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Elijah Wood Believes Lord Of The Rings Couldn’t Be Made The Same In 2021

No matter how many massive franchises come and go, “The Lord of The Rings” will always hold a special place in the hearts of millions of fans. Clearly, the movies are beloved because they’re incredibly well-made, but with 20 years of retrospect, it’s apparent that they were also made during a specific window of Hollywood […]

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James Cameron Says Marvel Features Not ‘Epic’ Like Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

The debate with filmmakers about Marvel features rages on and entering the fray is “Avatar” director James Cameron. In a recent Directors on Directors interview with Variety, Cameron sat down with “Dune” director Denis Villeneuve to discuss everything from filmmaking technique to Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel.Cameron starts in early on how different “Dune” […]

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Fellowship of the Ring at 20: the film that revitalised and ruined Hollywood

Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings film was a stunning achievement but it introduced a new world of delayed and extended gratificationWhen I first saw The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with my dad at a Johannesburg mall multiplex one afternoon in that idle dead zone between Christmas and New […]

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‘Wall-e,’ ‘Lord Of The Rings,’ ‘Pink Flamingos’ & More Join This Year’s Batch Of National Film Registry Honorees

Every year, the Library of Congress decides to honor specific films by adding them to the National Film Registry. This means out of all the films in the world, released over the past century or so, the US Government has decided that these features are deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance and/or creative […]

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Peter Jackson sells special effects studio Weta Digital for $1.63bn

The Wellington-based studio built characters and scenes for films including Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Wonder Woman and Planet of the ApesThe special effects studio co-founded by Sir Peter Jackson, which has brought blockbusters including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones to life, has been sold for more than $1.6bn, in the latest […]

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The Spine Of Night Creators Spill On Their Gorgeous, Gory Rotoscoped Epic [Interview]

There are a handful of rotoscoped fantasy classics that every nerd knew in the 1970s and ’80s. Whether it was the rollicking rock and roll fantasy of “Heavy Metal” or the extended epics of the Rankin and Bass “Hobbit” or “Lord of the Rings” movies, the unique animation style implanted itself in our collective subconscious. […]

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Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Will Be ‘As Big As You Can Make A Movie’

You have to give Zack Snyder this much credit: the man puts everything into each one of his movies. “Batman v Superman” couldn’t just be the first live-action team-up between the two classic heroes, but arguably one of the most divisive and controversial superhero movies … ever? “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” isn’t just another crossover extravaganza, […]

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The Daily Stream: Critters Is Still A Lean, Mean Entertainment Machine

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Critters“Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: If you want a fun horror tale about tiny furballs with razor sharp teeth then “Critters” is […]

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The Green Knight review – a rich and wild fantasy

Dev Patel works his subtle magic in David Lowery’s enthralling take on the medieval tale of the questing GawainWhat a strange and peculiarly powerful film this is. An ambitious adaptation of the chivalric poem about the adventures of an Arthurian knight, written in Middle English by an unknown author (and most famously translated in the […]

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