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George R.R. Martin Wishes ‘Game of Thrones’ Wasn’t Ending So Soon

You knew it would come to this, George. You, a typewriter, and a blank page. For the past eight years, you’ve had the excuse that Game of Thrones was dominating your time and energy, and then you decided to step away from executive producer duties during season 4 to focus on finally finishing The Winds of Winter, the next book in your A Song of Ice and Fire series. But you still haven’t, George. And with Game of Thrones ending with its ongoing eighth season, you have no excuses. But that won’t ...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Books, Fantasy, HBO, Television, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin


‘WandaVision’ Will Have a 1950s Aesthetic, According to Elizabeth Olsen

We’ve seen so little of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision’s (Paul Bettany) relationship on the big screen, so it’s difficult to guess what their upcoming Disney+ series will look like. The two Avengers have a deep and sincere romance that has mostly happened offscreen, and it will finally get the spotlight in the upcoming WandaVision. So what is WandaVision actually about? We still have no clue, but Elizabeth Olsen is giving us an intriguing tease of a few WandaVision details. In an intervi...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Disney, Marvel Studios, Television, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, WandaVision


Teen ‘Star Trek’ Animated Series Coming to Nickelodeon – Here’s What It’s About

Star Trek has always been about highlighting the best in humanity, and that includes kids. Now kids are getting the spotlight in the upcoming Star Trek animated series coming to Nickelodeon. Read more to learn about this new animated Star Trek project below. A new, original CG-animated Star Trek series following “a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation” is heading to Nickelodeon, according to StarTrek.com. “‘S...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Animation, CBS, Nickelodeon, Sci-Fi, Television


‘Long Shot’ Trailer: Seth Rogen Should Be Grievously Injured After These Falls

Long Shot premiered to rave reviews at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival. It’s a smart, funny, charming movie that features surprising chemistry between stars Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron – but this new trailer would like to remind you that the film also has its fair share of physical comedy. Rogen’s character, a journalist named Fred Flarsky, takes two huge spills in this trailer that would have sidelined a normal human for the rest of the movie, so it’s a good thing Flarksy is al...
Tags: Comedy, Lionsgate Films, Movie Trailers, Charlize-Theron, Jonathan-Levine, Long Shot, Seth-Rogen


‘Avengers: Endgame’ in 4DX Will Feature Signature Character Motions, But What Does That Mean?

This weekend, Avengers: Endgame will undoubtedly go down in the history books with what will be one of the biggest box office debuts of all-time. The experience of seeing this movie in theaters with a packed crowd of hungry fans eager to see how this era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to an end will already be something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. But that’s not good enough for those behind the unique 4DX format that turns blockbuster movies into theatrical theme park rid...
Tags: Business and Industry News, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Marvel Studios, Sequels, 4DX, Avengers, Avengers: Endgame


Disney is Killing Multiple Fox Films, Heavily Scrutinizing Others

While some film fans were ecstatic over the prospect of Disney buying Fox, others cautioned that this move could end up being bad for movies. Sadly, it looks as if that latter concern is turning out to be true. A new report reveals that Disney is in the midst of culling, and killing, several Fox titles. Even movies that are still moving ahead are getting a detailed reappraisal from the House of Mouse. Whatever your feelings here, you have to ask yourself: is destroying potentially good movies o...
Tags: 20th Century Fox, Business and Industry News, Disney/Pixar, Disney, Fox


‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Talk New Characters and What Could Happen in Season 3 [Interview]

When Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald created Cobra Kai , they fulfilled the dream of their own Karate Kid fandom, and all the fans who didn’t know how much they needed Johnny and Daniel back in our lives. They also gave YouTube Premium its biggest hit, becoming the centerpiece of the streaming service’s original programming. With the return of John Kreese in the season finale, Cobra Kai kept fans waiting desperately for season two. Heald, Schlossberg and Hurwitz have ...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Interviews, Television, YouTube, Cobra Kai


‘Swamp Thing’ Trailer: There’s Something in the Water in the DC Universe

The comic book character Swamp Thing hasn’t appeared in film or television in a significant way since the 1990s, but that’s about to change when he gets his own live-action series on the DC Universe streaming service this summer. We caught a quick glimpse of the character in a brief teaser last week, but now there’s a full trailer for the upcoming show that leans into the horror angle and capitalizes on the fact that James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) is executive producing the series. Check ...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Comic Book/Superhero, DC Universe, Television, TV Trailer, Swamp Thing


Listen: /Film Daily Joins The 2019 Summer Movie Wager

On the April 24, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to participate in the 2019 Summer Movie Wager. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). In The Feature Presentation : The Summer Movie Wa...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Film Daily Podcast, Box Office, Features


Neil Marshall 101: Inside the Violent, Action-Packed Filmography of the Director of ‘Hellboy’

The Hellboy reboot, helmed by British director Neil Marshall , isn’t doing so hot . That’s a real shame, because Marshall’s track record with hyper-violent action-horror has been fantastic so far. While rumors of production woes definitely explain the film’s lack of cohesion, there are kernels of good stuff in the new Hellboy . Horror fans have delighted in the movie’s gory brutality, and some of the sequences work as fun standalone scenes; while Hellboy might not work, it’s...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Neil-Marshall


The Battle of Winterfell: Let’s Guess Which ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Survive the War to Come

This Sunday, the final season of Game of Thrones reaches its halfway point with a feature-length episode built around a single battle. The Night King and his army of the undead have arrived at Winterfell, and only a small-ish force of Northerners, Free Folk, Unsullied, dragons, Night’s Watchmen, Brotherhood Without Banners members, and even a few Lannisters stand in their way. The battle has already received a great deal of press. It’s apparently going to be the biggest and most sustained actio...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, HBO, Television, Game of Thrones


‘Catch-22’ Trailer: George Clooney Brings Some Comedy to World War II

George Clooney has dabbled with wartime satire as the producer and star of The Men Who Stare at Goats, but now he’s fully leaning into the unexpected comedy that comes from World War II with a series adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22. Hulu is behind the Catch-22 series, which follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy during the historical global war. Christopher Abbott stars in the series as a bombardier who isn’t too happy that thousands of peopl...
Tags: Adaptation, Comedy, Hulu, War, Catch-22


The Six Essential Marvel Movies You Must Rewatch Before ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Now that we’ve seen Avengers: Endgame (which is absolutely fantastic), we can tell you how to be fully prepared for this monumental pop culture event. Yes, there are 21 films in total that precede this movie, and Avengers: Endgame somehow offers an epic conclusion to each and every one of them. But you don’t need to remember every single one in order to fully enjoy this sequel. We’ve put together a list of the six most essential movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you should watch (or ...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Marvel Studios, Sequels, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Captain-America, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron-Man, Thor, Thor: The Dark World


New Joss Whedon Series ‘The Nevers’ Casts ‘Outlander’ Star Laura Donnelly as Lead

The new Joss Whedon series has found its lead. The Avengers director is making his highly anticipated return to TV with The Nevers, a sci-fi drama about a group of Victorian women with unusual abilities. But a Joss Whedon show is not complete without a great female lead, and The Nevers cast has found that lead in Outlander‘s Laura Donnelly. Laura Donnelly has been cast as the lead in The Nevers, the HBO sci-fi series co-written by Whedon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums Jane Espenson and D...
Tags: Casting, Drama, HBO, Sci-Fi, Television, Joss-Whedon, Laura Donnelly, The Nevers


‘Aladdin’ TV Spot: Listen to the New Rendition of “A Whole New World”

Get ready for “A Whole New World” to get stuck in your head all day. The iconic song from 1992’s Aladdin is as beloved as the animated Disney classic, and people were waiting with bated breath for the new rendition of it for the live-action remake. Now you can listen to a clip of it in the new Aladdin TV spot. Aladdin TV Spot Just when you thought you were tapped out of Aladdin, the latest TV spot pulls a fast one on you with its rendition of “A Whole New World,” one of the best songs i...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Oscar, John August, Will Smith, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Tim Rice, Alan Menken, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Jafar, Agrabah, Navid Negahban


Netflix Oscar Eligibility Remains Intact as The Academy Votes Not to Change Key Rule

Earlier this year, Roma was a huge contender and winner at the Oscars. Not only did the film earn a trophy for director Alfonso Cuarón, as well as taking home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, but it was one of the Best Picture nominees. But that didn’t sit too well with some members of The Academy, because Roma was a Netflix movie, and it barely met the eligibility requirements for being released in theaters to qualify for a potential nomination. There was even some uproar from Steven Spielberg...
Tags: New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Academy Awards, Academy, Roma, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Los Angeles County, John Bailey, Diane Weyermann, Larry Karaszewski


‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Returns with Punch in Season Two

The She-Ra is back! As a forward-forged reboot of the 1980s Filmation cartoon, Noelle Stevenson’s fantasy-adventure She-Ra and the Princesses of Power launches season two with high spirits. Last we left off in season one, the heroine and antagonist made their respective uphill climbs. Having escaped her upbringing with the evil and imperialistic Horde army, Adora (Aimee Carrero) has matured into her hero role as the Chosen One She-Ra warrior with her magic sword and acquired an ensemble o...
Tags: Television, Movies, Features, Netflix, Animation, Weaver, Leighton, RA, Noelle Stevenson, TV Reviews, Karen Fukuhara, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hordak, Catra, Princesses of Power, Scorpia


Video Blog: What It’s Like To Attend the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Movie Premiere

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to actually go to a Hollywood movie premiere? How about tagging along as I go to not just any movie premiere, but the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame? In our first attempt at vlogging, my girlfriend Kitra and I decided to try to capture the experience. I thought it might be interesting to see what it is like inside a world premiere and afterparty of a big budget blockbuster – and probably the biggest one of all time. I think I might actually watch...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Comic Book/Superhero, Events, Fandom, Features, Marvel Studios, Video Blog, Avengers: Endgame


Road to Endgame: ‘Captain Marvel’ is a Return to One of Marvel’s Messiest Problems

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In Part 2 of Captain Marvel : forgotten stakes, and the narrative fallout of blatant propaganda.) [Read part one of our Captain Marvel piece here.] Marvel movies tend to be littered with in-jokes. Cameos, sequel setups and obscure comic trivia reward the loyalty of certain audiences, and while Captain Marvel speaks this not-so-secret dialect (in addition t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, America, Earth, Features, Pentagon, Road, Air Force, Avengers, Panama, Marvel Studios, Carol, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson, Fleming


The Morning Watch: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Edition: Best Red Carpet Moments, Weird Trailer & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this Avengers: Endgame edition, check out an assembly of the best moments from the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles with all the film’s stars and more. Plus, watch an incredibly weird trailer for the movie featur...
Tags: Movies, Danai Gurira, Marvel, Los Angeles, Sequels, Avengers, Vanity Fair, Marvel Studios, Jeremy-Renner, Chris-Hemsworth, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Aldo Jones, The Morning Watch, Avengers: Endgame


Cool Stuff: Set the Mood for the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale with a Bleeding Joffrey Candle Holder

We’re two episodes into the final season of Game of Thrones, and the battle for Winterfell is nearly upon us. After this weekend, we’ll be halfway through the end of HBO’s fantasy series, so there’s no better time to light a candle in the show’s honor. Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration of Game of Thrones if it didn’t come in the form of something truly cruel and twisted. Remember when the bratty King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) was killed after being poisoned all the way back in the fourth sea...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Game Of Thrones, Cool Stuff, Joffrey, Jack Gleeson, Olenna Tyrell, Other Creations, Joffrey Jack Gleeson


The Tolkien Estate Won’t Endorse the New ‘Tolkien’ Biopic

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and his seminal work The Lord of the Rings might be soon lining up to see Nicholas Hoult play the young, hot version of him in Fox Searchlight’s upcoming biopic, Tolkien. But one group of people that won’t be in line are Tolkien’s family and the Tolkien estate, which have released a statement saying that they do not endorse the film. The Tolkien estate has released a statement clarifying that they “do not endorse [Tolkien] or its content in any way,” according to The H...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Fox Searchlight, J R R Tolkien, Tolkien, True Story, Nicholas Hoult, Oxford College, Hoult, Beren, Dome Karukoski, Business and Industry News, Tolkien estate, David Gleeson Tolkien, Tolkien Estate Won


/Filmcast Ep. 514 – The 2019 Summer Movie Wager

’Tis the season to count down the top 10 films of summer 2019! David, Devindra, Jeff, and Peter round up to predict the domestic box office totals. To enter, everyone chooses their 1-10 ranked films, plus three dark horses. The person with the most points wins: – Getting number 1 or number 10 dead-on gets you 13 points (each) – 10 points for numbers 2-9 dead-on – 7 points if your pick was only one spot away from where it ended up – 5 points if it was two spots away – 3 points if your pick is an...
Tags: Movies, Time, Dave, Hobbs, Peter, John Wick, Germain Lussier, Slashfilmcast, The Show, Hobbs Shaw, David Devindra Jeff, Shaw Rocketman Dark Horses, Hollywood Devindra Avengers, Shaw Dark Horses, Hobbs Shaw Secret Life of Pets, Hollywood Men in Black International John Wick


HBO to Air ‘McMillions’, a Documentary Series About the McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud

When The Daily Beast published an article last summer titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions,” it captured Hollywood’s attention in a big way. We later learned that was by design: the article, which details extreme (and wildly entertaining) levels of fraud surrounding the nationwide Monopoly game that McDonald’s previously participated in, was written with the express purpose of being adapted into a movie. A film adaptation is still on the table, but now a docu...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Documentary, Fbi, Netflix, Mark-Wahlberg, Mcdonald's, Deadpool, True Story, McDonald, Hernandez, Ben Affleck Matt Damon, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick


‘Avenue 5’, a Sci-Fi Show From ‘Veep’ Creator Starring Hugh Laurie and Zach Woods, Gets Series Order at HBO

Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show. Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). Deadline reports tha...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Silicon Valley, Armando Iannucci, Stalin, Hugh-Laurie, Matt, Llewyn Davis, Laurie, Gad, Zach Woods, Ryan Clark, Customer Relations, Josh-Gad


‘Avengers: Endgame’ Review: An Exhausting, Rewarding Epic Worth Celebrating

This Avengers: Endgame review will be as spoiler-free as humanly possible. That said, the marketing department for Endgame has done a great job keeping things secret, which makes nearly anything one has to say about the film a potential spoiler. You’ve been warned. “Part of the journey is the end.” So says Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, the epic culmination of every Marvel Cinematic Universe entry that’s come before. Do his words ring hollow? Can there ever truly be a sense of an ending in a ...
Tags: Movies, America, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Bradley Cooper, Sequels, Evans, Thanos, Avengers, Tessa Thompson, Rudd, Russo brothers, Tony, Hemsworth, Tony Stark


‘Salem’s Lot’ Movie Coming From James Wan and Gary Dauberman

The Stephen King adaptation renaissance continues, as James Wan and Gary Dauberman plan a visit to ‘Salem’s Lot. Based on King’s second novel, ‘Salem’s Lot follows a small Maine town that quickly becomes overrun by vampires. The book was adapted twice before into TV miniseries, but this will be the first big screen take on the book. Despite its popularity, Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot has never had a feature film adaptation…until now. Gary Dauberman, who wrote Conjuring Universe films Annabel...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Maine, Adaptation, Salem, King, Annabelle, Ben, Barlow, Tobe Hooper, James Wan, Roy Lee, Mark Wolper, Gary Dauberman, Salem’s Lot


Lionsgate’s ‘Chaos Walking’, Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, is “Unreleasable”, So They’re Spending Millions More on Reshoots

Chaos Walking, the film adaptation of Patrick Ness’s young adult book trilogy, has been in development since 2011. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and actors Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland came on board in 2016 and it started filming the next year, with an intended release date of March 1, 2019. As you may have noticed, that date has come and gone and the film still hasn’t hit theaters. Now we know why. According to a new report, the film was “deemed unreleasable” in i...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Daisy Ridley, Rey, Ridley, Tom Holland, Patrick Ness, Lionsgate Films, Action/Adventure, Doug-Liman


Listen: Florence + The Machine Covered Podrick’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Song, and What the Lyrics Means for the Show

Brienne of Tarth’s faithful squire Podrick Payne sang a beautiful, haunting song during the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. The song, “Jenny of Oldstones,” was performed by Florence + The Machine over the show’s closing credits, and you can hear that performance in a video below. But what do those lyrics have to do with the show, and what do they portend for our surviving heroes? Join us for a quick trip through the history of Westeros as we search for answers. Game of Thrones Song ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, Florence, Robert, Video Clips, Duncan, Martin, Jon, Jenny, George R R Martin, Westeros


‘Child’s Play’ Remake Rated R For Gore and Intensity, According to Producer

While the MPAA has yet to issue an official rating for the Child’s Play remake, producer Seth Grahame-Smith wants to assure horror fans that the new take on Chucky will have a firm R-rating. According to Grahame-Smith, you can expect a whole lot of gore and intensity in the upcoming movie, so at least that’s one less thing to worry about. Not every horror movie needs an R-rating. There are plenty of fright flicks that manage to scare with a solid PG-13. But then there are titles that demand ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Karen, Mpaa, Chucky, Remakes, Gore, Andy, Mike, Seth Grahame-smith, Grahame Smith, Charles Lee Ray, Childs-Play