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The Lord of the Rings

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

See A Photo From The Set Of 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson and his crew are returning to Middle-earth one last time, according to a new post the director wrote on his Facebook page. Jackson unvei...

What Will the Next Wave of Blockbusters Bring? What 2013 Release Will Be the Next Star Wars/Batman/Harry Potter?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If history repeats itself, something out there to be released this year will change the game. If the pattern holds we will have a major smash hit that will not only make a lot of money for its studio but will also blaze a trail in terms of what the next decade of blockbusters will look like.

How The Hobbit Should Have Ended

Posted 01.18.2013 | Comedy

This really could have saved everyone a lot of time and money....

The Debacle That Is the Movie Version of The Hobbit

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

The more you love The Hobbit the more you'll hate this sorry commercialized excuse for an adaptation. Peter Jackson may look a bit like a Hobbit but don't let that fool you. He's Hollywood all the way.

Visiting With the Amazing Peter Jackson: Creator of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Kay Koplovitz

It was mezmerizing to walk through the huge workshops where characters and props were being assembled and where those from the first two films of the trilogy were being stored. The tools and costumes of middle earth were coming alive right there!

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dan Persons | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The journey will be long, the challenges daunting, the popcorn very likely stale. But that doesn't matter now -- the grand epic that is the three-part, film adaptation of The Hobbit is upon us with the release of the first installment: An Unexpected Journey.

Weekend Box Office: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Opens With an Expected (and Record) $84 million.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey basically opened like a Lord of the Rings film, give or take various variables. Its $84.7 million estimated debut clobbered the December record.

Is the Witch King as Powerful as Gandalf?

Quora | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Danielle Maurer, Anthropology Major & SciFi Fan I'm going to take a stance and say that...

Will 'The Hobbit' Make You Learn The Names Of 13 Dwarves?

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On December 14, Peter Jackson makes his fourth cinematic foray into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the firs...

Once the Hobbit Movies Are Completed, Should a New Viewer Watch the Hobbit Movies Or the Lord of the Rings Movies First?

Quora | Posted 02.08.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Joshua Engel, Polymath Without having seen the movies, I can't know for sure. But the i...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Dan Persons | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Next week sees the last, major genre film debut of the year with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in glorious 3D and an innovative high frame-rate (HFR) projection system (advance word: bring Dramamine).

What Was The Credits Scene In 'Amazing Spider-Man' About?

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.05.2012 | Entertainment

"Amazing Spider-Man" end credits spoilers ahead. Shortly after the credits begin during "The Amazing Spider-Man," the audience is treated to an add...

Are Novels Better With Large Casts or Small Casts?

Dave Astor | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

For a book with "Solitude" in its title, it sure has lots of characters! After recently reading One Hundred Years of Solitude, I've been thinking about whether novels are better with large casts or small casts.

Many Famous Authors Started With 'Novel 101'

Dave Astor | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Creating a novel is tough. Until you get the hang of it, it can be hard to do the Proustian thing.