Author George R.R. Martin was among the minority of fans who applauded "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on Monday following the polarizing series finale of their HBO series.
He also teased that their conclusion might be different from the end he has in mind for his protracted "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Sundance Institute will fete "The Farewell" filmmaker Lulu Wang as the recipient of its 2019 Vanguard Award. The honor is slated for June 26 at the Los Angeles premiere of the acclaimed dramedy starring Awkwafina.
The screening and afterparty will be held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA as Sundance Institute's summer fundraiser ...Read more
John Wick will be back.
On Monday, Lionsgate revealed that "John Wick: Chapter 4" is scheduled to hit theaters May 21, 2021. The news was initially announced in a text message to fans that read: "You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021."
The studio's announcement came just days after the debut ...Read more
Olivia Wilde didn't have to go this hard -- but she did. For her directorial debut, "Booksmart," the actress-turned-director comes out swinging with not only one of the best movies of the year, but one of the best high school movies of all time. With a stacked supporting cast, a script crackling with densely packed jokes and a bravura, awards-...Read more
If there's one thing we've learned from movies and TV in recent years, it's this: There is no age limit to falling in love.
A romantic subgenre has developed over the last few years in which older people fall in love -- often to their own surprise -- including the 2015 hit indie "I'll See You in My Dreams" with Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott and...Read more
If the last couple election cycles have taught us anything, it's that the road to the White House is paved with more town-hall meetings than any one human with a functioning soul should ever be forced to watch.
If the last eight seasons of "Game of Thrones" have taught us anything, it's that the American electorate pays much closer attention ...Read more
Warning: This story contains spoilers for the finale of "Game of Thrones."
The biggest trick "Game of Thrones" played on its audience was not the two-season buildup to a battle with the Night King that lasted only one episode or the survival of way more Dothraki than seemed possible after that big "lights out" scene.
It wasn't the earned/not-...Read more
"Game of Thrones" will always be remembered for the strength and complexity of its female characters, flawed and fascinating women like Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, who were beautifully portrayed even when the writing by showrunners D.B Weiss and David Benioff failed them.
And Sunday's series finale, "The Iron Throne," did just that...Read more
LAS VEGAS -- The most revelatory moment of Janet Jackson's new Las Vegas residency, "Metamorphosis," didn't come from anything the notoriously private pop icon said onstage, but instead from what she allowed herself to do.
For the first time in what felt like ages, Jackson performed sensual, even provocative choreography; she ground and writhed...Read more
Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of "Game of Thrones."
To be clear, I didn't ask anyone to "bend the knee" when I arrived at work Monday. But maybe I should have.
Among my colleagues and friends, I was the one and only believer that the wheelchair-bound Bran Stark would wind up as the true and rightful ruler of the realm as the ...Read more
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:
21: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
21: The Upside
21: Isn't It Romantic
21: 13 Reasons Why: Season Two
21: A Dark Place
21: Call the Midwife: Season Eight
21: Drunk Parents
21: Trading Paint
21: White Chamber
28: ...Read more
In his 25-plus years in the film industry, stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski has seen every variation of fight sequence imaginable. So with each installment in the "John Wick" action series -- starring Keanu Reeves as a seemingly unkillable hit man who leaves an endless trail of bloodied bodies in his wake -- he has tried to do something ...Read more
This week's new DVD releases feature a heavy dose of rereleased films and television series from outside the United States.
"Trial & Retribution: The Complete Collection"; 3.5 stars: All you really need to know about this long-running British production is it comes from Lynda La Plante, the creative force behind "Prime Suspect," one of the ...Read more
The tremendous response to "Avengers: Endgame" -- which not only set opening-weekend box office records but now has claimed the title of the "most-tweeted-about movie ever" -- set the bar pretty high for the slate of summer movies. But that doesn't mean that the rest of Hollywood is giving up without a fight -- be it involving superpowers (...Read more
HBO's highly anticipated finale of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday was the most watched program in the premium cable network's history, with 19.3 million viewers.
Citing Nielsen data, HBO said 13.6 million viewers watched the final TV chapter of the Stark family saga on television, surpassing the 13.4 million viewers who tuned in for the fourth ...Read more
This review is full of spoilers.
And the winner of "Game of Thrones" was ... Drogon.
I'm not talking about who became King of the Seven -- er, Six -- Kingdoms. That title went to Bran the Broken, elected by the Small Council in a compromise vote Sunday during the series finale of "Game of Thrones."
But the episode's most memorable scene ...Read more
Note to readers: This article contains a spoiler about the series finale of "Game of Thrones."
When Emilia Clarke finished reading the scripts for the last two episodes of "Game of Thrones," she went for a long walk, wandering the streets of London in a stupor, trying to process the shocking fate of her character, Daenerys Targaryen, and ...Read more
The Whitney Houston revival is well underway.
The pop titan's estate is planning a resurgence for the late stinger that includes a new album of unreleased tracks, a touring hologram, a potential Broadway musical and other branding deals.
The Grammy-winning megastar, who died in 2012 from a combination of heart trouble and cocaine inges...Read more
What do a crime-fighting samurai cat and a gadget-building feline have in common? Both are cats and both are characters in new shows headed to Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network announced Monday that "Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart" and "Tig N' Seek" will be joining its programming lineup. Both animated shows are described as adventure comedies.
The "Game of Thrones" finale proved a bit less than disposable Sunday night after fans spotted a stray plastic water bottle lurking in a later scene.
Warning: Spoilers are coming.
And so it all began, perhaps, the plastic age of Westeros, where rulers were chosen, not born, and no person went without easy-access refreshment.
Seems nobody on ...Read more
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