Category Archives: Books

Trailer Time: Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer #1 (2017 – HBO) “The End Begins”

*Text from Coming Soon
Following the official poster for the new season released yesterday, HBO has debuted the full Game of Thrones sSeason 7 trailer! Check it out in the player below! Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16.

 

At the end of last season, Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons and her immense army were finally on the way to Westeros, where Cersei (Lena Headey) has now become Queen after the death of her children. The Night King’s (Vladimir Furdik in season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.

Though we don’t know exactly what’s coming, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, tweeted this last year: “Just finished reading season 7, s**t gets REAL. I’d start preparing yourselves now… scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this… Holy BALLS.”

The show is based on the novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin. Last season, however, the TV series moved past the point where the books have stalled.

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May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!

May the Fourth Be With You, Yoda

“May the Fourth be with you!”
“And also with you!”
If you can have this exchange with someone today, this person is someone to not ignore the other 364 days of the year.  Today is, of COURSE, the greatest unofficial holiday on the calendar: Star Wars Day!  Not Cinco de Mayo eve, but a celebration of the greatest fictional universe and the state of that fictional universe has never been stronger.  Star Wars never really went away, but it hasn’t been mainstream cool like this since the Original Trilogy in the early 1980’s.  We’ve had two outstanding films from Disney that have established enough good will and confidence in the franchise’s future that they’re not pushing The Last Jedi the way they did Rogue One and The Force Awakens.  They know we’re on-board.  What they are consistently doing is making sure the EU is promoting upcoming projects and is living up to the quality standards they’ve established for films.  Novels, Comics,TV Shows, Video Games; all of it ties back to strengthening the brand as a whole and supporting the films.  So we know what lies at the end of the 2017, but that’s far from the only Star Wars projects to look forward to while we count the days to TLJ. Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!

Trailer Time: The Dark Tower Trailer #1 (2017) “The Man in Black Fled…and the Gunslinger Followed”

The final blockbuster of summer 2017 to unveil its first trailer is the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower fantasy/western series.  Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey among others, this is an impressive first look at a series that has long been considered to be unadaptable for the big screen.  Coming Soon has more below.  Roland will follow The Man in Black into theaters on August 4, 2017. Continue reading Trailer Time: The Dark Tower Trailer #1 (2017) “The Man in Black Fled…and the Gunslinger Followed”

My Favorite Scene: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) “The Cave”

With the triumphant return of The Wizarding World in the wake of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the sequel for which is set for a November 2018 release), we’re running back through the Harry Potter series, examining the best of each in one “My Favorite Scene” column a month.  This month is my favorite book in the series and the most frustrating film with the sixth entry: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) “The Cave”

Trailer Time: American Assassin Trailer #1 (2017) *Mitch Rapp Comes to the Screen*

If you’re a fan of the Robert Ludlum/Tom Clancy military espionage thriller genre of novels, you may have discovered Vince Flynn when his literary career took off in the late 1990’s.  His main protagonist, Mitch Rapp, is a really interesting creation and I always enjoyed the series which is now being continued by author Kyle Mills since Flynn’s tragic death at only 47.  American Assassin is chronologically the first novel in the Rapp series, and the first trailer for the film adaptation starring Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Michael Keaton is impressive and looks like it could be something to liven up the traditional doldrums of September when it debuts on September 15, 2017.
Michael Keaton, American Assassin