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News for Oct. 13, 2007

AME Exhibition Helm's Deep Model - The Making Of

10/13/07, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

AME Exhibition Helm's Deep Model - The Making Of James writes: Hello there! It's been over three weeks since the AME Exhibition in Malta showcased, for the last time, its vast collection of models, including the massive Helm's Deep Model. The AME website has just been updated with a photo gallery containing a large number of photos of the model. Also, an article on 'The Making of' has also been written and posted. Follow this link to learn how this impressive diorama was built from scratch, complete with all the necessary figures to recreating the intense battle scene in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'.

AME Exhibition Helm's Deep Model - The Making Of

LOTR Toys of the Decade

10/13/07, 1:02 pm EST - Xoanon

LOTR Toys of the Decadestormcrow20 writes: I thought you guys might be interested in this cool tidbit. "Rings" figures make Toyfare magazine's list of 100 best toys of the decade. Four LotR toys made the list:

94. Minimates Gandalf the White
47. Toy Biz Helm’s Deep Legolas
14. NECA Epic Scale Balrog
3. Toy Biz Sauron

LOTR Toys of the Decade

Orlando Bloom in minor car crash in LA

10/13/07, 12:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Bloom in minor car crash in LA LOS ANGELES (AP) — Orlando Bloom was involved in a minor car crash on a Hollywood street early Friday morning, police said. Witnesses told police the Pirates of the Caribbean star was driving alone on Fountain Avenue when another vehicle cut him off and he hit a parked car, said Officer Ana Aguirre. Bloom, 30, wasn't injured and filed a report with police, Aguirre said. "No alcohol was involved, and he wasn't speeding," Aguirre said. There was minor damage to his car and the parked car, she said.

Bloom in minor car crash in LA

Hobbit-spotting on Travel Show

10/13/07, 12:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Chocolate Fish Cafe to Close? Ringer Spy Michelf writes: The October 6 edition of the public radio program "Travels with Rick Steves" featured New Zealand in its first half hour. The first 6 minutes include a discussion of "hobbit-spotting"--finding LOTR movie sites in NZ. Here is the link. Scroll down to the Oct. 6 "South of the Border" show and click on "Listen to entire show".

Hobbit-spotting on Travel Show

News for Oct. 11, 2007

¿Habla ese orc español?

10/11/07, 8:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Leandro writes: Elfenomeno.com (the Spanish member of TheOneRing.net Community), in its eighth anniversary, is proud to announce the Spanish version of the Map of Middle-Earth with Google Maps technology. Using the Google Maps API, the map of Middle-Earth drawn by Christopher Tolkien and the power of the "Fenopaedia" (Elfenomeno online encyclopedia), now you can travel from Hobbiton to Mordor, from Rivendel to Erebor, with a simple click of your mouse. Take a look and...Happy Birthday, Elfenomeno!

¿Habla ese orc español?

France LOTR Concerts NOT Cancelled?

10/11/07, 8:34 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer Arwen writes: Hello from my mom's computer in France. The Howard Shore concerts in Paris are not canceled, they are rescheduled to June-July 2008 to coincide with the premiere of his opera 'The Fly'.

The Complete ROTK Score Tracklisting!

10/11/07, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon

The Complete ROTK Score Tracklisting! Magpie writes: The track titles at Amazon.de for the CR-ROTK are now listed. At this moment, I can't find track titles at any other site (Barnes & Noble, Soundtrack.net, or Moviemusic.com).

The Complete ROTK Score Tracklisting!

News for Oct. 10, 2007

Lynne on The Hobbit - 'There’s more than hope'

10/10/07, 11:32 am EST - Celeborn

Huge news from MTV today folks concering the future of 'The Hobbit.' We don't want to steal their thunder, so check out the video and jump on over to the MTV movie blog for the encouraging details!

MTV Movie Blog Discuss

News for Oct. 09, 2007

Peter Jackson Wanted for the Deathly Hallows

10/09/07, 3:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Jackson Wanted for the Deathly Hallows Kevin Johns, (Cult)u're Magazine Cinema Editor, writes: Over at www.culturemagazine.ca we've started a campaign called "Peter Jackson for The Hallows!". Under whelmed with the quality of the last Harry Potter film, we have decided that no one other than Peter Jackson has the skills necessary to make Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the film it deserves to be.

Jackson Wanted for the Deathly Hallows Discuss

Trilogy Screening in Michigan

10/09/07, 2:32 pm EST - Xoanon

The Academy Award winning trio of films known as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is making their way back to the big screen. We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 21, 2007 for this one-day event which will include all three movies, a costume contest, give-aways, and discounted concessions!

Trilogy Screening in Michigan

New Line Lawsuit Summary

10/09/07, 2:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Kristin Thompson & Rick Porras Booksigning TOMORROW Kristin Thompson, author of The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood, writes: I've got a long new entry on my 'Frodo Franchise' blog trying to summarize all the recent articles and interviews about the New Line lawsuit and the prospects of PJ directing (or at least producing) The Hobbit. They don’t contain a lot of actual news, but I try to sift out what little there is.

New Line Lawsuit Summary

Creatures of Middle-earth: Salamanders

10/09/07, 2:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Chocolate Fish Cafe to Close?
Vanessa "Saffron" Price, Online Community Representative for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, writes: Also called “Efts” by the most learned of Scholars, Salamanders are fearsome creatures with a fiery breath and a lust for treasure. Salamanders are found in out-of-the-way places like the region of Evendim, and “out of the way” is just what the unprepared adventurer should get when faced with one of these descendants from dragon-kind!

Creatures of Middle-earth: Salamanders
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