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Thrawn: My Favorite Star Wars Character

Star Wars fans who never read the Expanded Universe novels might not recognize Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he’s become one of the most popular characters in the franchise. Thrawn initially appeared in Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy, which was in the early 1990s as the official sequel to the Original Trilogy. For the first time, we learned what ...

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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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How Your Guardian VidAngel Is Changing How We Watch Movies

Internet technology has come a long way in every sphere of life, including how we watch TV. Television show die-hards once gathered across cyberspace to discuss the latest nail-biting episode of their favorite shows. Now they can binge-watch entire seasons at a time through streaming services, ranging from subscription plans to video on demand (VOD). The rise of streaming posed ...

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Japan’s Second Most Famous Monster is Returning!

Japan’s Second Most Famous Monster is Returning! By David Glenn We are all still happy that Godzilla has returned to the big screen last year, and are waiting eagerly for the sequel to come out while Toho is also working on doing their own Godzilla films, one of which is supposed to come out next year. However Japan’s second most ...

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Fan Film: Indiana Jones and the Lost Idol

I think I’m on a roll with the Indiana Jones thing. This is cool because I’m unearthing some interesting finds, no pun intended. I happened to find a great little short film by an indie film maker Fran Casanova, who is from Tenerife, Canary Islands. He has made a number of short films, some of them winning awards. My focus is ...

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DC’s Upcoming Movie List is a Resounding ‘Meh’

Warner Bros. recently had a shareholder’s meeting where the company revealed a six-year plan for all its DC-based films, as IGN reported that the lineup will be as follows: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016) “Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016) “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017) “Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack ...

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The Road to the End ( A Lord of the Rings fan film)

It’s exciting to see so much great fan content out there and especially for great fantasy and science fiction worlds. The Hunt for Gollum and Born of Hope are great examples of fans  adding to the Middle-Earth mythos, making the content out there that much more rich and enjoyable. I came across another Lord of the Rings fan film by ...

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Farscape Movie On The Horizon

Fans of Farscape, rejoice! According to if.com, a film is in the works. This comes about a decade after Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars which gave fans closure after the last episode of the final season left fans hanging. Sort of like how fans of Firefly were left hanging until they got Serenity. According to Tor: “The film would follow John and ...

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Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition DVD

I’ve been waiting for the extended editions for a long time, like all fans and I am very pleased with it. I bought the 5-disc standard dvd set. Now having watched the extended edition and the documentaries and film commentaries of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I have to say a few things to say. This is a “first thoughts” ...

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Anime News: Hayao Miyazaki Retiring

Greeting fellow fanatics of all things fantastical! I bring some news for Studio Ghibli fans — the beautiful new movie The Wind Rises is to be the last of legendary Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s eleven marvlous animated films. This news comes from Koji Hoshino, one of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli heads, at the Venice Film Festival. The Wind Rises looks to be a ...

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