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Warner Bros. and Tolkien Estate settle epic Lord of the Rings lawsuit

Film rights disputes are almost always a nasty business, especially when it comes to Hollywood blockbusters the likes of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Today, it's being reported that Warner Bros. and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien have reached an agreement regarding the rights dispute for both of the above mentioned films. Upon settling the legal...
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07.03.2017
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2004 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was...
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05.30.2017
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Sauron returns in this announcement trailer for the game Shadow of War

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and expands upon the nemesis system established in the previous game. While a gameplay trailer will hit next month, we do have the announcement teaser that gives you a cinematic look at where the story is headed, as well as some...
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02.27.2017
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Uma Thurman says not doing Lord of the Rings was one of her worst decisions

The LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy remains one of the great cinematic landmarks of all time, raking in billions of dollars and a wheelbarrow of Oscars. Fans know those movies back to back, and the series has truly stood the test of time. So much of this is true that some actors are still kicking themselves for not jumping on the horse when they had the chance. During an appearance on...
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02.22.2017
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The Fellowhip of the Ring is (partially) reunited in epic photos

Last year marked the 15th anniversary of LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, and if that’s not enough to make you feel like an old geezer then certainly a picture of some members of the Fellowship reenacting a scene only days ago certainly will.  Well, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen did just that in some photos posted by...
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02.01.2017
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JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Welcome to JoBlo.com's Exceptional Movie Trivia Quizzes! Each week we'll be presenting you with a new movie quiz with which to test your cinematic knowledge. J.R.R. Tolkien himself deemed The Lord of the Rings to be unfilmable and although there had been many attempts to adapt the series, it wasn't until Peter Jackson entered the picture that the entire trilogy was...
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03.09.2016
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Christopher Lee

Last week , we took at look at the career of one of the best character actors of our time, Jeff Goldblum . This week's subject is a recently deceased legend with over two hundred film credits to his name... Christopher Lee They sure don't make em' like Christopher Lee anymore. Sure, there are prolific character actors out there, but Christopher...
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06.14.2015
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Lovely Bones

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** We have done a lot of critiques about Peter Jackson...
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04.09.2014
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JoBlo.com presents: Top 10 Greatest Moments from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Video Compilation)

As fans line up to witness Peter Jackson 's second chapter in THE HOBBIT trilogy, we here at JoBlo.com are taking some time to reflect on the previous Middle-Earth adventure that brought J.R.R. Tolkien 's legendary universe to life.  THE LORD OF THE RINGS films stand as one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time and one of the most perfect trilogies ever...
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12.13.2013
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Cool Videos: Everything wrong with The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

LORD OF THE RINGS fanatics might not be happy with this latest video from Cinema Sins . THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is out next week, so of course they've created a new "Everything Wrong With..." video for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS. The film was a big hit with audiences and critics, so what exactly is wrong with Peter Jackson 's film?...
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12.04.2013
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Jake Gyllenhaal opens up about his horrible Frodo audition for The Lord of the Rings

When casting for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS began back in 1999, 150 different actors auditioned to play Frodo Baggins for Peter Jackson . Obviously Elijah Wood ended up getting the part, and he did an outstanding job as the little hero. Jake Gyllenhaal was apparently also interested in the role, but according to the actor, his audition did not go well at...
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10.31.2013
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These two new Lord of the Rings Mondo posters are awesome!

One of my favorite movie subjects is LORD OF THE RINGS. I also really love any art inspired by the film. That's why I am happy to show you these two new Mondo posters from artists Paolo Rivera and Mike Sutfin. If I had some extra money to drop on the "Servants of Sauron" print, trust me, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Here are the details from Mondo: "We have two great LORD OF THE RINGS...
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01.23.2013
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