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Why the Animated The Lord of the Rings Is a Strange Adventure

Having changed fantasy forever while simultaneously inspiring countless other fantastical worlds and fairy stories, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest literary works of our time. Originally published between July 1954 and October 1955, this high-fantasy epic is the “gold standard” for the genre and expertly expanded on the world […]

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Lord of the Rings: What’s the Difference Between Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White?

With his long gray robes, wide-brimmed pointed hat, and immense magical power, Gandalf the Grey is the archetypal wizard of modern fantasy. Sent to the shores of Middle-earth to contest the influence of Sauron, he was tireless in his task, and the only one of the five wizards assigned it to hold true until the […]

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Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power Composer Bear McCreary Is Already Thinking About Music For Season 2 And Beyond [Exclusive]

The Prime Video series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” has already been renewed for a second season. Showrunners Jd Payne and Patrick McKay reportedly already have five seasons of the series mapped out. Not only does that mean viewers will be spending a lot of time in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth and beyond, […]

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House Of The Dragon: The Significance Of Old Valyria Explained

No fantasy series can truly thrive without the help of persuasive, fully-formed world building, and “House of the Dragon” is no exception. Whether it’s the byzantine assassin underworld filled with honor and rules in “John Wick,” the incredibly specific yet wonderfully malleable atmosphere and tone of “Star Wars,” or the millennia of prior events influencing […]

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Ending Explained: Where Once Was Light, Now Darkness Falls

Middle films in a trilogy can be the hardest to make. In between the exciting world-building of the first film and the riveting conclusion, it can be difficult for the middle entry to stand on its own and still be as engaging as the bookends. “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is more […]

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The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

The Misty Mountains, the ancient forests, and all the hills and dells of Middle-Earth are beckoning once more. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterful fantasy world have cause to rejoice with Amazon’s new The Lord of the Rings series set to explore a hitherto unseen age of Middle-Earth. This brand-new show will take fans back thousands […]

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