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All posts tagged "Lord of the Rings"

  • Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

    Amazon has acquired the global television rights to adapt Lord of the Rings, based on the classic novels by JRR Tolkien, into multiple seasons. The series will not follow the beloved story of Frodo and his friends, but rather new storylines set in Middle Earth preceding The Fellowship of the Ring.  "Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings," said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. If all goes to plan, Amazon's deal will include the potential for spin-off shows. Peter Jackson's...

  • 17 of the coolest hidden Google tricks

    Google is awesome. Yes, there have been questions raised about its new privacy policy and creepy Safari tracking and frankly, it just knows way too much about everyone who has ever created a Google account. But let’s put that aside for a moment and focus on all its cool quirks, shall we? They’re built into practically every Google product -- if you look hard enough, you’ll find that entering the right search term or typing a code can make Google collapse, spin or create fictional characters. Here are 15 easter eggs (hidden, entertaining things developers build into a website or...

  • ‘The Hobbit’ trailer generates massive online buzz

    The release of an official trailer to Peter Jackson’s long-awaited return to Middle Earth has caused enough online buzz to briefly become a trending topic of Twitter. Ian Mckellan, who will reprise his role as Gandalf in the movie, had his tweet linking to the trailer, retweeted hundreds of times: The Hobbit follows the story of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo’s erstwhile uncle and the first Baggins to go adventuring. The story sets up much...