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New Game of Thrones Teaser Arrives (Article) - 12/17/2014 7:56:07 AM

HBO is just mocking us. Poking the tiger behind the cage and laughing.

DC Comics Gay Character Revealed (Article) - 12/16/2014 4:28:27 PM

=wisefatguy

DC Comics Gay Character Revealed (Article) - 12/16/2014 1:33:08 PM

I think the first two chapters of the Silmarillion are the real obstacle for most readers as Tolkien provides his origin for the world, its many gods, demi-gods, etc. Not super easy to follow, but when he starts into the Elven histories, the creation of the Silmarils, and the subsequent wars pitting the Elves vs Morgoth and his minions (Ungoliant, Gothmog - Father of Balrogs, Glaurung, the Dragon, yeah I looked it up, and Ancalagon who was responsible for destroying the western part of Beleriand casting it into the sea). Oh man, some great great villians.

DC Comics Gay Character Revealed (Article) - 12/16/2014 1:22:32 PM

Wonder if Jackson is done with Tolkien altogether or if he might peruse the world of the Silmarillion. Honestly, The Silmarillion has some of my most favorite stories and many of them are self-contained. It sometimes reads like a short story anthology and many of those stories could easily be made into their own films. Morgoth is the main villain, and he makes Sauron (a demi-god servant of Morgoth) look like a chump. You also meet Ungoliant, the progenitor of Shelob, and another dragon story (can't remember the dragon's name) that was damn exciting. The downfall of Gondolia (or was it Gondolith, or something like that), the legendary Elven castle/hideaway.  Watching Desolation of Smaug the other day gave me the impression Jackson might be open to making a movie or movies about the Silmarils due to Thranduil's comment about white jewels in the Lonely Mountain he'd be interested in having. The Silmarils were the source of a lot of woe and suffering for the elves who coveted them above all else.

Star Trek 3 has 5 Directors in Contention (Article) - 12/15/2014 3:18:21 PM

does trek really need the fast and furious treatment? maybe toss on a new coat of primer on the Enterprise with FLAMES, add a few red-garbed muscle heads in the background, and miniskirt the hell outta the female staff. Star Trek 3, visiting a planet where only the fastest warped starships survive, with the fate of all the earth in the balance: Win the starship race or humanity is wiped.

Star Trek 3 has 5 Directors in Contention (Article) - 12/15/2014 3:14:54 PM

we need three more to choose from

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis sets NYC Premiere! (Article) - 12/15/2014 3:14:12 PM

-cough cough- torrents -cough cough-

DC Comics Gay Character Revealed (Article) - 12/15/2014 3:13:18 PM

fake accounts? now isn't that the biggest form or nerd worship?

Mania Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings (Article) - 12/12/2014 1:22:42 PM

Btw, has Spielberg retired?

Mania Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings (Article) - 12/12/2014 1:22:04 PM

I'll see it because I love Ridley Scott. I'm going in thinking it's nothing more than an action flick. Yeah, perhaps he bit off WAY MORE than he could chew given his lack of sentimentality, but you don't see any believers chomping at the bit to make these flicks. Spielberg, I'm looking at you!

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