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Director Reveals the Alternate Version of 'Game of Thrones' Brienne Fight Scene — In "The House of Black and White," Brienne of Tarth and her squire stand-in Podrick Payne close in on their rescue mission target by happenstance. One minute they're sipping brews at a local pub, the next the sworn protector of Catelyn Stark is pleading her daughter, Sansa, to join their roaming party.

David Ayer Says Shia LaBeouf Is Screwing with You — "Ideals are peaceful, history is violent," says Brad Pitt as griddled Sherman tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier to his newest crewmember Norman (Logan Lerman) in the World War II drama Fury, out today. The violent in that line pretty much sums up the tone of this unforgiving film, but also the MO of its hard-edged director, David Ayer.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 1 Recap — Every week, we'll be declaring a victor for the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Spoilers below for season five, episode one, "The Wars to Come." The world of Thrones is in complete chaos in the wake of last season's finale.

Photos of That God-Awful Nipple-Laden Batsuit Are Going Viral

The Hint in the New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer We've Been Waiting For — The newest trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has just been released from the Marvel camp, and this one has considerably more information as to the film itself than we've seen yet. The whole thing is worth a watch, but here are a few random notes we picked up on.

Scott McCloud Picks Best Comics — You might call Scott McCloud the John Berger of comic books. For 20 years, McCloud was known for drawing panels of himself playing teacher, explaining the theory behind comic books just as the English art critic Berger had filmed himself in Ways of Seeing explaining the aesthetics of visual imagery.

Spider-Man Will Return to Marvel Universe — In a new partnership announced late Monday night, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment reassured fans everywhere that, after much kerfuffling with film rights, Spider-Man would be brought back to where he belongs-with all the other Marvel universe characters that helped define the franchise for the last five decades.

The Strongest Man on Game of Thrones Is Now the Strongest Viking in 1,000 Years — By Eric Vilas-Boas on February 3, 2015 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, famous for portraying The Mountain- Game of Thrones's largest, strongest, and arguably most brutal character-has once again proven that he is possibly the coolest strongman alive.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere — For Game of Thrones fans, today has been a roller coaster. A stunning new trailer premiered (with TV on the Radio and David Bowie!) gave us our first substantial look at Season Five. Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, gave us the rundown on The Hound's real-life farting habits . George R.R.

These McDonald's Parodies Just Made Their Latest Crappy Ad Worth It — You may have skipped both the NFL playoffs and the Golden Globes telecast over the weekend, and that's okay. But then you may be a tad confused by all the sudden outrage you've been seeing online directed at McDonald's for its ad campaign "Signs," which many denizens of the internet feel more or less amounted to a brand steamrolling over the sorrow, loss, and hardship of Americans to make a buck.
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Apr 19, 2015

RT @pattonoswalt: I think me and @timothycsimons have really tapped into something special in our scenes together. #Veep

Apr 13, 2015

@frankpallotta sadly the subject of dragons has yet to come up once—meaning they commit the cardinal sin of being both annoying AND boring.

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