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News, reviews, and features on all mediums of fiction and narrative entertainment, including movies, TV, literature, comics, video games, and more. Regularly scheduled programming typically consists of one hall-of-fame-worthy work of art covered in depth from several angles. Hosts: Fictionphile Editor Jason Boyd, Managing Editor Corrine Asbell, and Associate Editor Dalton McCay

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News, reviews, and features on all mediums of fiction and narrative entertainment, including movies, TV, literature, comics, video games, and more. Regularly scheduled programming typically consists of one hall-of-fame-worthy work of art covered in depth from several angles. Hosts: Fictionphile Editor Jason Boyd, Managing Editor Corrine Asbell, and Associate Editor Dalton McCay

    NEWS ROUND-UP: 11-2-2020

    NEWS ROUND-UP: 11-2-2020

    Ahoy, Fictionphile Fans. Welcome to the Fictionphile News Round-Up for Nov. 2, 2020. My name is Corrine Asbell, and I'm the Managing Editor of Fictionphile.com.







    We're trying a bit of a new format. Don't worry, the podcast style you know and--maybe love--has not gone away. We're just planning on sneaking in a new format like this one here and there. 







    Be sure to head to the Fictionphile page on Facebook to let us know what you think!







    RIP Sean Connery







    Screen legend Sir Sean Connery died on Halloween at the age of 90.







    The actor was responsible for some of the big screen's biggest roles, including James Bond. The Scottish actor is arguably considered the best of the Bonds, appearing in seven 007 films, out of nearly 67. 







    AMC's COVID-19 Woes







    Theater chain AMC reports a more than 90 percent revenue loss in its third quarter.







    Loss totals climbed to $905.8 million dollars. To compare to the same quarter of last year, 2019, the net loss was a paltry $54.8 million dollars. Needless to say, the drastic upheaval of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is largely to blame.







    New Toy Lines







    With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re seeing an influx of new toys from some of our favorite IPs







    McFarlane toys announced recently that it plans to launch a series of toys specifically inspired by The Witcher's Netflix TV series. LEGO has just announced a first-ever run of bricks inspired by the long-lived children’s show, Sesame Street.







    Oh, and of course this holiday can’t be complete without baby Yoda toys. LEGO has announced a set for The Child. Hasbro has announced some new The Mandalorian additions to it’s Black Series line of figures. Cara Dune, The Mandalorian, IG-11 and a couple of Imperial troopers will be available for this holiday season. 







    Justice League Trailer Nopes Out







    Zack Snyder's Director's Cut of The Justice League had a trailer... 







    But then it got pulled due to copyright complaints over use of Leonard Cohen's original version of the song Hallelujah.







    Dungeons & Dragons is Getting a Live Action Series







    Hasbro has announced that it is in the early stages of development on a live action Dungeons & Dragons series. 







    It might be a smart move due to the explosion of popularity following the game’s stream of content updates for its 5th edition ruleset (including Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, the newest supplement to come out of Wizards of the Coast). Let’s hope it fares as well or better than the Dungeons & Dragons movie now slated for 2022.







    Alita: Battle Angel is Getting a Theatrical Re-Release







    In an attempt to reignite the fandom dubbed The Alita Army, theaters re-released Alita: Battle Angel on Oct. 30. 







    A GoGetFunding campaign raised $1,587 in its first hour for a billboard in Florida in an attempt to draw attention from the House of Mouse. It also boosted the signal of its YouTube trailer and funneled its cash overflow into the charity Feeding America. Fans are making sure their voices are heard, and they are screaming for a sequel. 







    Closing







    And that's all the news that we thought you'd like...

    The Shining – Fictionphile Podcast #23

    The Shining – Fictionphile Podcast #23

    In this episode of the Fictionphile Podcast, the crew analyzes why the movie The Shining is a work of art. Topics include the genius of Stanley Kubrick, the genius of Jack Nicholson, and a lively debate on whether The Shining counts as a horror film.







    For those experiencing hearing loss, and simply for your reference regardless, see the transcription below.















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    Aliens - In Space No One Can Hear Jason's Soundboard

    Aliens - In Space No One Can Hear Jason's Soundboard

    In this episode of the Fictionphile Podcast, the crew analyzes why the movie Alien (1979) is a work of art. Topics include the character of Ripley, the practical special effects, and the tense horror effects employed.



    Alien is a science fiction classic directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, and Walter Hill. Its horror-sci-fi hybrid script was written by Dan O'Bannon based on a story by O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. This, the start to the Alien franchise, stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kott.



    The original Alien movie released to great acclaim, manifesting multiple sequels, including Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). A prequel series included Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017). This is in addition to myriad novels, comics, and video games.

    Preacher Comic Book Series - Cowboys & Vampires

    Preacher Comic Book Series - Cowboys & Vampires

    In this episode of the Fictionphile Podcast, the crew analyzes why the comic book Preacher is a work of art. Topics include the analysis of masculinity, its rollicking debauchery, and whether it'd ever fly today.

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Fictionphile Podcast #20

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Fictionphile Podcast #20

    In this episode of the Fictionphile Podcast, the crew analyzes why the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a work of art. Topics include the innovative animation styles, the fantastic introduction to Miles Morales, and the return to form for Spider-Man storytelling.







    For those experiencing hearing loss, and simply for your reference regardless, see the transcription below.















    Transcript Coming Soon







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    Scott Pilgrim - Fictionphile vs. The World

    Scott Pilgrim - Fictionphile vs. The World

    In this episode of the Fictionphile Podcast, the crew analyzes why the Scott Pilgrim comic book series is a work of art.

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Nice find!

Really cool little show. I like how they talk about classics and new stuff. Cool insights. Tidbits I’d missed. And nice analysis. Feels like a cool hangout with kids from a graduate class.

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DELIGHTFUL!

This podcast is fun to listen to and all the hosts are very witty. You can tell they spend a lot of time researching and their feedback is quite knowledgeable. A delight to listen to each episode!

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