american gods a prayer for mad sweeney review

(Each week, we’ll kick off our discussion of American Gods by answering one simple question: which character do we worship this week?)

After the ultimate show of strength, as Mr. Wednesday sliced the head off of another god with a sword as big as himself, American Gods gave us its most tender episode of the show to date. “A Prayer For Mad Sweeney” takes us to Ireland in this grim fairytale, bringing Mad Sweeney under the microscope. Through Mr. Ibis’s narration and another fantastic performance by Emily Browning, Mad Sweeney transforms from lovable fool to tortured soul.

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Game of Thrones featurette

In many ways, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Spike’s upcoming take on Stephen King’s The Mist couldn’t be more different. One is a mega-popular fantasy series that’s about to enter its home stretch of episodes, while the other is a nascent adaptation that’s just preparing to take its first steps. But hey, here’s at least one way they’re similar: they both recently released behind-the-scenes featurettes promoting their new seasons. Check them out below.
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Ghostbusters Reboot Trailer

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call didn’t perform quite as well as the folks at Sony would have liked last year, leading original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd to call Feig out in a big way a few days ago and cast doubt on a sequel. But original Ghostbusters director and Aykroyd’s Ghost House Pictures partner Ivan Reitman apparently doesn’t have the same doom and gloom outlook, because in a new interview, he discusses his idea for the future of Ghostbusters.
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game of thrones season 7 episode lengths

By now, it’s common knowledge that the seventh season of Game of Thrones will be a fair bit shorter than the previous six seasons, running only seven episodes instead of ten. But now, we know the silver lining. There may be fewer episodes in total, but several of those episodes will be longer than any previous chapter of HBO’s fantasy series.

However, the season will also contain the shortest episode to date.

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Fantastic Beasts Sequel Casting Call

Have you always wanted to be in a Harry Potter movie? Now might be your chance.

Warner Bros. Pictures has put out an open casting call for teenage versions of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them characters Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz), as well as wizarding friends turned enemies, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

Find out how you can apply for the Fantastic Beasts sequel casting call and what this means for the movie below. Read More »

terry gilliam don quixote

Terry Gilliam is one of the most unique talents in the history of cinema…but he is also one of the most unlucky. The director of Brazil, Time Bandits, The Fisher King, and 12 Monkeys may be a visionary director with a few bonafide masterpieces under his belt, but it definitely feels like some kind of higher power has decided to personally meddle in his affairs for nearly two decades, blocking his each and every attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Now, 17 years after cameras initially rolled on the first iteration of Gilliam’s fantastical take on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel, filming has wrapped. Feel free to picture Gilliam staring at the sky, shaking his fist at the heavens in triumph.

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christmas in the wizarding world of harry potter hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood made a couple of big announcements this morning, including:

  • Christmas will be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a “dazzling light projection show, festive holiday décor and holiday-themed food and beverages.”
  • Shrek 4D is being replaced with DreamWorks Theatre, which will kickstart with a new Kung Fu Panda attraction.

Find all of the details below.

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a murder of gods review

(Each week, we’ll kick off our discussion of American Gods by answering one simple question: which character do we worship this week?)

Last week, we saw the New Gods’ plan in the form of the trippiest sales pitch ever seen in a jailhouse interrogation room, but this week, we were faced with something even crazier than that. The new gods spoke of franchising worship, but in this week’s “A Murder of Gods,” we got a taste of what that really looks like in the form of Vulcan (Corbin Bernsen), the god of the volcano, who managed to flourish, to a very frightening degree, by putting his fiery stamp on guns, and making every kill with a bullet a sacrifice to him. “A Murder of Gods” expands on episode five, by taking us deeper into the war rooms and the networks of the gods.

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Split Trailer - James McAvoy

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Milla Jovovich comments on the Resident Evil reboot.
  • J.K. Rowling provides an update on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2
  • A new logo for Jurassic World 2?
  • Stranger Things actor joins Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
  • And more!

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Game of Thrones final season

When it comes to Game of Thrones prequels, “everything is on the table” at the moment. When asked if one could be a limited series, that was HBO programming president Casey Bloys‘ response – if a great idea would work as a limited series, they’ll make a limited series. Of course, HBO is hoping to make a prequel that’ll last more than a season. Right now, their primary focus is season 7 and 8 of Game of Thrones, but Bloys cleared the air a little on the prequels. He also shed some light on the eighth and final season of the hit series, which is supposedly so large in scope it might take well over a year to produce and may not air until 2019.

Below, learn more about the Game of Thrones prequel plans.

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