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News for Oct. 14, 2006

World Soundtrack Awards

10/14/06, 1:02 pm EST - Xoanon

The 2006 World Soundtrack Awards will be handed out tonight during the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium. James Newton Howard received two nominations; ”Soundtrack Composer of the Year” and ”Best Original Soundtrack of the Year” for King Kong.

News for Oct. 12, 2006

Weta Digital - extraordinary rendition

10/12/06, 2:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Weta Digital is an extraordinary company. It was formed 13 years ago in, of all places, New Zealand, by film director Peter Jackson and others to provide visual effects to movies. After having its physical effects part split off, one of its first projects was to provide the special effects (SFX) for the film Heavenly Creatures. This needed one computer, a film scanner and a film recorder. Since then the Lord of the Rings trilogy has happened, followed by King Kong, and Weta D now has up to 600 people working on projects using a so-called Renderwall suppercomputer with 4,400 processors backed by a BlueArc Titan super-NAS system. [More]

Andy Serkis Talks 'Hobbit'

10/12/06, 2:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Robert from iesb.net writes: We spoke to Andy Serkis today during the press day for Flushed Away and of course we spoke about The Hobbit. [More]

News for Oct. 11, 2006

San Diego Screening of King Kong ’33 Images

10/11/06, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon

San Diego screening of King Kong ’33 Kong Spy Darrow sends along these images of the San Diego screening of King Kong ’33 which was presented by Bob Burns and Stephen Czerkas. [More]

R2 Extended Edition of Kong Cancelled?

10/11/06, 7:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Alex writes: Many fans of Peter Jackson's King Kong have waited for the Extended Cut but in my Country Spain, Universal Pictures HAS CANCELLED the launching of this amazing DVD. Please, for your consideration visit this poll and say YES (SI) for The Extended Cut of King Kong in SPAIN. [More]

Xoanon here, not too sure what the hubub is about, Spain is designated as an R2 DVD region, and that DVD is available on pre-order here. [More]

If anyone knows more about this, or why Spain is in an uproar, drop me a line!

News for Oct. 10, 2006

Halloween With Kong!

10/10/06, 3:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Halloween With Kong! Robert writes: I just wanted to share my "new" King Kong I built for my Haunted House here in Vegas, I have every year. Kong got me started in this Biz and I just want to show how much my wife Amber and I love him. [More]

News for Oct. 09, 2006

TORN Wins Movies.com Awards Poll

10/09/06, 10:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The first annual movies.com reader poll results came out today, thanks to you TheOneRing.net was named best 'Unofficial Movie Site'. Thanks for voting!!!

The Lord of the Rings series won 'Favorite Movie' while Orlando Bloom took 'Hottest Upcoming Male' and his Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest took home the 'Favorite Action Movie'. Also, a big shocker of the night was Peanut beating plain as the best 'M&M Fetish'...who knew! Check out all the winners here. [More]

DVD Tuesday: Fox and the Hound, Scrubs S4, Harvey Birdman & More!

10/09/06, 12:51 pm EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV goodies like 'Scrubs - S4', 'Numb3rs - S2' & 'A-Team - S5'. Some great animation out today as well, 'The Fox and the Hound', 'Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Vols. 1 & 2' & 'Wonder Showzen - Season Two'. Some Blu-Ray & HD DVD offerings include; 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride', 'The Polar Express', 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High', 'Batman Begins' & 'Aeon Flux'. Personally I'm interested in 'Army of Darkness' on HD DVD & 'Bad Santa - Director's Cut'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

News for Oct. 08, 2006

Spike TV Announces SCREAM AWARDS 2006 Winners!!!

10/08/06, 11:24 am EST - Xoanon

Yes, Spike TV's press release featured thier own exclamation marks...but I digress. Last night SPIKE TV announced the winners of the first annual Spike TV awards. Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' won for 'Best Remake', follow this link for the complete list. The Spike TV Awards will air on October 10th, only on Spike TV (of course!). [More]

News for Oct. 07, 2006

Jack Black Will Join Gridiron Gang

10/07/06, 11:04 pm EST - Xoanon

After the early fall successes of "Invincible" and "Gridiron Gang," Universal wants to get in on the football excitement, bringing Jack Black along for the game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has optioned Pete Thamel's article "In College Football, Big Paydays for Humiliation" as a producing project for the "Nacho Libre" and "King Kong" star. [More]

Tintin could be coming to Wellywood

10/07/06, 10:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Wellington could be poised to host another Hollywood blockbuster – a film version of the Tintin books linked to Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor's Weta workshop. It is understood the live-action film is in preliminary planning, with French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, best known for Amelie, approached to act as director, producer or both. Sources say Oscar-winning Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, jointly owned by Jackson, Taylor and Jamie Selkirk, will be involved. Taylor alone has won five Oscars for his work in Jackson's films, including the The Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

Kyle Chandler scores big as high-school coach in 'Friday Night Lights'

10/07/06, 8:53 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK (AP) - Panther head coach Eric Taylor is visiting his star quarterback, Jason Street, who is hospitalized with a crippling injury received during the season's first game. Coach Taylor looks upon this fine young man and exemplary athlete, maybe paralyzed forever. They exchange a few brave pleasantries. Then heavily fall silent. "Damn, son," Taylor manages to say, his second word a scarce whisper. It's a scene from the next episode of "Friday Night Lights," NBC's new family drama about a football-crazy town that (airing at 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday) has won critics' raves for its heart and authenticity. [More]

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