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16 hrs ago | Computer And Video Games

Shadow of Mordor trailer talks crafting an emotionally driven story

Warner Bros. has released a new Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor trailer providing a behind-the-scenes look at how the game's story is being crafted.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Comic-Con: Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit,' George Miller's 'Mad Max,' more

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will appear in the pop-culture expo's grandest arena, Hall H, to tout the Dec. 17 release of the final chapter of his second J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Mad Max, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Comedy Movies, Babe: Pig in the City, Family, Vocal, The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy, Movies, Entertainment

The Union

Brad Peceimer-Glasse built his Alta Sierra home into a hillside, making it highly energy efficient.

As summer arrives in Nevada County, and temperatures rise to new, unseemly highs, the electric bills can spike significantly.

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Redditch Advertiser

The magic of Tolkien was brought to life by staff at Turod Grange Academy. SP

AS part of Tudor Grange Academy's drive to improve literacy, and engender a love of reading in all students, the school embraced the works of the author JRR Tolkien on July 4. Lessons were themed to connect to Tolkien's works, including the baking of 'Hobbit feet' biscuits in a German lesson.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Martin Freeman rejects The Hobbit CGI criticism

'The Hobbit' star Martin Freeman hopes fans don't think Peter Jackson's series - which is the prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - has developed into a movie more about CGI than substance.

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International Business Times

Hobbit 3 Trailer to be Released in October Confirms Producer Peter Jackson

Movie buffs eagerly waiting for the trailer of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" will have to wait till Oct 2014.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Are three cons too many for Salt Lake? FantasyCon fans say no

Salt Lake City has gone from zero to three large-scale geek gatherings in less than a year, and FantasyCon seems destined to be measured against the other two episodes in the burgeoning con trilogy.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Vocal

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Isegoria

Eagles and Air Power

JRR Tolkien had an intuitive feel for air power, Dr Kenneth Payne suggests, in the RAF's latest Air Power Review : When it comes to air power roles, then, Tolkien and his eagles do a magnificent job of anticipating our modern RAF doctrine and of tracking real developments in aerial warfare then underway in Europe.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

KDWN

Richard Armitage goes from a Hobbita to a Cruciblea

It's a long way from Middle Earth to 17th-century Massachusetts, but Richard Armitage has made the journey - and found a surprising link.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

CBC News

Chris Hadfield, Guy Gavriel Kay, Rick Mercer appointed to Order of Canada

Astronaut Chris Hadfield was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada Monday.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

J. R. R. Tolkien Has A Touching Message For His Former Teachers In Newly Discovered Letter

"Lord Of The Rings" author J. R. R. Tolkien reveals a touching message he wished he could tell his former teachers in a newly discovered letter.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Why Hobbits?: A Look at Tolkien's Unlikely Heroes

Patricia Briggs writes in her novel entitled Blood Bound that "even after all this time, I keep forgetting that heroes can be found in unlikely places and persons."

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

TwinCities

Top grads 2014: Washington County

Quote: "The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that."

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Related Topix: Washington County, MN, Vocal, Easy-Listening, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books

The Independent

JRR Tolkien thought teaching was 'exhausting and depressing'

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Lord of the Rings author was depressed by teaching

JRR Tolkien told a fellow teacher that "all teaching is exhausting and depressing" as revealed in a newly-discovered letter.

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Thu Jun 12, 2014

The Independent

JRR Tolkien thought teaching was 'exhausting and depressing'

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Lord of the Rings author was depressed by teaching

JRR Tolkien told a fellow teacher that "all teaching is exhausting and depressing" as revealed in a newly-discovered letter.

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