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Snake Demon in Journey
by Paul Scott Canavan

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Snake Demon in Journey

by Paul Scott Canavan

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Marvel - War of Heroes

by Briclot Aleksi

Quinoa Phoenix

Man of Steel

Superman reinvented? Not entirely. For me, this film did reinvigorate him though. To be honest, it took me two viewings for Zach Snyder’s vision to be agreeable with me. What I realized is that this vision of Superman is more realistic and raw from the way he flies, fights, and how his enemies strike at his vulnerabilities.

Much has been made about the amount of destruction brought about by the Man of Steel himself during the various fights, but I see this as part of his character development. He will either learn from his ways on his own or perhaps a more experienced defender of the people will need to show him the way… A dark knight, me thinks.

Christopher Reeves will always be Superman. John Williams’ theme will always be attached to the character. Yet, I feel that this Superman holds promise. This new DC Comics world being forged, with Zach Snyder at the helm, containing Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman is the Holy Trinity of comics. For now its success is hinged upon one thing… Hope.

Also, this film has the best trailer ever.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

This film captures the magic of Patrick O’Brian’s “Aubreyad” perfectly and beyond that, it is a great historical fiction film that beats out even Gladiator as far as the feeling of immersion. Set aboard the HMS Surprise, a frigate who is in her Prime. The environment, ship, attire, and speech of the time period is recreated in painstaking fashion. From the moment the film opens to the closing scene, you are transferred to the Napoleonic Era.

This story offers rich character development and touches upon many themes in the few hours we get to spend on the deck of the HMS Surprise. The friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin is a great balance of respect, perspective, and common interests, yet is strained when promises made as friends are always “subject to the requirements of the service”. In other words, work before play. 

I highly recommend this movie and it will forever be one of my favorites.

Huzzah!

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[Dinner in the officers’ mess. The captain is inebriated, but asks apparently seriously]

Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you see those two weevils doctor?

Dr. Stephen Maturin: I do.

Capt. Jack Aubrey: Which would you choose?

Dr. Stephen Maturin: [sighs annoyed] Neither; there is not a scrap a difference between them. They are the same species of Curculio.

Capt. Jack Aubrey: If you had to choose. If you were forced to make a choice. If there was no other response…

Dr. Stephen Maturin: [Exasperated] Well then if you are going to *push* me…

[the doctor studies the weevils briefly]

Dr. Stephen Maturin: …I would choose the right hand weevil; it has… significant advantage in both length and breadth.

[the captain thumps his fist in the table]

Capt. Jack Aubrey: There, I have you! You’re completely dished! Do you not know that in the service…

[pauses]

Capt. Jack Aubrey: …one must always choose the lesser of two weevils.

[the officers burst out in laughter]

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Growing up, Star Wars was the mythos I watched too many times to count and learned life’s lessons from. The ultimate battle between Light and Dark. Were I born some 15 - 20 years later, most likely that mythos would’ve been replaced by this amazing trilogy.
I guess the best praise I can give these films is that they makes me feel like that boy who wants to go on an adventure, beat the Dark with the Light, and in the process make everlasting bonds of friendships.

Frodo: “I can’t do this, Sam…”
Sam: “I know… It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here… But we are… It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the ending, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr Frodo, I do understand… I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only the didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding onto something…
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr Frodo… And it’s worth fighting for.

P.S. The triptych is from an artist named Marko Manev.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Growing up, Star Wars was the mythos I watched too many times to count and learned life’s lessons from. The ultimate battle between Light and Dark. Were I born some 15 - 20 years later, most likely that mythos would’ve been replaced by this amazing trilogy.

I guess the best praise I can give these films is that they makes me feel like that boy who wants to go on an adventure, beat the Dark with the Light, and in the process make everlasting bonds of friendships.

Frodo: “I can’t do this, Sam…”

Sam: “I know… It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here… But we are… It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the ending, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr Frodo, I do understand… I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only the didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding onto something…

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr Frodo… And it’s worth fighting for.

P.S. The triptych is from an artist named Marko Manev.

Gladiator

I first saw this movie at an age when I was still able to be molded by a film. Fortunately, it was this Ridley Scott masterpiece that was released which caught my attention, heart, and mind.

I bought the amazing Hans Zimmer soundtrack featuring Lisa Gerrard a month before the movie came out and listened to it daily conjuring images and stories of Ancient Rome in my mind.

Antiquity, movie soundtracks, warfare tactics, and the power of film have been important interests in my life from that point forward.

Strength and Honor, Maximus.

The first steps of a journey of fandom. I remember years ago seeing this promo image for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and being in awe at how the silhouettes of the character were in some way perfect. The characters were now real. There’s photographic proof. No longer were they merely ethereal images in my mind pulled from Tolkien’s words.
There’s so little detail in a silhouette and yet it’s as if the emptiness of the shape is at once limitless and limiting for your imagination. 

The first steps of a journey of fandom. I remember years ago seeing this promo image for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and being in awe at how the silhouettes of the character were in some way perfect. The characters were now real. There’s photographic proof. No longer were they merely ethereal images in my mind pulled from Tolkien’s words.

There’s so little detail in a silhouette and yet it’s as if the emptiness of the shape is at once limitless and limiting for your imagination. 

It’s amazing how much motion can be conveyed in a static image.

The Flash by Kerong

It’s amazing how much motion can be conveyed in a static image.

The Flash by Kerong

Altair. Assassin’s Creed. Back when the game was about unraveling a mystery for the ages. The game tread upon themes like religion, politics, corruption, power, and history repeating itself as nimbly as Altair tread about the medieval world.
A by Virus-AC

Altair. Assassin’s Creed. Back when the game was about unraveling a mystery for the ages. The game tread upon themes like religion, politics, corruption, power, and history repeating itself as nimbly as Altair tread about the medieval world.


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by Virus-AC

Superman by Alex RossIt’s hard to find a more perfect representation of the Man of Steel. The inherent power, the blinding light of his goodness, the shadows of doubt regarding one man with that much power, the city and world that he protects.

Superman by Alex Ross

It’s hard to find a more perfect representation of the Man of Steel. The inherent power, the blinding light of his goodness, the shadows of doubt regarding one man with that much power, the city and world that he protects.

Powerful drawing of Thor. Raw energy at his command…with an emphasis on command. He’s poised and in control despite the lightning arcing whichever way it does.

Powerful drawing of Thor. Raw energy at his command…with an emphasis on command. He’s poised and in control despite the lightning arcing whichever way it does.

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