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'Lord of the Rings' TV show looking for burn victims, amputees as extras

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'Unusual-looking' extras, as well as people who stand over 1.95 meters (6' 5") or below 1.45 meters (4' 8"), are also in demand for the upcoming Tolkien series

The cast of 'The Lord of the Rings' is reuniting online

May 28, 2020 - 4:54 PM

Friends of old have been summoned once again to answer the threat of Mordor (virtually)

REUNITED. Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, and Ian McKellen come together virtually on Josh Gad's web series, 'Reunited Apart.' Screenshot from Josh Gad's YouTube channel

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

Superman's cape and Bilbo's pipe up for grabs in Hollywood auction

Dec 14, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Christopher Reeve's cape in 'Superman' is up for auction, as well as the original tobacco pipe Ian Holm used in 'The Fellowship of the Ring'

'Lord of the Rings' series to start filming in New Zealand

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' TV series will be shot in Auckland, New Zealand, home to Peter Jackson's original 'LOTR' films

WATCH: The life of a younger 'Tolkien' inspires in upcoming biopic

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Nicholas Hoult stars as a younger J.R.R. Tolkien in this feature film on the renowned author's formative years

From Rings to Ringo: 'LOTR' director Peter Jackson helms Beatles documentary

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Peter Jackson's upcoming documentary tells the story of how The Beatles' 1970 album 'Let It Be' came to life

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Apr 04, 2018 - 8:47 PM

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ABS-CBN runs poll on LOTR 'remake' and fans aren't having it

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:34 PM

It's a hypothetical 'Lord of the Rings' remake but the reactions are as real as they can get

Best picture Oscar winners of past 20 years

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Here is a list of the films that won Best Picture over the last 20 years


Director Peter Jackson says 'bully' Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses

Dec 15, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The 'Lord of the Rings' director says Harvey and his brother Bob acted like 'second-rate Mafia bullies' during the early development of the film

A winter tour of New Zealand

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A British travel writer and his Filipino friend go on a New Zealand road trip in a campervan

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

Bertamu ke rumah Bilbo Baggins di Hobbiton

Nov 08, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Penggemar film Lord of The Rings dan The Hobbit pasti menikmati kunjungan ke Hobbiton di Selandia Baru

Hobbiton movie set di Selandia Baru menjadi atraksi turis, bahkan bagi mereka yang belum pernah menonton 'Lord of The Rings' atau 'The Hobbit'. Foto dari Facebook

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

Celebrities pay tribute to Christopher Lee

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:26 AM

Lord of the Rings co stars Elijah Wood Dominic Monaghan UK Prime Minister David Cameron Bond actor Roger Moore and more remember the late great Christopher Lee

Legendary actor Christopher Lee dies

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:16 PM

Lee 93 dies Sunday June 7

A STORIED CAREER. Christopher Lees' repertoire includes many iconic roles, such as Saruman in 'The Lord of the Rings' movies, Dracula, and Count Dooku of 'Star Wars,' Christopher Lee is also a passionate musician. Photo by Urs Flueeler/EPA

No new Tolkien films without family's assent, says Peter Jackson

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:50 PM

The Hobbit director says new films are uncertain as J R R Tolkien s son was critical of the commercialization of his father s work on screen

The Dark Lord doesn't share power: 4 points against dictators

Sep 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM

If you think that Marcos was the best president we ever had think again

Gaming freedom: The Lord of the Rings Online

Mar 16, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Victor takes you on a virtual tour of Middle Earth by explaining the ins and outs of The Lord of the Rings Online

MIDDLE EARTH. Take a trip to Middle Earth with The Lord of the Rings Online.

'Hobbit' tops North American box office

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Fantasy blockbuster The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ruled the North American box office this weekend

BLOCKBUSTER. (L-R) Visual effects artist Eric Saindon, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, writer/producer/director Peter Jackson and visual effects artist Joe Letteri attend the premiere of Warner Bros' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at TCL Chinese Theatre . AFP Photo

'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

No desolation for Peter Jackson

Jul 06, 2013 - 9:54 AM

Film director releases production diary on part two of Hobbits trilogy

DESOLATION ROW. Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in 'Smaug.' Photo from the movie's Facebook page.

VIDEO: How 'The Hobbit' should have ended

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Do you agree with this video? Tell us

SHOULD IT HAVE ENDED THIS WAY? Watch the video to find out, and let us know if you agree. Screen grab from YouTube (HISHEdotcom)

'Lord of the Rings' sound editor dies in accident

Jan 01, 2013 - 9:51 AM

He follows the death of another Peter Jackson collaborator earlier in December

SAD NEWS FOR LOTR FANS. Mike Hopkins in a featurette on the soundscape of 'The Two Towers.' Screen grab from YouTube (fartfx3)

'Hobbit' remains No. 1 for 2nd weekend in a row

Dec 24, 2012 - 6:05 AM

The film has earned over US 37 million from Friday to Sunday

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

Middle Earth mania for Hobbit debut

Nov 28, 2012 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Huge crowds swarmed central Wellington for the world premiere of Peter Jackson s The Hobbit an event that sparked Middle Earth mania and brought a touch of Hollywood to New Zealand

JOIN BILBO BAGGINS' ADVENTURE with real-life 'The Hobbit' treasure. Image from the movie's Facebook page

The Hobbit's unexpected dinner

Nov 09, 2012 - 9:24 AM

Here s a new featurette from the movie that fans will surely enjoy

FOOD FIGHT. Where there are dwarves and food, there will be a food fight. Screen grab from YouTube (Tolkiendrim)

'Airline of Middle-earth': Hobbit-themed safety video hits web

Nov 01, 2012 - 2:21 PM

The video a tie in with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features special effects from the director s Weta Workshop including a digital Gollum pointing out airplane safety lights