For all of our fellow "Game Of Thrones" fans, that April 1 season two premiere date just can't come soon enough. What is going to happen in Westeros?!? Which beloved characters will live and die this time around?!? And while those of us who've read the books know a few answers to those questions, you never know when we'll get thrown a curveball.
Nevertheless, we've started to get some pretty good teases about what's going down in the upcoming season: Cersei's losing her mind, Tyrion is going into battle and now thanks to a recent chat with Emilia Clarke, we have some news of... dragons.
For all of the things that we love and obsess over on HBO's brilliant "Game Of Thrones", there are definitely a couple elements that we love to hate. Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, is one of them.
George R.R. Martin gets the lion's share of credit here for Cersei's creation, but we also have to hand it to Headey and her wonderfully cold, calculated and often infuriating (in a good way) portrayal. MTV News caught up with Headey recently at HBO's Golden Globes after-party, where she gave a little preview of what Cersei will be up to in season two.
"She loses things that she loves and she loses her mind slowly," Headey said. "And she kind of goes to war with Tyrion."
It's times like these that having Observers in our world would be really handy. One way or the other, looking into the future would put a lot of fans' fears at ease, now that "Fringe" faces the very serious threat of cancellation following its currently airing fourth season.
At the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this month, Fox president Kevin Reilly confessed that the network loses "a lot of money on the show," and that Fox is "not in the business of losing money." Worrying comments indeed, so much so that members of the show's cast — including Joshua Jackson, who plays Peter Bishop — are preparing for the inevitable end.
"My gut says that the head of Fox doesn't go on national television and says 'I'm not in the business of losing money' as a joke," Jackson laughed while speaking with MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jackson, who's in Park City for his new movie "Lay the Favorite," believes that "Fringe" is just as strong quality-wise as it's ever been. But with the series in the midst of its all-time lowest ratings, the actor admitted that "Fringe" is now "in that awkward place of being on the bubble — or under the bubble, as the case might be."
But all hope is not lost, according to Jackson.
Whether you're a Stark bannerman or a Lannister loyalist, winter is coming... in early spring, in fact!
"Game of Thrones," the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel series, is returning for its second season on April 1, 2012, according to Variety. We've long known that "Thrones" would bow season two during the spring months, but now we've got a concrete date. I think it's safe to say that despite the season premiere airing on April Fool's Day, no one who tunes in to watch will walk away feeling like a chump. (In fact, you might feel like a chump if you miss the premiere, so mark it on your calendars now!)
If you're ever feeling down about yourself, thinking that you just can't get anything right, everything you do leads to some disaster, and every disaster leads to an even worse catastrophe… well, just look on the bright side. At least you're not Todd Margaret.
David Cross is the co-creator and star of "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," the IFC comedy series that returns for its second season on Friday (January 6) at 10:30 PM ET. Cross plays the titular Todd, a bumbling American sent to England with the impossible task of selling Thunder Muscle, a toxic energy drink that's hazardous for your health, especially in the hands of terrorists (which, at the moment, it is).
David Cross talks "Todd Margaret," premiering January 6!
Todd goes through faux pas after faux pas as he butchers English culture, insults the disabled community, and causes great bodily harm to himself and others in an effort not just to avoid the wrath of his foul-mouthed boss Brent Wilts (played by Cross' old "Arrested Development" co-star Will Arnett), but also to win the heart of Alice (Sharon Horgan), a local café owner with a passion for gastronomy. Todd's increasingly poor decisions also owe thanks to the mischievous Dave (Blake Harrison), his partner in Thunder Muscle-selling crime who may or may not have a darker agenda of his own.
In "Game of Thrones," the flamboyant Braavos swordsman Syrio Forel taught his young protégé Arya Stark to "see with your eyes" and "hear with your ears." In the case of the brand new "Game of Thrones" season two preview, I'd echo Syrio's wisdom and encourage you to listen very closely.
Though there are plenty of beautiful visuals on display worth gawking at, it's the words you're hearing that make this new "Thrones" footage so captivating. Specifically, they're the words of Stannis Baratheon: younger brother of the late King Robert, older brother of self-anointed renegade King Renly, and the man who would sit upon the Iron Throne.
This may come as a bit of a shock, but it's only right for you to know that you've been "indoctrinated" by the Muppets. Yes, as much as Jim Henson's crew of cuddly misfits might have appeared to want nothing more than to teach children how to count on "Sesame Street" or to make them laugh with G-rated humor, it turns out that Kermit and crew were a bunch of dirty, Commie pinkos all along.
The other night on Fox Business News' "Follow the Money," host Eric Bolling took to the airwaves to set the record straight: "The Muppets" is just another entry in a long string of Hollywood propaganda produced solely for the purpose of turning impressionable children against our country's down-trodden oil barons.
The clock's ticking, "24" fans—and this time, we mean it!
Jack Bauer's big-screen return has long been in the works, with multiple script drafts turned in and even a director, Tony Scott, attached at one point. But now, at long last, it finally appears as though the legendary CTU agent's trip to theaters is on the fast track: according to Deadline, the "24" movie could start shooting as early as April 2012.
British actor John Neville passed away late last week at the age of 86. Theater buffs might remember him as a respected Shakespearean actor who appeared in every one of the Bard’s plays; movie mavens might know him from his starring role in Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."
But to me, John Neville was and always will be The Well-Manicured Man.
If you’re not an X-Phile I have a bit of explanation for you (we can discuss exactly why you’re not an X-Phile some other time): On Chris Carter’s groundbreaking TV show “The X-Files,” John Neville played one of several nameless recurring characters (the most infamous being Cigarette Smoking Man). CSM and Well-Manicured Man were members of the Syndicate, an international group of super-secretive movers and shakers who tried to thwart the efforts of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in their search for the truth about extra-terrestrials.
The Bluth family's master plan to reclaim the public spotlight has moved several steps forward in recent months, with perhaps the biggest move of them all made over the weekend: new episodes of "Arrested Development" are officially coming to Netflix.
Deadline reports that Netflix has outbid prominent pay cable networks to attain the rights to the upcoming new season of "Arrested Development," a series of episodes that will reportedly pave the way for a big-screen comeback. The exact number of episodes remains undetermined, and it's said that specific episodes will be designated to specific characters. (Please, someone get me that Tobias Funke episode ASAP!)