game of thrones season 6 images

Game of Thrones season 6 is officially less than a month away and you don’t need the show’s creators telling you that this is the best season yet to get excited. The promise of more Game of Thrones should be enough all by itself. And while fans are excited to watch that gigantic battle sequence and collect their winnings after betting that Jon Snow would come back from the dead, a batch of new images remind us what’s really important: the show’s sprawling cast and characters we love. And their hopeless, completely screwed-up lives.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets images

Luc Besson has only directed two movies that can be considered full-on science fiction, but they’re doozies. What Lucy lacks in brains, it more than makes up for in style and total insanity. And The Fifth Element is, of course, one of the wildest exercises in genre imagination to emerge from the ’90s. Besson has made good films and bad films, but there’s a playful silliness and enthusiasm to his work that can’t be denied.

So when the first image from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets arrived yesterday, I took one look at Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in their wacky sci-fi costumes and thought “Yep, this is most definitely a Luc Besson movie.” Now, a new batch of images from this upcoming sci-fi adventure have popped on online and they seem to confirm that this will be the Besson-iest Luc Besson movie in quite some time.

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baywatch 1

Once upon a time, Baywatch was one of the most popular television shows in the world, which made series star David Hasselhoff one of the most watched actors in the world. Pamela Anderson’s C.J. Parker may have grabbed all of the headlines, but it was Hasselhoff’s Mitch Buchannon who served as the show’s constant center, appearing in every season of the original show before making the jump to the ill-fated Baywatch: Hawaii. He was a known commodity before this series (Knight Rider, anyone?), but the man’s legacy will ultimately revolve around him running shirtless on a beach in extreme slow motion.

And since he probably doesn’t have anything better to do these days, Hasselhoff officially signed on to appear in the upcoming film version of Baywatch a few weeks ago. Now, set pictures have arrived online, showing him standing alongside the one and only Dwayne Johnson. This is what happens when two completely separate pop culture hemispheres collide.

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Valérian and Laureline movie

For the past several months Luc Besson has been working on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as a pair of futuristic agents whose travels take them through space and time. The project looks like a return to the kind of weird, wild, fantastical sci-fi we saw in The Fifth Element — the source material is even co-written by Jean-Claude Mézières, who worked on The Fifth Element — and as such we’ve been waiting eagerly to see what it would look like.

Well, today we finally have a little taste. Besson has shared a Valerian first look image featuring DeHaan and Delevingne suited up as Valerian and Laureline, with the promise of much more to come in the near future.  Read More »

wonder woman first look

The reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been generally negative, but almost everyone seems to agree that Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman is one of the strongest parts of the film. While Warner Bros. is undoubtedly sweating the not-so-nice press, this reaction must give them a momentary respite – at least people will still be interested in this character’s solo movie when it arrives next year.

And right on cue, a new photo from Patty JenkinsWonder Woman movie has arrived, offering us a new look at Gadot (wearing some very different armor) as well as first looks at Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, and Lisa Loven Kongsli as the warrior women who train her how to be a total badass.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK Idris Elba / Shere Khan

Walt Disney Pictures has released a series of images featuring the cast of Jon Favreau‘s “live-action” adaptation of The Jungle Book posing next to their computer animated counterparts. Hit the jump to check out the photos, which I guess serve as a classier/better version of when companies like DreamWorks Animation would do a split screen showing an actor voicing his role during the trailer. Hit the jump to see the new Jungle Book photos.
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The Assassin’s Creed video game franchise may have suffered over the past few entries thanks to oppressive annualizing that forced developers to prioritize speed over quality, but the core of the series remains the perfect shade of silly. Each game puts you in control of a modern character who, through wacky science fiction nonsense that is never really explained, is able to tap into his “genetic memories” and relive the lives of his ancestors. Who were assassins. Who were fighting a war against an evil organization called the Templars. Which is a war that is still ongoing in the present.

The video games always prided themselves on their historical accuracy and the marketing for Justin Kurzel‘s film adaptation have followed suit, emphasizing star Michael Fassbender in 15th century Spanish garb. However, the latest still from the recently wrapped film is a reminder that this isn’t just a historical thriller, but a sci-fi movie.

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This morning I attended a press conference for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on the Warner Bros lot. Before I get to the press conference, I wanted to share with you the incredible set-up of props, sets vehicles and costumes that Warner Bros had on display for the press junket. Hit the jump to see a gallery.

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Immortal Iron Fist

As we prepare for our all-night Daredevil season 2 binges, Marvel and Netflix have dropped a tiny little tease for one of their next superhero series, Iron Fist. As we learned last month, and as Marvel has officially confirmed today, Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones will be the one to bring Marvel’s Asian-themed superhero to life. And if you’re wondering just who this Danny Rand character is, well, so is Joy Meachum. Read the Iron Fist Finn Jones announcement and see the first Iron Fist teaser image after the jump. Read More »