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Another Look at the “Narnia Chronological” Debate

(Fair warning: While this blog discusses the concept of spoilers for the Chronicles of Narnia, it also contains them in a major and overt way. I would never want to ruin such a fantastic set of books for someone who hasn’t read them; indeed, the entire thrust of the article is precisely that. So if you haven’t read the Chronicles- ...

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Is Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie the “Chrome Stormtrooper” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Details about The Force Awakens, and especially surrounding the cast, are still veiled in secrecy and misinformation, which allows for a slew of theories and speculations. And one of my favorites is the identity of Gwendoline Christie’s character. While I love the idea of her being “Kylo Ren”, the hooded figure in the forest with the cross-hilt saber, I’m seeing ...

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First Trailer for BBC’s “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell”

The BBC has just released a new trailer for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell! The seven part series, which is an adaptation of the bestselling fantasy novel by Susanna Clarke,  still has no date set for its premier, but it certainly looks like we’re getting closer! The trailer gives us a glimpse of the “tolerable, practical ” Mr. Norrell and ...

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 Recap

If you’ve never been to Star Wars Celebration before, let me be the first to tell you that you absolutely must go at least once in your life. For Star Wars fans, it’s like a giant family reunion no matter how you look at it! By the end of preview night, it already felt like that for me. Some people ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake”

“Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar We’re going to skip over Bombur’s two requests for the moment and honor the dwarves who are asking for “more cakes—and ale—and coffee, if you don’t mind.” In my original cookbook, I envisioned this lovely lemon cake as a recipe handed down from Bilbo‘s mother, hence the name. I have pictured ...

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Holodad sci-fi Kickstarter campaign enters final week

  From Kickstarter Land – With only one week left in the all or nothing Kickstarter campaign for HOLODAD, director Luke Stewart and his children—the stars of this family-made sci-fi film looking to the internet for completion funds—are making a final plea and thank you to their community. You can see the family’s thank you video in the latest project update, ...

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Watch the new ARTHUR & MERLIN movie NOW on Legendarium Media!

Legendarium Media is proud to present the online release of ARTHUR & MERLIN, a Movieworks production directed by Marco van Belle, starring Kirk Barker as Arthur and Stefan Butler as Merlin. Synopsis In dark ages Britain, a time of myth and magic, a powerful druid is bent on destroying the Celtic people. Arthur, a banished warrior, and Merlin, a hermit ...

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When Movie Adaptations Miss the Point: Narnia Edition

When Movie Adaptation Miss the Point: Narnia Edition by Andrew Gilbertson Oh, Narnia. Narnia, Narnia, Narnia. Whatever is it with you and adaptations? There was that animated one where the Witch explodes into black smoke (but at least they did some cool stuff with that ‘fire and water’ bit). Then there was that BBC one with the terrible, terrible costumes, ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Nori’s Nutmeggers”

“Nori’s Nutmeggers” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The purple-hooded Nori is another one of those expendable dwarves. Robert Foster’s Complete Guide to Middle-earth sums him up as a member of the House of Durin and a member of Thorin and Company. That’s it. He apparently plays the flute. I believe he does not have any lines, but you can correct me ...

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