Riding the wave

Last night I watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones. For some odd reason I haven’t been watching this show, but my wife has, and she suggested we watch the last season together. So basically, I have skipped the entire book and have jumped right to the last page. In last night’s episode, there was a dragon battle, which of course made med think of Dragonlance. I know, obvious. There has been a lot of talk in the Facebook group about an upcoming live action rendition of Dragonlance, which a lot of people seem to be interested in. Given...

Rocking the Star Wars fetish

I have often wondered why Dragonlance died here on the blog. From a business perspective one could be excused for believing that the world of Dragonlance would be a perfect platform for expanding into several different areas such as toys, movies and so on. Now, I am not going to go into a long discourse about this subject here, however, I will point to the Star Wars franchise as a blue print for how this could be done.   I am definitely getting my Star Wars on these days. I am reading the Thrawn trilogy, and I spend time scouring...

The Hobbit starts filming

Via TheOneRing.net In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit… Wellington, NZ, March 21, 2011—Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on “The Hobbit,” filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely read masterpiece. “The Hobbit” is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” The two films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will...

‘The Hobbit’ has a greenlight, now what?

TORn staffer Garfeimao has some thoughts on what comes next for fans as “The Hobbit” moves into its new status as a full-fledged in-production film. She writes: So now we have the greenlight, what comes next? When the Hobbit was first announced two years ago, it didn’t take long for fans to start fantasy-casting the project. At the time, no one really understood the scope of how long it actually takes to get a project of this size and magnitude off the ground. And under normal circumstances, it was only supposed to take a year, which we now know stretched...

Clash of the Titans part 2

So, I guess I am not really going to write a review of Clash of the Titans. There are many reviews out there on the Interwebs, and I am sure I have nothing to say that has not already been said. I can, however, talk a little bit about what I thought of the movie. In all honesty, the story is not all that interesting, especially if you have studied Greek mythology, which I was forced to do back in high school. As it is, the story is inspired by the legend of Perseus, who basically is a demigod who...

Clash of the Titans

I went to see Clash of the Titans with my wife last night. The movie in 3D and was actually pretty cool. I will hopefully have a review up in a couple of hours. I need to get my allergies under control first. In the mean time please enjoy one of the trailers. There are more of them on Youtube.