Articles tagged fantasy

‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Brings a Bloated Trilogy to Its End

This epic flick concludes a trilogy that, in retrospect, should have been a duology.

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Reviving ‘Magic the Gathering’ With Commander

Commander is a treat to play and watch, especially for someone whose been “out of the game”.

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Selling Sex: The Media, Fantasy, and How I Fell in Love with Britney Spears

It all started when I was in Walgreens buying deodorant and I saw her looking me right in the eye with a glossy glow from the cover of an October 2010 issue of US Weekly.

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14 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

HBO goes medieval with ‘Game of Thrones’

Winter is coming. And for once, it’s not just TV weather-people who are breathless with excitement. The motto of the House of Stark, whose

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It required big thinking to re-create George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for HBO

PASADENA, Calif. — Gargantuan dire wolves, frozen tundras, corrupt royals, brutal deflowerings, gullets slit wide open — oh, and don’t forget the debauched dwarf. The chilling

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The Magicians: Forget Kansas—We’re Not Even in Narnia, Anymore

Lev Grossman has created a fantasy epic that calls into question fantasy epics, revealing the secret poisons hiding in Narnia and Hogwarts.

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‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ Needs a Bit More Voltage

This is a rare case of a film that could have used another 15-minutes to build its characters and emotional relationships.

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The Neverending Story

This '80s fantasy classic gets the Blu-ray treatment. This is a wise decision, given that most of the film's attributes are of the visual sort.

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Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

Cameron's evocations of everything from Blackwater's Iraq massacres to the Trail of Tears gives his story an uncommon resonance. This is a whole new kind of science fiction filmmaking, something particularly grandly spectacular, even if occasionally daft and overblown.

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Sanctuary: The Complete First Season

The modern-day stories mirror our society's uncaring treatment of outsider groups without being too blatant.

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