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The Green Knight’s Headed to Theatres This Summer

13 May

Elevation Pictures
Director: David Lowery

Anyone who has studied the Gawain and the Green Knight in school will be in for a treat!

The poem has rarely been adapted to film, and it’s been long overdue for a regeneration. No Doctor Who reference is intended here, but rather what’s needed is a focus on making this retelling a tale of horror. It’s an unusual take in an otherwise medieval morality play.

Gawain () is the hero, and he must do what the other’s can’t–to take on a giant who symbolizes Nature. The Christian symbolism in the trailer is notable, and as for whether King Arthur and his court are challenging their own demons or they simply know Camelot is coming to an end, the ideas aren’t likely to stray far from the source material. New to the canon is a fox, and perhaps a spiritual antagonist in the form of a fox.

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It’s no ‘Brain Freeze’ that Montreal’s Fantasia’s Going Digital for a 2nd Year

9 Apr

Fantasia International Film Festival (@FantasiaFest) | TwitterThe Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 25th edition as a virtual event accessible to audiences across Canada, with a dynamic program of scheduled screenings and premieres, panels, and workshops running from August 5 through August 25, 2021, once again using the leading-edge platform created by Festival Scope and Shift72.

As the summer approaches, the festival will be following advice from local health authorities, with the possibility of also adding a range of flagship physical events to the lineup.

Last summer’s virtual edition was a phenomenal success, screening to 85000 spectators and amassing a record amount of media coverage, with 475 accredited journalists from around the world covering Fantasia and its titles. The lineup showcased 104 features, a quarter of which were World Premieres, with the majority securing distribution out of the festival, with highlights including The Block Island Sound selling to Netflix, Come True to IFC, The Paper Tigers to WellGo USA, Anything for Jackson to Shudder, PVT Chat to Dark Star, and Minor Premise to Utopia.

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GvK! Digital Collectables from BossLogic & Terra Virtua are Coming!

30 Mar

Cision_Artwork_Smaller.jpgIn anticipation of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures epic action-adventure motion picture Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Entertainment is launching two new exclusive NFT (non-fungible token) collections specially created for fans and art lovers alike. Celebrated fan artist Boss Logic and Terra Virtua Ltd will each offer two unique lines of digital collectibles that represent the long-awaited face-off between these two mighty Titans, giving fans a chance to own a unique souvenir from the film. Godzilla vs. Kong is now taking theaters by storm internationally, launching in U.S. theaters on March 31 and will be available for a limited time on HBO Max.

Godzilla vs. Kong had an incredible launch internationally, and we are excited to bring that energy to the block-chain. Both BossLogic and Terra Virtua are perfect partners for this project as they are true fans of the brand, incredibly creative and uphold a very high level of quality with their creations. We look forward to delighting fans with this collaboration,” said James Ngo, Executive Vice President of Franchise Management at Legendary Entertainment. 

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Radio Apocalypse #1 Delayed Till Oct 2021

22 Mar

Today Vault Comics announced that, due to Covid-related delays, the release of Radio Apocalypse #1 has been pushed back to October 2021.

“Anyone who has read Ram and Anand’s other work knows just how exceptional their creative efforts truly are,” said Vault Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. “Covid has thrown a wrench into every aspect of our lives, and yet somehow we’ve all learned to keep moving forward. Still, the last thing we want to do is rush what will be a singular and masterful series, and so we’ve decided to hold the Radio Apocalypse release just a bit longer. I promise, it’s worth it.”

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Magic: Legends Goes into Open Beta Next Week!

18 Mar

Magic: LegendsMagic: Legends is nearly ready to cast a spell on you, and WotC knows licensing out this game to Arc Game is theirs. This developer has a Diablo-like RPG is ready to go into open beta for PC users–launching next week March 23rd–and hopefully by the end of the year or early next, be available on the PS4 and Xbox consoles.

The videos for this game look exciting! The only downside is that this world is not MMO. Instead, it’ll be limited to whoever has a mouse and keyboard on hand. Star City Games wrote, “The game takes place after the Great Mending of Dominaria but before the Hour of Devastation on Amonkhet. Magic: Legends is focused on co-op RPG play but also offers a 1v1 PvP experience as well.”

This card game’s real time fantasy adventuring makeover is good, and is in par to how fantasy magic should be realistically done. Mages have to learn from a book (or a crib sheet of cards) of spells to summon creatures and cause damage at will. It doesn’t matter about how many times the magiks can be done in the day, but the fact players are running around in different worlds, embarking on quests is at the core of many a medieval style fantasy.  

Gameplay Trailer

 

At the end of these adventures are opportunities to expand the repertoire of spells. Some of them are for all player character classes. Others will be unique. The only shame with this franchise is these games not operating in a shared environment. It’d be tough to do to validate ownership digital cards from Magic Arena, MtG Go and past products. The physical card game should remain as is, unless future releases start to offer one time redemption barcodes to allow for integration elsewhere.

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