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  • Lord of the Rings voted 'best movie soundtrack'

    09/13/2014 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 08.26.14
    The soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy has been deemed the best of all time, beating John Williams' 1977 Star Wars score into second place.Composer Howard Shore's accompaniment won the Classic FM listeners' accolade for the fifth consecutive year.Hans Zimmer's music to Gladiator, Schindler's List by John Williams and John Barry's soaring Out of Africa score made the top five.
  • 34 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy

    08/31/2014 6:48:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    1. Nicolas Cage passed up the role of Aragorn because of “family obligations.” 2. Daniel Day-Lewis also turned down the role multiple times. 3. The same fight choreographer and fencer who worked on Lord of the Rings also worked on The Parent Trap and Star Wars. 4. And he said that Viggo Mortensen was “the best swordsman [he] ever trained.”
  • Take a Trip Down the Hobbit Hole: Lord Of The Rings Hotel Opens in Belgium

    05/20/2014 12:36:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 20th May 2014 | Sarah Barns
    Ever wished you were a hobbit? Well now you can experience how Bilbo and Frodo Baggins live by visiting Balade Des Gnomes, a unique hotel in Belgium. Near the picturesque town of Durbuy in Belgium, the wooden topsy-turvy rooms feature carved wooden beds that look like they are nestled in the hollow of a tree, a dining table perfect for goblin guests and a gothic, ornate bath. The Hobbit, travel, holiday, short breaksFANTASY: La Balade Des Gnomes is the perfect location for Lord Of The Rings fans [CATERS] The Hobbit, hotel, travel, short breaks, holidayCOSY: Wooden beds look like they...
  • 'The Hobbit' Part 3..Richard Armitage Teases Ending of Film Being Different from Tolkien's Version?

    04/01/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    ENSTARS ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Mar 31, 2014 01:49 PM EDT
    In a recent interview, Richard Armitage revealed that he was quite emotional about the completion of the trilogy. The 42-year-old actor spoke with BANG Showbiz about finally wrapping the trilogy and how now that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy was completed, he was very moved. "It will be 15 years of Peter Jackson's work, there'll be six movies to watch, but it could be the final time. There's something moving about that," he said.
  • 60th Anniversary edition box set of "The Lord of the Rings" to be published in June

    03/30/2014 7:04:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    According to the Tolkien Society and confirmed by Amazon UK a 60th Anniversary hard copy edition box set of "The Lord of the Rings" to be published in the United Kingdom (probably in the US soon afterward) on June 18th, 2014. It is not cheap. Right now it is listed at £80 ($133). This year, new editions of other Tolkien novels will be released including a new illustrated copy of The Hobbit for children and adults of all ages and new edition of The Simarillion and Unfinished Tales.
  • Lost Bakshi Lord of the Rings footage found

    03/23/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    If you remember the first film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, the 1978 animated version by Ralph Bakshi–the legendary outsider director behind Fritz the Cat, Wizards, American Pop and Fire and Ice–you’ll recall the experience was a mixed bag. The movie was a dark, moody, oversaturated vision of Tolkien’s world, with stunning design and many memorable scenes. Bakshi used rotoscoping to trace live footage for animation, and posterization to give it a rough, hand-made look. Both techniques allowed many corners to be cut, but at the time, the film’s PR claimed Rings was the “the first movie painting.”
  • Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings battle scenes were inspired by WW1 experiences

    02/28/2014 4:23:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    The harrowing battle scenes and heartache in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece The Lord Of The Rings were inspired by the author’s own First World War nightmare and the death of close friends from Birmingham.
  • Why It's Time For The Peter Jackson Era Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' To End

    02/22/2014 7:44:18 AM PST · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1.30.14
    Peter Jackson has made some remarkable movies. There’s no denying that his sprawling Lord of the Rings trilogy was the very definition of epic—filled with massive battles, touching moments, and beautiful cinematography, not to mention a lovely score.
  • JRR Tolkien advised by WH Auden to drop romance

    02/16/2014 6:26:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 02.11.14
    WH Auden attempted to persuade JRR Tolkien to drop the romance between Aragorn and Arwen from the storyline of The Lord of the Rings, describing it as "unnecessary and perfunctory", an unpublished letter by the author has revealed. The 1955 letter sees Tolkien writing to his publisher about the difficulties of completing The Return of the King, the third and final part of his magnum opus, in which Aragorn and his men face a final battle with Sauron's troops, as the hobbits Frodo and Sam continue on their journey to destroy the One Ring. At the end, Aragorn is crowned...
  • The Hobbit and Evil

    Some may see the films or books as just entertainment, but Tolkien spent a lifetime creating a mythos with far more detail than most writers ever imagine. An Oxford professor, he approached his writing as if it were a scholarly pursuit. Yet it was still entertaining and captivating, full of themes and message (though he never intentionally preached, so to speak, his beliefs informed his work). That’s why it has endured for so long (The Hobbit was originally published in 1937, mainly directed at children. Don’t see many children books like this anymore, do we?). Tolkien drew on many influences...
  • New Hobbit Trailer From Brave Now Online

    08/07/2012 4:53:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    PJMedia ^ | August 6, 2012 | None
    New Hobbit trailer available online. YES!!!
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Lord of the Rings - Yearly Ritual

    12/26/2011 5:31:35 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 51 replies
    12/26/11 | dagogo redux
    Every year now for a number of years my wife and I watch the entire six disc extended version of the Lord of the Rings during the gloomy Northwest winter around the Thanksgiving-to New-Years time. It helps us through the winter gloom, but since Obama's election it also helps us maintain hope and courage. I grew up on Tolkien before he was well known, and it probably shaped me in ways I can scarcely appreciate. My wife on the other hand, from the Third World, had no inkling of Tolkien until this movie cycle came out. We are both very...
  • Reading LOTR:FOTR - Chapter 1 - Part 1 - A Long Expected Party - Audiobook

    11/21/2011 8:34:44 PM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 23, 2010 | PhilsStuffofDoom
    Read by Phil Dragash and edited, and mixed, sound-effected, and designed, and painted as well. Forgive the many mistakes and glitches. I'm the only one working on this after all!
  • Race row erupts over The Hobbit

    11/28/2010 5:57:06 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies · 2+ views ^ | 29th November 2010
    PETER Jackson's troubled Hobbit project has become embroiled in a race row after a would-be extra was told she was too dark to play one of the pint-sized Tolkien creatures, reports said. Briton Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, attended a casting session in the New Zealand city of Hamilton last week, queueing for three hours only to be told her skin tone was not suitable, the Waikato Times reported. "It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin," Humphreys told the newspaper. "The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who...
  • Comparisons between Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings

    11/28/2010 2:13:51 PM PST · by Immerito · 22 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | 11/27/10 | Calisuri
    Many of us Ringers know the comparisons of The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter are many. Well, has compiled a few for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Fantasy stories generally lift from the same mythological source bank. Actually, if you want to get super scholarly and esoteric about it, every story (especially the more sword-and-sorcery themed variety) is the same basic “hero’s journey” archetype detailed by Joseph Campbell. But fantasy stories — King Arthur, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Willow, Peter Pan, Conan the Barbarian — build their world out of the same objects. You...
  • Warner Bros. Moving ‘The Hobbit’ Out of New Zealand (Look for the Union Label)

    10/20/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 44 replies ^ | 10/20/2010 | Russ Fischer
    This is a surprising turn of events for The Hobbit. When a small coalition of actors’ unions in New Zealand and Australia pushed actors’ guilds across the world to boycott work on the films, citing an unfair residuals arrangement, Peter Jackson responded by threatening to move the production to Eastern Europe. But that would never happen, right? The organizations wouldn’t push away a huge chunk of work like the two Hobbit films by holding firm to a set of demands for which the production and backers at Warner Bros. have sought appropriate solutions — that would be crazy. And yet...
  • One Man LOTR Tours the UK!

    09/07/2010 6:06:19 PM PDT · by Immerito · 4 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | September 4, 2010 | xoanon
    100,000 characters. Nine companions. Three masterworks. One Man to do it all. Following his recent sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Canadian actor Charles Ross returns with his show One Man Lord Of The Rings for a full UK tour (plus a show in Dublin) in September.
  • ‘The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films’ Sneak Peak

    09/01/2010 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Immerito · 19 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | August 30, 2010 | xoanon
    Magpie writes: Doug Adams is letting us peek inside his upcoming book on the LOTR film music. Check out
  • Knighthood better than Oscar, says Peter Jackson

    12/30/2009 2:28:53 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 339+ views ^ | 31st December 2009
    LORD of the Rings director Peter Jackson has been knighted for services to film. Sir Peter was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit after the New Zealand government announced in its New Year Honors today. Since starting out in film with cult classics the likes of Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles, Jackson's popular work has included the Lord of The Rings trilogy, a King Kong remake and most recently, a film adaptation of the best-selling Alice Sebold novel The Lovely Bones.
  • One Title to Rule Them All: Peter Jackson, Patrick Stewart Get Knighted

    01/01/2010 12:43:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies · 2,413+ views
    E! Online ^ | December 31, 2009 | Josh Grossberg
    ...In a host of end-of-year honors, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart were both feted with knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II...
  • Man arrested at B.C. border with 'terrorist resources'

    11/13/2009 10:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 2,180+ views - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Updated: Wed Nov. 11 2009 05:51:51 | n/a
    The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — SNIPPET: "Khaled Nawaya, a flight instructor, was arrested by Canada Border Services agents when they found $800,000 in gold coins and other currency in his car and pockets on Oct. 6, as he crossed into Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver." SNIPPET: "He'd been living in the U.S. since he was 17 and had gained approval for permanent residency in Canada. Besides the gold, Canadian agents found a ring bearing the insignia of Hezbollah, which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2002. They also seized 9/11 conspiracy theory-themed DVDs and a...

    11/30/2008 3:59:56 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 17 replies · 759+ views
    THE RADIO PATRIOT ^ | Nov. 30, 2008 | Andrea Shea King
    "There is evil there that does not sleep. The great eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash, and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." - Boromir, Lord of the Rings "I am angry. I am sick in my soul. The West refuses to engage this enemy that has declared all out war on our civilization. The media, the UN, the political elites bow to Islam. They refuse to speak its name. They refuse to stop immigration. They are afraid." -- Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs If you think you have been...
  • (Vanity) Annotated Tolkien and the Election Cycle

    10/12/2008 3:12:59 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 881+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-12-2008 | grey_whiskers
    ‘… But you, John Sidney, Lord of the Mark of Republican, are declared by your noble devices, and still more by the fair countenance of the House of McCain. O worthy son of John the Thrice-renowned Admiral! Why have you not come before, and as a friend? Much have I desired to see you, mightiest Senator of western lands, and especially in these latter years, to save you from the unwise and evil counsels that beset you! Is it yet too late? Despite the injuries that have been done to me, in which the men of Bush, alas! have has...
  • Homosexual Lord of the Rings Star McKellen Blasts Catholic Bishop for Remarks on "Gay Lobby"

    08/12/2008 7:08:43 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 31 replies · 548+ views
    Life Site News ^ | August 11, 2008 | Hilary White
    Homosexual Lord of the Rings Star McKellen Blasts Catholic Bishop for Remarks on "Gay Lobby" By Hilary White LONDON, August 11, 2008 ( - Two prominent British homosexual actors have lashed out at a Catholic bishop for warning Catholic parents against the advance of the homosexualist movement. Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Callow denounced as "arrogant" and "unchristian" the efforts of Bishop Joseph Devine to warn a group of parents against the secularising aims of the homosexual movement. McKellan, the actor who has used his fame, derived in part from his role as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings...
  • Lord of the Rings Question - Need Help, Please!

    05/19/2008 8:53:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeDude · 35 replies · 1,588+ views
    I have a question on a particular passage in Lord of the Rings and I need to find it. Can someone help?
  • Report: McKellen to reprise Gandalf role

    04/30/2008 1:56:53 PM PDT · by JenB · 68 replies · 1,725+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wednesday April 30 3:16 PM ET
    Ian McKellen will again take up the robes of Gandalf the Wizard in the cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic "The Hobbit" a British film magazine reported Wednesday. But McKellen's publicist warned that final arrangements were yet to be made. "Of course he wants to do it, but nothing's been agreed or signed," Clair Dobbs said.
  • Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Cinema (Failure to Pay Royalties Apparently)

    02/11/2008 5:48:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 83 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 2/11/2008 | Alex Veiga
    LOS ANGELES - The estate of "Lord of the Rings" creator J.R.R. Tolkien is suing the film studio that released the trilogy based on his books, claiming the company hasn't paid it a penny from the estimated $6 billion the films have grossed worldwide. The suit, filed Monday, claims New Line was required to pay 7.5 percent of gross receipts to Tolkien's estate and other plaintiffs, who contend they only received an upfront payment of $62,500 for the three movies before production began. The writer's estate, a British charity dubbed The Tolkien Trust, and original "Lord of the Rings" publisher...
  • VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Aga...

    08/31/2007 4:59:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 71 replies · 2,751+ views
    John-Henry Westen ^ | August 30, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Against Homosexuality By John-Henry Westen AUKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007 ( - British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality. In an August 10 interview on New Zealand's TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour "He's the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part...
  • The Doubting Harry

    07/12/2007 4:25:42 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 185 replies · 2,784+ views
    Time ^ | July 12, 2007 | LEV GROSSMAN
    Rowling's work is so familiar that we've forgotten how radical it really is. Look at her literary forebears. In The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien fused his ardent Catholicism with a deep, nostalgic love for the unspoiled English landscape. C.S. Lewis was a devout Anglican whose Chronicles of Narnia forms an extended argument for Christian faith. Now look at Rowling's books. What's missing? If you want to know who dies in Harry Potter, the answer is easy: God. Harry Potter lives in a world free of any religion or spirituality of any kind. He lives surrounded by ghosts but...
  • New Tolkien epic to be released in April

    03/26/2007 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 56 replies · 1,374+ views
    CBC Arts ^ | March 26, 2007
    An unfinished book by J.R.R. Tolkien that was completed by his son will be published April 17 in Canada, New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K. Christopher Tolkien, son of the man who wrote the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has completed The Children of Hurin, a book his father started in 1918 and later abandoned. J.R.R. Tolkien, shown in a 1967 photo, left notes and an outline for The Children of Hurin, a novel finished by his son and to be published in April. (Associated Press) Publisher HarperCollins is not releasing details of the book, but describes it as...
  • Saul Zaentz Chimes In: Peter Jackson Will Direct The Hobbit

    12/01/2006 9:46:45 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 76 replies · 1,945+ views
    Cinematical ^ | November 26, 2006 | Scott Weinberg
    You may remember seeing the name "Saul Zaentz" in the opening credits of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies. His name is also listed on the credits for the Ralph Bakshi animated version from 1978. So who is Saul Zaentz, anyway? He's the producer who, in 1976, bought the rights to Tolkien's works and, logically, started up a company called Tolkien Enterprises. So what that basically means is that New Line "leased" the LOTR rights from Zaentz ... and it looks like those rights will be reverting back to the guy some time next year. And apparently Saul Zaentz...
  • MGM to Unveil New Tentpoles (Movie company set to release Tolkien's The Hobbit!)

    09/10/2006 5:10:57 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 85 replies · 1,861+ views ^ | September 10, 2006 | Staff
    In a Variety article talking about MGM's move back into the tentpole business, the trade mentions a few highly-anticipated projects that are in the works: Over the next few years, MGM is planning to release half a dozen films, some in the $150 million to $200 million-plus range. Studio is ready to unveil such high-profile projects as "Terminator 4"; one or two installments of "The Hobbit," which Sloan hopes will be directed by Peter Jackson; and a sequel to "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Pierce Brosnan. It has already announced a "Pink Panther" sequel and the next 007 pic "Bond...
  • Separated at birth?

    08/30/2006 12:06:43 PM PDT · by happymom · 17 replies · 339+ views
    Separated at birth?
  • Lord of the Rings Profits Used to Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    07/17/2006 4:48:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 48 replies · 1,288+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/16/06 | Gudrun Schultz
     WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 17, 2006 ( – Profits from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy are being used to fund destructive human embryonic research at the University of California, reported the Mainichi Daily News. Filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who brought the J.R.R. Tolkien epic to the screen, together donated US $310,000 last Saturday to fund research using the stem cells of human embryos. “Stem cell therapy has the potential to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses which up until now have been labelled ‘incurable,’” the pair said in a statement released by the University of...
  • Whither Frodo and Jesus?

    06/21/2006 6:18:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 58 replies · 1,119+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 06/20/06 | Mark Moring
    How could the American Film Institute have missed The Return of the King when picking its list of the 100 Most Inspiring Films of All Time? And not a single movie about Jesus? What's up with THAT? Last week, the American Film Institute posted its list of the 100 Most Inspiring Films of All Time. It's a good list, especially with It's a Wonderful Life and To Kill a Mockingbird occupying the top two spots. Rocky, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Breaking Away are all in the top 10. Very nice. But like all such lists, it's certainly open...
  • The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers

    05/12/2006 8:24:27 PM PDT · by restornu · 121 replies · 31,935+ views
    The Watcher Files ^ | By Sherry Shriner
    In these last days, the Bible says it will be a time of mass hybridization and the mixture and corruption of human DNA by fallen angels, also known as "Aliens." The government is and has been, conditioning the existence of aliens through Hollywood, science fiction, cartoons, and other sources. However, they are not telling you the whole truth. These Aliens are not ascended masters, or enlightened ones, or beings from galaxies millions of miles away, nor are they our forefathers or original creators. They are fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against the headship...
  • Harry Potter and the War On Terror

    05/10/2006 10:20:34 AM PDT · by Tolik · 59 replies · 3,908+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 9th, 2006 | Bookworm
    Not too long ago, there was a lot of giggling on the right side of the blogosphere when it learned about a book called Why Mommy is a Democrat, which its publisher proudly boasts is “A Different Kind of Children’s Book.”  The book’s point is that, just as a child views Mommy in a saintly light, he should project that view onto Democrats because they share Mommy’s values.  For example, just as Mommies do, Democrats make sure people share.  And so that no one misses this message, the well-dressed, silver-haired, obviously Republican white folk in the background walk by a homeless...
  • Lord of the Rings Star Using Fame from Film to Promote Homosexual "Marriage"

    05/05/2006 7:25:51 AM PDT · by LifeSite News · 100 replies · 2,459+ views ^ | May 4, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    DUBLIN, May 4, 2006 ( - British Actor Ian McKellen who was launched into mega-stardom playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film in 2001, has used the recognition generated by the film to forward his crusade to promote homosexuality. Ironically, the genius behind the story which gave McKellen his current pedestal - J.R. Tolkien - held that homosexuality was a disorder and was a staunch defender of traditional Catholic teaching on sexual morality, according to experts on the famed writer. McKellen's latest endeavour is to campaign for homosexual 'marriage' in Britain. This week McKellen complained that a new...
  • Fifty ways to kill Zacharias Moussaui

    04/26/2006 2:44:43 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 49 replies · 7,816+ views
    Fifty ways to kill Zacharias Moussaui It looks like Zacharias Moussaui may have to be sent to meet the 72 virgins in hell. With that in mine, here are some the ways the Government can administer Justice to Zacharias Moussaui. 1. Place Zacharias Moussaui in a chair. Using an industrial strength crane, hoist 150 ft. above Zacharias Moussaui a 900 lbs. pot-belly pig. Drop the 900 lbs. pig onto Zacharias Moussaui. 2. Force Zacharias Moussaui to watch GIGLI, BASIC INSTINCT 2, ALEXANDER, CATWOMAN, SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2, WHITE CHICKS, JERSEY GIRL, and other Razzie Award winning movies. This will force...
  • Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn of LOTR) Blasts President Bush-Barf Alert!

    12/14/2005 12:42:55 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 37 replies · 830+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12.14.05 | Jeanette Walls
    Viggo Mortensen isn't backing off his stinging critique of George W. Bush.The Lord of the Rings hottie took some heat from criticizing some of the president's policies, and in a recent interview Mortensen was unrepentant.'Im not anti-Bush, I'm anti Bush behavior,' Mortensen told Progressive Magazine. 'In other words, I'm against cheating, greed, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason, and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by the Bush Adminsitration.'Mortensen also blasted the adminsitrations handing of Hurrican Katrina and discussed why he supported anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.'Cindy Sheehan and how badly Katrina was bungled are two shots to the heart,'...
  • Kong doesn't break $10 m in opener; #21 all time in openers behind "Pokeman" and "Meet the Fokkers"

    12/15/2005 11:21:20 AM PST · by LS · 49 replies · 985+ views
    Kong did not open as strongly as expected according to Drudge, taking in $9.7 m, well below expectations. It opened a paltry #21 all time, behind such powerhouses as "Pokemon."
  • The Presence of Christ in The Lord of the Rings

    11/17/2005 8:56:40 AM PST · by Petrosius · 45 replies · 814+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | November 16, 2005 | Peter J. Kreeft
    • This essay is an excerpt from Peter J. Kreeft's new book, The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind The Lord of the Ring. Can any one man incarnate every truth and virtue? Throughout the New Testament we find a shocking simplicity: Christ does not merely teach the truth, He is the truth; He does not merely show us the way, He is the way; He does not merely give us eternal life, He is that life. He does not merely teach or purchase our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption, but "God made [Him] our wisdom, our righteousness...
  • VANITY POST: Lord of the Rings "Gimli" and Indianna Jones' "Salla" is a conservative thinker!

    08/03/2005 9:17:45 PM PDT · by cowboy_code · 16 replies · 668+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW Online ^ | March 05, 2004, 10:52 a.m. | Andrew Leigh
    "No Sean Penn!", John Rhys-Davies, without Oscar censors. LOS ANGELES — Another Academy Awards ceremony has come and gone. If you're like me, you spent much of it on the edge of your seat, silently praying that none of the winning actors would launch into a noxious left-wing tirade, featuring such sagacious bromides as "War is Not the Answer" (to what?). It's a common perception that Hollywood is a liberal town, and rightly so. There are a few bold souls, however, who are willing to swim against the tide. One of these starred in the film that won the most...
  • No WMD in Middle Earth: Necon Lord of the Rings deception EXPOSED (Vanity)

    04/13/2005 12:20:59 PM PDT · by propertius · 40 replies · 836+ views
    Vanity | April 13, 2005 | Propertius
    Watching the first episode of the Lord of the Rings with some friends in Baghdad the other night, I was struck by its uncanny resemblance to the situation in Iraq. It is deeply unfortunate that the New York Slimes and the Lame Stream Media had no presence in Middle Earth, for if their reporters had been embedded with Orks we would have a much more realistic picture of the neo-imperialist offensive against Mordor than that presented to us by Tolkien. Is it not clear that Gandalf was something of a cowboy who was looking for any excuse to attack Mordor...
  • What Is Virtue? Truth in Context to American Society

    01/26/2005 2:24:50 PM PST · by · 3 replies · 310+ views
    1/26/05 | RedFox
    They say there is no such thing as truth. They say there is no God. They say truth and beauty are in they eye of the beholder, that they are relative. They watch too much Science Fiction. Reality is not the Twilight Zone. They say these things because they’ve abandoned God in rebellious defiance. Truth is God’s point of view. Truth is completely unveiled reality. You are sacred, because you were made in the image of God. This makes you special above anything else that exists. Your sexual body is sacred, because life is created there. You don’t have anything...
  • Our Two Towers: Winning the war on terrorism means confronting Western versions of Saruman

    01/17/2005 10:49:24 AM PST · by jfreif · 16 replies · 5,588+ views
    World Magazine ^ | January 15, 2005 | Gene Edward Veith
    J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings triology is about the epic struggle of "the free folk of the West" to ward off and defeat the temptations and the enemies that would destroy them. As such, the movie version has had a powerful cultural resonance for the free folk undergoing the war on terrorism. Now all three movies are available in extended DVD versions, forming a single 12-hour saga that sheds light on one of the strangest phenomena of our current war: the alliance between our left-wing intellectual establishment and radical Islam. In Tolkien's epic, all of Middle Earth is under...
  • Return of the King

    12/20/2004 5:45:14 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 10 replies · 497+ views
    With the release this week of the Extended Edition DVD of Return of the King, here are some LOTR resources: A Triumphant Return In J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, a Legendary Friendship Myth Meets Real Life Escape into Reality Saint J. R. R. the Evangelist Tolkien, Transformer of Culture
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...