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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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Ark; Love Evolved: Addressing Anxiety through Gaming

“I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplussed  by the event that is my life” – Carrie Fisher I have always struggled with anxiety, and because of that, jumping into new things is often a big no. It is an on and ...

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Tips for Making Your Own Film from Sam Weston

Sam Weston, creator of The Swordswoman on The Fantasy Network

The Fantasy Network recently chatted with Sam Weston, creator of the short film The Swordswoman during the 48-Hour Film Project. He shared some excellent tips for those who want to get started making their own indie films. We want to share these ideas with the indie creators in our audience, especially those who are just starting out on their filmmaking ...

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Review: Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 review on The Fantasy Network News

Have you seen it yet? By it, I mean the colossus of stay-at-home movie viewing: Warner Bros.’ epic, splashy, on-demand release of the much-awaited sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. In a year when film releases have been torpedoed by the pandemic and its repercussions, it’s impressive but not surprising that WW1984 would garner what is, for 2020, a decent opening box office ...

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