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‘The Witcher’ Releases Full Trailer for Netflix Adaptation!

Exciting news for Witcher fans! The full trailer for The Witcher has been released, the television adaptation of the bestselling novels and video game franchise. The trailer premiered at San Diego Comic Con, showcasing the series in all its glory for the world at last. The trailer showcases Henry Cavill, who stars in the lead as Geralt of Rivia, the titular witcher, a monster hunter trained in the arts of killing. Henry Cavill discussed the series premise, where he said this:

 

A witcher is a young boy who has been left to fend for themselves and taken in by the group called witchers and they are trained to levels of almost inhuman agility and endurance. And from there they become mutants, most of these children do not survive. After that they are trained in the art of monster hunting and travel the world hunting monster for coin, that is their one and sole purpose in the world.

 

The series is based on the popular book series, which in turned inspired an even more popular role-playing series of games, which culminated in the critically acclaimed Witcher 3: Wild HuntThe show will be maintained by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who has also helped bring Netflix’s other TV shows, such as Daredevil and The Umbrella Academy to life. The show will not be adapting a specific novel but rather, drawing from the franchise in general to tell the story of Geralt on the small screen.

 

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The series trailer looks very promising, seeming to focus on the origins of how Geralt met the series other protagonist, Ciri, a child of destiny that is wanted by multiple forces throughout the books. The show looks very expensive, showcasing a fully realized world full of breathtaking locations, great costumes, and brief glimpses of the monsters Geralt hunts. This could be the next Game of Thrones for fantasy fans looking to get their fix on tv. Presumably we’ll hear his voice at some point, however. Glimpses of Ciri and Yennefer are also seen, along with clips of magic and sword fighting. The whole tine has a grim atmosphere, showcasing its trueness to the text. Most intriguing is at the end, where Geralt faces off against some sort of giant crab monster rising out of a swamp and his eyes turn pitch black. We’ll have to watch to see what this is all about.

 

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The Witcher will likely premiere sometime this Fall, although no official release date has been announced. Are you excited to see the world of the Witcher brought to life on TV? Watch the trailer below and let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

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Marvel Will Auction Netflix Shows Props and Costumes

If you didn’t know, Marvel’s shows on Netflix are discontinued. Though this is a sad truth, something quite unique is coming out of it. If you have some spare change lying around, you could actually own something straight from the Marvel shows on Netflix. Marvel is actually auctioning off several pieces from iconic shows such as Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist. 

 

 

One of the most expensive items that will be available, which is the first iteration of Matt Murdock’s Daredevil costume, starts at $10,000. It is estimated to bring in around $30,000 to $50,000. The tank where Luke Cage was experimented on starts at $6,000, and has estimates to bring in between $12,000 and $15,000. Several versions of Daredevil’s costume, like the Red First Iteration costume, is going for $30,000 to $50,000. Luke Cage’s Protection Costume will start from $2,500 to $3,500.

 

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Though the items named above are not very affordable, there are actually a plethora of much cheaper ones you can get a hold of. Elektra Natchios’ robe starts at only $250, and Murdock’s cassette recorder, starts at even lower $150, so it is very possible to get your hands on one of those.

Marvel ended their Netflix shows last year, which included Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and The Punisher.

The auction is running from August 12th to the 13th. If you want to bid, you can register here.

 

 

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3 Great Authors Who Might Not Be Great People

For the record, these are modern authors. So no talking about Lewis Carol and his even-for-the-time creepy relationship with a young girl or H. P. Lovecraft’s outward racism, sexism, homophobia (to name a few) that even racist people called ‘troubling’. These authors are alive and what they wrote was actually good.

Can you separate the art from the these artists?

 

3. Anne Perry

Anne Perry
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I’ve wrote about her before in my ‘5 Authors Who Were Also Murderers‘ article, but I’ll pretend who haven’t read and I’ll pretend who aren’t reading this sentence.

Author of the Thomas Pitt detective series and the William Monk detective series (no relation to the strange Monk series staring Tony Shalhoub), Anne Perry is an English author whose been

In a wonderful turn of events, Anne Perry has a movie based on her life! Who can say they have a movie based on their life? Not many people, considering most movies based on people’s lives come out when they’re dead!

The movie is Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures. Released in 1994, the film follows the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder case about two teenage friends, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who eventually murdered Parker’s mother.

That took a dark turn, didn’t it?

Parker was sixteen at the time,  Hulme was fifteen, so too young young for the death penalty, the girls each received five years in prison, according to The True Crime Library.

Here’s the thing: At the time of the film’s release it was not known that upon her release from prison, Juliet Hulme had changed her name…

 

PLOT TWIST

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…to Anne Perry!

 

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After the film was release and Perry’s identity discovered, the New Zealand Herald claims that, “…Perry has told the London Times Saturday Magazine that although they were never lesbians the relationship was obsessive”.

Well, that clears up everything! On a serious note, this murderer/author cleared up on her website that, “I began the ‘Monk’ series in order to explore a different , darker character, and to raise questions about responsibility, particularly that of a person for acts he cannot remember. How much of a person’s identity is bound up in memory?”

She also has an interview where she says:

 

 

 

 

2. Frank Miller

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This man has cemented himself as one of the greatest comic book writers…of the 80s and 90s.

He reinvented Batman with Batman: Year One (adapted into Batman Begins) and Dark Knight Returns, reinvented Daredevil (his work on Daredevil was one of the many key inspiration for the Netflix adaptation), 300, and Sin City.

Maybe we should have gotten the hints, given that Alan Moore has said:

I thought the Sin City stuff was unreconstructed misogyny; 300 appeared to be wildly ahistoric, homophobic and just completely misguided. There has been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller’s work for quite a long time.

But we liked those comics! Frank Miller was insane, but we liked his insanity. It was…what? Well thought out, I guess.

 

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Come 2001-2002 we got the three issue series Dark Knight Strikes Again. We don’t talk about it.

 

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Then between 2005 and 2008 we got the unfinished ongoing series All Star Batman and Robin. The series, meant to reinterpret how Batman and Robin first met, remains unfinished because, well…

-Batman tells young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, to eat rats

-when Alfred gives Dick Grayson a burger, Batman punches him

-when Alfred tells Batman he’s not his slave, Batman grumbles away (did he think Alfred was his slave?)

The only good thing about this series is Jim Lee’s art and the fact Batman says:

 

I'm the Goddamn Batman!
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Come 2011 and everything goes down hill. Holy Terror, a comic about a masked vigilante punching Al-Qaeda terrorists in the face. In July at comic-con he explained:

“I was raised Catholic and I could tell you a lot about the Spanish Inquisition but the mysteries of the Catholic Church elude me. And I could tell you a lot about Al-Qeada, but the mysteries of Islam elude me too.”

Come November, in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, he said that:

“Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.

His reputation wasn’t helped by the fact Holy Terror is terrible, Islamophobic, paranoid…

 

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….and just ugly to look at.

 

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Since his Occupy Wall Street comments, Frank Miller has explained, “I wasn’t thinking clearly when I said those things”.

At least he apologized, unlike the next guy….

1. Orson Scott Card

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You knew he’d be on the list. Maybe you hoped that I’d come up with someone you never heard of, but Card is such a garbage person that this list was literally made for him. Not really, of course, I don’t sit around and wallow in my hatred for the Card, but he needed to be on this list and, dangit, he must just be the worst person on this list.

Ender’s Game is a great book. The 1985 winner of the Nebula Award and the 1986 winner of the Hugo Award, the book is about a child who is told to play a game to train him to kill aliens, and he kills them all. Plot twist! He actually killed the aliens, except one. he talks to this alien and…Plot Twist! Turns out the aliens all have one collective mind and assumed humanity were the same. Thus, when they needed a planet to occupy, they did our equivalent of nudging us to the side on the bus. When they realized their mistake, it was too late.

Flash forward and Card is now antithetical to everything that book stands for.

The essence of good military command is to avoid violence. And in fact that’s what Ender did — the least possible violence in order to achieve the necessary end.

Did we read the same book? Well, at least he has some good opinions on other topics such as gay marriage

The dark secret of homosexual society — the one that dares not speak its name — is how many homosexuals first entered into that world through a disturbing seduction or rape or molestation or abuse, and how many of them yearn to get out of the homosexual community and live normally.

Closing thoughts

Do you agree with this list? If you do, can you separate art from the artist? If you can but you don’t want to give them money, here’s something you can do:

Buy the books second hand. That way you:

  1. Support your local bookstore

  2. Don’t give them any money

 

 

 

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‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Prepares for One Final Confrontation

The cancellation of Netflix’s Marvel shows, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones have left many Marvel fans saddened that this darker, mini-MCU won’t continue. The latter series is the only one with a final season on the way, so fans still have one last crop of episodes to look forward to.

 

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A short teaser was released by Netflix earlier today. In it, Jessica Jones is being stalked by a psychopath who claims she is a fraud. Now, Jessica must repair her fractured relationship with her former friend Trish so that they can both take him down before it’s too late.

 

The short teaser also confirmed the release date: all episodes of the season will be available on June 14th. You can watch it here:

 

 

Are you excited for Jessica Jones’s final season?

 

 

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Daredevil impostor staring.

New ‘Daredevil’ Netflix Trailer Reveals the Next Evil Villain

Calling all Marvel fans: A new trailer has been released for the third season of Daredevil for Netflix! It looks like the season will not only harken back to the storyline of Daredevil’s Born Again comic, but also show an even darker side of Daredevil that fans haven’t seen before.

 

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The new trailer was released at New York Comic Con on Thursday and showed the long-awaited return of the blind lawyer/masked vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen. Spoilers from The Defenders series, it seems that Matt Murdock has come back from having a large building being dropped on him. Now, Murdock is on a darker path trying to fully embrace the “Daredevil” side of his personality especially since Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, has also returned to the spotlight after getting out of prison. The trailer shows glimpses of the return of the show’s beloved characters such as Foggy Nelson and Karen Page while also briefly introduces a possible new villain masquerading as Daredevil, is it the super sharpshooter Bullseye perhaps? 

 

 

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We’ll have to see how much they might include of this possible new villain that may or may not be Bullseye if they stick to the storyline of Frank Miller’s Born Again from 1986. The story, similar to the third season, focuses on Daredevil’s descent into darkness and insanity plus his own struggle to create a new life for himself. There’s also the Kingpin’s new obsession of killing Matt Murdock after he discovers he’s Daredevil. The comic not only shows Daredevil’s downward spiral, but also Karen Page’s as she becomes a heroin addict and betrays her friend Matt in a horrible way. We’re unsure if they’ll show much of a downfall for Karen this season since she’s a reporter on the show rather than an actress in Miller’s comic run. 

 

However, time will only tell where these characters end up, whether they survive the season or if Matt will forget the consequences and become Daredevil for the rest of his life. All episodes of the new season will drop on Netflix October 19th which definitely seems to fit the Halloween vibes this time of year. Will you be watching? 

 

 

 

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