Astute viewers of last night’s “Game of Thrones” episode may have noticed that a stray Starbucks coffee cup wandered on set and wound up right in front of Daenerys Targaryen.
We’ve suspended our disbelief for giant’s milk, but Starbucks coffee might be a bridge too far. This is without a doubt a fairly egregious offense against historical accuracy, insofar that “Game of Thrones” is a “historical” show (are dragons historical?). But some leeway may be in order considering the HBO series is not even close to the worst offender when it comes to anachronistic goofs.
Below are 14 examples of anachronisms in both TV and Film.
Kilts in “Braveheart”
Imagine Mel Gibson as William Wallace giving his famous “freedom” speech in a horse urine soaked tunic instead of the traditional Scottish kilt. That probably would have been more repellent than inspiring,
This Barry review contains spoilers.
Barry Season 2 Episode 3
Three episodes into Barry’s second season, I’m still surprised by the show’s firm command over its seemingly disparate tragicomic tone. “Past Equals Present x Future Over Yesterday” is simultaneously the season’s funniest episode while also being its darkest. Between Noho Hank’s dream sequence cold open, the odd couple pairing of Fuches and Detective Loach, and gags like Hank’s unnecessary translator and the Quinceañera store, the laughs flow easily but never distract from Barry’s desperate struggle to distance himself from his violent past.
We already knew Bill Hader was a phenomenal performer before Barry. On SNL, he drew comparisons to Phil Hartman for the way that he shined not only as the anchor of a sketch,
“As the settlement details are confidential, I will not be commenting but I would like to set the record straight as a number of articles have been released that are factually inaccurate,” the Oscar winner told Deadline on Friday following the April 2 settlement (read it here) between Gibson’s Icon Productions and the Nicolas Chartier-run Voltage that was unveiled in Los Angeles Superior Court. A final settlement hearing is now on the Lasc calendar for April 15.
“First, neither Farhad Safinia nor I ever walked off of the set, or cause the film to ever go over budget,” says Gibson, who portrays the 19th century Oxford Dictionary co-creator Professor James
Scream Factory is preparing a new 4K scan of the uncut international version of the film from the original camera negative. All bonus features from the prior Blu-ray release will be ported over as well. Only 5,000 units of the steelbook are being produced total. When they're gone, they're gone!
The Humanoids from the Deep steelbook gets a fresh piece of art from artist Laz Marquez, who illustrated prior Scream Factory steelbooks The Howling, Lifeforce and Army of Darkness. If you order directly from Shout! Factory's website, your packaging will also include an exclusive 28.5" x 16.5" rolled lithograph of the illustration. The litho
Since 1937, when the fabled Pico Boulevard studio got its first-ever Best Picture nomination for In Old Chicago (a movie that also won Alice Brady only the second Best Supporting Actress Oscar ever given), there have been a remarkable 78 Best Picture nominations overall (by my count) and 12 wins beginning with the studio’s first Best Picture triumph in 1941 for How Green Was My Valley, a decision that still causes controversy even today since that venerable John Ford classic beat Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, considered now by many to be the greatest movie of all time.
Created by Mark Heyman and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, Strange Angel explores the bizarre true story of Jack Parsons, a man who straddled the worlds of science and the occult, pioneering America’s rocketry program while simultaneously practicing sex magick rituals and living by the creed “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”
At the conclusion of Season 1, Jack and his team from Caltech make a scientific breakthrough that secures the military’s interest as the country nears the brink of war. In season two, the U.S. is fully engaged in World War II, transforming Jack’s rocketry work into a lucrative business and further entrenching him in the military-industrial complex.
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The Oscar Week
Films like Roma don’t win Oscars. No movie filmed in a language other than English has ever won the Best Picture award, with these projects mostly confined to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and a smattering of technical categories, with the exception of a few acting successes. If ever a filmmaker was going to be able to change that, though, it was probably Alfonso Cuaron. Against all odds, Roma – which is foreign, monochrome and released on Netflix – has become the bookies’ favourite for Oscar glory.
Let’s take a closer look…
What’s this all about? And is it any good?
Cuaron has looked into his own past for Roma,
Greg P. Russell (16 nominations)
Veteran sound mixer Greg P. Russell earned his first nomination for 1989’s “Black Rain.” He almost earned a 17th nomination, for 2016’s “13 Hours,” but his nomination was rescinded after he “violated Academy campaign regulations that prohibit telephone lobbying.”
Roland Anderson (15)
The longtime art director picked up his first nomination for “A Farewell to Arms” in 1934 — and then lost for such classics as 1961’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and 1963’s “Come Blow Your Horn.”
Alex North (15)
Composer Alex North was recognized with an honorary Oscar in 1986 — but he never won despite scoring such classics as “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cleopatra” and “Spartacus.”
Roger Deakins (14)
Cinematographer Roger Deakins earned the first of 14 nominations for 1994’s “The Shawshank Redemption” — and even earned two nods in 2007 for Best Picture winner
In the midst of an awards season that has churned out a series of pretty standard contenders, a British royal drama might seem like an obvious film to include in the shortlist. But The Favourite is not the royal drama you’re expecting. It’s a brash, rude and very unconventional comedy from Greek purveyor of oddities Yorgos Lanthimos that uses the assumed politeness and adherence to tradition of the royal court to tell a compelling story with three deeply flawed women at its centre.
Let’s take a look at the film…
What’s this all about? And is it any good?
The Departed is Martin Scorsese’s financially most successful film, and the only one to earn him a best director Oscar. And yet, thanks to its final shot, it might also his most divisive. Fans have long decried the fact that a movie in which police officers and criminals rat on each other ends with a ham-fisted shot of a real rat scurrying across a railing.
Now they are doing something about it; a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to digitally erase the rat from The Departed, permanently undoing cinema’s most heavy-handed metaphor. This feels like the start of a movement; no longer is the power to retcon beloved films confined to the likes of George Lucas and Jk Rowling. Someone,
Weinstock and Daily will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of all marketing, advertising and distribution strategies for Paramount Pictures’ global theatrical releases. Weinstock starts work on Feb. 25.
As previously reported David Sameth, who has served as President of Worldwide Marketing, is leaving the studio to pursue other ventures.
“Marc is an incredibly talented and savvy marketer who has been instrumental in many of the most successful and memorable marketing campaigns in recent film history,” said Gianopulos. “Having worked closely with him during our shared time at Fox,
With a week to go before the envelopes are opened on the stage of the Dolby Theatre, this could well be the tightest, weirdest, most confounding Best Picture competition ever.
Sunday night’s Writers Guild Awards compounded the confusion, giving its top film prizes to one film that isn’t even nominated for a screenwriting Oscar, Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” and another that is nominated for screenplay but not for picture, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
The other three major Hollywood guilds gave their top awards to “Green Book” (the Producers Guild), “Roma” (the Directors Guild) and “Black Panther” (the Screen Actors Guild’s ensemble-cast award), which makes this the first time that the
Based on the novella Zakhar Berkut by classical Ukrainian author Ivan Franko, the movie features a large international cast from Ukraine, the U.S., the U.K., Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
The cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Sin City), Poppy Drayton (Downtown Abbey, The Little Mermaid) and Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill).
Directed by Akhtem Seitablaev and John Wynn, Rising ...
Here’s six top actors whose voices may have passed you by…..
The award winning actress,
Chris Pine recently took on the role in the Netflix film Outlaw King, which was pretty good. This new film “explores the lost months during a long, harsh winter when Robert, injured and pursued across the Highlands by his enemies, takes shelter with the steely Morag and her fearless children. Restored to health and spurred on by this humble family’s resilience and courage, Bruce finally finds the resolve to rally his people and lead his country to hard-fought independence.”
I love that after all these years Macfadyen is playing this character again and this is what he had to say in a statement:
“Robert the Bruce rose from the
Jared Harris (The Crown) co-stars as Robert the Bruce’s nemesis John Comyn, alongside Anna Hutchison (The Cabin In The Woods), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), Zach McGowan (Black Sails), Gabriel Bateman (American Gothic), Talitha Eliana-Bateman (Geostorm), Emma Kenney (Roseanne) and Kevin McNally (Pirates Of The Caribbean).
Directed by Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain), Macfadyen produced and co-wrote the film with Eric Belgau. The film explores the lost months during a long, harsh winter when Robert, injured and pursued across the Highlands by his enemies, takes shelter with the steely Morag (Hutchinson) and her fearless children.
Only 12 people have won the prestigious prize twice, including Cuaron’s good pal Alejandro G. Inarritu, who claimed back-to-back wins for “Birdman” (2014) and “The Revenant” (2015). Steven Spielberg holds the record with three wins, for “The Color Purple” (1985), “Schindler’s List” (1993) and “Saving Private Ryan” (1998).
Cuaron nabbed his first DGA Award for “Gravity” (2013), for which he later won the Best Director Oscar. One of the most accurate Oscar precursors, DGA has lined up with Oscar 63 times in 70 years. Of the two-time DGA winners, thrice has the DGA champ not converted both of their victories into Oscar gold. Francis Ford Coppola lost the Oscar to Bob Fosse (“Cabaret”); Ron Howard was snubbed by Oscar,
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