con of thrones 2018

Winter is here for Game of Thrones fans, who are in the midst of a great content drought; the show isn’t back until next year, and George R.R. Martin may never finish his A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But for three short days in May, those things didn’t matter, as a contingency of fans gathered in Dallas for the second annual Con of Thrones, a convention dedicated to celebrating Martin’s rich, fantastical world.

And judging from the passion radiating off of the walls of the Hyatt Regency, this is a group that could survive the longest of winters – so long as they’re in each other’s company.

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A Wrinkle in Time Honest Trailer

Now that A Wrinkle in Time is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, it’s no longer save from the wrath of Honest Trailers. Watch as Disney takes us through a wild acid trip with a young girl named Meg (Storm Reid) who finds herself on an adventure trying to save her father (Chris Pine) from being trapped on the set of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video. Read More »

justin bieber cupid

Belieb it or not, Justin Bieber is going to voice the Roman god of love and attraction in a Cupid animated movie. Making his (not so) highly-awaited return to Hollywood after a stint on Zoolander 2 and…CSI, the pop star is developing and starring in the animated movie in partnership with Mythos Studios.

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fantastic beasts 3

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn’t out yet, but J.K. Rowling is already at work on the Fantastic Beasts 3 script. The film will the third of five total entries in Rowling’s new Wizarding World saga.

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Willow Sequel

Ron Howard is out there promoting Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he’s also thinking about another potential special effects-filled blockbuster: Willow 2. After 30 years, Howard says a Willow sequel is now being discussed.

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Game of Thrones series finale

The break between Game of Thrones seasons can sometimes feel like the Long Night: a particularly harsh and dark winter that gripped George R.R. Martin’s fictional land of Westeros and lasted an entire generation. Thankfully, we don’t have that much longer to wait until we see how HBO’s mega-successful fantasy series ends – the show is coming back in 2019. But when it does finally arrive, it sounds like it’s going to be devastating.

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show, has already shot her character’s last moments of the series, and in a new interview, she hints that audiences may not react very well to Dany’s final appearance.
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disney casting

Disney’s live-action adaptations of its beloved classics are adding even more cast members. The latest bit of Disney casting is for the upcoming Mulan and Maleficent 2, which each cast two strong character actors in supporting roles.

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revisiting willow

(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Willow turns 30 and we take a look back.)

Every summer, my great Aunt Nancy would come to visit my family all the way from Hoboken, New Jersey. She would smell of tub roses, wear long sleeved cardigans in 80 degree weather, and refused to sit in the driver’s seat of a car. She seemed out of a children’s book novel – as perfectly perfect as any woman could be. Yet somehow around the mid-90s, she became even more grand, after admitting a secret: “Willow is my favorite movie.”

And if you were a nerdy kid of such a VHS driven time, this was delightful news to your ears.

With the click of the remote control, Nancy (and a six-year-old me) were transported into this high fantasy world created by George Lucas and director Ron Howard. Lush forests, intimidating mountains, and a rich color palette took over our sight. The cries of an infant, and a powerful musical score, filled our ears – we were fully invested in this cinematic adventure.

With the 30th anniversary of Willow here this week (it was released in theaters on May 20, 1988), I decided it was time to take a trip back to Tir Asleen and see if everything looked the same. What lessons can the film teach moviegoers 30 years later? Does it retain that same flawless childhood magic? And is it too weird to say I still have a crush on Madmartigan?

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disenchantment first look

Update: More images have been released of Disenchantment, as well as the show’s month of release. Disenchantment will hit Netflix in August 2018. See more below.

Matt Groening will be leaving his longtime home at Fox to tell his latest tale. After two years in development hell, Disenchantment is coming to Netflix. And a first look is here.

Groening’s adult animated fantasy series follows an alcoholic princess in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland and stars a who’s who of cult comedy stars, including Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Now you can get a first look at the characters that will be sure to capture your imagination,  just like Groening’s other animated staples The Simpsons and Futurama.

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amazing stories showrunners

It looks like it will be a happy ending — or a happy beginning — for Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The duo behind ABC’s uber-popular Once Upon a Time has been tapped by Apple to be the Amazing Stories showrunners, the reboot of Steven Spielberg‘s beloved sci-fi and fantasy anthology series from the late ’80s.

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