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That Desolation Of Smaug Trailer: Some Thoughts

I don’t usually go in for trailer analysis – It is nearly impossible to gain accurate summation of a movies quality from two minutes of footage, a personal belief I outlined more fully here – but since I love Tolkien … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away, ere break of day To find our long-forgotten gold So, I wrote a brief piece on my expectations for this movie last week, bits and … Continue reading

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Vae Victis

I sometimes dabble in a bit of fiction writing, and the following was my entry to a competition for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Anime convention of Epic-Con, held in Maynooth last weekend. The opening paragraph was the only guideline. And it won! Enjoy. … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Lothlorien

(Updated on 20/06/15) And so begin the Lorien chapters, a trilogy that is divisive among fans and casual readers. Are they just a side show? A distraction? A tempo killer? I’ve seen them described as all three, especially relative to … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #3: Helm’s Deep, Part One

We’re in the big time now. Before I start, I’d like to say that I’m quite pleased with the reaction to my first two posts, and thanks to all commentators and well-wishers. Right then. Troy was based off source material … Continue reading

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