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Thursday: December 13, 2012

The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.The Verge reviews The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and finds some unexpected issues.

Rather than the majestic grandeur presented in the first films, the new entry looks more like a Renaissance Faire recreation shot on your brother's mini-DV camera. It's most jarring in the movie's opening, where we briefly visit Frodo and Bilbo in the moments leading up to Fellowship; we know what these characters in that world should look like, and it simply feels wrong.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:24 AM | Tags (10) | 48fps | bilbo | frodo | gandalf | hobbit | lotr | movies | review | rings | verge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

Start your week off with a smile and journey over to Isengard with your pal Saruman.Start your week off with a smile and journey over to Isengard with your pal Saruman.

Make sure that you are not drinking any sort of mead or eating Elven bread whilst watching this quick video. It may travel as far Rohan before settlling near the white tree of Gondor before being expunged from your nose. Interesting to note that Saruman can add trolls to the list of creatures once bred at Isengard.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 9:41 AM | Tags (7) | youtube | lotr | gandalf | trolling | video | saruman | rings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.

This news comes straight from Ian McKellen's website who will of course be reprising his role as Gandalf the Grey. Casting is already in progress and it's estimated that filming will take about a year or so over in New Zealand.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:43 PM | Tags (7) | gandalf | hobbit | tolkien | rings | movies | fantasy | fiction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Lord of the Rings trilogy will be available on Blu-ray next April.Lord of the Rings trilogy will be available on Blu-ray next April.

The April release is just for the standard theatrical cuts and not the extended editions. The extended editions are expected sometime in 2011 closer to the release of The Hobbit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:32 AM | Tags (6) | lordoftherings | lotr | bluray | 2010 | april | denofgeek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Six Lord of The Ring characters who totally dropped the ball.Six Lord of The Ring characters who totally dropped the ball.

He has his human enemy on the ground at his feet. One enemy, with tens of thousands at his back. He then sloooowly reaches out with his ringed hand, allowing his finger to get chopped off. The ring is detached, he dies, his entire empire collapsing with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | cracked | funny | lordoftherings | lotr | sauron | tolkien |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.Peter Jackson would like you to know 'The Hobbit' is still on track for 2011.

Jackson was then asked if he believes The Hobbit will still be in theaters by December of 2011. 'At this stage, that is certainly the plan. Yeah.' You heard it straight from Peter Jackson himself - The Hobbit's release has not been delayed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:42 AM | Tags (6) | 2011 | hobbit | lordoftherings | movies | peterjackson | tolkien |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

One scientist has managed to successfully trap a rainbow.One scientist has managed to successfully trap a rainbow.

When they shone a multi-wavelength laser beam at the open end of the gilded waveguide, a trapped rainbow formed inside. This could be seen as a series of coloured rings when the lens was viewed from above with a microscope.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:09 PM | Tags (9) | lasers | newscientist | rainbow | rings | science | scientists | skittles | trap | waves |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

A collection of twenty geek-inspired engagement rings for you to gawk at.A collection of twenty geek-inspired engagement rings for you to gawk at.

I am shocked (shocked, I tell you) that this list is missing what is quite possibly the geekiest engagement ring of all time. Blasphemy I say - there can only be one ring to rule them all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 4:21 PM | Tags (9) | cat5 | engagement | geeky | inspired | lotr | nerdy | rings | tolkien | toyzone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1286 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?

Rings views from Earth's surface were created according to the location's latitude, northern or souther hemisphere, and the viewer's orientation. The size of the rings was calculated respecting the Roche limit for the Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | earth | saturn | rings | youtube | video | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Ian McKellen to reprise role as Gandalf the Grey in 'The Hobbit'.Ian McKellen to reprise role as Gandalf the Grey in 'The Hobbit'.

'If you play a part that gets an awful lot of attention,' he explained, 'forever after you're being asked by directors to play the same part in their movie. But I played the best wizard, and I'm happy to revisit him, which I shall do in The Hobbit with Guillermo del Toro.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:27 PM | Tags (6) | hobbit | ianmckellen | rottentomatoes | lotr | rings | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.

It’s not exactly clear what’s going on here, even in this slightly zoomed shot. But it looks for all the world - or worlds — like some small object on an inclined orbit has punched through Saturn’s narrow F ring, bursting out from underneath, and dragging behind it a wake of particles from the rings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | jupiter | object | rings | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Middle Earth circa 2009 through the magical eye of Photoshop.Middle Earth circa 2009 through the magical eye of Photoshop.

Ever wonder what society would be like if mystical creatures really existed? What if trolls, faeries, unicorns, dragons, witches, sorcerers, golems, elves, or any other known mystical fantasy creature were still around today mixing with the human element?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | photoshop | manipulation | scifi | fantasy | lotr | rings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

The Hobbit may or may not feature Hugo Weaving.The Hobbit may or may not feature Hugo Weaving.

Looks like he's willing to do it though, if he happens to get the call.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:12 PM | Tags (5) | lotr | rings | hugoweaving | agentsmith | hobbit |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Bruce Springsteen jams with Phish at Bonnaroo Music FestivalBruce Springsteen jams with Phish at Bonnaroo Music Festival

Wow, that's one hell of a special guest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:58 AM | Tags (3) | phish | springsteen | bonnaroo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 15, 2007

Glow of Doom

Yet another lame Nintendo Wii joke this time combined with a Lord of the Rings joke. See? It's like the best of both worlds.

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (6) | dotcomic | comic | humor | rings | nintendo | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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