Medieval Monday: Battling Against the Shield Wall — Allison D. Reid

Jason looks back at our shield wall experiment day that we filmed in the summer of 2017. We put shieldmaker Luke’s handiwork to the test with a group of twenty brave volunteers, who clashed together in various formations of shield wall. In doing so, we explored some of the events recounted in ancient sagas to […]Continue reading “Medieval Monday: Battling Against the Shield Wall — Allison D. Reid”

The Green Knight Trailer Teases A Darker & Unique Arthurian Tale — KAKUCHOPUREI.COM

David Lowery’s The Green Knight has finally received a new trailer after being delayed for a year since its original 29 May 2020 release date. The movie will now premiere on 30 July 2021. What’s unique about The Green Knight is that Dev Patel’s Sir Gawain will be the main protagonist, distinguishing it from other… TheContinue reading “The Green Knight Trailer Teases A Darker & Unique Arthurian Tale — KAKUCHOPUREI.COM”

Reading J.R.R. Tolkien by Audiobook and Adaptation: Thoughts on a Portland Discovery (#tolkienreadingday) — A Pilgrim in Narnia

It was pouring rain in Portland as Nicolas and I wove our way through the artisan-filled streets of this renewed East Coast City. I love Portland, though we were not visiting on the best of circumstances. Just a couple of hours earlier, with too little sleep, Nicolas and I had left a sunny Boston behind. […]Continue reading “Reading J.R.R. Tolkien by Audiobook and Adaptation: Thoughts on a Portland Discovery (#tolkienreadingday) — A Pilgrim in Narnia”

The 80’s Horror Film That Ushered in the 90’s

It was in the spring of 1991 that I first watched the theatrical release of what I would many years later come to consider one of the most underrated horror films of all time: Warlock. Technically an 80’s film, at the time it seemed to be ushering in a brand new decade of horror; oneContinue reading “The 80’s Horror Film That Ushered in the 90’s”

Twelfth Night

“If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.” ~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night “Old Christmas is past, Twelfth Night is the last,And we bid you adieu, great joy to the new.” ~”The King” (Traditional Folk Song) Tonight is Twelfth Night (for some; others reckon it as tomorrow night),Continue reading “Twelfth Night”

Hobbity Cheer for New Year’s — BookmarkedOne

So I was up until almost 1:00 this morning watching The Return of the King. You could pretend to be surprised. The odyssey started on January 30th. This year a few loved ones and I decided to complete the challenge–to line it all up so Theoden says “So it begins” as the clock strikes twelve. […]Continue reading “Hobbity Cheer for New Year’s — BookmarkedOne”

A Brace of Tolkien Posts for his 129th Birthday #TolkienBirthdayToast — A Pilgrim in Narnia

To celebrate Tolkien’s twelfthty-ninth (or eleventy-nineteenth–a joke that expires this year) birthday on 3 January 2021, the Tolkien Society is once again raising a toast to the Professor (see here). After Bilbo left the Shire on his eleventy-first birthday in The Lord of the Rings, Frodo toasted his uncle’s birthday each year. Tolkien fans continue the […]Continue reading “A Brace of Tolkien Posts for his 129th Birthday #TolkienBirthdayToast — A Pilgrim in Narnia”

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December…

I guess now would be a good time as any to share with you my love of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as (most of) the derivative works we have been blessed with, such as film adaptations. The title of this blog entry of course comes from what is perhaps Poe’s mostContinue reading “Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December…”

The Veil Between The Real World And Magic — The Fantasy Of Logic Blog

Worlds of magic are always right at your fingertips, but you may go through an entire lifetime without noticing it. In the books, movies, and television shows we love, the worlds of magic are often so close to the “normal” world, and the doorways are always hidden in plain sight. In the Harry Potter series, […]Continue reading “The Veil Between The Real World And Magic — The Fantasy Of Logic Blog”

Chris Pine To Star In ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ — We’ve Got (Back) Issues

Chris Pine will lead the upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie from ‘Game Night’ directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The film, based on the original and most famous fantasy role-playing game, will be produced by Paramount and Hasbro, two companies that are desperate to launch a new franchise. The plot is being kept underwraps […]Continue reading “Chris Pine To Star In ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ — We’ve Got (Back) Issues”