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Review/Analysis: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Film)

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Why The Two Towers Disappointed Me, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Did Not


I just finished writing an email to my sister about that most essential of subjects: films inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

(To clarify, I’ve been more-or-less homebound this month, and haven’t seen Desolation of Smaug yet; please consider these comments directed toward An Unexpected Journey).… Read the rest

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Review: The Muppets


The praise has been overwhelming, but of course there are still haters out there. Is The Muppets a good movie? Is it good for nostalgia fiends?  Is it good for children meeting this band of hippies for the first time?… Read the rest

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The Gothic Blog: What Shall We Talk About?

It’s officially day #2 in the life of the Gothic Blog!

First, my posts will range all over the map, but I’d like to be sure to post about the subjects you are most interested in.  Will you take a moment to complete the short survey below?… Read the rest

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Birthing the Blog (3 of 4): DEAD MAN’S CHEST

To celebrate the rebirth of my personal blog as a study of the Gothic, I am reposting four entries from years past.  They are a little musty and damp, but they’ll give a sense of what this blog is going to sound like in the weeks and months to come.… Read the rest

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