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The Hobbit: Ringing it dry?

These were questions raised at the press conference for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An UnexpectedJourney.
Are 13 dwarves too many? Is one book not enough?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 14, 2012
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Review: For Greater Glory

Bring coffee, because director Dean Wright's dramatization of the 3-year-long Cristero War (1926-9) seems to last longer than the Mexican conflict itself.
Never-ending war
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 01, 2012
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Mortensen rings up the Coolidge Award

On Sunday, Viggo Mortensen dropped in at the marathon screening of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and regaled the gathered faithful with a song in Elvish.
Hail Fellowship Well Met
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2012
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Interview: Coolidge Award winner Viggo Mortensen gets analytical

Unlike the Oscars, the Coolidge Awards never disappoint. Meryl Streep, Robert Altman , Jonathan Demme: each in his or her own way has shaped what's best in the movies.
Veni, Vidi, Viggo
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
Frodo Lives: Tolkien Con returns to Boston after 30 years

Frodo Lives: Tolkien Con returns to Boston after 30 years


When the first Conference on Middle-Earth convened, in 1969, The Lord of the Rings was a series of fantasy books written by a British professor...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  March 07, 2011
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Packets of Sugar

It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2010


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Photos: Arisia 2010

The 21st annual installment of sci-fi convention Arisia
Arisia 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, January 15-18, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Falling down the rabbit hole

Lee, Hoppus, Wentz, Avril, and 3OH!3 fall down the rabbit hole
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 22, 2010
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Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010
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Review: Dragon Age: Origins

BioWare's latest gets lost in the details
BioWare's latest gets lost in the details
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 20, 2009
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Brute forces

When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2009


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It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
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Review: Lord of the Rings: Conquest

First, panic — "This can't possibly be this awful, can it?" — and then the sinking realization that, yes, Conquest really is that bad.
Lord of the bo rings is more like it
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 20, 2009
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The pile-up

No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
A blizzard of new games
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 29, 2008
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It takes a pillage

When I finally get Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg on the phone, I feel as if I’d woken a giant.  
Amon Amarth lead the Viking death-metal pack
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008