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Fassbender and McAvoy do Impressions of their X-Men: Days of Future Past Co-Stars

With so many talented actors in one movie, X-Men:Days of Future Past, fun is bound to ensue! Watch as Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy perform impressions of their X:Men counterparts, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The film opened with great reviews which brought in over $173 million opening weekend and has reached over $300 million worldwide. About X-Men: Days of ...

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Anaria: Fantasy, Metal, and Epic Cover Songs

Anaria:Fantasy, Metal, and Epic Cover Songs by Robyn Stone-Kraft Metal music and fantasy have a long history together. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Styx, Black Sabbath, and Blind Guardian, among many others, have all released songs, or entire albums, drawing inspiration from high fantasy, especially The Lord of the Rings. Even Saruman himself, the indomitable Christopher Lee, has felt the ...

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I can be anything! They're bringing back Reading Rainbow!

Reading Rainbow aired the year I was born and ran until 2006 (the year I graduated from college). I cannot comprehend a childhood where I don’t get excited about the seeing the newest Reading Rainbow books and learning what Levar Burton is going to teach me and talking about it with my friends in school. Watching Reading Rainbow I learned ...

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Gollum Sings: Song Parodies from "The American Gollum"

Co-Founder of Legendarium Media, Tyler Michael Jonsson aka: “The American Gollum”, performs an adaptation of some favorite movie and theater songs in the persona of Tolkien’s cursed creature, Gollum! Disney’s Frozen “Let it Go” with Lyric changes You can support future videos by purchasing the song HERE. From Les Miserables “The Confrontation” To see more work and productions from Tyler Michael ...

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Tolkien’s Road Goes Ever On and On: The Unlikely Influences of the Lord of the Rings

Sure, we all know that The Lord of the Rings changed the face of literature forever. We all know that Tolkien’s influence can be found in almost every fantasy novel written after 1954, but the professor’s work is a tricksy little hobbit and creeps into the most unlikely of places. io9.com has compiled a list of ten surprising places where the ...

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Vikings: The Viking-Christian Wedding

A couple of days ago I watched Vikings episode 7. In this episode something interesting happened (that I already knew from spoilers), but it surprised me. The episode featured the marriage of Floki and Helga. Vikings did a remarkable job. They succeeded in crossing a Christian wedding with a Viking wedding, using both rituals. The music they used only makes ...

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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien

How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien by Victoria Jeffrey This video from Professor Micheal D. C. Drout, professor of English and Director for the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College. An examination of how to read and understand Tolkien’s work. it’s fun, light-hearted and very informative, engaging for beginners and experienced Tolkien readers alike. And after watching ...

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Royd Tolkien Talks to Legendarium About J.R.R Tolkien in This EXCLUSIVE Interview from HobbitCon 2014

“It’s weird, really. I’ve always known it. He’s [J.R.R. Tolkien] been famous for as long as I’ve been alive…”– Royd Tolkien talking about the impact of his great grandfather’s work. Jay Johnstone, Legendarium’s Head of European Media Operations, gets the EXCLUSIVE interview with Royd Tolkien, great grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. Royd talks about his famous great grandfather, his experience on ...

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Will Thorin Survive the Battle of the Five Armies?

News from the Peter Jackson camp claims that more literary “alterations” will take place in the final installment of The Hobbit, in theaters this December.  Among ideas powering the rumor mill is that Thorin Oakenshield will remain alive in Jackson’s film. In Tolkien’s text, Oakenshield dies while attempting to regain control over Erebor (Lonely Mountain) once ruled by the Dwarves (didn’t Tolkien ...

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