The Game Of Thrones cast finally managed to throw a wedding without anybody getting murdered

Defying the series’ tradition of Red, Purple, and presumably other-colored Weddings that end with somebody inevitably getting their throat slit or literally puking out their own guts, the cast of Game Of Thrones have finally managed to watch someone get married without anybody being murdered. It probably helped that…

Kit Harington will delay Game Of Thrones filming so the cast can go to his wedding

Last month, we reported that Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Rose Leslie had gotten engaged, finally giving Jon Snow and Ygritte the happy ending they deserved before they both got killed—though one of them did eventually get better. Of course, if you and your betrothed met on the set of Game Of Thrones, you simply…

In The Good Fight’s first season finale, chaos disrupts everyone’s lives

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Controlled chaos is the oxymoronic space where The Good Fight does its best work. Best exhibited by its very extra opening sequence, The Good Fight revels in chaos but in tightly executed, beautifully crafted chaos. Its season one finale, aptly titled “Chaos,” weaves several dense plot lines together without ever…

The Good Fight’s “First Week” takes down the truth

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As its title suggests, The Good Fight interrogates what it means to be on the “right” side of things. Diane and Maia came to Reddick, Boseman, and Kolstad after having lost everything they knew. Barbara and Adrian are trying to figure out how to run a firm when algorithms are determining what’s a good case and what…

The Good Fight blows up the familiar in inaugural episode

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One of the earliest and most noticeable differences between The Good Fight and The Good Wife—other than the fact that everyone can say “fuck” now—is the spinoff series’ title sequence. The Good Wife kept things clean and simple with a mere title card. The Good Fight has a lengthy opening credits sequence scored by …

The teaser trailer for Morgan proves A.I. is always a bad idea

Two years ago, writer-director Seth W. Owen’s Morgan was included on the 2014 Black List, an annual tabulation of the film industry’s most popular unproduced screenplays. And the fact that sci-fi cautionary tale has now been produced—at least enough to facilitate this creepy teaser trailer—shows how valuable inclusion…

A fun but facile Downton Abbey pays lip service to social mobility

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“Tom the peacemaker is back,” Edith Crawley says after a contentious dinner, and she’s right. Over the years, Tom Branson has been smoothed and sanded down, all his rough edges and pointed opinions polished into bland amiability. “I just want what’s best for everyone,” he promises when Edith suggests he’ll unseat Mary…

Idris Elba broods up a storm in the trailer for the BBC’s Luther special

We’re just now getting our first look at the BBC’s upcoming three-hour Luther TV movie (or two-part Christmas special, for those on the other side of the pond). We know from previous reports that Idris Elba’s disaffected detective chief inspector will spend this new allotment of screen time chasing down a…

Stevenson and Greene’s Runaways sparks an exciting Secret Wars rebellion

One of the best things about this summer’s big event comics from both DC and Marvel has been the gleeful enthusiasm with which scores of creators explore a slew of alternate universes. Unencumbered by some of the more stifling parts of canon, writers and artists alike are committing to a long list of interesting…

Vin Diesel unleashes palooka-on-witch violence in The Last Witch Hunter trailer

How would you stop an uprising of witches threatening to eradicate every muggle on earth? You might make use of someone like The Last Witch Hunter’s Kaulder, played by Vin Diesel. Yes, he might have a fiery sword, but make no mistake; Kaulder is not your dad’s witch hunter. He drives a sick sports car. He mumbles with…

This video wonders “Just how strong is Ygritte from Game Of Thrones?”

Ever try pulling a longbow? It’s pretty tough. At least, that’s what The A.V. Club has been told by folks in the know. And that’s why Ygritte’s longbow confrontation with Jon Snow bears special scrutiny. Aside from winning the affections of the most famous bastard in the Night’s Watch (and the hearts of most Game Of…