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News for Mar. 27, 2001
Brand new E-Posts at McKellen.com
3/27/01, 8:55 pm EST - Calisuri
) has answered a bunch of new questions concerning LOTR in the lastest E-Post at McKellen.com
Always wanted to join the Orlando Bloom-fanclub?
3/27/01, 3:42 pm EST - leo
That'd be kinda hard seeing there is no official Orlando Bloom
) fanclub...yet! But you can change that! Barliman's
chatroom regular Rhiannon_Took
sends in word that there are plans for an official Orlando Bloom
fanclub, and if you want to join in on the fanclub of everyone's favorite Legolas
, I suggest you check out this link! [More
Style B Poster...its GONE!
3/27/01, 3:05 pm EST - Calisuri
Well, I bet we made New Line's day today! It looks like they sold out
of the Style B teaser poster in the mere 4 hours we had it posted! And this time I didn't get one...oh well, there is always the next batch!
LOTR Poster: Style B up for Sale
3/27/01, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon
You can now get the Style B poster from LOTR at the New Line Shop! Check it out here. [More
Thanks to Darth Frede for the tip!
Holms 'From Hell' now Just 'Jack'
3/27/01, 9:57 am EST - Xoanon
The new Ian Holm
) film 'From Hell' has undergone a name change in the US, it will be under the title 'Jack'. This from darkhorizons
News for Mar. 26, 2001
MediaWatch: People Magazine
3/26/01, 11:50 pm EST - Calisuri
I'm not sure if we should be offended or not. People magazine seems to think the Harry Potter trailer is better then the LOTR trailer. Hrm...So maybe we won't be seeing a Star Wars vs LOTR attitude online, but instead a Harry Potter vs LOTR attitude. Interesting...very interesting....Thanks to Ringer fan Hob Gammidge for the scan:
Weekly Ebay Items
3/26/01, 10:25 pm EST - Xoanon
More exciting than the Oscars! (well.....) [More
And the Oscar Goes To....
3/26/01, 11:41 am EST - Xoanon
Ok, so I have Oscar on my mind. While watching the show last night I was day dreaming about Oscar 2002 and I just had to post up my predictions as to what 'Fellowship of the Rings' will win next year. [More
Same Minas, Different Angle
3/26/01, 1:09 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Jason
sends along these great pics from the days of old when the Haywards Hill Quarry was Minas Tirith. Check them out here. [More
Weekly Cast Watch
3/26/01, 12:02 am EST - Xoanon
Maybe you can spot some of them at the Oscars tonight. But if not, check them out here! [More
News for Mar. 25, 2001
3/25/01, 5:42 pm EST - Calisuri
After months of delay, the Fan Wallpaper
section has been updated! Check out the 36 brand new wallpaper/desktop patterns and take a few hours to browse through the entire collection. (only about 134 pieces..heh) [More
New Suite 101 Article
3/25/01, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Michael Martinez of Xenite.Org has updated his column on Suite101.com. Entitled "The manly men of myth and Middle-earth", Martinez discusses the influence Beowulf had on Tolkien's works, and how myths effected the peoples of Middle-Earth during the War of the Ring. [More]
Cate Blanchett Talks LOTR
3/25/01, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon
) recently spoke to a Brisbane newspaper about LOTR:
"It was like stepping into a video game for me." She talks enthusiastically about Galadriel. [More]
Liv Tyler's 'McCool' Poster in EW
3/25/01, 12:21 pm EST - Xoanon
The latest Liv Tyler (Arwen) film 'One Night at McCool's' has an ad in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Thanks to Girion for the tip!
LordoftheRings.nl celebrating first birthday!
3/25/01, 10:38 am EST - leo
Not only marks march 25th the day that Frodo
destroyed the one Ring (thanks to Kimi
for pointing that out to me), it also marks the first birthday of TORN-community site LordoftheRings.nl! So head over there, check out all the funny words, grab a piece of pie and play a nice game of Smaug's treasury in the webgames section! [More
GAMING: ME Online Private showing at E3
3/25/01, 10:24 am EST - Calisuri
Ringer staff DarthCaesar has landed quite an exclusive! It appears Middle-earth Online will make a private showing at E3 (The Electronic Entertainment Expo). Check out Gaming Havens
for more details. [More
More Movie News from GAMA
3/25/01, 2:25 am EST - Jincey
When the Decipher/Games Workshop presentation was over they announced that some special footage would be shown later that evening in one of the meeting rooms. Footage never before seen! SPOILERS
News for Mar. 24, 2001
You must have the poster...
3/24/01, 5:44 pm EST - Calisuri
After a few days and contacting a few sources, the explanation for the official poster disappearance from the New Line store is really quite simple. They sold out! Behold the power of Tolkiendom!! All indications suggest the posters will be on sale again soon.
Thanks to all the Ringers out there who helped with this story.
News for Mar. 23, 2001
'Black Hawk Down' Images
3/23/01, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon
Pictures from the new Orlando Bloom
) film 'Black Hawk Down' have appeared online today. Check them out at DarkHorizons. [More
Footage 'From Hell'
3/23/01, 10:09 am EST - Xoanon
The new Ian Holm
(Bilbo) film 'From Hell' is getting closer to release. AICN (via CNN) has about 1 1/2 minute of footage from (behind the scenes) the film. Check it out here. [More
News for Mar. 22, 2001
Toy Vault Sale
3/22/01, 6:59 pm EST - Xoanon
Attention all Middle-earth fans! The Toy Vault Toy Club will be having a special Middle-earth March Madness Sale, March 22-25! [More
New Line Shop: Where's the Poster?
3/22/01, 6:50 pm EST - Calisuri
Yesterday was Christmas in the Calisuri household. My official LOTR poster was delivered! Woo! So a few minutes ago, I figured I would go buy another one for collecting sake. Imagine my surprise when I went to the official LOTR shop and the poster is gone! Maybe some poor web designer (like myself) messed up a file and is now losing their job..heh. Stand tuned as we try to gather information on the mystery missing movie poster. [More
Shop: Hand-made Tolkien Maps
3/22/01, 4:40 pm EST - Calisuri
guru and Tolkien product reviewer Jincey checks out the quality of hand-made Tolkien maps. [More
Kiwis in Middle-earth
3/22/01, 2:42 pm EST - Calisuri
When the news came out that the Lord of the Rings would be filmed here in New Zealand, there were plenty of questions about why Peter Jackson
was so set on doing it here. There was less discussion of what Peter Jackson
might have to bring to Middle-earth, and I'd like to indulge in some speculation - like we used to have in the early days. Not to downplay the huge impact that New Line will make on this production, but Hollywood filmmaking is more of a known quantity. I'm looking at what's unique about New Zealand film-making and what it might have to offer the story of the Rings.
I'd like to offer an invitation to anyone who works in the film industry in NZ, or who has an interest in NZ film, to contribute their ideas and insights to this discussion. [More]
MediaWatch: UK Dreamwatch Magazine
3/22/01, 2:36 pm EST - Calisuri
It looks like the UK Magazine Dreamwatch
, will have a feature on LOTR in its latest issue. We found this teaser paragraph on their website:
"The three films have been shot back-to-back in Jackson's native New Zealand over 15 months, with principal shooting concluding late December 2000. Jackson has remained passionate about the project throughout. "I am most interested in the themes of friendship and self-sacrifice in the story," he claims. "This is a tale of survival and courage, about a touching last stand that paved the way for the ascent of mankind." It's a dreamy statement for the devoted, of whose number Jackson would seem to be a member."
Thanks to Ringer fan Tim for the heads up! [More]
News for Mar. 21, 2001
Hall of Fire Live Chats March 24th & 25th
3/21/01, 10:10 pm EST - Tookish
This weekend we'll be hashing over things we've heard and thought about how Sauron will appear in the The Lord of the Rings. Come join us for Sauron, the Movies, and Me
! More info here
3/21/01, 3:35 pm EST - leo
Lord of the Rings to take over Cannes
Cannes is to be turned into Middle Earth during this year's film festival. The event in May will show what's described as an appetiser for Lord Of The Rings... [More
Moulin Rouge Trailer Online
3/21/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon
The new David Wenham
) movie 'Moulin Rouge' has a trailer online today. You can catch it at AICN. [More
More on Jim Rygiel's Past Work in Cinefex Magazine
3/21/01, 10:20 am EST - Xoanon
From: Daniel G
A lot of this is pretty techy stuff, but it does show [Rygiel]'s attention to realistic detail, which will be great to have on the Rings movies. I can't wait to see what they cook up. Personally I'm dying to see how they do Treebeard.
"The actual spot removal technigue was one-part procedural and one-part by-hand artistry." [More]
GAMING: Decipher takes more LOTR
3/21/01, 9:56 am EST - Xoanon
Seems like them folks at Decipher have gotten a bit more LOTR to play around with. They've been granted the rights to create a RPG based on Middle-earth.
DECIPHER TAKES ANOTHER KEY LICENSE FOR LORD OF THE RINGS PROPERTY
Company is Granted the Rights to Produce Roleplaying Games. [More]
PvP Does LOTR
3/21/01, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon
Online Comic PvP has a strip today about LOTR, check it out. [More
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