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Game of Thrones fan? How the saga became a TV hit


Thought I’d mix things up a bit today and share an interesting article on one of my favorite TV shows – HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (writing for offers a thorough, but concise, background on how the book series by George R. R. Martin became the global phenomenon it is today.

Let me know what you think of the article linked below.

“George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the book that formed the basis of the blockbuster HBO television series, came out 20 years ago this August.” – Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Source: BBC – Culture – Game of Thrones at 20: How the saga became a TV hit

Movie News: Spider-Man Drops In On Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Trailer 2


In case you missed it, yesterday there was kind of a huge event in the world of movies and geek culture.

Marvel Studios dropped the second trailer for the upcoming superhero saga Captain America: Civil War, which is another chapter in Marvel’s inter-connected Cinematic Universe.

The trailer alone would’ve been enough to cause fans to go nuts with anticipation, but what made this promo historic was the appearance of a new character.

Yes, I spoiled the surprise by mentioning Spider-Man in the title, but Spidey does steal the show in the trailer. If you’re not aware, Andrew Garfield, the previous actor to play Spider-Man, was replaced with a younger, relatively unknown actor named Tom Holland.

The trailer below is the very first time we see the “new” Spider-Man, and also the first line of dialogue Holland says as the beloved Marvel character.

Here’s the official movie synopsis –


Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. – Marvel


So, are we excited yet???

Movie News: Official “Ghostbusters” Trailer Is Here

Sony Pictures

Did you catch this new movie trailer?

In case you missed it, earlier today we got our first peek at the upcoming Ghostbusters movie, and I gotta say it looks pretty hilarious.

The movie opens July 15, and it stars some of the funniest people on the planet.

It’ll be interesting to see if this reboot of the thirty year-old franchise becomes a pop culture milestone like the original movie did.

Have a look at Ghostbusters, and let me know if you plan to see the movie.

15 Actors You Won’t Believe Have Never Won an Oscar

via Movieweb

Here’s a fun (and interesting) article that I’m sure my fellow movie fans will enjoy. I was stunned to learn some of these great actors never won an Academy Award.

“Leonardo DiCaprio is poised to win his first Oscar for ‘The Revenant’ this year, but he’s not the only big name that has been snubbed over the years.” – B. Alan Orange

Source: 15 Actors You Won’t Believe Have Never Won an Oscar

30 Movies That Deserve A Sequel

nancock,will smith

Here’s a fun, new article over on Screen Rant that lists movies that should’ve gotten a sequel, but didn’t.

Movie blogger, Rob Keyes, posted this article earlier today (1-31-16), and I wanted to share it here for all my movie-lover friends.

Check out Rob’s list of movies that deserve a sequel below.

“In an age where all popular entertainment properties seem targeted as potential franchises via spinoffs, sequels, prequels, reboots, etc., not all films get a followup, even if they deserve one.” – Rob Keyes

Source: 30 Movies That Deserve A Sequel