Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Forget the Red Wedding or the Battle of Hardhome: Game of Thrones‘ defining moment came in the penultimate episode of season one, when poor Ned lost his head. With the swing of Ilyn Payne’s sword, Game of Thrones declared that it was not like other shows. This wouldn’t be your typical adventure, where heroes are protected by plot armor and villains suffer from bad guy aim and everything ends in happily ever after. All men must die, and in Game of Thrones, any man could.
Which is all well and good, except that those formulas have stuck around for a reason — and as Game of Thrones nears the end, it seems to be having a harder and harder time sticking to that original directive. It’s one thing to kill off Robb Stark in season three, when the show’s epic plot felt like it was still just getting started; it’d be quite another to make us wait six seasons for Daenerys to set sail, only to dump her in Dragon’s Bay before she reached the shores of Westeros. And nowhere is this tension more apparent than in the character of Jon Snow.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Director Ron Howard explains why they adapted Inferno instead of Dan Brown‘s The Lost Symbol.
- An update on the Deadpool 2 script.
- The track titles for the Star Trek Beyond score are now available.
- Blake Lively comments on a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3.
- And more.
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From Amblin Entertainment to DreamWorks, director and producer Steven Spielberg has made plenty of motion picture history on the backlot of Universal Studios. Both of his production companies have had their offices located on the same studio property where iconic films like Back to the Future were shot, the time traveling franchise that Spielberg also famously produced.
Now Spielberg takes a trip down memory lane and has a candid conversation about his time working on the Universal Studios backlot as he drives around on a golf cart with Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly. And yes, they drive straight through the set that was once Hill Valley’s town square. Watch as Steven Spielberg tours Universal Studios after the jump. Read More »
This year doesn’t mark a celebratory anniversary for Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 summer blockbuster Jaws, but the film was still released 41 years ago as of last week. Anyway, who needs a good reason to celebrate one of the best thrillers of all time despite the presence of a fake shark who is barely seen throughout the movie?
Screen Junkies is getting in the summer spirit and leading up the release of Steven Spielberg’s The BFG this weekend with a Jaws Honest Trailer, but as you might expect, they have much more praise to give out than they normally do when they decide to skewer movies. That’s because Jaws is a near-perfect film, one that should be mandatory viewing before anyone can truly call themselves a cinephile. But there are still some decent jokes to be made about the film and its characters.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the relative awfulness of the new Ghostbusters theme song, and the implications of double-dipping in the blu-ray age.
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What did Aliens/Avatar director James Cameron think of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens? While he won’t come right out and say it, it doesn’t sound like he liked the new Star Wars film very much. Watch a clip from a new interview with the Titanic/Terminator filmmaker trying artfully to dodge the question of whether he liked Disney’s new Star Wars film. Hit the jump to hear the James Cameron Force Awakens comments.
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Want to see Tom Holland (or his stunt double) in the Spidey suit on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming? Why is Batman: Return to Arkham being delayed? When is Agents of SHIELD returning to ABC? Want to see some alternate designs for Hawkeye for Captain America: Civil War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Suicide Squad is the most talked about movie online this past week. More people have been talking about that film than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Justin Lin‘s Star Trek Beyond or even the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. This is according to ComScore’s PreAct reports, which claim that Warner Bros’ DC Universe film has generated the most social media conversations of any of the films coming out for the rest of the year, both last week and cumulative. Lets delve into the Suicide Squad online tracking numbers, after the jump.
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Next month, director Denis Villeneuve begins production on Blade Runner 2. The sequel, which stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, has already attracted an exciting cast. The newest member of the Blade Runner 2 ensemble is Academy Award-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi, the co-star of Captain Phillips and this year’s Eye in the Sky.
Below, learn more about the Barkhard Abdi Blade Runner 2 casting announcement.
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