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Jonathan H. Kantor

  • Profile: Jonathan is a graphic artist, illustrator, writer and game designer. Jonathan is such a nerd, he is actually working to open a comic book store in San Antonio so he can sit back and do little more than discuss whether or not Han shot first with like-minded individuals. In the meantime, he is an Active Duty Soldier and enjoys researching and writing about history, science, theology, and many other subjects. He has written for Listverse, TopTenz, CinemaDrugs, TasteofCinema, Wonderslist, and Grunge where he is a regular contributor. You can check out his latest on Twitter: @TalkingBull or on his blog: jonathanhkantor.com

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As previously reported, Brian Fuller and Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of Gaiman’s original work, American Gods is finally coming to television on April 30th. Other than a trailer and some info leaked around the net, there hasn’t been too much information released on the various characters (Gods… we mean Gods) who are going to be making up the cast… until now! Starz has released 10 new character posters and we have them here for you to check out.

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Dungeons & Dragons has been a mainstay of nerd culture since it was first published by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). Since 1997, the game was taken over by Wizards of the Coast and has gone through several revisions currently placing it in its 5th Edition. For decades, the game seemed to be associated with little more than young boys throwing dice in their basements while talking about girls and eating pizza (watch Stranger Things, season 1, episode 1 for a great depiction of this), but many of those young boys… and girls, the ladies love some D&D too, have grown up. Some of them have even become celebrities and one such person happens to be Hollywood’s Magic Mike himself, Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL, and One Tree Hill).

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Fans of The Walking Dead comic book series and television show know one indisputable fact: Rick Grimes is safe. While it’s not necessarily a spoken rule and the man has definitely been put through the ringer, as the central protagonist of the series, it seems like he needs to remain in place for the show to continue. Of course, the television show isn’t going to last forever. It’s not a soap opera after all and the public will become tired with the zombie genre (hopefully not too soon) so when Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Heartbreaker, and Human Traffic) was asked how he would like to exit the series, he had some interesting things to say.

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All throughout fiction, dragons have been depicted in different ways. In the Disney animated film Mulan, we had a cute little guy who had a mighty heart, but in The Hobbit, Smaug was somewhat more intimidating. Folks have been debating the size of the dragons in the Game of Thrones series ever since the books were made into a television series and it looks like we finally have our answer. The dragons in season 7 of Game of Thrones will be gigantic!

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Just about everyone growing up in the 1990s who had an NES will be happy to learn that some of CAPCOM’s greatest games of the era based on some Disney classics are getting a remake and re-release! Disney Afternoon featured two hours of beloved Disney characters all tied to the same shared universe. Darkwing Duck, Talespin, DuckTales, and Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers entertained kids (and let’s face it, plenty of adults) every afternoon. CAPCOM had the task of turning these beloved products into video games, and now they are coming back for an entirely new generation of fans.

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Cult movies creep up on us all the time. Sometimes a movie has bad publicity or word-of-mouth just doesn’t cut it, and the people don’t go see it. When that happens, the movies tend to bomb at the box office, but get noticed on the video rental/VOD market. There are a lot of really good and really bad movies that fit these criteria, but to be considered a true cult classic the movie has to have a following and be fun to watch. Here are ten of the greatest cult films of the 20th-century people might have missed, but should definitely see.

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Film adaptations of video games have always been hit or miss at the box office with “miss” being the most often used term to describe them, but that isn’t stopping the film-producing juggernaut that is Hollywood. The film adaptation of the popular video game series Just Cause has finally found its Agent Rico Rodriguez by casting none other than Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis, Conan the Barbarian, and Baywatch).

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It’s been nearly a decade sine the last time we got to see Indiana Jones swinging through the jungle in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but the wait for another installment is… well, it’s shorter now because the next film in the series has been greenlit for 2019! Not only will the franchise be returning, but so will director Stephen Spielberg and Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford.

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If there’s one thing Star Wars is known for (other than the movies of course), it’s their robust line of toys and action figures. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, it was the line of toys that really helped to spread the good word of Star Wars (and deepen creator George Lucas’ pockets). Since then, the toy industry has enjoyed a great deal of profit when it comes to licensing figures based on movies, but it doesn’t come without controversy. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched their line of toys, there was one figure who was mostly absent and this caused a real stir. Now, thanks to people like Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley (Scrawl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Only Yesterday), the action figure industry has changed forever.

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