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The Rangers Webseries: Filmmaker Ron Newcomb Discussess Hollywood and Fantasy Films

Is Hollywood making enough fantasy content? Filmmaker Ron Newcomb doesn’t think so. “I grew up in the 80’s where we had a Renaissance of fantasy films.” And he’s right, there was Krull, Conan, Beastmaster, Willow, Dark Crystal, Excaliber and the list goes on and on. Newcomb also points out that fun films in the 80’s as well that seem to ...

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Lorenzo Semple, Jr, Creator of TV's Batman dies.

News from The Hollywood Reporter. Lorenzo Semple was a prolific Hollywood writer and creator. Semple’s résumé also includes the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman escape tale Papillon (1973); Paul Newman’s Harper sequel The Drowning Pool (1975); Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong (1976) starring Jessica Lange; and the rogue James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983). And of course Batman: Semple wrote ...

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New Chapter of "Winds of Winter" Released Today

A new chapter from the highly anticipated forthcoming novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series, Winds of Winter has been released on George R.R. Martin’s website.  Martin wrote on his blog yesterday, “With season 4 of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES almost upon us, I thought the time was ripe for me to give my readers another taste of WINDS ...

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An Unexpected Surprise

An Unexpected Surprise By John Evans I pick up the crumpled paperback, Hardly legible in the fading lamplight, Beneath a pile of rubbish, In a cheap eclectic bookstore. The room is coated in dust, And I can feel my mind turning, Far from that cramped and narrow place, To the yellow taxi waiting for me outside. Should I buy it? ...

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Amory Lovins on Tolkien

Amory Lovins on Tolkien by Noble Smith “J.R.R. Tolkien was just a delightful old gentleman, interested in a lot of things, with a lively curiosity and a deep knowledge of philology; a love of words and language and a masterly storyteller. He had a well-ripened personality, like a wrinkly old apple full of flavor. And he had the Hobbit virtues ...

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The Inklings Fellowship "Weekend in Montreat"

The Inklings Fellowship “Weekend in Montreat” Crystal Hurd All images courtesy of Crystal Hurd It is a small, obscure pub located on the side street in Oxford, England. The sign, an image bearing a rosy-cheeked infant perched securely upon the back of an eagle in flight, swings in the afternoon breeze as several men gather in the rabbit room to ...

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The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale

The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale by Joe Gilronan In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. The ten words that changed my life and keeping with tradition I will be reading extracts from my all time favourite book, The Hobbit. To celebrate Tolkien Reading Day I thought I would share one of my paintings, aptly titled ...

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How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day?

How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day? by Joe Gilronan As per tradition, you will find me reading extracts from my all time favourite book “The Hobbit” and with that in mind, I thought I would share a Hobbit themed painting. “Late For An Appointment” Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Second breakfast disturbed and all of a fluster Bilbo is ...

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George R. R. Martin Talks Possible Films To Wrap Up Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin has been hinting about a possible movie, or movies to finish op his sprawling HBO epic Game of Thrones, based on his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. He also mentioned that a movie may be based on his prequel novellas, Tales of Dunk and Egg.  These prequel stories revolve around a group of characters, ...

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"The Quest" Begins on ABC June 19th

This just in from the Court 5 team and ABC: Thursday, June 19 8-9 PM – The Quest (New Series Premiere) We first caught wind of the date announcement via the Court 5 Facebook page – which we suggest you follow to keep on top of such adventurous announcements!  Follow here: https://www.facebook.com/CourtFive Court 5 is the company producing the show together ...

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