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Throne of Blood ~ Medieval Movie Talk
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This adaptation of the Scottish Play, directed by Akira Kurosawa (who brought you Seven Samurai, among others), is spliced with elements of Noh theater, making for a unique film. The part of Lord Macbeth is given to General Taketoti Washizu, … Read More

The Shannara Chronicles (2016) ~ Medieval TV Talk
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The big question: can MTV handle Terry Brooks’ work and do it justice? The answer: we’re still trying to decide. There are a lot of divided opinions out there about The Shannara Chronicles, largely centered around how faithful it was … Read More

Inigo Montoya vs. Syrio Forel: An Unlikely Match-Up
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Fencing, epigrams, and pure awesomeness make up today’s Match-Up combatants! The fantastic fencer from The Princess Bride, Inigo Montoya studied swordsmanship out of desire for revenge. As there’s not a lot of money in the revenge business, though, he turned … Read More

A Knight’s Tale – Medieval Movie Talk
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Are you ready to rock? This comedic film, a favorite by many, uses classic rock as a unique vehicle to bring a modern audience into the Middle Ages. A silly, fun adventure, A Knight’s Tale is full of wit, heart, … Read More

Bruenor Battlehammer vs. Thorin Oakenshield
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These two regal fighters have a lot in common, not the least of which is that they’ve both been evicted from their homes by dragons. Bruenor Battlehammer from the Forgotten Realms books is a gruff, rough-and-tumble sort of dwarf, but … Read More

A Brief Review of The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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This New Year’s, celebrate with a much-beloved film rooted in Arthurian legend: The Sword in the Stone. Based on T. H. White’s novel of the same name, this film features catchy tunes by the Sherman Brothers as well as animation … Read More

Sauron vs. Voldemort

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Inspired by the previous match-up is another unleashing of magic upon the eternal battlefield, but this one is less wholesome. Today, evil clashes with evil, but which will prevail as the greater of the two? Lord Voldemort was so sinister that … Read More

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