free warcraft ticket

Are you a customer of T-Mobile? The mobile phone company is giving you a freebie: a free ticket to Warcraft via Fandango. Sure, this could easily be seen as a desperate move by Universal to inflate the box office numbers, but this kind of thing has been done for many blockbuster movies, usually through movie cash included in DVD and Blu-ray releases. So I wouldn’t look negatively upon this promotion. These kind of deals usually work to help word of mouth. Plus, if you get a free ticket you’re probably going to invite someone else or possibly a group of friends to the movie screening — who of course will actually have to pay for their tickets.

This deal specifically is part of a much larger “#GetThanked” campaign by T-Mobile, which is a nice promotion to reward their longtime customers. It appears this promotion was planned for a long while now, so don’t make any assumptions that this promotion was added to combat last minute box office tracking. The film has already made $70 million overseas from a couple dozen territories, but has yet to open in China (where its expected to make some big money) and the United States (of course). Read the full press release to find out how you can get the free Warcraft ticket and much more, after the jump.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Warcraft Cosplay

Even though the early buzz on the Warcraft movie hasn’t been that great, that didn’t stop Halloween and Freaky Friday star Jamie Lee Curtis and her son from showing their excitement at the premiere. The mother-son duo showed up in full orc wardrobe, with Curtis dressed up as an orc shaman and her son Tom as an orc warrior. As you can see, we’re not just talking about throwing on some armor, but full face paint too.

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the bfg featurette

There’s a new Steven Spielberg movie in theaters in less than a month and that is a reason for celebration. Or it should be a reason for celebration. The BFG seems to be flying under the radar, lost in a sea of other big summer releases. And that’s a shame because it certainly looks lovely. Spielberg’s inherent humanity and author Roald Dahl‘s sly wit feel like perfect complements for one another. Plus, how can anyone with good taste not want to see another collaboration between the greatest populist director of all time and the wonderful Mark Rylance, who took home an Oscar earlier this year for Bridge of Spies?

A new featurette about the film focusing on the casting of Rylance as the titular “Big Friendly Giant” has arrived and it only confirms my suspicions that I could listen to Mr. Rylance talk all day long.

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splash remake

There comes a point where you stop getting angry about the number of remakes in the Hollywood pipeline and just get a little sad and a little irritated. I’m not particularly perturbed that producer Brian Grazer has revealed that he’s working on a new version of Splash, but I did sigh and mutter “of course you are” as I started typing this paragraph after failing to concoct an even somewhat clever headline.

The truth is that a Splash remake could be good! The original isn’t sacred territory by any means! It’s a perfectly decent little movie with a fun high-concept premise! The original won’t vanish into thin air once the remake hits theaters! But you do reach a point where something has to give with this remake business. Right?

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the broken man recap header

We’re at the point in Game of Thrones season 6 where all hell is set to break loose. And it will. Next week. “The Broken Man” is the second table setting episode in a row, but it feels necessary with so many pieces in play. When the credits roll here, just about everyone is in a perilous and desperate position. Blood will flow next week and the week after. This week was all about preparing for battle – the swords will unsheathe soon enough.

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Hodor Doorstop

The recent Game of Thrones episode “The Door” was simultaneously a gamechanger. Some fans are exciting about the mind-blowing revelation that came from the episode which also gave us an origin story for the character Hodor, who can only speak his own name in different inflections. Others weren’t pleased with what the events of the episode mean for the future. We’ll leave any spoiler details about this episode until after the jump, but for those in the know, this recently revealed Hodor doorstop is something Game of Thrones fans will want to use in their home. Read More »

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Lord of the Thrones Artwork

In the feature film world, the Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson is undoubtedly some of the best fantasy filmmaking that cinema has ever seen. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones has the fantasy television market cornered on HBO. Both properties have fierce, loyal fanbases, and now they can come together thanks to a new Spoke Art gallery show.

Lord of the Thrones opened last night in San Francisco, California and you can see some of the pieces from the gallery show after the jump. If you’re a Lord of the Rings and/or Game of Thrones fan, this artwork is for you. Read More »

Draco

You’ve met the Potters and the Granger-Weasleys; now it’s time to get acquainted with the Malfoys. The upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has released the first official photos of Draco Malfoy, now all grown up and played by Alex Price, and his school-age son Scorpius, played by Anthony Boyle.

The pair round out the Cursed Child cast, which also includes Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), and Cherrelle Skeete (Rose Granger-Weasley). Read More »

Hermione

Yesterday brought us our first look at the Potter family of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, featuring Jamie Parker as Harry, Poppy Miller as Ginny, and Sam Clemmett as their rather unfortunately named son Albus. Today it’s time to meet their best friends, the Granger-Weasleys.

Paul Thornley plays Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni is Hermione Granger, and Cherrelle Skeete plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Hardcore fans will recall that the Granger-Weasleys also have a son, Hugo, but either he doesn’t exist in the play or he just didn’t feel like showing up for the family portrait. See the latest Harry Potter and the Cursed Child photos below.  Read More »