21 Hours Ago HBO’s Making Game of Thrones blog is a good homepage bookmark for the summer months. For one, it regularly posts solid behind-the-scenes tidbits from Game of Thrones, and for another, everything on it is purely fantasy and totally unrelated to the world around you.
2 Days Ago Nikon was founded 100 years ago today in Tokyo, and in honor of that fact the corporation has made itself a Wizard of Oz-inspired music video full of glitter, rainbows, candy-colored blimps, and guys with cameras for heads.
3 Days Ago I’m going to address something right now, and then we’re not going to talk about it again for the rest of our lives: it is strange to watch the men tasked with writing Game of Thrones attempt to write intimacy that is not twisted in some way.
5 Days Ago The seventh season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story is officially called American Horror Story: Cult, announced today via a typically creepy teaser trailer.
5 Days Ago On February 3rd, The Fault in Our Stars’ romantic lead Ansel Elgort released his debut music video. It was for a song he wrote and produced, called “Thief.” In the video, he wears a leather duster and no shirt as he sings to his real-life girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan, “Call me a thief / There’s been a robbery / I left with her heart.” This song and neon-tinged video was a viral hit the day it came out — and that day only.
6 Days Ago Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week.
6 Days Ago The first trailer for Netflix’s most expensive original film to date has premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. Bright, from Suicide Squad and End of Watch director David Ayer, is a fantasy epic starring Will Smith as a human cop and Joel Edgerton as some kind of Orc cop.
6 Days Ago Christopher Nolan’s 10th film, Dunkirk, comes out tomorrow in a variety of formats including laser IMAX, 70mm IMAX, standard 70mm, 35mm, and, uh, normal. It stars Tom Hardy, World War II, beaches, jam, Harry Styles, and boats, and early reports say it is somewhere between “pretty good” and “the year’s most powerful movie.” I am looking forward to seeing it in New York City.
6 Days Ago The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, an original opera about the Apple co-founder, opens at the Santa Fe Opera this week. The Ringer has a great interview with its creative team out today, and it includes two images of the show.
7 Days Ago The new trailer for Dave McCary’s Brigsby Bear is the best look at the film we’ve seen so far. It’s full of spoilers, so you might want to skip it.
7 Days Ago Christopher Nolan, director of high-concept blockbusters like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar, and famous defender of the old-school institutions of film, went on a bit of an anti-Netflix rant during an interview with IndieWire today.
8 Days Ago Amazon has ordered two seasons of Homecoming, an adaptation of the popular Gimlet podcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The podcast, a psychological thriller with a narrative structure borrowed from traditional radio and an A-list voice-acting cast including Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener, and David Schwimmer, is in the midst of its second season.
8 Days Ago The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is here, and it shows the director going back to his dark fantasy roots. The trailer starts with voiceover, asking, “If I were to tell you about her, the Princess Without Voice, what would I say?” The narrator seems to refer to Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute woman who works with her friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer) at a Cold War-era government facility.
8 Days Ago NBC News launched a daily newscast called Stay Tuned on Snapchat today, hosted by Savannah Sellers and Gadi Schwartz. This is the first daily news program on Snapchat, and the first news show of any kind to be produced by a third party on the platform.
8 Days Ago Joe and Anthony Russo, the sibling co-directors of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, will direct a new FX series called The Mastermind, Variety reports.
9 Days Ago Here we are. The gang’s all back in town, and it’s time for another season of fights, hook-ups, and eviscerating burns. No, it’s not Vanderpump Rules.
9 Days Ago The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s landmark sci-fi anthology series about technological paranoia, creeping dread in 1960s America, and monsters and weirdos of all sorts, will be adapted as a stage play, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this morning.
9 Days Ago The TV adaptation of Joe Hill’s horror comic Locke & Key received a pilot order from Hulu back in April, but stalled after Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson jumped ship to focus on TNT’s Snowpiercer series.
12 Days Ago Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week.
13 Days Ago Director Gillian Robespierre is back. Her 2014 debut, Obvious Child, surprised critics by bringing something fresh to the romantic-comedy genre and the never-ending glut of young-in-New-York-City films.
13 Days Ago Yes, I know, you don’t need any more help getting excited for the Game of Thrones premiere this weekend. You’re good! You’re all set! Well, sorry, because this video is nice, and I think you’ll enjoy it.
13 Days Ago How did we get here? And by “here,” I don’t mean “Barb from Stranger Things nominated for an Emmy” or “another bad haircut for me,” because I know the answers to the questions in both of those cases.
13 Days Ago The Manimals, a glam rock / punk band from Brooklyn that recorded a Game of Thrones-themed concept album last year called SEVEN, just released its first official music video.
14 Days Ago The first season of Issa Rae’s excellent HBO comedy Insecure will be available for non-subscribers on HBO Go and YouTube for 24 hours, starting at 6AM ET on July 23rd.
14 Days Ago 4096, a YouTube channel that mostly makes animated histories of gadgets like Nintendo consoles and Nokia phones, has most recently published a history of all the changes YouTube has made to its homepage since 2005.