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Lord of the Rings Series News Heating Up

Lord of the Rings Amazon Series article on TFN

Even though Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series isn’t due to stream across TV screens until this time next year (September-October 2022, at the current estimate), that’s not to say things are staying hush-hush. Tolkien fans can get plenty of cool, fun, and even bizarre updates from behind-the-scenes these days. Here are some of our favorites: Howard Shore and Bear McCreary ...

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GIVE ME AWAY Podcast Reaches Thrilling Conclusion

A screaming spaceship and a world of radical hospitality… What could go wrong? That’s the premise for the superb new science fiction audio drama, Give Me Away, by Gideon Media. With snappy, brainy writing by Mac Rogers (The Message) and directed by Jordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy), Give Me Away is chock-full of what makes sci-fi so well loved—mysterious aliens, troubled people, conspiracies, advanced ...

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Podcast Review: God of Obsidian

People have to cross a bridge to get to Nathan’s house. Crossing to get in is easy. But crossing to get out—as Alice is about to discover—is almost impossible. God of Obsidian is a dark fairy tale about a gaslighting relationship as one woman desperately seeks the story that will take her back across the narrow, dangerous bridge to freedom. As audio ...

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The Earth Moves: A Podcast Review

The Earth Moves podcast review

This review was originally shared by our partners at Recursor.TV. Long-time listener Leo Short finally has the undivided attention of his favorite shock jock Brent Ziff. “This is gonna sound funny,” Leo cautions, but it really isn’t. Doubled over with pain in a Casper, WY, bathroom, he foretells events as catastrophic as they are implausible. Brent humors the poor chump for ...

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Creative Freedom: A Take on the Ayer’s Cut of Suicide Squad

Guest post written by @filmschoolrooki — find them on Twitter. Wanted to share my thoughts on the unreleased Ayer Cut of The Suicide Squad, but first a little about me. As an indie filmmaker on my local scene and what we call the DMV (short for D.C., Maryland & Virginia), I had my creative baptism. Since 2014 I was introduced ...

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Give Me Away: A Sci-Fi Podcast Review

A screaming spaceship and a world of radical hospitality. That’s the tagline concept for Give Me Away, a science fiction audio drama from the podcast team powerhouse, Gideon Media. Written by Mac Rogers, the creator of the highly popular and acclaimed The Message, and directed by Jordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy), Give Me Away is a unique look at finding ...

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Loki: The Superhero We Need

***Spoiler zone ahead: Read on at your own risk.*** So… watching Loki, anyone? We’re kidding. We know you are. Marvel/Disney’s new Loki series is generating tons of discussion. And we at TFN love ourselves some Tom Hiddleston, so we’ll join in with a look at how the series is tackling gender, masculinity, leadership…and what maybe we really want from our superheroes ...

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Final Fantasy 7: A Look Back…and a Look Forward

Image from Final Fantasy VII remake - review on The Fantasy Network News

The Final Fantasy Franchise has become a brand of its own, with all the fascinating games Square-Enix has put out over the years. Everyone looks forward to the next game that comes out with excitement and anticipation. That is because of the great impression that many different versions of the games have left us. Over the years, the titles that ...

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#MeToo in Gaming

The #MeToo movement is one that has been attempting to facilitate understanding and change across multiple fields. While many of us know what the #MeToo movement is, there are quite a few that still have no idea. In order to understand this movement and how it is coming to gaming culture, first we’ll cover a brief overview of the #MeToo ...

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Art Sqool: An ExtraFilthy Casual Review

Art Sqool review - on The Fantasy Network News

Can a video game make you more creative? Is art really your thing? Can you draw a scream? All of these questions and more can be answered when you attend Art Sqool (a game for Nintendo)! You are a froshmin, named Froshmin, and under the guidance of your AI professor, Professor Qwertz, you tackle thought-provoking art prompts, such as “draw a ...

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