‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer Looks Like the Biggest Blockbuster of the Year: “Winter Is Here”

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HBO has released a brand new trailer for their mega-hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, and the network has officially outdone themselves this time. The show no longer looks like a TV show: it’s clearly moved into the huge budget blockbuster territory. I’ve grown numb to people claiming that things are “epic” over the past few years, but there truly is no other word that does this trailer justice. Winter is definitely here.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

The sheer scope of this show is almost beyond comprehension at this point, and there are so many jaw-dropping moments that I had to watch the entire trailer with my mouth agape. I’m not normally prone to hyperbole, and I realize I’ve only had about two minutes to sit and think about this statement, but this may honestly be the greatest trailer I’ve ever seen. Ramin Djawadi’s goosebump-inducing score, the incredible voiceovers, and those stunning visuals all come together perfectly.

It takes watching something like this for me to realize that I’ve been taking this show for granted. Visuals like this are not normal for a television show, and even though Game of Thrones has been consistently building over the years, it feels like they’ve hit a new plateau here.

Remember the early seasons of this show, when showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss didn’t have the budget to actually film all of the story’s battle sequences and they had to come up with creative storytelling workarounds to impart that information to the audience? That forced creativity resulted in some terrific character-building moments in multiple two-hander scenes that allowed those early episodes to hit their required run times, and they’ve paid dividends now because seven seasons in, the audience cares about these characters in a deep and enduring way.

Looking back on those early seasons, it almost looks like an entirely different show than the one depicted in this trailer. But thankfully it’s become such a worldwide success that Benioff and Weiss are playing with bigger budgets than anyone in the history of the medium. It’s a different type of show now, all right, and this is becoming a no-holds-barred race to the finish line in which massive battles are going to become so common that the early days of the show will seem like a distant memory with every clang of the sword and breath of fire. I can’t wait to see how it plays out.

Game of Thrones season 7 debuts on July 16, 2017.

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Title Semi-Revealed — What Does It Mean?

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Westworld has been enveloped in mystery since it first hit the airwaves on HBO last fall, and although most of Reddit and the Internet have guessed its many twists and turns, the show is going to keep it that way for Season 2.

We know very little of the second season of HBO’s genre hit, other than the fact that it’s happening. Release dates? Episode titles? Cast? Nothing. But co-creator and writer Jonathan Nolan have decided to appease thirsty Westworld fans with a tantalizing hint for the second season premiere. Naturally, frenzied theorizing ensues.

An unassuming Reddit thread was biding the time before the second season of Westworld airs — which is expected to be around 2018 — by discussing the mazes of the show and their meaning, when Nolan suddenly dropped by to reveal a partially hidden picture of the script for the Season 2 premiere.

Paired with a message from Nolan that simply read “nope” — in response to a Reddit user asking members to stop posting pictures of random mazes, saying, “Just because you see a maze doesn’t mean it’s quality Westworld related content” — the picture show the script obscured by maze in a handheld plastic smiley-face toy. How tongue-in-cheek.

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But let’s get to the important part: the episode title.

Only part of the episode title can be seen, which reads “Journey Into N—-.” What could it say? Some of have speculated that it reads “Journey Into Night,” which could be a reference to the first season’s finale episode. Anthony Hopkins’ Ford had planned the narrative shortly before his untimely death.

“[it] begins with the birth of a new people, and the choices they will have to make, and the people they will decide to become,” Ford said at the end of season 1.

Or could it be a reference to a new world? Could the “N” stand for “Nature” and be hinting at a jungle or forest world? I don’t know, I’m just spitballing ideas. There’s no way I can twist this to turn it into “Journey Into N-Samurai World.”

With about a year to go until the second season airs, this will have to keep Westworld fans busy as they theorize where the show could go next. Programming president at HBO Casey Bloys doesn’t expect the second season until 2018, saying previously, “I don’t have a date exactly – they’re going to have to map it out and write the scripts – but my guess is sometime in ‘18.” With Game of Thrones premiering its its eighth and final season in the summer of 2018, Westworld may not see the sun until later in the year. That’s a long journey indeed.

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Shawn Levy Calls Stranger Things Season 2 Darker, More Ambitious

Shawn Levy Calls Stranger Things Season 2 Darker, More Ambitious

Shawn Levy calls Stranger Things season 2 darker, more ambitious

We’re still a few months away from the return of Hawkins, Indiana and the fan favorite kids and monsters that live there. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter (via /Film), series executive producer Shawn Levy opened up about what we can expect and just how scary they’re planning to get with the new episodes.

“Season two makes the Demogorgon look quaint. I was just in the edit room with the brothers yesterday, and we’re like, “this is definitely darker, I hope everyone’s down with this,” because the threats to Hawkins and to our characters are bigger, darker, often times scarier. So people who found season one too scary for them, probably you’re going to be more scared by season two. But again, the best thing I can tell you is that through it all, it’s got the best heart. But it is, cinematically and budgetary, it’s definitely more ambitious.”

Levy also exercise caution however, telling fans to brace themselves for things they may not like:

“We are going to do things that fans will be disappointed in, but I think they will be more satisfied by… I’ll give one example that I’ve been asked about a hundred times which is people still think Barb’s alive. Because you think you want that, but you wouldn’t really want that. I’ve had a lot of people, some huge celebrities come up to me at these awards shows, like, “So, between us, Barb’s coming back, right?” I’m like “No, you saw, she had like a creature, slug, worm, snake, coming out of her mouth. I don’t know that there’s a bounce back from that!” So no, we are not going to cravenly service the wish-list of fans, we’re going to service the Duffer instincts and what they feel is the right story to tell.”

The second season, which will premiere on Halloween 2017, is set a year after Will’s return, and everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.

Stranger Things season 2 will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. New cast additions include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (Blunt TalkThe Other Guys), newcomer Linnea Berthelsen, and ’80s icons Sean Astin (The Goonies) and Paul Reiser (Aliens).

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’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2: What we want to see


It’s official: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is getting a second season. While we’ve already listed the perils of that decision, that decision has been made. So let’s look forward to what the show could do well and what it should do better.

Help for Jessica and Justin

The pair that should’ve been Liberty High’s «It couple» was at the beginning of Hannah’s tapes, but it’s the events described in the later tapes that leave them shaken and scarred entering Season 2. The show fleshed out Jessica and Justin better than the novel, especially with their family dynamics. Jess is now coming to terms with her painful assault and Justin with his complicity in what happened to her, but with the right support system they could both overcome. Read more…

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The latest updates from the set of the ‘Supergirl’ season 2 finale

Right on schedule, Supergirl is filming its season two finale in Vancouver this week and, from the sounds of it, fans won’t be disappointed. It’s already been widely reported that Calista Flockhart, who plays Kara’s former boss Cat Grant, will be appearing in the final two episodes of the season. When the show moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles for its second season, Flockhart wasn’t willing to make the move, so this is the first time fans will be seeing her since she took a leave of absence from her company and left James Olsen in charge. Along with FLockhart, Tyler Hoechlin – who played Superman in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2 – will be returning for the season finale as well. And, Supergirl has cast genre actor Mark Gibbon as General Zod for the final episodes of the season, too. Here are the latest updates regarding the season finale shoot but, be warned, there may be a few minor spoilers ahead: #Supergirl scene had Rhea and Supergirl having showdown, Chris was on set so Mon El would have had to make a choice #Karamel — Ken (@pursuit23) April 25, 2017 @TheCWSupergirl filming on top of building..

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‘The Walking Dead’ season 8 begins filming on May 1

As usual, The Walking Dead will be back in production on the first Monday in May, which in this case falls on May 1. Though we don’t know much about what the new season will bring, Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl on the show, is promising the first episode won’t disappoint. just finished reading 801 of twd and oooo man it's good — chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017 We’ve also heard there are already “Do Not Mow” signs posted around Senoia, GA, another sure signs filming is about to get underway. In addition to Senoia, TSDF is reporting there are more signs on Hwy 20 in Hampton at 4th St and Solomon in Griffin, and at Tyrone Rd and Flat Creek in Fayetteville. If you spot TWD filming in Georgia, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season Premiere Review: A Whole New Internet

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The most brilliant comedy on TV returns! The fourth season premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley is titled “Success Failure,” which is a pretty accurate description of the show so far.

Richard and the rest of the Pied Piper crew have seen tiny pieces of amazing success and attention thrown at them that promise to make them enough money to live the rest of their lives, only for them to lose it all each and every time. After three seasons of this, it’s hard not to get a little bit disinterested in this motley crew, but this season started off by doing something pretty brilliant – they’re rebooting it. Or at least, they’re changing the direction of the show.

A New Title Sequence

One of the most underappreciated parts of each Silicon Valley episode is its title sequence, which changes from season-to-season. The sequence shows the Valley being built up with corporations in a mere ten seconds, so quickly that it takes a few rewatches to catch the many in-jokes each contains.

For instance, near the space where a Napster balloon floated up before imploding and falling to the ground, a massive Uber balloon rose up in season two. In season three, a smaller Lyft balloon rose up to bounce against Uber, futily. But at the start of the season 4 premiere, they’re both about the same size and knocking against each other, probably due to Uber’s incredible snafus made earlier this year and Lyft taking advantage of their rival’s bad press so expertly.

Last season, there were a couple of drones delivering bottles of champagne to buildings. This year, they’re all over the skies, delivering six-packs of beer and individual pizza slices.

Another building now has a sign for Theranos, which immediately starts to peel off the building, probably due to the multiple FBI vans outside. The company isn’t doing well, lately. There are probably a dozen more tiny references taking place on the rooftops and streets, just a small hint of the brilliant depths of the show.

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The Most Silicon Valley Moment

If you think a $ 400 juicer is a stupid waste of money (it is), how about what Hooli CEO Gavin Belson gets up to in this episode? We see him with his new hire Jack Barker on the way back from a successful trip to China. Gavin becomes incredibly angry when Jack convinces him that it would be faster to drop him off at his destination first, even though it’s clearly farther. Gavin becomes so obsessed with this slight that he sends his right hand man on the exact trip from China to San Francisco to time how long each leg of the journey it takes. When he returns and confirms that it was indeed 28.3 minutes shorter if they had gone Gavin’s way, Gavin sends him back out to take five more private transcontinental flights in order to sum up the average time, to account for headwind and other variables. The purpose of this? He’s concerned with Barker’s corporate spending.

Barker ends up delightfully punished for this at the end of the episode, demoted to an “office” in the fourth sub basement next to the servers, facing the door of a men’s room.

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The Doors of a Billionaire

With each of these weekly review, I plan to single out the best one-liner of the episode, so color me surprised that this one didn’t belong to something from the mouth of Erlich Bachman. We all know that T. J. Miller is king of the one-liners and will usually dominate this section, but we can’t blame him because this episode features an appearance by Chris Diamantopoulos’ Russ Hanneman, the billionaire who put radio on the internet. He appears in his ridiculous car to meet with Richard outside of his kid’s school. His greeting?

“Thanks for meeting me here. My fucking nanny got a D.U.I. and lost her license and I’m stuck picking up my own kid like an asshole. So what’s up?”

This is perhaps the tamest portion of his dialogue, which is delivered in front of horrified children and parents. Russ may be crazy, but it’s only because of this interaction that Richard realizes that he’s not fully behind the new direction of Pied Piper, and he has only one thing he can do – quit.

By far the best joke in the episode is Russ peeling out in his car after his chat with Richard, blasting Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” the way we all wish Paul Ryan did.

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The Most Inspiring Speech

Dinesh and Gilfoyle have the best (lack of) chemistry on the show, so it was perhaps shocking to think that Gilfoyle would ever back Dinesh as the new CEO of Pied Piper. But after Dinesh’s rousing speech, he had no option but to fall in line.

“Gilfoyle, can I please be CEO of Pied Piper?” pleads Dinesh.

“Spoken like a true leader,” replies our favorite anarchist. “But, since your failure as a leader is a virtual certainty, tolerating your short reign as CEO in exchange for a front-row seat to the disaster seems fair. Plus if I’m wrong, which I’m not, I get rich. So I’m down with Dinesh.”

And the new crew gets almost immediately to work on their video conferencing app, with a new gung-ho leader who’s actually interested in the product they’re creating.

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Building, Not Sustaining

Richard’s problem has always been that he’s a weirdo genius. He’s an amazing engineer and the rest of the crew has admitted many times that they can’t code like he can, but he has absolutely no social skills. This is what makes the show so fun to watch, but it also means thatany time he tries to steer the ship, it’s destined to smash into pieces against rocks he didn’t even see.

Richard finally realizes that in this episode, and breaks off from the new Pied Piper video chat direction (which Dinesh is excited about, since it’s his!) to do his very own thing – and that thing is to build a new internet using his algorithm.  He doesn’t even know how this will work, so this should be interesting. Will he achieve an engineering miracle, only to fall back into the same self-defeating problems? Or will he finally give up the front-facing roles of the company to people that are actually good at it? We still have a whole season ahead of us to find out.

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House of Cards Season Five: New Images From Netflix

House of Cards Season Five: New Images From Netflix

Check out four new images from Netflix’s House of Cards season five

Today Netflix released four new images from the upcoming House of Cards season five. The show will premiere on the streaming service in its entirety on May 30, 2017. Starring two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, the fifth season will see Francis (Spacey) run for re-election with his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), by his side. You can check out the images in the slideshow below.

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House of Cards season five was written before last year’s Presidential election, so there is unlikely to be specific parallels here. Executive producer Melissa James Gibson spoke to EW about the inevitable comparisons, saying, “Sure, the resonance sometimes feels eerie. But Trump is an outsider who’s trying to blow up the system, and Francis is the opposite.” At the end of season four, Frank was not only launching his Presidential campaign (he was not elected, as you may recall) with his wife, but plotting to declare war on ICO to distract from a certain damaging article.

Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, House of Cards is executive produced by David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Beau Willimon, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, John David Coles and Eric Roth. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix. House of Cards season 5 also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks, and Joel Kinnaman.

Are you guys excited to see what’s coming in House of Cards season five? Will the Underwoods win the Presidency? Who are they going to kill off? We want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Photos: Winter is Here, so Dress Accordingly

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The sixth season of Game of Thrones concluded with a massive war about to open up on four fronts, with the living battling the living as the undead waited to make their move. And then, to rub salt in the wound, winter finally arrived. After all, the Stark words always come true, eventually.

The chill of winter can be seen all over the first official Game of Thrones season 7 photos, which feature cast members bundled under heavier coats and cloaks than usual.

HBO has released 16 new photos from the upcoming season, which is set to premiere this summer. That may seem like a lot of images, but Game of Thrones has a lot of characters – the gallery below is huge and it still feels like the tip of the iceberg when it comes to every single character of importance in Westeros.

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Of course, the usual suspects are all here. Jon Snow still furrowing his brow at the distance, Arya Stark is still hanging out in places that seem a little unsavory for a girl of her age, Meera is still dragging Bran through the zombie-infested lands north of the Wall, Jaime and Cersei and still inseparable (even when she’s on the Iron Throne), Davos still looks like the only guy in the land who can actually get things done, and Petyr Baelish is still getting too close for comfort to Sansa Stark.

However, these images do provide a few fun surprises. For example, there’s Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, now dressed for winter as a member of the Brotherhood With Banners. There’s the return of the pint-sized badass Lyanna Mormont, who will surely steal each and every one of her scenes again. There’s Tormund Giantsbane, still making it pretty clear to Brienne of Tarth that he’s very, very interested. And we also have our first look at Sam and Gilly in their new lives at the Citadel, where things will hopefully start looking up for this adorable and oft-abused couple.

However, the real MVPs of this gallery are Daenerys and her inner circle: Tyrion Lannister, Missandei, Varys, and Grey Worm. They’re all dressed for the colder Westeros climate after making the journey across the Narrow Sea and they look spectacular. Those new leather uniforms give Cersei’s black queen get-up a run for its money in the “best dressed on the continent” contest.

Game of Thrones season 7 is set to premiere on July 16, 2017.

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Superhero Bits: Luke Cage Season 2, Deadpool’s Blind Roommate Returns, Star-Lord 3D Glasses & More

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Is production on Luke Cage starting soon? Which Avenger does Dave Bautista want to see Drax the Destroyer share a scene with the most? Want to see Rob Liefeld‘s drawing of Josh Brolin as Cable? Do you want to see Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel recording their voices for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Is Wade Wilson‘s blind roommate coming back for Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

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Deadline has confirmed that Marvel Studios will be returning to Comic-Con San Diego this summer with a panel.

There are several indicators that production on Luke Cage season two appears to be starting production soon.

You know, just meditating. #deadpool2 #clostraphobiarocks #ryanreyondsismybitch #umguys

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Josh Brolin is getting a cast of his face done for the make-up department to turn him into Cable in Deadpool 2.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has finally confirmed that he’s playing Black Manta in the developing Aquaman movie.

Check out a preview of what’s in store on Agents of SHIELD in this preview for next week’s 19th episode on ABC.

ScreenRant has a review of the first episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and they’re disappointed.

Spider-Man vs Doc Ock Print

You can buy this print of Spider-Man fighting Doc Ock in this print by Chris Thornley available at Grey Matter Art.

Kevin Feige would love to shoot Marvel movies in California, but tax incentives elsewhere keep him from doing that.

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