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REVIEW: You Win or You Die: The Ancient World of Game of Thrones

Season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones just wrapped up, but the speculation and commentary still rages on. A few weeks ago, I reviewed a book about medieval warfare in Game of Thrones. This time, I take a look at You Win or You Die: The Ancient World of Game of Thrones by Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Texas ...

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REVIEW: Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War

Like Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings mythology, George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is set in a world that looks like – and is clearly inspired by – our Middle Ages, but isn’t actually set in Europe between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance. Instead, Game of Thrones takes place in a fantastical world in which winters last a generation and magic is ...

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REVIEW: War for the Planet of the Apes

Many things about the past few years have shocked me. 2007 me would never have believed that George Lucas would sell Star Wars to Disney, that I would come to love my cell phone, or that Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential election. Most surprising of all, 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes reboot is the best movie trilogy ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow (Season 5, Episode 10)

Arrow-Season 5 Episode 10- Who Are You? Laurel explains to Oliver how she is back. John Diggle is in jail once again. Oliver promises to figure out how to get him out. Diggle tells him that they went down that road before and it is time to deal with the charges instead of running. Oliver is worried that Prometheus might ...

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Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story When news broke in 2012 that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm, some fans worried that Disney would “Disneyfy” the Star Wars franchise by making it too kid-friendly. After all, despite George Lucas’ protestations that Star Wars was made for kids, the original six had some very dark moments. Lucas even consulted a psychologist to ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow (Season 5, Episode 9)

Arrow-Season 5 Episode 9- What We Leave Behind Tonight is the midseason finale of the show. Oliver learns Artemis is working with Prometheus. Curtis is the first member of the team attacked by Prometheus. Oliver realizes after talking with Curtis that Prometheus knows their real identities. Thea puts on her speedy outfit once again to help Oliver deal with Prometheus. ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow (Season 5, Episode 8)

Arrow-Season 5 Episode 8- Invasion! It is the 100th episode of Arrow and the third night of the crossover. The episode definitely is one not to miss. There are characters from seasons one to four. In this episode… Oliver wakes up to a world where his parents and Laurel are alive. He and Laurel are about to be married. Felicity ...

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Harry Potter)

By Dom Nardi “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is the first Harry Potter movie not based directly on one of J.K. Rowling’s novels (although she did write the script).* The movie takes place in New York City in 1926, over 70 years before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), an eccentric wizard/zoologist, accidentally releases ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow (Season 5, Episode 7)

Arrow-Season 5 Episode 7- Vigilante Prometheus has an ally in Oliver’s camp. Who is it? Quentin Lance goes into rehab after coming clean to Thea about how he has been blacking out. He tells her about waking up bloody and finding the throwing star on his table. Thea informs Oliver about what Lance told her and shows him the throwing ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow (Season 5, Episode 6)

Arrow-Season 5 Episode 6- So It Begins Prometheus ramps up his killing spree and leaves Oliver a message. Felicity and Curtis find a link between Prometheus’ victims. The link is to Oliver’s past and the list of names he had when he returned to Star City. He tells the team about the list. They are not very happy with him ...

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