Snow-Trolls and Stone-Giants in Middle-earth

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
The evidence for the existence of both snow-rolls and stone-giants haunting the deep, shadowy passes of Middle-earth is, at best, poor. To begin with, we have a stronger argument in favour of giants. Mentioned several times in The Hobbit, there is an obscure passage during the Dwarves’ journey through the Misty Mountains where it is uncertain if the… Continue reading Snow-Trolls and Stone-Giants in Middle-earth

Complete Oscar Winners List 2017

Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land  Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight – Winner Best Director Denis Villeneuve – Arrival Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge Damien Chazelle – La La Land – Winner Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea Barry Jenkins – Moonlight Best Actress Isabelle Huppert – Elle Ruth Negga – Loving Natalie Portman … Continue reading Complete Oscar Winners List 2017

HAN SOLO: First Cast Photo Released

Principal photography has begun on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Disney has released a picture (below) of the main cast, alongside the film’s co-directors. Beginning shooting yesterday at Pinewood Studios in London, and announced on StarWars.com, the film is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018. The story says that “the movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A … Continue reading HAN SOLO: First Cast Photo Released

King Eadwig ‘All-Fair’ and the Coronation Scandal

Originally posted on History… the interesting bits!:
King Eadwig While researching Edward the Martyr and his stepmother, Ælfthryth, I came across a very interesting character. Eadwig (or Edwy) was young Edward’s uncle; the elder brother of Edward’s father, Edgar the Peaceable. Eadwig has one of the worst reputations of the Anglo-Saxon kings, even though he only reigned for 4 years; he was, supposedly, found in… Continue reading King Eadwig ‘All-Fair’ and the Coronation Scandal