Episode Title: "Winter Is Coming"
Written By: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Story: Winter finally arrives as "Game of Thrones" premieres on HBO at long last. A mysterious danger looms from the icy wastes north of the fantastical country of Westeros as the king, Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) rides north to Winterfell. There he is seeking out Lord Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) to replace his recently deceased second-in-command as the Hand of the King. But the king is a lecherous drunk, and the commitment might be more than Ned is willing to take for his old friend.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is soon to be wed to the barbarian horselord Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) as a part of the plan her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd) has concocted to steal back the throne of Westeros. It turns out that Daenerys and Viserys might not have to work too hard for the seat of power after all, though, because the queen, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), and her brothers are playing a game of thrones all unto themselves.
"Scream 4" hits theaters today. After a decade long absence from cinema screens, series masterminds Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson have engineered a new story that brings your favorite horror movie survivors back for one more scare against the dreaded Ghostface — and if you have any doubts about whether or not the movie is going to work, allow me to gut them like a fish for you.
If you're a "Scream" fan, and if you were thinking about skipping out on round four, don't. Much better than two and three and a lot closer to the quality of the original than you might expect, "Scream 4" is a totally worthwhile trip to the movies. Find out why after the jump!
There's no shortage of reasons for you to see "Hanna" now that it's finally arrived in theaters. Indeed, Saoirse Ronan explained it best — "Just go! Just go to it!" — when I asked her why movie fans should commit their hard-earned dollars to the pulse-pounding fairy tale action thriller this weekend.
But I understand that that's not a compelling enough argument for everyone. No worries. Like I said, there are countless reasons to see "Hanna," which currently ranks as my favorite film I've seen all year. After the jump, check out five reasons you should see this movie.
Despite what The Beatles sang, not everybody wakes up, gets out of bed and drags combs across their heads. Some people, like Adrien Brody in the newly released "Wrecked," wake up in the aftermath of a horrific car crash and drag their bodies across forests in a feeble attempt to survive. You know, apples and oranges.
Brody stars in "Wrecked," released in New York City theaters and Video On Demand today (April 1) and landing in Los Angeles next Friday (April 8), as a man who wakes up in a wrecked car with a wrecked body and a wrecked memory. With no idea of who he is or how he got there, this nameless man faces slow-impending doom unless he can drag himself out of the woods and back to civilization—not an easy feat, to say the least.
We caught a screening of "Wrecked" earlier this week and really enjoyed a lot of what we saw. Find out what we liked after the jump!
If you're a fan of Nicolas Cage's crazy antics, jaw-dropping violence, fast cars and other assorted forms of purely visceral entertainment, then you have to see "Drive Angry."
Cage stars in Patrick Lussier's hell-driven 3-D revenge flick as John Milton, a bleached-blonde badass with nothing but a focused goal and a bag of guns to his name. Milton is searching for Jonah King (Billy Burke), a dangerous Satan worshipper who murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby with the intention of sacrificing her to the forces of Hell. Milton's relentless vengeance quest is assisted by the beautiful and tough-as-nails Piper (Amber Heard) and hindered by The Accountant (William Fichtner), one of the devil's closest advisors.
For adrenaline junkies and Cage enthusiasts, "Drive Angry" is a must-see. Period, end of discussion, no excuses. But if you need further convincing, click past the jump for five reasons you need to see this film.
There's been so much talk about the Natalie Portman-Mila Kunis sex scene in "Black Swan" -- yes, we know we're as guilty as anybody of stoking that fire -- we feel morally obligated to remind moviegoers that there is much, much more to this movie than two beautiful women seeing to each others between-the-sheets needs.
The unsettling psychological thriller is earning a boatload of Oscar buzz for Portman, Kunis and director Darren Aronofsky, and is already racking up best of 2010 accolades from the likes of the Gotham Independent Film Awards and the Indie Spirit Awards. Portman is being hailed as a front runner for the Best Actress Oscar for her fearless turn as Nina, an uptight ballerina whose obsession with dancing the lead in "Swan Lake" leads her to explore the dark side she didn't know she had. Kunis is said to be in the Best Supporting Actress mix for her performance as Nina's fierce on-stage rival (and, yes, even fiercer off-stage lover) Lily. And Aronofksy is getting the kind of Best Director Oscar talk he should have gotten for "The Wrestler."
Check out what critics have to say about the film after the jump. Read More...
Episode Title: "Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep"
Written By: David Wilcox & Matthew Pitts
Story: Upon returning "over here," we see that Walter (John Noble) has just started getting used to his new role as the sole shareholder of Massive Dynamic, the science institution founded by the late William Bell (Leonard Nimoy). But he and his Fringe colleagues are distracted when an assassinated senator is revealed to have been a shape-shifting sleeper agent from the alternate reality.
The revelation of the senator's identity portends a bad outcome for Bolivia (Anna Torv), who has just started getting comfortable in this strange new world. Read More...
Episode Title: "The Plateau"
Written By: Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen
Story: A series of unfortunate coincidences unfolds in the world of "over there," prompting Fringe Division to investigate the deadly string of events. Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), now convinced that she's the Olivia of the alternate reality, readjusts to life on the task force alongside partners Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo) and Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel), but a figure from her past wants her to remember the life she's left behind. Read More...
Episode Title: "The Box"
Written By: Josh Singer & Graham Roland
The Story: In "The Box," we return once more to the familiar land of "over here" as the Fringe team stumbles upon a mysterious box that sends nearby people into a fatal trance. Walter (John Noble) struggles to solve the problem, while simultaneously dealing with his strained relationship with his son (Joshua Jackson) and the reading of William Bell's (Leonard Nimoy) will.
Meanwhile, Peter further solidifies his relationship with Olivia (Anna Torv), but this isn't the woman he thinks she is... Read More...
Episode Title: "Ohana"
Written By: Sarah Goldfinger & Paul Zbyszewski
Story: When counter-terrorism expert Roland Lowry is abducted on his way to pass off some highly sensitive intelligence, the Hawaii Five-0 squad takes the case and searches for his whereabouts. But team leader Steve McGarret (Alex O'Loughlin) and partner Danno Williams (Scott Caan) continue to butt heads, as Chin-Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) tries to keep his cousin Kono (Grace Park) happy on the eve of her police academy graduation. Read More...