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This Sunday brings us the season finale of Game of Thrones Season 5, and HBO has released a few images from the episode that give us a tease of what’s to come. The show traditionally has its “big” episode just before the finale, with the finale acting as a sort of denouement for the events that occurred, but this season may be a bit different. Last week’s installment certainly did close on a “big” moment with Dany literally riding a dragon like it was Falkor from The Neverending Story, but what was intended to be a cheerful conclusion was tainted by the events that preceded the Meereen-set scene: boring Stannis doing something awful. This season has really seen showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tread new territory as they surpass the books in most of the storylines. Some of it has been great, like the “ice zombie” battle and »
- Adam Chitwood
Big Willy’s latest big screen outing makes its way to the multiplex this month. In Focus, Smith plays the consummate con man, a smooth operator who liberates people of their wealth with the help of a Margot Robbie-shaped femme fatale.
The duo of tricksters aren’t the first con artists to grace the silver screen however. So from pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers; here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.
One of the finest fraudster films to ever grace the multiplex; The Hustler stars Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson, a pool shark intent on toppling legendary cue-man Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). With its smoky sets, stunning black and white cinematography and superb performances from Newman and Gleason; the film is just as good today as it was on its release more than 50 years ago. »
- Daniel Bettridge
The Babadook, released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on February 16th, tells the story of a widowed mother Amelia (Essie Davis) battling with the loss of her husband, and her son’s growing fears of a monster invading their house. When a strange new book is found by Samuel (Noah Wiseman), reading it seems to invite a sinister presence in to the house, leaving both Amelia and Samuel to face their fears.
This isn’t the first time in film history that we’ve been shown the sinister power of books. Using the right book at the wrong time can lead to all sorts of issues or adventures. In anticipation of The Babadook’s home release, we take a look – in no particular order – some of the most sinister books in film.
1. Evil Dead – The Necronomicon
Klaatu… verata… n… Necktie. Nectar. Nickel. Noodle. Or something like that, right?
The Necronomicon, »
- Phil Wheat
3 items from 2015
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