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The Lord of the Rings

The 'Stranger Things' Kids Freak Out Over Season 2 Teaser

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.06.2017 | Entertainment

Winona Ryder’s facial expressions at the SAG Awards were nice — well, they were amazing — but, still, her reaction doesn’t come close to her ...

The Next Big Fantasy Series Is Inspired By 'LOTR' And African Epics

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts

Fantasy and sci-fi stories take place in faraway lands or alternate universes, but they still suffer from the same failures of representation as many ...

Grandma Finds Out She's Been Accidentally Praying To An 'LOTR' Elf

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.05.2017 | Latino Voices

A devout great-grandmother in Brazil recently had quite the religious revelation. It seems that the small figurine she believed to be Saint Anthony o...

Here's What Happened To Sam's Daughter From 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment

When it comes to “Lord of The Rings,” we all remember Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee. He’s your Sam. Don’t you know your Sam? Yeah, we ...

The Real Reason David Bowie Wasn't In 'The Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment

“The Lord of the Rings” could’ve had a lot of ch-ch-ch-ch-changes in the casting process, but the most legendary “almost” story involves Dav...

New Tolkien Book Will Tell The Sweetest, Most Middle Earth Love Story Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.19.2016 | Arts

Some loves simply can’t be quenched with the passage of time. This author stands as a particular testament to that fact ― no, not Nicholas Sparks,...

The Best of the Best at VRLA Summer Expo

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

We've been dreaming about virtual reality for a long time. So long, in fact, that some are skeptical that it's really here to stay.

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'LOTR' Audition Is The One Fail To Rule Them All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment

After this, Jake Gyllenhaal probably wished he had the magic ring just so he could disappear. While stopping by "The Tonight Show" on Monday for his n...

Ian McKellen On Whether There Is a Place for Pacifism in These Troubling Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.25.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Ian McKellen is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished actors working today. In this clip, McKellen speaks on the history of pacifism in his family, and whether a philosophy of nonviolence still has a place in today's volatile world.

15 Movie Mistakes You Didn't Notice In Your Favorite Action Films

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks can contain the occasiona...

Beyond Dracula, Dooku, and Saruman: Celebrating the Long Life and Vast Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

In a movie culture of ever bigger, louder, and emptier booms, and a celebrity culture of relentless panty flashes and nip slips, Mr. Lee always reminds us of elegance, of discipline, of presence. With Christopher Lee in a production, there was never any need for lame camera-shaking and ADD cutting -- he held you.

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All The Similarities Between 'The Lord Of The Rings' And 'The Hobbit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

"The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies are, of course, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy books. But the movies definitely feature ...

Watch Every On-Screen 'Lord Of The Rings' Death In Under 7 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy spans three epic movies and is estimated to include more than 200,000 deaths. Now, all the offings are ava...

Stephen Colbert Frightened Everyone While Filming 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.04.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert is the one fan to rule them all. While on "Late Night," Colbert told host Seth Meyers that he is the ultimate "Lord of the Rings" f...

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

10 Things Only Real 'Lord Of The Rings' Fans Know

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Perle | Posted 03.01.2014 | Books

Have you read The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings -- and seen the extended editions of the movies -- multiple times? Is Shadowfax your favorite ficti...

The Secret to Writing a Best-selling Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

We know today, some popular writers employ a "formula" such as fast-pacing, short sentences and chapters, and simple language, hoping to achieve success. Would I, as a novelist, seriously consider changing the manner in which I write? The easy answer is: No.

Beautiful Dreamer: Discussing Facts and Fantasy With Author Peter S. Beagle

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

Engaging fantasy author Peter S. Beagle in conversation is a remarkably lively experience, and fan, friend and/or interviewer should prepare to be surprised. I'm all set for unicorns and werewolves when Mr. Beagle suddenly launches into political observations.

The Dharma of the Rings

David Loy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
David Loy

Can The Lord of the Rings be understood as a new Buddhist myth - a spiritual teaching that speaks to our situation today?

You Shall Not Pass... For Some Reason

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

There's no denying Gandalf was critical in the ultimate success of the Fellowship of the Ring, but there are some situations where his help might not ...

It's A 'Lord Of The Rings' Reunion!

Posted 11.26.2013 | Celebrity

Brace yourselves, "Lord Of The Rings" fans ... this one's a doozy. Arwen, Gandalf and Legolas reunited for a photo op in NYC on Nov. 24 at the ope...

Surprise Connections Between 'The Hobbit' & 'Lord Of The Rings'

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

That there are references to Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" franchise embedded within the director's new "Hobbit" series of films is far from sur...

Theater: Does Orlando Bloom or Wilt on Broadway? Plus Nude Legal Wrangling And August Wilson

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

How is he? That's the question people have when a movie star like Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut in a Shakespearean play. Well, he's fine, grading on a curve.

Gollum As Forrest Gump?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

While we're all familiar with the (not-so-) lovable character of Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies by now, you may not be...

The Best (And Worst) Books-Turned-Movies

Anouska Stahlmann | Posted 10.15.2013 | Teen
Anouska Stahlmann

With Catching Fire coming out in a few months, I've been thinking about film adaptations of books and, although occasional, book adaptations of films. Sadly, I've been very disappointed with some of the adaptations, but I've also been very impressed.