12 items from 2016
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1819 The bicycle is patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. which could be why June has lots of bicycle holidays like "bike to work week" and such. There's even a Bicycle Film Festival happening in NYC this very weekend.
1904 Peter Lorre is born
1922 Underappeciated film star Eleanor Parker is born. Her two best known classics are Caged (1950, her first nomination in one of the all time best Best Actress years) and The Sound of Music (1965, snubbed in supporting actress). Also born on this day is two-time Oscar recipient Dick Smith, an indisputable giant in movie makeup. Among his classics: The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus, and Taxi Driver
- NATHANIEL R
What a way to start off the week! The formidable cast list for Showtime's forthcoming Twin Peaks revival series was revealed this morning, and man, is it a doozy. In addition to boasting such key returning players as Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Maddy Ferguson) and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), there are a number of surprising A-listers in the mix including Michael Cera, Trent Reznor, Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watts. On the downside, a not-insignificant number of cast members from both the original series and the 1992 prequel film Fire Walk with Me are completely absent from the list. Where, for instance, is Lara Flynn Boyle (or Moira Kelly, for that matter)? Michael Ontkean? Piper Laurie? Joan Chen? Anyone from the mill? (Literally, there is no one from the mill.) So while I'm thankful that most of the major players are back in action, I can't help but »
- Chris Eggertsen
Christina Aguilera and Patti Labelle clasped hands and squealed with glee on Monday’s episode of The Voice, and I don’t want to live in a world where there’s not an Emmy category to reward such a next-level historical event.
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Xtina, the one Voice coach who’s not afraid to grab the mic and use a few bars to remind lesser divas that she is both the Alpha and the Omega of NBC’s reality singing competition, was uncharacteristically reverential as the »
The new Game of Thrones trailer has effectively blown all of our minds, but the song choice may have left your scratching you head. As footage of short-haired Cersei and dead Jon Snow flash on screen, a slow cover of Chris Isaak's 1990 hit single "Wicked Game" plays. It's a strange choice, but I couldn't help but wonder who sings it. Turns out that it's Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, who covered the song in 2011. Here's the video, for your listening pleasure. Case closed. Related Stories: You're Going to Want to Watch the New Game of Thrones Trailer 10 Times in a Row Surprise! This Game of Thrones Actor Is Also a Musician, and You'll Be Obsessed With His Album 5 Things We'll See on Game of Thrones Season 6 53 Game of Thrones Quotes You Can Work Into Your Everyday Life Everything We Know About Game of Thrones Season 6 »
- Maggie Pehanick
Game of Thrones fans were so elated that a new trailer was dropped for season 6 that they watched it 30 million times in 24 hours. ‘Game Of Thrones’ Trailer Drops And Hits 30 Million Views While an acoustic version of Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game” playing in the background, fans are given their biggest and longest look into […]
- Crystal Smith
Soundtrack-wise, this new Game Of Thrones season 6 trailer has gone full John Lewis ad by using a doleful cover of an eighties classic. Don’t be surprised if you have to suppress the need to rush out and buy an Orla Kiely oven mitt the second you finish watching.
James Vincent McMorrow’s cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game accompanies our first trip back to Westeros since the Crows pierced Jon Snow like a microwavable curry and left him out for, well, the crows. That’s where the trailer picks up, with an overhead shot of Castle Black and the latest Commander of the Night’s Watch supine in the snow.
What follows is a glimpse at the extended Greyjoy family, the Lannisters »
"Nobody loves no one," sings James Vincent McMorrow, as his cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" washes over the world of ice and fire at the heart of Game of Thrones. The mournful tune is appropriate for the tone of HBO's first full trailer for season six of Thrones, but that one lyric falls far from the mark, at least as far as it applies to fans, who have a litany of reasons to feel loved today — because after endless months of questions without answers, Game of Thrones fans now have mouthful upon mouthful of information to chew
- Josh Wigler
After months of teasers, sneak peek photos, and lots of contradictory interviews from cast members, the first full trailer for season six of "Game of Thrones" is finally here, and boy, are there a lot of goodies for fans to savor.
The moody clip (expertly soundtracked by James Vincent McMorrow's sparse cover of Chris Isaak tune "Wicked Game") is packed with eye-popping visuals and throat-catching theatrics, including some harrowing speeches promising plenty of drama for the residents of Westeros in the season ahead.
"Everything they've taken from us, we're going to take back, and more," Jamie, returned from Dorne, promises Cersei as they plot their revenge. Later, Cersei pledges to "choose violence" going forward.
"You're in the great game now. And the great game is terrifying," Tyrion warns an unseen foe.
That terror extends to just about every character in the show, who all get brief cameos during the trailer. »
- Katie Roberts
Game of Thrones has released its first official Season Six trailer, which offers an understated opening that reintroduces the key players and closes with a characteristically brutal montage.
Set to a somber, acoustic rendition of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," performed by James Vincent McMorrow, the clip's first half finds the various warring factions of Westeros taking stock of their lives: Jaime and Cersei Lannister plot their revenge, Daenerys Targaryen finds herself reunited with the Dothraki and Tyrion Lannister warns, "You're in the great game now ... and the great game is terrifying. »
HBO has released the first full-length trailer for “Game of Thrones” season 6.
“You’re in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying,” warns Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).
HBO recently decided not to issue media screeners of “Game of Thrones” to avoid leaked copies online. The Emmy-winning series, based on the George R. R. Martin novels, was the most-pirated TV show of 2015 with an estimated 14.4 million illegal downloads.
The sixth season of “Game of Thrones” premieres April 24.
- Variety Staff
Finally, after a long wait, HBO has unveiled the full trailer for the sixth season of its big-budget fantasy epic "Game of Thrones".
Keeping plot specifics vague, it's mostly a collection of images and philosophical quotes along with a ton of action footage all set to a more sedate version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game".
The new season of 'Thrones', the first to go beyond the already published books, kicks off April 24th.
- Garth Franklin
20 years ago today, NBC aired “The One After the Superbowl,” the mega-episode of “Friends” packed with famous guest stars. The two-part episode had a massive lead-in from the Cowboys vs. Steelers game, even more than usual for post-Super Bowl programming — that game broke the record for most-watched sporting event ever on American television. The star-studded lineup of visitors to “Friends” was: Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Chris Isaak, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Fred Willard, and Dan Castellaneta. Roberts played Susie, Chandler’s elementary school classmate. Chandler eagerly agrees to go on a date with her, only to find out that the date was part of Susie’s plot for revenge to get back at Chandler for a prank he played on her in the 4th grade. “That was in the 4th grade! How could you still be upset about that?” Chandler exclaimed upon realizing what this was all about — as he stood »
- Emily Rome
12 items from 2016
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