‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Cast and Crew on What to Expect from the Upcoming Spin-Off

Reporting bright and early from sunny California in November, I had the opportunity to sit down with the brilliant cast and crew of Netflix’s upcoming spin-off, The Witcher: Blood Origin — who checked in to the virtual junket live from the UK — to discuss all things new within the world of the hit series and just what it takes to follow up to a show as massive as the original seasons of The Witcher.

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New Poster and Featurette for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Debuts

Paramount had a huge weekend at the CCXP convention in São Paulo. They rolled out a massive panel for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film, and brought with them a huge group of stars including Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and producer Jeremy Latcham. While we weren’t present for the panel, Paramount did unveil a new poster for the film, and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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James Marsden on Reprising His Role in ‘Disenchanted’ and the Final Season of ‘Dead to Me’

The past two days have been incredible for James Marsden fans, having him back on their screens for not one, but two projects! The actor reprises his role as Edward in Disenchanted and Ben in Dead to Me. All episodes of the third season of Dead to Me are now streaming on Netflix and you can watch Disenchanted on Disney+.

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Idina Menzel Talks Bringing a New Side of Nancy to Life in ‘Disenchanted’

Idina Menzel reprises her role as Nancy Tremaine in Disenchanted, which is the sequel to Disney’s Enchanted. The live-action musical comedy premieres on November 18, only on Disney+. You can also stream her new song, “Love Power,” from the film now.

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Hard NOC Life 281: Fantasy Sleepers

With Britney away, Keith and Dominic are left to recap the latest She-Hulk: Attorney at Law before they reveal why high fantasy shows like the prequels for Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones currently streaming are in their pop culture blind spots.

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Paddy Considine Wasn’t Aware of Viserys’ Choice in That ‘House of the Dragon’ Scene

The first episode of HBO Max’s House of the Dragon, the anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones, dropped this Sunday with over 10 million households viewing it on premiere night.

***This article contains spoilers from the pilot episode of House of the Dragon***

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‘House of the Dragon’ Actors Never Met Their Younger Counterparts

No one quite understands the methods that actors use to get into a character. For some, they immerse themselves into the character and get to know the cast who play the younger versions of themselves or vice versa. For others, they completely close themselves off in order to portray the character with no other influence.

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‘House of the Dragon’ Creatives Learned From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Mistakes

Game of Thrones has had its fair share of controversies — from the handling of sexual assault to the treatment of people of color, the creatives of HBO’s House of the Dragon says they’ve learned from the mistakes of the past.

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Author Ayana Gray Discusses Her New Novel, ‘Beasts of Ruin’ and More

Ayana Gray is a New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy author. Her debut novel, Beasts of Prey is being adapted for film by Netflix. The follow-up, Beasts of Ruin, was just released on July 26!

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SDCC 2022: New Trailer and Poster for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’

As you already know, the upcoming, highly anticipated 2023 release, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has taken over San Diego Comic-Con. But in addition to the festive tavern offsite experience, the film’s directors and cast, including Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis were on hand in Hall H today to debut the new trailer and poster for the film.

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A Door to a New Adventure Opens in the trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

Toho and Comix Wave have finally released the reveal trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming film, Suzume. The anticipation of the next film from the acclaimed Your Name and Weathering With You director has been building since the first key visual was released back in April.

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Animated ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Film is Coming in 2024

Sound the horns of Rohan and Gondor! And gather your personal Fellowship! Because between the upcoming Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series debuting its teaser trailer during the Super Bowl yesterday, and this announcement here, fans of The Rings are surely eating!

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NOC Interview: Debby Ryan Talks Her New Film, ‘Night Teeth’

Debby Ryan stars as Blaire in Netflix’s new vampire thriller, Night Teeth. The actress did a majority of the stunts and fights herself, putting her real-life boxing skills to work in the fight sequences. The film, which is an 42 and Unique Features production, begins streaming on October 20.

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‘Tales of Arise’ Review: Rising to the Occasion Never Felt So Good

I have spent most of my life playing Japanese role playing games. From the Final Fantasy series to the Shin Megami Tensei series, I have enjoyed several different JRPG titles from Japan. But one in particular was always hit or miss for me, and that was the Tales series. I bounced off of Abyss and Beseria, never owned a Gamecube to play Symphonia, finished Vesperia and liked it, but never felt the pull of replaying it. So to say that Tales of Arise is one of the best JRPGs to date is an understatement. Tales of Arise captures what makes JRPGs timeless while evolving and creating a new vocabulary of play through its storytelling and combat that I hope other studios take note of. 

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Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Could Be a Major Formula Shift

Mike Flanagan’s name might sound too new to add to the list of legendary horror writers. He’s been developing some truly horrific ideas for over two decades now, finding success in suspenseful thrillers like Hush and Oculus, or in multi-layered horror dramas like The Haunting Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, or Midnight Mass. Yet there are undoubtedly some who would still hesitate to put his name next to the likes of Stephen King, Bram Stoker, or Mary Shelley.

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Enter the ‘House of the Dragon’ as New Teaser Trailer Debuts

Let’s address the elephant in the room. Game of Thrones did not end well. For every brilliant season the show had, there was an episode in the final season that disappointed fans. But whatever the case, the fact of the matter remains, before GoT there had never been anything like it on television ever, and still isn’t. We can throw a million and one fantasy clones at a streaming service (Shadow and Bone, Wheel of Time, Foundation, The Witcher, Cursed, etc.). And yet none of them ever matched the sheer scale or cinematic quality of fantasy storytelling that the original show achieved.

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DevTalks: Jason Parks of ‘Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia’ on Breathtaking New VR Experience

Jason Parks, CEO at ROTU Entertainment, wants his new game Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia to resonate on a level that most VR experiences have not. The game, coming September 23 to PS4, PS5, and PC, is an adventure series about preserving the environment that incorporates music from ROTU Entertainment. Parks is a musician first and a multitalented game designer second, but his passion for this project to reach a new audience is palpable.

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Why Asian Americans Feel Compelled to Defend ‘Shang-Chi’

Recently and on their own initiative, my 11-year old child became interested in Greek mythology. As a single co-parent father continually desperate for reasons to relate to and bond with my child, this delighted me, because by coincidence I became infatuated with Greek myths when I was young. As a broke Vietnamese refugee nerd kid, I’d go to the Franklin library and read up about the messed up Gods, the flawed heroes, the fantastic creatures.

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NOC Interview: Idina Menzel Discusses Her New Film, ‘Cinderella’

The talented Idina Menzel plays the role of Vivian in the Amazon Original movie Cinderella. The new film is a musically-driven bold version of the traditional story you grew up with, following an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow. Cinderella is coming to Prime Video on September 3.

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Jacob Batalon to Star in SYFY’s ‘Reginald the Vampire’

Our favorite web-slinger guy in the chair is making his way into the world of vampires! Jacob Batalon, a fellow Filipino brother from another mother, has nabbed the lead role in a SYFY Channel original series called Reginald the Vampire.

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Teaser Trailer for ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’

More great news for you Witcher fans! The upcoming animated movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is coming on August 23. And yesterday, Netflix dropped the first teaser for the anticipated movie, which you can watch right here:

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