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Trailer for Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ series thrills Tolkien fans

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Amazon has released the action-packed new trailer for “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” a highly-anticipated series based on the bestselling books by Christian author J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

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What Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter teach us about power

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My dad gave me J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Fellowship of the Ring, and the book awakened my mind and imagination in ways I didn’t fully understand at the time. For many years as ...

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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ debuts Sept. 2 with Second Age of Middle-Earth

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The much-anticipated Lord of the Rings Amazon Prime series will debut on September 2, bringing to life what the studio calls the “second age” of Middle-earth history from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. The multi-season series, The ...

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Movie biopic of C.S. Lewis is brilliant and thoughtful

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The Most Reluctant Convert is based on a successful stage play/monologue written by Max McLean. This filmed version features McLean as an elderly C.S. Lewis who walks viewers back through key dramatized moments ...

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Is Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel R-rated?

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In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the wizard Saruman turns to the dark side. He tells his old pal, Gandalf, that the evil lord Sauron is just too powerful to fight. “We ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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Tolkien: the fellowship behind the fantasy

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For J.R.R. Tolkien, life began as a child running through hill and heather with a stick in his hand, filling his world with knights and dragons and forgotten quests. For  Tolkien, this ...

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‘The Fantasy Makers’ explores creativity, faith of Tolkien and Lewis

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The trascendental works of famed English scholars J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are known and loved by all. Lesser known are the works of George MacDonald; the precursor of fantasy literature in ...

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