If you haven’t noticed yet, the promotional train for Game of Thrones is in overdrive. With a month to go until the Season 5 premiere, HBO is making sure everyone knows the fantasy drama is back on April 12.
Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Maisie Williams each grace their own separate cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine traveled with the cast and crew to three countries and spent ten days on set to give a preview of what’s to come this upcoming season. Don’t worry, it’s all spoiler free.
“Worlds are colliding,” showrunner David Benioff, said to EW.com. “One of the things we’ve been most excited about from the beginning of the series is we’ve had all these far-flung story lines across Westeros and Essos which almost never cross. Now some of these characters start to head on a collision course for each other.”
In addition to issuing four collectible covers, the publication devoted an unprecedented 30 pages exploring the past, present and future of the HBO series. This issue is a must-have for any hardcore fan. Check out the other covers snapped by photographer Marc Hom below.
We’re less than two weeks away from Hollywood’s biggest night. Have you done all your research for your Oscar office pool?
With Neil Patrick Harris at he helm, I fully anticipate (and expect) one of the gayest ceremonies in Oscar history. If a song and dance number isn’t performed, I’ll be extremely shocked.
Though it’s his first time hosting the big event, he has four Tonys and two Emmys shows under his belt. Nerves shouldn’t be a problem.
If you haven’t watched American Horror Story yet, now is the time. The latest anthology is killing it, giving the FX show its highest ratings to date. Also, the watercooler buzz is hotter than effort mostly in part to the fabulous trinity of Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates. These three women are some badass witches, especially Bassett. My eyes light up every time she comes on screen. You can tell she’s having loads of fun playing voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
It’s no surprise Entertainment Weekly put them on their cover. American Horror Story: Coven is a phenomenon. The issue which includes exclusive interviews with Lange, Bates, and Bassett, plus AHS mainstays Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy and Denis O’Hare hits newsstands this Friday. Also in the publication, Ryan Murphy reveals his dream cast list for future seasons of AHS and what’s in store for the rest of this season of Coven.
Whether or not Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan live up to the insane expectations, rabid fans will have to wait a little longer. Not surprisingly given Charlie Hunnam’s departure, the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation has been pushed back from August 1, 2014 to Valentine’s Day 2015. As an added bonus, V-Day that year falls on President’s Day long weekend in the US.
Universal, however, is claiming the last minute cast change isn’t the primary reason for the date shuffle. Rather, it’s the crowded summer schedule plus the World Cup in Brazil taking place at that same time as their reasons why.
“We see this movie as a global event,” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley tells EW. “The strength of this book is really worldwide, so we want to be able to take advantage of women who are invariably on vacation with their families during the month of August in Europe.”
In addition to the schedule change, Universal gave Entertainment Weekly the first look at Dakota and Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. As expected, Jamie is smoking hot and serving kinky realness. With regards to Dakota, I’m still not sold, but keeping an open mind. Check out more pics below.
Hot off the heels of yesterday’s teaser release, the studio shared six exclusive pics with Entertainment Weekly. Click on the link to check them out. If you missed yesterday’s short Instagram video teaser, watch it out below. I’m already beyond excited. I can’t even imagine how I’ll feel after Marvel unleashes the full-length trailer next week.
Out of all the movies hitting theaters this summer, Man of Steel is the one I’m looking most forward to. Apparently, Entertainment Weekly is also. The publication picked Zack Snyder’s reboot to cover their annual Summer Movie Preview issue. As the cover tagline states, this “Superman gets all hot & modern.” Based on the footage they’ve seen, it’s going to be epic.
Based on footage EW has seen, the film (which was directed by Zack Snyder and shepherded by Christopher Nolan) has plenty of building-smashing, train-slinging, heat-vision-blasting battles to cut through the emotional heaviness. “You want to give the audience great spectacle. You want them to go to the movie, be eating their popcorn and be like, ‘Wow!’” says Man of Steel producer Charles Roven, who also worked on The Dark Knight trilogy. “But it’s just not good enough to give them the ‘Wow.’ You want them to be emotionally engaged. Because if you just have the ‘wow,’ ultimately you get bludgeoned by that and you stop caring.” –EW.com
There’s no denying I’m a sucker for a biopic. Especially one that’s this glitzy, glamorous and gay. With Liberace as the subject of the film and Matt Damon and Michael Douglas starring, this upcoming HBO film is on everyone’s radar. To label the buzz deafening would be a huge understatement. Everyone and their dog is waiting for it.
Behind The Candelabra is based on Scott Thorson’s 1988 memoir about Liberace’s over-the-top world of palatial houses, extravagant clothes, and secret affairs. Thorson was Liberace’s live-in lover of five years. Matt Damon tackles the role in the adaptation. Entertainment Weekly gives a first look at the highly-anticipated project directed by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike). Expect plenty of butt shots.
In the issue, both Douglas who plays the titular character and Damon share their experience making the film. Michael talks about getting advice from Liberace’s friends including Debbie Reynolds on how to play the singer perfectly. On his part, Matt talks about his multiple butt tan spraying sessions and filming sex scenes. Check out a few quotes along with the first teaser trailer below.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air tonight and thought this was the perfect time to post this. Entertainment Weekly recently shared a list of 20 artists who surprisingly had never won a Grammy statue. From iconic groups like The Beach Boys to current hitmakers like Katy Perry, the publication certainly did their homework.
While perusing through their list, several snubs certainly surprised me. And I’m not talking about Katy Perry. I’m sure she’ll get her due one day, but she’s relatively new, so her Grammy-less awards shelf isn’t too shocking. I’ve picked five artists from EW’s list that I think are the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (NARAS) biggest mistakes. Check out my Top 5 list below.