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Staff Writer | Sitting in a Dark Room with Strangers

2015 got me back into movies in a big way. I’ve always been a movie buff but there was a time from 2011 to Jurassic World where I wasn’t really watching anything. This year I got back into movies with a vengeance. I saw a little more than fifty movies this year in the theaters, so I think I have pretty good feel for the good, the bad, and the disappointments of 2015. Continue reading

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Geeks You Should Know: Gwendoline Christie

The geek community reserves a special place in its collective heart for those members of the entertainment industry who share the geeky mindset—particularly those who fly their banner high.  One such thespian is Gwendoline Christie, who is best known for her acting role as Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Christie was born in the UK and grew up in a small village near South Downs.  Her first love was gymnastics and she trained semi-professionally for most of her childhood until a spinal injury forced her to retire and find a career elsewhere.  Her high school drama coach, actor and author Simon Callow, mentored Christie and guided her into theatrical, and then on-screen acting, and she graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005.

Christie at a Game of Thrones Exhibit Party displaying the Brienne of Tarth FunkoPOP figure (@gameofthrones, 2014)

Christie at a Game of Thrones Exhibit Party displaying the Brienne of Tarth FunkoPOP figure (@gameofthrones, 2014)

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