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How Dungeons & Dragons continues to cast its spell

This week sees the return of Dungeons & Dragons to the scene, the latest in a storied history of trying to bring the beloved pen-and-paper role-playing game to the wider world via cinema or television. It’s safe to say that the franchise has a mixed legacy in this department and fans have been understandably hesitant to get excited about this latest entry.

From Hong Kong to Montenegro: globetrotting casino classics

Movies about gambling and the casino world at large generate thrill, excitement, and drama simply because there’s too much at risk. While Ocean’s Eleven, Rounders and Casino are some of the most popular American productions, the topic of casino heists and high-stakes games has been explored in numerous films from all over the world.

The future of movie marketing

Films extending their names across a variety of media is not a new phenomenon. Capitalising on the popularity of a product by diversifying related releases is simple business sense, and that’s as true now as ever. There is a newer part of this reality, however, in that modern movies are increasingly embracing the digital and mobile multimedia path.

Oscars 2023: Our final predictions

More than twelve months after “the slap”, the 95th Academy Awards are almost upon us. The recent success of Parasite and Drive My Car appears to have opened the door for more international features to break through into the main categories, with Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front up for Best Picture, Best Director and seven further categories.

Five ’90s cult movie classics

There is much debate about what characterises an independent film, but, in general, it is a work without interference from major studios, from pre-production to production itself. In this sense, an independent film is not made without money – this is, in short, a characteristic of guerrilla cinema –but one in which the team runs after funding, and there is no industry investing in its making.

Three recent gambling movie classics

If you love a good gambling movie, you probably have already seen the major old classics. Many of these are cult classics by now. But did you know that there are actually also several great newer casino movies worth a watch? Check out the top three here.

The Last of Us and five other much-watch series

One of the best ways to enjoy television is when your heart is racing and adrenaline is pumping. And nothing gets this feeling going more than a fantastic suspense or mystery show. With so many shows available on many streaming platforms and cable channels, knowing what to watch to get the best intensity may be difficult.

What’s next for Netflix Games?

In 2022, Netflix promised to have fifty video games available to its subscribers by the end of the year. To its great credit, the streaming platform managed to achieve that lofty goal, despite ending a year still struggling from a massive stock crash that saw a third of its value wiped off in a single day.