 2001. Desson Howe in the Weekend section listed LOTR at #5, Rita Kempley (a Tolkien reader herself) put it at #3 and Stephen Hunter (who is not a Tolkien fan but is a successful novelist in his own right) put it at #2. [More]

Tolkien Fan Becomes Elvish

12/28/01, 5:57 pm EST - Strider

A Tolkien fan has revealed to Ananova how he became the official Elvish expert for the Lord Of The Rings film trilogy. David Salo first began reading the books as a young boy. He got involved with the movies after writing to director Peter Jackson. [More]

Chicago Sun Times - 5 Questions With Liv Tyler

12/28/01, 5:49 pm EST - Strider

"Mellon lay, Chicago," says Liv Tyler. Yes, Glare asked her to speak to us in elfish from "Lord of the Rings." Translation: "I really love you and your city," she says. [More]

Complete Score Breakdown of FOTR

12/28/01, 5:14 pm EST - Strider

Harry from AICN managed to get a compete list of the music cues used during the movie's 174 minute screenplay for Fellowship of the Ring. If you have a tune from the movie in your head and don't know the name, it's probably here. [More]

The Lord Of The Rings Tarot Deck

12/28/01, 4:56 pm EST - Strider

Tiffany sent this in:'Just in time for the blockbuster movie, this game features illustrations depicting how love and loyalty will overcome evil and hardships, including a spreadsheet to translate readings. [More]

Official Site: Happy Holidays!

12/28/01, 4:46 pm EST - Strider

Send your friends and family custom Lord of the Rings e-cards this festive season, courtesy of New Line Cinema. [More] And if they don't take your fancy, check out TheOneRing.net's variety of festive e-cards here.

Official Site: Richard Taylor Talks Lothlórien

12/28/01, 4:32 pm EST - Strider

WETA supremo Richard Taylor talks candidly about the Golden Wood of Lothlórien in a behind-the-scenes interview over at LordoftheRings.net. [More]

FOTR Tenth In US Magazine's Top Ten

12/28/01, 4:10 pm EST - Strider

Khakiass writes: Usually I consider this magazine a step below People, but the did pick some great movies for their list, even if the did put them ahead of Fellowship, calling it "[an] epic fantasy you don't have to be a nerd to love.

TV Watch: National Geographic Special

12/28/01, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Folks with MSNBC or the National Geographic Channel will want to catch the LOTR special airing tonight at 9PM EST. Look out for that!

TV Watch: Elijah Wood on Leno

12/28/01, 1:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch Elijah Wood (Frodo) on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' at 11:35PM on NBC.

Blanchett's 'Charlotte Gray' Released Today

12/28/01, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Continuing her bombardment at the movie theatre, Cate Blanchett's (Galadriel) latest film 'Charlotte Gray' has been released in limited cities (NY, LA, Toronto) today.

This means you can currently see Cate in 3 films at the same time. LOTR, The Shipping News, and Charlotte Gray. Plus she just had a baby...you go girl.

Now THAT'S Buzz

12/28/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Sharon writes: LOTR:FOTR's buzz score double the number 2 movie for the year! [More]

Lord Of The Box Office

12/28/01, 1:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Geoff writes: Here's a chart of the theatres in North America with the top takes at the box office last weekend! Bet you can't guess which flic dominates the list! [More]

Best Film Of 2001

12/28/01, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Head on over to the BBC website to cast your vote for the best film of 2001! [More]

LOTR:FOTR Soundtrack Sales

12/28/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Lindulan writes: For the week ending 12/23, LOTR sold 83,608 copies, putting it at #2 for soundtracks and jumping up to #64 from #97 on the album chart. So far about 185,000 copies have been sold, and I would expect to see it certified gold next week.

"The Lord of the Rings" on the Red Carpet

12/28/01, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Lucy Lawless (what? -Xo) and more stars of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" hit the red carpet for the L.A. premiere. [More]

Comics Talk LOTR

12/28/01, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

David sends in 'Heart Of The City'. [More]

Matt sends in 'Close To Home'. [More]

BBC Radio 4 Talks Tolkien

12/28/01, 12:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Tim writes: BBC Radio 4 will be transmitting the classic radio adaptation, all 13 hours of it, from Saturday 5th January. Also on the 5th will be "The Archive Hour--Fired by the Rings",an hour long documentary by Sibley featuring input from PJ. [More]

LOTR Laughs On Conan O'Brien

12/28/01, 12:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Davey and Barbarshop send along these funny LOTR refrences on Conan O'Brien [More]

Tolkien's Birthplace - Who Was He?

12/28/01, 12:43 pm EST - Xoanon

While Hobbits, wizards and rings dazzle audiences worldwide this festive season, one South African town seems curiously immune to the allure of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic. [More]

LOTR Ring Tones

12/28/01, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

jediguy writes: Australians can now get a big selection of Lord of the Rings Nokia Phone logos and Picture messages here. [More]

Enetertainment Weekly: FOTR Best Film of the Year

12/28/01, 12:30 pm EST - Calisuri

Entertainment Weekly has named Fellowship of the Ring their Number 1 movie of the year. [More]

Ziggy Cartoon features LOTR

12/28/01, 10:06 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer staffer Thorongil found this small 'Ziggy' cartoon in his local paper Thursday. [More]

LOTR Mobile In Ireland

12/28/01, 2:10 am EST - DarthCaeser

Eircell Vodafone customers and "Lord of the Rings" fans can experience Wireless Middle-earth through a series of SMS and WAP games. Eircell Vodafone is the only network in Ireland to offer the mobile services provided by Riot Entertainment, (RIOT-E, www.riot-e.com), the global leader in wireless entertainment. [More]

News for Dec. 27, 2001

Lord Of The Rings: Reloaded

12/27/01, 11:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this hilarious take on our favorite elf Elrond, and our favorite Agent...Smith (though they all look the same to me). [More]

Cate Blanchett: Five roles and a baby

12/27/01, 11:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Cate Blanchett, heavily pregnant, shifts in her chair and smiles when asked about having turned out five movies in as many months. [More]

He's Hobnobbing Among the Hobbits

12/27/01, 11:16 pm EST - Xoanon

The reviews of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" are in. And they range from the breathlessly enthusiastic--"It has real passion, real emotion, real terror and a tactile sense of evil" (Newsweek)--to the ecstatic--"A great picture, a triumphant picture, a joyfully conceived work of cinema" (Entertainment Weekly). [More]

The UK 'Cut' Scene: A Possible Answer

12/27/01, 11:14 pm EST - Xoanon

A few days ago I reported that a few people began emailing me to tell me that the scene in which (highlight to read!) Aragorn decapitates Lurtz was cut in the UK. Many more of you have written in to tell me this is not so. Well Adam sent this in today, and I think it just may be the possible answer to the mystery of the 'Missing Cut' !Spoilers! [More]

Madison, Wisconsin Premiere Party

12/27/01, 10:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Stacey Lee writes: We had seventeen people in costume, just in our group alone, plus there were several others in line who also had costumes on, and more of our Ring Game group showed up in mundane clothes to join us. [More]

Books Sales of LotR Heading Up Bestsellers Lists

12/27/01, 6:06 pm EST - Tookish

USAToday.com reports that LotR sales are on the way to the top spots of their bestellers list! Thanks to Penwiper for this one. [More]

Box Office Update

12/27/01, 5:50 pm EST - Calisuri

Brandon Gray

The Lord of the Rings drew in a whopping $13.964 million on Wednesday, down just 23% from its $18.214 million opening day last Wednesday. Its 8-day total stands at $107.997 million, pulling ahead of Ocean's Eleven to rank #16 for the year so far.

At this scorching pace, The Lord of the Rings should reach at least $165 million by the end of the year. [More]

Australians Flocking to Theaters for FOTR

12/27/01, 5:49 pm EST - Tookish

Ringer Paul sends a heads up on Australia's FOTR box office results. Waahoo!! [More]

Media Watch: Smithsonian Magazine

12/27/01, 8:27 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ed sends along these scans from 'The Smithsonain Magazine'. [More]

'Ali' delivers 1st-round K.O.

12/27/01, 8:13 am EST - Xoanon

"Ali" stung like a bee on Christmas, recording a $10.2 million perf on its first day in the ring, smashing a record for pics opening on Dec. 25. But Sony's boxing biopic failed to dethrone "Lord of the Rings," whose $11.6 million X-mas gross for New Line capped a five-day total of $66.1 million. [More]

TV Watch: David Letterman

12/27/01, 12:52 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) was on David Letterman tonight. Take a look at the pics! [More]

News for Dec. 26, 2001

Essay Contest Update

12/26/01, 11:44 pm EST - Jincey

The multitude of entries are stacked up high in the Inbox! The judges are perusing each entry and will announce the winners soon. Watch this space for the winning entries!

TV Watch: Rosie O'Donnell

12/26/01, 8:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Bean (Boromir) was on Rosie O'onnell today, check out the pics! [More]

New McKellen E-Post

12/26/01, 5:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has updated his 'E-Post' section. Take a look! [More]

Movie Report Card

12/26/01, 5:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Shelia writes: Fellowship of the Rings is rated as 3.8 out of 4, for a Magna cum laude degree. Harry Potter only received a passing grade. [More]

Cast Interviews

12/26/01, 5:12 pm EST - Xoanon

nelonen.fi has some great RealPlayer interviews with a majority of the cast of FOTR. Be sure to check out the opening few seconds of Liv Tyler's interview..something that most certainly should have been cut! [More]

Potter Who?

12/26/01, 5:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Michael sends in this hilarious cartoon from 'The NZ Listener' this week. Take a look. [More]

(Another) Montreal Line Party Event

12/26/01, 5:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Kris writes: Overall our Line party was a big success!! It was a lot of hard work, and we got roughly 30 people to join the Line party. [More]

Boston LOTR Premiere Party

12/26/01, 4:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Math writes: Happy Holidays! Well, my LP member and I got our acts together and got more pics for TORN to post. [More]

Media Watch: The Smithsonian Magazine

12/26/01, 4:32 pm EST - Xoanon

When J.R.R. Tolkien finally completed his Lord of the Rings trilogy in 1949, the Oxford don scarcely imagined his fantasy epic would entrance 100 million readers. [More]

Media Watch: The (SA) Sunday Times

12/26/01, 4:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Mike sends us a scan from the South African 'Sunday Times'. 'Lord of the Ringing Cash Registers'. [More]

Sydney Premiere: A Fan Report

12/26/01, 4:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Scrow sends along his report from the Sydney Australia premiere! Take a look! [More]

TV Watch: David Letterman

12/26/01, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

You can catch Ian McKellen (Gandalf) on David Letterman tonight at 11:35 on CBS.

TV Watch: Rosie O'Donnell

12/26/01, 1:00 pm EST - Xoanon

You can catch Sean Bean (Boromir) on Rosie O'Donnell today, check your local listings.

Contests Galore!

12/26/01, 10:45 am EST - Calisuri

If you were away for the Holiday and didn't get a chance to surf to your favorite website, here is a small update on the contests currently running:

Sideshow/WETA Holiday Contest (Dec 24-Jan 15, 2002) Answer three questions and be entered to win a Sideshow/WETA Medallion program! (24 medallions, 8 helmets, and 1 exclusive helmet!) [Enter]

TheOneRing.net Mystery Contest (Dec 21-Jan 4, 2002) Visit TheOneRing.net as you normally do and win great prizes. Top prize is a LOTR Chess Set from Fantasy Pewter! (PS - There is nothing to search for on the website, so no need to try) [Enter]

Media Watch: Who Weekly

12/26/01, 1:59 am EST - Xoanon

Ivee writes: Here's a scan of the TRL pic of the boys and Liv from the Australian 'Who Weekly magazine' [More]

Merry Christmas From WETA!

12/26/01, 1:53 am EST - Xoanon

The great folks from WETA sent us this Christmas card! Take a look at it! [More]

6700+ Ringer Reviews and counting...

12/26/01, 12:04 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer Reviews has grown to over 6700!!! That is right, 6700 of your closest Tolkien fans have reviewed Fellowship of the Ring. What is even MORE impressive is that 92% of those fans give the film a positive review!! [More]

News for Dec. 25, 2001

Horrible News from Argentina

12/25/01, 10:33 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Fechi sent us some very bad news from Argentina today. Because of all the current Argentinian economic and political strife, all film releases for January 2002 have been postponed. This means Tolkien fans in Argentina will have to wait to see Fellowship of the Ring.

Was there a doubt? New Line?

12/25/01, 10:00 pm EST - Calisuri

So here we are, merely 7 days into the release of Fellowship of the Ring, and earlier estimates (from the Hollywood Reporter) have LOTR making 95.3 million dollars for that period!!! Considering each movie approximately cost 90 million to make, I have a feeling Fellowship of the Ring will cover the cost of all three movies worldwide! With that in mind, I would think everyone involved with the production deserves a Holiday bonus! [More]

Aragorn Speaks Danish?

12/25/01, 5:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Thomas Son of Gimli sends in an email claiming that Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) may have slipped in a little danish while talking elvish! [More]

Media Watch: The Smithsonian Magazine

12/25/01, 5:16 pm EST - Xoanon

TJ writes: The Smithsonian magazine has an article called "Master of Middle Earth" by Alina Corday Taylor. A five page story on Tolkien, his life, work and his Lord of the Rings Trilogy. A great read. Anyone with scans of the article send them along!

FOTR Cut In The UK?

12/25/01, 5:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Bruce sends us information on a possible cut scene in the UK version of FOTR. The scene in particular is (highlight to read!) when Aragorn decapitates Lurtz [More]

Director uneasy over title of next 'Rings' film

12/25/01, 5:07 pm EST - Xoanon

The second movie, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,'' will be released next Christmas. But given the horrific events of Sept. 11, director Peter Jackson admits he has a few qualms about that title. [More]

Blanchett's 'Shipping News' Out Today

12/25/01, 5:04 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film 'The Shipping News' is out in limited release in La and New York today. [More]


12/25/01, 12:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Almost unnoticed, fantasy crept into the heart of the cultural mainstream. Today, The Lord of the Rings consistently places first in readers’ polls as the best book of the 20th century, sometimes even the millennium. [More]

Singapore Papers Talk LOTR

12/25/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Milaya writes: These appeared in a local tabloid, The New Paper in Singapore and The Straits Times. Thanks! [More]

The Dermatology of LOTR

12/25/01, 11:55 am EST - Calisuri

Now that the "Fellowship" is in theaters, you're invited to see the movie in a new way. The dermatology in the cinema site (http://www.skinema.com) now features a spotlight on the skin, hair, and nails of the actors and characters of LOTR. [More]

Variety: Hobbit hustle fuels yule

12/25/01, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon

New Line grabbed the box office brass ring with "Rings" this weekend, as the action fantasy marked a December-record $45.3 million in estimated three-day grosses. [More]

Yakima Line Party Event

12/25/01, 11:41 am EST - Xoanon

Frodo of the Nine Fingers tells us his story from the small town of Yakima. [More]

Irvine Line Party Event

12/25/01, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon

Garfeimao sends us pics and a nice report from the fan happening at the Irvine Spectrum on December 19th. [More]

New Cartoon!

12/25/01, 7:42 am EST - leo

Community site TheFellowship.nl has updated their weekly cartoon which is most certainly worth checking out! [More]

Christmas in LA

12/25/01, 12:50 am EST - Calisuri

Finally, Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles ( possibly the best theater in the US ) has dumped that Tom Cruise flick Vanilla Sky to make way for Fellowship of the Ring. What a great Christmas present! I'll be attending the 11pm show if anyone wants to say hello!

News for Dec. 24, 2001

Jackson Talks about the Sequels

12/24/01, 11:50 pm EST - Calisuri

Peter Jackson spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times about the second Lord of the Rings movie - The Two Towers. Great quote: "It's true that I've thought about what that title means now, I just pray that by the time the second movie comes out, it won't cause any controversy." "It's a 50-year-old book. We can't change the title. Tolkien fans would crucify us."[More]

Sideshow/WETA Holiday Contest!

12/24/01, 1:25 pm EST - Calisuri

[ Click Here for Official Rules and Prizes ]

TheOneRing.net and SideShow/WETA Collectibles are proud to announce the SideShow/WETA Holiday Contest! By simply answering three questions you will be eligible to win enrollment into the exclusive Sideshow/WETA Medallion Program. [Enter]

Weekend Round-Up

12/24/01, 1:27 am EST - Xoanon

Away for the weekend? Missed all the news? No problem! Check out our weekend round-up! [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

12/24/01, 1:04 am EST - Xoanon

Check out all the goodies from eBay! Only 1 day left before Christmas!! [More]

Fellowship Box Office

12/24/01, 12:53 am EST - Calisuri

As reported earlier, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ruled them all at the weekend box office, drawing an estimated $45.3 million over the Friday-Sunday period and lifting its five-day US total to $73.1 million. [More]

New Cast Projects

12/24/01, 12:51 am EST - Xoanon

Ian Holm (Bilbo) moves to 'Cromwell & Fairfax', John Noble (Denethor) runs across the 'Superfire', and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) becomes an 'Endangered Species'. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

12/24/01, 12:34 am EST - Xoanon

Seen FOTR? Want to see more of your favorite LOTR castmembers on the small screen? Click here! [More]

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