Category Archives: Movies

Happy Birthday, Bilbo

It’s that time of year again, when Bilbo Baggins’s birthday comes back around.  It’s always worth revisiting this clip from The Fellowship of the Ring: In line with this Tolkien moment, we’re halfway through the first season of The Rings … Continue reading

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Stranger Thors

This past week was an interesting one with popular long-form storytelling.  I was able to catch the final two episodes of Stranger Things 4 while also watching the fourth Thor movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  While I enjoyed them … Continue reading

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Adding a Category

A few days ago I mentioned “two weeks, two months” as a kind of framework for my summer.  Two weeks for the school year to officially wrap.  And then, with some overlap, two months before the next school year starts. … Continue reading

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Still No Way Home?

I commemorated the end of spring break in a couple of ways.  First, I went in to school for a couple of hours to get ready for tomorrow.  New quarter, new unit, therefore new paperwork to handout.  Second, I got … Continue reading

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Today in (Middle Earth) History

I’ll just leave these two clips from The Return of the King here to mark the events of the day in Middle Earth History . . .

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Twenty Years of Fellowship

Turns out that it’s been 20 years since the premiere of Peter Jackson’s take on The Fellowship of the Ring.  Truly difficult to believe that much time has passed.  So I’ll just leave this right here:

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Saturday’s Rest

The fall semester officially came to a close yesterday.  I’ve been done with classes since Monday, but have had grading (and re-grading?) to do, along with a mix of meetings and cleaning.  I’ll still go in a bit on Monday … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: FoxTrot and the Force

Bill Amend gives us a little Star Wars humor to help celebrate the day. What’s really scary is that they consider midi-chlorians a viable plot point . . . (image fro gocomics.com)

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A Quieter Place

If there’s anything that The Lord of the Rings has taught us, it’s that “Point A to Point B” stories are rarely as easy as they should be.  What’s true in LOTR on the grand scale is ultimately true in … Continue reading

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The Force and the Return

I don’t do remixes often, but yesterday I came across this musical remix for the big moment at the end of The Mandalorian season two (so: spoilers).  Such a great weaving together of themes. That ending is something that a … Continue reading

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