“A Song of Aryador” by J.R.R. Tolkien

The recent dearth of posts is not what I had planned for this month, but is caused by intensive training for my new job. The review for Series 3 of Doctor Who is in the works (as it should have been long ago), and I am happily taking notes on Series 4 now. I amContinue reading ““A Song of Aryador” by J.R.R. Tolkien”

Film Review: “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” (2001)

Title: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) IMDb Company: Disney Animation Directors: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise Voice Actors: Michael J. Fox (Milo), James Garner (Rourke), Cree Summer (Kida), Leonard Nimoy (the King of Atlantis) Score Composer: James Newton Howard Length: 95 minutes Rating (US): “Rated PG for action violence.” Spoiler-free Synopsis: “A young adventurer namedContinue reading “Film Review: “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” (2001)”

“Any man is more than the greatest of books!”

What a hell of horror, I thought, to wander alone, a bare existence never going out of itself, never widening its life in another life, but, bound with the cords of its poor peculiarities, lying an eternal prisoner in the dungeon of its own being!…I sighed—and regarded with wonder my past self, which preferred theContinue reading ““Any man is more than the greatest of books!””

Cat Noir, Cat Blue: “The Cat Piano” short film

In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious dark figure emerges, kidnapping the town’s singers for his twisted musical plans, the poet must save his muse and put an end to the nefarious tune that threatens to destroy the city.

TV Show Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.06 “The Tax Man Cometh”

Series Title: Robin Hood (IMDb) Episode: 1.06 “The Tax Man Cometh” Original Air Date: November 11, 2006 Length: 45 minutes Director: Dwight O’Dwyer Writer: Dominic Minghella Lead Actors: Jonas Armstrong (Robin), Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne), Keith Allen (Sheriff of Nottingham), Lucy Griffiths (Marian), Anjali Jay (Djaq) Synopsis: “Robin captures a tax inspector and plotsContinue reading “TV Show Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.06 “The Tax Man Cometh””

TV Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.05 “Turk Flu”

Series Title: Robin Hood (IMDb) Episode: 1.05 “Turk Flu” Original Air Date: March 31, 2006 Length: 45 minutes Director: Dwight O’Dwyer Writer: Dominic Minghella Lead Actors: Jonas Armstrong (Robin), Sam Troughton (Much), Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne), Keith Allen (Sheriff of Nottingham), Gordon Kennedy (Little John) Synopsis: “The Sheriff is importing slaves to work inContinue reading “TV Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.05 “Turk Flu””

“Eyrie” – A mystical short film

Some short films are just too neat not to share, although I won’t be reviewing them as I do other movies, television episodes, and even short stories. Like flash fiction, many short films are either about the experience of an unforgettable moment or a surprise twist. Eyrie, by student animator David Wolter, has both. It’sContinue reading ““Eyrie” – A mystical short film”