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Talking Tolkien.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Talking Tolkien.

The official movie poster artwork for Tolkien, starring Nicholas Hoult as fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, has just landed. The flick is set for release in UK cinemas on May 3rd 2019. Tolkien explores the formative years of the fantasy author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and […]

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Good Omens (TV series: 2nd trailer).

March 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Good Omens (TV series: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the Good Omens fantasy TV series coming out in May from Amazon Prime, with David Tennant and Michael Sheen as an angel & a demon, bungling the Armageddon with – among others – a 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch.

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Tolkien (Drama movie: trailer).

March 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tolkien (Drama movie: trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for the drama movie Tolkien, looking at the life of orphaned fantasy author JRR Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration for his fabulous fantasy novels among a group of fellow outcasts at school, before being plunged into World War One. Top dating tip. When trying to seduce Lily […]

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Outcasts of Order (Saga Of Recluce) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

March 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Outcasts of Order (Saga Of Recluce) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (book review).

On Eightday morning, I rose early and decided it was time to write the review of ‘Outcasts Of Order’ by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. After washing, I had a light breakfast of cheesed eggs with a few strips of ham accompanied by a small beaker of ale. My consort went off to do her work as […]

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The Fell Sword (book 2) by Miles Cameron (book review).

March 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fell Sword (book 2) by Miles Cameron (book review).

Before the advent of computer games to occupy the waking hours of children, the imagination was allowed to create stories for the toys they played with. Even the Brontës honed their writing skills by creating a fantasyland, complete with maps as background to their tales. Many a potential author does this as a first step […]

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Game of Thrones final season, like, ever (eight) (trailer).

March 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones final season, like, ever (eight) (trailer).

Game of Thrones is slowly sliding up to its final season end game where the various nations of Westeros have to put aside their differences long enough to fight off an endless horde of undead ice zombies. I suspect not all will manage it. The real question is will George RR Martin now retire to […]

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His Dark Materials (new BBC TV series).

March 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (new BBC TV series).

There’s many reasons to mourn that fact that Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials fantasy novels were last sunk by the film version starring Daniel Craig – aka The Golden Compass – not least because its super-turkey status derailed every new fantasy movie being lined up at that time; including Stephen Hunt’s excellent Jackelian fantasy series […]

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 2, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Training an animated dragon after two successful previous films while appeasing the appreciative audience is the easy part. However, reaching the trilogy status while maintaining the whimsical allure of those same predecessor films is another entire story. Hence, writer-director Dean DeBlois does somewhat accomplish this feat for some more warm-hearted breeziness in the third instalment […]

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The Archived (The Archived book 1) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

March 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Archived (The Archived book 1) by Victoria Schwab (book review).

‘The Archived’ is book one in the ‘The Archived Series’ by Victoria Schwab, who also writes as V.E. Schwab when writing her adult novels. The Archive is a place that all souls go to after death to be stored as Histories. Mackenzie Bishop is a young girl who makes sure that they stay there and […]

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Michael Moorcock’s Runestaff novels to become BBC TV series.

February 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Michael Moorcock’s Runestaff novels to become BBC TV series.

BBC Studios will be making a TV series out of the Runestaff fantasy novels by fantasy legend Michael Moorcock. The Runestaff saga consists of four books: The Jewel in the Skull, The Mad God’s Amulet, Sword of the Dawn, and The Runestaff. Michael Moorcock’s tale of a resistance force trying to bring down tyrannical rule […]

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