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Oscar season is upon us! For most people, that means next to nothing. And for geeky filmmakers like us Timid Monster folks, it means less. Why? Because some of our favorite movies are never honored!

Okay, I take that back. They’re honored. Usually in categories like Costume Design, Make-Up and Hairstyling, Production Design, and Visual Effects. Unless period dramas take over for the year. (Like this year.)

I think the Golden Globes has a good thing going… a Drama category and a Comedy/Musical category. So why not a Sci-Fi/Fantasy category? Heck, why don’t we just take over a few of the leading categories for a second? It wasn’t the most “golden” of years, but let’s have some fun! Scribble your picks in the comments. Here are mine…

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I desperately want to live in a world where impossible dreams can come true. And the more I live in this world, the more I believe that it is entirely possible. I have been reading Michael Hyatt’s book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, and he talks about how writing down your dreams will turn them into goals. And people who write them down are more likely to accomplish their goals.

I’m a list maker by nature. I even have lists for my lists. People have made fun of me for it my entire life, but it’s the only way I ever remember anything or get anything done.

Since I was twelve years old I have been writing down my dreams, and after reading Michael Hyatt’s book, I realized how powerful that statement actually was because many of the dreams I thought were impossible have actually come true for me.

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So if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, The Hobbit is available in several different formats in theaters. Peter Jackson shot the film at a higher frame rate than the industry standard 24 fps with the idea that the image would be much clearer for the 3D experience.

I took it upon myself to test out all the versions to see which one did in fact create the most immersive experience. What I discovered was somewhat ironic.

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I know that everyone has been practically soiling themselves in excitement as the opening weekend of The Hobbit draws near but I’m here to tell you a couple of excellent reasons why it would be in your best interest hold out just a bit longer. I mean really people, it’s just a movie based off one of the greatest stories ever told. It’s just been made by one of the greatest directors of our generation. It just has the wonderful Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins. Meh, I say.

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So the whole world knows at this point that The Hobbit is going to made into a trilogy since Peter Jackson’s announcement on Monday July 30, 2012. And of course like anything happening in the film industry, there have been mixed reactions to this decision.

Personally, I’m more than thrilled because it means more story and character development. Tolkien had so much history written about these characters, and even the extended version of Lord of the Rings couldn’t cover all of it. I think this is a great opportunity to deeper explore Middle Earth. Continue Reading…

Comic Con is no longer just a place for comic book fans. It has become a central hub of pop culture, and this year promises some really exciting upcoming movies. Although there is an unending plethora of films that were at Comic Con, there are definitely a few that are especially exciting, some that could possibly have potential, and others that just look plain dumb. Continue Reading…

Thinking about taking a vacation to an exotic world? Consider traveling to one of our top fantasy vacation spots! Macedonia Films is featuring a few travel destinations that we think you would enjoy.

So check them out and decide which would be the best for you! Continue Reading…

Peter Jackson is one of the best director’s of our generation, in my opinion. His films have ranged from indie slasher flicks to elegantly delivered epics. Although not all of his movies may seem similar, they all have one characteristic that unites them: a brilliantly executed story. But I think what makes his films so compelling is the man behind the movies, and I definitely think his life of filmmaking can be used to offer a budding filmmaker some guidance. Continue Reading…