A bit of a companion stop to Hobbiton, Weta Workshop is the prop and SFX company that really got its boost and acclaim from working on the Lord of the Rings movies. They are located down in Wellington, several hours south of Hobbiton, nestled in an unassuming bit of suburbia. What treasures do its warehouses […]
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I’m not the biggest Lord of the Rings fan, but I do have fond memories of waiting for each new release and seeing them with my friends in high school. Never really read the books, so I only have the movies for context. With that said, who can really go to the North Island of […]
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My second show at ASU’s historic Gammage theater saw me witnessing The Sound of Music. I remember seeing this as a child in the form of the Julie Andrews movie. I don’t quite recall many details other than it was very long, she sang with the children, and they had to escape from a church […]
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Comic book conventions have come a long way since their inception. Now, they are more a celebration of several different “geek” interests: Anime, video games, comics, fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, television, and movies. In Phoenix, I was lucky enough to visit the annual Phoenix Comicon in spite of the 117-degree weather.
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