Welcome to ginger-Barad-Dûr, home of the great shadow of Middle Earth, made completely out of gingerbread. Who knew Sauron had such a sweet tooth.
Martin Freeman is great as Tim Canterbury in BBC's The Office. He's also great as Bilbo Baggins, a pint-sized hobbit from the Shire. With Freeman hosting last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, the comedy troupe stumbled upon a golden "two birds, one stone" opportunity.
If you're ever lucky enough to fly Air New Zealand, you might want to actually pay attention to the safety video that plays before takeoff. The airline hired WETA, the effects shop responsible for The Lord Of the Ring films, to punch up the video. And not surprisingly, they delivered (and then some) with a short…
Imagine you could make any of these weapons real. Which one would you choose? Gandalf the White's staff, Vader's lightsaber, Arthur's Excalibur, Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver or Harry Potter's wand? Discuss in the comments. Or just get the t-shirt at [Redbubble]
What'd I learn from my hands-on with Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth Defense, the forthcoming LOTR tower defense game? That Aragorn's just as much of a badass when he's small enough to fit it the palm of your hand.
Blu-ray transfers are notorious for overzealous noise (film grain) reduction, and as avsforum points out, Lord of the Rings looked better on a 17Mbps MPEG-2 broadcast than it does the upcoming 23Mbps VC1 Blu-ray.
With $1.36 billion in worldwide receipts after last weekend, Avatar topped LOTR: Return of the King and is now the second highest grossing film of all time. Next up? Titanic. Its record is just $500 million away. [BusinessWeek]