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Come on-a My Harryhausen

I just recently watched Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, two movies released eighteen years apart, but that I see as a natural pairing. They’re both based on Greek mythology, and both have stop-motion special effects created … Continue reading

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The Hydratic Equation

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – While there’s always plenty of action and intrigue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, I feel that their main strength lies in the interaction between characters. Well, that and the visual effects, but those … Continue reading

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Laughing All the Way to Olympus

Ye Gods!, by Tom Holt – I’m currently in the process of reading Rick Riordan’s latest book, The House of Hades, but Holt actually wrote about Greco-Roman gods and demigod heroes in the modern world before Riordan ever did. In … Continue reading

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Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars

I’m sure many of us will recall the time when we looked up into the night sky in all its majesty, saw the stars in their glory, and thought to ourselves, “THAT’S supposed to be a LION? What were those … Continue reading

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The Crow and the Cup

Since I mentioned the constellation Corvus in a recent post, I might as well say a little more about the mythology surrounding this constellation. If you recall, Corvus is also the main villain of Dragon Quest IX, as the Celestrians … Continue reading

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Wart’s Dream Team

Picture by Bernd/Dark Diddy Kong I’ve written about Wart, the main villain from Super Mario Bros. 2, a few times, including here and here. From what I’ve heard, although the original stars of Doki Doki Panic were essentially commercial mascots, … Continue reading

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A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Jackson

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching the Percy Jackson movie. It wasn’t as bad as I feared, but also not as good as it could have been. I mean, I thought the books were great, or I probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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