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Nightmare for Harvey: Ashley Judd Wins Key Ruling in Sexual Harassment Suit

Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein will move forward after the actress won a crucial appeal Wednesday.Judd first sued Weinstein for harassment, retaliation, and defamation in 2018, over an incident in which Weinstein invited her to his hotel room in the mid-1990s, asked her to watch him shower, and tried to give her a massage. Judd brought her suit after news broke that Weinstein had told director Peter Jackson that she and Mira Sorvino could be a “nightmare to work...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, California, Harvey Weinstein, Peter Jackson, Variety, Harvey, Weinstein, Judd, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, Theodore Boutrous, Murguia, 9th Circuit of Appeals, Phyllis Kupferstein

Historic Moon Landing Footage Enhanced By AI, and the Results Are Incredible

"A photo and film restoration specialist, who goes by the name of DutchSteamMachine, has worked some AI magic to enhance original Apollo film, creating strikingly clear and vivid video clips and images," reports Universe Today: Take a look at this enhanced footage from an Apollo 16 lunar rover traverse with Charlie Duke and John Young, where the footage that was originally shot with 12 frames per second (FPS) has been increased to 60 FPS... And I was blown away by the crisp view of the Moon's su...
Tags: Tech, Peter Jackson, Neil Armstrong, Slashdot, John Young, Dain, Charlie Duke, Hadley Rille, DutchSteamMachine

‘The Matrix’ Cinematographer Blames Stanley Kubrick for Why the Sequels Are So “Mind-Numbing”

It can’t be understated how hugely influential the Wachowski’s The Matrix was. Many a film after it tried (and often failed) to imitate its look, its tone, its groundbreaking visual effects. And the man responsible for the stylish look of the 1999 sci-fi film was cinematographer Bill Pope, who would go on to shoot the film’s much-maligned sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions to less than satisfactory results. There are a lot of things that can singled out for the reasons of Th...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Stanley Kubrick, Pope, Kubrick, Peter Jackson, Warner Brothers, Moss, Indiewire, Roger Deakins, Wachowskis, Shelley Duvall, Carrie Anne, Bill-Pope, Deakins

21st Century Spielberg Podcast: Steven Spielberg Returned to the Great Adventure with ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Adventures of Tintin.) May, 1977: George Lucas had fled to Hawaii. Star Wars, Lucas’ new film, had just arrived in theaters and would eventually be on its way to becoming one of the first blockbusters – something n...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Podcasts, Mac, Time, America, Indiana, Features, Fbi, Hawaii, Ford, Andy Serkis, James Bond, Dreamworks

Harper Collins Is Putting Out a New The Hobbit Audiobook With Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis made a name for himself as a motion capture actor, and the big franchise that truly proved his talent was Lord of the Rings, where he famously played Gollum. His face, and his voice, are inseparable from Tolkien’s story for fans of Peter Jackson’s films. And for those fans, it’s exciting to know that…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Hobbit, Andy Serkis, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Gollum, Harper Collins

10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp

10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp recently took advantage of the movie app Midnight Pulp, and found a whole slew of wonderfully strange genre fare for some of our more adventurous readers out there. Check out our list of 10 Great Weird Movies Available on Midnight Pulp below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCook...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, China, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Moscow, Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, Alice, Howard, Kay, Ken, Charlie, George C Scott

Peter Jackson Penned a Heartfelt Farewell to the Late ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Ian Holm

Before the weekend, veteran actor Ian Holm sadly passed away at age 88. Best known for his turn as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, an outpouring of love, memories and tributes poured out onto the web in honor of the late actor who also starred in Alien, The Fifth Element, Chariots of Fired, Time Bandits, Garden State and more. But one of the most moving tributes came from Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, who shared several fond memories of working wit...
Tags: Facebook, Death, London, Movies, New Zealand, Martin Freeman, Jackson, Elijah Wood, Bilbo, Peter-Jackson, Nz, Napoleon, Martin, Sophie, Ian, Parkinson

Lord Of The Rings Director Peter Jackson Pens Heartfelt Tribute To The Late Ian Holm

The beloved actor passed away at the age of 88.
Tags: Religion, Peter Jackson, Ian Holm

Weta Digital Launches Its Own Animation Division; Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh to Create New Animated Projects

Over the past 25 years, Weta Digital has created visual effects for some of the biggest pieces of pop culture the world has ever seen, ranging from The Lord of the Rings franchise to Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame. Now the company is doing something it’s never done before: producing original content under a new animation division. A press release says filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) are both going to “play a key role in the development of Weta Anim...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Animation, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Walsh, Fran-Walsh, WETA Digital, WETA, Joe Letteri, Business and Industry News, COVID, Weta Animation, Weta Digital Launches Its Own Animation Division, King King Kong

The World Reacts to the Passing of Sir Ian Holm [UPDATED]

One of our most eclectic, versatile actors died Friday at the age of 88. Sir Ian Holm was probably best-known for playing Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, but he was so much more than that. An incredible dramatic actor with wonderful comic timing, his list of career films is proof positive that he belongs on a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obituary, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm

Lord of the Rings & Alien Star Sir Ian Holm Passes Away at 88

Lord of the Rings’ and The Hobbit Trilogy’s Ian Holm Passes Away at 88 Today is a sad day for the fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, as Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. In Peter Jackson’s two trilogies the British actor portrayed Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who is the protagonist of a series of adventures that end with the rediscovery of the Ring of Power. The actor’s agent informed The Guardian about his death in a press release, adding that his illness was Parkinson’s re...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, New Zealand, Brazil, The Guardian, BAFTA, Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Holm, Bilbo Baggins, Ian Holm, ComingSoon, Movie News

Ian Holm, Star of ‘Alien’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, and Much More, Dead at 88

Ian Holm, a classically trained Shakespearean actor with an intimidating list of credits, has died. Holm’s agent issued a statement saying the actor “died peacefully in the hospital in the company of his family and caregiver,” adding, “Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.” Holm was 88. The actor became an established member of the Royal Shakespeare Company before moving into television and film. Ian Holm was one of those actors who was great in just about anythin...
Tags: Death, Movies, Brazil, Wisconsin, Terry Gilliam, Royal Shakespeare Company, Kenneth Branagh, Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Kafka, Henry, Alexandra, Holm, Nicholas, Garden State, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Peter Jackson’s Visual Effects Company Weta Digital Launches Animation Division

Peter Jackson is getting into the business of animation. The filmmaker’s special effects company Weta Digital is launching an an animation division. Industry veteran Prem Akkaraju will serve as its chief executive officer. The New Zealand-based company said Thursday that creating animation has been a long-held dream of majority owners Jackson and Fran Walsh, who […]
Tags: News, New Zealand, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, WETA Digital, Prem Akkaraju, Weta Animated

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary ‘Get Back’ Delayed Nearly an Entire Year

This fall, Disney would have given fans of The Beatles a wonderful gift in the form of Peter Jackson‘s documentary The Beatles: Get Back. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the movie being delayed nearly an entire year from the original September 2020 release date. Disney confirmed (via Variety) that The Beatles: Get Back will now be released on August 27, 2021. The project was first announced in January of 2019 as a chronicle of the recording of the band’s final album, L...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, John Lennon, Disney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Ringo Starr, Mccartney, Peter, Abbey Road, Disney/Pixar, Paul McCartney George Harrison John Lennon, Ringo Starr Variety

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary, Directed by Peter Jackson, Delayed for a Year

Crushing news for Beatles fans: Peter Jackson’s documentary “The Beatles: Get Back,” which was initially set for Sept. 4 of this year will now go close to a year later on Aug. 27, 2021. The move was announced by Disney, the film’s distributor, on Friday (June 12). The film creates a cheerful counter-narrative to the […]
Tags: News, Disney, Peter Jackson, Beatles

Iconic tourism attraction struggles as visitors stay away post-coronavirus

It's a stunning fall morning in Queenstown, New Zealand. Trees with orange leaves border the calm Lake Wakatipu, and craggy mountains -- the kind made famous by Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" movies -- tower in the distance.
Tags: News, Stories, Peter Jackson, Queenstown New Zealand, Lake Wakatipu

POLL RESULTS: What is the Best Director’s Cut?

POLL RESULTS: What is the best director’s cut? Following the news of HBO Max debuting the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, asked our readers what their favorite director’s cuts of films are, and with over 1500 votes the results are in and Peter Jackson’s extended cuts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy have come out victorious! Check out the rest of the results below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: Which Upcoming Film Would You Pay For on VOD? What is the Best Director’s Cut Top Fi...
Tags: Movies, Time, Superman, America, Justice League, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Deadpool, Jackson, Amy Adams, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, Joss Whedon, Miller

Lord of the Rings Director & Cast Reunite on Reunited Apart with Josh Gad

Lord of the Rings director & cast reunite on Reunited Apart with Josh Gad This week saw the return of Josh Gad’s hit new quarantine series Reunited Apart, in which the Frozen star brings together stars and directors of iconic films to look back on the projects and the latest episode saw the reunion of the cast of the Lord of the Rings trilogy along with director Peter Jackson. The episode can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Back to the Future Cast & Creators Reunite on Reunited Apar...
Tags: Video, Movies, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Jackson, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Ian Mckellan, Josh Gad, Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, ComingSoon, Movie News

Watch: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Cast Reunite Over Zoom to Show Off Matching Tattoos, Swap Filming Stories

In a time when the casts of cult TV shows and beloved movies are getting together virtually left and right, there is still only one Zoom reunion to rule them all and in the darkness bind them — or at least, provide us a small reprieve as the real world gets more distressing by the minute. Josh Gad has been uniting casts of Back to the Future, Splash, and The Goonies, with his Reunited Apart web series, but his latest one is the most epic reunion yet. The cast of The Lord of the Rings got the Fe...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, America, Adaptation, New Line, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Billy Boyd, Orlando-Bloom, Ian Mckellan, Around The Web, John Rhys-davies, Sean, Sean Bean, Boromir, Mortensen

Peter Jackson Revealed The Chaotic Origins Of The Best 'Lord Of The Rings' Meme

By Cedric Voets  Published: June 01st, 2020 
Tags: Humor, Peter Jackson, Cedric Voets

'Lord of the Rings' Reunion Brings Actors, Director, Writers Together on Zoom

"Just about the entire cast of The Lord of the Rings gathered their Zoom screens together for a reunion nearly two decades after the end of the epic fantasy film trilogy," reports CNET: io9 notes that it was comic actor-singer Josh Gad who "gathered the hobbits, the wizards, the elves, and the wicked menfolk to go to Isen — YouTube, where they joke, talk shop, reminisce, and just seem to really thoroughly enjoy each others' presence. In this stream are Elijah Wood [Frodo], Sena Astin [Sam], Ia...
Tags: Tech, Jackson, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sam, Peter Jackson, Ian Mckellen, Orlando Bloom, Cnet, Sean, Sean Bean, Boromir, Gandalf, Frodo, McKellen, Josh Gad

Lord of the Rings Reunion Set for Reunited Apart with Josh Gad

Lord of the Rings reunion set for Reunited Apart with Josh Gad After bringing back the casts of Back to the Future, The Goonies and Splash for his quarantine-shot show, Josh Gad (Frozen) is reuniting the cast of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy for a new episode of Reunited Apart, set to air this Sunday! The announcement teaser can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Splash Reunion Set for Reunited Apart with Josh Gad Not only does it mark another new episode for Gad’s hit ser...
Tags: Movies, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Jackson, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Ian Mckellan, Josh Gad, Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, ComingSoon, Movie News, Karl Urban

HBO Max Still Doesn’t Stream in 4K HDR, is Missing Key Films in Its Catalogue

HBO Max launched this Wednesday with one of the most impressive catalogues for a new streaming service. Not only did it have the highly coveted streaming rights to Friends, it also had decades of Warner Bros. movies and TV shows to pull from. But as new subscribers scrolled through the offerings, a few gaps in the HBO Max catalogue started getting noticed. Why are all of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films there, except for The Desolation of Smaug? Why is there not a single Super...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Disney, Justice League, Dc, Warner Bros, Hulu, Peter Jackson, Man Of Steel, Cnet, Dolby Atmos, Netflix Hulu, Christopher Reeve, Netflix/Streaming Video, DC Universe

‘Reunited Apart’ is Getting the Fellowship Back Together with a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reunion

Josh Gad‘s web show Reunited Apart has been attempting to keep everyone’s mind off of these unprecedented times by reuniting pop-culture figures from some beloved movies. The series started with The Goonies and continued with Back to the Future and Splash. Gad is keeping things going with a Lord of the Rings reunion, which promises to bring together Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, and more of the cast of the hit trilogy. Reunited Apart Lord of the Rings Trailer Jos...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Fantasy, Andy Serkis, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Orlando, Josh-Gad, Gad, Sean Astin, Lord-of-the-Rings, Reunited Apart, Elijah Wood Ian McKellen Sean Astin Orlando Bloom, Will Gad

‘Avatar 2’ Producer Teases New Story Details as Production Resumes in New Zealand

Last week, we learned from Avatar producer Jon Landau that the long-awaited Avatar 2 would be resuming production down in New Zealand after being put on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now that the film is back to shooting, Landau has teased what’s in store for Avatar 2 with some new details about the general story that will unfold in the sequel. Radio New Zealand (via Collider) caught up with Jon Landau as production started back up. Being a smaller country than the United States, th...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Pandora, Avatar, United States, Sequels, New Zealand, James-Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Avatar 2, Oona Chaplin, Jake, Landau, Collider

Producer Jon Landau Teases Plot of James Cameron’s Avatar 2

Producer Jon Landau Teases Plot of James Cameron’s Avatar 2 Following the recent announcement that the Avatar sequels would be resuming production in New Zealand, producer Jon Landau has teased what fans can expect from the plot of James Cameron’s Avatar 2, according to Vital Thrills. RELATED: Avatar Sequels to Resume New Zealand Production Next Week! “This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together,” said Landau. “Jake and Neytiri have a family in this m...
Tags: Movies, Pandora, Avatar, New Zealand, James Cameron, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Oona Chaplin, Landau, Stephen Lang, ComingSoon, Movie News, Neytiri, Jon Landau, RNZ, Miles Quaritch