Polygon: All Posts by Pete Volk https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/42931/favicon.ico 2022-09-30T21:00:00-04:00 /authors/pete-volk/rss 2022-09-30T21:00:00-04:00 2022-09-30T21:00:00-04:00 The Rings of Power’s best character showed up, kicked ass, and died <figure> <img alt="A big orc with a stick in his eye snarls while wearing a helmet in The Rings of Power." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gQAdfCO9sGFniTSm7FuNV5_xXMI=/601x0:2743x1205/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71438417/orc_big_boi.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Prime Video</figcaption> </figure> <p>RIP to a real one</p> <p> <a href="/23379409/rings-of-power-big-orc-arondir-fight-borc-smash">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23379409/rings-of-power-big-orc-arondir-fight-borc-smash Pete Volk 2022-09-25T22:15:00-04:00 2022-09-25T22:15:00-04:00 Larys Strong has manipulated his way into House of the Dragon’s game of thrones <figure> <img alt="Larys Strong, played by Matthew Needham, rests his hands on his cane while sitting in a chair in House of the Dragon." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wQ6QMfbXGZbnD3rgNsdlw_Wzq2s=/0x0:1920x1080/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71415151/matthew_needham.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Warner Media</figcaption> </figure> <p>And episode 6 was his coming-out party</p> <p> <a href="/23365909/larys-strong-house-of-the-dragon-character-explained">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23365909/larys-strong-house-of-the-dragon-character-explained Pete Volk 2022-09-24T14:24:17-04:00 2022-09-24T14:24:17-04:00 The Witcher season 3 slices its way to Netflix in summer 2023 <figure> <img alt="MIchelle Yeoh in the Witcher: Blood Origin standing with a sword in a white room " src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iZFR5ifmKJxccUa1ceYNUt97p58=/0x0:1694x953/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71410304/image_2022_09_24_141536923.0.png" /> <figcaption>Image: Netflix</figcaption> </figure> <p>Fear not, Witcher fans: The prequel series Blood Origin arrives Christmas Day</p> <p> <a href="/entertainment/23367506/witcher-new-season-netflix-date-blood-origin-premiere">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /entertainment/23367506/witcher-new-season-netflix-date-blood-origin-premiere Pete Volk 2022-09-19T14:27:09-04:00 2022-09-19T14:27:09-04:00 An MMA expert breaks down House of the Dragon’s wedding fight <figure> <img alt="Ser Joffrey Lonmouth, in fancy dress, talks to Ser Criston Cole in knight’s armor at a wedding in House of the Dragon." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kwQYYvbDMCPNDyZeJXieY5Hg11M=/0x100:1920x1180/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71388298/solly_mcleod_fabien_frankel.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo: Ollie Upton / HBO</figcaption> </figure> <p>A TKO to end all TKOs</p> <p> <a href="/23361353/house-dragon-wedding-fight-criston-joffrey-analysis-thrones">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23361353/house-dragon-wedding-fight-criston-joffrey-analysis-thrones Pete Volk 2022-09-17T09:00:00-04:00 2022-09-17T09:00:00-04:00 The 24 can’t-miss movies to watch on Paramount Plus <figure> <img alt="Tom Cruise balances a CD in his mouth while hanging from the ceiling in Mission: Impossible" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PsmIbRG3qSsGJF-4VfxS__0DOiw=/104x0:1053x534/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71380057/missionimp045.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Paramount Pictures</figcaption> </figure> <p>The best of one of the most expansive streaming collections</p> <p> <a href="/what-to-watch/23306779/paramount-plus-best-movies-list">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /what-to-watch/23306779/paramount-plus-best-movies-list Pete Volk Toussaint Egan Polygon Staff 2022-09-16T11:15:00-04:00 2022-09-16T11:15:00-04:00 All right, is *that* Sauron? <figure> <img alt="Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Leonardo DiCaprio pointing at something off screen in an accusatory manner" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1xR-LGuanYFH75tnhoIFIbq8Sfs=/0x131:939x659/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71376502/leopointing.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Sony Pictures</figcaption> </figure> <p>A case for the most bizarre candidate yet: Swordron  </p> <p> <a href="/23353287/sauron-identity-lord-rings-power-sword">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23353287/sauron-identity-lord-rings-power-sword Pete Volk 2022-09-11T11:05:00-04:00 2022-09-11T11:05:00-04:00 21 hilarious comedies to breeze through at home <figure> <img alt="The Fugitive Gaming lads chug hot sauce in Players." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ByeE2tSyeSOCitVzVd2OH2SDTnA=/0x0:3000x1688/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71352222/Players_102_ES_0372_RT.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo: Lara Solanki/Paramount</figcaption> </figure> <p>The kind of TV you can just watch again... and again... and again...</p> <p> <a href="/what-to-watch/23339106/best-comedy-shows-tv-series-watch-streaming">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /what-to-watch/23339106/best-comedy-shows-tv-series-watch-streaming Pete Volk Zosha Millman Petrana Radulovic Polygon Staff 2022-09-10T13:57:30-04:00 2022-09-10T13:57:30-04:00 First trailer for Star Wars’ anthology Tales of the Jedi centers on Ahsoka and more prequel faves <figure> <img alt="Ahsoka Tano, surrounded by fire and looking fierce, in Tales of the Jedi" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GRP_XQ2xJR0y8gu5aiRCaHyEsQU=/39x0:1429x782/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71349161/ahsoka.0.png" /> <figcaption>Image: Disney</figcaption> </figure> <p>From the creators of Clone Wars</p> <p> <a href="/star-wars/23346030/tales-jedi-trailer-star-wars-release-date">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /star-wars/23346030/tales-jedi-trailer-star-wars-release-date Pete Volk 2022-09-08T20:00:00-04:00 2022-09-08T20:00:00-04:00 Watch Saloum if you have 80 minutes for a giddy, gunslinging horror thriller <figure> <img alt="Bangui’s Hyenas — three mercenaries that look impossibly cool — stand against a beautiful painted backdrop of a skyline next to their hostage in Saloum" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lIxV9jpja1AIfg06bpPkglVLyRg=/0x0:575x323/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71341802/saloum.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Image: Shudder</figcaption> </figure> <p>The Senegalese stunner is one of the most memorable movies of the year</p> <p> <a href="/23342990/watch-saloum-good-new-movie-thriller-shudder">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23342990/watch-saloum-good-new-movie-thriller-shudder Pete Volk 2022-09-02T09:00:00-04:00 2022-09-02T09:00:00-04:00 Revisiting key Lord of the Rings scenes before The Rings of Power <figure> <img alt="The Elvish High King Gil-galad holds a cup while wearing a fancy robe in The Rings of Power" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vQd-2cfPU3IJSU8V09qHwgTm2U8=/0x0:3000x1688/640x360/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71316712/RPAZ_S1_210122_ROTBEN_00087_R3.0.jpeg" /> <figcaption>Image: Prime Video</figcaption> </figure> <p>Depending on how much time you have</p> <p> <a href="/23330603/lord-rings-power-movies-order-watch-streaming">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> /23330603/lord-rings-power-movies-order-watch-streaming Pete Volk