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‘Game of Thrones’ murderous Red Wedding banger gets a beautiful dance treatment

Game of Thrones and its music have gotten plenty of covers, from violins and vocals to instrumentals from around the world, and at least one kooky Kanye mashup… but we haven’t seen as much dancing – until now. Dancers Geatali Tampy and Priya Lupita Shah teamed up to perform a haunting duet to “The Rains of Castamere” – you know, that murderous Lannister banger from the Red Wedding.

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The video, filmed by Alvin Alex, opens on Shah and Tampy as sisters in the North (we’d recognize those cloaks anywhere), inseparable until Shah receives a mysterious scroll. Tampy goes snooping (classic Arya) and finds out that the Lannisters want one sister to betray the other. Read more…

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Please stop applauding Louis C.K. for doing the bare minimum

Well, it looks like the Louis C.K. apologists have at least pivoted to a different tactic than simply labeling accusers liars, after the comedian finally admitted to the sexual misconduct he’s been disparaging as mere “rumor” for five years (and as recently as two months ago).

Within mere hours of C.K. issuing his statement, the internet fell over itself to commend him for the brave act of finally admitting he is, in fact, a sexual harasser and feels bad about it — now that there’s a New York Times story about it, anyway.

And as C.K. fans (and even some of his critics) pat him on the back for doing the literal least he could by not lying anymore, some conservatives continue to make excuses for Roy Moore, the former Alabama judge and U.S. Senate candidate accused of initiating a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Read more…

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HBO cuts Louis C.K. from charity telecast and on-demand services in wake of harassment allegations

HBO is severing ties with Louis C.K. following a New York Times report that the comedian sexually harassed five women, with allegations spanning back to the late ’90s. 

The premium cable network has confirmed that it has cut C.K. from its Night of Too Many Stars charity telecast, an annual event which raises funds for autism services. HBO also announced that it will be pulling the comedian’s stand-up specials and previous TV series — including Lucky Louie — from its on-demand platforms.

“Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs, which will be presented live on HBO on November 18,” an HBO spokesperson said, per Variety. “In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.” Read more…

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Kerry Washington’s next project could be Facebook’s first big hit

Facebook just scored a big win in its effort to rule Hollywood. 

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Kerry Washington, the star of Scandal, is among the executive producers for a new drama series in production for the social networking giant, Variety reported Tuesday. The news comes just a day after Netflix revealed its plan to release around 80 original movies in 2018. 

The show will be a part of Facebook Watch, the company’s initiative to host original shows (Mashable is a partner). The project formally launched in September. So far, media outlets like Group Nine, Tastemade, and Humans of New York have been debuting weekly episodes. The site’s new video tab for Watch also hosts live videos of sports games and other events.  Read more…

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This ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 casting just debunked one of our favorite theories

The Golden Company is coming to Game of Thrones in Season 8, and now we know who’s leading it — and who isn’t. 

Cersei ominously namedropped the infamous sellswords in the Season 7 finale while telling Jaime about her evil scheme to defeat Daenerys and Jon — having tricked everyone into thinking Euron Greyjoy had abandoned her and run back to the Iron Islands when in reality, he was jetting off to Essos to hire some mercenaries to beef up the Lannister ranks.

We’ve previously discussed how the Golden Company could end up working in Dany’s favor instead of Cersei’s in the final season, but a new piece of casting news throws a slight wrench into our theory. Read more…

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A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn’t real about AI in movies

Jay Iorio, futurist and Innovations Director for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association, joins us to talk about artificial intelligence on screen. Could we really fall in love with Her? Are Westworld’s ‘reveries’ within reach? How does a Terminator know what’s funny?

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‘Game of Thrones’ reveals why creating one wight is more complicated than ten thousand

Game of Thrones had plenty of spectacular moments in its Season 7 finale, but in the final installment of HBO’s behind-the-scenes “Game Revealed” series, director Jeremy Podeswa explains that one of the episode’s most complicated stunts probably seemed pretty simple to viewers.

When Jon and Daenerys bring a wight to King’s Landing to try and convince Cersei and Jaime to join forces with them, the action centers around a single creature, but Podeswa notes that making the zombie look suitably convincing takes a lot of work.

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor teases that Season 8 episodes will be ‘monumental’

Game of Thrones is going out with a bang (much like the Sept of Baelor, zing), and as Season 8 prepares for production, HBO is assembling its finest for the sendoff.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, John Bradley a.k.a. Westerosi hero Sam Tarly, described the final six episodes as “monumental.”

“Clearly every single episode of the six you’ve got left in Season 8 is gonna be monumental and needs somebody at the helm who’s done that kind of high-stakes, high-octane direction before for us,” he said.

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The ‘Game of Thrones’ concert series is back

Last year, ‘Game of Thrones’ composer Ramin Djawadi toured the U.S. and Canada, bringing his music to life. Djawadi annouced via Facebook that the tour will be making its return in 2018, helping fans needing their ‘Game of Thrones’ fix between season 7 and 8. 

Tour dates have been announced, starting in Europe in May.  Read more…

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You’ll never look at the zombie polar bear from ‘Game of Thrones’ the same way after this video

After seeing the Night King take down a dragon with an ice javelin, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about all of the other epic moments in episode 6 of Game of Thrones Season 7, but a new behind-the-scenes video from HBO sheds a little light on another intense scene from “Beyond the Wall.”

The Magnificent Seven’s terrifying encounter with a wight polar bear was a perfect illustration of the collaboration between departments that goes into every scene. The actors were working in what Kit Harington describes as “a big CGI box,” and some of them admitted that they had a hard time visualizing their undead foe, considering what was on set for them to play against.  Read more…

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