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Christopher Tolkien, son of 'Lord of the Rings' author, dies at 95

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:53 PM

The son of J.R.R. Tolkien spent years editing and publishing the works of his father, such as 'The Silmarillion,' 'The Fall of Gondolin,' and 'The History of Middle-earth' series

Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) The internet streaming site confirms that it will be developing a TV adaptation based on the Tolkien classic

THE HOBBIT. Martin Freeman stars in 'The Hobbit,' another film adaptation from the Tolkien classic. Screengrab from YouTube/WarnerBrosPictures

JRR Tolkien's first, 'undeniably darkest' prose to be published

Aug 26, 2015 - 10:48 PM

Harper Collins publishes the Lord of the Rings author s first prose piece The Story of Kullervo

THE STORY OF KULLERVO. Harper Collins publishes JRR Tolkien's first piece of prose. Photo by Justin Tallis / AFP

Tawi-Tawi: Rivendell of the south

Sep 28, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Elrond the elf owner of the vilya ring protected Rivendell so there will be a place for those who seek refuge It is now the Philippine Marine Corp’s PMC s thrust to be the Elrond of Tawi Tawi

FOOTBALL FOR PEACE. Less-privileged children from far-flung communities in Tawi-Tawi play football as a way to achieve their dreams. Photo by Lt Col Stephen Cabanlet.

'Hobbit' roars to top of N. America box office

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Tolkien s latest installment in his epic series claimed the top spot at the North American box office this weekend

BAD DEAL? Warner Bros say the Weinsteins were entitled to a share of the first movie, but not to the two sequels. Photo from the film's Facebook

Here all along: Trumpets' 'Bluebird of Happiness'

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Trumpets comeback wows audiences

FROM THE AFTERLIFE. Grandma Tyl and Grandpa Tyl, played by Joy Virata and Steve Cadd, respectively. All photos courtesy of Trumpets

WATCH: 'The Hobbit 2' first trailer

Jun 12, 2013 - 1:27 PM

The Hobbit and JRR Tolkien fans excited for the second film in the new trilogy can now rejoice

BILBO'S ADVENTURE CONTINUES. Bilbo Baggins returns in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.' Image courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

The Hobbit: The road goes ever on

Dec 15, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Those who ve watched the movie say on social media that they will watch it again Here s why

ADVENTURE TIME! Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) decides to go on an adventure. All photos and movie stills courtesy of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

Peter Jackson avoids talk about 'The Hobbit'

Sep 09, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Filmmaker Peter Jackson avoided questions Saturday September 8 about his decision to split J R R Tolkien s 300 page fantasy novel The Hobbit into three feature length films amid growing fan criticism

NO 'HOBBIT' TALK. A press conference about the film "West of Memphis" at the Toronto Film Festival, September 8, 2012. AFP/Getty Images/Jason Merritt