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April 25, 2001 - May 01, 2001

News for May 01, 2001

MediaWatch: Empire Magazine

5/01/01, 3:04 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer staffer Strider sends us news concerning the latest edition of Empire Magazine. Check out this wonderful quote from John Rhys-Davies. [More]

Last Alliance and Galadriel's Mirror Pics!

5/01/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Imladris has posted two more amazing pictures from LOTR.

Check out Hugo Weaving (Elrond) and some killer looking Elves at what must be the Last Alliance of Elves and Men (my personal favorite battle) and Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) doing what she does best at the Mirror of Galadriel! here and here !MAJOR SPOILERS!

Maggot image speculation

5/01/01, 12:31 pm EST - Calisuri

Some fans have written in to suggest that the close-up of a hobbit from yesterday might actually be a continuation of a shot seen in the April edition of SFX magazine. The shot from SFX shows a hobbit, possibly Farmer Maggot, being confronted by a nazgul on horseback. [image]. Yesterday's image shows a hobbit, assumed to be Farmer Maggot, staring in astonishment. [image] Could these two shots be from the same scene? The lighting, the hat and the situation seem to come together nicely.

Weekly Ebay Items

5/01/01, 9:25 am EST - Xoanon

Click on over to our shop section for all the LOTR goodies up for auction over at ebay! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

5/01/01, 9:14 am EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to see yout favorite LOTR stars on the small screen. [More]

News for Apr. 30, 2001

E!Online Updates!!

4/30/01, 10:02 pm EST - Gamgee

The wonderful entertainment site, E!online has just updated it's "Force of Hobbit" section, which is just stuffed full of grand LotR news! Curious about what Ian Holm has to say about being Bilbo Baggins? Dying to hear what is going on in preparation for Cannes? Check out all the details in this May update! [More]

South African release date.

4/30/01, 8:04 pm EST - Tehanu

The date's been confirmed thanks to Lawrence:

I have received confirmation via e-mail from one of our film distributers (Nu Metro) that the Fellowship Of The Ring will premiere in SA on 19 December coinciding with the American release!

Any Myst fans out there?

4/30/01, 7:55 pm EST - Tehanu

They're running a promotion on their new Myst sequel, Myst III, due out in May. If you download the trailer you can enter in the draw to win free tickets to LOTR. You'll get lots of free email from Ubisoft for the rest of your life, too. [More]

Note to self: Cancel all appointments for May.

LOTR Banners Now at some Theatres

4/30/01, 5:06 pm EST - Xoanon

At least up here in River City (Montreal). The local Famous Players movie complex has a really nice banner up with our favoite movie poster. It's in french and english, the french reads 'One ring to rule them all, the trilogy begins December 2001'

Exclusive: Brad Dourif Interview!

4/30/01, 3:47 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer staff member Thorongil had the chance to met up with Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue) at last month's ICON 20 convention in Stoneybrook, NY. Thorongil had the chance to find out what Brad thinks about Grima, the LOTR sets, Peter Jackson, his fellow cast members and much more! Check out this exclusive interview AND the accompaning real audio files for more! [More]

CastWatch: More Liv at CNN.com

4/30/01, 3:18 pm EST - Calisuri

Liv Tyler (Arwen) talks a little bit more about her role in LOTR in this story from CNN. Among the highlights:

"That is nice (having the films done all at once), but there's a part of me that's kind of anxious to get into another role, because 'Lord of the Rings' was so spread out for me. I didn't get that sense of working every day consistently for a period of time. And at the same time, I'm not the main character in those movies." [More]

Thanks to sk0766 for the heads up.

Hobbits! Super Spy Ciggy Returns

4/30/01, 12:26 pm EST - Calisuri

A face from the past has returned with two new images of Hobbits! !SPOILERS![More]

Bilbo and Gandalf pics!- UPDATED

4/30/01, 10:55 am EST - Xoanon

imladris has two new great pics of Gandalf and Bilbo. Check them out Here and Here !SPOILERS!

Imaldris has posted another two images. Check out the fireworks coming into Hobbiton and a very scared looking Frodo. [More] [More]

Update on Little Nicky DVD

4/30/01, 9:45 am EST - Calisuri

We reported a while ago that the LOTR trailer is available on the 'Little Nicky' DVD, but well hidden. Well, thanks to DVDeastereggs.com we have instructions on finding it. [More]

For Canadian Fans: the LOTR trailer again.

4/30/01, 5:33 am EST - Tehanu

In my city (Victoria, British Columbia),Famous Players theatres is showing the LOTR trailer AGAIN before "Memento". .. The audience was mostly older folks (25-55) and they seemed to be right "up" on the LOTR groundswell of popularity."

Thanks to Sheila for that.

New Images: Orc and Saruman

4/30/01, 1:04 am EST - Calisuri

Greenleaf over at Elostirion.com has two new pictures to start off the week. Check out a rather disgruntled looking Orc and another great shot of Saruman. [More]

News for Apr. 29, 2001

Glass Hammer Update

4/29/01, 9:09 pm EST - Tookish

Sam the Splendiferous, self-proclaimed Number One Glass Hammer Fan, told us about an update to this Tolkien-inpsired band's website. [More]

FotR Release Date for Turkey

4/29/01, 9:04 pm EST - Tookish

EmreE sends word from Turkey: "LORD OF THE RINGS Turkey Releases on 28.DEC.2001. From the Turkish distrubitor's web page..."

2001: Tolkien Odyssey

4/29/01, 2:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Pippin Skywalker sends along this great story of his adventure in what many would claim to be the REAL Middle-earth! Read his amazing tale and check out the great pics! [More]

Want to HEAR Liv Tyler SPEAK Elvish?!

4/29/01, 1:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Here it is folks, from last weeks 'Conan Obrien' Show. We have Liv Tyler (Arwen) speaking elvish! Click on the link to listen (MP3 or Real Audio). [elvish_tyler.mp3] [elvish_tyler.ra]

What does she say? Well, Ringer Fran sends in this info:

'Now my Lord, winter has not yet come. Would you before your time leave your people?'

Which I guess is spoken to Aragorn and taken from somewhere in the history of Arwen and Aragorn in the apendices.


FAN: Fan Art Update

4/29/01, 11:52 am EST - Calisuri

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I just finished adding a whole bunch of new fan art! If you want to send us some of your personal Tolkien-related artwork and get your own gallery right here at TheOneRing.net, please don't hesitate to send us an email at calisuri@theonering.net. [ Fan Art Gallery ]

Sort of New Cast Images

4/29/01, 10:26 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan unbound sent us some additional cast images of Aragorn, Grima Wormtongue, Elrond, Haldir and Gil-Galad. While they aren't exactly BRAND new, some where different then the ones I had seen before. And heck, its a weekend, we need something to hold us over! heh !SPOILERS![More]

The Price of Milk, and why you might be interested.

4/29/01, 7:41 am EST - Tehanu

John wrote in to say that Kiwi film 'The Price of MilK' has opened a run in Chicago. Why could this interest LOTR fans? [More]

"Acoustic Music for Tolkien Lovers"

4/29/01, 7:19 am EST - Tehanu

This is a list of Tolkien- related music compiled by one of the editors over at Amazon.com Interesting. Note the high rating for Johann De Meij's CD. We get regular emails telling us this is good. [More]

Media Watch: The Discovery Channel

4/29/01, 6:46 am EST - Tehanu

"The Discovery Channel has a show on about a New Zealand Adventure Race. It shows a lot of very nice scenery in New Zealand and has shown quite a bit the area where Mordor was filmed(at least it looks a lot like the pictures that you guys have). Part of the race goes through that area. You might want to take a look." Thanks to James for that!

News for Apr. 28, 2001

Get those Elven boats from another angle!

4/28/01, 11:23 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Robbit the Hobbit, we have a picture of the Elven boats casting off on the Anduin, from another angle. !SPOILERS! [Here] and [Here]

Lots 'o' Liv

4/28/01, 1:43 pm EST - Calisuri

Thanks to Ringer fans Tim and Paul for sending in the latest Liv Tyler (Arwen) media mentions. [More]

Lord of the Rings Live Chats 4/28 & 4/29

4/28/01, 3:02 am EST - Tookish

The Hall of Fire features three chat sessions this weekend as we discuss chapter six of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Old Forest. [more]

AICN Explains Jeff Wells

4/28/01, 1:10 am EST - Tookish

Harry has a go at telling us why the misguided Jeff Wells said those mean, mean things. Geeks unite! [more]

News for Apr. 27, 2001

Liv mentions LOTR over at Daily Radar.

4/27/01, 11:07 pm EST - Tehanu

Another interview with Liv Tyler [Arwen] where she talks a little bit about working on the 'Rings,' during an interview to promote her latest film.

More images from SilentMan

4/27/01, 10:25 pm EST - Tehanu

Wow! Amazing images from Silentman over at Les Seigneur des Anneaux. Get a load of that hideous face! Is this a goody from the WETA workshops? !SPOILERS [More]

Eyada.com and TheOneRing.net

4/27/01, 5:51 pm EST - Xoanon

You can catch the latest 'Lord of the Rings' update on internet radio at eyada.com. Yours truly gives the 'non-tolkien world' a small update on all the latest. Check it out this week for news on Cannes, Liv's 'Mcool's' bad reviews, and the Howard Shore score (with apologies to Tehanu and the entire NZSO, she was kidding!). Follow the link below, click on April 27 on the right side, and move the progress bar to 1 hour and 11 minutes. [More]

In Bet on Sequels, New Line Films Three 'Rings' at Once

4/27/01, 4:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Brian H sends along this news story from The Wall Street Journal.

The summer movie season may be just about to kick off, but in Hollywood, thoughts are turning to Christmas.

Christmas 2003, that is. [More]

Latest on MM3D vs Sierra

4/27/01, 1:01 pm EST - Calisuri

Gaming Havens guru DarthCaeser reports MM3D, who was suing Sierra over a breach of contract, has withdrawn their lawsuit. [More]

Liv's 'Mcool's' Released Today

4/27/01, 10:41 am EST - Xoanon

Unless you've been living in a cave, you knew about the new Liv Tyler (Arwen) film 'One Night at McCool's'. Well today the film is finally released in the US and Canada.

Liv will also be on 'Total Request Live' on MTV today, if you're unfortunate enough to get that station, check her out today.

Update Strider sends in word from overseas: Liv Tyler's One Night At McCools, which has been released for several days in the United Kingdom, has grossed a somewhat disappointing 380,000 or $545,000. Due to this, One Night At McCool's has debuted at number 6 in the charts...

GAMING: Law of the Rings

4/27/01, 10:33 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Daniel P sends along this article from the UK PC Format web update.

Sierra's much-troubled online RPG Middle earth has run into yet more problems, in what must be one of the most turbulent game developments in recent history and could easily call for a trilogy of novels of its own. [More]

More Jeff Wells: Rings Rage

4/27/01, 10:24 am EST - Xoanon

In responce to the mass amount of (hate)mail Jeff recieved in his inbox these past 2 days (and Quickbeams article no doubt), Jeff Wells has posted what can only be called a non-apology-apology for calling us 'Geeks'. Check out the article:

Hundreds of angry J.R.R. Tolkien fans stormed my e-mail inbox yesterday, throwing knives, spears, hatchets and epithets. It was all more or less over my having used the word "geeks". [More]

Liv on Conan: Liv speaks ELVISH!!!

4/27/01, 1:06 am EST - Xoanon

Liv Tyler (Arwen) was on Late Night with Conan Obrian and she mentions quite alot about LOTR. And thanks to Conan (who you should ALL love anyway) manages to get Liv to SPEAK some elvish!

She also goes on the say, in english, what it was a very good idea to shoot all three films concurrently, that it keeps everyone in character.


Thanks to Barbershop, we have a transcript of the interview. [More]

News for Apr. 26, 2001

Liv Tyler again and again... -UPDATE-

4/26/01, 2:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Suffice it to say that the marketing folks for 'One Night at Mcools' have done a great job shopping Liv Tyler (Arwen) around to every reporter in the known galaxy. [More]


You can catch Liv on 'Late Night with Conan Obrien' tonight on NBC.

Open Letter to Jeffrey Wells

4/26/01, 10:35 am EST - Quickbeam

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Greetings -- Quickbeam here.

Were you insulted by the unfair stereotypes slung at us Tolkien fans yesterday in a certain "Hollywood Confidential" column? I know I was -- and now it's payback time! Read my Open Letter to Jeffrey Wells where I let him have it with both barrels.

Much too Hasty,

OOPS! MediaWatch: Ottawa Citizen

4/26/01, 9:52 am EST - Calisuri

Once again, the print media seems to be having problems getting things right as they pertain to Tolkien and Lord of the Rings. Check out this gem from an Ottawa Citizen article on Liv Tyler.:

"The character of Arwen in The Lord of the Rings will be a far different proposition -- a genuinely romantic human being who falls in love with Ergorn. Tyler stresses that in the original Tolkien novel, the Elvin princess is only there for a couple of chapters -- but that at the end of the book there is a huge appendix dealing with her love for Ergorn." [More]
Thanks to Jincey for sending in the scoop.

News for Apr. 25, 2001

Sideshow Press Release

4/25/01, 9:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Sideshow Inc. of Westlake Village, CA has partnered with Weta Workshop of New Zealand to develop multiple lines of polystone collectibles based on the upcoming film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Weta Workshop is the Special Effects Company that created the effects for all three Lord of the Rings films. [More]

Something is afoot!

4/25/01, 8:38 pm EST - Calisuri

Barliman's head honcho Jincey spotted something rather ODD in the Moria Gate picture from Elostirion.com. !SPOILERS! [More]

The Gates of MORIA!!!!

4/25/01, 7:30 pm EST - Calisuri

Wow! Greenleaf over at http://www.elostirion.com/ has a wonderful picture of the Moria Gates. I'm sure you will join me in being utterly speechless. !!SPOILERS [More]

The discussion on the image and some small inconsistancies continues in spy reports.

Weekly Ebay Items

4/25/01, 6:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this weeks crop of LOTR goodies!!! [More]

Reel.com: Gamble of the Rings

4/25/01, 4:47 pm EST - Calisuri

Many fans have written to us today concerning the "Gamble of the Rings" article at Reel.com's 'Hollywood Confidential.' Mr. Wells, the author, is obviously not a Tolkien fan and has a rather negative slant on the film trilogy's financial prospects. He reports on the buzz within the industry and the fact that AOL-Time Warner (which owns New Line) is concerned about the box office potential. Mr. Wells is also kind enough to call us Tolkien fans 'the geek types' and 'pre-teens.' Thank you Mr. Wells. Over 100 million geeks worldwide send their regards. [More]

ps - The second image is of Christopher Lee as Saruman, not Ian McKellen as Gandalf. UPDATE: It now has been corrected to Christopher Lee is Suranam, heaven help us....

AND the first picture is Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan and NOT Sean Astin. (there is getting it wrong and getting it WRONG!!)

Hobbit Reference on 'Buffy' Last Night

4/25/01, 9:48 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer (and Buffy) fan Diane sends us this small tidbit from last night's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." [More]

GAMING: MSNBC on Sierra Suit

4/25/01, 9:32 am EST - Calisuri

MSNBC has posted an article about the pending lawsuit between Los Angeles game producer MM3D and Sierra for breach of contract. Thanks to Jeff C. for sending us the link. [More]

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