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“Promise me, Ned.”
Olenna Tyrell sits all in black in the water gardens of Dorne, surrounded by beautiful women bent on revenge. “Cersei stole the future from me,” she tells Ellaria. Her enemy’s crime is so vast, so terrible that it cannot be described as the destruction of places or people. Instead it is the transformation, as if by magic, of love and hope, of the very will to live itself, into a tower of smoke and dust. It’s a magic trick The Winds of Winter plays more than once.
The episode opens on insular royalty and impoverished fanatics readying themselves for trial, their costumes all equally affected. A mournful piano burdens the sequence with a sense of dread and melancholy, building in the background as Cersei’s plot to destroy the city unfurls with horrid inevitability. The piece stitches bleak, quiet visuals into a clockwork sequence which »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
“He died fighting.”
The Blackfish dies offscreen in a lonely stairwell, his last words a wry observation that he hasn’t been in a proper sword fight in years and that he’ll most likely embarrass himself. The Waif dies in the dark under Braavos, skewered by the girl she tormented and beat, her face given to the House of Black and White as an empty identity to be put on and used. Lancel’s nameless comrade dies obscured by ser Gregor’s monumental bulk, flesh torn apart by a (semi) living embodiment of the horrors of war.
Ignominy, oblivion, and monstrosity. The only killing actually shown in the cold light of day is the Hound’s workmanlike butchering of the Brotherhood turncloaks and his and Beric’s equally no-nonsense execution of more of the same, a pair of scenes that marry violence intimately to daily life and personal identity. »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
The biggest conflict since All Out War is now underway in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic book series, and ahead of issue #158's release on September 7th, new preview panels tease what's to come in Part 2 of the six-part Whisperer War.
The preview panels and details below are thanks to our friends at TheWalkingDead.com! Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Walking Dead comic book series, and in case you missed it, check out the alternate connecting covers from issues #157 – 162, as well as the cover art for other upcoming issues and special releases:
Issue #160 Issue #159 and #100 Artist's Proof Edition Issue #158, Book Thirteen Hardcover, and Rick Grimes Coloring Book
"The Walking Dead #158:
Story: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano & Cliff Rathburn
September 7 | 32 Pages | Black And White/ Mature | $2.99
The Whisperer War Part 2
The war rages on."
Alternate cover by »
- Derek Anderson
The upcoming 30th anniversary of Tarman and his voracious appetite for brains was recently celebrated by Scream Factory in their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of The Return of the Living Dead. While the special Blu-ray was featured at San Diego Comic-Con, I had the honor of sitting down with cast members Thom Mathews and John Philbin to look back at the making of the beloved movie, including their experiences working with Dan O’Bannon, the extensive rehearsal period, visits to the set by George Clooney and Eric Stoltz, and much more.
When you guys were making this movie, did you have any idea that it would go on to have this kind of legacy and dedicated fanbase?
John Philbin: We were just happy to get a job because there was a strike and it was hot and it was the summer. All the people liked Dan O’Bannon, »
- Derek Anderson
Once the default mode, black and white has now become a bold statement of artistic intention. What that intention is, however, seems to be a little bit different for all of the recent films that have made the most of it. Often, monochrome is used as a pipeline to the past — in “Good Night, and Good Luck,” a lack of color not only speaks to how history remembers Edward R. Murrow, it also conjures the imagery of his television news broadcasts. Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” similarly uses the technique to take us back in time, but is less about recreating an era than it is about establishing a chokehold of fatalistic austerity.
“The Man Who Wasn’t There” is another period piece, but the lack of color in the Coen brothers’ film — which was shot in color and then bled dry — assumes a moral quality, making Billy Bob Thornton »
- Anne Thompson, David Ehrlich, Liz Shannon Miller, Steve Greene, Sarah Colvin, Chris O'Falt, Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Zack Sharf
The beautiful thing about horror is its ever-shifting form. A heavy-metal gorevalanch like Deathgasm defines one extreme of the genre (raucous over-the-top fun), while A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (black-and-white, emotional arthouse) spans the opposite side of a wide-reaching spectrum. Horror can seep into any situation, like how first-time filmmaker Nicolas Pesce corrupts a child’s youth in his ever-haunting debut, The Eyes Of My Mother. Black and white? Check. Ominously forbidding and deeply disturbing? Oh yeah. Horror by way of arthouse exploration? You betcha. Hey, who said genre films can’t get experimental every now and then?
Pesce’s film follows the maturation of Francisca, a sweet country girl whose life is stricken by tragedy. At a young age (played by Olivia Bond), Francisca’s mother (Diana Agostini) was murdered as she sat in the room next-door. Her father (Paul Nazak) arrived home too late for a rescue, »
- Matt Donato
Was that the best season yet?
Game of Thrones Season 6 started pretty slow, but got crazy good as the season went on.
We're going to run down the best and worst of the latest season of the HBO fantasy series.
1. Best Death Arya killing Walder Frey was a highlight of the entire series. He was the man responsible for the Red Wedding, so it was thrilling to see Arya take him down once and for all. As much as the House of Black and White sucked, Arya having a face on worked wonders for this scene. 2. Most Pointless Character Why didn't Rickon zig-zag? He must have known he was about to be killed. It's not like Ramsey has bad aim. 3. Most Predictable Moment Jon Snow is Lyanna Stark's son! This came as no surprise to many and some even hoped that they would change it up for the show. That said, »
- Paul Dailly
A&E has pushed out the premiere of its upcoming Black and White TV show by two weeks. Originally slated to debut tomorrow, July 13th, Black and White will premiere Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30pm Et/Pt on A&E. A weekly comedy series hosted by comedians and friends Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small, Black And White is called a “provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race.”While A&E did not cite a reason for the series premiere delay, given the focus of Black and White, it seems likely that recent real-world events in the Us in places including Dallas, Baton Rouge, and a Minneapolis suburb, may have influenced the scheduling decision.Read More… »
Disney Media Networks will host a town hall with President Obama in the wake of the recent shootings of police officers in Dallas and African-American civilians in Louisiana and Minnesota.
“The President and The People: A National Conversation,” will be moderated by ABC News’ David Muir and will be simulcast July 14 on ABC, Espn, Freeform, ABC News Digital, Freeform Digital, Watch ABC, WatchESPN, Yahoo, ABC News’ Facebook page and YouTube channel and ABC Radio. Muir will be joined by Espn commentator and co-host of ESPN2’s “His and Hers” Jemele Hill.
A digital live stream hosted by ABC News senior legal correspondent and analyst Sunny Hostin and Espn’s Lonnae O’Neal, senior writer for The Undefeated, will immediately follow the town hall, featuring a continuing conversation with the audience.
Also on Thursday, ABC will present a special edition of “Nightline” anchored by Byron Pitts from Washington. The newsmagazine is airing a five-part series this week, “America »
- Daniel Holloway
A New York Times op-ed on white privilege and racism in America is generating serious, divisive debate online. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson wrote the piece, entitled “Death in Black and White” (originally published Thursday as “What White America Fails to See”), in response to the shootings of black men Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and then five white police officers in Dallas, Texas. Dyson argues that whiteness allows people to view the black community through “binoculars that see black life from a distance, never with the texture of intimacy.” He goes on to say, “Whiteness is blindness. It is the. »
- Joe Otterson
After the explosive season 6 finale of Game of Thrones, and with no future George R.R. Martin installment to read until season 7 premieres, The Hollywood Reporter decided to write its own bit of fiction surrounding the show. If the events in the Seven Kingdoms were playing out in modern-day Los Angeles (Westeros Hollywood, if you will), what criminal charges would some of the fan favorite villains and heroes be facing? Cataloging each and every action that could be criminal would be more tedious than Arya Stark's training at The House of Black and White. So here are some
- Ashley Cullins, Josh Wigler
On the cusp of a war for control of Westeros, “Game of Thrones” proffers a pair of set pieces to match its grand design. The first, in “Battle of the Bastards,” is a feat of careful chaos, in which Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) commands his forces to encircle the small army of Jon Snow (Kit Harington); the second, in “The Winds of Winter,” is an act of cruel cunning, in which Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) dispatches her enemies by turning to mass destruction. Both, coming near the conclusion of the HBO series’ sixth season, punctuate an accelerating arc, the once far-flung characters converging on one another as “the great game” nears its close: Here, the prestige epic emerges as a combustible crowd-pleaser, now as content to reward its viewers as it once was to surprise us.
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- Matt Brennan
Arya Stark is back in Westeros in the season six finale of Game of Thrones, which means she has returned to full revenge mode. Now that she's picked up a few tricks from the time she spent at the House of Black and White, her first order of business is avenging the deaths of her mother and brother during the Red Wedding at the hands of Walder Frey. Of course, now we're all wondering who the fiercest Stark girl will pick next from her kill list (our money is on Melisandre). Arya's Kill List, if you don't remember, is the list of people she started reciting a few seasons ago after losing almost her entire family at the hands of various villains. There were 11 names on the list originally, though Arya only mentions a few this season - one with a special caveat. If you've forgotten who's on it and what they did, »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
What an outrageously abundant year it's been for great TV — and we're only halfway through. 2016 has been a small-screen gold rush so far, from low-key comedies to mega-glitz miniseries, the Battle of the Bastards to the City of the Broads, hilarious fake news to horrifying true history — with dragons and spies and crooks and drunks. When two of the year's best shows are totally different takes on the same 1994 murder trial, you know all bets are off.
So here's a salute to the 10 best TV shows of 2016 so far:
There are no shades of grey, here. The Black and White TV show premieres on A&E, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. The weekly comedy series is hosted by comedians and friends, Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small. A&E says Black And White is a "provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race."
Black and White is produced for A&E Network by Jimco Productions. Sherrod Small, Christian Finnegan, and Kara Welker executive produce. Jim Biederman and Marla Ratner executive produce for Jimco Productions. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb executive produce for A&E.
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Fox is recasting the role of Poison Ivy for Season 3, and a “Rush Hour” alum has joined the CBS “MacGyver” reboot. Plus, Netflix has announced the premiere date for “Narcos” Season 2, in today’s TV news roundup.
“Gotham” is recasting the role of Ivy Pepper because the character is getting a villainous makeover for Season 3. Although no replacement has been announced for Clare Foley (who has recurred in the first two seasons), Fox will be bringing back the character with an upgrade — as Poison Ivy. The news was first reported by TV Line.
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short will be joined by John Cena, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Eva Longoria and Ben Stiller on the newest episode of NBC’s “Maya & Marty,” which has welcomed guest stars Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Drake, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Steve Martin in its first season. The new episode of “Maya & Marty” airs June 14 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
Justin Hires, who starred in CBS’s short-lived “Rush Hour,” has joined the cast of “MacGyver,” which premieres this fall. Hires’ casting, first reported by Deadline, comes as the reboot of the original 1980’s series is being retooled from the original pilot with four new series regulars being added to the project, including Hires. He will play Wilt Bozer, MacGyver’s (Lucas Till) roommate. The gig keeps Hires in the CBS family, as the actor/comedian was discovered through the network’s diversity showcase in 2011, before being cast in “Rush Hour,” which was cancelled after one season.
“Narcos” will be back with its second season September 2 on Netflix. The Season 2 date was announced with a cryptic video.
A&E has announced the premiere date of their new series “Black and White,” hosted by Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small. The weekly in-studio series will tackle race and the biggest headlines in the media. “Black and White” premieres on July 13 at 10:30 pm.
- Maria Cavassuto
[Warning: this story contains spoilers for episode eight, season six of HBO's Game of Thrones.] No one is dead. Long live Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). After nearly two full seasons of training at the House of Black and White, Arya finally dropped out of assassin school and decided to return to her Northern roots. By the end of "No One," the eighth episode of Game of Thrones' sixth season, the young wolf killed her greatest enemy and vowed to return "home," which is exactly where the other Stark siblings are heading. It's as strong a sign as any
- Josh Wigler
The seventh episode of Game of Thrones season six was, all things considered, a pretty tame one that focused mostly on plot setup for future episodes. (Margaery isn't actually brainwashed! The Hound is back and ready to fight! Jorah Mormont's baby cousin is a tiny badass!) However, the show's creators threw viewers for a loop with one troubling scene starring Arya Stark. In the aforementioned scene, Arya is violently attacked by the vengeful Waif who nursed a grudge throughout their time together at the House of Black and White - the Waif appears to repeatedly stab Arya in her vital organs, eventually throwing her over a bridge into the Braavosi sea below. There has been speculation about why the Waif has it out for Arya so badly - including a complex theory that the two girls are different sides of Arya's personality and are actually the same person - but »
- Brinton Parker
Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6, episode 7 "The Broken Man" follow... Game of Thrones' seventh episode ended with a cliffhanger that -- by all indications -- co-executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss don't plan to drag out. Arya has been stabbed, possibly fatally...Yeah, she's not dead. In fact, you can see her fleeing for her life from the Waif in the preview for next week's episode. Take a look below: So how did Arya get out of this one? Here are three ways that Arya may have escaped death. That's Not Arya: As Donna Dickens and I discussed in our review of this week's episode, that was some very un-Arya-like behavior from A Girl. First, where exactly was Needle? Having betrayed The House of Black and White and failed in her assassination mission, Arya would know that the Faceless Men would likely come for her. And »
- Roth Cornet
One of the most exciting twists in movies of the late 1990s was the reveal in Fight Club that the characters played by Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are one and the same. The audience loved this moment, and the box office proved it. It would not surprise any of us, therefore, that viewers would look for similar reveals in movies and television shows and writers would seek to emulate this storytelling technique. It should also not surprise us that, after experiencing such mind-blowing reveals as how Hodor came to be known as Hodor, viewers of season six of Game of Thrones have started to wonder if the show is pulling a Fight Club on us with Arya and the Waif after this week's episode. Here is the latest theory that's blowing up the internet. The Theory That Arya Stark and the Waif Are the Same Person The theory, first credited to Redditor catNamedStupidity, »
- Justin Sloan
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