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Review: ‘Tolkien’ is the tale of where it all truly started Special

‘Tolkien’ is a charming look at the author’s formative years, when he encountered many of the people and places that would later influence his epic adventures.

Oxford unveils UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

Oxford - The University of Oxford was set to unveil Friday a "once-in-a-generation" exhibition of materials related to "The Lord of the Rings" author J. R. R. Tolkien, featuring previously unseen objects from several countries.

Fourth grader suspended for using magic from the Hobbit

A parent of a fourth-grade student at the Kermit Independent School has said that his son was pulled out of lessons for making a terroristic threat when he was actually repeating magic from the Hobbit.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

Review: Odysseo - Spectacular, and spectacularly hollow Special

Toronto - Odysseo is Cirque du Soleil for the horsie set. It’s the latest creation from the people behind the 2003 hit Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human And Horse, that ran to popular acclaim in Toronto’s Distillery District.

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.

Shakespearian star McKellen in low-budget zombie movie

Sir Ian McKellen, knight of both the stage and the silver screen, venerated deliverer of immortal lines from the Bard himself, is to take a role in a low-budget zombie movie.

Tolkien-Inspired Movie Premieres at the London Sci Fi Festival

The Hunt for Gollum, a new short film inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien will be shown at the London Science Fiction Film Festival.

Fans queue for 'last' Tolkien book

Die-hard J.R.R. Tolkien fans queued on Tuesday to buy special editions of a "new" book by the creator of "The Lord of the Rings," which has hit book stores 34 years after his death.

Tolkien Jr completes unfinished Lord of the Rings book, The Children of Húrin

Tolkien Jr. completes his father Tolkien's unfinished novel "The Children of Húrin" and is to be released soon by Harper Collins, book publisher.

New Tolkien book tipped for big screen

The Children of Húrin, released on April 17th, is the first Tolkien novel for 30 years.

Hope you approve, director asks Tolkien at grave

The director of a revamped "The Lord of the Rings" musical went to J.R.R. Tolkien's grave to seek the author's posthumous blessing for staging the cult classic -- and he apologized in case the writer disapproved.
 

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The outfit was very convincing as a whole and really left people reeling with laughter.
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