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10 MOST RECOGNIZABLE LINES FROM SCI-FI AND FANTASY MOVIES/TV

10 Most Recognizable lines from Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies/TV brought to you by OBS Staffer Erin 1. “May the Force be with you” (Star Wars) 2. “Live long, and prosper” (Spock-Star Trek: The Original Series) 3. “Help me Obi-won Kenobi, you’re my only hope” (Princess Leia, Star Wars: A … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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VILLAINS IN FICTION A TO Z

Brought to you by the OBS Staff   VILLAINS IN FICTION A: Aro (Twilight Saga) – A member of the ruling coven of vampires with the power to know every thought you’ve ever had with a single touch.  He is consumed with power and collecting powerfully gifted vampires to help … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 3: BEAUTIFUL CHAOS COVER REVEAL, WIN THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, THE TIGER’S WIFE, AND ELVISH VS IRISH

Get An EXCLUSIVE First Look At The ‘Beautiful Chaos’ Cover (And Mark The Release Date)! via MTV News What do you think of the cover? have you read Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness? What do you hope happens in this one? Win It! Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Box Set via Word … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR FEB. 16TH: TOLKIEN RE-TELLING, ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE, AND MORE

Lord of the Rings reworking a hit with fans, but not Tolkien estate via The Guardian “The Last Ring-Bearer, by palaeontologist Kirill Yeskov, retells Tolkien’s epic story from the perspective of the region of Mordor, from where Sauron, the Dark Lord, waged war on the free peoples of Middle Earth … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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MOVIE NEWS SEPT. 14: HARRY POTTER PICS AND NEW STEPHEN KING MOVIE

24 Harry Potter Pics! Source: Blastr The release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 is getting closer and closer by the day, and more pictures are now appearing regularly to whet our appetites. Guess what? It’s working! A new bunch (and when we say bunch, we … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS TOP 5/10: SCI FI BOOKS EDITION

Top 5 Audio-Books – EmJ #1 Twilight – Ilyana Kadushin #2 Harry Potter – Stephen Fry #3 House of Night – Jenna Lamia #4 True Blood – Johanna Parker #5 Lord of the Rings – Sir Ian Holm Top 10 science fiction authors – EmJ #1 Douglas Adams #2 Terry … Continue reading

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OBS CASTING COUCH: ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ THE 80’s MUSICAL

We all know Peter Jacksons’ great movie series ‘Lord of the Rings’. It’s an adaption of a wonderful book series writen by J.R.R. Tolkien. And of course, Mr. Jackson did great in casting the characters. But let’s get away from this. Let our imagination run a little wild. Let’s imagine … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS:FAN ART MADNESS: OBS STAFF PICKS EDITION

Welcome again to another Fan Art Madness. This week Katie and I have a very special edition. We will be featuring fan art picked by our one and only OBS Staff  members and the first one is OBS founder Dawn, with one of her all time favorite series Lord of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS MARCH 29TH: IRON MAN, SCI-FI AND MORE

Is Iron Man 3 Really Coming Out Before The Avengers? io9.com: Did a slip of the tongue reveal Paramount’s plans for a third Iron Man movie, even a month before Iron Man 2 is coming out? Which movie will come first: Iron Man 3 or The Avengers? With a tentative … Continue reading

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THE 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL FILMS OF THE DECADE

Avatar, Paranormal Activity, Twilight and The Dark Knight close out the list. from boxoffice.com 2009: Avatar With an $800 million worldwide haul to date, Avatar is a certified phenomenon. 2009: Paranormal Activity Paranormal Activity captures every guy’s worse nightmare: You meet a girl who is funny, intelligent, sexy and totally … Continue reading

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TREK’S PATRICK STEWART, RINGS’ JACKSON KNIGHTED

via Sci Fi Wire As we reported a while back, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart will be knighted as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year honors list. That makes him Sir Patrick. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, meanwhile, also becomes a knight under a separate … Continue reading

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OBS ARTIST PROFILES: ALAN LEE & JOHN HOWE

Today there are two artists I want to introduce to you – because they are intrinsically tied together for their work at J.R.R. Tolkien and his epic novel ‘Lord of the Rings. Artist Name: Alan Lee Date of Birth: August 20, 1947 Where From: Middlesex, England Short Bio: Alan Lee … Continue reading

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OBS DIRECTOR PROFILES: PETER JACKSON

Director Name: Peter Jackson Director: – The Valley (1976) – Bad Taste (1987) – Meet the Feebles (1989) – Braindead (1994) – Heavenly Creatures (1995) – Forgotten Silver (1996) – LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – LOTR: The Two Towers (2002) – LOTR: The Return of the King … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 28TH

20 Movies Better Than The Books They Were Based On popcrunch.com: It’s a familiar complaint, whenever books are re-imagined for film, fans and critics always cry that the novel is better than the movie. Well here are 20 cases where the surprising opposite holds true. Most all the books on … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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SPEAK OUT: POLL OF THE WEEK “WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE SERIES?”

This week’s Poll is centered around fiction novels and/or series, that has been made into a movie! There are so many these days, and not all are great, but we have listed some of the better novels/movies! Choose based on the book as well as the movie adaptation!   Wednesday October … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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‘HOBBIT’ MONEY PROBLEMS RESOLVED. WHAT’S NEXT?

via Sci Fi Wire Another hurdle to Guillermo del Toro’s The Hobbit has fallen: MGM, one of the studios producing the movies, has reportedly come up with enough cash to move forward with the production, which was in jeopardy as late as last week. A recent proposal by MGM’s new … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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IAN MCKELLEN TALKS GANDALF THE GREY IN ‘THE HOBBIT’

by Joe Utichi on rottentomatoes.com Sir Ian McKellen is spending the week at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. RT sat down with McKellen to discuss the award and his work. Of course, as Guillermo del Toro readies to direct ‘The Hobbit’ we couldn’t help but look to the … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID WENHAM!

Open Book Society wants to congratulate the beautiful actor David Wenham to his birthday! David Wenham was born in Marrickville, Sydney, Australia on September 21, 1965, and we all know him from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy where he is playing Boromirs brother Faramir. And it’s rumored he will … Continue reading

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‘THE LORD OF THE HALLOWS’ BY DENISE ROPER

by Laura McKnight on dailycomet.com J.K. Rowling’s uber-popular ‘Harry Potter’ series has long conjured up controversy among Christians, with the loudest critics decrying the books as a dangerous gateway into the occult and other practices considered evil. Other Christians view the young wizard’s tales as harmless entertainment, even morally beneficial. … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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VIGGO MORTENSON DOESN’T WANT TO MAKE ANY MORE MOVIES!?

by Dr. Cole Abaius on filmschoolrejects.com How badly do I hope this is all a clever publicity stunt so that Viggo Mortensen can begin a much-needed rapping career? Apparently Mortensen gave an interview to Men’s Journal where he reiterated his stance on the draining, unhealthy nature of promoting the films … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR IAN HOLM

Open Book Society wants to congratulate the marvelous actor Sir Ian Holm to his birthday! Ian Holm Cuthbert was born in Goodmayes, East London on September 12, 1931, and we all know him from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy where he is playing the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins or as … Continue reading

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THERE AND BACK AGAIN – THE EVOLUTION OF LORD OF THE RINGS TO D&D AND BACK

by Garry Gordon on West Palm Beach DVD Examiner J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, invented the realm in which all modern fantasy fiction is based on or in opposition to. This article tastes a few random samplings of products, that tried to capture the sense of … Continue reading

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WHY ELIJAH WOOD THINKS ‘9’ IS LIKE LORD OF THE RINGS

from Fred Topol at SciFi Wire 9‘s “stitchpunk” universe offers cinema a new fantasy realm as a group of mechanical rag dolls represent the remainder of human life in a post-apocalyptic world. It has a strong fantasy pedigree, too, with directors Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch) and Tim Burton … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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PUT THOSE 3D RUMORS TO REST, SO SAYS GUILLERMO DEL TORO

Thanks to MrCere at theonering.net The interwebs have been astir with rumors and sources claiming that “The Hobbit” is being planned as a 3D movie experience. An unscientific but fun poll showed conclusively that almost 75 percent of TORn poll takers didn’t like the idea. Since [Guillermo Del Toro] is … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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SEAN BEAN TO ASCEND ‘THRONES’

By Borys Kit and Nellie Andreeva at the Hollywood reporter Sean Bean has nabbed the lead in “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series. Tom McCarthy is directing; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who wrote the screenplay, are executive producing. The books revolves around a … Continue reading

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