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Domain Name Change

The domain name switchover has finally taken place, so just about everybody should be able to get to the new server by using from now on. The following things are now working:

– the chat is now up and running
– eCard uploads are back again
– avatars can be uploaded again
– image gallery uploads appear to be working
– everything that was pointing to the old site is now pointing to this one, so you should have no more problems in that regard

Please note: if you recently signed up at the site, and try to login here, and it gives you errors, please make sure that you actually signed up at this server. Do this by searching for your username here. If you can’t find it, you probably didn’t create your username here, but at the old site, and will have to sign up again.

Too many box office updates? Never!

We know you can’t get enough of how well The Two Towers is doing (and it’s stomping the competition!), so here’s another update for you. This time, you can see how well TTT is doing compared to the box office top twenty.

It’s #1 on our lists…

E! Online put together a list of the 25 Top Movies of 2002 (in their opinion, anyway). Did The Two Towers make the cut? You can find out by clicking here.

Serkis winning an Oscar? We hope so…

…but “the odds of him taking a statue home are amazingly miniscule,” says Chud. “But let’s face it, if this film does not take home the special effects honors we’ll know we’ve woken up in an alternate universe.”

Serkis defends his digital performance

If an actor can alter his face with makeup and still get nominated for awards, why can’t someone who alters his appearance with digital pixels?

Read more.

Official site update

Explore the Dead Marshes with new interviews and features on the official site.

Hollywood videos

Elijah Wood and Sean Astin tell us why hobbits are the best creatures in the newest installment of the fantasy trilogy. Plus: Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and director Peter Jackson. Download the video here.

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Is anyone at all surprised?

Are you interested in finding out how well The Two Towers has done in theatres so far in comparison to how well Fellowship did last year? Want to know the exact gross each pulled in? Chud has your answer!

Life for Elijah after filming LotR

“I think I am stronger as a result, but for a while I did wonder whether I would ever find anything to match it. Here I am, still a young actor, thinking: ‘Maybe this is as good as it gets.'”

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Peter, the determined hobbit

The first two movies in this J.R.R. Tolkien-based trilogy boast emotional power and surprise unequalled in the epic-fantasy genre. That’s partly because of Jackson’s own hobbitry. He works close to the ground with his actors. That’s rare in historical films and period spectacles as well as three-hour fables.

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