Here’s What Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams Said On Reddit!

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Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, known for playing the vengeful Arya Stark, just wrapped up a Reddit AMA only moments ago.  She was funny and very forthcoming with her answers.  Here some of what she had to say:

On making up lyrics to a song she hasn’t memorized

All the time. I thought Taylor Swift’s new song said “Something-something-Starbucks-lovers” when it actually said “I’ve got a long list of ex-lovers” and that was news to me. And I realized I’d been embarrassing myself for like 2 months!

On video games

Me and my brothers enjoy playing a computer game called “Amnesia” which is really scary!

On difficult scenes to film for Game Of Thrones

There’s actually a scene in the coming season… which was my most difficult scene to film. And I think fans are going to be really excited about it. More emotional than we’ve seen Arya in previous seasons.

On the moment she realized the popularity of Game Of Thrones

Season 3. At the season 3 premiere, we went to the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, and stepping out of the car, with hundreds of people screaming my name, is when I realized that this show completely changed my life. It was very, very daunting – I found it quite scary – but it happened gradually, so I had time to get used to it.

On the things that annoy her

Patronizing adults, saying “back in my day, blahblahblah” because I’m sure they found it annoying in their day when adults said back in MY day – I don’t know what it was like in your day, I was only born 17 years ago, so stop being patronizing about it!

On which actor’s personality most resembles their GoT character

Rory (McCann) is quite similar to The Hound before breakfast, in that, if he hasn’t eaten, he’s kind of grumpy! haha! But I love ‘im regardless.

On what she would do if she took the iron throne

Ehm… oooh, if I was the queen of Westeros, the first rule… I would make everyone a Wildling, because I think their costumes are really cool!

It’s probably the most shallow answer ever, but it’s true.

On her favorite guilty pleasure movie

Oh! JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE. It’s like, about 3 girls that fancy this one guy, and it’s so cheesy, but I can’t stop watching it, ever.

On dancing, and her favorite type of dance

I like jazz, because it doesn’t matter what shape or size or length your legs are, you can use this dance to benefit you. Yeah. It’s good for all shapes and sizes, I guess.  You can modify it to benefit your body type.

Ernie Hudson Remembers His “Devastating” Experience With Ghostbusters

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Everyone remembers Dan Akroyd’s Ray, Bill Murray’s Peter Venkmann and the late, great Harold Ramis’s role as Egon from the Ghostbusters movies.  Winston, portrayed by actor Ernie Hudson, is seldom mentioned.  He didn’t appear in the posters.  His name is often missing from available Halloween costumes.  He didn’t even appear in the original trailer for the movie.  So what happened?

Hudson remembers the experience of filming the first Ghostbusters movie for Columbia Pictures in a short, heartfelt essay he penned for Entertainment Weekly late last year.  The actor explains that when he first read the script, Winston “came in right at the very beginning of the movie and had an elaborate background: he was an Air Force major something, a demolitions guy.”  Hudson fell in love with the character and after a long audition process made the “awful mistake” of letting the studio know that he “really, really wanted it”.  Columbia offered Ernie Hudson only half of his original quote, promising him it was the role of a lifetime that would “make his career”.

Hudson agreed to the quote. He believed them.

Then, the night before filming, he was passed a new draft of the script:

The character was gone. Instead of coming in at the very beginning of the movie, like page 8, the character came in on page 68 after the Ghostbusters were established. His elaborate background was all gone, replaced by me walking in and saying, “If there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.” So that was pretty devastating.

Hudson had heard that the role was originally written for Eddie Murphy and thought that might be the reason for the sudden changes.  Director Ivan Reitman refutes this rumor however, stating that this was never the case.  He had also heard that Columbia, in response to Bill Murray’s new found star power, reduced Winston’s character in order to give Venkman more lines.

In any case, Ernie Hudson said that he bears no animosity toward Murray, Akroyd or Reitman, expressing gratidue for his positive experience working on both films.  Hudson explains his hurt feelings in greater detail in the Entertainment Weekly piece.  Give it a read.

Hudson also recently changed his position on the recent announcement of the all-female Ghostbusters sequel/reboot.  After initially expressing concern that fans didn’t want to see an “all-female” Ghostbusters movie if that meant he, Akroyd and Murray wouldn’t be in it back in October, tweeted the statement below:

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The Ghostbusters reboot has been set for release on July 16th, 2016.

 

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U update adds 15 8-Player Stages

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Owners of Super Smash Bros. Wii U will get a nice surprise this morning in the form of a new update.  The update is roughly 316 MB in size, fixes several bugs and glitches and one other thing- it updates 15 stages for use in 8-player mode.  Previously 8-player mode only offered a handful of stage options.  This time around, several previously unselectable stages are now made larger and friendlier for larger groups to fight it out.  That’s not all, there are now also Final Destination versions of stages available for a larger group of players as well.  For example, if you like Kirby’s Great Cave Offensive but your 7 other friends don’t want to deal with a maze of lava-related deaths, there is now a flat-plane single platform version available as well.

Take a look at the list below:

【通常ステージ】 Regular stages

マリオサーキット(X)/ Mario Circuit (X)
ルイージマンション / Luigi’s Mansion
パイロスフィア / Pyrosphere
ノルフェア / Norfair
ライラットクルーズ / Lylat Cruise
ポケモンスタジアム2 / Pokémon Stadium 2
村と街 / Animal Crossing / Town and City
すま村 / Animal Crossing / Smashville
Wii Fit スタジオ/ Studio Wii Fit

【終点化ステージ】 Final Destination stages

マリオギャラクシー / Mario Galaxy
マリオサーキット(X) / Mario Circuit (X)
洞窟大作戦 / Kirby : The Great Cave Offensive
ライラットクルーズ / Lylat Cruise
ポケモンスタジアム2 / Pokémon Stadium 2
村と街 / Animal Crossing – Town and City

 

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Louis CK releases a clip of his new Comedy Store Special

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Oh Louis, we’ve missed you.

this is an excerpt of my new special “Louis CK Live at the Comedy Store” which will be on my website http://www.louisck.com for 5 dollars very soon

Details are still scarce but the comic promises it will be another $5 special, released directly through his website.

Keep checking his online store for availability.

New details, gameplay trailers for Pokémon fighter “Pokkén Tournament”

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Announced in 2014 Pokkén Tournament is an arcade-fighter being developed by the team behind the Tekken and Soul Calibur games.  Initially we were only given brief footage of Lucario fighting Machamp but this morning we’ve been treated to new footage, a trailer and a wealth of brand-new gameplay details.

It would appear that Pokken Tournament is not just a straight-up Tekken style fighter but rather a more complex and Pokemon-inspired than previously thought. Your character, a Pokemon trainer, first selects a Pokemon based on the grading of your preference.  Pokemon fighters are categorized into three different grades: Field offense, Duel offense and Resonance Burst. When the game begins the two Pokemon are placed on opposite ends of a large 3D field.  In this mode, your character can fire off special attacks, jump, run and dodge in full 3D.  When the two characters get close enough, the game leaves it’s “field mode” and enters into “duel mode”.  In duel mode the camera becomes fixed and the game will feel more closely related to Tekken in terms of combat-style.  Your characters also have a Resonance Burst, a character-specific move similar to an “ultra” from the Street Fighter series or a “final smash” from Smash Bros.

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When selecting your Pokemon before each mach, you also have the option of selecting a Pokemon partner to assist you in the match.  These support characters can be summoned during combat and provide a variety of moves to defend you or damage the other character. Buttons during gameplay are for “Light Attack”, “Heavy Attack”, “Guard”, “Throw”, “Support” and a button simply referred to as “Pokemon” (which likely employs unique special abilities).

Thus far the game is only confirmed for arcade release but I strongly expect a Wii U port will be announced shortly after.

Take a look at some gameplay videos:

 

Game of Thrones star cast for X-Men: Age of Apocalypse

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There’s been some buzz that director Bryan Singer was eyeing a certain Game of Thrones actress for the role of Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past sequel tentatively titled X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.  Tonight it was finally confirmed. Sansa Stark herself, actress Sophie Turner, will portray the mutant that would go on to become the legendary Phoenix in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation.

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Joining Turner is Tye Sheridan (Tree Of Life) as Scott Summers aka Cyclops and Nickelodeon child actor Alexandra Shipp as Storm.  The young actors will be taking over for Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Halle Berry as the younger counterparts of their big-screen counterparts.

Age of Apocalypse will also star Oscar Isaac as titular villain who disrupts the timeline, initiates a war on mankind, commits genocide on the human race and selectively kills all mutants with psychic abilities.  At his side are the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, Death, Famine, Pestilence and War.  In the comics, video games and animated series, Apocalypse brainwashes several of the X-Men to become these henchmen and take up his cause.

Details of the movie are still scarce but the entire “class” from X-Men: First Class is expected to return in addition to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.  Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan will not return.

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is slated for May 17th, 2016.

 

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Super Mario World Record Broken Using Insanely Involved Glitch

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This gentleman has taken the world record for best time in Super Mario World without using an emulator or any tools to assist him.  He played it directly on a Super Nintendo and beat the game in one sitting.

He did however, use an insane, complex and overly involved glitch.  By effectively “hotpatching” and rewriting the game’s code using certain items and animations, Twitch user SethBling was actually able to warp directly to the end credits of the game.  It’s difficult to explain as effectively as he does so see for yourself below:

Nicolas Cage to Star In Osama Bin Laden Comedy

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The always insane, never dull Nicolas Cage is slated to star in a new comedy from Director Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld).  The film will focus on an ordinary construction worker who decides to take the hunt for Osama Bin Laden into his own hands.  The story is actually based on a story written by Chris Heath for GQ Magazine about real-life character Gary Faulkner, an eccentric man who believed he had been given a mission from God to capture one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists of all time.

The film will chronicle Gary Faulkner’s quest and his multiple attempts to sneak into both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The treatment was written by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph, most recently having worked on the film Draft Day.

For an idea of the type of character Cage will be playing, I recommend checking out Faulkner’s interview on The Late Show with David Letterman, below:

Disney dismissed George Lucas’s ideas for Star Wars: Episode 7?

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George Lucas: Hey I have some ideas for the new Star Wars film.

Disney: lol no

Ok, so maybe it didn’t happen quite like that but Walt Disney Studios did in fact brush George Lucas aside when he brought his vision for Episode 7 to the table. In yesterday’s interview with CinemaBlend, Lucas explained that Disney had no interest in using his concepts for the upcoming sequel preferring to explore entirely new concepts instead.  This may come as no surprise to bitter fans of the most powerful sci-fi franchise in modern media, as Lucas’s work on the poorly received Episodes I-III saw a dramatic decline in his popularity within geek culture.

The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens] – George Lucas

There are conflicting statements however, suggesting that Disney did not simply ignore all ideas from Lucas and likely kept many of his concepts in the film.  Blog site BigShinyRobot refers to a statement from Star Wars creative consultant Simon Kinberg on this issues specifically.

It depends from movie-to-movie, is the answer. But it’s definitely a part of the planning of all the different movies and it was something that I was exposed to from the beginning of the process.
– Simon Kinberg

In other news, Latino-Review is claiming that we’ll be getting a new trailer “soon”.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases December 18th, 2015.

Report: Spider-man Joining ‘Avengers 3: Infinity Wars’

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According to Latino Review[RUMOR] , SONY is allowing Spider-man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. People often suggest taking Latino Review’s reports with a grain of salt but they’ve had a decent track record with respect to the MCU, accurately reporting on much of Phase 3.

With this recent report, it looks like Spidey will be making his grand appearance in the third Avengers film, currently being split into Infinity War Part I and Infinity War Part II. The story line will see some pretty bleak changes for the Avengers. Keep in mind that this movie will follow Captain America: Civil War and be warned, these are spoilers:

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Thor is missing in action, imprisoned somehwere. Steve Rogers is dead. Chris Evans will not be in this movie. It makes sense when you see that Evans is only signed on for two more movies, and would leave room for Bucky to take up the sheild just as he did in the comics. Anyway, this prompts Spider-man to swing into action and join the fight.[/mks_highlight]

Again, it still might not be true but if it is, this is pretty exciting stuff.