game of thrones season 6

Isaac Hempstead-Wright‘s Bran Stark sat out season 5 of Game of Thrones and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who really missed him (although we did miss Hodor). Of the dozens of significant storylines on HBO‘s massively popular fantasy series, Bran’s trek beyond the Wall felt the most like wheel-spinning. The young prince-turned-warg reached the end of his book material ages before the rest of the Westeros.

But Game of Thrones season 6 will officially take us beyond George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and into entirely unknown territory. That means book readers and show-watchers are now on equal footing. That means there will no longer be spoilers, only educated guesses. It also means that Bran can finally be interesting again! And according to Hempstead-Wright, he’s about to become one of the most important characters on the entire show.

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Assassin's Creed Photo

Michael Fassbender can currently be seen slicing his way through a medieval battlefield for director Justin Kurzel in Macbeth, with Marion Cotillard at his side as his leading lady. And next Christmas season, we’ll get to see him doing the exact same thing, only in a video game adaptation rather than a Shakespeare retelling.

Based on the video game of the same title, Assassin’s Creed follows Callum Lynch (Fassbender), who discovers he’s descended from a long line of assassins. Through cutting-edge technology, he’s able to access his “genetic memories,” reliving the experiences of his ancestor, Aguilar (also Fassbender), in 15th century Spain. A new photo from the film dropped over the weekend, and now two more new photos have just hit the web as well. Check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 4 - Bran

Game of Thrones is constantly losing characters — to decapitation, to poison, to war, to mutiny, to ill-advised religious rituals, or sometimes just to the scheduling and budgetary constraints of a 10-hour season. But in Season 6, it’s getting at least one of them back. As previously reported, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) is returning to HBO’s fantasy drama after sitting out Season 5, and now we have the first photo of his new look. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

King Arthur Delayed

Next summer was meant to bring Guy Ritchie‘s first venture into fantasy with Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, but now Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to push the film back from its original July 22nd, 2016 release date to a release early in 2017 instead. Is the studio no longer confident in the film? Are there problems behind the scenes? The reason for having King Arthur delayed is apparently more of a business decision than anything. Find out more below. Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 - Ramsay and Sansa

Game of Thrones has never been shy about getting dark, which is kind of what we love about it — the execution of Ned Stark in Season 1 was a definitive statement that this fantasy epic was throwing the usual tropes out the window. Even so, there’s a right way and a wrong way to handle sensitive material, and in Season 5 the show came under fire for its treatment of rape.

Those criticisms have apparently reached the ears of series creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff. According to director Jeremy Podeswa, the discussion inspired Weiss and Benioff to reconsider the show’s approach to rape, and change “a couple of things” about Season 6 as a result. Read the Game of Thrones Season 6 rape comments after the jump. Read More »

Sofia Coppola Leaves the Little Mermaid

Six months after Sofia Coppola walked away from Universal’s live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid, a new director has climbed aboard. Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) will be taking over at the helm of the fairy tale, which already has Chloë Grace Moretz set to star. More details on the new Little Mermaid director after the jump.  Read More »

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Trailer: Po & Co. Are Back

Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer

BB-8 is getting all the attention right now, but next year there’ll be another adorably rotund hero trying to steal the spotlight. Actually, there’ll be a whole village of them. DreamWorks has unleashed a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which once again features Jack Black as the voice of unlikely martial arts master Po.

Po discovers to his delight that not only is his father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) still alive, he’s been tucked away in a secret panda paradise. But his newfound friends and family are threatened by the rise of Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural villain tearing through the country. Watch the new Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Gods of Egypt trailer

The marketing campaign for Gods of Egypt got off to a rocky start, to say the least. The first character posters were, to be frank, ugly, and the messy first trailer wasn’t much better. To top it all off, the film has already sparked criticism for its mostly white cast, prompting apologies from both director Alex Proyas and studio Lionsgate.

But it’s far too late to change anything as fundamental as the casting, or the look and feel of the entire movie, so all Gods of Egypt can do is soldier on. The latest Gods of Egypt trailer tones down the crazy a bit, but does that actually make it look better, or just more boring? Find out for yourself after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

When I first heard JJ Abrams was taking on the Star Wars franchise, I got excited. With his first Star Trek film, Abrams showed he could take an iconic and beloved franchise and transform it into something new and exciting, while still respecting its roots.

I think with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he’s done the exact same thing again, except that the Star Wars franchise fits in even better with Abrams’ sensibilities. The Force Awakens is an exciting return to form for Star Wars. It extends the Skywalker saga while introducing some great new characters whose stories I think audiences will get really invested in. Hit the jump to see/read my spoiler-free video review of the film.
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