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HBO Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Probably Going to Kill Off All Your Favorite Characters in Season 8

Even though the final season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> isn’t set to air until 2019, production is already underway, and theories about how, exactly, the epic series will end are ramping up. While details are being kept quiet, a new interview has revealed that there will be some pretty major losses — and …

You Can Finally Watch Tom Hardy’s Butt-Slapping Deleted Scene In ‘The Last Jedi’

Whether as Bane, Mad Max, or Guy In Plane In <i>Dunkirk</i>, Tom Hardy is often unrecognizable and/or unintelligible. He’s especially hard to see or hear in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, because unlike Justin Theroux, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Edgar Wright, his cameo didn’t make the final cut. Hardy’s scene was …

Mad Max

HBO Is Going Big With The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequels

Back in season one, before it became a record-breaking hit, the average episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> cost $6 million. That figure has since ballooned to a reported $15 million for each episode in season eight, which is what happens when you have dragons the size of freaking 747s. HBO is serving as …

TV Series

The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean dictator, for one, doesn’t have dominion over the educational futures of …

Education

Sean Bean reveals Ned Stark's last words on Game Of Thrones

HBO’s <i>Game Of Thrones</i>has sparked all kinds of fan theories about dragon fire and royal lineage—some of which have even panned out—over the course of …

Beauty Tips, Celebrity Style and Fashion Advice from InStyle

Jun 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm<p>Stranger things have happened.<p>Jun 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm<p>Find out exactly what you need to do to participate this year.<p>Jun 12, 2018 …

Captain Phasma Didn’t Die in THE LAST JEDI

When she was first revealed prior to <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, most people thought Captain Phasma, the silver-armored, super-badass head of the …

Mark Hamill Prepares for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star by Wrecking Another

The 'Star Wars' icon appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to explain the move.<p>Mark Hamill will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on …

‘Game Of Thrones’ Actors Went Drinking At A Belfast Pub, And Fans Think There Are Spoilers Lurking

Jon Snow, Daenerys, and Tyrion Lannister are drinking buddies in real-life!<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> actors Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and Peter Dinklage …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition author on creating new scenes, reimagining Luke Skywalker's life, and working with Rian Johnson

With <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> having been playing in cinemas for months, fans of the science fiction saga have examined every frame, debated Luke …

Luke Skywalker

Watch as Pickup Trucks Make The Last Jedi's Battle of Crait Come to Life

When you think <i>Star Wars</i> vehicles you don’t think “wheels,” you think flying, hovering, walking, or crawling. So it’s kind of weird to see fairly …

Where does Solo: A Star Wars Story exist on the Star Wars timeline?

Time to visit your local library<p>We were given a rough idea of where <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> falls on the timeline when the film was first announced, but new details get a little more specific.<p>Del Rey Books, the official publisher of Star Wars novels, printed a nifty timeline for all of the …

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

The Feds May Be Able to Spy on Your iPhone (But You Can Easily Stop Them)

Thanks to reporting by <i>Forbes</i> writer Thomas Fox-Brewster, it now looks like the U.S. government has been able to access the data on every model of …

Mark Hamill may just have tweeted his way into a 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' role

Usually, decisions about who gets cast in a film take place behind the scenes.<p>Obviously there are rumours and reports that circulate, but for the …

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Zoology

'The Jedi Path' Proves Rian Johnson is Right About This 'Last Jedi' Moment

Now you too can take the Jedi path<p>Much has been made of the climactic lightsaber “battle” in Rian Johnson’s divisive <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. Even in …

Star Wars

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' tops $1 billion worldwide

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks.<p>The Disney-Lucasfilm film pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year's Eve weekend, with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during …

Yes, Mark Hamill Always Knew How Star Wars: The Last Jedi Would End

<b>SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in theaters now.</b><p>Actor Mark Hamill has debunked rumors that the …

Mark Hamill

‘Star Wars 8’ Possibly Destroyed The Rule Of Two, ‘The Last Jedi’ May Confirm New Force Belief In ‘Episode 9’

Rey and Kylo Ren could establish a completely new rule in balancing the Force in 'Star Wars 9.'<p>There is little doubt that <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> has …

A Chinese space station is falling to Earth next year — but it’s the last thing to worry about

Space Exploration

This 'Game of Thrones' episode was the best TV episode of 2017, because it relied on its complex characters more than spectacle

There is no doubt that season seven of "Game of Thrones" was a messy season. The story accelerated at a confusing pace, Jon Snow traveled more than any full-time travel blogger would in their lifetime, and some of the major decisions characters made weren't believable.<p>But the fourth episode of …

Newly-discovered asteroid will give Earth a close shave today

When it comes to near-earth objects that might pose a threat, NASA is very much on top of things. That said, the sheer vastness of the sky means that …

Can We Please Stop Pretending That 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is A Box Office Bomb?

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> crossed $500 million domestic on its 16th day of release, one day ahead of <i>Jurassic World</i> and just six days behind <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. It has now earned $517.1m in North America in its first 17 days, ending the year as the year’s biggest domestic grosser, safely …

White House Fires Entirety of HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Via FedEx

The White House’s purge of Barack Obama-era federal appointees has taken a few more turns with the termination of all remaining 16 members of the …

Donald Trump

Kit Harington to take a break from acting after marrying Game of Thrones sweetheart Rose Leslie

The Jon Snow actor wants to slow down and enjoy some romantic time with his wife-to-be.<p>Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has vowed to put his career …

TV Series

Who Wins 'Game Of Thrones?' Alleged Script Leaks Potentially Reveal Answer

Fans of "Game of Thrones" are still going to be waiting until 2019 to officially see who wins the fight for the Iron Throne on TV, but some alleged …

Raw Water Is Water For Rich Idiots

Rich people have had a good-ass 2017, with the stock market and the accumulated net wealth of the top ten percent of earners skyrocketing and the …

Tap Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens up the Force, which makes business sense for Disney

The power is yours ... or anyone’s<p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is a film about letting go of the past — about letting it die, and even killing it if you have to, as one character puts it. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the movie in many ways tears down and refutes the entrenched wisdom of the …

Star Wars

The Last Jedi should be the last Star Wars film

At the risk of being ostracized by the vast majority of my TC teammates, let me propose that <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> would — in a fairer universe — be the last Star Wars film.<p>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SPOILER ALERT! …