WELLINGTON, New Zealand Zealand may lose the filming of “The Hobbit” movies because of an actors’ pay dispute, with financial backers Warner Bros. Making arrangements to shift the production elsewhere, director Peter Jackson warned Thursday. Tolkien novels relied heavily on the rugged landscape of New Zealand, which in turn received a tourism boost after becoming associated with Tolkien’s Middle Earth fantasy world inhabited by hairy footed little people and host of other colorful beings..
I have pretty much done it all. The most embarrassing was coming in a little hot and getting dock rash in front of a bunch of people. 2 others worth noting. You can also find some cool party supplies for beverages that will go well with your cowboy theme. Plastic cactus margarita glasses are interesting, and so are beer mugs shaped like cowboy boots. I also found some western themed shot glasses.
I strolled through the Brickell neighbourhood, just south of Miami’s downtown, past the intersection that was home to the show’s Organized Crime Bureau of the Metro Dade Police Department, better known as Miami Vice. The building covertly labelled in the show as “Gold Coast Shipping Company” to keep their anti narcotics operation undercover was where Crockett and Tubbs debriefed cases. Today, the building is just a memory, and the intersection of SW 7th Street and SW 2nd Avenue where it sat is shadowed by a looming luxury apartment complex; a brightly lit Publix supermarket lies steps away..
Supporters chanted in front of the courthouse. Taylor Swift sent the singer a check for $250,000. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Kelly Clarkson voiced their support on social media. Given the origins of the role under Dwight D. Eisenhower, does a military background make one more likely to be a successful chief of staff? Chris Whipple spent five years interviewing 17 former White House chiefs of staff for his book about the history of the position (“”): “I’ve spoken to a few former White House chiefs who have not heard from him, interestingly, which is not a good sign,” he told Amy B Wang. “Most incoming White House chiefs would be working the phones to their predecessors and it doesn’t sound like he’s doing that.
The most inspired bits: the cunning swimming pool hit that opens the movie, and a knock down drag out between Foster and a rival hit man that is a brutal little marvel of fight choreography. Extras: production featurette; deleted scenes. (Sony, $28.95; Blu ray, $34.95).