Game of Thrones Winning Odds: Let’s talk about the winner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 20, 2019 14:40:27 May 20, 2019 14:40:27
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Macall B. Polay – HBO

SPOILERS Before the final season of Game of Thrones started, I handicapped the odds of the remaining major players winning the Iron Throne. When I ran down the odds for House Stark, I gave them the best odds of winning, but I disqualified Bran because his whole Three-Eyed Raven deal seemed to knock him out of serious contention. Full Story

Game of Thrones: The Saga of House Stark

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 20, 2019 14:13:16 May 20, 2019 14:13:16
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HBO

GET OUT OF HERE! THERE ARE  MAJOR SPOILERS We’ll argue about this ending forever, but after the last three weeks, as Game of Thrones descended in a seeming death spiral, it’s a relief that the finale episode works as well as it does—and it DOES work. If you view “A Song of Ice and Fire” as the saga of House Stark, as the story of its fall and improbable rise, Game of Thrones almost sticks the landing. Full Story

Friday, May 17, 2019

Dear Gossips,

John Wick: Chapter 3 opens this weekend. The reviews have been really good – read Sarah’s review here – and it’s projected to bring in around $50 million to win the box office ahead of Avengers: Endgame.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2019 20:28:20 May 17, 2019 20:28:20
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VALERIE MACON/ Getty Images

PROGRAMMING NOTE – PLEASE READ: Monday is Victoria Day in Canada which means it’s a long weekend. We will, however, be posting Game of Thrones content since it’s the big series finale which will break all kinds of viewing records, I’m sure, and break all kinds of bitching and complaining records too. Full Story

Chris Rock is rebooting Saw

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 17, 2019 20:14:41 May 17, 2019 20:14:41
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Taylor Hill/ Jim Spellman/ Jamie McCarthy/ Getty Images

This is the second weirdest headline of the week. It turns out that Chris Rock—yes, comedian and filmmaker Chris Rock—is a fan of the Saw horror franchise, you know, the torture porn movies with the serial killer who sets elaborate Rube Goldberg traps for his victims. Rock is such a big fan, in fact, that he pitched Lionsgate on a reimagining/spin-off of Saw, which is now being turned into a new movie due in 2020. Full Story

Budget John Wick

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 17, 2019 19:29:19 May 17, 2019 19:29:19
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Backgrid

Keanu Reeves is hailed for launching an original action franchise, and rightly so, because in the age of Big IP, that is nearly impossible. But he is not the only actor to front an original action franchise—Gerard Butler has his own original action franchise in the “Fallen” series. You know the ones, where he is the super double extra special very best Secret Service agent that has ever lived. Full Story