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Jules Bass, Producer Behind the ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and ‘Frosty the Snowman’ TV Specials, Dies at 87 

Jules Bass, the animator, producer, director and composer who partnered with Arthur Rankin Jr. on the stop-motion holiday TV specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, has died. He was 87. Bass died Tuesday at an assisted living facility in Rye, New York, publicist Jennifer Fisherman Ruff […]

‘Rings of Power’ Cast Slams Racist Threats Against Performers: “Middle-Earth Is Not All White”

The cast of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is united in speaking out about racist threats that performers from the show have apparently faced. A message posted to the project’s Twitter account Wednesday strongly condemned racist reactions to the series’ castmembers of color. The statement emphasized that, despite online […]

A Racist Backlash to ‘Rings of Power’ Puts Tolkien’s Legacy Into Focus

For a time, it seemed as though a great shadow had passed over the world, and then faded — still present, though not quite as ominous. There were those who could confidently believe they were seeing progress. A fantasy? Perhaps. But not one without value. Yet, there were those who sought the cover of that […]

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Review: Amazon’s Big, Bold Prequel Series Has Potential

This ultra-expensive and ultra-expansive prequel drops some familiar names, but tells a generally new story of dwarfs, elves, wizards, hairy-footed humanoids and more.

European Shooting Stars Jury Unveiled

'Cats' casting director Lucy Bevan and 'Tolkien' director Dome Karukoski are among the jury that will pick Europe's top 10 new talents for the 23rd edition of the Shooting Stars at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

George R.R. Martin Dubs J.R.R. Tolkien “The Master” of Fantasy Writing at ‘Tolkien’ Premiere

At the Los Angeles premiere for 'Tolkien,' George R.R. Martin, Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins and others spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about J.R.R. Tolkien's legacy.

Stephen Colbert Hosts First ‘Tolkien’ Screening With Cast and Director

'Lord of the Rings' super-fan Stephen Colbert was joined by Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins and director Dome Karukoski on Tuesday at a special screening of 'Tolkien' at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Family Does “Not Endorse” Upcoming Fox Searchlight Biopic

With less than a month to go before the release of 'Tolkien,' Fox Searchlight's biopic starring Nicholas Hoult as the famed author of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and 'The Hobbit,' the subject's family has stepped in to say it does "not endorse" the film.

Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night,’ Stephen Colbert-Hosted ‘Tolkien’ Event Set for Montclair Film Festival

The 2019 Montclair Film Festival, long supported by Stephen Colbert, will feature screenings of both Amazon's 'Late Night' and Fox Searchlight's upcoming 'Tolkien' biopic, both of which will be followed by Colbert-hosted Q&As with the respective film's stars.

‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Talks Love, Magic and Adventures as J.R.R. Tolkien

The new 'Tolkien' trailer, starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, recounts the years of toil and imagination that led to the author's claim to fame.

‘Tolkien’ Biopic Sets Early-Summer Release Date

Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment have set a May 10 release date for biographical drama 'Tolkien.'

Lily Collins Joins Nicholas Hoult in J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' actor Anthony Boyle also has joined the Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment film.