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All posts by Artur Galvao

Artur Galvao is the Managing Editor of Talkies Network and studies philosophy at the University of Toronto. He enjoys all aspects of nerd culture and feels entitled to share his worthless opinions with the others, thus a website it born.

Ubisoft Announces “FAM Series:” ‘Rainbow Six’ Community Events Across Canada

Esports has gone mainstream. As one of the fastest growing industries globally, esports is on the rise in Canada. Newzoo reports that the year 2019 marks a major milestone for the global esports market, which will for the first time exceed the billion-dollar revenue mark (up 26.7% from 2018) and that the global esports audience ...

Disney is Reportedly “Unimpressed” with ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘The New Mutants’

Categorize this under "what did you expect," but Disney is apparently unimpressed with the final Fox/X-Men film, The New Mutants. The report comes from Variety, who detail the aftermath of Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, which included the company's film division, 20th Century Fox. According to the trade, Disney has not taken a ...

PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Commit To New Platform Policies for Loot Boxes

Changes are officially coming to loot boxes. Today, at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public panel on microtransactions in video games, the Entertainment Software Association announced that PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox have agreed to a voluntary change in their policies toward loot boxes. Michael Warnecke of the ESA stated that new games or game updates that ...

Netflix Renews ‘Big Mouth’ For 3 More Seasons

Everyone's favourite horny monsters are coming back to Netflix for three more seasons! Today, the streaming giant announced that it has renewed Big Mouth for three more seasons. This marks Netflix's biggest renewal for a series to date. The massive renewal is part of a deal Netflix has signed with Brutus Pink, the newly formed animation production ...

San Diego Comic Con 2019: Marvel Studios Panel Live Coverage

Welcome to Talkies Network's official live coverage of the Hall H Marvel Studios Panel! Constantly refresh the page for all the latest updates regarding upcoming MCU films and castings from San Diego! Make to sure to refresh the page for all the latest updates from the panel! ---- 8:20pm EDT ---- Directors of Avengers: Infinity ...

Universal Announces ‘Halloween Kills’ & ‘Halloween Ends;’ Jaime Lee Curtis Returning

In response to the global fan enthusiasm for last year’s Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and directed by David Gordon Green, which went on to become the highest-grossing installment in the classic horror franchise at more than $250 million worldwide, Universal Pictures today announced release dates for two new films in the iconic Halloween series, from Trancas International ...

‘SpongeBob’ Cast Reveals Mouth of Pirate Painting is Creator Stephen Hillenbrug

Late last year, the collective entertainment world mourned the loss of  Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants who passed away after a battle with ALS. However, despite leaving us a year ago we found out how he left his mark on each and every episode of the beloved animated series. As it turns out, the creator ...

‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Lauren Hissrich on Casting Henry Cavill as Geralt

The Witcher Netflix series is nearly here, and expectations could not be any high. In a recent interview, Lauren Hissrich the show-runner, explained why Henry Cavill would make for her ideal Geralt of Rivia, and revealed that the show's themes will be more Game of Thrones than PG-13. Meaning we'll receive all the violence, monsters and blood ...

At Least 33 Dead in Devastating Arson Attack at Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan

Kyoto Animation Studio, known for productions such as Violet Evergarden and A Silent Voice, was hit this morning in a devastating arson attack that has left 33 dead and many more injured. Japanese police confirmed that a 41-year-old man walked into the company's 1st Studio Building in Fujimi Ward, Kyoto City just after 10 a.m. and doused what is ...

‘The Lion King (2019)’ Film Review

The Lion King falls into Disney’s recent endeavors to remake their most popular animated films for a live-action setting. Many of these are remakes hail from Disney’s animated Renaissance from the 90s. These films include: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mulan (2020), and The Little Mermaid (TBA). Following the success of Jungle Book (2016), Jon ...

Nintendo Announces Cheaper, Handheld Version of Switch Console: “Switch Lite”

After breaking new ground with the Nintendo Switch, which acted as a hybrid console that can be used as both a stationary and portable device, Nintendo is back with a new version of the Switch. This time, it's strictly handheld and will be priced cheaper than its predecessor. Called the Nintendo Switch Lite, the new system ...

‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Live-Action Television Series in the Works at Sony

It's been 18 years since the legendary Final Fantasy series first made its leap to live-action with the Spirits Within. Today, the franchise announced that it will attempt again to adapt a story for a live-action setting. This time, as a TV series. Sony Pictures Television, Square-Enix, and Hivemind—the team behind Amazon’s The Expanse and Netflix’s The Witcher, ...

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