Game of Thrones: Why Ghost Sat Out Battle of the Bastards

Game of Thrones: Why Ghost Sat Out Battle of the Bastards

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones, dubbed “Battle of the Bastards,” was missing a key character, and director Miguel Sapochnik has come forward to explain why. Warning: Minor Game of Thrones: Season 6 spoilers below. In an interview with Business Insider, Sapochnik explained why Jon Snow’s trusty direworlf didn’t appear in Season 6’s penultimate episode, saying, ” was in there in spades originally, but it’s also an incredibly time consuming and expensive character to bring to life. Ultimately we had to choose between Wun-Wun and the direwolf, so the dog bit the dust.” Continue reading…
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Free State of Jones Review

Free State of Jones Review

People change over time. Their opinions change, their politics change, the way they see the world changes. In Free State of Jones, except for some slight alterations in how he looks, Matthew McConaughey’s character, Newton Knight, does not change despite the film taking place over nearly a decade and a half. It is just one of the disappointments. Based on true events and written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones mostly takes place in 1862 and 1876. As the movie opens, Newt, as he is known, is fighting for the Confederate Army, although he’s much more interested in staying alive—and keeping those around him alive—than he is in taking part in a war. But, as that’s incompatible with the idea of war, rather than fighting, Newt deserts the army, returns home to Jones County, and finds out that the Confederates are treating his friends and family deplorably. Continue reading…
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New Rogue One Photos Show Off Deathtroopers

New Rogue One Photos Show Off Deathtroopers

This morning word came that James Earl Jones will return to voice Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now even more photos and factoids from the prequel have dropped. One image in particular is striking: a Deathtrooper holding what appears to be a toy version of a Stormtrooper. Check out that shot below: A Deathtrooper (with toy Stormtrooper) (via EW)Continue reading…
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17 Awesome E3 Games You Probably Missed

17 Awesome E3 Games You Probably Missed

E3 is a wonderfully chaotic week full of big, loud press conferences and hype-fueled announcements for popular franchises and new, original games aiming to be the next big thing. In all the excitement, it’s easy for the smaller games to fade into the background, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as awesome and worthwhile as the rest. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite games from E3 2016 that may have been overlooked. Absolver is a new breed of fighter. Built upon a simple foundation of blocks and parries rests a highly-nuanced fighting system. You can pick-and-mix moves from diverse fighting styles to create fierce combatants who are then set loose in a beautiful and intriguing open-world. – Daniel Krupa Continue reading…
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First Look at Game of Thrones Actor Filming Call of Duty

First Look at Game of Thrones Actor Filming Call of Duty

Activision has unveiled a new look at Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington diving into his role as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s big bad guy. Using motion-capture technology, Harington stars as Settlement Defense Front leader Admiral Salen Kotch. It’s the player’s job, as warship captain, to take down Kotch and the SDF. Kotch will reportedly “pursue the player throughout the Infinite Warfare narrative,” leading up to big confrontation at the end. The new photos offer a behind-the-scenes look at Harington’s work: Harington is currently starring in a London play, Doctor Faustus, so Infinity Ward traveled to the UK to capture Harington’s likeness. Alongside director Guy Ritchie, who’d previously helmed a live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Infinity Ward developed the role to emphasize “the importance of narrative and authenticity” in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Continue reading…
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The Flash Writers Praise New Director Rick Famuyiwa

The Flash Writers Praise New Director Rick Famuyiwa

Chris Miller and Phil Lord can’t wait to see what new The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa brings to the story they helped create. The duo penned a treatment for Warner Bros.’s standalone The Flash movie, which former director Seth Grahame-Smith developed into a screenplay. After Grahame-Smith’s exit from the project, Famuyima was tapped to helm the movie. Calling Famuyima’s hiring “the best,” Lord told IGN that he’s excited to have the Dope director working on The Flash, especially since he, Lord and Miller have worked together before. Continue reading…
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Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Firefight Release Date Announced

Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Firefight Release Date Announced

Halo 5: Guardians players can get their hands on the new cooperative multiplayer mode Warzone Firefight beginning June 29, Microsoft announced today. Promising the biggest free update yet for Halo 5, the titular PvE mode headlines the new content release. Warzone Firefight has been modified thanks to feedback from the beta held in April, according to Microsoft, and is also set to introduce new bosses and vehicles like the Grunt Goblin and the AV-49 Wasp. Continue reading…
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