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'Lord of the Rings' actor John Noble talks 'Silencio' thriller Special

"Lord of the Rings" and "Fringe" actor John Noble chatted with Digital Journal about his new thriller "Silencio." He also offered advice for young and aspiring actors and shared his thoughts about the impact of technology on the entertainment business.

John Rhys-Davies talks 'Soldier of War' and 'Indiana Jones' films Special

Emmy-nominated actor John Rhys-Davies (Sallah in the "Indiana Jones" movies and the voice of Treebeard in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy) chatted with Digital Journal about his new film "Soldier of War."

JRR Tolkien book published after 100 years

Oxford - A new book by author JRR Tolkien is to go on sale, 100 years after it was first written. Tolkien is best known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy of books and The Hobbit.

New daddy longlegs named after Smeagol of Lord of the Rings

Living in a deep, dank cave in Brazil, this tiny, pale creature never emerges into the sunlight. Even if it did, the little harvestman, or daddy longlegs, is blind, so seeing sunlight isn't something it could ever do.

Legendary screen villain & horror icon Christopher Lee dies at 93

Sir Christopher Lee died at the age of 93, leaving fans with an impressive array of immortal performances from Hammer Films’ Count Dracula to Bond villain Scaramanga to ‘Lord of the Rings’ Saruman.

Op-Ed: 5 of Christopher Lee's greatest scenes

The iconic Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. In honour of his decades of fantastic work in sci-fi, horror and more, Digital Journal presents five of his best scenes.

Op-Ed: 'Lord of the Rings' Producer to fund new film with Kickstarter Special

Los Angeles - What do "Lord of the Rings, True Blood", Vincent Van Gogh and an actress with a passion for dolphins have in common? A project called, "Talk is Cheap" — the first ever feature-length movie on Climate Change.

Uruk-hai prank leaves victims unnerved and YouTubers laughing

Amsterdam - A few residents of Amsterdam where more than a bit surprised when a vicious Uruk-hai from Tolkien mythology invaded their real lives. With sword in hand he strode mightily to buy some groceries.

Dawn of the Apes: new trailer now available (VIDEO)

A new trailer for director Matt Reeves's upcoming movie — "Dawn of the Apes" — has today been released by 20th Century Fox.

Lord of the Rings horse put down

Blanco, the equine celebrity that answered to the name Shadowfax in the Lord of the Rings trilogy has been euthanized after a sudden illness.

Life of J.R.R. Tolkien to get the film treatment

It's no real surprise these days when a book gets the movie treatment. What is rare, however, is when an author's life gets the same treatment. It seems J.R.R. Tolkien will be one of those lucky few.

New Hobbit trailer released (update)

A trailer for Peter Jackson's latest Hobbit movie, the second in the trilogy, has been released. The movie is titled 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'.

Warner Brothers celebrates 90 years of Best Pictures Special

To commemorate its ninth decade as one of the most prolific film studios – and with Oscar night looming – Warner Bros has released 20 Best Pictures Collection on DVD. Leonardo DiCaprio, Swank and Wood offer up their Best Picture memories.

Slasher horror knocks Hobbit off top of US box-office ratings

The three-week reign of the little people of Middle-earth at the top of the US box-office ratings has ended – and in comes some classic horror.

Oscar winning sound man Michael Hopkins drowns

Sound engineer Michael Hopkins, who won Oscars for his work on the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and the 2005 'King Kong' remake, has died in a rafting accident.

Tolkien estate suing Warner Bros over online gaming

Los Angeles - Publisher HarperCollins, together with the Estate of Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien have launched a law suit against Warner Bros. for unauthorized merchandising of the Tolkien books in an online game.

Giant Gollum sculpture installed at New Zealand Airport

Gollum, one half of the popular computer-generated Middle-Earthling duo from 'Lord of the Rings', has been immortalized in a larger-than-life sculpture that now hangs in New Zealand's Wellington International Airport.

New trailer for The Hobbit released

It’s Tolkien Week and as such, Warner Bros. has just released the latest trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The new trailer shows us more of the characters, the journey and some of the humour that was prominent in Lord of the Rings.

Elijah Wood chats about his roles in 'Wilfred' and 'The Hobbit' Special

In the second season of 'Wilfred,' Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, an introvert who talks to a man in a dog suit. But 'Wilfred' is not Wood's only return to a former role -- he is once again playing Frodo in 'The Hobbit,' the prequel to 'Lord Of The Rings.'

Billy Connolly to play key dwarf role in The Hobbit movie

Los Angeles - Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly has been cast to play a dwarf in Peter Jackson’s two Hobbit movies, which are currently being filmed in New Zealand.

Tolkien letter discovered in book sold for over £1,500

A letter written by Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, found unexpectedly in a book, has been sold for £1,700 to an internet bidder, at an auctioneers in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK.

First trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit available online

The wait is over for J.R.R. Tolkien fans. The first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is now available online and gives a sneak peek into the adventure led by Bilbo and his many companions.

Official Trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released

It's been ten years since the Lord of the Rings trilogy hit the big screen. On December 14, 2012, the long awaited prequel to the series, "The Hobbit", will hit theaters. The official trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was recently released.

Peter Jackson sues New Line Cinema in earnings dispute.

The Lord of the Rings filmmaker seeks to hold the studio to its contractual obligations. New Line counters with threat to bar Jackson from future projects.

Making A Movie About Open Source Development

A film is being made about Open Source.

Nasty Reviews and Poor Sales Shut Down The Lord of the Rings Early

Digital Journal — The quest for a successful musical in Toronto continues. Despite raking in seven Dora Awards this week, the mammoth musical, The Lord of the Rings, will be kaput after only seven months on stage. The curtain will drop on Gollum, Frodo.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - Review

The most hyped up film of the new millennium “The Lord of the Rings” (The Fellowship of the Ring) arrives with all the grandeur and aplomb of a cinematic blockbuster event, a first of its kind (the Lord of the Rings trilogy made simultaneously at a co

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