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Tolkien 101: Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy (extended editions)

I’ve seen Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy many, many times.  But this was a different experience.  My first time watching them after rereading the books, perhaps since their release.  My first time watching them after watching Jackson’s execrable … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: The Animated Tolkien Movies

Whew boy, did I need a palate cleanser after watching Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  And I did love the Rankin/Bass adaptation of The Hobbit as a kid, after all.  So it turns out that, of the three animated adaptations, that … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Movie Trilogy

It is no accomplishment to walk into a movie expecting to dislike and to dislike it.  I never expected to like Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  I gave up any hope of that as soon I heard that he was turning … Continue reading

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Ranking All of the X-Men Movies in Anticipation of Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 is now out in theaters!  Sadly, with a baby at home I’m not sure when I will get to see it.  I didn’t read any Deadpool back when I read comics, but I was a big X-Men fan.  … Continue reading

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Spoiler Quasi-Review of Thor: Infinity War

I wasn’t originally planning to write a review of Infinity War.  I didn’t see it until Wednesday and by then it seemed that the moment had passed.  But after reading several reviews and some rumination on the movie, I have … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Movie Edition, part 3

I got seriously burned out on watching speculative fiction movies for a while.  I’ve still managed to watch plenty in the recent past.  With somewhat mixed results.  Today’s offering brings one (good) serious movie and three pulpy offerings, two of … Continue reading

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Three Distinct Visions for the Future of Wakanda Underlie Black Panther

Black Panther does two things very, very well.  It throws a lot of crazy-ass Afro-Futurism into the mix, resulting in something that is both fresh and looks great, and it undergirds the plot with thematic weight.  The actors are having … Continue reading

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