Category Archives: Movies

Fantastic Beasts & Rogue One Live Discussion

This Friday, starting 7pm Eastern Time, I’ll be joining several friends to discuss the latest installments of the Harry Potter and Star Wars film franchises: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Rogue One. The group of panelists are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tale of Tales

I love it when you can say that watching a movie you’ve been dying to see for a long time can also be called research. Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales (loosely adapted from Giambattista Basile’s 17th century collection Il Pentamerone) taps into the weird and … Continue reading

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Bunnies in the Air

The zeitgeist is a funny thing. Richard Adams’ 1972 novel Watership Down has long been one of my favorite books (until I discovered Tolkien, it was my very favorite book). While not an obscure choice by any stretch, I’m not … Continue reading

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A Series of Uncorrelated Events: Watership Down and how it relates to adaptation theory

Author’s note: Thanks to Curtis Weyant for suggesting the title via Twitter, and thanks to Facebook friends Dominic Nardi and George Naylor for chatting about Watership Down with me and inspiring this post. For anyone who has not read or … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Five Blogs

This post is part of the Battle of the Five Blogs which connects the thoughts of five Tolkien-obsessed bloggers on the release of the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy,  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Other … Continue reading

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Live from the Mythgard Institute!

Tomorrow, September 22nd, geeks around the world will celebrate Tolkien Day (or Hobbit Day, as it’s come to be known) in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ shared birthday. I will be participating in the festivities as part of the … Continue reading

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The First (Annual?) Mythgard Institute Webathon

The Mythgard Institute was founded in 2011 to bring rigorous, dynamic and interactive educational experiences to students around the world through the latest online course tools while also boasting challenging and engaging classes taught by world-class teachers and leading scholars … Continue reading

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