E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Oliver is probably having an SVU marathon. Oliver was formerly an entertainment editor at Huff Post and has written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ Following Roseanne Barr’s ‘Repugnant’ Racist Tweet
After Roseanne Barr took aim at a former Obama advisor in a racist tweet, ABC has canceled her revival series.
The New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Is Here
Sit down and take a deep breath: the second trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is here.
Hollywood Reacts to Deadly Las Vegas Shooting, Sending Prayers and Calling For Stricter Gun Control Laws
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephan King, Kerry Washington and more react to the deadly Las Vegas shooting, sending prayers and calling for stricter gun control laws.
Rumor: Daniel Craig Set to Play Bond in Two More Movies, Reportedly Had Beef With Sam Mendes
Remember when Daniel Craig famously said he’s rather slash his own wrists than suit up again as 007? There’s probably a handful of reasons Craig was hesitant to return to the franchise, from the intense physical demands of the role to the time commitment to playing a celebrated, though not-all-that-creative iconic character. (Bond isn’t exactly a role that lends an actor much creative license, unlike say, Joe Bang in Logan Lucky where Craig gets to roll around in sheer kookiness.) But according to new rumors, there was another reason that Craig may have been reluctant to rejoin the franchise for Bond 25, and now, Bond 26.
Hackers Reportedly Leak ‘Game of Thrones’ Script and Other HBO Episodes Online
If there was giant wall of ice surrounding HBO to protect the network’s most precious properties, well, that sucker has come crashing down. The company has become the target of a recent cyber attack after The Night King a group of hackers reportedly infiltrated the network’s systems. And some secretive Game of Thrones data has allegedly leaked online.
‘Captain Marvel’ Is Set in the ‘90s, Will Face-off With the Skrulls
I sure hope Brie Larson has a pair of denim overalls and “Jagged Little Pill” on CD because Captain Marvel is headed to the ‘90s.
Get Hammered With the Comic-Con ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer
When the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok dropped it, rightfully, blew the internet’s damn mind. Chris Hemsworth‘s God of Thunder was in the gladiator pit with the Hulk, Jeff Goldblum donning shiny blue makeup, Tessa Thompson as a warrior, and Cate Blanchett as an antlered Marvel villain – it was incredible...
Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford Are on the Run in New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer
The latest trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is full of new dialogue and sequences that reveal plenty of new details about the sequel, but even if you watched this trailer on mute it’s a beauty. (But actually don’t watch it with the sound off because Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score is like synth porn for the ears.)
2017 Emmys Nominations: 5 Major Snubs and 5 Amazing Surprises
The nominations are in for the 2017 Emmy Awards and there’s just as much to celebrate as there is to be disappointed about. The 2016-2017 TV season was a huge year for the small screen, reaching the peak-iest of peak TV. It was full of more new series than you could keep track of, diverse casts, and many groundbreaking episodes in both the comedy and drama departments. A brief scan of the major categories may leave you feeling a little bummed over the nominations, with many of the usual suspecting making the cut yet again – can the Emmys even exist without Modern Family or Julia Louis-Dreyfus nods at this point? And critical and fan favorites like The Leftovers, Girls, and Legion were nowhere to be seen in the top categories.
You Can Watch the Opening Scene of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Right Now
Sony knows that it’s summertime and in the summer traffic can be bad. So bad, even, that you might be running late to the movie theater and miss the first few minutes of Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend. I personally have a rule that if I miss more than the first few minutes of a movie, I skip the whole thing for another showing. So in case you’re worried about missing the beginning of Homecoming because some jerk decided to hit the emergency break on the subway, have no fear. Sony just released the first four minutes of their new Spidey outing.