Tag: Epic fantasy

New Tolkien Book Adds to Middle-earth Legendarium

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien are in for a delicious surprise as an untold story comes to light. A new release of Tolkien's writings will be launching our summer into a whirlwind when the new book titled The Nature of Middle Earth will be published on June 24, 2021 by Harper Collins.

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What Literary Magic Makes ‘Harry Potter’ So Special?

Nineteen years ago today, the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone was brought to the big screen, branding the Wizarding World in our young hearts and ever evolving minds. Here we are, almost two decades older than when we began this journey with out favorite boy wizard, and we're just as amazed (or, more accurately, obsessed) as ever by his story. In commemoration of the day that brought Harry and his magical adventures into our lives for good, I thought I'd give a bit of a brief analysis (with some of my own personal Potter memories) about what makes Harry Potter so special?

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Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 Delayed Due to COVID-19 Cases

Studio delays are nothing new when it comes to production. Whether it’s the budget or time constraints, something always seems to keep your favorite shows moving further and further down the calendar. This year COVID-19 is yet another particularly troubling reason to halt filming, and the main reason tv shows aren’t coming soon to a screen near you. The pandemic guarantees no release window, but merely acts as a place holder should the virus happen to not show up for dress rehearsal.

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AMC’s The Walking Dead, FX’s Fargo, as well as the first string of Marvel-related Disney+ Series have all been collectively slated to resume filming much later than anticipated. While the virus is very much a growing concern and a pain, speaking frankly, gone are the initial scares that plagued shows like NBC’s Blacklist from finishing a season; currently, shows are mainly being delayed due to any viral outbreak onset rather than purely based on exposure to the staffers.

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The second season of The Witcher has now become one such case for the second time, the first being when actor Kristofer Hivju contracted covid earlier in the year. Netflix’s popular fantasy epic, based on the book and video game franchises respectively, has once again seen such a delay following a few members of the production staff testing positive for the virus. Neither the titular Witcher himself Henry Cavill nor fellow leads Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan are amongst the infected. Regardless, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has responded via Twitter that everything is under control and the members that were infected are now being socially isolated as well as the team taking every necessary precaution to ensure that everyone remains healthy. Once two weeks have passed the show will resume development pending any unforeseen events following this one.

Geralt of Rivia is set to continue his monster-slaying adventures come 2021 as well as being companied by a prequel series subtitled The Witcher: Blood Origin should the virus not loiter around the makeup room.

Top Ten Quotes From Tolkien’s ‘The Two Towers’

Sixty-six years ago today, J.R.R. Tolkien's second installment of his The Lord of the Rings epic fantasy series, The Two Towers, was published. And, not only do the events of this novel spur such passion and intrigue; the characters words are just as powerful as their actions. To celebrate the anniversary of its publication, we've prepared for you a list of the top ten quotes from The Two Towers.

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Why Are We Obsessed With The Underdog?

Who are the most iconic fictional characters to come out of the United States? Rocky Balboa, Spider-Man, Jon Snow, Huckleberry Finn, Han Solo, Forrest Gump - heck, even Spongebob Squarepants, all of these characters  come from humble beginnings and accomplish great things despite being ostracized and/or oppressed by those around them, and these few are far from the only examples.

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