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May 29, 2020
If you haven't heard the amazing news this week, a wondrous event is taking place this Sunday, May 31st. A majority of the main cast of The Lord of the Rings will be together for a Zoom chat, and all of us Ringers' heads are about to explode! Check out this teaser video and this photo of all who will be there.
:: I'm thrilled they're doing this chat for us because of the conventions that had to be canceled or postponed. Sadly, Fan Expo Dallas has joined Calgary Expo and MegaCon Orlando and have decided to put off their conventions until next year. This leaves FanExpo Canada for late August where Elijah, Sean, Billy and Dom are still scheduled.
:: Though these are very strange times, it tends to bring out the best in people. But honestly, when isn't Elijah at his best? He has now joined Cameo. If you don't know what this is, persons of recognition are hired to send a personal message to someone or even yourself. There is a price to pay, but how cool it would be to have Elijah greet someone who needs a serious pick-me-up or wish them a happy birthday? Check him out!
:: If you didn't catch it, the slightly edited Animal Talking video is up on YouTube.
:: Elijah and Dom popped out of their home caves for a safe and social distancing photo.
:: Covid-19 shut down many things including movie and television filming. Elijah would have been in Toronto working on his next project called, No Man of God. Officials in the city hope to have some productions start up in July, but it's still a wait and see affair. While we do wait, a premise of the film was given. "No Man of God with Elijah Wood as a member of the new '80s era FBI Behavior Analysis Unit at the same time Ted Bundy was on death row." Sounds rather intriguing. We'll see if they can safely start shooting soon.
That's all... for now.
May 16, 2020
Some restrictions relating to Covid 19 are easing up and even though we can't actually see Elijah, at least we can virtually hang out with him in the video gaming world. (bringing your attention to the inset image) The craze of Animal Crossing has taken over and Elijah is faithfully playing to whittle the time away.
:: In the last update, I noted that Elijah's visit to an island while playing Animal Crossing caught viral heat from Entertainment Weekly, CNN and everything in between. The game has become so popular, he was a guest on an actual late night talk show created by Gary Whitta where the game is played while the interview takes place. If this is totally foreign to you, check out Elijah's pre-talkshow chat from last week.
:: A couple of days ago, Elijah came back for the live show called, Animal Talking, which can be seen on Twitch. As of this posting, an edited version has not been uploaded to YouTube (it's 2.5 hours long), but keep an eye on Gary's channel for it to show up. I watched it all and it was an absolute delight.
:: There's an outstanding interview that Samuel Barnett participated in. He discussed all things Dirk Gently on the podcast Soda and Telecast. An intro and the interview begins at 14:55. Don't miss it!
:: Behold this incredible Warhol inspired fan art from Romina. She's been doing what we all have. Being creative and having some fun.
:: Finally, a game of "What The?" I came across a movie poster on Instagram from actress Ally Holmes that names Elijah as one of the main actors in a pre-production film called, X The End Time and Ms. Holmes stated the movie will be shot in Turkey. There's another poster as well, but while reviewing the lineup of actors on IMDb and their own site, his name is nowhere to be found. Does this seem like something.... else to you?
That's all... for now.
April 27, 2020
Well, we're all still under "stay-at-home" orders due to COVID-19, and plenty of businesses have ceased for over a month, maybe longer depending where you live. Our lives have been interrupted, events cancelled, television and movie productions have shut down and people may be starting, or even at the point of being stir-crazy.|
If things were going on as usual, I would be knee deep in photos, reports, and videos of Elijah since he was supposed to be at several conventions and even starting a new film, so needless to say, there isn't much new to update, other than...
:: Bless Dom Monaghan! This past Friday, he held a 30 minute video chat with Elijah and posted it to his Instagram account. It was up for one day, then it disappeared. But luckily someone snagged it and now it lives on YouTube.
:: As seen in the video, like everyone else, Elijah is finding things to take up his time, like video gaming, which he's an avid player of such things. It was mentioned in the video about last week's sensation on Twitter, while playing the new game craze, Animal Crossing. I'm not a gamer and didn't know what it was, so if you're like me, this article should help out.
:: Even though I've been working during this crazy time, I still find things to take up my time as well and have made some screencaps from Star Wars Resistance.
:: Here's a blast from the past. A very quick video of Elijah doing promotion for North.
:: If you're looking for something else to do online, Always and Forever will fulfill your need for Elijah knowledge. There's movie stills, videos, artworks, interviews, tons of photos from events and photoshoots and our comprehensive biography. So stay a while and check us out.
:: And lastly, what about that inset photo from on set of The Romantics taken by Jamie Hawkins? Nice.
That's all... and stay safe.
April 11, 2020
We're back baby! It took a little time, but our wonderful tech, Jochen, worked out the issue with posting. It's only led us to the reality that a change may have to come, so hang on until that happens.
:: Get your scorecards ready because COVID-19 is putting everything on hold, and that means the anticipated hobbit reunions which were planned this spring have been postponed. Along with Fan Expo Dallas, MegaCon Orlando has also been pushed back to June and Calgary Expo to July. The Toronto Comicon was cancelled entirely, but have transferred over to the equally exciting FanExpo Canada in August. Currently, Elijah, Sean, Billy and Dom are confirmed for Dallas and Canada.
:: While the world is staying safely at home and practicing social distancing until this difficult time is over, people are finding things to take up time... like watching movies and television. Elijah's work has landed in some suggestions of the best things to check out. Best Movies on Netflix, Best Crime Dramas and Top Slasher Movies.
:: Come To Daddy is not only on Amazon to watch or buy, it's now available physically in the form of Blu ray and DVD.
:: Ant Timpson shared another bizarre choice of wardrobe for Norval in Come To Daddy.
:: There's a full video of Elijah's Q&A at the last convention that took place, seemingly like ages ago, Comic Con Liverpool.
:: Some people take photos with Elijah, some have his signature, and some will go to great lengths to have their encounter last forever.
:: Sadly, Andrew Jack, the dialect coach on The Lord of the Rings recently passed, and warm tributes to him came pouring in on social media.
:: Did you know we just passed the 20th anniversary the very first Lord Of The Rings teaser trailer? Some of those who helped bring the trilogy to us sat down with members of The One Ring.net to have an hour long chat about it.
:: What happens when Star Wars meets The Lord of the Rings?
:: I struggled for a long time with a very old computer, but I finally purchased a new, high-powered one and the first thing I did to test out its performance was to make this short video with some 3D effects.
:: Lastly, that server upgrade to Always and Forever which stopped me from posting has completely shut down the forum, even for viewing. The newer these upgrades get, the more portions of the site are not compatible with them. This last one pretty much put the nail in the coffin for our old forum. We're sorry to see it go, but times change, however, sometimes for the better as I first stated. One of those changes being, A&F has recently started an Instgram account which will be filled with the same fun things that are shared on our Twitter feed. Hop on over and give us a follow!
That's all... for now.
March 14, 2020
Sorry to report that the Fan Expo Dallas where Elijah, Sean, Dom and Billy were to appear in a couple of weeks has been postponed due to the COVID-19 occurrences. If you already purchased your tickets, go to their announcement to read more. The upcoming MegaCon in Orlando is still on for April, but the officials are closely monitoring developments.
:: However, over in the UK, Comic Con Liverpool is done, and it looks like those who attended had a wonderful time. Elijah was there signing autographs and posing with fans. You can see a page full of photos from the event just by clicking the image below.
:: He also conducted a Q&A and a good portion of it can be seen on YouTube and a quick one of his introduction.
:: Not one, but two different sites have placed Come To Daddy high on their lists as one of the best horror movies so far this year. Check out the multi-entertainment Thrillest, and the prestigious Rotten Tomatoes, where another film Elijah had a hand in made the list.
:: Here's an interesting Come To Daddy billboard found in Russia. If you're wondering, it states "Congratulations on the birth of your son, Elijah." And the bubble says "Come To Daddy." Director Ant Timpson derisively claims it's best billboard ever.
:: Elijah slipped into his hobbit attire and accent once more, but you can only see him from the nose down in this commercial full of famous mouths.
:: Remember the 2018, Company X/SpectreVision movie with the extra long title? Well, now it's been shortened a bit to Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss, and was quietly released in theaters earlier this month. It will be available on VOD come March 17th, and here's the pretty hilarious trailer.
:: Finally, artist Batflashdesign created this incredible rendition of Elijah as The Mad Hatter, one of Batman's enemies, and people on social media are loving the notion as a possibility in the new movie. If you're familiar with the character, Elijah would be perfect!
That's all... for now.