Tag: Movie

Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I’ve looked through the different works and various forms of elves and what their half-breed children are like. Half Breeds in some stories look like their human parent, almost completely and I’ll explain why below… In other stories, they are mixed, though in most, they have slightly pointed ears, but otherwise look like humans. So far, there is one consistency; elven genes are recessive … Read More Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Why do books not always translate well to movies? #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

It’s not always the easiest question to answer. A lot of things go into making the jump from the written word to the big screen. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn’t. Some stories weren’t ever meant to be turned into movies while others seem like they were made for it. Let’s explore some of the reason why a book may not translate well: … Read More Why do books not always translate well to movies? #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Question: Did Palpatine Truly Care About Darth Vader?

  I’ve seen a lot of information and theories flying around about Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine (Darth Sidious). There are theories that Darth Vader was a means to an end, that Darth Vader was disposable and the Emperor would do away with him as soon as someone else came along that might be better, or even worse, that Palpatine was some kind of celestial being (possibly … Read More Question: Did Palpatine Truly Care About Darth Vader?

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Least Favorite story ever…

An old review, but one I thought I’d repost as a trip down memory lane… ENJOY!!! There is really no way around it. I kind of knew that this was unavoidable. There are a couple of stories that really irk me, but this one, in movie form takes the cake. This story, to me, was so bad that it actually inspired me to start … Read More Least Favorite story ever…

A Reaction to Midnight’s Edge Star Wars Video #MidnightsEdge #StarWars #D23 #Opinion

  Okay, first of all, I’m usually a fan of Midnight’s Edge. They seem to have a strong finger on the pulse of not only the fans, but also the movie/tv productions as well. I will admit that they often take a rather pessimistic stance. I do enjoy their round tables especially, but in this case… I really feel the need to speak on … Read More A Reaction to Midnight’s Edge Star Wars Video #MidnightsEdge #StarWars #D23 #Opinion

New Star Wars Trailer!

Won’t say anything! Just watch!!!!   Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me. jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post. I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance. Please … Read More New Star Wars Trailer!

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Unpopular Opinion: Incredibles 2 wasn’t worth the wait. (Spoiler Free)

Yeah… this was a major let down. Oh, bring it on! I went to see it with my family the other night at a drive-in. My kids loved the original and watch it ad nauseam.  I admit it’s a fun movie and definitely an entertaining take on Superheroes. I actually got a laugh out of Samuel L. Jackson’s character when he’s arguing with his … Read More Unpopular Opinion: Incredibles 2 wasn’t worth the wait. (Spoiler Free)

Question: Did Palpatine Truly Care About Darth Vader?

  I’ve seen a lot of information and theories flying around about Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine (Darth Sidious). There are theories that Darth Vader was a means to an end, that Darth Vader was disposable and the Emperor would do away with him as soon as someone else came along that might be better, or even worse, that Palpatine was some kind of celestial being (possibly … Read More Question: Did Palpatine Truly Care About Darth Vader?

Star Wars Trailer Released!!!

  Liking what I’m seeing so far… was that Luke saying that it’s time for the Jedi to end? … I wonder what he means by that. Love the new cruiser design, loved seeing an old A-Wing there. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me. jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com I’ll use those … Read More Star Wars Trailer Released!!!

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Fantasy Movies?

I got a request a while ago to recommend a few good fantasy movies. I’m going to assume they meant besides Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. So… let’s get into them. Nausica of the Valley of the Wind. Pretty much any studio Ghibli movie would do, but this one is considered Miyazaki’s grand masterpiece… and its my favorite. Army of Darkness Yeah … Read More Fantasy Movies?

Why ‘Let it Go’ would have been a better villain song…

  I can hear the groans from here. Yes you all knew that I was going to be talking about this shit-storm of a movie in more detail at some point and in all honest, I’ve done my best to avoid it. However, given that it.s a take on one of the all-time great fantasy stories, it’s produced by… pretty much the main company … Read More Why ‘Let it Go’ would have been a better villain song…

Star Wars Rogue One New Trailer!!

SQUEEEEEEEEE!!! … … … AHEM! Please pardon my mansquee. That was completely unprofessional. So the final trailer has been released… and it… looks… awesome!!!! It really looks like the perfect combination of practical effects and CGI. The Story? I get the feeling that this will be somewhat reminiscent of the Dark Forces story… Why? Because these can’t be a coincidence: Jan Ors: Jyn Erso: … Read More Star Wars Rogue One New Trailer!!