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Ian McKellen Heads, "The Academy"

The Academy stars Sir Ian McKellen, as his fictitious brother Murray, who heads the struggling Clapham Academy of Creative Arts. The Academy is a mockumentary, from producer/director Peter Hinton,that portrays the behind the scenes activities and events in a “typical” British drama school. McKellen has been greatly involved with the development of the series which includes the talents of Jonathan ...

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Leadership Lessons From Aragorn

What is Leadership?   Successful leaders are committed to “creating a world to which people want to belong”. Successful leadership involves managing relationships and communicating within a team to move towards a specific goal. Leadership is the ability to: “express a vision, influence others to achieve results, encourage team cooperation, and be an example.” – Forio.com Aragorn was describes as, ...

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Gollum Overpowering Gandalf?

The title begs the question: “Could Gollum really overpower Gandalf?” A Tolkien purist would say a resounding “NO!” – but don’t tell Monolith that! Monolith games is currently working on an upcoming MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) for the XBOX 360 Live Arcade and Playstation Network called Guardians of Middle-earth. The game pits 20 different characters (called Guardians in the ...

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LotRO Shows Off Rohan

This week has seen a rash of new videos and interviews regarding the new expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online. Riders of Rohan will release this fall and players are already jumping at the bit to get their hands on pre-order Keys and Beta Keys. Turbine has released a video showcasing one of the more highly anticipated updates ...

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Air New Zealand Brings the World to Middle-earth

Remember when the original Lord of the Rings trilogy was in theaters, and you could fly on a plane with Frodo and Sam’s face plastered on the side? Well be prepared for Martin Freeman to grace your airport! Air New Zealand announced today a partnership with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to feature The Hobbit themed aircraft! ANZ is teaming ...

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The One Ring Collection from Cubicle 7 Publishing

The library of resources for The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild continues to grow! Cubicle 7 Publishing announced on their store that they are now accepting pre-orders for The One Ring Collection:  Gen-Con 2012 Edition. This product was originally slated to be a Gen-Con exclusive, but the developers at Cubicle 7 Publishing wanted to make sure ...

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The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt

The 1970’s would discover the art of The Brothers Hildebrandt through their amazing depictions of the world of Tolkien in the calendars that inspired the imagination of the fantasy world and artists alike. “The real spark came from the calendars, which showed me that it could be illustrated (The Lord of the Rings). I went through the Hildebrandt calendar, doing ...

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The One Ring Adventures: Expanded Index download

The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild Free downloadable Expanded Index         It’s hard enough navigating the broken paths of Mirkwood and the shadowed corridors of the Lonely Mountain, let alone having to flip through page after page looking for that elusive rule that you remember reading somewhere. The good folks over at Cubicle ...

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