Ghostbusters 2 Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman reminisces about making the sequel with writer and co-star Dan Aykroyd. Plus, listen as director Spike Lee breaks down a scene from his recent war drama Da 5 Bloods, available now on Netflix. And finally, see what it takes for Weta Workshop to create a detailed sculpture of a scene from The Lord of the Rings. Read More »

Peter Jackson's Tribute to Ian Holm

Before the weekend, veteran actor Ian Holm sadly passed away at age 88. Best known for his turn as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, an outpouring of love, memories and tributes poured out onto the web in honor of the late actor who also starred in Alien, The Fifth Element, Chariots of Fired, Time Bandits, Garden State and more. But one of the most moving tributes came from Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, who shared several fond memories of working with the actor. Jackson called Holm a “delightful, generous man” who was “quiet, but cheeky, with a lovely twinkle in his eye.” Read Peter Jackson’s tribute to Ian Holm below. Read More »

Reunited Apart Lord of the Rings

Josh Gad‘s web show Reunited Apart has been attempting to keep everyone’s mind off of these unprecedented times by reuniting pop-culture figures from some beloved movies. The series started with The Goonies and continued with Back to the Future and Splash. Gad is keeping things going with a Lord of the Rings reunion, which promises to bring together Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, and more of the cast of the hit trilogy.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lord of the Rings Prints

Since we’re all stuck at home right now, there’s no better time to start collecting some new pop culture art for your walls. If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bottleneck Gallery has you covered with a collection of outstanding new prints from artists Gerry Cleary, Matt Dye, Cliff Cramp and James Bousema.

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles prints feature both the original 1990 live-action movie and the beloved animated series. Meanwhile, a batch of Lord of the Rings prints give a stunning tribute to the breathtaking landscapes of the Middle-earth trilogy while another set features the fiery Balrog from the Mines of Moria. Check out all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lord of the Rings prints below. Read More »

Lord of the Rings with Lightsabers

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the battle sequence in the Mines of Moria from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with all the sword blades replaced by lightsabers. Plus, watch as some of Ellen DeGeneres‘ frequent kid guests check out Toy Fair 2020 back in February, and watch as The Eternals star shows off his fridge and gym that helped him get in tight shape for Marvel Studios. Read More »

Nan Lawson's Through the Woods

Artist Nan Lawson is best know for her Meet Cute series of artwork featuring some of our favorite couples of film and television. Her work has a dreamy sort of quality to it with a unique illustration style and use of color. But her latest show, Through the Woods at Gallery 1988, has pulled back from the Meet Cute portraits she’s known for. Instead, she’s recreated beloved scenes from various forests in film and television, including moments from Logan, Midsommar, Stranger Things, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Witch, Lord of the Rings, and more. Check out some of Nan Lawson’s Through the Woods art show below. Read More »

Lord of the Rings Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as visual effects artists react to more scenes from Lord of the Rings, including the Battle of Helm’s Deep and the Balrog fighting Gandalf. Plus, an SAS soldier reviews the accuracy of military scenes in movies like Commando and American Sniper, and the cast of the new Star Wars trilogy reveals which questions they never want to answer again. Read More »

lord of the rings tv series cast

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found its new lead in Game of Thrones alum Robert Aramayo. The actor best known for playing young Ned Stark in the HBO fantasy series will lead the Lord of the Rings TV series cast, replacing Will Poulter, who exited the project due to scheduling conflicts, in the young hero role referred to as Beldor.

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Lord of the Rings Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as VFX artists react to the movie magic of all three installments of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as we get closer to the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson‘s adaptation. Plus, see how glorious life is when you’re not a Star Wars fan and don’t care what anyone thinks about the movies, and listen as Michael B. Jordan takes a look back at his career so far. Read More »

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lord of the rings tv series cast Ema Horvath

The Lord of the Rings TV series cast has added another name, and as is par for the course for this show, we have no idea who they’re playing. Ema Horvath is the new addition, and the actress is probably playing an orc, or an elf, or a hobbit, or something. We can only guess, because nearly every detail of this show is being locked up tighter than Fort Knox.

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