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First Trailer for Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ Released: Premiering April 14, 2019

HBO has released the first teaser trailer of the final season of Game of Thrones, premiering April 14, 2019.

While the first six seasons had ten episodes each and the seventh had seven, the eighth and final season is going to have only six episodes.

However, rumor has it that each new episode will be ninety minutes long – about feature film-length.

At the post-Golden Globes bash on Sunday, HBO chief Richard Plepler claimed that he had seen parts of all six episodes of the upcoming season of GOT, according to ‘Variety.’

“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie’,” Plepler was quoted by the magazine as saying.

Speaking highly of showrunners Benioff and Weiss, Plepler told ‘Variety.’

“They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”

The one-and-a-half-minute trailer of the fantasy drama television series is entirely focussed on the Stark children – Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), Sansa (Sophie Turner), and Arya (Maisie Williams) – who are apparently reuniting at the family crypt at Winterfell.

Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is, however, missing from the teaser, which is not really surprising given there’s no love lost between him and his siblings, especially in his new avatar as the Three-Eyed Raven.

As Jon Snow walks past the statue of his mother, Lyanna Stark, a feather falls to the ground and Jon turns around to look, as if he heard the feather fall behind him.

The brief trailer shows the three siblings walk past the statues of their fallen family members, hearing voices from the past – voices of Lyanna, Ned, and Catelyn whispering bygone events – as they go through the foreboding Winterfell crypt.

They finally come to the end of the hallway and guess what, they are standing face to face with their own statues even as an eerie winter chill creeps up towards them, blowing out their torch and forcing them to draw their swords.

There’s hardly anything that the teaser gives away and, for all we know, the entire footage could have been shot purely for marketing purposes and, probably, doesn’t even include actual scenes from the season – but that’s just a thought.

That said, whatever little the teaser has revealed has been enough to send GOT fans in a tizzy, with many a speculation flying around.

Here are some reactions on Twitter.

Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Tease: Crypts of Winterfell (HBO)

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Marvel Finally Releases the Trailer for Avenger: Endgame – Here’s a Breakdown

Marvel Studio has finally dropped the long-awaited trailer for Avengers 4 and we now know that the official title is going to be AVENGERS:

ENDGAME; also, the release date announced is much earlier than expected – so, all good, thus far.

Now, before we jump right into breaking it down for you, we must warn you for spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War because Endgame is after all a sequel to it.

After witnessing the annihilation of half the population of the universe at the hands of Thanos in Infinity War, the trailer shows Tony Stark drifting in space inside the gloomy confines of a spacecraft, with no food or water for four days running and a fast-depleting air supply, barely enough to see him through to the next morning.

You see a debilitated Stark recording a message into his partially damaged Iron Man helmet, meant for the CEO of Stark Industries – Virginia “Pepper” Potts, a.k.a Rescue – who, as you know, also happens to be his fiancée.

“If you find this recording, don’t’ feel bad about this. Part of the journey is the end. Just for the record, being adrift in space with zero promise of rescue is more fun than it sounds,” says Stark, who is. quite visibly, at the end of his tether.

There are speculations that Nebula is with Stark, out of sight somewhere on the seemingly doomed spaceship.

After decimating half of the universe’s inhabitants, Thanos seems to have retired into a rural setting, which we saw a glimpse of in the final scenes of the prequel.

His body armor stands tall in the fields, apparently serving as a scarecrow, as he walks through the space-thistles, his Infinity Glove caressing the flora.

Gone is Steve Roger’s (Captain America) relatively new bearded look in this Avenger installment; he looks as clean-shaven as it gets – probably his way of looking sad at the loss of his best buddy Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier.

After being missed in the previous Avenger installment, master archer and S.H.I.E.L.D agent Clint Barton from Avengers: Age of Ultron is back, with not only a new haircut and outfit but also a new-look weapon.

Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang – also known as Ant-Man – who, like Barton, was not part of Infinity War, is also back in Endgame, at least in the trailer.

Land probably has a key role to play in restoring the natural order, especially with his ability to shrink and grow and become stronger at will – thanks to his suit.

We could likely see him reversing the vaporization sequence and bringing all the lost heroes back – but don’t swear by it.

While the trailer has been masterfully edited to captivate and impress with some really interesting teases, it hardly reveals anything about the plot, leaving a lot to speculation.

But, isn’t that the hallmark of a good trailer? To build up the suspense? Deliberately keep the audience on tenterhooks? Provide them the thrill of not knowing?

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame – Official Trailer

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Produced by: Kevin Feige

Cast and Characters:

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America:
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange
Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine
Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther
Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts / Rescue
Josh Brolin as Thanos and others.

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The Lion King (2019) Trailer Review

Releasing July 19, 2019.

Disney has dropped the first official teaser trailer for the 2019 CGI-epic, The Lion King – a much-talked-about remake of the original film from 1994 – and, guess what, Scar (Mufasa’s younger brother and Simba’s uncle) is missing from it.

Of course, Scar’s voice Chiwetel Ejior does feature in the credits, but you don’t get to hear him in the trailer.

There’s a ton of speculations flying around, though, and they are not just restricted to Scar, but more on that in a bit.

The trailer begins with the dawn of a new day – a new sun rising above the African horizon – which, as you come to know in a few seconds into the teaser, is symbolic of the initiation of Simba – son of Mufasa the original Lion King of the Pride Lands – the heir apparent.

After a couple of glimpses of a pretty realistic-looking CGI re-creation of the African landscape, you get to hear the unmistakable voice of James Earl Jones’ telling his son he would one day have to carry his legacy forward.

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom, but a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day the sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king.”

The stampede follows and the next shot is of Rafiki holding Baby Simba aloft from the familiar Pride Rock as the subjects bow in obeisance to their new king.

Then, the trailer ends – just like that – giving nothing away about the film.
So, speculations are what we have for now until Disney releases another trailer or there’s some kind of a leak.

There are talks about Scar and the hyenas – characters that, to this day, are among the most popular group of villains in the world – going through a complete overhaul to represent completely different characters.

One rumor suggests that hyenas Ed and Banzai have not found a place in the remake and are being replaced with other characters.

If rumors are to be believed, Azizi (voiced by Eric Andre) should be replacing the dim-witted Ed who may not even be dumb, this time around, considering how easily offended people get these days even if mental disability is portrayed in an animated character.

Then, there is a lot of talk about Kamari replacing Bonzai who is going to behave the same as Bonzai without actually being Bonzai – confusing, isn’t it?

Going along with the rumors, Scar may not actually be Scar in the new Lion king version, somewhat like the hyenas.

One insider close to the project is believed to have revealed that the film’s villain Scar is expected to get a complete makeover and is, likely, getting the appearance of a frail-looking white lion – an albino, perhaps.

The trailer has elicited all sorts of reaction on social media, some of which are downright funny, while some border on the absurd but, then, everybody is entitled to an opinion or two, or more, if you like.

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The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer

Directed by: Jon Favreau
Produced by: Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist
Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson
Based on: by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton

Voice Cast

  • Donald Glover as Simba, the crown prince of the Pride Lands.
  • JD McCrary as young Simba
  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Simba’s childhood best friend, and future love-interest.
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba. Jones reprises his role from the original 1994 animated movie of the same name.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, the treacherous brother of Mufasa and the uncle of Simba who seeks to take the mantle of king.
  • Billy Eichner as Timon, a wise-cracking and loyal meerkat who befriends and adopts a young Simba after he runs away from home.
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, a naive common warthog who befriends and adopts a young Simba after he runs away from home.
  • John Oliver as Zazu, a hornbill who is the advisor to the King of the Pride Lands.
  • John Kani as Rafiki, a wise mandrill who serves as the shaman of the Pride Lands and a close friend of Mufasa’s.
  • Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, the lead hyena of the trio, Scar’s henchmen.
  • Eric Andre as Azizi, a member of Scar’s trio. This character replaces Banzai from the original 1994 animated film
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, an unhinged hysterical hyena who laughs a lot and is part of Scar’s henchmen. This character replaces Ed from the original 1994 animated film
  • Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Mufasa’s mate, the mother of Simba, and queen of the Pride Lands.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Top Five Trailers of Upcoming 2018|2019 Movies

JONATHAN

Releasing Nov 16, 2018

“He was born with a condition – science learned to control it – and the difference is night and day”

The eponymous protagonist of the upcoming science fiction drama, ‘Jonathan,’ wakes up every morning and invariably finds his breakfast prepared for him with a video message apprising him about the second part of his day.

JONATHAN Official Trailer

Directed by: Bill Oliver
Produced by: Randy Manis and Ricky Tollman

Starring:

  • Ansel Elgort as Jonathan/Jon
  • Patricia Clarkson as Dr. Mina Nariman
  • Suki Waterhouse as Elena
  • Matt Bomer as Ross Craine
  • Douglas Hodge as Hans
  • Joe Egender as Myles

SPEED KILLS

Releasing Nov16, 2018

Inspired by true events, ‘Speed Kills’ tells the story of Ben Aronoff, a self-made speedboat-manufacturing millionaire and an offshore boating champion leading a double life that gets him on the wrong side of the law as well as the underworld.

Aronoff plays the dangerous game of making his vessels available for, both, the U.S. Guards and the drug lords – a sure-shot recipe for trouble.

SPEED KILLS Official Trailer

Directed by: Jodi Scurfield

Starring:

  • John Travolta as Ben Aronoff
  • Katheryn Winnick as Emily Gowen
  • Jennifer Esposito as Kathy Aronoff
  • James Remar as Meyer Lansky
  • Matthew as George Bush

GLASS

Releasing Jan 18, 2019

The Shyamalan-directed superhero horror-thriller GLASS is the combined sequel to 2000’s ‘Unbreakable’ from Touchstone and 2016’s ‘Split’ from Universal.

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprise their roles as David Dunn and Elijah Price (a.k.a. Glass), respectively, while Split’s James McAvoy makes his comeback as Kevin Wendell Crumb, complete with his multiple other personalities including Dennis, Patricia, Hedwig, The Beast, Barry, Orwell, and Jade, to name a few of his 23 personalities.

Following the conclusion of Split, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb’s (James McAvoy) superhuman persona of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), going by ‘Mr. Glass’, emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. (Wikipedia)

GLASS Official Trailer 2

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum and Marc Blenstock

Starring:

  • James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde
  • Bruce Willis as David Dunn / The Overseer
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
  • Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke.
  • Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn
  • Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price

SHAZAM!

Releasing: April 5, 2019

14-year-old Billy Batson is a Philadelphia-based orphan who moves into his seventh foster home, joining five other foster kids in the Vazquez family.
While traveling on a subway car, one day, Billy gets transported to another realm – the home of his would-be benefactor, the Wizard Shazam.

The wizard gives him the power to transform himself into a grown-up superhero by simply uttering the wizard’s name – SHAZAM.

Each time Billy mentions the name, he is struck by magical bolt of lightning that not only turns him into an adult superhero but also gives him extraordinary powers of six mythical characters, one for each letter of the word SHAZAM, including [S]OLOMON, [H]ERCULES, [A]TLAS, [Z]EUS, [A]CHILLES AND [M]ERCURY.

Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must now learn how to make the best use of Billy’s newfound powers to vanquish the evil and powerful Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

SHAZAM! – Official Teaser Trailer

Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Produced by: Peter Safran

Starring:

  • Asher Angel as Billy Batson
  • Zachary Levi as Shazam
  • David Kohlsmith as a young William Billy Batson
  • Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
  • Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman
  • Djimon Hounsou as The Wizard Shazam

ALADDIN

Releasing May 24, 2019

A family fantasy adventure, Aladdin is a live retelling of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which was itself an eponymous adaptation of one of the tales from the Middle Eastern book, One Thousand and One Nights.

AADDIN – Official Trailer 1

Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Produced by: Dan Kin and Jonathan Eirich

Starring:

  • Will Smith as Genie
  • Mena Massoud as Aladdin
  • Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine
  • Marwan Kenzari as Jafar
  • Navid Negahban as The Sultan
  • Nasim Pedrad as Dalia
  • Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders
  • Numan Acar as Hakim
  • Frank Welker as the Cave of Wonders
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Captain Marvel Trailer Review

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally dropped its first trailer for its highly anticipated film Captain Marvel, with Oscar-winner Brie Larson playing the lead role of Captain Marvel, the superhero alter ego of Carol Danvers – a U.S. Air Force pilot.

The trailer opens with a blast in space, followed by Carol Danvers hurtling towards Earth, as her escape pod is blown to smithereens on entry.

The next thing you see is Danvers crashing through the roof of a building, with the camera panning down to show a Blockbuster storefront, which, one has to say, is a brilliant way of evoking the 1990s feel – the decade the story is supposed to be set in.

While we’re on the topic of throwbacks, you get to see a digitally de-aged Nick Fury with two eyes, believe it or not.

The work gone into making a 69-year-old Samuel Jackson, who is playing Nick Fury, look like he’s genuinely 35 is really commendable and deserves the highest award in this category.

On the other hand, despite a full head of hair and all the digital manipulation, Phil Coulson’s de-aging looks a bit shoddy, but, then, some people can never be made to look younger than their age, do what you may.

Watch the trailer here.

There’s a scene in the trailer where you see Captain Marvel punching the dentures off an old lady; however, there’s probably a reasonable explanation for something as un-cool as that, which Marvel does not want us to know at this point in time, perhaps.

As always, MCU hasn’t cut corners as far as special effects are concerned, which is glaringly evident in the trailer and, you have to admit, whatever action scenes could be squeezed into a two-minute teaser, are out of this world – some of them literally.

Here’s the official synopsis of Captain Marvel, hitting theatres in March, next year.

“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

After crash-landing into the Blockbuster, Captain Marvel is trying to come to terms with the visions and flashbacks of her time spent on Earth as Carol Danvers.

“I keep having these memories; I see flashes; I think I have a life here, but I can’t tell if it’s real”

Below is the first official poster featuring Captain Marvel, as well as an alien cat called Chewie – the feline barely visible in the shadows on the lower left corner of the poster.

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Cast and characters

  • Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
  • Djimon Hounsou as Korath
  • Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
  • Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau
  • Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva
  • Algenis Pérez Soto as Att-Lass
  • Rune Temte as Bron-Char
  • Mckenna Grace as young Carol Danvers
  • Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
  • Jude Law as Mar-Vell / Walter Lawson

Produced by: Kevin Feige
Directed by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Based on: Carol Danvers by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan

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Emmy Awards 2018: A Quick Recap

It was SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson, instead of hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, who kicked off the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Monday night, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, to honor the best in U.S. prime time television between June 2017 and May 2018.

“Tonight is a celebration of the hard work and the talent of everyone in this room,” McKinnon opened, which was all good, but in the next few lines spoken by the duo came the word “diversity” that would be repeated ad nauseam over the course of the entire show.

“We’re also celebrating the fact that this year’s Emmy Awards has the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history,” said the tuxedoed Thomson.

I’m going to go ahead and say it. We solved it,” he said – the “it” obviously referring to “diversity.”

Not to be outdone in the use of the word, McKinnon asked, “Seriously? So, diversity is not a problem in Hollywood anymore?”

With that, the pair got into a “We solved it” song and dance act and were soon joined onstage by a procession of performers, including Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Ricky Martin, John Legend, RuPaul, and Sterling K. Brown.

Oh yes, there was a straight white man representation, too, in the form of Andy Samberg, albeit for a brief moment, as he had to make way for a troop of dancers.

Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che’s opening monologue was, well, as flat and boring as a monologue can be, although they did elicit a few laughs, here and there, with some well-directed barbs at NBC, which ran the show Monday night, and also at Emmy’s depleting viewership.

“We just want to say a quick hello to the thousands of you here in the audience tonight, and to the hundreds watching at home,” Jost jested.

“Our network NBC has the most nominations of any broadcast network, which is kind of being like the sexiest person on life support, it’s not great,” said Che.

The Emmys have historically rated low in the popularity graph as compared to some of the other awards we know of.

Esquire’s Tyler Coates hits the nail on the head when he says that “the Emmys make for a strange award show,” lacking the allure of the Oscars, the performances variety of the Grammys, the headiness of the Golden Globes, and so on.

Here’s what he wrote in his piece entitled, “The Emmys Quickly Became the Butt of Its Own Joke.”

“The Emmys make for a strange award show. They lack the glamour of the Oscars, even if more and more A-list actors are flocking to the small screen. There’s also fewer opportunities for celebratory performances, as with the Grammys; other than the silly opening number, there were no musical sequences. It lacks the drunken perkiness of the Golden Globes or the wacky camp of the Tonys. The Emmys, devoted solely to the production of television, is fairly stoic. You have to rely on the show’s emcee to lighten the mood.”

Here’s the full nominees and winners list

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
o Louie Anderson,” Baskets”
o Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
o Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
o Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
o Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
o Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
o HENRY WINKLER, “BARRY” (WINNER)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
o Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
o ALEX BORSTEIN, “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” (WINNER)
o Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”
o Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
o Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
o Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
o Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”
o Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
o Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
o DARREN CRISS, “THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY” (WINNER)
o Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
o Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
o John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
o Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister (Black Mirror)”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
o Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
o Laura Dern, “The Tale”
o Michelle Dockery, “Godless”
o Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
o REGINA KING, “SEVEN SECONDS” (WINNER)
o Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
o Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
o Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
o Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
o Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
o BILL HADER, “BARRY” (WINNER)
o William H. Macy, “Shameless”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
o Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
o RACHEL BROSNAHAN, “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” (WINNER)
o Allison Janney, “Mom”
o Issa Rae, “Insecure”
o Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
o Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
o Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
o Penelope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
o Judith Light, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
o Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”
o MERRITT WEVER, “GODLESS” (WINNER)
o Letitia Wright,”Black Mirror (Black Museum)”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
o JEFF DANIELS, “GODLESS” (WINNER)
o Brandon Victor Dixon,”Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
o John Leguizamo, “Waco”
o Ricky Martin, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
o Edgar Ramirez, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
o Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
o Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
o Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
o Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
o Ed Harris, “Westworld”
o MATTHEW RHYS, “THE AMERICANS” (WINNER)
o Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
o Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
o CLAIRE FOY, “THE CROWN” (WINNER)
o Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
o Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
o Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
o Keri Russell, “The Americans”
o Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
o Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
o PETER DINKLAGE, “GAME OF THRONES” (WINNER)
o Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
o David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
o Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
o Matt Smith, “The Crown”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
o Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
o Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
o Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
o Lena Headey,”Game of Thrones”
o Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
o THANDIE NEWTON, “WESTWORLD” (WINNER)
o Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

OUTSTANDING REALITY/COMPETITION SERIES
o “The Amazing Race”
o “American Ninja Warrior”
o “Project Runway”
o “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” (WINNER)
o “Top Chef”
o “The Voice”

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
o “At Home with Amy Sedaris”
o “Drunk History”
o “I Love You, America”
o “Portlandia”
o “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” (WINNER)
o “Tracey Ullman’s Show”

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
o “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
o “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
o “LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER” (WINNER)
o “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
o “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
o “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
o “The Alienist”
o “THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY” (WINNER)
o “Genius: Picasso”
o “Godless”
o “Patrick Melrose”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
o “Atlanta”
o “Barry”
o “Black-ish”
o “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
o “GLOW”
o “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” (WINNER)
o “Silicon Valley”
o “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
o “GAME OF THRONES” (WINNER)
o “The Handmaid’s Tale”
o “Stranger Things”
o “The Americans”
o “This Is Us”
o “Westworld”

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Ed Sheeran Has All But Confirmed He Married Fiancée Cherry Seaborn in a Secret Wedding

What would your conclusion be if somebody sheepishly points to a ring on his wedding finger on being asked about his wedding plans?

Well, that’s exactly what British singer Ed Sheeran did when he was faced with questions about his wedding plans, during a recent interview with Scott Evans on the US entertainment TV show “Access.”

“What about the wedding details? Have you picked a date? Do you know where? Do you know when yet?” asked Evans.

The 27-year-old performer responded with a shrug, smiling bashfully as he pointed to a ring on his wedding finger.

Now, isn’t that confirmation enough?

But, wait! There’s more!

Sheeran’s gestured hint, apparently suggesting he’d already tied the knot with school-time friend and fiancée Seaborn, piqued Evan’s interest further.

“That’s exciting! Congratulations my friend! Congratulations! How did you sneak that one?” the show host pressed on, obviously seeking some kind of verbal confirmation from the Shape of You singer.

“Well, I never do anything too public anyway,” was the typical Sheeran response, which was, again, more an allusion than corroboration.

“That’s awesome! Congratulations, [I’m] happy for you!” Evans responded, seemingly convinced that Sheeran had indeed got secretly married to his lady love.

Whatever little doubt Evans might have had must have surely got dispelled by the “Thank you” and the giggles Sheeran responded with, which was, probably, the verbal acknowledgment Evans was looking for.

Known for keeping his personal life as private as he possibly can, the flame-haired celebrity had even kept his engagement under the wraps before coming clean a month a later.

In January, the Grammy Award winner posted a photo of himself kissing fiancée Seaborn, 25, captioning his post, “Got myself a fiancée just before the new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”

The baby-faced redhead and Seaborn, who have known each other since their high school days together, had reportedly been in a romantic relationship since 2015.

Seaborn is a hockey player and was part of the England U21 team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships.

In February last year, Sheeran dropped by at the Chelmsford Hockey Club in Essex just to watch his fiancée/wife, then his girlfriend, from the sidelines as she played for the visiting team, Wimbledon.

“I don’t believe it was a planned visit,” A Chelmsford Hockey Club spokesperson told Essex Live at the time, adding that he thought Sheeran “attended to watch his girlfriend who played for the opposition team, Wimbledon, this afternoon.”

He even spent some time posing for photos with some of the players after the match was over.

A month before he was spotted at the Essex hockey club, Sheeran had told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that his year-long hiatus from music actually had, actually, given him the chance to fall in love.

“This has been the first time I’ve ever actually had the time to fall in love properly,” he said.

“I’ve always got into relationships very passionately – I’m a redhead and also Irish,” he quipped.

“But then I will get in a relationship and go on tour for 18 months and everything will [be ruined],” he confided.

“And I’m like, ‘Oh, what happened?’ But it’s because I had no time to put into someone.”

During that interview, he had also expressed his desire for fatherhood.

“I wanted to be a dad, like, last year. I’m ready, let’s go – tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around,” he said.

Then again, speaking on “The Kyle and Jackie O Show” in Australia Sheeran said, “Yeah, potentially. I would like some kids.”

“I always thought to have a really good career, you always had to be incredibly unhappy, and I always thought to be really happy, you had to have a bad career because I didn’t see the balance of the two,” he admitted to Clash magazine.

“And I’ve realized that that’s obviously bulls**t, and just what you tell yourself to justify it,” he said.

“I live with Cherry now. We’ve got cats, we have takeaways and watch movies, we have people round for dinner. I’ve never had that,” he said, expressing his happiness on being together with his hockey star lady love.

The couple spent most of 2016 touring together – the year he took a break from music.

The end of 2017 brought happiness for the bespectacled redhead in more ways than one: His song “Perfect” – inspired by his girlfriend and featuring Beyonce – became the Christmas Number 1, which he said was “an actual dream come true” and the other reason why last year ended well for him was his engagement – but of course!

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com about “Perfect” winning the Christmas Number 1, he had said, “Thank you very much for making Perfect Christmas Number 1. This is an actual dream come true and I’m very proud and happy.”

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Top Five Trailers for Upcoming Movies (2018)

1. A Simple Favor

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Releasing: September 14, 2018

Based on Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name, A Simple Favor is a story of three small-town characters, Stephanie Ward – a mom and a blogger, her wealthy best friend Emily Nelson, and Nelson’s husband Sean.

All the fun in this mystery thriller begins when Emily suddenly disappears, leading to “betrayals, reversals, a dead body and the revolving question of who is duping whom.”

Starring:

  • Anna Kendrick as Stephanie Ward
  • Blake Lively as Emily Nelson
  • Henry Golding as Sean Nelson
  • Sarah Baker as Maryanne Chelkowsky
  • Jean Smart as Mrs. McLanden
  • Eric Johnson as Davis
  • Andrew Rannells
  • Linda Cardellini
  • Rupert Friend

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2. The King of Thieves

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Releasing: September 14, 2018

The King of Thieves tells the story of a bunch of old crooks who pull off a daring heist in London’s jewelry district.

Needless to say, the motley gang of retired thugs is lead by none other than the inimitable Sir Michael Caine.

Starring: Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Francesca Annis, Ray Winstone, Keely Cat Wells, Tom Courtenay, and others.

Official Trailer

3. Colette

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Releasing: September 21, 2018 (United States)

Keira Knightley plays the title role in this Wash Westmoreland-directed biographical drama based on the life and times of French novelist Gabrielle Colette.

Born and raised in a small country village in 19th-century France, Colette marries Willy – a charming but dominating Parisian who happens to be fourteen years her senior.

As opportunistic as Willy is, he manages to convince his talented young wife to write novels that he would take credit for by publishing them under his own name.

Willy becomes a well-known writer, riding on the phenomenal success of Colette’s “Claudine” series.

Frustrated by the lack of recognition for her work, coupled with her husband’s dominating demeanor, Colette seeks solace in a same-sex relationship Mathilde de Morny (Marquise de Belbeuf), a French noblewoman who had no inhibitions about her sexual preference for women.

Colette received great reviews during its screening at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Starring:

  • Keira Knightley as Gabrielle Colette
  • Dominic West as Henry Gauthier-Villars, Colette’s husband
  • Aiysha Hart as Polaire
  • Fiona Shaw as Sido
  • Denise Gough as Mathilde de Morny
  • Robert Pugh as Jules
  • Rebecca Root as Rachilde
  • Eleanor Tomlinson as Georgie Raoul-Duval
  • Julian Wadham

Official Trailer

4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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Releasing: October 12, 2018

Based on R. L. Stine’s children’s book series of the same name, ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ is the sequel to Goosebumps, though it doesn’t feature any of the cast from the 2015 prequel.

On a Halloween Night, in the small town of Wardenclyffe, two young boys, Sonny and Sam, discover a manuscript in an abandoned house known as “Haunted Halloween.”

Curiosity forces Sonny and Sam to open the manuscript, not realizing that they were inadvertently releasing Slappy the Dummy – the film’s main antagonist, who is bent on wreaking havoc this Halloween with the help of his monster buddies.

It’s now up to the two boys and Sonny’s sister Sarah to find a way to put paid to Slappy’s evil designs.

Characters and Voice Cast

  • Avery Lee Jones as the voice of Slappy the Dummy
  • Jeremy Ray Taylor as Sonny Quinn
  • Madison Iseman as Sarah Quinn
  • Caleel Harris as Sam Carter
  • Ken Jeong (to be announced)
  • Chris Parnell (to be announced)
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey as Kathy Quinn

Official Trailer

5. Robin Hood

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Releasing: November 21, 2018

The tale of Robin Hood has been told on screen many a time in the past, with the last major film based on the legendary character from Sherwood releasing back in 2010.

The Ridley Scott-directed film featured Russell Crowe in the title role with Cate Blanchett playing the female lead Marian Locksley.

The 2018 version of the story will have Taron Egerton playing the legendary outlaw hero, who robs the rich and the famous to help the needy and the oppressed.

Starring:

  • Taron Egerton as Robin Hood
  • Jamie Foxx as Little John: The leader of outlaws group Merry Men, and Hood’s best friend.
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Sheriff of Nottingham: Hood’s enemy
  • Eve Hewson as Maid Marian: Hood’s love interest, and wife of Scarlet
  • Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck
  • Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet: The half-brother of Hood, member of Merry Men, and husband of Marian.
  • Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne
  • Josh Herdman as Righteous
  • Björn Bengtsson as Tydon

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What Do We Know About Demi Lovato’s Drug Overdose?

Demi Lovato is, reportedly, “awake” and, hopefully, on her way to full recovery at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center where she was admitted after an apparent drug overdose.

“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s representative said in a statement, adding that “some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer, who turns twenty-six next month, was in a state of unconsciousness when first responders arrived at her Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to CNN and Page Six that they received a call at 11:22 a.m. local time, while a “senior law enforcement official” informed CNN that Lovato was, indeed, being treated at Cedars Sinai where she was responding well to treatment.

While the Los Angeles Police Department is believed to have confirmed to PEOPLE that they responded to a medical emergency at the star’s residence just before noon, they did not reveal the identity of the patient.

The Fire Department also refrained from mentioning the singer by name, saying that they “transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital.”

According to TMZ, the troubled star suffered the OD after an all-night party; however, none of the partygoers were around when the emergency medical team and the police arrived on the scene.

It’s not clear, however, if they dispersed after the party was over or simply made themselves scarce after they found out their host had overdosed.

While sources close to Lovato have admitted that the singer did overdose on unspecified drugs, they have vehemently denied reports that she had overdosed on heroin.

Law enforcement sources are believed to have told The Blast that LAPD officers who responded to the emergency found drug paraphernalia and “remnants’ of what they believe are drugs all over the Lovato residence.

However, there wasn’t’ enough drug traces left over for the officers to collect for analysis, though they were able to photograph and document the evidence.

Other sources familiar with the developments have said that according to the incident report, a Cedars Sinai Medical Center nurse informed the police that Lovato had been tripping on methamphetamine prior to the OD incident.

What’s kind of perplexing, though, is the fact that methamphetamine doesn’t necessarily cause unconsciousness, which was the condition Lovato was found in by first responders.

Reports that she was treated with the anti-opioid drug Narcan, before being shifted to the hospital, also does not point toward a methamphetamine overdose.

Lovato, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, recently released a song called “Sober,” in which she revealed that she had slipped up after staying sober for six years.

While performing the song in Brazil, a week after its release, Lovato could not control her emotions and gave a tearful rendition of the song.

“I got no excuses
For all of these goodbyes
Call me when it’s over
‘Cause I’m dying inside
Wake me when the shakes are gone
And the cold sweats disappear
Call me when it’s over
And myself has reappeared
“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
I do it every, every, every time
It’s only when I’m lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave
And I don’t wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I’m lonely
“Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me
We’ve been down this road before
I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore
“I’m sorry to my future love
For the man that left my bed
For making love the way I saved for you inside my head
And I’m…”

Speculations that she was binging again started doing the rounds some two months before “Sober” saw the light of day when an Instagram post by singer Hayley Kiyoko showed Lovato nursing a cup with some yellow liquid in it.

In a separate Instagram post, a different version of the same photo, in which the cup had been blurred out, she wrote, “I don’t have to defend anything, but it was Red Bull.”

Lovato’s emotional issues date back to 2010 when she first went into a rehabilitation program for “physical and emotional issues,” including depression, eating disorder, and self-harm.

It was as recently as 2017 that Lovato admitted to having relapsed after she was released from the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in Lemont, back then, after which she said she spent a year in a sober living facility.

“I wasn’t working my program. I wasn’t ready to get sober,” she said in a 2017 YouTube documentary titled “Simply Complicated,”

“I was sneaking it on planes, sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night. Nobody knew,” the singer said.

“I went through like 20 sober companions. I was either craving drugs or on drugs,” she said.

“I was not easy to work with. It’s embarrassing to look back at the person I was.”

Watch the full documentary here.

Following the news of her hospitalization, social media has been abuzz with support for the “Heart Attack” singer.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DemiLovato&src=tyah

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1021883086538252288

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2018: Top 5 Exclusives

The on-going San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC), better known simply as Comic-Con, kicked off on July 18 and is scheduled to last until July 22.

Needless to say, there’s a lot happening in and around the San Diego Convention Center, with so much to see, and do, and absorb – from cosplays, show floor, and panels to anime, athletes and whatever; not to forget all the cool exclusives that find their way into the SDCC booths for you to splurge on.

While the well-stocked booths at the convention have an eye on your hard-earned money, it’s definitely in your interest to buy all your collectibles from them rather than pay many times over for the same stuff on eBay.

Not that it’s going to be a walk in the park to get your hands on some of those hotly anticipated products making their debut at this year’s Con.

There’s always a mad race among potential buyers to grab their choice items as quickly as possible before they run out of stock.

So, competition is fierce but, again, it’s all part of the fun and festivities that are synonymous with an SDCC event – the biggest pop culture festival on the planet.

This year, however, certain conditions were put in place for high demand signings, exclusives, and booth access, in order to bring some method to the madness.

You were required to first enter a Comic-Con online lottery system, put up weeks ahead of the event, to win a ticket guaranteeing you access to a booth and the right to purchase an exclusive of your choice.

Those not selected are trying to console themselves at numerous other booths on the show floor, selling outrageously-priced stuff that are not-so-hot anymore; but, then, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, correct?

While there’s ever something new to do or see at a Comic-Con, checking out the exclusives is definitely one of the most enjoyable activities that a large majority of the event’s fans look forward to.

So, here are the top 5 exclusives from Comic-Con 2018 for you to check out.

Funko POP! Thirteenth Doctor

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How long will the Funko POP! craze last?

Is the Funko POP! bubble going to burst anytime soon?

These are questions best left to the toy intellectuals to debate over and find answers to, because fans of the vinyl toy line don’t, really, give a damn.

All they care about is getting their hands on some of the company’s latest Comic-Con offerings, including the toy lookalike of Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, which is one of our favorites.

Here’s a video Funko posted on Twitter to give you a glimpse of the company’s Disney exclusives.

Doctor Who: Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor #1

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The first full trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s first season of “Doctor Who” was one of this year’s most looked forward to Comic-Con events.

The debut issue of “Doctor Who: Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor” is being sold at the Titan Comics booth with a convention-exclusive cover from well-known “Who” artist Kelly Yates.

“The Tenth Doctor has his work cut out when he encounters a lost spaceship…Whose crew is being absorbed by mysterious ghostly creatures! Everything is not how it seems, however, especially when disturbing facts about the crew come to light!” (TITAN comics)

Marvel Legends Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack

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As we know, toys and board games company Hasbro unveils several Marvel Cinematic Universe-specific exclusives each year at the SDCC – Comic-Con 2018 was no different.

This year’s masterpiece is a five-pack based on Netflix’s “The Defenders,” featuring the blockbuster Netflix team-up of Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Colleen Wing and Danny Rand.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set

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There are several other Hasbro exclusives at the Con this year that demand attention, one of them being the Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Comic Set that brings you your favorite character, Chelli Lona Aphra – “the human female archaeologist recruited by Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin.”

“Aphra, along with her assassin droid companions, 0-0-0 (Triple-Zero) and BT-1 (Beetee), fulfilled several missions for the Sith Lord before falling out of his favour.”

Now, we have her personal solo book.

Some of Hasbro’s other Marvel and Star Wars SDCC 2018 Exclusives.

  • Star Wars: The Black Series Centerpiece Rey & Kylo Ren Figure
  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Chewbacca and Porgs
  • Star Wars: The Black Series Han Solo and Mynock
  • Marvel Legends Red Skull & Electronics Tesseract

Planet of the Apes: Statue of Liberty Action Playset

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Super7 has returned to Booth # 4945 at the SDCC 2018 and is offering a plethora of amazing products from different licenses that are sure to earn them the unofficial Best in Show honor.

“Planet of the Apes: Statue of Liberty Action Playset” from their ReAction Figures line is one of the hottest items in the Super7 stall, with people going crazy to score one of these awesome sets costing $75 each

Here are some of Super7’s other selection of debuts and exclusives

  • Transformers – Super Cyborg Optimus Prime 12″ Figure with removable chest plate (Clear). SDCC Exclusive – $75 each
  • Alien – “Space Wars Headhammer” Tribute Xenomorph 3.75″ ReAction Figure with coin. SDCC Exclusive – $15 each
  • Misfits – Fiend Glow-In-The-Dark 3.75″ ReAction Figure. SDCC Exclusive – $15 each
  • Iron Maiden – Classic Union Jack 1.75″ MUSCLE Figures 3-Pack. SDCC Debut colorway and cardback art – $6.00 per pack
  • ReAction Figures – Carry Case with exclusive clear red Hellboy 3.75″ ReAction Figure. SDCC Exclusive – $45 each