Tag: Lord of the Rings

Friday Randomness and PirateBay

First, from CNET, we have the confirmation of the long-awaited and long-rumoured Lord of the Rings on Blu-Ray. Woot. This excites me on so many levels. The actual report is about the boom in Blu-Ray sales which are, no matter what anyone says, the result of HD-DVD’s collapse which caused player prices to plummet. Second, […]

Bilbo Baggins Finds His Screen Scribes

(Forwarded to me from Evan From Today’s Shelf Awarenessnewsletter) The eight-month search is over for a screenwriter to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit , and it ends back where it started. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro decided “that no one is better suited for the task than they […]

Ding Dong, HD-DVD is Dead

Stick a fork in it, because it’s over. It’s official. Today, Toshiba has announced that HD-DVD is no more and will be relegated to the bin of history. For the first time, consumers have won in receiving a quality product instead of the cheaper product. Blu-Ray is here to stay and coming within the next […]

Peter Jackson Can’t Kick the Hobbit: He’s Signed On!

Peter Jackson: Middle Earth, A Hard Hobbit to Break Some bits from various wire reports cut and pasted together: Relations between Jackson and New Line soured after “Rings” despite a collective worldwide box office gross of nearly $3 billion, decimating records around the globe. After publicly warring for well over a year, “Lord of the […]

Peter Jackson may or may not direct the Hobbit

Peter Jackson has been removed as director of the Lord of the Rings follow-up, The Hobbit . I think there is 100% agreement outside of New Line Cinema that this is perhaps the worse idea since New Coke. Let me go on the record as saying a Jacksonless Hobbit shall not be seen by me […]

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

This is a retro-post. I put this online 24 December 2005 using the date it was originally sent out. Lord of the Rings — Part One(The Movie Review) Well, this movie is one I had been waiting for a very long time. My expectations were unobtainable and possibly unreasonable. My fear of being let down […]

LOTR: Two Towers Review

This is a retro-post. I put this online 24 December 2005 using the date it was originally sent out. LOTR: Two Towers Review First, it’s hard to say whether a review of this film contains Spoilers because if you’ve read the book, you already know what happens. If you’ve not read the book, stop now. […]

LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (REVIEW)

This is a retro-post. I put this online 24 December 2005 using the date it was originally sent out. LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (REVIEW) You WILL be warned before spoilers. It’s OK to read the first bit. First, a word about spoilers: If you’ve read the book there are, by definition, […]