Happy Holidays! Mondo Unveils Prints for HOME ALONE and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS

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We all know that Mondo loves to end the year with a bang.  Some might have thought the giant Die Hard event was it.  Some might have thought their wallets were safe until the New Year.  Well Mondo dropped their HELL NO bomb on everyone today announcing we should suit up for one last online battle for 2013.  What is Christmas without the Wet Bandits?  Yup, we have a Home Alone print from Adam Simpson coming tomorrow.  That not enough for you?  Well there is one more print that has been long awaited. Not only is that a print from Aaron m’fin Horkey it is a follow up to his Return of the King print!  That’s right, it is The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers!  Hit the jump and dodge the paint cans to check out the images and all the other juicy info.

Geek Gifts: New LEGO Lord of the Rings Sets for The Council of Elrond, The Battle of Black Gate, and More

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I don’t think you’re ever too old for LEGO unless you think you’re too old to have fun.  They’re geared towards children, but I’ve recently been building some sets, and I find it very relaxing and rewarding.  I recently spent hours and hours building the LEGO Palace Cinema and before that, I did the LEGO The Battle of Helm’s Deep.  LEGO has now released some more Lord of the Rings LEGO sets that you can pick up.  There’s the iconic stuff like the Council of Elrond and the Battle at the Black Gate as well as brief action scenes like the ambush of the pirate ship from Return of the King and the wizard battle between Gandalf and Saruman.  Click on the respective links to buy the set:

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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Blu-ray Review

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey exemplifies the difference between “disappointing” and “bad.” Director Peter Jackson created a modern classic with his Lord of the Rings trilogy, and fans had every right to expect the same genius from the prequel. Sadly, it was not to be: The Hobbit is too long, too bloated and too unsure of its ultimate purpose to rank alongside its fellows. That said, it still captures the essence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imaginary world, as well as providing reliable entertainment in its own right. Hit the jump for my full review.

Toy Fair 2013: New Lego Sets for LORD OF THE RINGS, STAR WARS, and THE LONE RANGER

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Before Toy Fair opened its doors earlier today, Lego invited select members of the press to check out some of their upcoming 2013 sets at a closed door event.  Included in the presentation were new sets for The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Lone Ranger.  Hit the jump to check them out.  My favorite is The Lord of the Rings Battle at the Black Gate.  Although The Lord of the Rings Pirate Ship Ambush is also pretty cool.  Look for a lot more Toy Fair images soon.

Limited Paper: Mondo Announces a New Pair of LORD OF THE RINGS Posters from Mike Sutfin and Paolo Rivera

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mondo-lord-of-the-rings-sliceIt’s been mysteriously quiet in Poster World over the past week.  Indeed, it seems like many collectors are holding their breath in anticipation of…something…doesn’t it?  Rumors are circulating and strange bits of gossip are swirling around, all of them indicating that 2013’s first blockbuster print is on the verge of being dropped…but when?

Today’s announcement from the Mondo crew tells us they’ve got two snazzy-looking prints dropping this week, but neither print seems to fit the rumors we’ve heard.  That shouldn’t matter, though:  we may have to wait a little longer for something that fits the “blockbuster” description, but in the meantime this Thursday’s Lord of The Rings prints from Mike Sutfin and Paolo Rivera will do nicely.  Read all about ‘em after the jump, folks.

Screenwriter Philippa Boyens Talks THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, Bridging the Film to LOTR, the Extended Edition, Deleted Scenes, and More

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With Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now playing around the world, it’s time to post the last interview I did at the NYC press day and it’s with screenwriter Philippa Boyens.  While Jackson gets most of the credit for the Lord of the Rings, Boyens has been an absolutely crucial part of the adaptations, having co-written Fellowship, The Two Towers, Return of the King, all three Hobbit films, and also acting as a co-producer on The Hobbit trilogy.  She’s a key player in helping to bring J. R. R. Tolkien’s work to life.

During my extended interview we talked about the themes of The Hobbit, the differences between Hobbit and LOTR, setting up the LOTR movies in the beginning of The Hobbit, the eventual Blu-ray extended cut, deleted scenes, whether The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be the same length as An Unexpected Journey, what they still need to still film next year, changes on set, what props she has taken home, and more.  Hit the jump for more.

Middle-earth by the Numbers: From LORD OF THE RINGS to THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy stands as a singular achievement in the history of cinema.  Peter Jackson would have to be crazy to return to this world in the shadow of the enormous financial and artistic success of the Rings series.  Thankfully Jackson is crazy, and just kicked off another Tolkien-based trilogy with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. To explore the legacy of The Lord of the Rings and how The Hobbit matches up, I tried to capture how the series has evolved over the last decade with Middle-earth by the Numbers.  The feature provides a numbers-based snapshot of each movie and its place in the filmography by looking at the box office, critical reception, and miscellaneous facts.

Hit the jump for a comprehensive review of Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Limited Paper: Olly Moss and Mondo’s LORD OF THE RINGS Posters Drop Tomorrow, Prepare for Battle

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This morning, Mondo and Olly Moss revealed a set of posters that we’ve all been waiting a long, long time to see here at Limited Paper:  Moss’ take on Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings.  This particular print has been rumored for months now—and was heavily rumored to be dropping at a previous Mondo-related event—but should anyone be surprised that we’re seeing it drop on the eve of the release of Peter Jackson’s latest trip to Middle Earth (The Hobbit, if you’ve been living under a rock)?

Wanna see Olly Moss’ take on The Lord of The Rings?  Find out where you can pick one of these up tomorrow?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

60 Pictures from Inside the Weta Cave Gift Shop in Auckland, New Zealand Featuring LORD OF THE RINGS Merchandise and Much More

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If you’re a fan of Lord of the RingsTintinKing KongMeet the FeeblesPeter Jackson, cool collectibles, and movie props, you’re going to dig this photo article.  When I visited the set of The Hobbit earlier this year in Auckland, New Zealand, I also got to visit the Weta Cave (Weta’s gift shop) and I snapped over 60 pictures.  As you can see in the pics, the store is a mixture of items for sale and props from the many films that Weta has been involved with.  Even though a lot of the merchandise is available online, it’s definitely a lot cooler to purchase a t-shirt/book/collectible from Weta while visiting New Zealand.

Hit the jump to check out the images.

Limited Paper: On the Eve of the Universal Monsters Show, Mondo Releases a Ton of NYCC Posters (And Jay Shaw’s PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4)

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We’ve just about made it to Mondo’s Universal Monsters gallery show—their biggest show ever, opening this Friday and playing home to nearly 20 posters and 50-plus originals (according to Mondo’s creative director, Justin Ishmael, at tonight’s 3D screening of Creature From The Black Lagoon)—but that doesn’t mean all of Mondo’s other business has been put on hold.  In fact, they’re going to be dropping the remaining prints from their recent New York Comic-Con appearance tomorrow morning.  Wanna know what’s going on sale, what it’ll cost you, and what it looks like?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

Mondo NYCC Posters Revealed! LORD OF THE RINGS, IRON GIANT, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th PART III 3D and More!

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If you’re a Mondo fan and headed to New York Comic-Con this weekend, I strongly advise you to get to the con when it opens Friday morning at 9:30am.  That’s because even though most assumed Mondo would release their prints like they did in San Diego (one at a time), I’ve learned that when the doors open, everything is for sale!

But it gets better.

Late tonight, as the convention was closing, I was able to take pictures of everything at the Mondo booth!  If you’ve been wondering what would be sold at NYCC, Mondo has prints for Shaun of the Dead, Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Phantasm, City of the Living Dead, Kill Bill, The Foghorn Leghorn, and Friday the 13th Part III 3D!  In addition, a number of these prints have variants.  Hit the jump for a ton of images and artists info.

Limited Paper: New Artwork Inspired by ALIEN, GAME OF THRONES, Lego LORD OF THE RINGS, ADVENTURE TIME and More

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Comic-Con 2012 kicked off several days ago, but so far there seems to be no indication that the tidal wave of awesome screenprints is anywhere close to slowing down:  so far, we’ve seen a jaw-dropping Princess Mononoke print from fan-favorite Olly Moss, an absolutely amazing piece of The Dark Knight Rises-related artwork from comic book superstar Jock, and—earlier this morning—Mondo released one of their most highly-anticipated posters of the year:  the latest entry in their Universal Monsters series, Creature From The Black Lagoon.  But there’s plenty more to come, and today’s other trio of releases proves that the gentlemen at booth #437 still have plenty of tricks up their sleeve.

Wanna see the three new Mondo posters that dropped at Comic-Con today, along with an enormously impressive piece of Alien-related artwork from Mark Englert?  Sure ya do.  Meet me after the jump, my fellow limited-paper enthusiasts.

Mondo Mystery Movie X Revealed: RETURN OF THE KING; Mondo Announces LORD OF THE RINGS License!

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If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or a Mondo print collector, you’re going to wish you were at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX tonight.  That’s because Mondo just revealed that tonight’s Mystery Screening was Return of the King with a very limited print by Aaron Horkey!

But it gets better.

In addition to tonight’s awesome screening, Mondo has announced that they’ve landed the Lord of the Rings license, so you can look forward to more prints in the coming months!  Hit the jump for more.

Comic-Con: Warner Bros. Bringing Outdoor Entertainment Festival, Featuring All Six Batmobiles, THE LORD OF THE RINGS Videogames and More

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As if having your Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedules at Comic-Con all planned out wasn’t enough, now Warner Bros. is bringing an outdoor festival full of goodies for you to check out!  The outdoor Extra stage will feature guest appearances from Warner Bros. properties, including stars from The Big Bang Theory, Fringe and The Vampire Diaries. Perhaps the coolest of attractions will be the presence of all six Batmobiles, from George Barris’ 1955 Lincoln Futura all the way up to The Dark Knight Rises’ current model Tumbler.   Keep up to date with all of our continuing Comic-Con coverage here.  Hit the jump to check out the full press release for details on the Warner Bros. Extra stage.

Hugo Weaving Talks LAST RIDE, Working with the Wachowskis Again for CLOUD ATLAS and Returning to Rivendell for THE HOBBIT

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The Australian drama Last Ride, directed by Glendyn Ivin and based on Denise Young’s acclaimed novel, is a story that is both riveting and heartbreaking in its complex portrayal of a brutal yet loving petty criminal struggling with parenthood.  When ex-jailbird fugitive Kev (brought to life in a stunning performance from Hugo Weaving) takes his 10-year-old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) on the run from the law, they set out on a journey into the remote and rugged outback, where both father and son will be faced with the devastating consequences of their actions.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Hugo Weaving talked about how proud he is of Last Ride and how happy it is that it is finally being released in the States (in theaters in NYC and available nationally through VOD) three years after completing it, what originally attracted him to the project and complex character, and how his acting process varies, from role to role.  He also talked about what it was like to work with the Wachowskis again on Cloud Atlas, what a joy it was to return to Berlin (they shot V for Vendetta together there) and how it was an extraordinary experience that he cannot wait to see the finished product of, as well as what it was like to be on The Hobbit set and play Elrond again, 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, how the tone is different this time, and how he thinks the 3D will work wonderfully well for the type of film it is.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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