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12-30-01: LotR Earns $37.35
Million in 2nd Week (Box Office Mojo)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring earned an
estimated $37.35 million in its second weekend, down a reasonable 21% from its $47.21...
12-30-01: Success Turns
Embassy Into Shrine (The Evening Post)
Interest in the first installment of Jackson's $650 million The
Lord Of The Rings trilogy has been phenomenal, with people regarding the Embassy as...
Grand Opening of LotR Online (TolkienMovies.com)
My friend Jeff of RingFan.com webmaster fame has opened a new
site called LotR Online, which features web hosting and message board services!
12-28-01: Play the LotR
vs. Potter Flash Game (MadBlast.com)
Hurl copies of LotR at an airborne Harry Potter in an attempt to
dethrone him in this entertaining (and addictive) Flash game! Great stuff, check it out.
12-28-01: Lord of the Rings
Total at $94 Million (Box Office Mojo)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ruled them all
at the weekend box office, drawing $66.1 million over the Friday-Tuesday period and...
12-28-01: Download the LotR
Winamp Skin (TolkienMovies.com)
Peter B. has created a LotR Winamp skin. You can download it
12-28-01: Jackson Takes Stand
on Two Towers (The Evening Post)
The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson is uneasy about the
title of the second film in the trilogy but won't change it. The Two Towers will be...
12-28-01: Some Hobbits Were
Here All Along (The Dominion)
The identification of three species of "hobbit-like"
crustacean more than 20 years ago is being held up as proof that, contrary to the claims
12-26-01: The Skinny on the Fellowship (Skinema)
After decades of enjoying J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the
Rings" books in print, fans can now appreciate a live action film version. The first
Uneasy Over Title of Next 'Rings' (Chicago Sun-Times)
It's time to ring in the next adventure. Yes, we have the
secrets of the sequel to this weekend's box office champ "The Lord of the Rings:
Reactions (The Boston Globe)
It's just past midnight at Loews Boston Common, and some 1,200
people rush for seats in one of four sold-out theaters screening ''The Lord of the...
12-24-01: 101 Observations
from FotR (IGN FilmForce)
Yesterday, I asked those fans who had already seen the
Fellowship of the Rings film to write in describing special things they caught...
12-24-01: Director Sees More
'Rings' Changes (Yahoo! News)
Defying the wrath of purists, Lord of the Rings director Peter
Jackson has made changes to the original scripts of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels in...
12-24-01: Rings Forges Box
Office Gold (The Evening Post)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring is a global
smash hit, already pulling in more than $320 million at cinemas around the...
12-23-01: First FotR Bloopers
Page Surfaces (TolkienMovies.com)
We all knew it would be inevitable. The first FotR bloopers web
site has finally surfaced. I was already noticing blooper reports here on our local...
12-23-01: LotR Wireless Site
Goes Live (TolkienMovies.com)
Tom Dellecave e-mailed me a few days ago with news that AOL has
been working with New Line Cinema to create a web site for fans who want...
12-23-01: FotR Draws $17
Million Saturday (Box Office Mojo)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ruled them all
at the weekend box office, drawing an estimated $45.3 million over the Friday-Sunday...
12-23-01: Rings Couple to Get
the Key to Wellington (The Dominion)
The Lord of the Rings partners Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
would be honoured with the key to the city of Wellington, Mayor Kerry...
12-22-01: New Tolkien
Crossword Puzzle (TolkienMovies.com)
Need something to do to help you start blowing time until The
Two Towers? Start with this Tolkien crossword puzzle! Special thanks to Kelly for...
12-22-01: Houghton Mifflin
Library Video Posted (TolkienMovies.com)
If you're interested, the video from Houghton Mifflin that
played in certain libraries across the United States on November 8th of this year is
12-22-01: FotR Draws $14.3
Million Friday (Box Office Mojo)
The Lord of the Rings drew in an estimated $14.3 million on
Friday, keeping it on course to do around $65 million for the five-day weekend and over...
12-22-01: Rings Storms Into
The power of the ring may include the power to make box office
records disappear - not to mention change movie-mogul attitudes about the...
12-22-01: A Special Start to
Day for Lucky People (Manawatu Standard)
It began with the forging of the rings and sweeping views of
moody New Zealand countryside. There were 119 lucky people at the Manawatu premiere...
12-22-01: Focus on Capital in
Wake of Rings (The Evening Post)
Cameras from around the world could be turning their focus on
Wellington in the next few months, with production companies making dozens of...
12-21-01: Rings Tops IMDB's Top 250 List (TolkienMovies.com)
FotR has been voted #1 by IMDB's visitors. It appears at the
very top of IMDB's top 250 list, ahead of films like Schindler's List and Star
Wars. Oh yes!
12-21-01: Rings Good News Gets
Better (The Dominion)
Director Peter Jackson's movie The Fellowship of the Rings has
scored four Golden Globe nominations and smashed box office records. Jackson...
12-21-01: Orc Finds Pot of
Gold (The Evening Post)
A New Zealand extra in The Lord Of The Rings has boasted to a
British tabloid newspaper how he and others smoked cannabis every day during...
12-21-01: Rings Up for Four
Golden Globes (Reuters)
The first instalment of New Zealand director Peter Jackson's
Lord of the Rings trilogy has been nominated in four categories in the Golden Globe...
12-21-01: Jackson Comfirms
Changes (The Dominion)
The Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson confirmed
yesterday that "one or two" liberties would be taken with J R R Tolkien's script
in the second...
12-21-01: Warrior Elf Bloom
Steals Hearts of Fans (The Dominion)
How 24-year-old Briton Orlando Bloom became a heart-throb before
ever appearing in a major movie is a mystery, even to him. Bloom, the lithe...
12-21-01: Wraiths Top the
Terror Stakes (NZPA)
There's no doubt about it, the actors who play the hobbits in
The Lord of the Rings say - the Ring Wraiths are the scariest creatures in the film.
12-21-01: Sellouts Mark First
Day of Rings Saga (Hollywood Reporter)
The midweek, day-and-date, virtually global opening of "The
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings" is giving off "fantastic"
vibes, New Line...
Editor Reviews FotR (TolkienMovies.com)
All I can say is that Jackson did it. What a superb film! I
thought the wait for The Two Towers would be bearable after the past 4 years, but
the excellence of...
12-20-01: The Movie of the Year (Salon.com)
The most heartbreaking thing about faithful moviegoing is that
awe, beauty and excitement, three of the things we go to the movies for, are the very
12-20-01: FotR Grosses $18.2 Million Wednesday (Box
New Line Cinema has reported an estimated
opening day gross of $18.2M for its fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the
12-20-01: Tolkien's 'Rings' Teems
w/Spiritual Undertones (JS Online)
J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," an epic
fantasy that has sold more than 100 million books and will debut as a highly promoted
12-20-01: FotR Tops List of Golden Globe Nominees (Yahoo! News)
Dramas "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' and
"A Beautiful Mind'' made the list of nominees for best dramatic film for the 59th
12-19-01: FotR Reviews Online (TolkienMovies.com)
An excellent source for reviews of "The Fellowship of the
Ring." Contains dozens of reviews from every nook and cranny of the Internet. Worth a
12-19-01: My Review of 'The
Fellowship of the Ring' (TolkienMovies.com)
Ah, yes! It's finally here! I know you've been waiting to read
my review for 4+ years... uh, well, maybe not, but take a peek anyway! :-)
12-18-01: This Is the Real
Thing, Folks (TolkienMovies.com)
Well, this is it! In less than 24 hours, I will be sitting in a
darkened theater, watching the words "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the
12-18-01: Guess LotR's Gross and Win Something (TolkienMovies.com)
The web site "Lee's Movie Info" is sponsoring a
contest in which you try to guess the weekend gross of LotR and you can win a DVD of your
12-18-01: Jasmine Watson's Web Site Finished (TolkienMovies.com)
Jasmine Watson, who designed and created jewellry for the LotR
films, recently had her web site completed! Stop by to check out samples of her work.
12-18-01: The NY Times' Tolkien Archives Page (TolkienMovies.com)
The New York Times has gotten in on the LotR news site scene
with a page of their own featuring interesting articles and photos. Check it out!
12-17-01: Elijah Wood Talks
About His AOTC Set Visit (TheForce.net)
Sompeetalay sends us this excerpt from a Belgian magazine called
Humo, where Elijah Wood talks more about the visit the Lord of the Rings...
12-17-01: Wellywood Turns On
Glitz, Glamour (The Evening Post)
Hollywood's glitz and glamour hits Wellington
tomorrow for the New Zealand-Australia premiere of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship...
12-17-01: US Visitors in the
Thick of Middle Earth Fanfare (The Dominion)
As Wellington was renamed "Middle
Earth" to herald the week of The Lord of the Rings fanfare and to pay tribute to
director Peter Jackson...
12-17-01: Wellington Becomes
Middle Earth (The Evening Post)
Wellingtonians woke up in Middle Earth this
morning as the Capital declared itself the centre of the cinematic universe in preparation
12-17-01: Star Wars Fans Plead
for Peter Jackson (The Evening Post)
May the Peter Jackson be with you! Fans of The
Lord Of The Rings trilogy are already pushing for the Miramar-based director to take over
12-17-01: Battle Lines Drawn
Over Tolkien's Middle Earth (Sunday Star Times)
Elijah Wood - the American who plays the
hobbit, Frodo, in The Lord of the Rings - may think he found "Middle Earth" in
New Zealand but a battle...
12-17-01: Short People, Big
Picture (Waikato Times)
Matamata woman Grace Hastie was reminded
recently of the magical power of The Lord of Rings. A couple of months ago, the
78-year-old who played...
12-17-01: No 'Ring' Deal Rules
Them All (MSNBC)
Lord of the Rings fans face a
decision. Should they buy the Rings jigsaw puzzles with scenes from the coming
movie? Or the puzzle that springs...
12-17-01: The New York Premiere
I am probably not the ideal person to review Peter
Jacksons Fellowship of the Ring. As someone who deals with Tolkiens
works on an almost daily...
12-17-01: LotR Well Worth the Journey
"Lord of the Rings" will be the next "Star
Wars." That's not a prediction. That's a fact. And it's coming from a person who has
never read any of the [books]...
12-16-01: The Tolkien Trail's FotR Review (The
I had the opportunity to go to the North American premiere of
the most anticipated film of all time. The excitement was palpable sitting in the...
12-15-01: Excerpt from
'Meditations on Middle Earth' (TolkienMovies.com)
Since I had three children, I've read Tolkien's trilogy aloud
three times. It's a wonderful book to read aloud or (consensus by the children) listen to.
12-15-01: Join the Ring Quest
on Dec. 19th (Electric Artists)
Participate in helping turn the WWW into one ring on Dec.
19th...and while you're at it, have a chance to win a LOTR special prize pack.
12-15-01: Lord of the Rings
Viewing at Stonyhurst (TolkienMovies.com)
The children from St. Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst thoroughly enjoyed
their 'preview' of 'The Lord of the Ring:Fellowship of the Ring' on Monday at Leicester...
12-15-01: Come On Bilbo, Give
Us a Clue (The Times)
Are the Bagginses secretly just a family of
puny Lancastrians? Suddenly everyone is clambering onto the Lord of the Rings
12-15-01: National Geographic
Presents LotR Special (National Geographic)
National Geographic EXPLORER embarks on an extraordinary journey
to the far corners of the globe and back into time to explore the impact of cultural...
12-14-01: Epic Challenge for
For Canadian composer Howard Shore, it has
been the movie challenge of a lifetime writing the nine-hour score for the Lord of
the Rings trilogy.
12-14-01: Harry's FotR Review (Ain't
It Cool News)
It is everything I ever hoped it would or could be. Have you
noticed a curious little habit in the reviews weve been seeing online from movie
12-14-01: Moriarty's FotR Review (Ain't
It Cool News)
I cannot stress this strongly enough: do not see this movie. If
you do, it will ruin you for everything else. Films you've seen before, films you're
waiting to see...
Turk Goes to Middle Earth (TolkienMovies.com)
I first read Lord of the Rings on holiday in 1979. I made the
mistake of taking out only the first two volumes from the library, thinking that 6-700
12-14-01: Movie Figures a
Rings Sideshow (The Dominion)
When everyone who ever wanted to has seen The
Lord of the Rings, Wellington special effects company Weta Workshop hopes to continue
12-14-01: Lord of the Rings
Film Faces Tolkien Fans (Reuters)
Most filmmakers only have to contend with
professional critics. Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will face
millions of long-time...
12-14-01: It's Hotter Than
Potter, Say Critics (The Evening Post)
British critics were talking multiple Oscars
for Peter Jackson's opening Lord Of The Rings movie after yesterday's premiere in London,
with rave reviews...
12-14-01: Rings One of 10 Best
Movies of All Time (NZPA)
The Lord of the Rings is not even on public
display, yet British newspaper The Sun today hailed it as one of 10 films that changed
12-14-01: Jackson Lauded at
Rings Premiere (The Evening Post)
The trademark shorts stayed in the wardrobe as
Wellington film maker Peter Jackson arrived for the biggest day of his life in London
today - the world...
12-14-01: Tattoos and
Friendship Link Rings Cast (Reuters)
The cast reunited at the premiere of the
fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings had two things in common - they all had tattoos and all
Geographic's LotR Special (TolkienMovies.com)
Straight to my mailbox from kindhearted Emily at National
Geographic TV, here's the scoop on their upcoming Lord of the Rings special.
12-14-01: The Lord of the
Rings Update #6 (TolkienMovies.com)
Here's the latest from the official LotR
newsletter: Pre-Sale The Lord of the Ring Movie
Tickets are On Sale NOW!Tickets also available for SPECIAL...
12-14-01: More Fantastic Film
Three more clips from FotR have been added to
our media area, including
the Buckleberry Ferry chase sequence, Frodo and Gandalf, etc.
12-12-01: Review of The
Fellowship of the Ring (MovieHeadlines.net)
Based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novel, The Fellowship of the
Ring is the first in a trilogy of films. Middle Earth is a world inhabited by humans,
12-12-01: FotR vs. Star Wars: Episode I
Scott here! This past Thursday (December 6, 2001) I got the
chance to view "The Lord of The Rings - The Fellowship of The Ring". Star Wars
12-12-01: Elijah Wood Interview
on Regis (TolkienMovies.com)
Elijah appears to be hitting all of the major
television shows today. First, he did an interview with Good Morning America. After that,
I was pleased to...
12-12-01: New FotR TV Trailers/Spots (TolkienMovies.com)
I don't know exactly what they contain because
I haven't downloaded them myself yet, but here are a couple of new FotR television
12-12-01: Five Clips from the Sci-Fi
FotR Special (TheOneRing.net)
A number of interesting FotR clips
accompanied the Sci-Fi channel's FotR special the other evening. You can download some at
12-12-01: Wood Appears on
Good Morning America (TLOTR.com)
Elijah was on the GMA show this morning,
accompanied by another clip from Fellowship. You can download an AVI of the
12-11-01: Spanish Site Hosts New LotR Clips (TolkienMovies.com)
Spanish site Terra has posted a
couple of brand new clips from Fellowship in RealVideo format on their site.
These are really awesome
12-11-01: They're Partying
With Our Products Over There (The Evening Post)
New Zealand's finest products were on show
today in London at the glittering world premiere of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship
Of The Ring.
12-11-01: Lord of the Rings
Premieres in London (NZPA)
New Zealand film director Peter Jackson has
been greeted warmly by movie fans at the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings at
12-11-01: The Man, the
Movie... the Manuscripts (The British Library)
A different side to the creator of Middle-Earth was revealed
today, as J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts and printed editions went on display. They were...
12-11-01: Tolkien Fellowship
Splits Over Rings Film (The Times)
Christopher Tolkien, son of the Lord of the
Rings author and protector of his fathers heritage, yesterday distanced himself
from the much-awaited...
12-10-01: London Hit by Word
of Rings (The Evening Post)
Hype in Britain is reaching Harry Potter-like
proportions for tomorrow's world premiere of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The
12-10-01: Tolkien 'Would Have
Hated Film' (Reuters)
Lord of the Rings creator JRR Tolkien would
have hated the forthcoming Hollywood adaptation of his magical story, but millions of
12-10-01: Film Won't Do
Justice to 'Rings' (Yahoo! News)
The son of J.R.R. Tolkien says the forthcoming Hollywood
adaptation of his father's classic ``The Lord of the Rings'' will not do justice to the
12-10-01: TolkienMovies.com Ranked #2 by
Brits (BBC Online)
Brits must like this site! TM.com scores a #2 ranking on BBC's
list of the top 10 LotR movie sites on the web, just a smidgen behind TheOneRing.net.
12-10-01: Start or Join a Movie Line Party (TheOneRing.net)
TheOneRing.net has movie line party area up in which you can
start or join a movie line party in your area! Type in your zip code to find one near you.
12-10-01: Birmingham Gets In on LotR Buzz (Virtual
A web site about the town of Birmingham is getting in on the
LotR buzz with this tour of some of the buildings and scenery that Tolkien frequented.
12-10-01: Lord of the Rings Production
Notes (The Compleat Sean Bean)
J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterpiece The Lord of the Rings has
influenced generations of readers worldwide and continues to captivate new fans...
Cast Interviews (MSN Entertainment)
Read interviews with Elijah Wood (Frodo), Liv Tyler (Arwen), Sir
Ian McKellen (Gandalf), and Peter Jackson himself at MSN's web site. Great stuff!
12-08-01: Entertainment Weekly
Gives FotR an 'A' (TolkienMovies.com)
Joe from The Land of Shadow sends word that Entertainment
Weekly's magazine gave FotR an "A" rating. In addition, film critic Liza...
12-08-01: New TV Spot During
WWF Smackdown (TolkienMovies.com)
I apologize for this being 48 hours old, but here's why: Being
extremely busy, I videotape my TV shows and watch them days later. Well, after months...
12-08-01: Chris Tolkien Tells
World to Read the Books (E! Online)
The son of J.R.R. Tolkien telling London newspapers that
Hollywood's upcoming adaptation of his father's classic The Lord of the Rings will
12-08-01: Lord of the Rings
Tickets On Sale Now (The Official Movie Site)
The latest e-mail from the folks at New Line contained the
following URLs where you can purchase LotR tickets in advance. There was also some info...
of The Fellowship of the Ring (Hear/Say)
To many, J.R.R.
Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings is the greatest achievement in the
history of fantasy writing. For plenty of others, it's...
12-07-01: Invited to New York
Benefit Screening (TolkienMovies.com)
The story of my life lately. I received the news from New Line
yesterday that I could attend a New York benefit screening of The Fellowship of the...
12-07-01: Sev Publishes Strip Commemorating LotR
John at Sev.com.au has published a Sunday-style LotR comic in
anticipation of FotR's release on the 19th. Stop by his site to submit a punchline!
12-07-01: LotR Bust and Statue
Giveaway (N-Zone Magazine)
N-Zone is giving away Lord of the Rings busts and
statues in a contest that they are currently running. Stop by to enter! No purchase
12-07-01: Frodo's Holiday Fun
Time Sing-Song Hour (Modern Humorist)
Long spoken of in hushed tones by geeks, network executives and
elves, NBC's 1972 "Lord of the Rings" holiday special has been rediscovered, and
12-06-01: LotR Leaps from ME
to Cyberspace (The Official Movie Site)
America Online today announced the launch of the Lord of The
Rings "Search for the Ring Sweepstakes," an interactive sweepstakes that brings...
12-06-01: Lord of the Rings
Update #5 (TolkienMovies.com)
Just a sample of the latest from the official newsletter: Pre-Sale The Lord of the Ring Movie Tickets are On Sale NOW!
and Aragorn Screensaver. New...
12-06-01: Sean Bean, Man of
Steel (The Independent)
But what's causing most excitement right now is the Christmas
release of The Fellow-ship of the Ring. Directed by Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures...
12-06-01: Rings Has Brit Eyes
on NZ (NZPA)
New Zealand tourism and filmmaking is set to
profit as Britain goes on The Lord of the Rings alert. With the first part of New Zealand
12-06-01: Review of The Fellowship of the
Ring (Jiminy Critic)
Though countless millions of readers have been almost pathetically susceptible to
the pretensions of J. R. R. Tolkiens great tome The Lord of the Rings...
12-05-01: FotR Review from Norway (Ain't
It Cool News)
Warning: Strong Language!! First of all: calm the heck
down, people. This is just a movie, made by mere mortal men. It's a good movie. Of course
12-05-01: Tolkien on Homeland
Defense (The American Prospect)
In a 1954 effusion about his friend J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord
of the Rings, C.S. Lewis had this to say: Almost the central theme of the book is the...
12-05-01: Rings 'Premieres' in
Palmerston North (Manawatu Evening Standard)
The long-awaited film Lord of the Rings, was
stealthily delivered to Palmerston North last Thursday - but only three people were lucky
enough to be...
12-05-01: Jackson Named
Wellingtonian of the Year (The Evening Post)
The man who made Wellington the home of The
Lord Of The Rings was last night named 2001 Wellingtonian Of The Year. Peter Jackson
12-05-01: Rings Strikes Chord
with Hollywood Trades (The Evening Post)
So far, so good for Peter Jackson. Hollywood's
two most influential entertainment trade magazines - Variety and the Hollywood Reporter...
12-04-01: The Land of the
Rings (Chicago Tribune)
Frodo Baggins wanted to destroy a ring, and it took him three
books to do it. Director Peter Jackson just wanted to film the trilogy of books about...
12-04-01: Jackson to Put Bare
Foot Forward at Premieres (The Evening Post)
Peter Jackson may wear a black tie to the
premieres of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - just don't expect him to
put on trousers...
12-04-01: Rings Diehards Say
It's Worth the Wait (The Evening Post)
Despite a long, cold night on a Wellington
footpath, recent school leavers Alex Rider, Milly Goldberg and Joel Humphreys agreed the
12-04-01: Govt Announces Plans
to Cash In on Rings (NZPA)
The Government has announced initiatives
costing $875,000 to maximise the benefits for New Zealand from the release of the Lord of
the Rings movies.
12-04-01: An Orc Talks (Manawatu
Evan Nattrass is used to wearing armour in
public. But as a Lord of the Rings extra, he hit the big time. Ewan Sargent reports. From
12-04-01: There and Back Again
(Manawatu Evening Standard)
How cool is owning The Lord of the Rings
trilogy personally autographed to you by JRR Tolkien? These days, very. Ewan Sargent
reports.There it sits...
12-04-01: Newsweek Heaps
Praise on Jackson (The Evening Post)
Film director Peter Jackson can breathe easy
for now - the first review of The Fellowship Of The Ring is out and it's enough to make us
all wish we...
12-04-01: Official FotR Stamps
Issued in New Zealand (TolkienMovies.com)
"I work for New Zealand Post and we have
issued what I consider to be a wonderful tribute to the film 'The Fellowship of The Ring'.
A range of..."
12-04-01: Joram's Fellowship of the Ring Review
I saw the film last night and knew I needed a night to sleep on it. I wanted to let
the film settle with me before I sat down to give you all of my thoughts.
12-03-01: A 'Ring' to Rule the Screen (Newsweek)
First, let me tell you where Im
coming from. Before I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, I
didnt know the difference between...
Beaudoin Sees Growth (Forbes.com)
AlthoughJ.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series has
brought generations of readers together--each interpreting the exploits of Bilbo Baggins
12-03-01: Tolkien Family Split
Over 'Rings' Film (CNN.com)
London, England (Reuters) -- The heirs of British fantasy writer
J.R.R. Tolkien are split over the "The Lord of the Rings" films, according to a
12-03-01: A 'Ring' to Rule the
First, let me tell you where Im coming
from. Before I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, I
didnt know the difference between...
12-03-01: Teacher, Students
Attend London Premiere (TolkienMovies.com)
Jonathan Hewat of Stonyhurst CollegeI will be taking a small
contingent of pupils from the college to the world premiere of The Fellowship of the...
Fox's Moria Sequence (Ain't It Cool News)
Missed the Fox LotR special last
week? Not to worry. You can download the Moria segment (the highlight of the special) over
12-02-01: Lure of the Rings
Before coming to the land of The Lord of
the Rings, youd heard two things over and over, the first of which concerned
the landscape: as Liv Tyler...
12-02-01: Liv Tyler's Fear
Spurs Double Take (Sunday Star Times)
American glamour actress Liv Tyler may be
riding a wave of success, but don't offer her a ride on a horse - chances are she'll
cringe in fear.
12-02-01: From Matamata to
Hobbiton (Waikato Times)
Paeroa has its L&P bottle, Ohakune its
carrot but Matamata could go one better renaming itself Hobbiton after the mythical
village in JRR...
12-01-01: New Zealand Perfect
Location for Rings (Reuters)
The makers of the epic Lord of the Rings
picked New Zealand as the perfect movie location - a primal, untamed landscape
representing the world as...
12-01-01: New Line Abuzz Over
New Line Cinema breathed a sigh of relief
Wednesday as the Internet went on overload with positive buzz for The Lord of the Rings
after an exhibitor...
12-01-01: Rings Tipped to
Boost Tourists (The Evening Post)
The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy could do
for New Zealand tourism what Crocodile Dundee did for Australia, a travel writer for one
12-01-01: Rings Star Says Film
a Wonder (The Evening Post)
Sir Ian McKellan, who plays Gandalf the wizard
in The Lord Of The Rings, has finally seen the completed film - and he says it's great.
Sir Ian details...
11-30-01: LotR Fan Club
Sweepstakes Winner Announced (Decipher)
(NORFOLK, Va. November 30, 2001) Bradley of Surrey, British
Columbia, will soon be on their way to London for the highly-anticipated world...
11-30-01: Clay Harper
Interview and Tolkien Tattoo Contest (Fingolfin.com)
Beau here from Fingolfin.com in NYC. I wanted to bring
to your attention two points of interest on my website, Fingolfin.com. This past
11-30-01: Lord of the Rings
Update #4 (The Official Movie Site)
Here's the latest from the official LotR newsletter: The
"Ringmessenger" Interactive Agent is Here! Chat 24/7 about The Lord of the Rings
11-29-01: Review of The
Fellowship of the Ring (Ain't It Cool News)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is what got me through high school. I spent 5 years
escaping into the three books, revisiting Middle Earth every chance I got.
11-29-01: Review of The
Fellowship of the Ring (Ain't It Cool News)
I have just returned from a special screening of LOTR:FOTR, which I was fortunate
enough to get into (due to the kindness of my new favorite person...
11-29-01: Jackson 'Delighted'
to Direct Rings (BBC News)
Millions of people are excitedly awaiting the release of the
first Lord of the Rings movie - but few more so than its director Peter Jackson.
"I waited a...
11-29-01: More New FotR
I'm working on setting up a section of the site for reviews
only, but until that happens, here are a few more new FotR reviews.
11-28-01: Review of The
Fellowship of the Ring (Ain't It Cool News)
Warning: Strong Language!! I was privileged enough
attend the Fellowship of the Ring tonight in Sherman Oaks and let me say right off the bat
that I was...
11-28-01: Review of The Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien Online)
I cannot tell you how excited I was as I sat down, the feeling was simply amazing.
The buzz was, I dont know, kinda like electricity. When the film...
11-28-01: Review of The
Fellowship of the Ring (Home Theater Forum)
The film begins with lengthy female narrative that tells the story of Middle Earth
- the ancient land of elves, dwarves, hobbits, wizards and other creatures.
of The Fellowship of the Ring (TolkienMovies.com)
I've recently seen a screening of Fellowship of the Ring. A small number of us
within [ahem] distrubion company have seen it, albeit in a small projection...
11-28-01: Gandalf Reviews
Fellowship of the Ring (McKellen.com)
What to tell you about The Fellowship of the Ring which I have
now seen in a private screening room in New York? Certainly a great deal less than...
11-28-01: For Tolkien's Middle
Earth Read New Zealand (Reuters)
For Middle Earth read New Zealand. The makers of the epic Lord
of the Rings picked New Zealand as the perfect movie location -- a primal, untamed...
11-28-01: Several New FotR
I thought that things were heating up a month ago, but now the
site is really getting pounded and my e-mail box is filling up with news every hour...
11-28-01: 'Potter' Star
Radcliffe: 'It's Just Good Fun' (CNN.com)
I think it's really, really silly the way the press has kind of
built up a rivalry between the two films cause really the only likeness is they've both
11-27-01: Lord of the
Rings London Premiere Tickets (TolkienMovies.com)
If you have a lot of extra cash just lying around, you might
consider bidding on this pair of tickets to the LotR premiere in London that are on eBay.
Back Up w/New Design (TolkienMovies.com)
My pal Jeff, the webmaster of RingFan.com, has the site back up
and has done a redesign, so if you want more news, click on over and check it out!
11-27-01: Lord of the Rings
Soundtrack News (The Official Sondtrack Site)
As you are well aware, the Soundtrack to LOTR: FOTR is out and
available in stores across the world this week. This morning, I saw the 6 different...
11-27-01: Tolkien Auction at
The auction at Sotheby's London on 13 December 2001 will include
a fine collection of material by J.R.R. Tolkien. Lots include autograph letters...
11-27-01: Upcoming LotR
Feature on TNT (TolkienMovies.com)
Due to your dedication as a true fan of Tolkien's work and THE
LORD OF THE RINGS series, we at Turner Network Television would like to inform you...
11-27-01: The News at
The end of November greets us here in LA with stormy weather,
possibly to forebode the upcoming release of the Ancanar Internet Trailer...
11-27-01: New Tolkien Library
to Open at Stonyhurst (Stonyhurst)
With the filming of J.R.R. Tolkiens timeless trilogy
classics, The Lord of the Rings, complete, and with the first film, The Fellowship of the
11-26-01: Finding God in The
Lord of the Rings (Focus on the Family)
It was a dark and stormy night. Well, windy, at any rate. On
the grounds of Magdalen College, Oxford, two tweed-jacketed, pipe-puffing professors...
11-26-01: Voices from the Last
Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley brings a
unique perspective to his role as the author of The Official Lord of the Rings Movie
Guide, and two further...
11-26-01: Rings Movie Mania
Hits (The Dominion)
Lord of the Rings movie mania is upon us.
Tickets for the first movie in the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, went on sale
11-26-01: Red Carpet to Roll
for Rings Cast (The Dominion)
Gandalf won't be there. Nor will Galadriel,
Gimli and certainly not computer generated Gollum. So it may not quite be Hollywood ...
but the list...
11-26-01: World Press Raves
Over Rings (The Evening Post)
Hype over The Lord Of The Rings is reaching
fever pitch in the United States and Britain, with director Peter Jackson's $650 million
11-26-01: Rings' Carpet Ready
to Roll (The Evening Post)
The longest red carpet ever needed in New
Zealand has been obtained. Organisers of the Australasian premiere on December 19 of The
11-26-01: Lord Rings Up Big
Advance Sales (Reuters)
If the earliest advance sales of New Line
Cinema's Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring are any indication, it could give
11-26-01: NZ Classics Ride on
Rings' Release (The Dominion)
A season of classic New Zealand films is to
coincide with the Lord of the Rings release. The programme, presented by the New Zealand
11-25-01: 'Band of Power' Ad in
TV Guide (TolkienMovies.com)
Brad C. found this advertisement in the Sep. 29th/Oct. 5 issue
of TV Guide. He told me that he finds this "joke of a ring" offensive to the
11-25-01: InStyle Magazine Orlando Bloom Article
Tolkien Online has a scan of an InStyle Magazine article about
some of the firsts of Orland Bloom (Legolas), including details about his first job.
11-25-01: InStyle Magazine Elf Promo Article
A scan from the December 2001 issue of InStyle magazine
featuring some Lord of the Rings jewelry. Nice looking stuff here, but a little
11-25-01: SLG Collectibles Releases New LotR Items (TolkienMovies.com)
The folks at SLG Collectibles have some really incredible LotR
merchandise for sale on their site (specifically, wall scrolls). I just noticed it today!
11-24-01: Rings Tickets Prove
Hot Property (BBC News)
Advance tickets for the first The Lord of the Rings
film have reportedly been selling like hot cakes in several countries - more than a month
11-24-01: Tolkien Fever in NZ
as Movie Opening Nears (CNN.com)
In a war of the wizards on New Zealand's silver screens,
old-timer Gandalf looks like he will take a broomstick to young pretender Harry Potter.
11-24-01: Special Warning for
Rings Film (BBC News)
The first film in the trilogy of Lord of the Rings
movies will carry a warning in the UK that young children may find it frightening - even
though the film has...
11-24-01: Boromir's Fellowship
Tattoo (The Compleat Sean Bean)
As previously reported by someone, Orlando Bloom appeared on
Channel 4's Big Breakfast in the UK on November 21. One other thing that he...
11-24-01: Adapting the Lord of
the Rings (Scr(i)pt Magazine)
There was a major question in scr(i)pts mind as we
spoke at length with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, co-screenwriters with Jackson of the...
11-21-01: Sneak Peek: The
Fellowship of the Ring (Reader's Digest)
Long before there was Harry Potter, there was The
Lord of the Rings, first published in 1954. What the two book series have in common...
11-21-01: Lord of the Rings
Update #3 (The Official Movie Site)
I received my LotR update e-mail #3 today and it had these
goodies in it...
11-21-01: The News at Mithril
Here's the latest pewter figure news from our friends at
Child Star Grows Up Gracefully (People)
Elijah Wood has been in movies for most of his life. But as he
teeters on the verge of super-stardom with his upcoming role as Frodo Baggins, the...
11-21-01: Interview with
Howard Shore (SoundtrackNet)
You'll first hear the Fellowship theme forming in the film when
Frodo leaves Hobbiton with Sam on his way to Bree - but it's just a fragment of the...
11-20-01: J.R.R. Tolkien's
Take on the Truth (ZENIT News)
Catholic convert Joseph Pearce is author of two popular books on
J.R.R. Tolkien, "Tolkien: Man and Myth" and "Tolkien: A
11-20-01: LotR Movie Guide
Hits Bestseller List (The Official Movie Site)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS OFFICIAL MOVIE GUIDE by Brian Sibley,
Houghton Mifflin's fully authorized, behind-the-scenes guide to the...
11-20-01: Reasons for Liking Tolkien (LRB)
A writer, born around 1890, is famous for three novels. The
first is short, elegant, an instant classic. The second, the masterpiece, has the...
11-20-01: New Dwarven Screensaver at Official Site (TolkienMovies.com)
Visit the official site to download a new
Dwarvish screensaver for your computer. A host of other character-focused screensavers are
11-18-01: Pics of Burger King Collectible Items (TolkienMovies.com)
Want to take a peek at what you can expect
from Burger King this coming December? Some of these toys are actually pretty cool.
11-18-01: More Spoiler Pics
at Fantasy Planet (TolkienMovies.com)
Fantasy Planet has a very long page of new spoiler pics
available at their site. Pics include Bill Ferny, Gimli, Arwen, Saruman, and more!
11-18-01: Soprano's 12 Lines
of Fame (The Press)
She hasn't read the books, but
she has sung in the movie. When the long awaited Lord of the Rings hits movie screens next
month, the voice...
11-18-01: Tolkien Archive Sale
Outstrips Expectations (ABCNews.com)
First editions and letters of British fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien sold for 57,000 pounds
($81,650), outstripping experts' estimates, a spokeswoman for...
11-16-01: Early Rising Just
the Ticket (The Evening Post)
It wasn't a hoard to match the
Orc armies, but about 30 hardy souls queued at Hoyts Mid City at 7.15 this morning to buy
tickets for the first public...
11-16-01: Digital Effects
Bring 'Rings' to Life (BBC News)
Putting contours into JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth hasn't just been the job of the locations
in the New Zealand landscape where the three Lord of the...
11-16-01: Rings to Aid Attack
New Line Cinema will hold an advance screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship
of the Ring on Dec. 13 to benefit the New York State World...
11-16-01: Harry vs. Frodo:
Different Crowd's Fantasy Films (USA Today)
One is a Harry while the other is merely hairy-footed. But both are the brainchildren of
teachers-turned-authors who prefer to go by initials...
11-15-01: LotR Screening in New
York to Benefit WTC Fund (New Line)
New Line Cinema will hold a special advanced screening of the epic adventure The Lord
of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on December 13...
Jackson's Cameo Discovered? (TolkienMovies.com)
My friend Jonny has discovered what may be PJ's cameo role. The photo on this Decipher
playing card bears a striking resemblance to the director.
11-15-01: Sev's LotR Cartoon
Caption Contest Ends (TolkienMovies.com)
John over at Sev.com.au has wrapped up his LotR
cartoon caption contest and the winning entry has been selected. Visit his site to read it
11-14-01: Ring-a-Rosy Future
(The Evening Post)
Stand by for Lord Of The Cash-Ins - that
ringing in your ears is the sound of cash registers being sent into overdrive as
businesses seek to jump...
11-14-01: 'Lord of the Rings'
Props Draw Crowds (Reuters)
An exclusive exhibit of props and costumes
from the set of The Lord of the Rings is attracting record crowds to Toronto's stately
11-14-01: Rings Duo Honoured
(The Evening Post)
Lord of the Rings duo Peter Jackson and Fran
Walsh have been honoured by their own industry. The pair has been awarded the Screen
11-14-01: Official Site Updated (TolkienMovies.com)
The official site has been updated with a new video on the scoring session between
Howard Shore and Peter Jackson and a host of other goodies!
11-13-01: Sean Bean Costume Pics
(The Compleat Sean Bean)
One of Nona's visitors went to Casa Loma and provided her with some excellent
commentary, as well as some fantastic pics of Boromir's costume.
11-13-01: A History
Lesson from Harry Potter (TLOTR.com)
Here are scans from an article that compares LotR with Harry Potter. In my mind,
there is no comparison, but it's a relatively interesting article.
11-13-01: Can Fantasy Take
Flight? (Calendar Live)
Every moviemaker will tell you it's all about the story. Director, producer,
screenwriter, animator will look you straight in the eye and say, "It's all...
11-13-01: Hollywood's Great
Escape (Calendar Live)
Anthrax. Hijackings. Terrorism. Israelis and Palestinians at each other's throats.
Destruction and loss of life on a staggering scale. Had enough?
11-13-01: Hobbits Reunite
Through LotR Fan Club (Decipher)
Astin (Sam Gamgee), Dominic Monaghan (Meriadoc Brandbuck, Merry), and Billy Boyd (Peregrin
Took, Pippin) have joined fellow cast member...
11-11-01: First Lord of the Rings Film Review
(Ain't It Cool News)
Harry has posted what may be considered by some to be the first LotR review. Prepare to
read an article from someone who has seen FotR!!
11-11-01: Christopher Lee Speaks Elvish (TolkienMovies.com)
Caltanet Cinema has an audio clip posted on their web site that features Christopher Lee
(Saruman) speaking a few sentences of Elvish.
11-10-01: Review of Cedco's Red
Book Journal (TolkienMovies.com)
The folks at Cedco Publishing were nice enough to send me a copy of their newly-published Lord
of the Rings-themed journal. I liked the journal...
11-10-01: Message Board Added to LotR Fan Site (TolkienMovies.com)
The official LotR Fan Club web site has a new community message board feature. Why not
stop by to register and post a message or two?
11-09-01: LotR CD-ROM Cardz in
Stores on Thanksgiving (Serious USA)
New York, New York (November 7, 2001) As the first installment of New Line
Cinemas highly anticipated epic, live-action trilogy, The Lord of the...
Speaking with Toy Biz (Toy Mania)
RTM had a chance this week to speak with Joann McLaughlin, who is the VP of product
development for Toy Biz. Joann had plenty to say about Toy...
11-09-01: Official LotR Soundtrack Site Posts Clips
The official Lord of the Rings
soundtrack site has posted complete clips of every track of Howard Shore's score
for FotR! Incredible stuff here.
11-09-01: Arwen, Galadriel, Gandalf, and Elrond Pics (TolkienMovies.com)
More great pics from Fantasy Planet have arrived. Click here and here.
11-07-01: What Was That
Trailer Before Monsters, Inc? (TolkienMovies.com)
I'm not ashamed to admit it, I saw Monsters,
Inc. the other day with my brother. I have to say that it was a great movie, one of
the best Pixar has...
11-07-01: Interesting E-mail
About EW Holiday Preview (TolkienMovies.com)
Next week, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY presents its
annual Holiday Movie Preview, a special double issue packed with buzz on all the
11-07-01: The News at Mithril
We are pleased to announce the release of our new 54mm Lord of the Rings figures. We have
put up the first photograph of on the web site. Check...
11-07-01: Tolkien Movie Maker
Sees No Rivalry With Potter (ABCNews.com)
Lord of the Rings movie maker Peter Jackson on Wednesday dismissed talk that the first
movie of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy trilogy is in...
11-07-01: Pics of Moria (Fantasy
Fantasy Planet does it again with some new pics of Moria.
Cards From Soundtrack (TolkienMovies.com)
Ben from the Tolkien Trail sent me this link to some collectible
cards that will be in the LotR soundtrack. You can send them as online e-cards!
11-06-01: News From Around the
Here's the latest edition of my semi-weekly recap of what's going on in LotR-land here and
around the web! Dark Horizons reports that
11-06-01: Tolkien Fever
Outside Norway Cinema (Aftenposten Interactive)
Around three hundred Tolkien fans braved the cold to queue up outside the Colosseum on
Sunday night/Monday morning. And their efforts proved...
11-06-01: Lord of the Rings
Update #2 (The Official Movie Site)
I received my second official LotR e-mail
newsletter today! Some of the features included the following news: Creatures of Middle-earth Desktop Series...
11-05-01: LotR Archive Set for
An archive showing the development of J.R.R.
Tolkien's classic fantasy The Lord of the Rings is expected to fetch up to 35,000
11-05-01: The Wizard, Peter
Jackson (USA Today)
Enchanting players: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Cate
Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen. Magical moments: In the first of three films based...
11-05-01: New LotR Commercial
Featuring Gandalf (TolkienMovies.com)
The Arwen and Frodo commercials
were awesome, but this commercial featuring Gandalf tops them all. Download it for a real
11-05-01: More New Pics at Fantasy Planet (TolkienMovies.com)
Fantasy Planet has more new
pics! Check them out here, here, and here.
11-05-01: Listen to LotR Soundtrack Samples
Soundtrack.com has posted some
fantastic samples from each track on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack CD.
11-05-01: Lord of the Rings Hits Popcorn Bags
Check out this scan of a Lord
of the Rings-themed popcorn bag. Will this be a collector's item in a few years?
We'll just have to wait and see, eh?
11-04-01: New Pics of Celeborn &
Galadriel (Fantasy Planet)
Fantasy Planet comes through
again with a pic of Celeborn and Galadriel, as well as one of Sam and the Hobbits leading
Lord of the Rings (Digital Producer)
"In a hole in the ground
there lived a Hobbit." These words, first doodled by Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien
on a students exam paper in the...
Burger King LotR Sweepstakes (Burger King)
Lindsey was kind enough to alert me to this LotR sweepstakes! Enter
for a chance to win a trip fo the Lord of the Rings premiere in New York.
11-04-01: Lord of the Rings
Day Reminder (TolkienMovies.com)
Don't forget LotR day coming up on Nov. 8th. Also, an update Sir Ian
McKellen and Sean Astin will be appearing at a few of the libraries on that day!
11-02-01: Planet Tolkien Reopens With New Design (TolkienMovies.com)
Taz at Planet Tolkien has finally reopened the site with a new
design and lots of updated content. This is a site you'll want to add to your bookmarks!
11-02-01: War of the Wands
Lord Of The Rings, a Ŗ55million adaptation of the classic JRR
Tolkien fable, follows the fortunes of Frodo the hobbit, the keeper of a magical...
11-02-01: New World Series LotR Commercials (Tolkien
A couple of new LotR commercials were featured during the World Series this past week. You
can download the Frodo spot or the Arwen spot.
Online's November Update (TolkienMovies.com)
E! Online's update for this month is not that spectacular, but news is short right now, so
why not click over to their site and check out what they have?
11-01-01: Music Samples From
the FotR Score (TolkienMovies.com)
Some samples of Howard Shore's score for FotR have been converted into MP3 by a sneaky spy
and are available for download! Awesome.
10-31-01: Rings Actor: It'll Be
the Biggest Film of All Time (Jam! Showbiz)
Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies is taking a page from baseball legend Babe Ruth in
predicting the commercial prospects of the upcoming film...
10-31-01: More FoxTrot Madness From Bill Amend (TolkienMovies.com)
I'm starting to really enjoy Bill Amend's comic strip! His latest
FoxTrot features, you guessed it, more LotR (and Halloween) madness. Hilarious!
10-31-01: Listen to
Full Version of 'May It Be' (Tolkien Online)
Someone has posted the full version of Enya's song May It Be
(the song that will be featured in the LotR films) at the Tolkien Online message board.
10-30-01: Gobs of New Fantasy Planet Pics (TolkienMovies.com)
Fantasy Planet is really cranking out the pics.
For Aragorn, Gimli, Galadriel, Frodo, Sam, and more simply follow these links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
10-30-01: 'Fellowship' One
Flight Closer (Wired News)
Over the weekend a precious cargo reached the
shores of the United States -- the final cut of the first film of The Lord of the Rings
trilogy. From that...
10-30-01: Fraud of the Rings
LotR Cartoon Contest (Sev.com.au)
Two snippets of news about the Fraud of the Rings cartoon website: We're running a Lord of
the Rings parody at the Sci-Fi Cartoon Contest.
10-30-01: Decipher Seeks LotR
As many of you may know Decipher currently has more than 220 Product Champion volunteers
for The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game...
10-30-01: Reprise Records
Releases LotR Soundtrack (Reprise Records)
On December 19, 2001, audiences everywhere will be taken on a journey unlike anything they
have ever witnessed when New Line Cinema releases...
10-29-01: Irish Times Article Scans (Caltanet Cinema)
Robert at Caltanet has some scans of a LotR article that recently ran in the Irish
Times. There are a total of 3 scans, available here, here, and here.
Forums Open (TolkienMovies.com)
My pal Jeff over at RingFan.com has reopened the site and added a new forum to it. I
encourage you to stop by and register for some great discussion!
10-27-01: Hobbit of a Lifetime (The Sun)
Here's a 2 page spread from Britain's newspaper, The Sun, featuring some lavish
pics from the films. No new movie news here, though!
10-25-01: Tolkien vs. Rowling
It wont be long before furry-footed Frodo challenges goggle-eyed Harry Potter for
the hearts and wallets of film-goers around the world. Get ready...
10-25-01: New Zealand Plans
LotR Tours (TheAge.com.au)
A group of Kiwis has started a tourism venture to take fans of Lord
Of The Rings to places in New Zealand where the trilogy was filmed. It is...
10-25-01: Frodo Lives (San
You can either sit around these days waiting to see if the Nasdaq will ever again top
2,000, or, like me, you can be counting the days until the big...
10-25-01: Hollywood Pic
Parties Pooped (The New York Times)
Marketing anxieties are putting a damper on the holiday season's traditionally
splashy picture premieres. In fact, many studio executives wonder...
10-25-01: Updates at Official Site (TolkienMovies.com)
Check out details on the creation of Weathertop (as well as new photos of Weathertop,
Bree, and Hobbiton) at the official LotR movie site.
10-25-01: Lots of New Film
Stills (Tolkien Online)
The guys at Tolkien Online have posted a slew of new film stills from the "Hoyt's
Cinemas" web site, including Gandalf brandishing Glamdring.
10-25-01: Updates at Official Site (TolkienMovies.com)
Check out details on the creation of Weathertop (as well as new photos of Weathertop,
Bree, and Hobbiton) at the official LotR movie site.
10-24-01: JoBlo Reviews 25
Minutes of LotR Footage (JoBlo)
Yesterday morning, I was invited to a special press screening for about 25 minutes of
footage from the LORD OF THE RINGS film trilogy. You...
10-24-01: Decipher Unveils
Product Plans for LotR (Decipher)
The Lord of the Rings Adventure Game, the first of Decipheršs roleplaying games (RPGs)
for New Line Cinemašs epic adventure, The Lord...
10-24-01: The LotR Director
Honors Fans (Decipher)
Inspired by the one hundred million readers of The Lord of the RingsTM, Director Peter Jackson has become the first
person in movie-making history...
10-23-01: Lord of Literature
(The Los Angeles Times)
It began, as many things do, in a bar. An Oxford pub, circa 1940, called the Eagle and
Child, or the Bird and the Baby to the locals. At Tuesday...
10-23-01: The Fellowship of
the Ring (Wired)
In early 2000, young Jonny
Grindlay and his dad drove down to the studio backlots of Wellington, New Zealand, to see
what they could see.
Astin's Official Web Site Opens (TolkienMovies.com)
Sean Astin (Sam) has a new official web site that recently opened. It was created by the
webmaster of McKellen.com and is quite impressive.
10-22-01: The Great Chocolate
Cake (Tolkien Online)
Once upon a time it was announced to all the world that a group of ambitious cooks and
kitchen helpers would come together to bake the greatest...
10-22-01: What Upcoming Movie
Trailer Looked Best To You? (TKCS)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a product that has begged for
attention for nearly five decades. Disregarding the atrocious attempt...
10-22-01: Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Site Opens
Have you checked out the new LotR soundtrack site yet? NO?!? Well, stop by! There isn't
much content there yet, but the graphics are pretty sweet.
10-22-01: Another LotR-Themed FoxTrot Comic (TolkienMovies.com)
Bill Amend has taken the LotR pen to his FoxTrot comic strip again, and this is probably
one of his funniest yet. How many of you have done this?
10-21-01: Fans Camping for Tickets in Denmark (TolkienMovies.com)
This group of LotR fans in Copenhagen, Denmark may be
the first to start camping for tickets for the December 19th release of Fellowship!
10-21-01: Sample of Enya LotR Song Available (Realm of the Ring)
My good friend over at Realm of the Ring has gotten his mitts on an
MP3 sample from Enya's song "May It Be" which is to be featured in LotR.
10-21-01: Praising the 'Lord'
Often, the difficulty associated with
translating a novel into a theatrical production, is the laborious task of painting a
picture as imaginative...
10-21-01: Balrogs! Cave
Trolls! Hobbits! (Salon.com)
In the preview, viewers see three major scenes, and then a five-minute collage of other
footage. In the first one, we see Gandalf visit Bilbo, the title...
10-21-01: London Debut for
Lord of the Rings (BBC News)
The world premičre of part one of the Lord
of the Rings trilogy is set to take place in London on 10 December. Sir Ian McKellan,
10-21-01: Wait Almost Over for
Sci-Fi Fans (ABCNEWS.com)
The first film in New Line's massively budgeted Lord of the Rings trilogy will have
its world premiere in London on Dec. 10, a spokeswoman for...
10-19-01: News From Around the
Yes, it's time for another great edition of my
"News From Around the Web" recap. The big news right now is that most of the
10-19-01: Michael Dirda LotR
Chat on November 2nd (The Washington Post)
On December 19th the first of three highly anticipated screen adaptation of J.R.R.
Tolkien's book "The Fellowship of the Rings" will be released...
Ringwraith Documentary Video (Moviephone.com)
Here's some fantastic
Ringwraith "documentary" footage that aired at ComicCon this summer. This is a
very informative video clip here!
10-18-01: Sir Ian McKellen Updates His Grey Book (TolkienMovies.com)
More great question and answer
sessions from McKellen (Gandalf), including tidbits ranging from Gandalf as an
"instigator" to... well, you'll see!
10-18-01: Lord of the Rings
Fan Club Launches (Decipher)
Inspired by the one hundred
million readers of The Lord of the RingsTM, Director Peter Jackson has become the first
person in movie-making history to...
10-18-01: New Trailer Appears
to Give Tolkien His Due (Chicago Sun-Times)
Forget about New Line Cinema's strategy to release "The Lord of the Rings" in
three successive December installments beginning this year. After the...
10-18-01: 'Lord' of the Budget
(The New York Post)
And you thought "Titanic" was big. Get ready for "Lord of
the Rings," the biggest gamble in Hollywood history: a $300 million trilogy
10-18-01: Toy Biz Introduces
New Line of Products (Toy Biz)
Feel the sword lunging, arrow attacking excitement as Toy Biz, a division of Marvel
Enterprises (NYSE: MVL), introduces an action-packed...
10-18-01: Save 30% Off
Recorded Books LotR Items (TolkienMovies.com)
The kind folks at Recorded Books (who have
always done a great job of transitioning books to audio cassette and CD while maintaining...
10-17-01: Hidden Message from
Gandalf on Official Site (TolkienMovies.com)
Follow the instructions below to discover a hidden audio message from Sir Ian McKellen
(Gandalf) on the official LotR movie site! Proceed to the...
10-17-01: Hollywood's Efforts
to be Relevant (The New York Observer)
Mr. Shaye used the opportunity to plug New Lines upcoming $300 million Lord of the
Rings trilogy. I just received a note that said, What the...
10-17-01: LotR Single
Available by the End of October (TolkienMovies.com)
Douglas from Singapore was kind enough to send me this short article he found on
Billboard's web site the other day. Ethereal vocalists Enya and...
10-17-01: Wise Words from Sir
Ian McKellen (Moviefone.com)
The great English actor talks about getting into the character (and costume) of the wizard
Gandalf in this great video interview from Moviefone.com...
10-17-01: First Look at Cirith Ungol (Imladris)
The fine people at Imladris have some new pics posted at their site, including Galadriel's
swan boat and the tower of Cirith Ungol. Stellar!
10-17-01: Lothlorien 7 -- 1,000 Free Hobbits (NUblog)
The other day, we at NUblog were minding our own business for once and
happened upon a seeming parody of an article claiming that mighty...
10-17-01: A Look
at the LotR Promotional DVD (DVD Review)
New Line Cinema is currently offering a promotion that will get fans of J.R.R.
Tolkiens epic fantasy masterpiece The Lord Of The Rings to break...
10-13-01: Lord of the Rings
Video at Local Bookstores (Houghton Mifflin)
November 8th is Lord of the Rings Day! As fans prepare for the much anticipated release of
"The Fellowship of the Ring," the first film in...
10-13-01: Fellowship of the
Ring Soundtrack Available (TolkienMovies.com)
A number of mysterious listings have popped up on Amazon.com recently, including what
appears to be the soundtrack to The Fellowship of the...
10-12-01: Sean Astin Tries On
Rings (Sci Fi Wire)
Sean Astin, who plays Sam Gamgee in Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings films, told
SCI FI Wire that he learned "so much" about the...
10-12-01: B. Dalton's Interview With Peter
Jackson (Tolkien Online)
Tolkien Online has some exclusive scans of an interview with Peter Jackson that appeared
in the October/November issue of a B. Dalton brochure.
10-12-01: More Info on Rosie Cotton (Herr
Der Ringe Film)
Cirdan has a few tidbits regarding actress Sarah McLeod, who plays Rosie Cotton in the
Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. Also includes a pic.
10-12-01: Hobbit Name Generator & Promo Partners (Official
The official site now features a Hobbit name generator and a list of LotR's promotional
partners. The Hobbit name generator is really awesome!
Lieutenant of Dol Guldor (Decipher)
Decipher's latest trading card features a rather menacing Ringwraith.
10-12-01: The Sad
Legacy of Tolkien's Fable (The Daily Express)
Richard from the great site TLOTR.com alerted me to this article early this morning. It
takes a quick look at Tolkien's life as a writer and teacher.
10-12-01: Medallion Program at Slideshow Toy
An e-mail in my box a couple of days ago alerted me to this awesome new program that
Slideshow is running. These LotR medallions are sweet!
10-10-01: Even More FotR
Script Details (Tolkien Online)
More conversations between Leo and his secret contact. Great stuff here! The remainder of
the transcript is available at Tolkien Online. Link is...
10-10-01: LotR Trailers on
Rush Hour 2 DVD (The Digital Bits)
So you say you're a fan of Lord of the Rings and you can't wait for a look at the upcoming
film version of The Fellowship of the Ring? Well, if you're...
Things You Don't Know About LotR (Moviefone.com)
Bringing J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, to the big screen is
unquestionably one of the largest projects undertaken in movie history...
10-08-01: Wireless Middle Earth (Wireless
I don't know much about this system yet, but a company called Wireless Middle Earth is
offering cellphone users some Tolkien-related software.
Busts, Statues, Helms Now Shipping (Slideshow Toy)
Slideshow Toy is not shipping these series 1 toys. Really cool stuff here!
10-09-01: More FotR Script
Details (Tolkien Online)
Here's a conversation I had with my source tonight. Not a great deal of new stuff, but
we'e starving for news. BTW, if you can think of new...
10-09-01: The News at Mithril
From the 10th of October through to December 10th we are introducing a special Mail-order
promotion. Orders placed with a value over 25 Euros...
10-08-01: Win a Trip
to the LotR Premiere (BookSense.com)
This fine book company is offering a visit to the premiere of Lord of the Rings to the
winner of their sweepstakes! Click the link above for more info.
10-08-01: Decipher Releases New
Card Pics (Tolkien Online)
These new pics from Decipher which feature Gimli and a Stone Troll, among other things,
are well worth a look-see. I gotta get me some o' those!
10-08-01: News From Around the
All of a sudden, lots of LotR news is available! Here are the latest tidbits that don't
warrant a news article of their own: Tolkien Online reports...
10-06-01: The Lure of the Rings
The Tolkien books have been a cult favorite for nearly half a century. With the new movie,
hobbits will be bigger than ever. So what's all the fuss...
10-05-01: News From Around the
Things have been pretty quiet on the news front lately, but here are some tidbits from
various quarters. There's a new interview with Billy Boyd...
10-04-01: Life-Size LotR Standups in New Line Store (TolkienMovies.com)
I received a message from New Line this morning with info on some new life-size LotR
character standups that are now available in their store.
10-04-01: 'Lord of Rings'
Artifacts Go On Tour (Jam! Showbiz)
With the enthusiasm for the "Lord Of The Rings" movies building to a fever
pitch, the film's artistic directors have decided to show off some...
10-03-01: Ancalagon Updates His Film
Changes (Tolkien Online)
Gandalf's messenger moth, Arwen shouting spells at the Ford of Bruinen, Elrond healing
Frodo in real-time, and more. Scary stuff here, folks.
10-03-01: More Gooey Orc Pods at Numenor (TolkienMovies.com)
I've linked to the pics at Tolkien Online because they have them organized better. Here
they are in living color... yet more gooey Orc pods.
10-03-01: Massive Info & Pic Update at Decipher (TolkienMovies.com)
Rules for Decipher's LotR card game, as well as some new pics from the cards themselves,
have been added to Decipher's site. Well worth a look.
10-03-01: A Magic Formula to
Print Cash (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Of the many thoughts going through J K Rowling's head when she wrote Harry Potter and the
Philosopher's Stone, few can have involved...
10-01-01: Boorman's Attempted
Trip to Middle Earth (Jam! Showbiz)
It's a little-known fact that a live action version of "Lord Of The Rings"
almost happened in the mid-'70s. Director John Boorman, best known at...
10-01-01: We Are All Hobbits
Now (National Post)
Hollywood, as we have heard, has been frantically airbrushing images of the World Trade
Center out of its movie trailers and hastily reviewing...
10-01-01: The Hobbit From
Cranhill (The Scotsman Online)
Ten years ago, Billy Boyd was working for a Glasgow publisher, manning a pony-binder as it
slapped covers on to paperbacks. Among them...
10-01-01: Winners in One Ring
Contest Announced (TolkienMovies.com)
Well, I am suprised that nobody found my 2 hidden One Rings until yesterday! What's wrong
with you people? :-) Congrats to Jim Anderson and...
10-01-01: Force of Hobbit Updates for
October (E! Online)
Lots of goodies including news on Howard Shore's score, Enya's involvement in the films,
and how John Rhys-Davies was shrunk to Dwarf-size.
09-28-01: Which Fall Movie Are You Looking Forward To? (TV
TV Guide is running a poll that asks which fall movie
you're most looking forward to. So far, LotR is winning with a hefty 28% of the vote!
09-28-01: Screenwriter Phillipa Boynes Discusses LotR (Cinescape)
With the long-awaited release of a big budget,
live-action THE LORD OF THE RINGS just around the corner, fans of J.R.R. Tolkiens
09-28-01: Green Eggs and Ham
GANDALF: That Samwise-Sam! That Samwise-Sam! I do not
like that Samwise-Sam! FRODO: Would you like some bread and jam?
and Adventure Ready to Rule (Entertainment Wire)
The holiday season's two major fantasy-adventure
offerings - The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings and Harry Potter and
09-27-01: Lord of the Rings Action Figures Released (TolkienMovies.com)
Thanks go to Tolkien Online for pointing this out. One of
the staff members there had this to say about the new Toy Biz figures' popularity...
09-27-01: To Make a Hobbit of Success (The Herald)
Last time I saw Billy Boyd he was presenting the award
for best film at the Empire magazine televised luvvie fest. This time next year he
09-27-01: Ringleader (InQuest Gamer)
The tip of the gnarled staff rhythmically taps upon the
rocky terrain as the old wizard makes his way up the mountainous path. Behind him
09-27-01: Cannes Interview Videos (TolkienMovies.com)
Some interesting interivews (in English) with various
LotR cast and crew members, including Peter Jackson, have been posted on a French site.
Mifflin Updates Site (TolkienMovies.com)
Hoghton Mifflin's new calendar features some exciting
events related to the movies and the upcoming books. Stop by their site to check it out.
09-27-01: Title of Enya Songs Revealed (Tolkien
Enya is writing some of the music for the upcoming Lord
Of The Rings film trilogy. Two pieces have been registered with the BMI database...
09-26-01: New Merchandise at Official LotR Shop (TolkienMovies.com)
Pick up a JVC DVD player from the official LotR shop and
you'll receive a free 17-minute DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at LotR. More
Life in Birmingham: A Feature (Birmingham Online)
Birmingham Online have just produced a series of features
to do with
Tolkien's life in Birmingham, picture galleries of Sarehole Mill... More
09-26-01: RealVideo Film Report From Midlands (Planet
Watch a report on the making of the LotR film, including
extracts, from Midlands Today reporter Lindsey Doyle at Planet Tolkien. More
09-26-01: Paddison Thanks Visitors for
Gordon Paddison told me that the new trailers are now
being hosted by AOL and he wants to thank visitors for their patience while downloading.
09-25-01: Lord of the Big Screen (Toronto Sun)
New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson calls J.R.R.
Tolkien's fantasy classic The Lord Of The Rings "one of the greatest books ever
09-25-01: Cartoon Rings a Travesty (Toronto Sun)
Don't confuse the newly released DVD version of The Lord
Of The Rings with the movie trilogy set to launch in December. The DVD, out Sept. 11... More
09-25-01: Nintendo Gamecube Marketing Enters Final Phase (Yahoo!)
With eight weeks before the U.S. launch of its innovative
NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) home video game console, Nintendo of... More
09-25-01: What's it Like to be Frodo
Elijah Wood discusses his role and shows us some new
footage in these RealVideo clips from for slow
Slideshow Toy Collectibles Available (TolkienMovies.com)
Slideshow's web site was recently updated with some new
figures, including Bill the Pony with Sam and what is referred to as a "Cleaved
09-25-01: Third LotR Trailer Now Available (TolkienMovies.com)
The third and, arguably, most spectacular FotR trailer is
now available for download in QuickTime format from the official site. More
09-24-01: Info on New LotR Preview
Moviefone has information on the new LotR preview
available through their home page, as well as a contest in which you can win a LotR
of the Rings (Kansas City Star)
Just imagine it: Life without hobbits, elves, wizards and
all the other wondrous folk that people Middle-earth, the magical world created by
09-22-01: New LotR Trailer to Air Monday on WB (The Official
The WBs action-adventure drama ANGEL, starring
David Boreanaz and Charisma Carpenter, will have a cinematic flair this season. More
09-22-01: Shire Post News Update: A House Fire (The Shire Post)
Greetings to all the members of the Shire Post message
board. I occasionally send out a email to let everyone know about certain events. More
09-22-01: Deals at New Line Shop for Baggins Birthday (TolkienMovies.com)
Yes, today is Frodo's and Bilbo's birthday, and as
"Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays," we thought we
would do... More
09-22-01: 'Find the One Ring' Contest for UK Visitors (TolkienMovies.com)
We've teamed up with Hasbro UK to run an exciting week
long "Find the One Ring" contest on this site. 2 lucky winners from the UK
09-22-01: Latest Issue of Cinescape has
LotR Feature (TolkienMovies.com)
The latest issue of Cinescape, available in newsstands
now, has a brief LotR feature in it. I've been told it has some nice pics, so pick up a
09-21-01: First Issue of the
Official LotR Newsletter (Tolkien Online)
Welcome to the official Lord of the Rings newsletter! The
first film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, opens in
09-21-01: New Info on Men and Bree at
Official Site (TolkienMovies.com)
Journey: Bree and Culture: Humans at the Official Movie Site.
09-21-01: David Weatherley is Barliman
The Official Movie Site has announced that Mr. Weatherley will play
Barliman. His IMDB entry is here and a pic from Tolkien Online is available here.
NY Firefighters at Spiderwebart (TolkienMovies.com)
Help us help the fallen fire fighters and EMS workers
families in New York. Spiderwebart Gallery has
just purchased the entire remaining... More
of the Bakshi LotR DVD (TolkienMovies.com)
The widescreen format (as usual) makes a great difference
in the cinematography. The clarity of the picture also reveals things... More
09-19-01: New Saver & Wallpaper at Official Site (The
Official Movie Site)
A new "Beyond the Shire" screensaver is
available at the official site, as well as a piece of wallpaper titled "Ringwraiths
Ride." Great stuff here. More
09-18-01: Week 12 of TO's Caption Contest (Tolkien
Tolkien Online is going into week 12 of their caption
contest, which they've been running for quite a while now. This
week's caption pic is of Gimli. More
09-18-01: Gandalf's Battle at Helm's
This is actually an image from New Line, even though the
guys at TORN , as usual, branded it as "their own." Anyway, it's a pretty cool
09-17-01: New Information About Middle Earth
For about a year now, online discussions about Tolkien's
world have been peppered -- in a few places -- with references to an obscure... More
09-17-01: Archive Footage of
JRRT Talking Hobbits (Tolkien.co.uk)
This is some fantastic rare archival footage of J.R.R.
Tolkien himself discussing how he came up with the idea of writing The Hobbit.
Good stuff. More
09-17-01: The Lord of the Rings: The Search (Rio Grande Games)
Another Lord of the Rings board game is now
available as Rio Grande Games has announced that they are shipping The Lord of the
09-17-01: El Seņor de Los Anillos: Beleg Aderthad (Beleg
The organization of
the Beleg Aderthad salutes you. With this e-mail we want to present you one of the
greatest events organized by Tolkien... More
09-14-01: The Ring of Power (Wired Magazine)
In early 2000, young Jonny Grindlay and his dad drove
down to the studio backlots of Wellington, New Zealand, to see what they could... More
09-14-01: Minister of the Rings (New Zealand Herald)
First we had a Minister responsible for the America's
Cup. Now we have our own Lord and Minister of the Rings. The Government had... More
09-14-01: Last Alliance & Gil-galad
Masterpiece Released on DVD (TolkienMovies.com)
Chris S. sent me the following "mini review" of
the DVD yesterday: I just received a copy of the Bakshi DVD...in WIDESCREEN format! More
With Viggo Mortenson and Sean Bean (TheOneRing.net)
Reporter: How deep into this role (Aragorn) did you get,
and why? Viggo Mortensen: I think like everybody, I certainly didn't want to let... More
09-13-01: Australian Cannes Footage Publicity Stills
Take a gander at these new pics, including Gandalf at the
Council of Elrond, Saruman, and one of the first pics of Celeborn available. More
09-12-01: New Tolkien DVDs Now
Ralph Bakshi's Lord
of the Rings on DVD Widescreen!! ($14.98)
& Bass' The Hobbit on DVD ($14.98)
& Bass' The Return of the King on DVD ($14.98)
09-12-01: Exclusive Video: Believing the World of Bree (Official
Welcome to Bree, a behind the scenes look at bringing the
Middle-earth town to life. Features interviews with director Peter Jackson... More
09-12-01: Cannes Footage Comments (Ain't It Cool News)
Harry here, Months ago when I was in Cannes writing up my
report of the footage, I was writing upon having just seeing the reel the first... More
09-12-01: Wood Fought to be Frodo (Sci Fi Wire)
Elijah Wood told SCI FI Wire that he went all out to
win the role of the heroic, Ring-bearing Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic Lord of
09-12-01: Shooting Rings (Cinescape)
Peter Jackson has been talking about the Herculean task
of filming the LORD OF THE RINGS three films at one time. While talking to Sci Fi... More
09-11-01: To All the Firefighters and Rescue
To all my brethern that I have lost
my prayers are for you.... for the love of those firefighters who ran into the building to
rescue their brothers... More
News Flashes on the Disaster (MassLive)
The nation reeled in horror and security measures spun into
effect as the work day began with a series of plane crashes that tore through... More
09-11-01: World Trade
Center Disaster News Updates (TheOneRing.net)
Calisuri is providing news updates regarding this over at
TheOneRing.net, since most of the major news sites are impossible to get to. More
09-11-01: New York City, Washington Turned Into War Zones (Drudge
United Flight 93, a Boeing 757, left Newark at 8:01 a.m. Eastern
Time, headed for San Francisco with 38 passengers, two pilots and five... More
Attacks Destroy World Trade Center (Yahoo! News)
Three hijacked planes crashed into U.S. landmarks on
Tuesday, destroying both of New York's mighty twin towers and plunging the... More
the Gun on the 4-Fingered Dwarves (TolkienMovies.com)
We may have jumped the gun a bit on the 4-fingered
Dwarves story. I'll take just as much blame as the others for being too hasty in... More
Word Wired Magazine Article Coming (TolkienMovies.com)
Erik from Wired Magazine has given me advance notice
about his 10,000 word Lord of the Rings spread that will be featured in October's... More
09-10-01: Fellowship Trailer to Air on TV
Again Today (TolkienMovies.com)
Matt deM. sends word that May's Fellowship
trailer aired on E!'s "Coming Attractions" TV show today and it might air again
at 2pm PT.
Dwarves Have Only 4 Fingers? (TolkienMovies.com)
This certainly is interesting news if
it's true. Morrigan e-mailed me a few days ago with links to some new pics posted by the
09-10-01: Many New Spoiler Pics at French
French site Numenor has tons of new spoiler pics
Most are from the Chamber of Records in Moria. One is of Pippin.
09-10-01: Badali to Sell Reproductions of The One Ring (TolkienMovies.com)
Paul J. Badali has recently successfully completed
negotiations with Tolkien Enterprises to create and sell reproductions of The One Ring. More
Glimpse of Gollum in TV Commercial? (Mordor)
Joe over at Mordor: The Land of Shadow
has come across what may very well be our first glimpse of Gollum in the recent Rings
TV trailer! More
Go Head-to-Head with Potter at Movies (Reuters)
The Hobbit is to go head-to-head with Harry Potter in a battle
at the movies that could match their rivalry in the bookstores of the world. Over... More
Extras Had to Pass the 'T test' (The Evening Post)
People who applied to be extras on The Lord Of The Rings may
have missed out after being labelled "tossers" by the $650 million epic's... More
a Minister of Middle Earth (The Evening Post)
First we had a Minister responsible for
the America's Cup - now we have our own Lord and Minister of the Rings. The Evening Post
09-07-01: Moriarty's Review of the
Cannes Footage (Ain't It Cool News)
Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some
Rumblings From The Lab. I am finally able to set aside my voodoo doll of Knowles and
09-07-01: QuickTime Versions of the TV
Trailer (Ain't It Cool News)
Get 'em while they're hot. 2 versions, one for those with
bandwidth to burn and one for those of "lesser stature." Great new shots here! More
09-07-01: Frame-by-Frame Guide to
New TV Trailer (TheOneRing.net)
As usual, TheOneRing.net has the jump on everybody
regarding the new TV trailer. Stop by for their frame-by-frame analysis. More
Lord of the Rings Trailer on TV (TolkienMovies.com)
I've been receiving word from many visitors that there is
a new Lord of the Rings teaser trailer running on some isolated television
Quotes From New Line's Calendar (Tolkien Online)
Here are most of the rest of the quotes from the
page-a-day calendar, divided into 3 posts. I've run together related quotes from... More
Report From DragonCon (Tolkien Online)
DragonCon is an incredible conglomeration of just about
every fandom that exists under the umbrella of sci-fi and fantasy. Goths... More
Fans In for a Treat (The Herald Sun)
Cate Blanchett has retained her natural beauty for a role
in one of the most expensive film projects in history. Blanchett is known for her... More
09-06-01: Nienna at DragonCon (Imladris)
Our Nienna gets around - this week she was at DragonCon
at met Gimli (seven more Fellowship members to go, Nienna). "I had pretty much... More
09-06-01: Lord of the Rings in New York
on Sep 9th (Ain't It Cool News)
Hey folks, Harry here... This Sunday in New York a
special LORD OF THE RINGS presentation/cool-as-heck thing is going down! There isn't... More
News at Mithril (Mithril)
The next figures in the Lord of the Rings series from
Mithril LR36 to LR40 "From Bree to Rivendell Part 2" should be available in
October, you... More
Lord of the Rings Premiere (TolkienMovies.com)
Robert B. of the Italian Lord of the Rings movie
site e-mailed me a few days ago. He had this to say: Yesterday it was announced that
Changes Out of the 2002 Rings Calendar (TolkienMovies.com)
Michae S. has apparently been able to determine once and
for all what some of the film changes will be. He used his 2002 Lord of the.. More
09-04-01: Ancanar's Site Gets Flashy (TolkienMovies.com)
The folks at the Ancanar web site have updated with a new
Flash design. I haven't checked it out myself, but they tell me it's impressive. More
09-04-01: Tolkien Trail's Middle-earth Poetry
The Tolkien Trail, a relatively new member of the Tolkien
Network, is holding a poetry contest. Simplar to RingFan's art contest, it's worth a peek!
09-04-01: French Lord of the Rings Phone Cards
I find this kind of funny, actually. If you're calling
Middle-earth, do it in style. Tolkien Online has pics of some French Rings phone
09-04-01: E! Online's Force of Hobbit
Update (Games Workshop)
In addition to their awesome new site design, E!
Online has some news regarding the casting of Frodo and the trilogy's music. More
09-04-01: New Games Workshop Miniatures (Games Workshop)
New miniatures of various members of the Fellowship. Cool
beans! Some of these are quite impressive and look to make great Christmas gifts. More