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  • ‘Game of Thrones’ finale “will be talked about for a very long time,” says “EW” reporter who was on set
    by Stephen Iervolino on May 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    HBO/Helen Sloan(LOS ANGELES) — Who will sit on the Iron Throne?  We’ll find out Sunday night at 9 p.m. as HBO’s Game of Thrones airs its final episode. After last week’s shocking turn of events, it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen, but Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd, who got a sneak preview, says it’s going to be memorable. “I was on set 13 months ago and I think I know how it ends,” Hibberd tells ABC Radio. “I don’t know for sure…but I can say the final episode deals with the aftermath of Dany’s devastating attack on King’s Landing and how that impacts all the characters.” “Plot-wise, I can’t really say much more than that,” he notes. “But I do think it’s an episode that fans won’t wanna miss and will be talked about for a very long time.” Hibberd says the ending won’t be like The Sopranos finale, which baffled and enraged fans, but it won’t please everyone. “I think it’s going to be a bit more of a traditional, satisfying ending in a lot of respects,” he says, adding, “I don’t expect the divided reactions to end with the finale.” As for the legacy of Game of Thrones, Hibberd believes that the show made TV networks realize that series in genres previously deemed “too geeky or too niche” — like adult fantasy — could actually work.  In addition, he says the Emmy-winning series changed TV with its scope and its bravery. “It certainly blew apart the notion that TV shows have to have a limit to their scale of production,” he explains. “And I think its bold storytelling moves…make difficult for a standard TV drama nowadays to do the usual TV thing of telling basically the same story week after week without any consequence…to the characters.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

  • Going out with a ‘Big Bang’: Series finale scores 18 million viewers
    by Stephen Iervolino on May 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Michael Yarish/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — Last night’s series finale of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory drew 18 million viewers — the show’s highest numbers since 2015, Variety reports. The two-part episode — which saw Jim Parson’s Dr. Sheldon Cooper and his onscreen wife, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, played by Miyim Bialik, share the Nobel Prize for physics — won Thursday night’s highest-rated show. The show’s spin-off, Young Sheldon, which aired after The Big Bang Theory finale, drew a strong 13 million viewers, and those fans who stuck around were rewarded with a touching coda. On Young Sheldon, we saw a lonesome young Sheldon, tearfully regretting his lack of friends — only to have the camera cut to the bedrooms of children who were revealed to be the younger versions of his future Big Bang BFF’s Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette and Leonard, and his future wife, Amy. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

  • Will Smith, Queen Latifah to produce hip hop ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for Netflix
    by Stephen Iervolino on May 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Will Smith and Queen Latifah are heading back to their musical roots with their latest project. Netflix has announced that Smith and Latifah are teaming up to produce a contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet, in the form of a hip-hop musical. The new iteration is said to follow a young Brooklyn waitress and an aspiring musician from a wealthy family, whose “unconventional romance forces them to confront their life choices.” The feature film will be written and directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim, an Algerian-American writer, rapper and actor from Brooklyn. Naim has directed episodes of shows like Netflix’s The Get Down and the John Singleton FX drama, Snowfall. Latifah will produce through Flavor Unit Entertainment, and Smith through his Overbrook Entertainment. This is the latest project for Latifah, who earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2002’s Chicago and recently appeared in Lee Daniels’ musical drama Star. Meanwhile, Smith will next be seen in Disney’s Aladdin, which hits theaters on May 24. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

  • Stefon Bristol says his Netflix time travel film ‘See You Yesterday’ draws from 90s sci-fi nostalgia
    by Stephen Iervolino on May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    L-R: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow — Netflix/Linda Kallerüs(NEW YORK) — Stefon Bristol is over the moon about See You Yesterday, his directorial debut for Netflix. Bristol’s film follows two high school prodigies who develop a time machine and later use it to save a family member’s life when he’s wrongly shot by police. Although Bristol’s film has been described as “sci-fi meets Black Lives Matter,” the director says the inspiration behind his time-travel feature is much broader. “The movie is derived from inspiration from Back to the Future, 12 Monkeys, Primer, Run, Lola Run,” Bristol tells ABC Radio, citing earlier films. “You name it. And not just nostalgia in that sense, but also with the Caribbean culture as well. There’s a lot of old-school music in this film.” Considering Bristol’s family is from the Caribbean and his passion has always been to explore sci-fi, the young director admits See You Yesterday was the perfect fit for him. However, even though Bristol loves the end result, he’s hesitant to offer his thoughts on what viewers should take away from the film. “I’m not going to tell what is the message because I want people to interpret it their own,” Bristol explains. “And then once this whole interpretation is happening out, I could come in and tell people what I wanted. I just want to see how it plays out first.”  See You Yesterday, starring Eden Duncan-Smith and Dante Crichlow, is now available on Netflix. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

  • What are the odds of Jon Snow dying in the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale? Let’s find out
    by Stephen Iervolino on May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    HBO(LAS VEGAS) — Unless you’ve recently been incinerated by a dragon, you already know Game of Thrones airs its final episode Sunday. Not surprising, the sports betting site BetOnline.AG is letting you put money on just how the show will end.  You can bet on everything from who will be killed and how — dagger? dragon? poison? — to which character will speak last on the series.  You can also bet on how high critics will score the episode on Rotten Tomatoes, and — because this is Game of Thrones — whether or not there’ll be nudity in the finale. Here are BetOnline.AG’s odds for the final episode of Game of Thrones:First Stark to Perish Arya -200 Sansa 3/2 Bran 6/1How Many Starks will Perish in Final Episode? Over/Under 1.5 StarksMethod By Which Daenerys Targaryen Perishes Sword or Dagger -600 Daenerys Targaryen Survives 3/1 Axe 8/1 Hanging 10/1 Takes Own Life 10/1 Arrow 16/1 Physical Force 20/1 Poison 22/1 Fire 66/1 Jon Snow to Survive by End of Season 8?YES -800 NO +500 Method By Which Jon Snow Perishes Jon Snow Survives -600 Sword or Dagger 3/1 Fire 5/1 Axe 6/1 Hanging 6/1 Physical Force 16/1 Arrow 20/1 Takes Own Life 20/1 Poison 25/1 Will Tyrion Lannister Perish in Final Episode? YES +300 NO -500 Will Grey Worm Perish in Final Episode? YES +200 NO -300 Named Characters Dragon Will Kill in Final Episode Over/Under 1/2 Characters Last Character to Speak in Final Episode Samwell Tarly 1/1 Jon Snow 2/1 Tyrion Lannister 2/1 Bran Stark 5/1 Sansa Stark 10/1 Daenerys Targaryen 12/1 Arya Stark 14/1 Bronn 20/1Will The Four Remaining Starks be Shown Together? YES -180 NO +140Will There be Nudity in Final Episode? YES +260 NO -420Episode 6 Metascore Rating via Meta Critic Over/Under 74.5 MetascoreEpisode 6 Score via Rotten Tomatoes Over/Under 5.5 score Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]