Dungeons, dragons and draft: How a fantasy game went from geeky to mainstream – CBC.ca

It’s a Sunday afternoon and a bar in Halifax’s north end is packed with dozens of people pretending to be goblins. More than 40 people are here to play the fantasy role-playing game called Dungeons & Dragons — while sipping on a brew. The bar has affectionately called the event “Dungeons & Flagons.” (A flagon is a large container in …

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“Bright” Review: Will Smith's Fantasy Film Made More “Noise” Than Sense, But That's All That Matters to Netflix – The Tracking Board (press release) (blog)

Netflix What business is Netflix actually in? That’s a fair question to ask as they take a public victory lap and announce a sequel to Bright, the largest-scale original film to be produced by the streaming service so far. The sequel is set to be written and directed by David Ayer, a surprising announcement if …

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Guillermo del Toro wins the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director – The Verge

Guillermo del Toro has won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director for his dark fantasy film The Shape of Water, a Cold War-era monster movie and remixed fairy tale musical, starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon. Following Oprah Winfrey’s speech about the plight of women in Hollywood, Natalie Portman announced the category, pointedly saying …

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Dear God, Netflix Really Is Giving Bright a Sequel – Vanity Fair

Bright,the cinematic wreck that Netflix unleashed upon the world in December, is officially getting a sequel. The streaming platform ordered a sequel before the film even premiered—and was soundly drubbed by critics—then confirmed the news on Wednesday, revealing that Will Smith and Joel Edgerton will return to star in the second film, while David Ayer …

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Chicago collective puts black characters in fantasy, horror and sci-fi … – Chicago Tribune

When Chris Adams was a teen growing up in the Far South Side’s Roseland area, he would often imagine himself living in space and existing alongside alien creatures such as those in “Star Wars.” Or he would picture an alternate reality, where black people were served by robots and lived in houses filled with futuristic …

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Netflix's "Bright": The funniest lines from its brutal reviews — Quartz – Quartz

The new movie Bright is Netflix’s big entry into Hollywood-style, blockbuster filmmaking. It was reportedly the streaming service’s most expensive movie to date, costing $90 million, and was talked about before its release as having the potential to be the kind of tentpole hit that studios dream of. The movie stars Will Smith in a …

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From Blade Runner 2049 to It: Week in geek's top science fiction and fantasy films of 2017 – The Guardian (blog)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Guardian (blog) From Blade Runner 2049 to It: Week in geek's top science fiction and fantasy films of 2017The Guardian (blog)It has been an impressive year for comic-book movies. Despite DC's travails continuing with the misfiring Justice League, the Warner Bros-owned studio finally delivered its first bona fide smash …

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