Production Begins on HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’

I realize there’s been controversy from haters who disliked the second game. But to be quite frank, I’m not one of those people, and for my money Neil Druckman’s The Last of Us remains one of my favorite video games of all time! It is a beautiful story about humanity, love, loss, mistakes, regrets and redemption. The relationship between Joel and Ellie is one of the most beautiful human stories ever developed in any game.

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‘Wildwood’ Confirmed as Next Film from Laika


I’ve said it numerous times before. Laika is the most exciting animation studio working today. Their work is always bold, beautiful, daring, and original. And at a time when Pixar is starting to be hit and miss, to the point where the prospect of a future projects tends to raise eyebrows more than excitement levels, the announcement of a new Laika project continues to thrill!

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‘Pokémon UNITE’ Reveals First Major Update

The Pokémon MOBA on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon UNITE, is set to receive its first and most impactful update since its release. The game’s official Twitter page tweeted yesterday that the update would be rolling out Wednesday, August 4 12AM PDT/ 7:00 UTC, with significant balancing changes at the heart of the update.

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Your First Look at Kate Bishop in ‘Hawkeye’ is Here

We finally have a first look and release date for the highly anticipated Hawkeye series. The new Marvel Studios’ original will begin streaming Wednesday, November 24 on Disney+. New episodes will continue to drop on Wednesdays. Hawkeye will star Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld. Steinfeld tweeted the new photo with the caption, “Barton & Bishop.”

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Follow Us for the Chance to Win a ‘Snake Eyes’ Prize Pack

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins here at The NOC. And to celebrate the movie’s release, we’re giving away free tickets and Snake Eyes-branded apparel! And all you have to do is follow us on social and subscribe to our channel — where we’ve been posting awesome Snake Eyes content!

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Let’s Break Down the Latest ‘Riverdale’ Promo

August 11 is almost here and to celebrate we have a brand new Riverdale promo filled with A LOT of crazy and noteworthy moments. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. Riverdale is currently on its fifth season (already renewed for a sixth) and had its mid-season finale on March 31.

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The VO Actors of Global Majority You Need to Know: Emi Lo

Over the past three years, I’ve encountered some truly remarkable voiceover actors from the PGM (People Of Global Majority) community, so remarkable that I thought it would be a worthwhile endeavor to dedicate an article about themselves, their accomplishments, and where you can find them and do so every week. For this week, my spotlight is on Emi Lo! (Banner design by the incredible VO artist/graphic designer Belsheber Rusape Jr.)

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Jordan Peele Reveals Poster for ‘Nope’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun

We have it, folks. We finally have the name, movie poster, and official release date for the next Jordan Peele cultural masterpiece. Nope, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun will be dropping July 22, 2022, with a note highlighting how select sequences were filmed with IMAX cameras.

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Just Breathe: Leslie Grace is the New Batgirl

Warner Bros. and DC Films have found the lead for their upcoming Batgirl film. After a series of names were leaked the other day, the studio just announced that one of the breakout stars from In the Heights, Leslie Grace, will be moving from Washington Heights to Burnside to take on the role of Barbara Gordon.

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Teaser for Jon Stewart’s New AppleTV+ Series Parodies Billionaire Space Race

Jon Stewart is coming back to television for his own AppleTV+ series, The Problem With Jon Stewart. The new one-hour, single-issue series is set to discuss today’s current events, including Stewart’s advocacy work. Basically, Stewart is back to talk about the issues in a humorous way, similar to how he did on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

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New Character Posters for ‘Dune’ Drop Ahead of Trailer’s Release

It’s a great time to be a fan of Dune. The long awaited big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal classic is at long last coming this fall. This week is going to be a big one for fans, because today WB just dropped the character posters for all of the biggest stars in the film, including Timothee Chalamet’s Paul and Zendaya’s Chani. You can take a look at them here:

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Let’s Talk About Toni Topaz on The CW’s ‘Riverdale’

Fans found themselves instantly falling in love with and wanting more from Vanessa Morgan’s portrayal of Toni Topaz as soon as she came onto our screens on Riverdale. Toni was first introduced in season 2, episode 3 “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods,” and became a series regular in season 3. Her portrayal provides representation as one of the only Black series regulars currently on Riverdale as well as her character being openly bisexual. So let’s take a look back at her journey and what we hope to see for the character going forward.

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Tickets Drop for IMAX First-Looks at ‘Dune’

The movie event of the year is approaching! That’s right! Dune is finally coming out, this year, on October 1! I’m so thrilled for this movie, and have been for the past year, given the pandemic prevented us from seeing it. Everything that we’ve seen so far has been astonishing to say the least.

Well now, we’ll finally to see some of the amazing footage — the new trailer no less — on the biggest screen possible as this morning IMAX and WB dropped this tweet, advertising an IMAX exclusive event to showcase never-before-seen footage at your local IMAX theater on July 21-22.

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Get All the Details on Netflix’s ‘Red Notice’

Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds star in Netflix’s new film Red Notice. The official release date has just been revealed as November 12. Red Notice is directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Along with Thurber, other producers include Beau Flynn for FlynnPictureCo as well as Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions.

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FDI Cast 114: ‘F9’ Spoiler Cast

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS for F9: The Fast Saga. Proceed only if you’ve seen it already or don’t care about spoilers. Honestly, we don’t get into too many plot details, but fair warning. Also, Brandon predicted everything anyway so if you’re a fan of our cast, you can pretty much figure out what F9 is about anyway.

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