Winter was here — and now, it's gone. Game of Thrones bowed for the last time on May 19, 2019, marking the end of an era with an episode clocking in at 78 minutes. Written and directed by creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the series finale marks the end of the line for Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and the other heroes and villains who have populated the Seven Kingdoms for so many years. Soon, there will be new stories set in Westeros, assuming the pilot from creator Jane Goldman goes to series; when that will be, who can say? It will certainly fly forward without the characters best known to Thrones fans since 2011, and much longer in the cases of those who started the adventure with author George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which began publishing in 1996. With Thrones still fresh in mind, say goodbye one last time with a walk down memory lane courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. Ahead, find … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season: The Complete Resource
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If Ridley Scott had not seen Star Wars on opening day in 1977, we might never have had Alien. We’d have Tristan & Isolde instead. When the British-born director was in Los Angeles showing around his feature-film debut, The Duellists, his producer pal David Putnam extended an invite to join him at a 2 p.m. showing of the new sci-fi film from 20th Century Fox at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Scott had heard a bit about it when it was shooting in London, and thought, “Well, I’d better go and see it.” “The theater was positively boiling with expectation. I have never seen such audience participation,” remembers Scott. “Because I had a very good time in France doing The Duellists, I was seriously thinking about doing Tristan & Isolde next. So I looked at Star Wars and thought, ‘Why on earth am I even thinking about doing Tristan & Isolde when this guy is doing this … [Read more...] about Ridley Scott on the Hard Road to ‘Alien’
John Cho (Star Trek, Searching) is set to take on the lead role of Spike Spiegel in Netflix’s live-action series adaption of the classic anime series Cowboy Bebop. He will be joined by Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage), Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), and Alex Hassell (Suburbicon) , who will all play key roles in the upcoming series. Cowboy Bebop is the “jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.” Cho’s character Spike Spiegel is described as “an impossibly cool bounty hunter with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma — and deadly Jeet … [Read more...] about John Cho To Star in Netflix’s Live-Action COWBOY BEBOP Series!
Rebecca Rubin, provided by Published 11:45 am CDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Photo: Ben Mounsey-Wood Photo: Ben Mounsey-Wood Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Ben Mounsey-Wood CinemaCon 2019’s Hottest Debate? Exhibitors vs. Streaming 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This year’s CinemaCon could be heavy on drama. Netflix, the streaming giant upending the film business, won’t take the stage at the annual exhibition industry confab in Las Vegas, but it’s going to be the topic du jour. The company’s recent success at the Oscars has caused some blowback. Steven Spielberg, for instance, is trying to prevent players that debut their films with only a … [Read more...] about CinemaCon 2019’s Hottest Debate? Exhibitors vs. Streaming
[This story contains spoilers from the season two premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.] After nearly a year off the air, CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery returned Thursday with its highly anticipated second season, which dove head-first into setting up its new world order with the introduction of Kirk predecessor Christopher Pike (Anson Mount). The premiere, which focused on Pike's first mission with Discovery, serves as an example of art imitating life, given the power shifts that have also occurred behind the scenes with the show's second showrunner change. Franchise captain Alex Kurtzman took over for former showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, while on board the USS Discovery, Pike stepped in for Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), a character who manipulated his crew in order to return to his home in the mirror universe. As Pike advised his new crew in the premiere — "the best way to get into a cold stream is to jump right in" — so, … [Read more...] about ‘Star Trek’ Showrunner: ‘Discovery’ Season 2 Is About Spock’s “Unwritten Chapter”