house of the dragon first look

House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel series set 300 years before the events of that show, has unleashed its first crop of official images featuring some Targaryens, Velaryons, and Hightowers looking very moody on the beach, as if they were posing for the worst swimsuit calender ever created. House of the Dragon is currently in production and will arrive on HBO Max in 2022. It’s one of several Game of Thrones spin-offs in the works. See the first look images below.

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Game of Thrones prequel series cast

House of the Dragon, HBO’s much-hyped Game of Thrones prequel show, has just secured three more lead actors.

Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) are about to take a trip to Westeros to star in a story set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Read on for details about which characters they’ll be playing.
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Sound of Metal Director Interview

Sound of Metal is a movie pulsating with life. It’s such a gut-churning drama, the kind you feel instinctually in every passing moment. It’s a pure debut film from director Darius Marder. Prior to his Toronto Film Festival hit (now available on Amazon Prime), Marder co-wrote The Place Beyond the Pines, made his directorial debut with Loot (2008), and edited a variety of documentaries.

Marder’s experience in documentaries shows in Sound of Metal, which is about a two-person punk band drummer named Ruben (Riz Ahmed) losing his hearing. It’s also a story about addiction, community, love and time, and the search for stillness. Sound of Metal is an emotionally stirring debut that Marder recently told us about crafting.

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Disney+ Fairy tale movie

Your new Disney Princess and Prince may be Olivia Cooke and LaKeith Stanfield. The two actors are in talks to star in an untitled Disney+ fairy tale movie, which will be helmed by To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before director Susan Johnson and written by Cat Vasko. The Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney princess scene may just get a whole lot weirder.

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Modern Love cast

Once and Sing Street director John Carney hasn’t directed anything in two years, but he’ll soon be back behind the camera with Modern Love, a new anthology series based on the New York Times column and podcast. While most of his crowd-pleasing movies have focused on music thus far, Carney has assembled a new band this time: a “band” of high-profile actors like Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, and many more to star in this new Amazon series. Check out the full cast list below.
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ready player one sequels

Ready Player One was a hit, so could sequels be inevitable? It’s certainly possible, especially now that co-star Olivia Cooke has revealed she’s contracted for more films. Are you ready to return to the OASIS and be bombarded with even more pop culture references and CGI?   Read More »

Life Itself Trailer

When all the craziness of blockbuster summer has come to an end, it’ll be time to catch our breath with some quieter movies in fall. One of those movies is coming from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, and it looks like quite the charming romance that will make for a good date movie when the leaves start to turn.

Life Itself follows Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde as a couple who started dating in college and go on to get married, start a family and live through all the trials and tribulations of life and everything it has to offer. A new trailer has just arrived, and the movie certainly has flares of Fogelman’s previous big screen effort Crazy, Stupid, Love, but it seems to have a little more drama instead of comedy this time around. Read More »

ready player one spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.)

Steven Spielberg has spent nearly his entire career proving his critics wrong. When the filmmaker rose to prominence as a blockbuster wunderkind, there was a prevailing sense among critics that Spielberg was little more than a purveyor of harmless, artless pop – not a serious filmmaker. “If there is such a thing as a movie sense — and I think there is, Spielberg really has it,” critic Pauline Kael said. “But he may be so full of it that he doesn’t have much else.” Yet Spielberg did have much else, and he proved it time after time, crafting a lifetime worth of fantastic, heartfelt, downright magical films.

Until now.

It’s taken nearly 44 years, but with Ready Player One, Spielberg has finally proven his critics right. Here, on the heels of The Post – a wonderful, important film that had the 71-year-old filmmaker still firing on all cylinders – Spielberg offers up a muddled, downright hideous catastrophe. It’s official – Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s worst film.

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ready player one featurette

Steven Spielberg‘s nostalgia-tinged Ready Player One comes stampeding into theaters this week. In anticipation of Spielberg’s latest blockbuster, a brand new Ready Player One featurette takes us behind-the-scenes of the film, highlighting the big special effects – while also highlighting that hot Spielberg fashion sense.

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Ready Player One Oasis

In Ready Player One, much of the action takes place inside a virtual universe called the Oasis – a vast collection of digital planets where people can be whoever they want to be and basically do whatever they want. We know director Steven Spielberg put his actors in performance capture suits to film those sequences, but what did their physical set actually look like during production?

Below, Spielberg explains how he shot those complex Ready Player One Oasis scenes. Read More »