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12 films to watch if you love ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Peter Jackson directed “The Lord of the Rings” films, which are based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. Fans may also enjoy fantasy classics “Willow” (1998) and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012). Jackson also directed “King Kong” (2005) and “They Shall Not Grow Old” (2018). Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
12 films to watch if you love ‘The Lord of the Rings’
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Secretive data company Palantir just officially revealed its plans to go public. Here’s why it’s named after an all-powerful seeing stone in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

Palantir, the data-mining company co-founded by Peter Thiel, was named after a mystical, all-powerful seeing stone in “Lord of the Rings.” One of the story’s villains, the wizard Saruman, uses a “palantir” to surveil his enemies. The stone’s power and limitless knowledge corrupt Saruman and allow him to be manipulated, […]
Secretive data company Palantir just officially revealed its plans to go public. Here’s why it’s named after an all-powerful seeing stone in the ‘Lord of the Rings’
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The 101 best movies on HBO Max that you can watch right now

There are a lot of movie titles to choose from on HBO Max. Honestly, it’s the most impressive selection we’ve seen of any of the streaming services out there. To help you navigate, here’s a list of the best movies on the streamer. HBO Max has classics such as “2001: […]
The 101 best movies on HBO Max that you can watch right now
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The incredible life and career of Sean Parker, who got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster and becoming a Facebook billionaire

Sean Parker got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding the file-sharing service Napster in 1999. Parker later joined Facebook in the company’s early days, becoming the founding president of the site at 24. These days, the 40-year-old billionaire is funding philanthropic programs in life sciences, global public health, […]
The incredible life and career of Sean Parker, who got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster and becoming a Facebook billionaire
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You can stay in a ‘Hobbit Hole’ Airbnb in Ireland for just $100 a night

You can stay in a house that looks just like a “Hobbit Hole” from “The Lord of the Rings” thanks to Airbnb. The house, called the CroPod, is located in County Donegal,Ireland, near the Atlantic Ocean. The home’s rounded rooms and small dimensions were inspired by Irish archaeology, according to […]
You can stay in a ‘Hobbit Hole’ Airbnb in Ireland for just $100 a night
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The 25 most beloved movies of the 2000s

A number of hit films were released between 2000 and 2009. INSIDER pulled data from IMDB to find the top 25 that were released based on fan ratings. “The Dark Knight” tops the list. 2000 ushered in a new century. And in the first decade, movie fans were treated to […]
The 25 most beloved movies of the 2000s
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The cast of ‘The Hobbit’ 8 years later

J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was first published in 1937 and the book was adapted into films decades later. The films in “The Hobbit” trilogy were released in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Actors like Cate Blanchett, Stephen Fry, and Martin Freeman have starred in a number of projects since […]
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The cast of ‘The Hobbit’ 8 years later