The Browser, 6/5: Tolkien tidbits; Ray LaMontagne; U2 anniversary; best animated films; Farina in trouble

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow.

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Christopher Tolkien wants to “terminate” Hobbit movie

It’s not surprising that Christopher Tolkien isn’t happy about New Line’s plans for a movie of The Hobbit. He wasn’t happy about Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy either. It will be interesting to see the judgment in his lawsuit against New Line; he claims that the master of Middle-earth’s family is owed ¬£80m under a deal for a 7.5% share of profits… a deal signed back in 1969.

Meanwhile, Saruman is trying to rise again.

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Ray Lamontagne gossip!!

Paste has the scoop on Ray LaMontagne’s next album Gossip.

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It was 25 years ago today…



Larry Mullen brought the band to play.
There’s a gallery of photos from the concert at G. Wigler’s site.

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Best animated movies of all time?

I think I agree with Yahoo’s #1 animated film of all-time. But how could any such survey leave out The Iron Giant, or My Neighbor Totoro, or Watership Down?

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Bad day for Jimmy Sorano

Dennis Farina, the actor who played the villain in one of my favorite films, Midnight Run, is in trouble.

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  • facesunveiled

    Any animated films list that doesn’t have The Iron Giant or Paprika on it is barely worth looking at.

    If you don’t feel like scrolling through the list one-by-one on the Yahoo page, here’s a story that has the same information:

    http://www.dvdtown.com/news/yahoo-users-rate-the-top-30-animated-films-of-all-time/5615

  • http://striderdemme.wordpress.com striderdemme

    Regarding the animated films, I was surprised to see Enchanted on the list. (And also Shrek 2, but that’s more opinion than anything else)


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