Friday, December 2, 2011

Dec. 1 and 2, 2011 News

Fox to mount Oscar campaign for Andy Serkis. Are you ready for a motion-capture Oscar nominee?

Last month, Andy Serkis’ rep hinted to EW that he expected a legitimate Best Supporting Actor Oscar campaign for his client, whose Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was by far the most compelling and fully-formed character that motion-capture technology has yet produced. At Monday’s Gotham Independent Awards, Fox CEO Tom Rothman seemed to confirm such an effort, telling the Hollywood Reporter that the studio planned to “push … hard” for Serkis to become the first mo-cap performance to be recognized in the Academy’s acting categories. More..

Lord of the Rings Online: The Prince of Rohan

Today, Turbine has released the first batch of screenshots from the next upcoming content update for The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). Update 5: The Prince of Rohan continues the epic story adding 5 new Isengard instances to the game! See pictures.

Book Review: “Arda Reconstructed”

This month J.W. talks about Anne Frank and reviews “Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion” by Douglas Charles Kane. See book review.

Official Release: HarperCollins Publishers Releases Enhanced eBook of The Hobbit

As we excitedly reported last week, HarperCollins Publishers have released an Enhanced eBook version of ‘The Hobbit.’ Today, for your viewing pleasure, we have the full press release about this new digital release. You can read it below. As before, if you’d like to download your own copy it is available from their Facebook Tolkien eBook Store,Apple’s iBookstoreKindle and Nook. Enjoy!

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