Step Up Your Game, Voldermort!

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We all look back at the Harry Potter franchise with loving eyes. From the fantastic books to the stellar films, the series has embedded itself in geek culture, and with good reason. A great story about a young boy who finds himself and his true purpose in the process, it is also easy to look […]

Top 10 Fictional Movie Universes

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Man, there are so many awesome (fictional) universes in film, it is really hard to pick a favorite. Would you go high fantasy or science fiction? Dragons or space ships? That’s like trying to pick between ice cream cake and lasagna. Can’t we just have both? Well, this list is ten fictional movie universes that […]

How They Created the Massive War Scenes in ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’

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Even if you are one of the people who hate the Hobbit movies and look at them as a cash-in, you have to be impressed by the films, visually. From the battle scenes to the rendering of the the ‘bad guys’, the special effects by WETA in these movies are nothing short of spectacular and something […]

Nine Ways To Bide Your Time Waiting for The Hobbit

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Like many LoTR geeks out there, I figured that when Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy finally ended, that was going to be it. There was a sense of finality, a feeling that I’d endured a great journey myself, following the film from its early rumors at the end of the 90s to the […]

RANT: When Geekery Goes Mainstream, Do We Lose?

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By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] There are hobbits at Denny’s. I’m supposed to be excited about this. I’m supposed to be frothing at the mouth, declaring victory for second breakfast and showing up in my own home-made hobbit feet, singing The Road Goes Ever On and On and snapping pictures on my iPhone every […]

The Greatest Adventure: Some Considerations in Casting Bilbo Baggins

The Internet was all a thither yesterday with rumors that Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro had finalized casting for Bilbo in The Hobbit… with Tobey Maguire. The Twittersphere went bananas, and after a few hours, we heard directly from the source, and the directors assured the panic-ridden public that they were still a month […]