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The Wisdom of Samwise

A hobbit simply walked onto the stage of Ballroom C in the Raleigh Convention Center. Waiting fans arrayed like a legion of orcs shook the room with a deafening ovation. “Wow,” was all Sean Astin could say at the enthusiasm of his fans. The actor, most famous for his roles in “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, ...

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Holodad takes the “family film” to a whole new level

  TUCSON, AZ – Making movies is not for the faint of heart. What is often viewed as a glamorous profession is actually an incredibly difficult, expensive, usually thankless and certainly exhausting undertaking for the independent filmmaker. But for those who are compelled by the desire to tell stories, filmmaking is exhilarating. Holodad writer and director, Luke Stewart, with a background ...

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“At The Tobacconist’s” – J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Recording 1929

There has been quite a bit of hullabaloo in recent years about ‘lost Tolkien recordings’, but there is a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien that is now readily available that many fans are not aware of. In 1929, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and A. Lloyd M.A. lent their voice talents to an audio recording entitled, “English Conversation: At the Tobacconist’s” The recording ...

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William Shatner on NASCAR, Putting Out Fires, and Standing on Principle

  The Priceline.com Negotiator boldly travelled to the WizardWorld Comic Con in Raleigh, NC—though as a man that has travelled across land and space, he had trouble differentiating Raleigh from Charlotte, another major city in NC. In person, William Shatner’s personality more closely matches the Negotiator than Captain Kirk. He is a natural storyteller—he didn’t wait to sit in his ...

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When Movie Adaptations Miss the Point: Lord of the Rings Edition

In many film adaptations- most particularly in those with Christian themes or subtext- it is very common these days to diverge from the original intent, plot-line, or characterization of the source material. Often, it is for the purpose of cramming some new tension, conflict, or action sequence to ‘spice up’ the work. (Logic would dictate that, if it is popular ...

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Renee Witterstaetter Discusses the “Business of Comics”

At the WizardWorld Comic Con in Raleigh, NC, Renee Witterstaetter took the time to go on the record with Legendarium Media. Witterstaetter worked as an artist, writer, and editor with DC, Marvel, and Topps Comics and now runs her own publishing company, Eva Ink.   Legendarium: What interested you in the comic book industry? Renee Witterstaetter: Oh, well, gosh, I’ve ...

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Raleigh WizardWorld Comic Con Report

  On the weekend of March 13th-15th, warriors, rogues, superheroes, villains, starpilots, men and women, boys and girls, gathered at the first ever Wizard World Comic Con to open in Raleigh, NC. They braved closed-off streets and a St. Patrick’s Day parade to celebrate their fandoms by meeting other fans and their heroes. Their efforts paid off: convention goers got ...

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“Believe it”: FOX Reopens “The X-Files”

  After rumors began circulating about the possibility of an “X-Files 3” movie, X-Philes everywhere wanted to believe. FOX’s announcement this week confirmed that the truth was indeed out there. Thirteen years after the last season of the show, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson confirmed that they will reprise their roles as Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Anderson ...

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‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series’ Episode 3 ‘The Sword in the Darkness’ Review

Telltale’s Game of Thrones “The Sword in the Darkness” has me more conflicted than I initially thought I would be. On one hand it does exactly what I’ve wanted the series to do since episode 1. There were multiple moments throughout this episode of Game of Thrones that the Forresters seemed to finally find their footing and take center stage. Unfortunately the ...

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