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The next Game of Thrones? Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ vs HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’

After HBO ended its epic series Game of Thrones after the eighth season, fans of the show have been dealing with a void in their life that they never knew existed until they didn’t have the George RR Martin adaptation to love and hate (for the final season, at least). Networks and streaming platforms are now jostling to fill this demand with adaptations of literary sagas and game series that have a grown a strong following over the years.  Will His Dark Materials and The Witcher fill the gap?

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Battleship Island: Movie Review

Don’t get me wrong. I think Battleship Island was, in essence, a laudable movie. It had a great premise and it was based on an actual historical event. It had a strong cast and a big budget at its disposal but with this came huge expectations from the viewing public. However, while there was an obvious effort to make this film into a marvelous testament to the triumph and bravery of the enslaved Koreans against oppression, the execution came off half-baked mainly because the film tried to make the movie an actor-driven film rather than a plot-based one.