Tolkien Estate Disavows Film Based on The Father of Fantasy

Tolkien Estate Disavows Film Based on The Father of Fantasy

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Ouch! The film based on the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of The Lord of the Rings, won’t be released until May 10th, but the Tolkien estate has already disavowed the film.   Image Via Reddit   As per the Irish Examiner, the family released a statement  saying: The family of JRR Tolkien and the Tolkien Estate are aware of the Fox Searchlight motion picture entitled Tolkien that is due for release in May 2019. The family and the Estate wish to make clear that they did not approve of, authorise or participate in the making of this film. They …

New TV Adaptation of  Les Misérables Is Here!

New TV Adaptation of  Les Misérables Is Here!

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In the preface to Les Misérables, Victor Hugo wrote:   As long as there are ignorance and poverty on Earth, books such as this one may not be useless.   Those words have held true. The book was published in 1862— over a 150 years ago—and it was a breakout hit that still hasn’t lost its popularity nor its relevance. Image Via Manybooks   This might have something to do with the musical. Heck, maybe it has everything to do with the musical, but to test that theory out is PBS, who is coming in at full swing. PBS’ adaption of Les Miserables isn’t a …