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Game Of Thrones season 8 episode 2 in summary



On Game of Thrones , Bran Stark is the Three Eyed Raven, a being with the power to see everything that’s happened in the past and everything that will happen in the future. Considering all the lies, betrayals, murders, manipulations, politics, and nefarious plans that exist in this story, this is an invaluable power to have.

But it also comes in handy if you ever need the most savage of drags.

In the final season’s second episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, and Sansa Stark have put Jaime Lannister on trial .

As the episode begins, Sansa and Dany are stating all the reasons why they shouldn’t trust Jaime, based on his close ties to the evil queen Cersei Lannister (a woman who dealt Sansa Stark a life of trauma and pain) and how he was once part of a rebellion that overthrew the Targaryens — Jaime killed Daenerys’s father.

Faced with these charges, Jaime tells Sansa and Dany that he has pledged to fight on the side of living, despite his past. He also defends himself, saying he was acting in the name of his family.

And that’s when Bran hits him with a one-liner: “the things we do for love.”
Jaime’s face drops — he looks like he’s seen a ghost.
The reason for Jaime’s shock is that years ago — at the end of Game of Thrones ’ very first episode — he pushed Bran out the window of a tower. Bran had stumbled upon Jaime and Cersei having sex, and Jaime and Cersei didn’t want anyone to find about their incestuous affair. Right before he pushed Bran, Jaime says, “the things I do for love.”

For Jaime, those “things” ostensibly included being willing to murder children, as Bran learned the hard way.
In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the only people who know the significance of this quote are Bran and Jaime — and all of us watching at home. It’s Bran’s way of telling Jaime that he hasn’t forgotten what Jaime is capable of.

However, as we see later on in the episode, Bran, because he’s now the Three-Eyed Raven, knows the importance of his encounter with Jaime so many years ago, for better or for worse; he points out to Jaime that he would never even have become the Three-Eyed Raven if it weren’t for what Jaime did. He also understands how important Jaime is to defeating the Night King, and a dead Jaime Lannister isn’t good to anyone but the White Walker army.

But though he has apparently transcended any personal vendetta he feels toward Jaime, it seems that he isn’t above a gentle dragging.

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Review – Hellboy (2019)



Reboots are a strange thing. Hated and reviled, there are certainly more instances of them NOT working as opposed to winning what should be a built-in audience over. Horror, in particular, is a hard sell. We’ve had our major franchises get the treatment and there are plenty more in the works (Child’s Play). While a vast majority of them stalled and sunk (2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, anyone?) a few soared (2017’s IT). 

The Hellboy property straddles a line that has often left it languishing with moviegoers. It’s a superhero film that has far less emphasis on the chiseled chin and cheekbones of the superman archetype and more focus on the idea of purpose, destiny and ultimately what to do with a power that defines you, yet betrays everything you thought you knew.  For superhero fans it falls mighty far left of most conventions and is hard to pigeonhole into the tight vinyl and playboy-come-philanthropist roles that have become the staple of the industry. For horror fans, again, it represents a dark fantasy with a moral compass and heart that truly belongs in the pages of a panel-to-panel graphs novel, even if the themes are decidedly those of monster movies with fangs, and ones devoid of capes.

The Del Toro Hellboy films, although not financial successes per se’ were character-defining action set-pieces that proved Del Toro’s visions could adeptly be overlaid on an existing property.. and WORK. Those two films are as rewatchable for me as most of the MCU is for a lot of fans. They have heart and soul and hint at a larger world that is both terrifying and fascinating.

2019’s Hellboy suffered the critical and financial deathblow it did, I believe, based not on it trying to emulate the Del Toro films, OR even trying to distance itself. Quite simply, 2019’s Hellboy was its own vision, and although it it might have landed sour on the lips and eyes of the masses, was, in this reviewers opinion, a whole sloppy, stinky ham-fisted SHIT-TON OF FUN.

Harbour dissolves completely into the role and much like Perlman when he donned the red makeup and horns, there is never a moment when you are watching the actor and not the character. There is as much heart and ultimately, self loathing present here as in the original iteration and it goes a long way to endearing ourselves to the titular character once the primary story arc gets under way.

This story arc, like most superhero faire, both time tested and decidedly conventional, is about the end of the world as we know it, both metaphorically and literally. An ancient Queen (Mia Jovovich) is resurrected to exact her vengeance on the humans that put her into the ground prematurely… in several pieces. This plot, like so many that has come before it is not altogether new OR, in most cases nowadays, all that engaging…WHICH…interestingly brings me to the crux of why I enjoyed Hellboy as much as I did: Sometimes, you gotta enjoy the destination, in spite of the journey.

Hellboy hits the ground running and not only do we see a number of different locations but we see so much in the span of 2 hours that if I did have a complaint, it is also one that falls squarely on the shoulders of its main strength; Hellboy rarely takes time to stop and breathe, moving at such a pace that the 2 hours seldom takes a moment to linger with our characters. It is, however a small price to pay to see a Hellboy film that includes Hellboy fighting a masked vampire wrestler in Tijuana, a free-for-all throwdown with bloodthristy giants and BUCKETS of blood as London sees an apocalyptic hell-on-earth complete with monstrous hell-beasts literally wearing dead humans as leg-warmers (do I shit you? No, indeed I shit you not)

Harbour, McShane and company give us a very different vision of the character and his world, let’s just hope they’re given a chance to expand upon it.

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Behind the Scenes

They’ll Steal Your Skin! New Clip and Stills from ‘Shed’



You had your chance to be you. Their turn.
SHED is an independent horror movie with skin-stealing monsters. But really, it’s about love.

A tiny crew of lunatics made SHED in Columbia, South Carolina in late 2018 … during a hurricane. SHED is bloody, sexy, weird and transgressive. Teaser attached!

This is definitely a movie for gorehounds not to miss.”
— Without Your Head

There is a feeling of otherworldliness here, a dreamlike feel that is immediate.”
— The Rotting Zombie

The film doesn’t shy away from skin.”
— Voices From the Balcony

Written, directed, produced & edited by David Axe, writer & producer of The Theta Girl. Starring Mike Amason & Sanethia Dresch. Effects by Lisa Ashworth & Brandon McIver. Music by Matt Akers.

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Game of Thrones petition: Over 700, 000 fans demand season 8 remake



Over 700, 000 fans of the popular television show, ‘Game of Thrones’ have called for a remake of what they termed “a disappointing last season”.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fans are signing a petition titled ‘Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers’.

The petition had garnered 736, 080 signatures at the time of this report on Friday, and was gaining more supporters by the second.

The petition read, “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no, source material to fall back on. This series deserves a final season that makes sense.”

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, which was adapted from George R.R. Martin’s ‘A song of fire and ice’, started outpacing the series of novels in season six.

After the show was on hiatus for all of 2018, the premiere of season eight in April was the most-watched one-day event in HBO’s more than four-decade history.

A lot of fans have described the season as underwhelming and a poor finale to a great show. Among the numerous issues, fans complained about the poorly lit ‘Battle of Winterfell’ in episode three.

They also complained about the inconsistent storylines, poor character arcs and were outraged when the otherwise carefully shot series accidentally left a paper coffee cup in episode four.

HBO acknowledged that the presence of the disposable cup in the scene was a mistake, and later edited it out of the episode.

In the penultimate episode of the series, which aired May 12, Daenerys executed Lord Varys before wiping out King’s Landing and most of its population, even after the bells of surrender sounded.

NAN reports that many thought the massacre was completely out-of-character for Daenerys — or at the very least needed more of a build-up.

‘Game of Thrones’ has had an average of 43 million viewers per episode which is expected to rise as the final episode airs on Sunday.

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