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3/17/02, 11:34 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is ready to go! Do you want to receive our free weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of over 7800 mailing list members! Sign up now! [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen on 'SNL'

3/17/02, 11:01 pm EST - Xoanon

A BIG thank you to Roheryn for her work on giving us the details on Ian McKellen's amazingly funny host job of Saturday Night Live. Take a look at almost 75 pics and all the great skits! [More]

The Secret Life of Elijah Wood

3/17/02, 9:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Just turned twenty-one, this hobbit hero is a fool for love, tattoos and much more. (WARNING: Explicit Language) [More]

Fran Walsh Sues The Listener

3/17/02, 8:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Ataahua writes: This is an update of the article I sent you last week, about Fran Walsh objecting to an article in The Listener magazine that was critical of the New Zealand film industry. Following her move to publicly criticise The Listener last week, Fran has now decided to take legal action against the magazine. [More]

Rings Movie Takes Top Slot

3/17/02, 8:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Film director Peter Jackson's movie epic based on The Lord of the Rings has dislodged Titanic to become the all time number one grossing movie in New Zealand. [More]

Media Watch: Orlando Bloom in US Weekend

3/17/02, 8:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Divanistia writes: Here's the scans from today's USA Weekend paper of Orlando Bloom. [More]

A Magical Experience

3/17/02, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon

When Sir Ian McKellen was offered the role of Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings," he admits he was "a bit vague as to what it was, really." He wasn't one of the estimated 100 million people who have read J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy and wasn't aware of the avid following the books had generated. [More]

SAG Awards On City TV

3/17/02, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Denial_Girl writes: I Saw an ad in the TV Guide today that the SAG awards will be shown on City TV in Canada on March 19 at 9pm (EST).

People Magazine: Vintage 1978

3/17/02, 8:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Justin writes: I found this in a copy of the February 6, 1978 issue of People magazine that my mom has. [More]

Media Watch: The NZ Listener

3/17/02, 8:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Silmarien sends along these scans from 'The NZ Listener' featuring some vintage pics of PJ! [More]

TTT Trailer: Canada

3/17/02, 1:44 am EST - Xoanon

Thioden writes: The TTT preview is being advertised in most Canadian newspapers. The preview will be available March 29th. Here is a list of the theatres in Quebec, Canada. [More]

BBC LOTR Radio Drama Re-Released

3/17/02, 1:28 am EST - Xoanon

Irascian writes: The BBC radio dramatisation of “Lord of the Rings” has been reissued with new material, written by Brian Sibley and recorded by Ian Holm last year, added. This new version appears to only be available on CD. Note that the old version is also still available in many stores. [More]

Media Watch: Vanity Magazine

3/17/02, 1:09 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Jaimie sends us these articles from the latest issue of Variety Magazine. [More]

Trade body goes for the Rings to sell NZ

3/17/02, 12:56 am EST - Xoanon

Trade New Zealand is cashing in on The Lord of the Rings success by throwing a big party in Hollywood. [More]

Pirated Oscar favorites up for bid on eBay

3/17/02, 12:48 am EST - Xoanon

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A few enterprising -- and potentially illegal -- eBay traders are gearing up for the Oscars this weekend, auctioning off pirated versions of top film nominees, some priced at less than a ticket and popcorn. [More]

News for Mar. 16, 2002

TTT Trailer: Denmark

3/16/02, 4:28 pm EST - Strider

MrElias writes: I´ve just seen something quite interesting. On March 24 th, a Danish TV station will be celebrating the Oscars in association with a big cinema in Copenhagen. The evening will include a world premiere of David Fincher's upcoming "Tha Panic Room", and a trailer show of the hottest upcoming movies - among others TTT! This is what it said. For those of you who read Danish, here is the site. [More]

McKellen Makes Brief Conan Appearance

3/16/02, 4:24 pm EST - Strider

attercon writes: I'm just writing in to tell you that Ian McKellan did a run-on during Helen Mirrens interview tonight on the Conan O'Brien show. He was very brief, with a half open shirt but he was quite sweet and cautioned viewers NOT to watch tomorrow's Saturday Night Live (he was working in SNL's sound stage immediately above the Conan O'Brien studio).

Middle-Earth Looks Suprisingly Farmiliar

3/16/02, 4:17 pm EST - Strider

Shasta sends in this link to an article he wrote for his college paper describing the origins of Middle-earth in laymen's terms. [More]

Brazil Begin Selling LOTR Telephone Cards

3/16/02, 4:00 pm EST - Strider

Ruy writes: Hi, just saw this news in a Brazilian online newspaper - Telefónica, Brazilian telephone operator for the state of São Paulo, has oficially released today a collection of telephone cards featuring scenes of the FOTR with the main characters. There are 10 diferent models, each costs R$ 2,25 (1 US dollar). They are releasing 300000 units of each model. [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen on 'SNL'

3/16/02, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch 'Saturday Night Live' tonight with special guest Ian McKellen (Gandalf)! SNL airs on NBC at 11:30 PM EST

The Universally Revered Hobbit

3/16/02, 11:23 am EST - Strider

Greenbooks staffer Anwyn spotted this newly-published article on CNN.com, discussing the rise and rise in popularity of Tolkien's Trilogy over nearly half a century. [More]

News for Mar. 15, 2002

Hobbitfood for the Oscars.

3/15/02, 8:10 pm EST - Tehanu

Epic Shadow writes: "allrecipes.com has some Lord of the Rings cuisine for an awesome Hobbit Oscar Party." Check out the Ranger Squares...You might want to check our Greenbooks section for LOTR recipes too, if you want to get into this! [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats For March 16th & 17th

3/15/02, 6:57 pm EST - Strider

For years, the topic of Balrog wings has been hotly debated by Tolkien experts and geeks alike. Due to the ambiguity of his writing, the debate over whether a Balrog has physical, touch-with-your-hand wings or not depends, as with quite a lot of Tolkien's Middle-Earth, on the mental image of every single individual. [More]

It's A Gift, KEEP It!

3/15/02, 6:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Ice Hobbit writes: Check out the Weekend Section of today's Wall Street Journal. There is a short story about the sale on E-Bay of souvenir Rings distributed by New Line Cinema to industry insiders, Academy Award voters, press, etc. An observer is quoted as saying that the sale of such gifts "shows a lack of breeding".

(I know I'll never sell my gift ring from New Line....oh wait I never got one!! -Xo)

MSN Poll To Swamp!

3/15/02, 6:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Many folks have written in telling us we should use our Sauron-like influence on the latest poll over at MSN.com, so...go forth and swamp!! [More]

TTT Trailer: Turkey

3/15/02, 6:30 pm EST - Xoanon

khaotik writes: Umut Sanat, the distributor of the LOTR movies in Turkey, announced that Fellowship of the Ring will return to screen in April 5. The TTT trailer will be attached to it. Turkish fans may find more information in this address. [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On '60 Minutes II'

3/15/02, 6:26 pm EST - Xoanon

A big thank you to Quinn for transcribing the '60 Minutes II' segment. Take a look at the great pics as well! [More]

Media Watch: House Beautiful

3/15/02, 5:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Frodogirl writes: In the current (April) issue of "House Beautiful" magazine, there is an article on how to decorate with color. Shown in one of the spreads is a painting that is labeled "Painting by Viggo Mortensen". It's a nice orange and red abstract.

One Party To Rule Them All Tickets Running Out

3/15/02, 3:57 pm EST - Strider

After their official release on Monday, tickets for TheOneRing.net's 'One Party To Rule Them All' in Los Angeles have sold incredibly fast, and with less than 50 tickets left, you better act quick if you want to join us in what looks like to be a night to remember in LA next Sunday! [More]

Japanese bestsellers all written by Tolkien.

3/15/02, 1:46 pm EST - Tehanu

Brian wrote in with some links to the main Japanese bookstores in Tokyo, where it seems that most of the bestsellers are written by Tolkien. The film opened there at the beginning of March and before then LOTR was not well-known there. Looks like that's changing in a big way! [More]

Rhino Mother Nests In Wisconsin ISP Building

3/15/02, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

KENOSHA, Wisconsin (CNN) -- The American Wildlife Foundation was called in late last night to oversee the transportation of a large African rhino and her 3 rhino chicks after the expecting mother escaped from the Kenosha City Zoo and rampaged her way into a local ISP building. [More]

TTT Trailer: UK

3/15/02, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Good news from Kris: I've just got an e-mail from the customer services guy at Warner Village Cinemas here in the UK, and he says the following: "The Two Towers trailer will be shown at the end of each Lord of the Rings performance after the 28th March. This should be included at [your local] cinema and will be widely advertised".

TTT Trailer: Oz

3/15/02, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Demosthenes sends us this memo from the Hoyts movie chain folks regarding the TTT trailer! [More]

The Legendary Lost Sequel....

3/15/02, 1:24 pm EST - Tehanu

OK, enough serious news. Jim sent in this link to....Middle-earth, 1999. [More]

'Harry Potter,' 'Lord of the Rings' Lead Saturn Award Nods

3/15/02, 10:57 am EST - Xoanon

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" led the movie nominations with nine nods, including best fantasy film, while New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" tied with the French film, "Brotherhood of the Wolf" with eight nods each, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [More]

News for Mar. 14, 2002

Oscar Presenters Set To Pick Up Expensive Goody Bag

3/14/02, 2:02 pm EST - Strider

'Oscar presenters and performers have a good reason to go on stage: they will receive a goody bag worth more than EUR22,500, said to be the most valuable in Oscar history. Included in this year's goody bag are a voucher for a trendy Mexican spa resort, a designer bag and watch. Some of the more bizarre gifts include a teeth-whitening session and a bed.' [More]

Media Watch: Empire Magazine

3/14/02, 1:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Lee sends along these scans from the latest issue of Empire Magazine. [More]

LOTR Fan-Club Update

3/14/02, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Membership Portfolios Ship! The Lord of The Rings Fan Club Membership Portfolios are on their way! Most charter member portfolios shipped this week, and the rest aren't far behind. Follow the link for the full story. [More]

TTT Trailer: Germany

3/14/02, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon

MattHelm writes:Just wanted to share the sad news that neither Germany´s biggest chain ("CineMaxx") nor Munich´s English-language theater "Cinema" have even heard of the TTT footage. When I asked at Cinema, the head guy in charge said: "3/22 may be the date for a new internet trailer or the DVD release or something, but definitely nothing theatrically."

Gory Days

3/14/02, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson reflects on his early films. From ''Heavenly Creatures'' to ''Meet the Feebles,'' horror was the lord of the director's ring by Gillian Flynn [More]

TTT Trailer: Belgium

3/14/02, 12:57 pm EST - Xoanon

The Belgian Balrog writes: Curious to see if the TTT trailer would also be attached to Belgian prints of FOTR, I contacted someone of the Kinepolis cinema chain, which is the biggest movie theatre owner in Belgium. I was surprised to hear that not only would we indeed get the TTT trailer, we would be getting it as soon as MARCH 20!

TTT Trailer: Italy

3/14/02, 12:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Robert writes: I'm glad to say that in Italy(where unfortunately FOTR was presented since January, 18) the trailer (or the preview, as you prefer) will be showed since 29, March.

LOTR Cast Interviews on BurlyTV

3/14/02, 12:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Anna writes: I Was just about to go to sleep, when I checked out the end of tonights BurlyTV on TBS & in the previews for tomorrows episode they showed the LOTR Cast interviews with that girl who was dressed as a Hobbit & asked all those hysterical questions. It's on channel TBS at 2:45am EST - check your local listings for exact times.

Mortensen has eye on crime for "Borgia" role

3/14/02, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Lord of the Rings" franchise star Viggo Mortensen is in negotiations to star in Myriad Pictures' "Borgia" for director Neil Jordan and Imagemovers. The project aims to go into production in the summer. [More]

Lord of the First 'Ring'

3/14/02, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Amid all the Oscar buzz surrounding Peter Jackson's blockbuster adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," one fact has gone largely unnoticed: The film that has garnered 13 Academy Award nominations has also joined "Cleopatra" (1963), "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) in the tiny category of best picture nominees that are new versions of earlier films. [More]

Media Watch: Movieline

3/14/02, 12:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Laurelei writes: There was a small blurb on Orlando Bloom (Legolas) in the April issue of Movieline. It was an article focusing on outstanding performances the previous year by young (up and coming) actors.

Live In LA? Want To Meet LOTR:FOTR Film Editor John Gilbert?

3/14/02, 12:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Here's your chance to meet John Gilbert and hear him and some other great film editors at a seminar at the Hollywood Egyptian Theatre! [More]

SHOP: LOTR Twin Packs

3/14/02, 11:47 am EST - Xoanon

Beggar sends along news that you can order the new LOTR twin packs, Sam and Frodo in an Elven boat, as well as a Gimli and a Uruk-Hai warrior! [More]

TTT Trailer: Thailand

3/14/02, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon

runechan writes: Sahamongkol film, a distributor of LOTR in Thailand, decided to re-release LOTR again on March 22 and will put the TTT trailer on this new release. LOTR was released on December 28, 2001 and had strong box office numbers here.

TTT Trailer: Norway

3/14/02, 11:26 am EST - Xoanon

Sjekk writes: According to the Norwegian distributor (SF Norge) it'll be added on after LOTR:FOTR has finished, but before the credits. It is expected to be shown first time March 29th and onwards.


3/14/02, 11:23 am EST - Xoanon

A few days ago we told you about the toronto.com website posting a whole section on LOTR Trivia, many of your wrote in saying the link was unavailable. Now an official press release from Harper Collins provides us with an exact link to the trivia site! Enjoy! [More]

Husbandship Of The Ring

3/14/02, 11:13 am EST - Xoanon

One of my favorite comics 'Real Life Adventures' had a goof on LOTR yesterday, take a look at the 'Husbandship Of The Ring'! (HOTR) [More]

TTT Trailer: Brazil

3/14/02, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon

Rodrigo writes: I just want let you know that the TTT trailer, here in Brazil will be in March 29th.

News for Mar. 13, 2002

Lee & Astin To Re-Make 'Wicker'

3/13/02, 8:18 pm EST - Xoanon

THE team behind the cult movie The Wicker Man is returning to Scotland for a belated follow-up which is set to recapture the chilling atmosphere that led to the original being dubbed "the Citizen Kane of horror". [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On '60 Minutes II'

3/13/02, 8:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Just a quick reminder that Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will be on '60 Minutes II' at 9 PM (EST) on CBS.

FilmScore Review

3/13/02, 3:55 pm EST - Tehanu

The Filmtracks website shows that their LOTR filmscore review is still the most popular review and the LOTR soundtrack CD is also still the customer favourite. The review is worth reading. [More]

US Troops Sent Copy Of Fellowship Of The Ring

3/13/02, 2:32 pm EST - Strider

'Videos of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Film are being sent to US troops in Afghanistan. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Hollywood showman Johnny Grant are sending them to boost morale. The tapes are of A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, In The Bedroom, Lord Of The Rings and Moulin Rouge.' [More]

LOTR around the world: India, Japan, Taiwan, Kuwait, Brazil

3/13/02, 2:01 pm EST - Tehanu

LOTR opens in India in 2 days' time, and elsewhere it is doing well. [More]

Bean's Macbeth Is Cancelled

3/13/02, 12:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Telchristiel writes: Macbeth, which was to run at The Strand theatre in London and feature Sean Bean (Boromir) in the lead, has been cancelled. No explanation given.

(It is interesting to note that many stagings of Macbeth have ended early or never even gotten off the ground due to mysterious reasons...there is an old tale of a Macbeth curse... -Xo)

TTT Trailer: Worldwide

3/13/02, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon

A few folks have written in telling us the status of the potential TTT trailer in their part of the world, and news is not looking good. [More]

Has This Ever Happened To You?

3/13/02, 12:19 pm EST - Xoanon

I know I've met more than my number of 'There's a book now too?' fans...sigh [More]

News for Mar. 12, 2002

TV Watch: Elijah Wood On 'The Osbournes'

3/12/02, 11:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Many folks are writing in to say that they caught our very own Elijah Wood (Frodo) on an episode of 'The Osbournes', an inside look at the Ozzie Osbourne family...*cough*

From Laurelei: Elijah was over at thier house hanging out with Ozzy's daughter Kelly and son Jack. They were going to see a concert featuring Billy Corgan's new band. He ends up helping them clean up a dog's (mess)

Media Watch: Vanity Fair

3/12/02, 10:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Quinn writes: Sean Astin (Sam) is featured in a huge spread in Vanity Fair for Lincoln automobiles. It's a full page photo of him with a (his?) dog. in front of a Lincoln Navigator. [More]

TTT Trailer: Atlantic Canada

3/12/02, 10:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Mark I just got an email from a film buyer for Empire Theatres here in Atlantic Canada. He said: "Yes, Empire Theatres will be playing the footage from The Two Towers on all prints of Fellowship of the Ring. But we will not know where these are playing until next Tuesday morning. And they might be on screen for March 22 if things go well."

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'The View'

3/12/02, 10:21 pm EST - Xoanon

anonymous anonymous writes: Ian mckellen was on The View today. They showed the clip of Gandalf saying "do not tempt me Frodo!" they talked about his expectations for Oscar night, and his Oscars nomination, and New Zealand.

Letterman Goofs On FOTR Toys

3/12/02, 9:57 pm EST - Xoanon

gimpyhtml writes: I was just watching Letterman and they were having a segment on "Do's and Don'ts During Spring Break":

Do: Break the ice with a hot girl by discussing recent movies.

Don't: Tell her that you own all of the "lord of the rings" action figures.

(Hrm...seems Corvar is out of luck then in LA -Xo)

McKellen Speech At SAGs

3/12/02, 9:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Kim writes: Here's the transcript of Ian McKellen's opening and acceptance speeches at the SAG awards. [More]

Oklahoma 'Behind The Scenes' Screening Review

3/12/02, 9:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Blues_Explosion writes: This is regarding a screening at the University of Oklahoma of Costas Botes documentary of the making of the Lord of the Rings movies. [More]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly

3/12/02, 9:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Cleolinda sends along the Entertainment Weekly article featuring Richard Taylor. [More]

New Zealand By The Air

3/12/02, 9:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian writes: Hope all is well with you. Went flying yesterday and put the pics up on our site. A real LoTR location. You might want to put them up as a news brief. We are so lucky living in Middle Earth. [More]

Variety: 'Lord' a strong No. 2

3/12/02, 9:11 pm EST - Xoanon

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was a strong No. 2 in its second chapter in Japan, earning $4.7 million on 580 screens (dropping by a mere 6%), hoisting the territory total to a dazzling $17.6 million. New Line's blockbuster ascended to $477.3 million, buoyed by a $9.8 million frame, dwarfing domestic's $291 million.

FOTR Wins 'The Rotten Tomato' Award

3/12/02, 9:03 pm EST - Xoanon

immortal683 writes: Just wanted to inform you folks at TheOneRing.net that "Lord of the Rings" has won the Rotten Tomato Award with 100+ Fresh reviews and 96% on the Tomatometer! Congratulations LOTR! [More]

There and back again – a journey to middle earth Part XI

3/12/02, 8:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Frodo's Girl sends along her 11th report from New Zealand! [More]

Hobbit Party At SAG Awards

3/12/02, 8:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Valarie sends along her report directly from the SAQ awards in LA where she got the chance to meet most of the cast and take some great photos! [More]

TTT: No TTT Trailer In The UK (yet)?

3/12/02, 1:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Lynne writes: I Have just heard directly from Odeon UK one of the biggest cinema chains here in the UK regarding the footage of TTt as mentioned by Peter Jackson rumoured to be added on 29th March. Signed by Matt at their Customer Info line he states "Sadly we do not have any date.It will be dependent on the film distributor(Entertainment Film) when they decide to release in the UK. Sorry we cannot be more helpful."

How he did it

3/12/02, 12:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Sir Ian McKellen told a gathering in Beverly Hills Monday that some of his Oscar-nominated acting as Gandalf in "The Fellowship of the ring" was pure imagination. [More]

The Critics Handicap a Hollywood Horse Race

3/12/02, 12:47 pm EST - Xoanon

The NY Times website has posted their critics choices and wishes for winners in this years Oscars. [More]

Viggo Mortensen's Left Side

3/12/02, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy BBBbein sends along this article from People Magazine. [More]

News for Mar. 11, 2002

'Rings' set to out-sell them all

3/11/02, 10:27 pm EST - Xoanon

The Lord of the Rings is set to break the New Zealand box office record held by Titanic. [More]

You Can Dress Him Up...

3/11/02, 10:14 pm EST - Xoanon

NZMoose writes: Just wanted to let you know that Stuff.co.nz have a cartoon of PJ. Not a bad likeness. [More]

'One Party' Tickets Selling Fast

3/11/02, 9:23 pm EST - Calisuri

In just 6 hours, over 150 people have bought tickets to the event of the year: 'The One Party to Rule Them All!' Don't miss out on your opportunity to mingle with TheOneRing.net staff, fellow fans and maybe, just maybe, some of the filmmakers! (Oh, and did I mention we all walk away with a gift pack worth more then the price of a ticket??!?!?) [Get your Tickets]

FOTR: DVD News Galore

3/11/02, 5:42 pm EST - Xoanon

From dvdfile.com On Tuesday, March 26, New Line will be prepping the world for the new Lord of the Rings DVD and VHS releases, and needless to say, it's gonna be huge! [More]

Meanwhile davisdvd.com is reporting that the simple DVD (no extra features) will be released July 23rd. [More]

EW Talks Richard Taylor

3/11/02, 5:25 pm EST - Xoanon

robin writes: Entertainment Weekly has a short but interesting article with pictures about Richard Taylor in a section on lesser-known Oscar nominees, he's the only one besides Peter Jackson to receive 3 nominations this year.

Anyone with a scan of the article send it along!

Tickets On Sale Now

3/11/02, 2:49 pm EST - Calisuri

Tickets for 'The One Party to Rule them All' are now on SALE! Please make sure you READ the instructions for ordering before placing your order. Follow the link to purchase your tickets today! [More]

Official Sponsors:
Sideshow/Weta Collectibles
The Official LOTR Fan Club/Decipher
EA Games
Houghton Mifflin
Royal Selangor

Blachett Begins Shooting Guerin Biopic

3/11/02, 2:12 pm EST - Strider

Cate Blanchett has begun to film her latest role as murdered reporter Veronica Guerin in my home town of Dublin, Ireland. Blanchett attended a press conference yesterday with Joel Schumacher and answered questions from the media. Shooting will continue in several locations in Ireland for the next few months.

McKellen Bookmakers Favourite To Bag Oscar

3/11/02, 2:07 pm EST - Strider

'The odds on Ian McKellen winning an Oscar have been cut after his win at the Screen Actors Guild awards. The Lord Of The Rings star has taken over from Jim Broadbent as the favourite to win Best Supporting Actor. Russell Crowe, Sissy Spacek and Jennifer Connelly remain the favourites to take the other acting awards.' [More]

For Your Consideration - The Collection

3/11/02, 1:49 pm EST - Strider

Often wanted to look at all those beautiful 'For Your Consideration' posters used by New Line in their Oscar campaign over the last few months? Well Deagol has found this page on OscarWatch which features a whole gallery of 'For Your Consideration' posters! [More]

One Party to Rule them All Tickets On Sale Today

3/11/02, 10:55 am EST - Calisuri

In approximately 4 hours (Noon PST) from now, tickets will go on sale for the Tolkien event of the year: TheOneRing.net and Sideshow/Weta's "One Party to Rule them All!" Details will be posted at noon with a link to purchase tickets. The response to the party has been wonderful, so we are expecting a large amount of traffic around the purchase time. NOTE: Before you purchase your tickets, there are specific rules for attendence. Please read these carefully:
1. Tickets are not refundable or returnable.
2. Because of time constraints, tickets will not be shipped to you prior to the event. Your ticket will be at the door when you arrive.
3. If you are purchasing multiple tickets you will need to provide a name for each ticket. Those names will be matched up with your ticket order at the door of the event.
4. Bring valid photo ID and your order number to the event

Official Sponsors:
Sideshow/Weta Collectibles
The Official LOTR Fan Club
EA Games
Houghton Mifflin
Royal Selangor

Weekend Round Up

3/11/02, 12:40 am EST - Xoanon

Missed all the news this weekend? Were you watching the SAG awards? Writing a nasty letter to the 'Ebert & Roeper' folks? Or perhaps getting fitted for your tux for 'The One Party To Rule Them All' like I was? Well then fear not! The weekend round up is here to keep you up to date on all things Rings! [More]

Roeper: No Fan Of Rings -UPDATE-

3/11/02, 12:34 am EST - Xoanon

Many angry folks are writing in to say that they've just heard Roeper, of the 'Ebert & Roeper' movie critics show, say he "would like to see LOTR:FOTR get shut-out at the Oscars", he claimed it was too long.

(eye starts twitching... -Xo)

UPDATE: You can now email Richard Roeper and tell him what you think of his comments (be respectful please -Xo), tell him TheOneRing.net sent you! [EMAIL]

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