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Around the Common Room: October 26, 2012

We’re just days away from Halloween, and have a few good links well suited to the holiday. First, Fantasy Faction has quite the aggregation of SFF links and v

ideos, including information on how to zombie-proof your house and dress as a famous work of art for your Halloween party. Kirkus Reviews has a piece up on H.P. Lovecraft, Off the Mark imagines out a soft drink for werewolves, and all the Top [n.] lists of the week seem to be horror-related: 10 massively awesome giant movie monsters, 10 stereotypical horror movie victims, 8 things Hollywood can no longer make creepy, the 15 greatest mad doctors of nerddom, and–in a nicely meta twist–the top 10 lists about horror movies.

Excellent non-Halloween news for Tolkien fans: Mythgard Institute has announced Mythmoot, a Tolkien/The Hobbit conference in Maryland, running December 15 and 16 with a private screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. From the site:

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New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Ten years after the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man franchise started Hollywood is rebooting it. As this article states, there’s a new Spider-Man actor (Andrew Garfield), a new love interest, new villain, and a new approach to the back story. Now, the character and story of Spider-Man has been around for a long time. The question this article attempts to answer is, “With such a recent connection to the previous franchise, how different could this movie be?”

And part of the answer does go back to the fact that Spider-Man has been around for awhile, starting in 1963. That’s two years before I was born and three years before Star Trek started! Talk about a long time ago! 🙂 Anyway, for those who may not know the original back story of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man here’s a brief synopsis.

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