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Where You Can Stream or Rent Every ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies.) Grab your glowing sword and pack your Lembas bread, we’re headed to Middle-earth! There are new Lord of the Rings adventures on the way: an Amazon series and a new animated film The War of the Rohirrim. But you don’t have to wait around for those — you can rent or stream a bunch of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies ri...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nbc, Hobbit, Features, Guillermo Del Toro, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Isao Takahata, Tolkien, Ralph Bakshi, Rudolph, Toro, J R R Tolkien


...and in the darkness, bind them.

 Here's a cool piece that's a retrospective from the vantage point of twenty years after Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring dropped into the middle of nerddom like a strafing run by an ancient giant red dragon. I still remember being at my ex's house back in April of 2000, taking a break from a Diablo LAN party to do a bit of surfing, and stumbling across this video at The One Ring... ...and by "remember", I mean I was drinking a Sweetwater 420 and, when the video loaded over the shiny ...
Tags: Guns, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, SF, Willow, Tam, Sweetwater, Geekery, Vidjo, Flicks, Lucas ILM


‘Lord of the Rings’ Audiobooks Will Be Read By Gollum Himself, Andy Serkis

Add the name Andy Serkis to the growing list of actors turned audiobook narrators. This September, the actor who portrayed Gollum via motion capture in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy is lending his voice to a new recording of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s original book trilogy for HarperCollins. Revisit Middle-Earth with Andy Serkis The Bookseller reports that Serkis is recording an unabridged audiobook version of The Lord of the Rings. No doubt, this release is designed to capitaliz...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Hollywood, Movies, News, Stephen King, Andy-Serkis, Harpercollins, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Cool Stuff, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gollum, J R R Tolkien


The incredible life and career of Sean Parker, who got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster, netting billions from Facebook, and becoming a political megadonor

Sean Parker. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Sean Parker got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster in 1999. He joined Facebook in its early days, becoming the founding president of the site at 24. Now, the 41-year-old billionaire funds philanthropic causes and donates to political candidates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sean Parker found massive success at an incredibly young age.At 19, he cofounded Napster, a file-sharing service that would change how th...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Obama, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, Peter Thiel, PAC


Anime Lord of the Rings in the works

Variety reports that an anime feature film based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is in production by Warner Brothers Animation. Veteran anime filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, who helmed Netflix's "Ultraman" anime series, will direct the film from a screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews ("The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Movies, News, Netflix, Animation, Anime, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Kenji Kamiyama, Jeffrey Addiss, Warner Brothers Animation Veteran


The War of the Rohirrim: The New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Explained

“The horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep one last time,” King Theoden of Rohan ominously spoke during the climax of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. And we’ll finally know the meaning of that prophecy with New Line and Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming animated film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, which will tell the story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep. But who are the Rohirrim? What was the war they fought? And what kind of name is Helm Hammerhand? Thanks ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Features, Britain, New Line, Anime, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Beowulf, Warner Brothers, Anglo Saxon, J R R Tolkien, Rohan, Gandalf, Aragorn, Helm


Lord of the Rings Returns to Helm’s Deep for an Anime Film About the King of Rohan

While Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been a hot topic for conversation for some time, the future of J.R.R. Tolkien’s franchise has never been bound to just one new project. Get ready for something big: an anime film set in Rohan called The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings, Rohan, Ultraman, New Line Cinema, Will Matthews, Sam Register, Philippa Boyens, Kenji Kamiyama, The Dark Crystal


‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Goes On: Anime Film ‘The War Of The Rohirrim’ In Works At New Line

The J.R.R. Tolkien franchise is heading back to the big screen in a fresh New Line and Warner Animation anime title The Lord of the...
Tags: Tolkien, Warner Animation


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended June 6 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Plot: Jean Hanff Korelitz 3. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 4. While Justice Sleeps: Stacey Abrams 5. The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman 6. Project Hail Mary: Andy We...
Tags: Books, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Ben Rhodes, Michael Lewis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Green, Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Malcolm Gladwell, Brit Bennett


CS Score Interviews Belushi Composer Tree Adams, Explores Intrada’s The Mummy

Hey there, film score lovers! Welcome to another edition of CS Score. This week we’re taking a look at Intrada’s re-released expanded score for Jerry Goldsmith’s The Mummy, and speaking with Tree Adams about his score for the documentary Belushi. We also spoke to composer Nicolas Repetto about his work on The Sound of Identity. NEWS Back in stock STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME https://t.co/YFQ8wlDAdz — Intrada (@IntradaCDs) June 3, 2021 Woo-hoo!! Cabo Blanco is my first art direction job...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, TV, London, Movies, Ebay, America, Los Angeles, New York Times, Showtime, Sony, Miami, Lady Gaga, Terry Gilliam, North America, Disneyland


'Lord of the Rings' Only Exists Because Tolkien's Son Was Annoying

By Cezary Jan Strusiewicz  Published: May 16th, 2021 
Tags: Humor, Tolkien, Cezary Jan Strusiewicz


Tolkien's Ents Are Real

Moxie explores the dirt den inside the “Ent” tree.   From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Recruits ‘The Witcher’ Director Charlotte Brändström

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found another director to offer up their axe. Swedish-French filmmaker Charlotte Brändström, who has directed episodes of The Witcher and Outlander, has boarded the show as the latest director, joining the likes of J.A. Bayona and Wayne Che Yip. Amazon Studios announced that Charlotte Brändström has joined the creative team of the upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series and will helm two episodes of the fantasy show. She’ll follow the groundwork set...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, New Zealand, Adaptation, Jupiter, Tolkien, Patrick, Julie, J R R Tolkien, Payne, Amazon Studios, Lindon, Bayona, Gimli


Amazon Says ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series $465 Million Budget is Because of “Huge World-Building”

Recently, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series made headlines when it was revealed that the show was going to cost $465 million for just one season alone. That’s an astronomical price – especially when you remember Amazon initially paid $250 million for the rights alone. On top of that, the streamer is committed to at least five seasons of the show, which means that the budget is going to climb even higher. But Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke has an explanation for this massive price tag – ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Tolkien, J R R Tolkien, Amazon Studios, Lindon, Jennifer Salke, Business and Industry News, Salke, Misty Mountains, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Lord of the Rings TV series, Numenor


O Gymru i Middle Earth: Cysylltiadau Cymreig The Lord of the Rings

Mae gan waith JRR Tolkien nifer o gysylltiadau â Chymru
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Amazon Cancels Plans for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Massively Multiplayer Game

While Amazon is shelling out an epic $465 million for season 1 of its “Lord of the Rings” TV adaptation, the company’s games unit has canceled plans to send players to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. In 2019, Amazon Game Studios had announced plans for a massively multiplayer online game set in “a time long before the […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings, Amazon Game Studios


Amazon has cancelled its 'Lord of the Rings' multiplayer video game

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." New Line Cinema Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" video game has been cancelled, Bloomberg reported. The free-to-play game had been under development with a Chinese partner. It was "disappointed that we won't be bringing this game to customers," Amazon told Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon Games has cancelled its "The Lord of the Rings" video game, Bloomberg reported. The game was originally announce...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Games, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Tencent Holdings, Frodo Baggins, Amazon Games, Tech Insider, Leyou Technologies Holdings, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK


Amazon is spending a whopping $465 million on 'The Lord of the Rings' season 1: 'This will be the largest television series ever made'

Warner Bros. The season 1 production budget is four times more than what HBO's "Game of Thrones" cost per season. Amazon paid $250 million for "The Lord of the Rings" rights, and the show will cost $1 billion overall. The show's storyline will be set thousands of years before "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." See more stories on Insider's business page. We've known that Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" will cost $1 billion to produce, but according to a Friday...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, News, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, New Zealand, Warner Bros, The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Streaming Services, Amazon Studios, Stuart Nash


‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Budget is $465 Million for Season One Alone

It was previously reported that the Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series was going to cost somewhere around $500 million for multiple seasons. It turns out that figure was incorrect, because a new report reveals that Amazon is set to spend $465 million for one season alone. That means the budget for the highly anticipated series is going to get even bigger in seasons to come. So whatever you do, please don’t alert the dragon Smaug, because that son of a bitch loves gold and he might come down fro...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Nz, J R R Tolkien, Lindon, Stuart Nash, Misty Mountains, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Numenor, The Lord of the Rings TV Series


Don’t Give Away Too Much Too Soon – A Letter to the Midwest

April 15, 2021 Lovettsville VA Dear Scott, Spring! Etc. etc. What a relief.  I am torn between feeling overwhelmed each morning, and tearful gratitude. However, finding a new colony of native may apples where I winter-dispatched a thicket of multiflora rose may have soundly tipped the scales towards gratitude. Those mottled, delicate umbrellas took me by total surprise this morning – especially as they appeared to have been professionally underplanted with a carpet of claytonia. Try not to pay ...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Cuba, Tolkien, Charlotte, Tolstoy, Midwest, Weber, Don, Lloyd, Michele, Dan Hinkley, Tropical Plants, John Willis, Windcliff, Dear Gardener


The Messy, Low-Budget, Rediscovered Late Soviet Era Lord Of The Rings

The 1991 project was believed to be lost. “But after Tolkien fan clubs urged the broadcaster [Channel Five] to scour the archives of its Soviet predecessor, Leningrad Television, workers for Channel Five managed to find the footage last year” – and to put it online for all of us to enjoy in late March. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Tolkien, Channel Five, 04.10.21, Leningrad Television workers for Channel Five


Soviet Lord of the Rings

Embedded below are parts 1 and 2 of a recently-found TV production of The Lord of the Rings that's doing the rounds. The special attraction: it was made in Russia near the end of the Soviet era and is a wild mix of harsh video effects, peculiar adaptational decisions and general weirdness. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Television, News, Russia, Mistakes, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Soviet Union


A Long-Lost Soviet Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Resurfaces on YouTube–and Tolkien Fans Rejoice (1991)

When Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring came out in 2001, it heralded a cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that would, at long last, possess scale, production value, and sheer ambition enough to do justice to the original novels. This set it somewhat apart from the version of The Fellowship of the Ring that had aired just ten years before on Leningrad Television — and hasn’t been seen since, at least until its recent upload (in two parts) to Youtub...
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Gandalf the red: confusing and cheap, but Soviet Lord of the Rings is curiously charming

Could this ramshackle 1991 Russian adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring be the best adaptation of Tolkien’s work?People used to say that The Lord of the Rings was unfilmable. The scale of Tolkien’s books, the sprawl of them, their unyielding density, made it almost impossible to compress them into a more simplistic form for the screen. Of course, Peter Jackson proved this theory wrong in 2001. But now it turns out that Leningrad Television proved it wrong a full decade earlier.This weekend w...
Tags: Television, Youtube, Russia, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Gandalf, Science fiction and fantasy films, Khraniteli, Leningrad Television


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 4 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Consequence...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Neil Gaiman, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Southern California, Frank Herbert


Lost Soviet ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Movie Resurfaces on YouTube

In 1991, a Lord of the Rings TV adaptation titled Khraniteli aired on Soviet television. By all accounts, it’s the only Lord of the Rings adaptation made in the Soviet Union – and it was also thought to be lost forever. However, much like the One Ring itself, the Soviet Lord of the Rings TV movie has resurfaced – on YouTube. It’s a charmingly low-budgeted affair, looking more like a TV game show than a J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation, and you can watch it in full below. Soviet Lord of the Rings...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Fantasy, Adaptation, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Soviet Union, Gollum, Tom Bombadil, Lord-of-the-Rings, Foreign Language, Khraniteli, Rings TV Movie Part, Leningrad Television, Andrei Romanov


Soviet TV version of Lord of the Rings rediscovered after 30 years

Film posted on YouTube delights fans with its rudimentary sets and ludicrous green-screen effectsA Soviet television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings thought to have been lost to time was rediscovered and posted on YouTube last week, delighting Russian-language fans of JRR Tolkien.The 1991 made-for-TV film, Khraniteli, based on Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, is the only adaptation of his Lord of the Rings trilogy believed to have been made in the Soviet Union. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Books, Film, Youtube, Russia, World news, Culture, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Soviet Union Continue, Science fiction and fantasy films


Marantz CD6007 review: The CD player that rekindled my love for the format

This year something magical happened: I got back into CDs. With a vengeance. And that’s all because of a very specific CD player: the Marantz CD6007. “Okay Callum, that sounds interesting and all, but… magical? Really? You believe your weird little obsession with CDs deserves to be spoken about as though it’s a Tolkien novel?” Well yeah, actually. While the old pipe-smoking, elf botherer probably did a jig to the occasional poem, I can guarantee he never vibed as hard as I have to the glorious c...
Tags: Startups, Music, Tolkien, Marantz, Plugged


43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds.There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them.This list has epic classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and new favorites breaking the genre's norms.If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" w...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Education, La, Massachusetts, Neil Gaiman, Robin Hood, Trends, Features, Shanghai, Harry Potter, Anne Hathaway, Salem, PERCY


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, March 14 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 6. The F...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Brandon Sanderson