The Lord of the Rings

Between the Streams: ‘Justice League’ is bearable, Franco goes X-Men, ‘LOTR’ TV

<i>DT’s weekly entertainment show,</i> Between the Streams<i>, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in</i> …

Entertainment

Amazon’s ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Will Likely Be The Most Expensive TV Show Ever

It was a big deal when HBO shelled out $8 million for the “Blackwater” episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. That was then, thi$$$ is now. Every episode in the show’s eighth and final will cost a reported $15 million. That $90 million spread over six episodes is nothing compared to <i>The Crown</i>, though — the …

Entertainment

The Original Gimli Has a Theory About Why Amazon Is Rebooting Lord of the Rings

Amazon’s quest to become the one streaming service to rule them all has led it to greenlight a rebooted <i>Lord of the Rings</i> series. At least one of the …

Geek

Amazon's 'Lord Of The Rings' Series Makes More Sense, As It Is Revealed That Christopher Tolkien Has Resigned From His Father's Estate

The ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series that Amazon recently announced suddenly makes a lot more sense. It turns out that Christopher R. Tolkien, the 93 …

Literature

Original Lord of the Rings star says JRR Tolkien must be "spinning in his grave" over TV prequel

"Why we quite need a TV series baffles me slightly."<p>The news that Amazon will be creating a <i>Lord of the Rings</i> prequel series has not exactly been met …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Amazon Reportedly Backs Out of Bundled Video Service Plans

Report: Amazon Backs Out of its Bundled Video Service Plans<p>Cable TV subscriptions are getting more and more expensive these days, which has motivated …

Televisions

Titanic Cast: Then Now

<i>Titanic</i> is one of the most celebrated films OF. ALL. TIME.<p>James Cameron's epic drama set sail in 1997 and went on to break numerous records, …

Movies

Forks, BTC Price, Transaction Fees: Fast Facts About Bitcoin Cash

Forks, transaction fees and altcoins, oh my! November is turning out to be a roller coaster for bitcoin users, especially rookies. Bitcoin cash …

Cryptocurrency

Twitter Reacts to LOTR Prequel News

When the news broke earlier this week that Amazon is making a LOTR prequel and had also purchased the rights for a spin-off, Twitter was on the ball …

Movies

Amazon Said to Have Cancelled Its “Skinny Bundle” TV Service

Amazon has reportedly cancelled its plans to launch a “skinny bundle” of streaming television channels. <i>Reuters</i> says Amazon was unable to convince …

Smart TV

Report: Amazon abandons TV skinny bundle plans

Amazon is ditching its plans to create an online streaming skinny bundle because it doesn't think it will be profitable enough, per Reuters. It has …

Business

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show coming to Amazon

It seems like just yesterday we started the journey to Mordor on the big screen in 2001’s <i>The</i> <i>Lord of the Rings</i>: The Fellowship of the Ring — and now, …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Why the hell has Amazon paid $200m to make Lord of the Rings AGAIN?

Actually, it's a bargain, Precious...<p>Amazon has licensed the rights to <i>Lord of the Rings</i>.<p>On paper, it looks like the action of someone who's worn the …

Game of Thrones

6 Terrible CGI Costumes That Ruined Movies (And 9 That Are Amazing)

When it comes to costume design in movies, it used to be the case that filmmakers were limited by what could be achieved using real-world fabrics and …

Movies

Amazon lands global television rights for The Lord of the Rings, with a multi-season commitment, to debut exclusively on Prime Video

Prufrock: 'Lord of the Rings' Comes to Amazon Prime, the Misunderstood Conrad, and Why Economists Need Tolstoy

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>Amazon buys television rights to <i>Lord of the Rings</i>.<p>Fintan O’Toole to write Seamus Heaney’s official biography.<p>A 3,500-year-old stone …

Conservative View

Philo streaming service and Amazon's new "Lord of the Rings" TV adaptation

In today's tech news, TV streaming service Philo launches, Amazon announces a "Lord of the Rings" TV show and Electronic Arts tries to get itself out of hot water with angry gamers.

Smart TV

Amazon to Adapt Tolkien's 'The Lord of The Rings' for Prime Television Series

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is about to bring Middle Earth to your living room.<p>The company announced Monday, Nov. 13, that it has acquired multi-season …

Entertainment Industry

Amazon to Produce New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series | Investopedia

E-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Amazon Studios thinks it’s found its very own “Game of Thrones” with a new “The Lord of …

Amazon.com Inc

Tuesday briefing: May attacks Putin over online propaganda

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Theresa May has criticised Vladimir Putin for his country's meddling in elections, Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Why make a Lord of the Rings television show when you could make a Harry Potter one?

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. Image courtesy of Warner Brothers<p>We’ve all been yelling about a Harry Potter television show for …

Harry Potter

Amazon says it has “no plans to create a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video” following AdAge report

1:00 PM ET, November 14, 2017<p>Sara Fischer / Axios:<p><b>Bloomberg's new Twitter network will launch Dec 18; sources say it has already secured</b> …

Walt Disney Company

The daily business briefing: November 14, 2017

1.<p>GE shares plunge after dividend cut<p>General Electric shares dropped by 7 percent on Monday after the industrial conglomerate company reported …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Disney and Amazon Tap Well-Used Properties for New Value

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the major announcements from Disney regarding a new <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy and Amazon’s expensive purchase of the …

TV

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

One to rule them all. Picture: New Line Cinema<p>Good morning.<p>1. <b>The big news</b> in stocks was the 8% hit on General Electric, which halved its dividend. …

Perth, Australia

Geek Links: Amazon Snags Global 'Lord of the Rings' TV Rights

Geek Links are cool stories that we’ve found elsewhere on the internet that we think our readers will love, too. Click through to read:<p>I work. I play …

Geek

5 HTML Elements You Might Not Know How to Use

Familiar yet unknown, or utterly new, it happens that we <b>miss out parts of the HTML syntax</b> that might turn out to be important knowledge we can <b>put to</b> …

Web Development

‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Moving Forward at Amazon With Multi-Season Production Commitment

A “Lord of the Rings” TV series is moving forward at Amazon with the streaming service giving the series a multi-season production commitment, Amazon …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Amazon Lands 'The Lord Of The Rings' With A Multi-Season Commitment

As we reported earlier this month, a ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series is in the early stages of development, and now that series has found a …

J.R.R. Tolkien

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Adaptation Lands Multi-Season Commitment at Amazon

Plus: Streaming service gets rights for a spinoff<p>Jeff Bezos just found his Precious: Amazon is adapting “The Lord of the Rings” into a TV show with a multi-season commitment, the Prime Video streaming service said on Monday.<p>The original series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with …

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