Game of Thrones Season 5 - Cersei Lannister and Meryn Trant

While it’s not quite accurate to say we’re nearing the end of Game of Thrones, it may be true that we have more episodes behind us than ahead of us. George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga has a definitive ending, even if he hasn’t written it down yet, and showrunners David Benioff and David Weiss have previously said they want to wrap up after “seven or eight” seasons.

But of course HBO isn’t going to give up its most popular show so easily. Programming president Michael Lombardo admits he’d “love” the show to run for longer, and wants to explore “all possible avenues” to make it happen. All possible avenues, that is, except a Game of Thrones movie. Find out why after the jump.  Read More »

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Mad Men final season

During the final stretch of Breaking Bad, AMC announced plans to stay in Albuquerque with Better Call Saul. And though The Walking Dead is still going strong, AMC is expanding that world with a companion show. So as the end of Mad Men looms, might AMC consider keeping the party going with another new series?

As it turns out, they already have. The network reportedly looked at several possible ideas for a Mad Men spinoff, including one set in the modern day. Find out what other concepts they considered — and why none of them came to fruition — after the jump.  Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Whether you’re into boxing, singing rodents, or BDSM, there’s something in here for you. After the jump:

  • Michael B. Jordan gets into fighting shape for Creed
  • The Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 cast continues to grow
  • The Sharknado labor strike rains down upon DC
  • Fifty Shades stars want bigger paychecks for the sequel
  • Spectre adds Stephanie Sigman as another Bond girl
  • A knife attack and an injury threaten Pirates 5
  • Nick Hornby shares his thoughts on a High Fidelity sequel
  • Neill Blomkamp has more stuff to say about Alien
  • Bradley Cooper did one day on the Wet Hot prequel

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Adult Beginners

Based on the cast list, you’d probably think Ross Katz‘s Adult Beginners was a broad comedy. The lead is Nick Kroll of Kroll Show and The League fame; co-stars include SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan, Community‘s Joel McHale, 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski, and comedians Mike Birbiglia and Jason Mantzoukas.

But while the Adult Beginners has some laughs, it’s really more of a gentle dramedy. Kroll plays an entrepreneur whose career is in tatters. In an effort to rebuild his life, he moves in with his sister (Rose Byrne), her husband (Bobby Cannavale), and their young son. Watch the Adult Beginners trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Episode 403

Homeland Season 5 will be making a major leap through time and space. Showrunner Alex Gansa has revealed that the next season of the Showtime thriller will pick up two and a half years after the end of Season 4, finding Carrie (Claire Danes) in Europe.

Naturally, this means Carrie herself will have undergone some big changes as well. Find out what she will be doing — or rather, what she won’t be doing — plus other Homeland Season 5 details after the jump.  Read More »

Powers

At this point we’re practically drowning in shows about people with superpowers, not to mention non-traditional sources of original content, but Sony’s hoping we’ve got room on our viewing schedules for one more. Its PlayStation is trying to get into the scripted series game with Powers, a new drama series based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

The first three episodes of the show hit last night for PlayStation subscribers, but if you’re still on the fence you can check out the very first episode for for free right now. Watch the full Powers premiere after the jump.

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end of the tour release date

Briefly: One of the best films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, James Ponsoldt‘s The End of the Tour, just got a release date. It’ll begin a limited release July 31 from A24, with an eye on an eventual Oscar run.

The film tells the true story of a days-long interview between literary sensation David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel, who has rarely been better) and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg). We loved it at Sundance and you can read our review here. Thompson on Hollywood has a write up on how the summer release date won’t hurt its Oscar chances. Thoughts on The End of the Tour release date?

The Forger

John Travolta could probably use a win right about now. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like his next film will be it. The Forger stars Travolta as a thief tasked with replicating a painting by Claude Monet, so that he can make off with the original.

He’s abetted by his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan), and hampered by the truly terrible wig atop his head. Seriously, who’s going to believe this guy can forge a Monet when he can’t even convincingly fake his own hair? Watch The Forger trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Matthew Weiner on Mad Men set (cropped)

As Mad Men prepares to come to an end, Matthew Weiner is taking a moment to look back at its roots. The series creator has offered up a list of 10 films that influenced Mad Men, ranging from Billy Wilder‘s The Apartment to David Lynch‘s Blue Velvet. Click through to read the list, along with descriptions written by Weiner himself.  Read More »

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