From modernized settings to cartoons to musicals, producers keep thinking of fresh ways to shake up the works of William Shakespeare and make his immortal lines and characters accessible for the contemporary arena.
Much like that time our step-brother brought up Cutco knives at Thanksgiving dinner, sometimes we get the feeling movies are trying to sell us stuff. Other times, we know movies are trying to sell us stuff, and it is so very, very awkward.
There are immediate 'Game of Thrones' spoilers in the next paragraph. You have been warned.
In the latest episode of 'Game of Thrones,' Robb Stark's rebellion was put to a sudden and bloody end at the hands of the spiteful Walder Frey, the traitorous Roose Bolton and the crafty Lannister family. "The Red Wedding" saw Robb's pregnant wife stabbed to death and the King in the North shot full of arrows before being stabbed in the heart. However, the real kicker was the death of Robb's mother Catelyn, who had her throat cut after killing Frey's young wife.
It's the kind of scene you never forget, an event that will radically change the make-up of 'Game of Thrones' forever. There won't be a more memorable set of character deaths in 2013. How could someone top that?
Disney is as American as apple pie and other clichés, but most of the Disney animated motion pictures are based off of folktales from other countries. Though made with an English-speaking audience in mind (watch the way the characters move their lips) Disney has always understood the value of foreign markets and translates their films for viewing in other countries.
Becoming a Hollywood A-lister is no easy task. You have to endure your share of small roles and bad shows before the job offers start rolling in and you find yourself dotting the covers of tabloids.
We're so happy that 'Arrested Development' is back, we've stopped taking our antidepressants, suddenly and without medical supervision. While we would never even try to pick a favorite 'AD' character, we can safely say that only one of them was ever forced to wrestle onscreen in a scene narrated by Grandpa Joe from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' Yes, it's Jessica Walter, the actress responsible for giving Lucille Bluth her sharp tongue and boozy demeanor.
It's summer blockbuster time, and this year it's all about sequels, reboots and apocalypse movies, with a few superheroes thrown in for good measure. While this crop of films doesn't contain much that's particularly groundbreaking, we thought there were enough interesting kernels of ideas that we could make some truly spectacular flicks if combined correctly.