Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘fantasy

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

December 21, 2013

I went into Desolation of Smaug with caution. After all, Unexpected Journey let me down quite a lot. There were a lot of problems I was worried would carry over. Some did, but some were fixed, making this a solid effort at an epic fantasy, even though it still pales in comparison to its big […]

Small World Realms: Bigger and Better… Well, Bigger At Least

November 4, 2013

Small World is one of my favourite games and has proven to be easily expandable. Most of the expansions coming out have included new races and powers, as would seem obvious. However, a small group of fans clamoured for more map expansions, and so Days of Wonder released Realms. Realms allows players to make their […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (part 1)

December 17, 2012

I’ve decided to split my review into two parts The first will focus on the story elements of the film while the second will look at the technical and visual aspects. Part 1 I have to admit that I went into this film skeptical, despite being a big Tolkien fan (or perhaps because of that). […]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

April 23, 2011

The third Narnia movie based off of the third Narnia book sees Lucy and Edmund, along with their annoying cousin Eustace, find themselves back in Narnia. Well, actually they find themselves on the open seas of Narnia and meet Caspian who is traveling the seas on his royal ship. What ensues is a lot of […]

Small World: The Next Big Thing

December 31, 2010

Designer games have exploded onto the board gaming scene over the last decade and as a result board gaming has never been so popular. The success of these designer games has been propelled by three particular games: the Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, and Ticket to Ride. These are the tent-poles of the Eurogame movement. The […]

The Ten Greatest Works of Fantasy Literature

November 17, 2009

10. The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny With the Amber novels, Zelazny created a very detailed and intricate fantasy universe. Fantasy fans have called this one of the most engrossing fantasy worlds they have ever read and remains a classic of modern fantasy. 9. The King of Elfland’s Daughter Lord Dunsany One of the most […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

October 20, 2009

Ah, the Harry Potter movie juggernaut returns.  I, for one, am a big fan of J.K. Rowling’s novels and have enjoyed each of the films (though the last outing, Order of the Phoenix, was one of the weaker installments).  Now we are back with the sixth, the Half-Blood Prince. I liked it a lot. Yate’s […]