Tagged adventure

In Dog Men, Harry Dresden Battles Ghouls and PTSD

Harry Dresden is having nightmares. In his dreams, all the people he cares about are shredded by the forces of evil and he is powerless to stop it. When he wakes, his apartment is dirty, his refrigerator empty. Even his giant Foo Dog, Mouse, is concerned about his master and follows him around, trying to get him to eat. But Harry has seen too much violence and loss lately, and his determination to protect the innocent is turning into...

Throwback Thursday: Stardust Falls out of the Sky and into My Top Feel-Good Films

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—“classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. There’s a lot of coming-of-age quest films in the world. However, there are a lot fewer all-ages fantasy versions of those films. Along the lines of The Princess Bride, which I’m going to assume most people reading this column can quote eminently, there might be a lesser-known film that you should check out. That...

Throwback Thursday: Willow

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. What makes Willow important enough to discuss in my Throwback Thursday column? For one thing, this film is rare in the fantasy genre, and in popular culture as well, because the lead character is a little person. For another, George Lucas conceived the film back in the ’70s, but he waited years to...
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