Psychological Swedish horror, romantic fantasy and vehicular insanity as we bring you the best films on TV for Sunday 30 August.
The beloved star, who appeared in 'Alien', 'Chariots of Fire' and the 'Lord of the Rings' series, had a career spanning six decades on the big screen.
Andy Serkis is taking part in the ambitious 12-hour challenge to raise money for a pair of charities during the coronavirus lockdown.
Amazon's billion-dollar budget Lord of the Rings series will return to film in Middle Earth, it's been confirmed.
The mammoth $1.5bn shoot was reportedly mulling a deal to shoot in Scotland later this year.
Fox Searchlight has set a summer release date for “Tolkien,” the biopic on “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien. The film starring Nicholas Hoult as the fantasy author will open on May 10, 2019. Directed by Dome Karukoski, “Tolkien” explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “Fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novel. Also Read: New JRR Tolkien Story Hits Shelves a Century After It Was Written The full cast has also been revealed, including Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi. David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford wrote the screenplay. Peter Chernin is producing on behalf of his Chernin Entertainment banner along with Jenno Topping, David Ready and Kris Thykier. The project wrapped production back in December and Hoult joined the project back in July 2017. The Tolkien biopic will open opposite the family Pokemon movie “Detective Pikachu” and “The Hustle” with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Also on Fox Searchlight’s release slate for this year is “The Aftermath,” starring Keira Knightley, which is due out in March. Read original story J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic With Nicholas Hoult Gets Summer 2019 Release Date At TheWrap
Exclusive: The actor, who previously cut George Lucas' "Star Wars" trilogy down to 85 minutes, said his version of the Peter Jackson movies was "a lot tighter."
Following an apology from its creators, silly comedy Show Dogs is being edited as we speak, to remove a controversial sequence in which a joke about a dog being inspected during a dog show has been compared to child abuse.But some movies have done far worse – they feature real-life animal harm, resulting in tragic deaths. While we’re glad Show Dogs is being fixed, it’s too late to safe the stars of the following films.Read moreMakers of Show Dogs will recut the movie following uproar over ‘child grooming’ messageMakers of family comedy Show Dogs address concerned parents claiming movie ‘grooms children for abuse’What Happened To These Famous Movie Animals?
The actor who played dwarf Oin in The Hobbit trilogy has opened up about his disappointing experience shooting the Lord of the Rings prequels.
Hundreds of new movies are released every year, but if you want your film to linger long in the memory, the devil is in the details. Literally.Each of these films is considered a classic and you’ve probably seen them dozens of times, but we wager you might have missed some of the amazing smaller details that make them stand out from the crowd. Seriously, you’ll never be able to see these movies in the same light again.Here’s some of the best, most mind-blowing movie details you probably missed…Read moreThe funniest moments of the MCU so farSubtle Star Wars references in other moviesMovie stars that lost a huge amount of money
Finnish director Dome Karukoski will helm a biopic on J.R.R. Tolkien. Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment have been developing the project since 2013. Tolkien’s epic novels — set in Middle Earth — served as the basis for the film trilogies “The Lord of The Rings” and “The Hobbit.” The movie’s script by David Gleeson and... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/jrr-tolkien-movie-director-dome-karukoski-1202504991/" title="Read J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Draws Finnish Director Dome Karukoski">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
JRR Tolkien's family have settled a £62m lawsuit with Warner Bros over the rights of Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. Priscilla Tolkien, daughter of the famed British author, teamed up with her father's publishers HarperCollins to sue the studio over abuse of merchandising rights. The family also claim Warner "outraged" Tolkien fans by using his characters in online gambling games and casino slot machines.
It looks as though Warner Bros. and the Tolkien Estate have avoided a bloody legal battle over digital rights.
The Motion Picture Association of America has emerged victorious from a lawsuit against representations of smoking in films rated PG and PG-13. A class action had been launched against the MPAA over concerns that film representations of smoking encourage young viewers to take up the habit. Plaintiff Timothy Forsyth’s lawsuit argued, “In 2012 the surgeon general concluded that the scientific evidence established that exposure of children to tobacco imagery in films causes children to smoke.
Middle Earth was shaken to its very core last week, after it was announced that there is to be a huge combined DVD/Blu-ray collection of Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Bringing together all the epic movies in one special box-set from the folk at Warner Bros Home Entertainment for the first time, it’s being sold as a limited ‘collector’s edition’. There is indeed a lot involved in the new collection, with Warner Bros going to town in terms of quantity.
Disney’s original Pete’s Dragon arrived in movie theaters in 1977, charming children with its animated title creature, Elliott. Movie drakes have come a long way between then and this weekend’s release of the reimagined Pete’s Dragon. We’ve collected a dozen of the best fiery beasts that have populated the big screen between the two Pete’s. Click through, if you dare!
One of the most successful franchises of all time is also one of the most discussed with hundreds of debates (still) endlessly raging online.
Tolkien fans from around Europe descended on a forest near the small town of Doksy in the Czech Republic on Saturday. The event began with just a handful of enthusiasts in 2000, and now almost 1000 fans attend the re-enactments, dressed in extraordinarily elaborate costume.
The British Video Association (BVA) has revealed the biggest-selling DVDs and Blu-rays of 2015 with ‘Paddington’ topping the list selling 1.2m discs in both formats overall.
It has been 14 long years since the Fellowship first formed and over a decade since the One Ring was destroyed in Mount Doom. How have the cast of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy fared in a post-Tolkien world? Perhaps conscious he was gifted the role most likely to typecast him (à la Mark Hamill), Elijah Wood has done a pretty good job of kicking against his Hobbity image.