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Old 09-06-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
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Sting Access Hollywood Picks Return of the King As #1 Can't Miss Movie of 2003

I've got goosebumps LotR finally gets some much deserved attention <P>They don't have the story online yet, but the show was just on here.<P><A HREF="http://entertainment.msn.com/accesshollywood/" TARGET=_blank>http://entertainment.msn.com/accesshollywood/</A><P>They mainly showed the same material you'll find on the TT DVD, with a few words from Elijah Wood and Sean Astin.<p>[ September 06, 2003: Message edited by: Shy Hobbit ]
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Old 09-06-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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So sad, I changed the channel at number two. Looks like I just missed it.<P>Iarwain
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Old 09-06-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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'Access Hollywood' doesn't air on my TV until 12:35 AM.<P>Should I dare to stay up to watch it? Methinks I just might.
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Old 09-06-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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Sweet. A little extra exposure can't hurt our chances at some big awards at the next Oscar's.
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:12 PM   #5
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I was watching with great anxiety... hiding it of course. Don't want Mom to think I'm too crazy (don't quite have her converted yet) I got worried when they started talking about the number three movie (although three still would have been good) as the grand finale to a trilogy, but it turned out to be Matrix. Also took all that was in me to refrain comments about three other movies in the list featuring actors from LotR.
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Old 09-07-2003, 01:43 PM   #6
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Darn it! I think I either missed it completely, or only watched the part with the Johnny Depp interview. Although that might have been ET or EXTRA...I can never keep track of those shows.
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Old 09-07-2003, 05:45 PM   #7
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I stayed up late last night to watch it. Looks like there will be some good movies coming out this fall and winter. Also, some competition for ROTK.<P>Here are some movies that I saw previews for that may be a threat to ROTK when it comes to the Oscars (my apologies if the summaries aren't quite accurate):<P><B>Radio:</B> (starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris) Based on a true story about a mentally challenged guy named Radio and football. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B>All movies based on a true story seem to have a message attached to them. This movie is no exception. <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor<P><B>Cold Mountain</B>: (starring Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger) Does the summary really matter? As long as you know it's a Civil War movie. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B> A large part of American history is brought to life with Nicole Kidman in it. <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture, Best Director<P><B>Mona Lisa Smile</B>: (starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles) Taking place in the 50s, the story is about a teacher at a women's college and her students. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B> This movie is supposed to be the best Julia Roberts movie yet. <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director<P><B>Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World:</B> (starring Russell Crowe, Billy Boyd) Based on the tenth novel of the Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian, it's a high seas adventure set in early 19th century. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B>The action! The history! The leading actor! <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound<P><B>The Missing:</B>(starring Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, Evan Rachel Wood) The story takes place in 1886, New Mexico, where a father teams up with his daughter to rescue her daughter, Lily, who's been kidnapped by outlaw Army deserters. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B> This is another movie based on a novel and has a well-known director (Ron Howard). <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay<P><B>The Last Samurai</B> (starring Tom Cruise) In the 1870s, a Civil War veteran arrives in Japan to train troops of the emperor, Meiji. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B> Hello? Two Words: TOM CRUISE. Oh, and it really is supposed to be a major epic film. <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Sound<P><B>The Alamo:</B> (starring Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton) The story of the fall of the Alamo. <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B> It's another major part of American history. <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Visual Effects, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound<P><B>The Matrix: Revolutions</B> (starring Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Lauren Fishburne...) The conclusion of the Matrix trilogy (I don't think I need to say anymore). <B>Why an Oscar nomination?</B> This movie will be big competition for special effects. <B>Oscar Nominations (My Predictions):</B> Best Visual Effects, Best Sound<P>What can I say? That's an awful lot of competition for ROTK. But hey, ROTK was #1 on this list, so perhaps it'll become #1 for the Oscar nominations list. We know ROTK is the best movie out of all of them.
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Old 09-08-2003, 09:01 AM   #8
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And we all know that the opinion of adoring fans is what really counts
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Old 09-08-2003, 06:57 PM   #9
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yay! We all know it deserves to be #1. Now if only the people in my town would agree. *sigh* maybe some day...
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:11 PM   #10
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Well, I may be biased, but none of these films so far managed to make me want to see them. erm, but, I'm usually in the minority. I would venture to say this is less of a competition than when FOTR came out - but let's not be hasty.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:30 AM   #11
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I dunno, they were making an awfully big deal over The Last Samurai and The Alamo. The first because it has a huge hollywood name in it, and the second because it's a historical drama. I can almost see them sweeping the Oscars already Not that I care. I don't have much respect for the Acadamy anymore
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:07 PM   #12
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I just saw the trailer...it was awesome. ROTK definetly is the best for last...It's gonna be sad though, because that's the end of the fellowship!
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Old 10-07-2003, 08:54 AM   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I just saw the trailer...it was awesome. ROTK definetly is the best for last...It's gonna be sad though, because that's the end of the fellowship! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Alas, all good things must come to an end But it is not the end, we can relive it whenever we wish, and we will always have our beloved books <P>Although I will miss waiting for trailers, counting off days, and speculating upcoming movies. But nonetheless, it's been great just to have had the experience
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Old 10-07-2003, 11:17 AM   #14
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Yeah, those movies didn't fire me up particularly. ROTK should blow them all away...hopefully, anyway. Cold Mountain...well, I know nothing about the American Civil War anyway... <P>EDIT: And about the end of the story...don't forget the Golden Ring Marathon! (see the thread in Novices and Newcomers if you're curious <BR> )<p>[ October 07, 2003: Message edited by: Elentįri_O_Most_Mighty_1 ]
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:01 AM   #15
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Well it is about time LOTR gets some attention, by the way has any of the movies one the Best Picture Award at the Oscars.
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Old 10-08-2003, 11:56 AM   #16
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So far, LOTR hasn't recieved any Best Picture Oscars. FotR was beat out by A Beautiful Mind and TTT was trounced by Chicago. However, I think RotK has a good chance for Best Picture. Then again, the Academy has a severe bias against fantasy/sci-fi movies. I guess we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.
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