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Stormraven’s Star Wars Rebels Wish List

Star Wars Rebels may only be halfway through its first season, but I’ve already got a list of things I want to see happen in this timeline. 1. Fulcrum = Ahsoka Tano After Ahsoka’s fate was left up in the air at the end of The Clone Wars, I like many fans am not at all convinced that she just ...

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Field Reports: Viewer Impressions of “The Battle of Five Armies.”

  Image from http://moviepilot.com/   At opening day on December 17 in Cary, NC, three viewers of “The Battle of Five Armies” took the time to give their impressions for the Legendarium community. The answers contain spoilers.   Anonymous: “I thought the battle scene was too protracted, it went on for far too long, but I thought the very rare ...

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The Battle of Five Armies: “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter”

Image from http://flickeringmyth.com With a movie titled “The Battle of Five Armies,” viewers could expect a lot of battle scenes, but behind the dazzle of special effects and splintering spears weaves a tale of fall and redemption, of pride and power, of material gain and loss of life. Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), and Thranduil of ...

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The Battle of the Five Armies Review: “More Does Not Always Mean Better”

The Desolation of Smaug ended with Bilbo’s horrifying realization that he has just played a part in releasing an angry dragon on the town of Esgaroth: “what have we done?” he asks in horror before the screen turns black. The Battle of the Five Armies opens with the terrifying answer. Smaug’s attack on Lake-town is a visually superb experience: we ...

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Peter Jackson Delivers an Epic and Emotional Farewell to Middle-Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A Wizard, some Dwarves and a Halfling go on and adventure to slay a dragon and retrieve a hoard of treasure. No, this isn’t Dungeons and Dragons, it is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. ***SPOILERS WARNING*** Since 2001 Peter Jackson has been immersed in JRR Tolkien’s fantasy realm of Middle-Earth. With The Battle of the Five Armies, ...

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C.S. Lewis and Women: Portrayals in The Chronicles of Narnia

“What is disturbing in the Narnian Chronicles, as well as in the whole range of Lewis’s literary corpus is the way in which ultimate good is depicted as ultimate masculinity, while evil, the corruption of good, is depicted as femininity” – Kath Filmer from the chapter “Masking the Misogynist in Narnia and Glome” from The Fiction of C. S. Lewis ...

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Review: Star Wars Rebels Premiere Episode

This weekend marked the return to a galaxy far, far away with the premiere of Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. Animated in a style similar to Cartoon Network’s Star Wars The Clone Wars, it is the first outting we get as the lightsaber is passed from Lucasfilm and into the hands of Disney. This review addresses elements of the ...

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Star Wars Episode VII and the Lack of Diversity

With the excitement of the first official cast list for Episode VII still buzzing around the Internet, for some it’s already worn off and been replaced with a sort of disappointment. The problem isn’t that the majority of the actors announced are unknowns (most every nerd/geek should know who Andy Serkis is by now), but the continuing trend of non-diversity ...

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Still Pining for a Simpler Hobbit Film…

Still Pining for a Simpler Hobbit Film…by Astrid Tuttle Winegar A couple weeks before the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012, I figured I should quickly read The Hobbit just to refresh my memory of the plot. After seeing the movie, I thought, “why the hell did I bother?” Not that reading The Hobbit is ever a ...

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Game of Thrones: A Spot of Immortality?

A Spot of Immortality? by Olga A. The most dedicated of the fans knew it all along. Now it is about to become official news. Peter Fincham, of the ITV network, UK, has claimed a few days ago that The Game of Thrones was quite a match for the paragon of a great novel, “War and Peace,” by L. Tolstoy, ...

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