Maisie Williams Crashed a Random Fan’s GAME OF THRONES Viewing Party

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, had a little fun during the season six premiere last night. In a series of Instagram posts, she details how she surprised a group of UCLA college students and crashed their viewing party last night. Arya is currently blind in the show, but it looks like Williams still knows a great opportunity to make GOT fans happy when she sees it.

(1/12) This commences my photo story. Earlier today I put this out to everyone on Twitter... I wanted to find some unsuspecting fans and surprise them with drinks and snacks before the premiere episode tonight...

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(2/12) I found a couple, Mark and Kate, film students, who were throwing a party at their apartment, with a few friends. So at 8pm we left the hotel to go get snacks.

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(3/12) We saw (on Twitter) that Mark and Kate had already made Game of Thrones themed snacks, and decorated their apartment, but who doesn't love extra popcorn and crisps?

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(4/12) SNACKS DONE. We were on our way to surprise our lovely fans!

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(5/12) We could hear the party inside so we had to be REALLY quiet!

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(6/12) Firstly, I met Mark. The buzzer was broken so Mark came down to let us in. After exhaling a "HOLY SHIT!", we hugged it out and he helped us inside.

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(7/12) Mark and I devised a cunning plan. He would enter first declaring that they had won the GoT swag (this was a ploy we made up to throw people off the scent) and I would follow after hoping and praying that everyone would actually recognise me.

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(8/12) My favourite part is how excited they sound to win the swag, little did they know, I was just around the corner...

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(9/12) They had the coolest Game of Thrones decorations, but this was my favourite. My money's on dead, it seems I'm outnumbered.

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(10/12) I went there to surprise them with snacks, but when I got there, I found myself trying one of every single snack they had made.

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(11/12) They were catching up on the last episode of Season 5 when I went in, and we all giggled nervously as we took pictures during the famous "shame" scene. I had the most amazing time, everyone was so welcoming and excited... Thanks to Mark, Kate and company for having us in your lovely flat. Enjoy the rest of Season 6.

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(12/12) Ps. Thanks for the dragon egg cookies, they were THA BOMB

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Artist Reimagines STAR WARS Ships as Giant Monsters

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After so many years of waiting, Star Wars: The Force Awakens managed to bring back plenty of emotions and thrills. The movie gradually revealed what happened to some of the heroes that we have loved (and still love), and also introduced us to a bunch of new characters and their mysterious stories. While we wait for the release of Episode VIII, fans and artists try to kill some time by showing off amazing cosplays, mashups, illustrations, and more.

Jake Parker, an artist from Utah, has transformed familiar Star Wars vehicles into gigantic monsters. The art print features a TIE fighter, Death Star, the Millennium Falcon, and many others which are also reimagined in a monstrously incredible way.

All of the prints can be purchased directly from the illustrator’s online shop.

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Sony Scares Up a Sequel to GOOSEBUMPS, Wants Jack Black Back

Before last year's live-action Goosebumps movie even hit theaters, we knew that Sony Pictures was interested in a sequel. Now the studio is getting serious about it, as THR reports that the company is closing deals with original director Rob Letterman and writer Darren Lemke to return for Goosebumps 2Jack Black, who played Goosebumps author R.L. Stine in the first film, is expected to return, though that deal apparently hasn't gone through yet.

I never saw the first movie, but plenty of people did: it earned nearly $157 million on a $58 million budget, which is enough for Sony — a studio that currently doesn't have many franchises to its name — to try to capitalize on the mixture of family-friendly and scary content and turn this into a full-fledged movie series. They better watch out, though: those bumps gonna goose ya.

Nathan Fillion’s Cameo Revealed in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Nathan Fillion is set to make another cameo in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As you know, he made an uncredited cameo in the first movie as a big alien prison inmate who roughs up Star-Lord and gives him a hard time. He has a new part in the upcoming film, and if you don't want to know what it is, stop reading now.

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Some photos from the set of the film were recently posted by Comicbook.com and there's a movie theater on the set, so it seems the movie will also have some scenes set on Earth. The movie posters outside of the theater feature a series of movies featuring an actor that is played by Fillion in various movie character roles. One of those movies looks like a Tony Stark biopic. That tells us this is most likely set on a present-day Earth.

So who is this actor that Fillion is playing? Well, all these movie posters are being used to advertise a film festival celebrating the work of an actor named Simon Williams. That's who Fillion is playing, and Williams is the alter-ego of a Marvel superhero named Wonder Man! How cool is that!? Here's some information on the character for those of you who aren't familiar:

Simon Williams was made into a being of pure ionic energy by Baron Zemo and became the impossibly powerful Wonder Man. Meant to aid the Masters of Evil in their campaign against the Avengers, Wonder Man instead found himself sympathizing with the heroes and joined their team instead. He has remained an Avengers mainstay ever since, despite his constant insecurities and battles with his own mortality.

I seriously doubt there will be more to the character in the film than these posters. This is probably just a cool little Easter egg thrown into the film, but it would be awesome if it turned out to be a little more than that. Check out the photos from the set below.

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Full Cast List Revealed For David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS Revival

David Lynch's revival of Twin Peaks is set to air on Showtime sometime in 2017, and we've already heard a good deal about the cast members who are returning to the show and about the handful of new recruits to the Twin Peaks universe. But now we know exactly who is going to show up, because the network has just unveiled the full cast list for the new episodes. It's staggeringly long (217 people!) and contains a weird collection of truly bizarre choices (Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi), musicians (Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder), former Bond girls (Monica Belluci, Berenice Marlohe), and more. Get a load of all of the people who are going to pop up in this resurrected show, and prepare for some intense weirdness when it returns next year:

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GAME OF THRONES: Best Moments From The Season 6 Premiere, “The Red Woman”

Last night was the season six premiere of Game of Thrones, entitled "The Red Woman." If you haven't seen the episode yet, turn back now — spoilers abound. 

This season, I'm going to try to write up some quick thoughts about each episode the day after it airs. I won't get too deep into full-on recaps (you can find those all over the internet, and you've probably already read a few today if you're into that sort of thing) and will instead focus on what I consider to be each episode's best moments. This can be as many or as few as I want, and will likely vary every episode — today, it's four. I'll also toss in some additional observations that don't fit into the "best moments" category, which you can find at the bottom of the post. Onward!

4. Melisandre’s Reveal

Let’s start where the episode ends, which reveals Melisandre looking into a mirror, disrobing, taking off the pendant around her neck, and turning into an ancient old woman. There have been fan theories about Melisandre’s age for some time, and Carice Van Houten herself said in a 2012 interview that her character was “way over 100 years” old, and now that’s been confirmed. My question is: are we simply getting a glimpse of a nightly ritual here, or is this an act of giving up for the Red Priestess? After all, she misinterpreted her visions about Stannis Baratheon being the savior of humanity, and she thinks she’s misinterpreted seeing Jon Snow fighting the Bolton army at Winterfell (something I personally think is still going to happen after he’s resurrected this season), so she’s in a pretty dark place right now. (She also burned a child alive last season, so that’s gotta be weighing pretty heavily on her.) I wouldn’t be super surprised if she ended up dying in her sleep as an old woman, leaving one of the other Red Priests or Priestesses (Thoros of Myr, maybe?) with the task of (hopefully) resurrecting Jon. The more likely option, though, seems to be that this is just how she sleeps every night.

3. Davos’s Siege

Ever the tactician, Ser Davos holes up with Jon Snow’s body, Ghost (poor, sad Ghost), and the few remaining loyal Night’s Watch members at Castle Black and stalls for time as Dolorous Edd goes out to secure the backing of the Wildlings. I especially enjoyed his banter with Alliser Thorne through the door about how he and the guys will consider Thorne’s offer and get back to him by nightfall.

2. Khal Mono’s List

After a captured Dany is threatened with rape by the new Dothraki horde, I loved the moment of levity that occurred during her meeting with Khal Mono. He rhetorically asks members of his khalasar if there’s anything better in life than seeing a woman naked for the first time, and they proceed to list off a number of things they actually do consider better; a deadpan Mono has to update his statement to include “seeing a woman naked for the first time” as one of the five best things in life instead of his number one choice. This may be one of the funniest lines in the show’s history.

1. Badass Brienne

After spending most of last season watching for a flame in a window, Brienne of Tarth is finally back on the battlefield. The scene in which she and Pod save Sansa and Theon from Ramsay Bolton’s hunters was terrific (“A bloody woman!” one guy screamed before getting absolutely owned), and Brienne pledging her life to Sansa was a great moment that hopefully indicates these two will be wrecking some sh*t together this season.

Additional Observations

At the end of last season, didn’t we see Trystane on the same boat Jaime and Myrcella were on heading from Dorne to King’s Landing? I’m pretty sure we did, so I’m baffled as to how the Sand Snakes showed up there to kill him. And if we were meant to understand that he wasn’t on the boat, are we to believe that in between the events of the season five finale and the season six premiere, Jaime sailed back to the Dornish coast and just dropped off a key political figure that the Lannisters could use to their advantage? Trystane looked like he didn’t even know Myrcella was dead! And killing Doran? Ugh, Ellaria Sand is the worst. The whole Dorne plot line on this show has been a disaster from the start.

Was it just me, or did that speech that Jaime gave to Cersei about how they have to stick together and the two of them are the only thing that matter in the world sound awfully familiar? I don’t have time to look it up right now, but it seems like he said something very similar to her right after Joffrey’s death.

It looked like Theon was done for when the Bolton soldiers caught up to him, and I was wondering if his final act was going to be sacrificing himself so Sansa could get away. But it appears that he still has a role to play in this story yet. I know we’re going to see a lot of Greyjoys in action this season, and I’m interested to see how Theon factors into the rest of the show now that he’s (at least temporarily) escaped from Ramsay’s clutches.

Is Margaery smart enough to wiggle her way out of the Sparrows’ prison? I’ve always considered her a political equal to Cersei, and I’m wondering if she has her own scheme brewing or if she’s really as helpless as she seems right now.

If Melisandre takes off that pendant and becomes an old woman, why didn’t it happen when she was bathing in front of Stannis’ wife Selyse back in Season 4? Hmm…

What did you think about the season six premiere?

FARGO Showrunner Noah Hawley To Make Feature Directorial Debut With Mysterious Sci-Fi Film

I'm a massive fan of what showrunner Noah Hawley has done with the TV adaptation of Fargo on FX, so I'm extremely curious to see what he'll do with his first feature film as director. Deadline reports that in addition to developing and producing Fargo season 3, an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and the X-Men series Legion, Hawley has signed on to direct his first movie, a mysterious sci-fi film called Man Alive.

We don't have any details about the project other than it's description as "elevated sci-fi," and that it hails from first-time writer Joe Greenberg, so we're sort of flailing in the dark on this one. But I consider Hawley a storytelling genius after what he's done with Fargo (especially that first season), so I'll see just about anything that has his name on it. No word about when Hawley will be able to fit this into his busy schedule, but we'll keep you posted when we hear more.