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Disney Remakes 9 – Beauty and the Beast

Back when I did my Disney movie marathon in 2017, I also watched all of the live-action remakes made up to that point. Among them, there was Beauty and the Beast, which at the time was a fairly recent movie. … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

It’s been a crazy week, which is why I haven’t been able to post this until now despite rewatching Return of the King over a week ago. Anyway, Return of the King’s accomplishments cannot be overstated. Upon its release, it … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers takes almost much everything that worked in Fellowship of the Ring and kicks it up a notch. If the first Lord of the Rings movie is a masterclass in worldbuilding (which it is), … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Orc body suits to go along with over 10,000 Orc heads. They built 10,000 real arrows and 500 bows. They even created a new kind of crossbow for the Uruk-hai that could fire faster. Principal filming took place between October … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy went through a number of production difficulties, which I wrote about in my previous Hobbit movie post. To sum it up, it involved late director changes, shooting with an incomplete script, and spreading the original plan … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

In my previous Hobbit movie post, I teased that the production behind the Hobbit movie trilogy was a mess. It’s time to discuss exactly how much of a mess that was. Because of the massive success that was the Lord … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

My introduction to Lord of the Rings was a multi-step process. I remember reading The Hobbit in school way back in grade 5, and we also watched the animated movie from 1977. I remembered nothing of the book for years, … Continue reading

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X-Men Movies 8 – Days of Future Past

One year after The Wolverine, the movie adaptation of Days of Future Past released. By this point, the continuity in the movies was a complete mess. Elements from X-Men: First Class clashed with lines from X2: X-Men United. The timeline … Continue reading

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X-Men Movies 2 – X-Men

If the fact that X-Men is the second post in this series confuses you, check this post out. In the late 1999’s, Superhero movies weren’t doing so well. It’s hard to imagine now, but the infamously bad Batman and Robin … Continue reading

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