Archive for March, 2018

do you hear the clock ticking?

Posted in Film with tags , , on March 28, 2018 by phanteana

oh, how i love the spooky old house in the middle of nowhere trope….but that doesn’t mean i want to live in one. i’m perfectly content residing in a major metropolitan area, where stores are open late and everyone can hear you scream should a painting magically come alive (or, more realistically speaking, a mouse scurries across the living room floor).

now imagine being a kid in said spooky old house in the middle of nowhere…does it excite you? does it make you think twice about going to live with weirdo relatives you’ve probably only met twice in your life? do you worry that all the other kids at school will think you’re a freak? these and other questions remain to be answered, but in the meantime here’s the trailer for a film many of us avid readers longed for.






a budget far greater than gold itself

Posted in Popular Culture with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2018 by phanteana

spring has sprung (well, in some parts of the country at least). it seems like only yesterday it was fall, and Amazon announced it plans to produce a small screen prequel to the “other” greatest story ever told. now that a return journey to Middle-Earth is in the works, there are still questions that need to be answered: who is directing/starring in/writing/producing the series? these queries have yet to be solved, but one thing’s for certain: it won’t be cheap. with that said, my plan is to move to New Zealand, get a job as a Hobbiton tour guide, and find a way to get cast in the production…or i could see if Weta Workshop is looking for a librarian with coding skills.