The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

2003, Movie, R, 210 mins

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TVGN Counts Down Sequels That Were Better Than the Original

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

It's rare that a movie sequel matches the quality of the original, and even more rare when it surpasses the first. So what's the greatest movie sequel of all time?

TVGN counts down 25 Sequels Better Than the Original Monday at 9/8c. Which ones do you hope make the list? Weigh in below — and check out a clip of the countdown below:

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Exclusive: Criminal Minds Scares Up Cuckoo's Nest and Chucky Star Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Chucky star Brad Dourif will guest-star in an episode of Criminal Minds to be directed by star Matthew Gray Gubler, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Hobbit Films Get Names, Release Dates

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson's pair of films based on J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, now have their official titles and release dates, according to The Hollywood Reporter...
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Stephen Fry Lands Hobbit Role

Stephen Fry

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson recently announced on his Facebook page that he has cast Stephen Fry in his upcoming two-part LOTR prequel The Hobbit. Fry will fill the role of...
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Director Peter Jackson Released From Hospital After Surgery

Peter Jackson

Director Peter Jackson has been released from a New Zealand hospital after undergoing surgery for a perforated ulcer, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Peter Jackson undergoes surgery; production on The Hobbit delayed

Jackson, 49, underwent the procedure on... read more

The Hobbit Finally Gets the Greenlight

Peter Jackson

After a long delay, The Hobbit has been given the greenlight, according to The Wrap.

Peter Jackson, who helmed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has agreed to direct the two-part prequel. In addition, he will serve as... read more

Avatar Nabs No. 2 Spot at All-Time Box Office

Avatar

James Cameron only has himself to beat now.

Just three weeks into release, the director's sci-fi epic Avatar has become the second-highest grossing film worldwide of all time, giving Cameron the top two spots on the list.

Avatar earns $1 billion worldwide

On Wednesday, Avatar upped its global tally to $1.13 billion to surpass the ...
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McKellen Likely to Robe up for Gandalf Reprise in The Hobbit

Ian McKellan courtesy New Line

Official announcements have not been made but all signs look good for Sir Ian Mckellen to return to his robed role as Gandalf in The HobbitIn one report says the AP McKellen tells fans that the part had been all but promised to him by Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro Obviously McKellan said its not a part that you turn down I loved playing Gandalf That anyone else but McKellen might actually play Gandalf seems remote The role which McKellen played for the Lord of the Rings trilogy even won him an Academy Award nomination Fingers crossed that the official word will come soon on this no-brainer-everyone-wins casting Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to relive the love of Lord of the RingsRelated149 Del Toro Officially Signs on to Direct The Hobbit read more

Hobbit Forming: Peter Jackson to Lord Over Prequel

Peter Jackson by Pierre Vinet/New Line

Following much legal tangling and a small degree of name-calling, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have settled all litigation relating to the Lord of the Rings trilogy and reached an agreement to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to the big screen. "I'm very pleased that we've been able to put our differences behind us, so that we may begin a new chapter with our old friends at New Line," Jackson says in a statement to the AP. "We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth."As was done with the three Lord of the Rings films Jackson helmed, a pair of Hobbit movies will be filmed simultaneously. Production is set to begin in 2009, with the releases coming in 2010 and 2011. While Jackson (with Fran Walsh) will executive-produce the pics, a director has yet to be named. read more

Since motion-capture ...

Question: Since motion-capture performances are becoming more and more common, what are the chances of someone getting an acting nomination for a role like King Kong or Yoda in the new Star Wars movie?


Answer: With moviemaking technology changing at an ever-increasing pace, the Academy has been reviewing a number of its policies, and I've heard it suggested that over the next few years they'll wind up doing their biggest overhaul since the introduction of sound in the 1920s. I have to wonder, for example, whether the conspicuous absence of Frank Miller's Sin City – by any objective standard one of the most visually stunning films released in 2005 – in any category is because members of the various branches didn't know what to nominate it for, given that the photography was extensively digitally overhauled and the production was almost entirely computer generated. read more

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