Quarantine viral videos: Splash and Lord of the Rings’s cast and creators reunite on Reunited Apart

Remember Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart? It’s an online series that showcases charities working to provide resources during the lockdown. Hosted by Josh Gad, each episode reunites the cast and crew of classic movies.

The first of these were The Goonies (1985) and Back to the Future (1985), but he’s only gone and done another two!

Episode three reunites Splash (1984)’s director Ron Howard, producer/creator Brian Grazer, and stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, as well as a few special guests (clue: Schitt’s Creek‘s Eugene Levy is one of them).

Episode four then ups the ante by going after the cast of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. That features (for starters) Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellan, as well as writer/director Peter Jackson. Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, John Rhys-Davies and Andy Serkis later on.

And Taika Waititi. And some others. It’s a double-length episode. Are you surprised?


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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