J.R.R. Tolkien

8 Weird, Deep-Cut Pitches for Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series

Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' prequel series has a lot of options to work through.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Amazon, Amazon Shows, Tolkien & TV …

Downton Abbey

UVic professor concerned about possible marring of Tolkien's legendarium

'This sounds a little more like Amazon doing fan fiction based on the characters'<p>The passing of the fictional Middle Earth from the Tolkien estate …

Literature

Lord of the Rings & Amazon’s Future Responsibility To Fantasy

Amazon is getting into fantasy in a big way—and not just selling books.<p>Last week, Amazon announced that they had acquired rights for a <i>Lord of the</i> …

Culture

Out of the Shire: Life Beyond Tolkien

If you look at what’s playing on your television, at what’s showing at the local cinema, at what video games your children are playing, or at what is …

Conservative View

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 17:<p>Fiction<p>1.Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer …

Entertainment

Justice League’s Villains Came From the Wildest Experiment in Comic-Book History

“Y’know,” the late Jack Kirby told his assistant, Steve Sherman, “I’m competing against myself.” It was 1970, a little over three decades after Kirby …

Comics

Empire Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Tech<p>Xbox One X<p>£449.95<br>4K gaming has a new champion. Released at the start of November, the Xbox One X deploys native 4K and HDR to provide detail good …

George R.R. Martin

It’s a Living: Meet One of New York’s Best Professional D&D Dungeon Masters

One of Timm Woods’ most precious possessions looks like something you’d find in the basement of a derelict castle, or maybe at a back-of-the-mall …

RPGs

Actress admits she exemplifies the myth

Actress Sara Botsford admits she harbors all the qualities attributed to redheads. "The cliche is that redheads are trouble anyway," she grins. …

Entertainment

6 'Lord of the Rings' Shows I Want To See On Amazon - GeekMom

The news that Amazon is creating a <i>Lord of the Rings</i> television series has been seriously skimpy on details, save “for new story lines preceding …

RPGs

Tolkien, Lewis, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien fought to defend Faith and Family from attacks upon them by modern-day dragons, but they would not wield the power of …

History

Is Apple’s entry into TV content the end of everything good?

Just when you think there's too much television content, there's more.<p>Earlier this month, Apple formally announced that it would be making two original scripted series. One isn't exactly original. It's a revival of the Steven Spielberg-produced anthology series <i>Amazing Stories</i>. The second is, …

TV

HOBBIT TAVERN

<b>Hobbit Tavern</b> is a specialty restaurant serving a wide array of international dishes at D'Mall in Boracay. Formerly known as The Hobbit House, it is …

Restaurants

15 Things Everyone Gets Completely Wrong About Lord Of The Rings

With the unexpected news that Amazon is working with Warner Brothers to turn the <b>Lord of the Rings</b> into a TV series, Tolkien’s fantasy epic is back in …

New Zealand

Craig Roberts cast in Tolkien biopic

Variety is reporting that <b>Submarine</b> and <b>Red Oaks</b> star Craig Roberts has become the latest addition to the cast of <b>Tolkien</b>, the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien …

Movies

Made in France: Limousin's Luxury Goods

Located pretty much in the center of France, Limousin is void of any of France’s famous mountain ranges. Nor are there any of the sigh-inducing …

France

Lord of the Rings on TV: five brilliant Tolkien storylines it could cover

There's much more to Tolkien than Lord of the Rings<p>This week it was revealed that J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> is coming back to screens – but …

Literature

Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now

Amazon really wants to be a part of your life. The more you stream, the more potential there is for you to click over to buy something on their service. More recently there’s also <i>that Alexa thing</i> that everyone seems to kind of want but isn’t sure whether to trust yet. Regardless, Amazon is …

TV

Fictional Foods: Lembas

Lembas is the one bread to rule them all from J.R.R. Tolkien's world of 'The Lord of the Rings.' We delve into the real-world inspirations and Elvish …

Elves, Balrogs, and Nazgûl: 16 Possible Plots for the Lord of the Rings TV Series

Queen Berúthiel’s cat is out of the bag! Amazon made its bewildering announcement last week that it has acquired the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s …

RPGs

How Wales came close to staging the new Lord of the Rings TV series - until the world's richest man stepped in

Wales' connections to the works of JRR Tolkien run deep.<p>Sindarin, the language of the Elves in his Lord of the Rings epic, was inspired by Welsh.<p>And …

News (Wales)

The road goes ever on: What’s next for Tolkien’s Middle-earth?

Posted November 17, 2017 01:50 PM by Logan Albright<p>7831 | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>It’s the end of an era. Christopher Tolkien, the son of …

Conservative View

The “Lord of the Rings” of Chinese literature is finally being translated into English

The world imagined by Chinese writer Jin Yong is one which celebrates loyalty, courage, and the triumph of the individual over a corrupt and authoritarian state—carried out by no less than heroes who fly through trees and deliver deadly blows to their enemies with a single finger.<p>It’s a world …

China

Why TV studios should stop playing it safe when it comes to fantasy

Enough of Martin and Tolkien — there are other great books to adapt<p>Earlier this week, Amazon Studios announced that it had secured the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> as a television show for multiple seasons. It’s a huge get for the studio, which was charged by Amazon CEO …

Science Fiction

‘Lord of the Rings’ actor: “Tolkien is spinning in his grave”

Actor John Rhys-Davies, beloved by nerds for appearing in the <i>Indiana Jones</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> series<i>,</i> has some harsh words for the folks …

Science Fiction

Adoration may seem useless – but the world needs it desperately

Of what use is Adoration? To the modern mind, Adoration does not seem particularly useful, unless it is understood as some form of mindfulness. It …

Mother Teresa

Hey, Prospective Authors: You Have Plenty of Time. Just Keep Writing.

<i>Forbes</i> published its annual “30 under 30” list, mere days after the 2017 National Book Awards hosted its annual “5 Under 35” celebration. So it’s …

George R.R. Martin

One made-for-TV movie to underwhelm them all

Revisiting a Lord of the Rings adaptation that went very wrong, as Tolkien's series heads to Amazon.<p>Long before Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema had …

Culture

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

In Britain’s land beyond the seas<br>the wind blows ever through the trees;<br>in Britain’s land beyond the waves<br>are stony shores and stony caves.There …

Could LORD OF THE RINGS Go the Way of STAR WARS?

Earlier this week, we learned that Amazon had ordered a prequel series to the fantasy titan <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>—an unprecedented move for the …

Entertainment