Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Emotion

As you’ve read throughout the majority of this series there are many reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy are some of the greatest movies ever created. The beauty, the cast and characters, the mystical creatures and lands, the music, but most importantly, as great as all of this is if it wasn’t for the emotional superiority of these films they would be visually stunning but definitely bland. Kind of like The Hobbit trilogy.

Think about it. From Gandalf’s epic sacrifice in The Fellowship of the Ring with that unforgettable quote “Fly you fools” just before Frodo unleashes an unparalleled cry of anguish that truly fills the heart with sadness. Several seconds later, the Fellowship takes in the devastating moment with tears and heartbreaking silence. And don’t get me started about that incredibly acted moment from Elijah Wood with the one tear rolling down his face. Beautiful. 😢 Continue reading Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Emotion

Queen Amidala Reimagined in Manga

As little girls, my sister and I LOVED gawking at Padme’s stunning wardrobes and hairstyles. As Queen Amidala, she oozed authority with her powerful gowns, eclectic hairstyles, and bold makeup. As Senator Amidala, her style ranged from politically appropriate to dazzlingly flirtatious to no-nonsense fighter all in one movie (Attack of the Clones). It’s safe to say, as children, and even as adults, we have been fascinated by Padme’s incredible getups throughout her involvement in the franchise.

For the final presentation of my sister’s undeniably fantastic fan art, she is sharing her love of Queen Amidala in a new format; manga. Here it is.

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Stunning is one of many descriptions I will provide to praise this beautiful work of art. Every time I see it I am absolutely blown away by how ridiculously incredible the attention to detail is in this, and I will say it again, STUNNING piece.

From the gleam in the hair to the shockingly tangible softness of the fabric discerned in the gown and all the way down to the glitter in the headdress, this picture is simply…

I’m at a loss of words.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magnificent day. May the Force be with you, always.

Throwback Friday: Why I Love My Local Indie Theater

I love movie theaters because every single one is different. The AMC theater in Times Square is nothing like the AMC theater in Disney World. Two theaters under the same franchise in the same town can be completely different. So when I went to my local indie theater for the first time to watch a beautiful documentary called The Eagle Huntress I was excited. You see, I had never been to such a small theater. How would my experience be, I kept asking myself. Would I like it?

I was pleasantly surprised. At the ticket counter, unlike regular movie theaters, there are special shirts specifically for the theater that you can buy. The popcorn bag sizes are cute and petite compared to the usual giant bags of popcorn. The soft drink sizes are also a lot more reasonable than a small soda you would get at AMC. There was local candy that I could get as well as the obvious candy choices like M&M’s.

The service was great; everyone was very friendly and helpful. That’s something you don’t experience in regular movie theaters. The theater only had three studios but they were very impressive. Two of the studios were large enough to fit about sixty people while the third studio that I went to could only hold about thirty people. The studios and the theater’s bathroom were very clean which is always nice.

As nice as this theater was I still love regular theaters because that’s where you can go see blockbusters in IMAX which is one of my favorite things to do. It’s refreshing to watch indie films though because they aren’t like normal blockbusters where something is exploding every twenty or so minutes. They instead are good movies that you really have to listen to which I love. If it wasn’t for my local indie theater I would’ve never known about Ahshopan’s great story in The Eagle Huntress. I can’t wait to go see another wonderful documentary or a lovely indie film that manages to engage me in its quiet storytelling.

I will always love IMAX theaters for the wonderful memories they have given me all of these years but my local indie theater now has a special place in my heart.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-ONE)

“Breathe, Sharon. Keep breathing,” Steve urged as he stood beside her, holding Sharon Carter’s slack hand and gazing at her lightly bruised face.

Natasha, piloting the Quinjet, hadn’t said a word since they had zoomed away from London. Even Nick Fury and Agent Hill were expectedly resolute in their actions as Sharon’s chances of survival lessened with each passing minute. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-ONE)