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Adding The Force Awakens to the Star Wars Ring

This article originally appeared on Legendarium Media… The Force Awakens is clearly soaked in nostalgia, to the point where some critics allege that it’s little more than a copy of the original Star Wars film. I addressed this claim in my … Continue reading

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Did The Force Awakens Plagiarize Star Wars?

This article originally appeared on Legendarium Media… Every four years, Americans are confronted with a basic question during presidential elections: change or more of the same? In the 2016 presidential campaign, the winning mantra definitely seems to be “change” of some … Continue reading

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Childhood’s End

I wasn’t a big fan of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Childhood’s End (see my full  review here). Despite that, I was interested to see how SyFy’s TV miniseries adaptation would approach the story. I came away with the impression that this was more … Continue reading

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“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” (BBC TV miniseries)

Mythgard Academy is offering a free podcast course on Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. In preparation, I read the book and watched the BBC TV miniseries adaptation. Here are my thoughts on the TV show: I know this will get me in … Continue reading

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The Martian (by Ridley Scott)

Last week, I posted my thoughts on Andy Weir’s The Martian. It’s easily one of the best science fiction books of the century. Fortunately, Ridley Scott’s film adaptation is very faithful to the novel. I won’t summarize the plot again (just read … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic World is coming to theaters this today (June 12). Before I watch it, I decided to take another look at the original and see why it holds up so well… There are thousands of reasons why Jurassic Park holds up so … Continue reading

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BBC “Earthsea” radio dramatization!

BBC has released a radio dramatization of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea. A Wizard of Earthsea is one of my favorite novels and I hope to reread and review it later this year. You can listen to the whole thing … Continue reading

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“Ready Player One” directed by Steven Spielberg!

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, which I reviewed several months ago, is being made into a film. The novel is an extremely fun tribute to 1980s pop culture. Thus, it’s fitting that, according to Deadline, Steven Spielberg is set to direct. Spielberg of course was the … Continue reading

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To Adapt, or Not To Adapt? (a response to Kat Sas)

In response to my “trolling” on Facebook, my friend Katherine Sas published a post on her blog Raving Sanity in which she discusses why some film adaptations fail even though they seem to superficially resemble the book. In “A Series of Uncorrelated Events,” she … Continue reading

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Very Merry Unspoilers: Unfinished Hobbit Business

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
Today and the rest of this week I am participating in The Battle of the Five Blogs about the new Hobbit movie. It’s not really a battle, of course: merely a chance to share…

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