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What I Found 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

What I Found 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Andrew Gilbertson Note: The title above is completely inaccurate, of course- designed to grab attention and identify the subject of the blog, but also perpetuating an unfortunate myth. As I recently read in another author’s blog, 20,000 leagues beneath the surface of the sea would go straight through the Earth and ...

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Vanity Fair releases new Star Wars: The Force Awakens stills and cast confirmation!

The one and only Annie Leibovitz recently traveled to London for a Vanity Fair exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo shoot. We not only have some amazing photos as a result, but cast confirmation as well: Adam Driver is bad-guy Kylo Ren, and Gwendoline Christie (who also portrays Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones) is Captain Phasma!           ...

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Another Look at the “Narnia Chronological” Debate

(Fair warning: While this blog discusses the concept of spoilers for the Chronicles of Narnia, it also contains them in a major and overt way. I would never want to ruin such a fantastic set of books for someone who hasn’t read them; indeed, the entire thrust of the article is precisely that. So if you haven’t read the Chronicles- ...

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Watch the new ARTHUR & MERLIN movie NOW on Legendarium Media!

Legendarium Media is proud to present the online release of ARTHUR & MERLIN, a Movieworks production directed by Marco van Belle, starring Kirk Barker as Arthur and Stefan Butler as Merlin. Synopsis In dark ages Britain, a time of myth and magic, a powerful druid is bent on destroying the Celtic people. Arthur, a banished warrior, and Merlin, a hermit ...

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Help Create An Interactive A.I. for the Jedi Holocron

Want to have a hand in creating the next awesome 20 Questions product? Toy company Uncle Milton is asking Star Wars fans from across the globe for help in making the upcoming Jedi Holocron even more expansive. And all you have to do is play a simple game of 20 Questions. Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science ...

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Films Released Before Their Time

Just now, I’m reading ‘Return to Tomorrow’ by Preston Neal Jones- a comprehensive behind-the-scenes account of the making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (A great read, by the way!) It’s a well known anecdote that the motion picture- and indeed, Star Trek’s new lease on life, post-60s-cancellation- came about due to the success of Star Wars. It’s a Hollywood ...

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Kevin Sorbo Talks About Hercules, The Lord of the Rings, and More

Hercules managed to spare enough time away from bashing Hera’s monsters to attend the “Hangin’ with Hanging with Hercules” panel at Wizard World Comic Con in Raleigh, NC. Eager fans packed the room, proving that “Hercules” and “Andromeda” still entertain and evoke fond memories still. Many of the fans grew up watching the show as kids and then as young ...

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Prequel Pitfalls and a Philosophy of Filmmaking, Part II: Respect Your Elders

The first blog in this series looked at some of the inherent weaknesses in the prequel and origin story concepts, which have to fight an uphill battle for meaning when set against an endpoint which has been predetermined for them. Whatever has come before- a work famous enough to warrant a prequel follow-up- is clearly set in stone, and trying ...

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Exclusive Interview with “Beast” Director, Max Gold

An incredible new project is in the making from writer/director Max Gold. Beast is a darker take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast starring Thor Björnsson (aka THE MOUNTAIN from HBO’s Game of Thrones). Beast is something special: shot entirely in Iceland with an entire Icelandic cast and crew, the film interweaves the classic fairy tale with Icelandic folklore. It challenges our ...

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