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Time to Celebrate One of the Best-Loved Modern Pop Culture Artists

You may not know the name Matt Ferguson, but odds are you know his art. Ferguson has made popular art for Marvel, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, every gallery, every big poster company, and so much more. You may have been handed one of his posters if you went to the opening night of a popular movie in recent months and, famously, he mashed up Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy with memorable results. Now, he’s getting a celebratory retrospective exhibit. Read More >>

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The Frighteners, Peter Jackson’s Precursor to Lord of The Rings, Still Scares And Surprises

With its bright white spine, The Frighteners called to me from my shelf of old DVDs. “Rewatch me,” it seemed to say. “People forget that I’m the movie that made The Lord of The Rings possible. I’m so much more than a VFX ghost story. Trust me. Bring me back to life.” So I did, and the alluring DVD did not tell a lie. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Show Can Use ‘Materials’ From the Movies, Whatever That Means

When Amazon spent $250 million to acquire the rights to make a Lord of the Rings show, we assumed it would be a completely new version of the J.R.R. Tolkien story as compared to the popular Peter Jackson film series. And yet, a new report has us wondering whether or not the two will be connected. Read More >>

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Sir Ian McKellen Would Totally Play Gandalf In Amazon’s TV Tolkien Adaptations

A wizard is never early, nor is he late. He reprises his most famous role precisely when he means to. Read More >>

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Amazon’s New Lord of the Rings Series Will Feature ‘Previously Unexplored Stories’

After weeks of reports and rumours about Amazon and Warner Bros. negotiating over the possibility of a Lord of the Rings television series, Amazon has finally announced that Frodo and the gang are definitely coming back. Read More >>

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Report: Amazon Is Working With Warner Bros. to Make Its Own Lord of the Rings TV Show

With Game of Thrones coming to an end soon, there’s going to be a hole in our lives for a big-budget fantasy show. Amazon apparently hopes to fill that hole with one of the biggest fantasy worlds around, with an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved series. Read More >>

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the Bleakest Lord of the Rings Fan Fic I’ve Ever Seen

Lord of the Rings—not even in its cinematic, action-heavy form—doesn’t really lend itself to the power fantasy of video games. That’s not stopped people from trying for years, including the latest game, the hack-n’-slash-meets-orc-dating-sim Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. But Shadow of War fails to understand Lord of the Rings in some pretty fundamental ways. Read More >>

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The Lord of the Rings Lawsuit Comes to an End in a Decidedly Unexciting Way

After years of fighting, with twists and turns and reams of legal writing to rival the books that caused them, the legal battle between Warner Bros. and estate of J.R.R. Tolkien has been settled. Read More >>

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Grandmother Accidentally Worships Elrond Action Figure

A Brazilian grandmother has been discovered aiming her prayers in entirely the wrong direction, after a visiting relative noticed something wasn't quite right with the miniature religious icon she regularly worshipped in her home. Read More >>

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YOU SHALL NOT PASS (Through the Sacrament of Marriage) Mr Napster

Ian McKellen, of latter day Gandalf and Magneto fame, has revealed that he turned down the chance to bank a quick £1m by officiating at a rich man's wedding while dressed as fantasy kingpin Gandalf. Read More >>

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Here’s a Crazy Trick to Free Up Space On Your iPhone: Rent a Film

A Reddit thread is claiming that for those of us — and there are many — who are running out of space on our iPhones, all we have to do is try renting The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Viola! Free space! Read More >>

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Weird Peter Jackson Post Sparks New Doctor Who and Silmarillion Rumours

Is a weird, barely imaginable Doctor Who/Lord of the Rings mashup incoming? Probably not, but Peter Jackson’s got tongues wagging with a curious Facebook post this morning. He shared a video that suggests he’s in line to direct an episode of Doctor Who in the near future, though it may all just be a bit of geeky fun. Read More >>

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Lord of the Rings’ Minas Tirith City Will be Built in the UK (If £1.85 Billion Can be Raised…)

It's the focus of the Lord of the Rings' dramatic final battle, a towering white city carved into the side of a mountain. But Minas Tirith need not remain only in the realm of fiction, provided fantasy crowdfunders can cough up a measly, oh, say £1.85 BILLION. Read More >>

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Middle Earth’s High Oxygen Content Allows For Superhero Strider, Says Science

Gather round ye aficionados of Middle Earth lore! Here's something you probably didn't know about the land of Balrogs and Hobbits. A new study has been conducted into the oxygen content of Middle Earth and the impact that it has on the abilities of its inhabitants. Read More >>