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That Time David Bowie Auditioned For A Role In The Lord Of The Rings
The casting in Peter Jackson's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy is damn near perfect, but it turns out one iconic performer had a shot at a part, as David Bowie reportedly auditioned for a role.
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Someone Edited Lord Of The Rings To Look Like Suicide Squad's Trailer And It's Awesome
When we saw the newest trailer for Suicide Squad we had to admit they had picked a pretty great piece of music to go along with it. But, if the song worked so well for them, who’s to say that it can’t work equally well for another team of adventurers.
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See Peter Jackson's Honest Thoughts About George Lucas
The man who helmed the Lord of the Rings franchise shares his thoughts on the creator of Star Wars.
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How Peter Jackson Feels About The Most Insane Lord Of The Rings Lawsuit Ever
By now, most of us realize that lawsuits that stem from Hollywood movies is nothing new. Well, prepare yourselves, because the country of Turkey might have just beaten us at our own game. And, now, some Hollywood heavyweights are trying to come to the rescue.
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More Gandalf For Sir Ian McKellen? The Legendary Actor Says This
Would Sir Ian McKellen ever reprise his role of Gandalf and go trekking around Middle Earth one more time? The legendary actor had a rather blunt response when asked that very question recently.
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Lord Of The Rings Writer Taking On Merlin For Massive Saga Of Films
If you were going to create a checklist for how to make a current Hollywood blockbuster there are a few things you want to be sure were on it. Disney just checked off all their boxes.
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Lord Of The Rings Superfans Want To Crowdfund A Billion Dollar City
An incredibly ambitious group of Lord of the Rings fans have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build a lifesize replica of the stunning Minas Tirith. The superfans, who also happen to be a group of architects capable of building the massive city replica are attempting to raise £1.85 billion for the project which will be divided for land, labour and materials.
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How Ian McKellen Almost Missed Out On Playing Both Gandalf And Magneto
Sir Ian McKellen almost missed out on playing two of his most famous roles, Gandalf and Magneto, and it would have Tom Cruise's fault, sort of.
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Little Kid Suspended For Brazen Use Of Lord Of The Rings Magic
In these darkest of times, it appears that a newly discovered threat has arisen plunging all of mankind into a state of catatonic fear from which there is no recovery. – A ring! To be precise, the ring to which we are referring is the sinister bit of bling known as The One Ring.
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The Hobbit Already Dominating At The Foreign Box Office
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has premiered in international theaters. Unsurprisingly, it is dominating at the box office.
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Watch This Guy Terrorize His Poor Girlfriend With Lord Of The Rings Quotes
There’s no update on the ebaums page, so we don’t know for sure whether the dating couple in the Lord of the Rings video stayed together, or even got married. If they did, I hope this guy updated his material.
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Here's Why Peter Jackson Can't Make More Tolkien Adaptations (Even If He Wanted To)
The Tolkien estate and Warner Bros. have been fighting for so long now that it’s hard to imagine that they could reconcile their differences to allow future Middle-earth movies. Until then, we’ll just have to enjoy the ones we’ve gotten.
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Mary Poppins And 5 Other Classic Films That Were Fiascos To Make
Getting a movie made is hard. It’s an expensive, sometimes demoralizing endeavor that often involves casting changes, periods of turnaround and multiple years. In short, it’s almost always a fiasco, but as Saving Mr. Banks illustrates, fiasco is a relative term.
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J.R.R. Tolkien To Get Finding Neverland Treatment With Biopic
Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment are teaming up to create Tolkien, a drama that will reveal the life story of the author behind The Lord of the Rings.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Opens Up About His Failed Lord Of The Rings Audition
After starting his career as a child actor, launching his career with a small role in 1991's City Slickers, Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of the most talented reliable male stars working today. Starring in a couple movies every single year, the Oscar nominee puts 100% into each of his parts, be it starring in Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, End of Watch, or, most recently, Prisoners.
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Honest Lord Of The Rings Trailer: It's An 11-Hour New Zealand Tourism Commercial!
We've already established that we're big fans of the folks who do Honest Trailers, taking some playful and sometimes sharp jabs at some of the most popular movies by recutting their trailers with an honest voiceover. They do a lot of the trailers by request, and it seems plenty of Tolkien fans were inspired by the upcoming release of The Hobbit
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I Was Dreading The Hobbit. I Was Wrong.
I never bothered with the Extended Edition cuts of the various DVD releases. I never did the marathon Rings screenings at neighborhood theaters. I still couldn’t pick Faramir out of a police lineup. And the scariest thing anyone could have told me a few years back was that Jackson was returning to Middle Earth for the rumored adaptation of The Hobbit
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Could The Lord Of The Rings Be Re-Released In 3D? Peter Jackson Seems To Think So
This weekend's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be the first opportunity most have to see the world of Middle Earth in 3D-- and depending on which screening you choose, you could see it in the ultra-sharp, fairly controversial 48 frames per second. But anyone watching the way Hollywood has worked over the last year or two could probably guess that, at some point, we'll be seeing the original Lord of the Rings trilogy in 3D as well
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Beautiful Lord Of The Rings Mondo Posters: Almost Better Than A Trip To Middle Earth
Doesn't it just bring all that powerful score and gorgeous New Zealand scenery right back? If seeing The Hobbit this weekend makes you feel a little bad, like you're cheating on Gimli with Thorin Oakenshield, these posters might be the best way to cure the guilt. Make sure you keep an eye on Mondo's twitter feed
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Paleontologists Name Dinosaur After Lord Of The Rings' Sauron
In a case of justifiable nerding out, a group of paleontologists have named a recently discovered dinosaur after a character in the Lord Of The Rings. The carnivore’s remains, found in the deserts of present day Morocco, have a very distinct dome over the eye socket. Not much else beyond that small piece of the skull was discovered, but since it’s so distinct from all other known predators, experts were comfortable labeling it as its own species.
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