“Game of Thrones” – Season Three Character List

The showrunners of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, recently were interviewed by Entertainment Weekly and gave the scoop on the new characters that will be introduced in season three.

This is the list of characters the Entertainment Weekly was given:

Mance Rayder: We’ve heard about him all season. A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.

Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior. 

Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.

Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.

Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.

Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.

Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.

Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.

Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.

Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.

Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.

For those of you who watch the show, are you excited for season three? Who do you think should be cast as these new characters? Do you think HBO is doing the right thing by bringing these new faces into the show?

The season one poster for Game of Thrones.
The season two poster for Game of Thrones.

New Trailer for “The Bourne Legacy”

If you are a fan of the Bourne film series, you will be excited to know that writer and director Tony Gilroy has made yet another Bourne film. This time however, Jeremy Renner will be playing the lead role of Aaron Cross.

In this Bourne film, a new hero is introduced (Renner) and life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films in the series. Other cast members who are new to the series are Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn return to the franchise.

The Bourne Legacy is set to hit theatres August 3, 2012.

Here is a link to the new The Bourne Legacy trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/thebournelegacy/

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Disney finds a Prince for “Maleficent”

Australian native Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the prince in Disney’s Maleficent. The Robert Stromberg-directed film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. Thwaites was in the Australian television show Home And Away.  From working on Home and Away he got a role in the Lifetime Channel film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, which will be released next month. And even before that, he had a part in the Australian television drama SLiDE and it was considered his breakout role.

Maleficent is set to start filming in June of this year and currently has a release date of March 14, 2014.

What do you think of this casting choice?

Brenton Thwaites.

Source: www.IMDbPro.com

“One Day on Earth” – Trailer and Release Date

One Day on Earth is the first film made that was made every country of the world on the same day. In this film, we see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a varied group of volunteer filmmakers collected by a media experiment. The film is trying to show how interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful the world truly is.

This unique and fascinating documentary will be coming out June 1, 2012 (tomorrow.)

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/onedayonearth/

Let me know what you think and if you would be interested in seeing a film like this. 🙂

A poster for One Day on Earth.

Teaser Trailer and Photos – “Les Misérables”

A powerful teaser trailer for director Tom Hooper’s film version of the musical Les Misérables was released today. The film is set to release December 14, 2012. 

With a stellar cast: Hugh Jackman playing Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe playing Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway playing Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as an older Cosette, theatre star Samantha Barks as Éponine, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier, there is no way Hooper could have done wrong.

In this seminal musical, Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. It is set in early 19th-century France and the story reaches resolution against the background of the July Revolution of 1832.

Here is a YouTube link for the new teaser trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5slbuWpZwjg&sns=fb

Apple trailers has also put up a Les Misérables page: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/lesmiserables/

Personally I am really looking forward to this film and cannot wait to see the performances from this strong cast.

Are you excited about this film? Will you be seeing it in theatres when it comes out on December 25, 2012?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Box Office

It is time for another Top Ten Tuesday! 🙂  This week we will be looking at the Box Office results from the Memorial Day weekend.

TITLE

Weekend Gross

TOTAL GROSS

Men in Black III                              

$55M

$55M

The Avengers

$37M

$514M

Battleship

$10.8M   

$44.3M

The Dictator

$9.6M     

$41.4M

Chernobyl Diaries                                  

$8M

$8M

Dark Shadows              

$7.51M   

$63M

What to Expect When You’re Expecting  

$7.15M    

$22.2M

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  

$6.53M

    $16.6M

The Hunger Games

$2.2M      

$395M

Think Like A Man

$1.4M      

$88.3M

Are there any movies on the list that you are surprised about? Did you go to the movie theatre over the Memorial Day weekend? Are you looking forward to any new releases?

Source: www.pro.imdb.com/

Sneak Peek – “The Host”

MTV recently visited the set of the film The Host, which is based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same title. The novel tells the story of Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), who refuses to give up control of her mind after a race of “souls” comes to Earth to take over the minds of the human race. The film is being directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time). MTV had a chance to chat with Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons (Jared Howe), and Stephenie Meyer while on set.

Here’s a link to the interview video for my American viewers: http://pagetopremiere.com/2012/05/sneak-peek-behind-the-scenes-of-the-host/

Unfortunately, if you are in Canada or any other international location, you may not be able to watch it. However, still give it a try and good luck!

Are you excited to see The Host on screen? Will you be anxiously awaiting its March 29,2013 release?

An early poster  for The Host, featuring Saoirse Ronan.
A behind the scenes shot of Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons from The Host.

Source: http://pagetopremiere.com/2012/05/sneak-peek-behind-the-scenes-of-the-host/