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True Story Movies 2: Apollo 13

One of the more fascinating aspects of the Cold War was the space race. The United States and the Soviet Union competed for years to see who could achieve various first in their spaceflight capabilities. This race began with ballistic … Continue reading

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True Story Movies 1: 42

I’m best described as an excitable, casual sports fan. Outside of the Olympics, I generally only pay attention to Hockey, Baseball and Swimming. Hockey because I’m Canadian, Baseball because I used to play it as a kid, and I’ve got … 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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Star Wars movies 17: The Rise of Skywalker

It’s been almost a month since Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker released. I know I’m a bit late to the party, but it took me this long to not only gather my thoughts, but to see it … Continue reading

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