Ouch

Mar. 1st, 2010 10:05 am
roguem: (Supernatural - Dean Smile)

Ouch

Mar. 1st, 2010 10:05 am
roguem: (Supernatural - Dean Smile)

roguem: (LOTR - Frodo Smile)
Some faves made the list:

81: Wolverine.
51: Mal Reynolds.
31: Aragorn.
28: Gandalf.
13: Gollum.

Good list, even though I didn't agree with all the characters on it, but then again who would? ;p
roguem: (LOTR - Frodo Smile)
Some faves made the list:

81: Wolverine.
51: Mal Reynolds.
31: Aragorn.
28: Gandalf.
13: Gollum.

Good list, even though I didn't agree with all the characters on it, but then again who would? ;p
roguem: (Jensen Ackles - Strike a Pose)

* The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that… he’s gone! – The Usual Suspects * I take away his weapon. Both of them. – Sin City * I aim to misbehave. – Serenity * Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here! This is the war room! – Dr. Strangelove * One Ring to Rule Them All. One Ring to Find Them. One Ring to Bring Them All and In The Darkness Bind Them - LOTR * The hell I send him to is gonna seem like Heaven after what I’ve done to him – Sin City * Tonight we dine in hell! – 300 * He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy! – Life of Brian * We must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil, which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men. – The Boondock Saints * Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. – FOTR * There's no hope for us here, there is only death. – The Fountain * Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward. – X-Men * We’re gonna need a bigger boat – Jaws * From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken. The crownless again shall be king. – ROTK * Love. You can know all the math in the 'Verse, but take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her home. – Serenity * Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. – FOTR * Man's reach exceeds his imagination! – The Prestige* Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute. – X2 * How, in the name of Zeus's butthole, did you get out of your cell? – The Rock * When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk – The good, the bad and the ugly * Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country – Patton * I'm just God's sock puppet, ok? He shoves his hand up my ass and words come out the other end. – Jeremiah * Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more. - X-Men * She doesn't quite chop his head off. She makes a Pez dispenser out of him. – Sin City * Why when I talk about faith, do you always assume I'm talking about God? – Serenity * You are a God among insects, never let anyone tell you different. X2 * Every shadow no matter how deep is threatened by morning light. – The Fountain * And Shepherds we shall be For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti. – The Boondock Saints * When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything, will it be used for the greater good or will it be used for personal or destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. – X3 * Deadly little Miho. She won't let you feel a thing unless she wants you to. She twists the blade. He feels it. – Sin City * Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you. – FOTR * Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don't push me, and I won't push you. Dong-luh mah? – Serenity * Mutants are not the ones mankind should fear. – X-Men * No parent should have to bury their child. – The Two Towers * It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying, sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people. – Sin City * How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold. – ROTK * How does it look from there Charles? Still fighting the good fight? From here it looks like they're not playing by your rules. Maybe it's time to play by theirs! – X2 * Secrets are not my concern. Keeping them is. – Serenity * We're sorta like 7-Eleven. We're not always doing business, but we're always open. – The Boondock Saints * There is no promise you can make that I can trust.  - The Two Towers * That there is one damn fine coat you're wearin'. – Sin City * I will bring you hope, old friend. And I ask only one thing in return: don't get in my way. We are the future, Charles, not them! They no longer matter! – X-Men * People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome. – Serenity * We will send you to whatever god you wish. – The Boondock Saints * The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. – The Two Towers * This "dorky-looking helmet" is the only thing that's gonna protect me from the real bad guys. – X2 * The man stole my life. I steal his trick. – The Prestige * Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here. – Sin City * I don't want to be in a battle. But waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse. – ROTK * You of all people know how fast the weather can change. – X3 * And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I'll go punch out God. – Sin City * I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift. – FOTR * Put a bullet to me. Bullet in the brain pan. Squish. – Serenity * You homo sapiens and your guns. – X-Men * Charlie Bronson's always got rope. – The Boondock Saints * Freedom is not free, that it comes with the highest of sacrifices. The price of blood. – 300 * Half of writing history is hiding the truth. – Serenity * I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad. – Sin City * It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. – FOTR * There is no land of tolerance. There is no peace. Not here, or anywhere else. – X-Men * Come back with your shield, or on it. –300 * I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar. – Serenity * I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. – ROTK * Thanks for having me and my irresponsible child over your house. – Juno * Most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes. – X2 * I'll cut you in ways that'll make you useless to a woman. – Sin City * Give them nothing! But take from them everything! – 300 * You would drink, too, if you knew the world half as well as I do. – The Prestige * Mr. Laurio, never trust a beautiful woman. Especially one who's interested in you. – X2 * It's okay to leave them to die. – Serenity * Jesus, I'm tired. I'm so fucking tired. You know how tired I am? If a girl came up to me and begged me to fuck her, I couldn't do it. That's how tired I am. – Little Miss Sunshine * In chess, the pawns go first. – X3 * Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later. – Serenity * Can't you read my mind? What now? Save the girl? You'll have to kill me, Charles. And what will that accomplish? Let them pass that law and they'll have you in chains with a number burned into your forehead. – X-Men * Doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream. – Juno * A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to. – FOTR * You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one. – X2 * Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie.- 300 * I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side. – The Two Towers * Mankind is not evil, just... uninformed. – X-Men * All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – FOTR * Because only Spartan women give birth to real men. - 300 * Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war. – X2 * I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you! – ROTK * Now you're looking for the secret, but you won't find it because you're not really looking. You don't really want to know the secret. You want to be fooled. – The Prestige * You should've killed me when you had the chance! – X2 * The fate of the world will now be decided. – The Two Towers * Have you ever tried... not being a mutant? – X2 * Don't leave me here alone. Don't go where I can't follow. – ROTK * If you wanna to shoot me, shoot me! – X2 * There's no strength left in the world of men. – FOTR * Too much iron in your blood. – X2 * I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things. – ROTK * I'm fed up saving your ass. I'm amazed you made it past puberty. – The Rock * If we die, you die. – X2 * Men? Men are weak. – FOTR * I need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy together forever. - Juno * There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope. – ROTK * No one cares about the man in the box, the man who disappears. – The Prestige * Let's hunt some Orc. – FOTR * I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into? – Juno * The days are growing darker. – ROTK * The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and that before this battle is over, even a god-king can bleed. - 300 * I do not fear death. – ROTK * There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up.- Little Miss Sunshine * I am no man! – ROTK *

roguem: (Jensen Ackles - Strike a Pose)

* The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that… he’s gone! – The Usual Suspects * I take away his weapon. Both of them. – Sin City * I aim to misbehave. – Serenity * Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here! This is the war room! – Dr. Strangelove * One Ring to Rule Them All. One Ring to Find Them. One Ring to Bring Them All and In The Darkness Bind Them - LOTR * The hell I send him to is gonna seem like Heaven after what I’ve done to him – Sin City * Tonight we dine in hell! – 300 * He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy! – Life of Brian * We must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil, which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men. – The Boondock Saints * Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. – FOTR * There's no hope for us here, there is only death. – The Fountain * Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward. – X-Men * We’re gonna need a bigger boat – Jaws * From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken. The crownless again shall be king. – ROTK * Love. You can know all the math in the 'Verse, but take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her home. – Serenity * Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. – FOTR * Man's reach exceeds his imagination! – The Prestige* Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute. – X2 * How, in the name of Zeus's butthole, did you get out of your cell? – The Rock * When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk – The good, the bad and the ugly * Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country – Patton * I'm just God's sock puppet, ok? He shoves his hand up my ass and words come out the other end. – Jeremiah * Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more. - X-Men * She doesn't quite chop his head off. She makes a Pez dispenser out of him. – Sin City * Why when I talk about faith, do you always assume I'm talking about God? – Serenity * You are a God among insects, never let anyone tell you different. X2 * Every shadow no matter how deep is threatened by morning light. – The Fountain * And Shepherds we shall be For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti. – The Boondock Saints * When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything, will it be used for the greater good or will it be used for personal or destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. – X3 * Deadly little Miho. She won't let you feel a thing unless she wants you to. She twists the blade. He feels it. – Sin City * Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you. – FOTR * Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don't push me, and I won't push you. Dong-luh mah? – Serenity * Mutants are not the ones mankind should fear. – X-Men * No parent should have to bury their child. – The Two Towers * It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying, sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people. – Sin City * How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold. – ROTK * How does it look from there Charles? Still fighting the good fight? From here it looks like they're not playing by your rules. Maybe it's time to play by theirs! – X2 * Secrets are not my concern. Keeping them is. – Serenity * We're sorta like 7-Eleven. We're not always doing business, but we're always open. – The Boondock Saints * There is no promise you can make that I can trust.  - The Two Towers * That there is one damn fine coat you're wearin'. – Sin City * I will bring you hope, old friend. And I ask only one thing in return: don't get in my way. We are the future, Charles, not them! They no longer matter! – X-Men * People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome. – Serenity * We will send you to whatever god you wish. – The Boondock Saints * The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. – The Two Towers * This "dorky-looking helmet" is the only thing that's gonna protect me from the real bad guys. – X2 * The man stole my life. I steal his trick. – The Prestige * Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here. – Sin City * I don't want to be in a battle. But waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse. – ROTK * You of all people know how fast the weather can change. – X3 * And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I'll go punch out God. – Sin City * I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift. – FOTR * Put a bullet to me. Bullet in the brain pan. Squish. – Serenity * You homo sapiens and your guns. – X-Men * Charlie Bronson's always got rope. – The Boondock Saints * Freedom is not free, that it comes with the highest of sacrifices. The price of blood. – 300 * Half of writing history is hiding the truth. – Serenity * I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad. – Sin City * It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. – FOTR * There is no land of tolerance. There is no peace. Not here, or anywhere else. – X-Men * Come back with your shield, or on it. –300 * I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar. – Serenity * I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. – ROTK * Thanks for having me and my irresponsible child over your house. – Juno * Most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes. – X2 * I'll cut you in ways that'll make you useless to a woman. – Sin City * Give them nothing! But take from them everything! – 300 * You would drink, too, if you knew the world half as well as I do. – The Prestige * Mr. Laurio, never trust a beautiful woman. Especially one who's interested in you. – X2 * It's okay to leave them to die. – Serenity * Jesus, I'm tired. I'm so fucking tired. You know how tired I am? If a girl came up to me and begged me to fuck her, I couldn't do it. That's how tired I am. – Little Miss Sunshine * In chess, the pawns go first. – X3 * Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later. – Serenity * Can't you read my mind? What now? Save the girl? You'll have to kill me, Charles. And what will that accomplish? Let them pass that law and they'll have you in chains with a number burned into your forehead. – X-Men * Doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream. – Juno * A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to. – FOTR * You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one. – X2 * Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie.- 300 * I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side. – The Two Towers * Mankind is not evil, just... uninformed. – X-Men * All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – FOTR * Because only Spartan women give birth to real men. - 300 * Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war. – X2 * I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you! – ROTK * Now you're looking for the secret, but you won't find it because you're not really looking. You don't really want to know the secret. You want to be fooled. – The Prestige * You should've killed me when you had the chance! – X2 * The fate of the world will now be decided. – The Two Towers * Have you ever tried... not being a mutant? – X2 * Don't leave me here alone. Don't go where I can't follow. – ROTK * If you wanna to shoot me, shoot me! – X2 * There's no strength left in the world of men. – FOTR * Too much iron in your blood. – X2 * I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things. – ROTK * I'm fed up saving your ass. I'm amazed you made it past puberty. – The Rock * If we die, you die. – X2 * Men? Men are weak. – FOTR * I need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy together forever. - Juno * There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope. – ROTK * No one cares about the man in the box, the man who disappears. – The Prestige * Let's hunt some Orc. – FOTR * I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into? – Juno * The days are growing darker. – ROTK * The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and that before this battle is over, even a god-king can bleed. - 300 * I do not fear death. – ROTK * There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up.- Little Miss Sunshine * I am no man! – ROTK *

roguem: (Liv Tyler)

The Hollywood Reporting is, well, reporting that Guillermo Del Toro is in talks to direct the two installments of The Hobbit.  Del Toro is certainly best known for his visually stunning and critically acclaimed film Pan's Labyrinth.  He is certainly a fantasy-centric director (he's also helmed both Hellboy films, the 2nd of which is due in theaters soon).

What do you think of this possibility? Tell us in The Hobbit Film petitions!



Out of the alternatives other than Peter himself, this might be one of the best IMHO.

roguem: (Liv Tyler)

The Hollywood Reporting is, well, reporting that Guillermo Del Toro is in talks to direct the two installments of The Hobbit.  Del Toro is certainly best known for his visually stunning and critically acclaimed film Pan's Labyrinth.  He is certainly a fantasy-centric director (he's also helmed both Hellboy films, the 2nd of which is due in theaters soon).

What do you think of this possibility? Tell us in The Hobbit Film petitions!



Out of the alternatives other than Peter himself, this might be one of the best IMHO.

roguem: (LOTR - Liv Elijah smile)
WE'RE GETTING THE HOBBIT MOVIE!!!
There are no words to express my fangirlie joy!


I'm seriously tempted to send my CV along to Peter Jackson. ;p
I'm still hoping he'll take the helm and get more involved than what they're writing here, but this is an enormous step forward.
YAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!

roguem: (LOTR - Liv Elijah smile)
WE'RE GETTING THE HOBBIT MOVIE!!!
There are no words to express my fangirlie joy!


I'm seriously tempted to send my CV along to Peter Jackson. ;p
I'm still hoping he'll take the helm and get more involved than what they're writing here, but this is an enormous step forward.
YAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!

roguem: (LOTR - Liv Elijah smile)
Seems to be the time for good news about movies! Yay!

Taken fro EW.com:
'The Hobbit': Peace in Middle-Earth?
 
Fans have long dreamed ''Lord of the Rings'' director Peter Jackson would tackle J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit,'' but a nasty legal battle with New Line Cinema has made it impossible. Now, at last, a cease-fire may be at hand

PETER JACKSON On the set of The Return of the King in 2000
Pierre Vinet

Last month, in the academic journal Science, paleontologists presented new evidence that they had discovered an overlooked relative of prehistoric man. Officially, they've labeled the species Homo floresiensis — unofficially, they're calling them ''hobbits'' — but by any other name what they've found are the 18,000-year-old fossilized remains of a three-foot-tall hominid with a recessed chin and a brain the size of a Wiffle ball.

As it happens, they're digging for hobbits in Hollywood, too. The kind with a thing for finger bling and a knack for raking in billions at the box office. Up until a few weeks ago, it was looking as if this breed might be extinct as well, wiped out by dark lords more powerful than Sauron himself — entertainment lawyers. But now the legal battle that's kept The Lord of the Rings' prequel, The Hobbit, hung up for years — a bitter feud between Rings director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema co-chairman Robert Shaye — may finally be nearing resolution. For once, there's reason to be cautiously optimistic. At this writing, no agreements have been announced and details of the negotiations are sketchy (neither New Line nor Jackson's camp would comment to EW on any aspect of this story), but sources close to the talks tell us that they're detecting a lot less frost in the air, and that a deal may be reached that could help usher J.R.R. Tolkien's maiden Middle-earth masterpiece to screens before the end of the decade. ''There has been a détente,'' says one insider. There is now the beginning of a discourse between Peter Jackson and New Line that's running parallel to the litigation proceedings.''

Okay, so it's not the sort of declaration of peace that sets church bells clanging. But it is a vast improvement from just 10 months ago, when Shaye and Jackson duked it out in the press and the studio co-chief angrily told a reporter that the director was too arrogant for his tastes, adding ''I don't want to work with that guy anymore.'' Besides, in Hollywood, any movement on this long-stalled project is major news. It was The Hobbit, after all, that first introduced the world to the lovely and terrifying universe of Middle-earth. The novel is set about 60 years before Lord of the Rings, and for many readers who dove into Tolkien's work as kids, it retains a warmer glow in memory than the daunting and sometimes slow-moving trilogy. Its hero is one Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming homebody hobbit who gets dragooned by one wizard and 13 dwarves into an adventure during which he relieves a dragon named Smaug of an ill-gotten treasure and the wicked Gollum of a certain all-powerful ring. Only a few LOTR cast members make return appearances in this earlier tale. But the story has precisely the same themes — of loyalty and unexpected bravery — that made the Rings series huge. And by huge we mean gargantuan, with each film earning about a billion dollars worldwide between 2001 and 2003, along with 17 Oscars, including ones for Best Director and Best Picture. In Hollywood, in other words, The Hobbit is that rarest of magical creatures — a sure thing.

And that's what makes this lawsuit mess so mystifying. What disagreement over Lord of the Rings could possibly be so important, so personal, that both sides would blow a potential billion dollars in revenue over it?

NEXT PAGE: The second LOTR installment, The Two Towers, earns $1 billion, and cast member start asking questions. Two sources close to the production recall a principal player receiving a merchandising residual check for 45 cents.

 

Ok, so nothing is certain, but the odds are a hell of a lot better than they were a year ago, so I call that a win.

roguem: (LOTR - Liv Elijah smile)
Seems to be the time for good news about movies! Yay!

Taken fro EW.com:
'The Hobbit': Peace in Middle-Earth?
 
Fans have long dreamed ''Lord of the Rings'' director Peter Jackson would tackle J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit,'' but a nasty legal battle with New Line Cinema has made it impossible. Now, at last, a cease-fire may be at hand

PETER JACKSON On the set of The Return of the King in 2000
Pierre Vinet

Last month, in the academic journal Science, paleontologists presented new evidence that they had discovered an overlooked relative of prehistoric man. Officially, they've labeled the species Homo floresiensis — unofficially, they're calling them ''hobbits'' — but by any other name what they've found are the 18,000-year-old fossilized remains of a three-foot-tall hominid with a recessed chin and a brain the size of a Wiffle ball.

As it happens, they're digging for hobbits in Hollywood, too. The kind with a thing for finger bling and a knack for raking in billions at the box office. Up until a few weeks ago, it was looking as if this breed might be extinct as well, wiped out by dark lords more powerful than Sauron himself — entertainment lawyers. But now the legal battle that's kept The Lord of the Rings' prequel, The Hobbit, hung up for years — a bitter feud between Rings director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema co-chairman Robert Shaye — may finally be nearing resolution. For once, there's reason to be cautiously optimistic. At this writing, no agreements have been announced and details of the negotiations are sketchy (neither New Line nor Jackson's camp would comment to EW on any aspect of this story), but sources close to the talks tell us that they're detecting a lot less frost in the air, and that a deal may be reached that could help usher J.R.R. Tolkien's maiden Middle-earth masterpiece to screens before the end of the decade. ''There has been a détente,'' says one insider. There is now the beginning of a discourse between Peter Jackson and New Line that's running parallel to the litigation proceedings.''

Okay, so it's not the sort of declaration of peace that sets church bells clanging. But it is a vast improvement from just 10 months ago, when Shaye and Jackson duked it out in the press and the studio co-chief angrily told a reporter that the director was too arrogant for his tastes, adding ''I don't want to work with that guy anymore.'' Besides, in Hollywood, any movement on this long-stalled project is major news. It was The Hobbit, after all, that first introduced the world to the lovely and terrifying universe of Middle-earth. The novel is set about 60 years before Lord of the Rings, and for many readers who dove into Tolkien's work as kids, it retains a warmer glow in memory than the daunting and sometimes slow-moving trilogy. Its hero is one Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming homebody hobbit who gets dragooned by one wizard and 13 dwarves into an adventure during which he relieves a dragon named Smaug of an ill-gotten treasure and the wicked Gollum of a certain all-powerful ring. Only a few LOTR cast members make return appearances in this earlier tale. But the story has precisely the same themes — of loyalty and unexpected bravery — that made the Rings series huge. And by huge we mean gargantuan, with each film earning about a billion dollars worldwide between 2001 and 2003, along with 17 Oscars, including ones for Best Director and Best Picture. In Hollywood, in other words, The Hobbit is that rarest of magical creatures — a sure thing.

And that's what makes this lawsuit mess so mystifying. What disagreement over Lord of the Rings could possibly be so important, so personal, that both sides would blow a potential billion dollars in revenue over it?

NEXT PAGE: The second LOTR installment, The Two Towers, earns $1 billion, and cast member start asking questions. Two sources close to the production recall a principal player receiving a merchandising residual check for 45 cents.

 

Ok, so nothing is certain, but the odds are a hell of a lot better than they were a year ago, so I call that a win.

roguem: (LOTR - Arwen)
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
roguem: (LOTR - Arwen)
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
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Let's celebrate again our love for Middle-earth with a similar initiative:

March 2007: CELEBRATE MIDDLE-EARTH MONTH (CMEM-07)

You don't need to sign up anywhere to participate. But if you see this on your friends-page and like the idea, please post this text to your LJ to spread the word.


How to participate:

1. Pick a day of the week (or more than one) on which you resolve to always post something LotR-related in March, and let your friends-list know.

2. Go back and read your favourite chapters from the book, or watch the movies again. Let the beauty of LotR inspire you. And then, share the love.

3. Start your subject line with (CMEM-07) when you post, and use a "CMEM-07" tag. This'll make it easy to spot your CMEM-07-entries.

No matter if you just ramble about your undying love for LotR, picspam us, post wallpapers, icons, or write fan fic/create fan art, the plan is to get as many LotR-related entries on our friends-pages as possible throughout March.

Sounds good? Let's celebrate Middle-earth again!


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It's weird, just this morning I was thinking about how much I really missed the whole experience that was LOTR, and I find this in [personal profile] cologne_chick's journal. I don't know how much I'll be able to do on this whole project, but I'll try. :)
roguem: (Default)
Let's celebrate again our love for Middle-earth with a similar initiative:

March 2007: CELEBRATE MIDDLE-EARTH MONTH (CMEM-07)

You don't need to sign up anywhere to participate. But if you see this on your friends-page and like the idea, please post this text to your LJ to spread the word.


How to participate:

1. Pick a day of the week (or more than one) on which you resolve to always post something LotR-related in March, and let your friends-list know.

2. Go back and read your favourite chapters from the book, or watch the movies again. Let the beauty of LotR inspire you. And then, share the love.

3. Start your subject line with (CMEM-07) when you post, and use a "CMEM-07" tag. This'll make it easy to spot your CMEM-07-entries.

No matter if you just ramble about your undying love for LotR, picspam us, post wallpapers, icons, or write fan fic/create fan art, the plan is to get as many LotR-related entries on our friends-pages as possible throughout March.

Sounds good? Let's celebrate Middle-earth again!


------------------------------
It's weird, just this morning I was thinking about how much I really missed the whole experience that was LOTR, and I find this in [personal profile] cologne_chick's journal. I don't know how much I'll be able to do on this whole project, but I'll try. :)
roguem: (LOTR - Arwen)

ERAGON




Directed by:Stefen Fangmeier
Written by:Peter Buchman
Cast:Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou, Sienna Guillory, Ed Speleers, John Malkovich


roguem: (LOTR - Arwen)

ERAGON




Directed by:Stefen Fangmeier
Written by:Peter Buchman
Cast:Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou, Sienna Guillory, Ed Speleers, John Malkovich


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