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Lessons from the On-Screen Romances of Action, Science Fiction and Fantasy Heroes

Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo Kiss

Romance is in every thread of media. It’s another motivation for beating the bad guy, but in many instances overcoming differences to be together is much greater than any enemy. Circumstances usually dictate that in order to be with the one you love, you must overcome great obstacles, some self-made and others environmental or circumstantial.

Below are 10 romances from movies and television shows of various genres. In their own way, they all conclude in happy endings, but in most cases, it’s not an easy road from falling in love to consummation.

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14 Movies I’m looking forward to in 2014 | What to Watch in the Next 12 Months

There are movies that you have to see on opening night, movies that you’ll rent, movies that you’ll see eventually and simply movies that you’d like to see. Below is the kind of list that contains all of those, but the one constant is that I want to see them all at some point.

I’ll be the first to admit that I usually don’t care to see 14 new movies in a given year, usually 6 or 7 tops, but this year I wrote them all down they totaled 14, what luck!?

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Ralph Bakshi: A Rotospective

Rotospective: Ralph Bakshi, Lessons in Artistry, Rebellion and Success

His influences were Bob Dylan, Jackson Pollack, Elvis Presley, Superman comic books, beatniks, jazz, Jack Kerouac, and the old school creators of cartooning and animation. This, coupled with the time periods he lived through, gave Ralph Bakshi the perfect storm of a foundation for his beliefs and the perfect medium to tell his stories.

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A Movie Review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | The Journey Continues

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug The Journey Continues

Continuing on the path set forth in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and starting from the ending point in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is exactly what we have come to expect from Peter Jackson.

Added bits from The Silmarillion and other Tolkien texts, as well as, some additions by Jackson’s team of writers make up the second leg of The Hobbit Trilogy.

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Small Oddities

Small Oddities: A Mascot, A Screenshot, A Seal and The Warden

This edition of small oddities takes us from the 70’s and 80’s right up through some more modern art. We have a Silhouette screenshot from Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 Lord of the Rings, Cool Spot the 80’s mascot for 7 Up, a modern seal for Loki from Avengers and a very well done digital painting.

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