My Favorite Scene – Game of Thrones Season Two (2012 – HBO) “Arya, Tywin and the Tale of Harrenhal”

For season two, there are so many epic scenes that I could pick, but I went with something  quiet that showcases two of the show’s best actors fencing off in an incredibly awkward situation.  Tywin Lannister rules the castle of Harrenhal where Arya Stark is posing as a boy servant.  The Lannisters have just had her father beheaded and she’s one of the most wanted fugitives in the land.  First it takes Tywin all of two seconds to see she’s a girl and decides to make her his cup bearer.  That sets up this scene, completely not in the books (an example of a wise and well-handled change), wherein the two of them feel each other out.  Does he know?  Is she going to try to kill him?  It’s a fantastic scene that proves that some of the best moments in Game of Thrones don’t involve dragons, armies or ice zombies.
Charles Dance, Maisie Williams, Tywin Lannister, Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Trailer Time: X-Men Days of Future Past TV Spot #1

Opening in theaters on May 23, the action film stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future
X-Men Days of Future Past, Magneto, Mystique, Wolverine, Professor X 

 

JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts to be a Trilogy in the World of Harry Potter

The Potter books are the most brilliantly plotted works of intricacy I’ve ever read, so I’m of mixed feelings about returning to a world that’s so amazing, because we’ve done this with other franchises to very mixed results.

I know Rowling has talked about writing a Harry Potter Encyclopedia because of the massive amount of unpublished research she has.  There are family trees going backward and forward generations and detailed descriptions of pretty much anything you could ever find in her universe stacked somewhere in her office.

The actual book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, whose author-Newt Scamander-will be the protagonist of this trilogy, is only 80 or so pages long.  It’s a thin, thin book which serves as a mini-bestiary of the Potter world.  How that gets turned into three movies by a first-time screenwriter (Rowling is penning all three films) boggles my mind.  But then she’s boggled me pretty good before (that sentence on its own looks untoward).  Hmm.  At any rate, Coming Soon did a piece on the release of this news after the break.  No word at all on a possible release date.  I would be surprised to see the first film before 2019.

Back in 2001, J.K. Rowling wrote a Harry Potter spinoff book called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was published between the fourth and fifth book in the Potter series.

It’s been revealed that the book will be adapted into a film trilogy. The news came from the New York Times in a profile piece on Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. Continue reading JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts to be a Trilogy in the World of Harry Potter

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals Terminator: Genesis Details *POTENTIAL SPOILERS*

Terminator

With The Last Stand and Sabotage tanking and his reputation tarnished by his behavior, Arnold needs Terminator 5 to work for him and he needs it baaaadly.  I would go so far as to say that should T5 bomb (and I don’t think it will with the talent onboard), he’s done.

Speaking with MTV, Arnold revealed details on Terminator: Genesis, which will go into production in April.  The script will call for multiple versions of the T-800 (the Arnold model), including the creepy young one from T4. Continue reading Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals Terminator: Genesis Details *POTENTIAL SPOILERS*

REMINDER: Vote On Who Will Live Through Game of Thrones; Poll Closes Thursday!

Jorah Mormont, Danerys Targaryen, Dragons, Emilia Clarke

Just a reminder to make sure that all KTers have cast their ballot for the character they George Martin LEAST likely to butcher in his brutal fantasty saga: Game of Thrones.  Season 4 of Game of Thrones is less than a week away and will premiere Sunday on HBO at 9 pm. EST. Continue reading REMINDER: Vote On Who Will Live Through Game of Thrones; Poll Closes Thursday!