News for Aug. 26, 2001
Media Watch: Sydney Sunday Telegraph
8/26/01, 8:20 pm EST - Strider
Thought you might be interested in this little piece that appeared in the Sunday Telegraph (Sydney), in the film reviews section. Looks like the film is being noticed. This is the first time that I have seen something in the reviews section for an unopened film, and I am quite a regular reader. [More]
Tolkien On Canadian Learning Network
8/26/01, 7:06 pm EST - Strider
Channel surfing this afternoon I found a Tolkien documentary being shown on Canadian TV @ 6pm EDT (The Canadian Learning Network - Channel 440 on Bell ExpressVU satellite). Don't know yet if it will be re-broadcast.
WorldCon 2001 Programme
8/26/01, 6:08 pm EST - Strider
Ian McKellen Caricature
8/26/01, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
8/26/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
You might be interested to see a LoTR report (about 2 pages), along with previews of other upcoming films, in September's Empire magazine (UK). It has the same image of Ian McKellen as Gandalf that appeared in previous issues.
Anyone with this issue and a scanner, send it along!
Media Watch: Rolling Stone
8/26/01, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon
I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that there is a short little article in the latest Rolling Stone magazine (August 30th) about LOTR on pg. 87 under HOT BUZZ. It doesn't give any new information and it has 3 pics (the hobbits standing with swords drawn, Gandalf standing at the gates of Moria, and Galadriel kissing Frodo on the head). Nothing really new....it does mention that the movie will give Harry Potter and "hard fight for bragging rights as 2001's top adventure fantasy".
Trailer II At Filmspeed
8/26/01, 12:04 pm EST - Strider
In case folks haven't noticed, Filmspeed.com has the 2nd LotR trailer up in a 1500k mpeg4 encoded downloadable format. Looks and sounds great! Much better than the crappy Real stuff, almost DVD quality. Only thing is folks must be online to watch it as it requires a license registration.
Media Watch: The Today Show
8/26/01, 11:39 am EST - Strider
This Sunday morning on "The Today Show" there was a preview of fall movies with someone from Entertainment Weekly. They mentioned LotR: FotR, and showed parts of the trailer without sound. He said it was in competition with Harry Potter, but recognized that FotR will be more for adults than Harry Potter.
Aaliyah, 7 Others Said Killed in Crash
8/26/01, 1:02 am EST - Xoanon
Aaliyah's last few films are 'Matrix: Reloaded', with Hugo Weaving (Elrond) and 'Queen of the Damned' with Bruce Spence (Mouth of Sauron). I post this news here not just because of her connections with our 2 LOTR stars, but I also thought this young songstress had some great acting ability and was a rising star, she will be missed.
News for Aug. 25, 2001
InQuest Gamer Magazine: Issue #79
8/25/01, 2:49 pm EST - Tookish
8/25/01, 2:11 pm EST - Tookish
Liv Tyler - Pinup Queen?
8/25/01, 9:24 am EST - Strider
Bored? Short of laughs?
8/25/01, 8:39 am EST - Tehanu
SHOP: Decipher LOTR Wrapper
8/25/01, 1:04 am EST - Xoanon
Boyd Talks Hobbits
8/25/01, 12:48 am EST - Xoanon
News for Aug. 24, 2001
Hall of Fire Chats for August 25th and 26th
8/24/01, 7:11 pm EST - Strider
Cannes Footage Screened in LA?!
8/24/01, 4:11 pm EST - Xoanon
Many of you have asked to see The Lord of the Rings footage that New Line previewed in Cannes a few months ago. The special print will be back in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 5th. New Line will host three screenings of the Cannes footage at 11 AM, 3 PM and 5 PM in our Screening Room...We look forward to sharing the footage with you and answering any questions you may have about The Lord of the Rings trilogy or our upcoming films, Life As A House, Bones and I Am Sam (working title).
Any folks out there who will be attending this screening should drop me a line!
Media Watch: VG Newspaper
8/24/01, 2:38 pm EST - Strider
Tolkien and Christianity II - I recant
8/24/01, 1:09 am EST - Tehanu
SHOP: WETA/Sideshowtoys Series III
8/24/01, 1:09 am EST - Xoanon
News for Aug. 23, 2001
Astin's 'Goonies' on DVD!
8/23/01, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon
Xoanon here: Gooooooonies!!! Awww yeah! I'm so getting my DVD fixed and getting this golden oldie!
Designer dressing for Orcs
8/23/01, 9:49 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Louise for the tip!
Internet piracy spreads from music to books
8/23/01, 9:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to DP for the tip!
Lord of the Rings Video At Millenium Philcon
8/23/01, 9:25 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Robert for the tip.
Wanna See some WITCHKING Armor and rings!?!!?!
8/23/01, 3:01 pm EST - Xoanon
Decipher Press Release
8/23/01, 12:22 pm EST - Xoanon
(NORFOLK, Va., August 23, 2001) Decipher announces plans today for its captivating trading card game based on the epic adventure trilogy The Lord of the Rings. [More]
8/23/01, 12:15 pm EST - Xoanon
Sunday, Sept 9th
7:30 pm Welcome to Middle Earth: A Look Behind the Scenes of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. [More]
Koontz likes Tolkien
8/23/01, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon
As well as being a LOTR fan I am also a big Dean Koontz fan. I just read one of his books called "False Memories". It's not a new book but it was new to me. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found the entire book littered with references to LOTR.
The main character is a video game designer who is programming a game on Tolkien. Throughout her harrowing adventure she frequently refers to the baddies as Orcs, the tower that the main villain lives in is compared to Cirith Ungol. When walking down a hall she compares herself to Frodo walking to Mordor where "death awaits".
Regal retreats from New York
8/23/01, 12:03 pm EST - Xoanon
NEW YORK (Variety) - Ailing Regal Cinemas, the nation's largest movie exhibitor, has pulled out of the New York market into which it had entered with much fanare a year ago. [More]
Thanks to Storm for the tip!
SHOP: The Dwarven Forge
8/23/01, 12:00 pm EST - Xoanon
Help STOP the Pan-and-Scan of LOTR
8/23/01, 3:43 am EST - Quickbeam
News for Aug. 22, 2001
Movies, Marketing and kids....
8/22/01, 8:35 pm EST - Tehanu
8/22/01, 8:25 pm EST - Calisuri
Just browsing over at Amazon, where I always check out were our fav writer sits on the top sellers list. Surprise, surprise: JRRT has the no 6, 11, 15, 16 and 25 top seller spots.
Check out the entire list.[Top Selling Literature & Fiction]
Games Workshop Updates
8/22/01, 4:53 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR Discussions at the BPR
8/22/01, 4:50 pm EST - Xoanon
The Boston Public Library (Allston Branch) is having some LOTR discussions.
Lord of the Rings Book Discussion -- Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A book discussion group devoted to J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy series. Sept. 5, The Hobbit. Oct. 3, The Fellowship of the Ring. Nov. 7, The Two Towers. Dec. 5, The Return of the King. Preregistration required. Moderator: Andy Schmidt, adults' librarian. [More]
Christopher Lee Likes CLONES
8/22/01, 3:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Veteran actor gives his impression of the second film's title. Christopher Lee (Saruman) has now given his opinion on the title STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES... and it's definitely different than Ewan McGregor. [More]
SHOP: United Cutlery
8/22/01, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon
Tolkien Mania, Tolkien's hobbits still charming readers after more than half a century
8/22/01, 12:10 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Extreme Collectors Magazine
8/22/01, 11:53 am EST - Xoanon
Attack of the 60 Foot Hobbit!
8/22/01, 11:11 am EST - Xoanon
I can only imagine what it's like seeing your entire upper body on the side of a 6 story building...I'd be so worried about pigeons...Elijah's mom, drop me a line!.
Thanks to Keith and the folks at McKellen.com for the pic!
The Council of Elrond, a closer look
8/22/01, 11:01 am EST - Xoanon
'From Hell' Shown at TIFF
8/22/01, 10:53 am EST - Xoanon
News for Aug. 21, 2001
TheOneRing.net sponsorship updates.
8/21/01, 10:01 pm EST - Tehanu
GAMING: Report on Decipher's showing at GenCon
8/21/01, 5:42 pm EST - Xoanon
"I attended Gen Con in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 2-5. This was my fourth Gen Con. I usually spend most of my time at the Star Wars-related events. This year, I was looking hard for anything LOTR-related." [More]
Statue Of Tolkien To be Erected In Birmingham
8/21/01, 3:55 pm EST - Strider
That One's For The Gaffer!
8/21/01, 3:10 pm EST - Strider
SHOP: New Mithril Minis
8/21/01, 11:20 am EST - Xoanon
Council of Elrond Change?
8/21/01, 11:02 am EST - Xoanon
Sources tell me Bilbo wasn't present when they were shooting the Council scenes... [More]
8/21/01, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Two sets of designs are in for the upcoming first film in the trilogy. These images will be used on promotional items such as posters, T-Shirts, lobby cards, billboards, postcards, etc. later in the year but there's a catch - they'll only be used internationally, domestic promo items will have entirely different graphics. [Here I] [Here II]
Tolkien Special On BBC Late Autumn
8/21/01, 5:39 am EST - Strider
BBC2 in England sometime in the Autumn (Fall) are showing a profile of JRR Tolkien. The programme will apparently include rare interview footage with the great man himself. One can only speculate that there may be some extracts from the film? Lets hope!
Green Books are Finally Here!
8/21/01, 5:04 am EST - Quickbeam
Green Books continues to be the most diverse and dynamic online Tolkien magazine on the web. Come explore the WORDS and WORLDS of Tolkien!
Much too hasty,
SHOP: Big Movie Tie-in Covers
8/21/01, 1:25 am EST - Calisuri
FAN: Tolkien Reading Groups
8/21/01, 12:47 am EST - Calisuri
News for Aug. 20, 2001
Hobbiton Comes Alive
8/20/01, 10:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Daily Telegraph
8/20/01, 6:57 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Wandmaker for the heads-up.
LOTR and Christianity over at HollywoodJesus.com
8/20/01, 6:41 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to James C. for the tip!
AICN Clarifies Locking The Print
8/20/01, 4:35 pm EST - Strider
John Howe at FantasyFestival
8/20/01, 2:43 pm EST - Xoanon
I read in the swedish newspaper dagen snyheter that John Howe the Tolkien artist will visit the FantasyFestival in Stockholm on Saturday. [More] (Swedish link)
GAMING: Steven Long talks RPG Games
8/20/01, 2:41 pm EST - Xoanon
I had a chance to sit down with Steven Long, from Decipher Games about their upcoming RPG. Middle Earth
Vault: How would you describe the RPG to the average gamer, and what are some of your goals for the project?
Steve: I think that the average gamer - one who has played Dungeons & Dragons, but probably not many other games - will find this game as easy to understand and use, if not easier, than other rules systems he's used to. [More]
Access Hollywood to talk LOTR
8/20/01, 2:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Access Hollywood is doing a feature on the blockbuster movies coming out in the rest of this year. I have a feeling FotR constitutes a blockbuster movie coming out this year. The feature is on Wednesday, Aug 22.
LOTR Extra Talks LOTR
8/20/01, 2:37 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
John Noble's Birthday!
8/20/01, 10:38 am EST - Xoanon
SHOP: Bakshi's LOTR at Wal-Mart
8/20/01, 10:31 am EST - Xoanon
WizardWorld: Nothing New
8/20/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon
The Today show talks LOTR
8/20/01, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon
Unsurprisingly, he answered that [the holiday season] would be "neck and neck" between LOTR and Harry Potter. While he was talking about it, they showed some of the LOTR trailer with out sound.
Hobbit Stage Play
8/20/01, 10:17 am EST - Xoanon
Our web-site for The Hobbit (and our two other 2001 plays) is www.atf.ns.ca.
There are six performances remaining before 2 Sept. I urge all LOTR fans in the Maritimes (and further afield) to see this precursor to the trilogy. From the seed of "The Hobbit" grew the great tree of LOTR.
Hobbit Movie Matte Painting
8/20/01, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon