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Jack Anderson June 17, 2019, 04:06 ET

Rank the Toy Story movies

How do you rank the Toy Story movies?

Me, without any doubt:

1. Toy Story 3
2. Toy Story 1
3. Toy Story 2

Jack Anderson June 17, 2019, 01:06 ET

The Big Lebowksi - 8 Bit Version!

Jack Anderson June 16, 2019, 10:06 ET

Listen to Taylor Swift's New Single, 'You Need To Calm Down'

Taylor Swift's music is very colorful...

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 05:06 ET

God Is A Woman On The Enterprise: The Importance Of N. Uhura

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 04:06 ET

Trailer of Braveheart 2: Robert the Bruce!

Why didn't anyone tell me about this film before?!?

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 02:06 ET

The Evolution of Special Effects

Nowadays, as an audience, we tend to not be impressed by special effects, as they evolved so much that they attained quite a high level of maturity. But not so long ago, special effects were not that evolved and had to go through multiple iterations and even revolutions before being what they are today.

As I am watching Toy Story, I got the idea of creating a topic that would like all the major achievements in motion pictures when it comes to SFX.

If you've got any idea, let me know and I'll update this post along the way.


A Trip to the Moon (1902)


Metropolis (1927)


Citizen Kane (1941)


The Ten Commandments (1956)


The Birds (1963)

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


Star Wars (1977)


Tron (1982)


Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Forrest Gump (1994)

The Mask (1994)

Toy Story (1995)
Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the first feature-length film to be entirely computer-animated.

Jumanji (1995)

Independence Day (1996)

Titanic (1997)

The Matrix (1999)


Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 12:06 ET

What's your view on nuclear power plants?

Watching documentaries or in this case a mini-series about nuclear power plants always enrages me. I seriously think that the concept of nuclear plants is beyond asinine.
What's your view on this topic?

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 08:06 ET

Most anticipated films 2019

kimmy wrote:Toy Story 4 is getting extremely good advance reviews, I'm surprised!

Yeah, I just saw that it scored 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. But I've seen quite a few Pixar movies being over-hyped and then being disappointed (The Incredibles). To be confirmed.

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 06:06 ET

New Trailer of Veronica Mars

After the announcement video and the first teaser, Hulu has now released the first lengthy trailer from the new exclusive season of Veronica Mars.

Watch it below:

Thanks to Syldana for the info.

Jack Anderson June 15, 2019, 05:06 ET

Veronica Mars Returns on July 26

Thanks, Syldana! I'll post a news about it just now.

PS: Something tells me you'll be posting reviews of the new season... :D

Jack Anderson June 13, 2019, 05:06 ET

Interstellar parking

Jack Anderson June 12, 2019, 04:06 ET

The theme!

For some reasons, I cannot get this theme song out of my mind, since I saw the poster of Murder, She Wrote on the front page.

Jack Anderson June 12, 2019, 03:06 ET

What does Vichnaya Pamyat mean?

Hi lilly, it means Memory Eternal.

From Wikipedia:
Memory Eternal (Greek: Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη, Aiōnia ē Mnēmē; Arabic: ذِكرُهُ مؤَبَّداً‎, "Thikruhu muabbadan"; Georgian: საუკუნო ხსენება, "Sauk'uno Khseneba"; Church Slavonic: Вѣчьнаꙗ памѧть, Věčĭnaja pamętĭ, Ukrainian: Вічная Пам'ять (vichnaya pamyat'), Russian: Вечная Память (vechnaya pamyat'), Belarusian: Вечная Памяць (viečnaja pamiać), Bulgarian: Вечна памет (vechna pamet), Romanian: Veșnica pomenire) is an exclamation, an encomium like the polychronion, used at the end of an Eastern Orthodox funeral or memorial service. The same exclamation is used by those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine Rite. It is the liturgical counterpart to the Western Rite prayer "Eternal Rest". The "eternal memory" mentioned in the prayer refers to remembrance by God, rather than by the living, and is another way of praying that the soul has entered heaven and enjoys eternal life.

This chant is parallel to "Many years" which is chanted for living members of the Church (and occasionally for national or local authorities, even though they may not be Orthodox). "Memory eternal" is not chanted for those who have been officially glorified (canonized) as saints. As part of the glorification process for new saints, on the eve of the day before their glorification, "Memory eternal" will be chanted for them at the end of a solemn service known as the "Last Requiem". The chanting of "Memory eternal" is introduced by a deacon, as follows:

Deacon: In a blessed falling asleep, grant, O Lord, eternal rest unto Thy departed servant (Name) and make his/her memory to be eternal!
Choir: Memory eternal! Memory eternal! Memory eternal!
It concludes with the line "with the saints, grant her/him rest o Christ, memory eternal!"[1]

Jack Anderson June 10, 2019, 01:06 ET

Small Wonder

Does anyone remembers this series?

If Chandler was around, he'd say something like "Can it *be* anymore cliché?"

I was watching Family Guy and a short scene about the show made me remember it. I had completely forgotten about it.

Jack Anderson June 9, 2019, 09:06 ET

The plane getting gayjacked!

Jack Anderson June 9, 2019, 08:06 ET

All the catchy and stupid songs from Peter and Quagmire

Jack Anderson June 8, 2019, 06:06 ET

New Site Features & Updates

Jack Anderson June 8, 2019, 07:06 ET

First Poster from Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 is still one year away, but admirers from Gal Gadot will be happy to learn that Warner has just released the very first poster from the film, directed by Patty Jenkins.

Check it out below:

Jack Anderson June 8, 2019, 05:06 ET

Vladimir Cosma's best of

Les Compères:

La Chèvre:

Les Fugitifs:

Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire:

Jack Anderson June 8, 2019, 05:06 ET

Special Evening with Vladimir Cosma In The Eldorado Theater

A wonderfully crafted news about an equally wonderful man.

Jack Anderson June 7, 2019, 05:06 ET

Your favorite FG characters

What are your favorite Family Guy characters?
Brian > Stewie > Joe > Peter > Chris > Cleveland > Meg > Quagmire > Lois

Go, Brian & Stewie!

Jack Anderson June 7, 2019, 01:06 ET

Little House in the Prairie, Family Guy style

And now with a comparison with the original:

Jack Anderson June 7, 2019, 11:06 ET

Bradley Cooper Splits with Girlfriend Irina Shayk

It's now official, actor Bradley Cooper has split with his longtime girlfriend Irina Shayk, four years into the relationship.

Earlier this year, many fueled speculations about Bradley Cooper possibly having an affair with pop singer Lady Gaga, following their very intimate relationship in and after the movie A Star Is Born.

Today, the Internet is running wild with many hoping that the imaginary romance will come to fruition, but inside sources are saying that Gaga has "nothing to do with it."

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Lady Gaga had already confronted the rumor by saying "Yeah, people saw love, and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see. (...) I’m an artist. I guess we did a good job. Fooled ya!"

Jack Anderson June 7, 2019, 04:06 ET

Teen Choice Awards


Jack Anderson June 6, 2019, 07:06 ET

How The Big Lebowski Became a Lifestyle

An interesting video.

Jack Anderson June 6, 2019, 06:06 ET

Rock Lobster!

And the original by The B-52's:

Jack Anderson June 6, 2019, 03:06 ET

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Series Teaser

Many admirers of the Jurassic Park franchise are anxiously waiting for the third and final installment of the Jurassic World trilogy, set to be released in June 2021.

But they may not have to wait that long to witness new dinosaurs on screen, as Netflix will soon provide them with a special treat. Before we continue, yes, this is an article about a new series from Netflix, which tends to be a pleonasm nowadays.

So, Netflix is teaming up with DreamWorks and will release a new series with your favorite dinos. Titled Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, the animation series will tell the story of six teenagers wandering on the Isla Nublar island and we believe this is not a spoiler to say that things will probably go bad and that they'll have to survive against angry dinos.

Watch it below:

Jack Anderson June 5, 2019, 03:06 ET

Dancing in the Street

In case anyone wants to watch the song from this episode:

Jack Anderson June 4, 2019, 04:06 ET

I did not understand that joke

I need your help! At 7 minutes 20 seconds into the episode, there's a joke I really did not understand. Peter is leaving jail and saying he's basically afraid to go out and Brian says "You've only been in there for 15 minutes."
Then, there's a shot of Peter being hanged... I really, really did not understand that one.
If anyone is clever enough to tell me what this joke was about, thanks!

Jack Anderson June 4, 2019, 03:06 ET

Street Fighter!

Just hilarious!

Jack Anderson June 4, 2019, 01:06 ET

Indiana Jones 5 Starts Shooting... Next Week!?

For a change, we will start this news article with music. Are you ready? 3. 2. 1. Go!

During an interview with Variety, legendary actor Harrison Ford revealed that the start of the shooting of Indiana Jones 5 will begin... next week!

For the fans of Dr. Jones, here is the precise quote:
"[It] should be starting to shoot sometime next week."

Are you excited? If so, tell us below and remember, fortune and glory, kids. Fortune and glory.

Jack Anderson June 2, 2019, 04:06 ET

Hulk Stewie

The original:

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 05:06 ET

Lookin' out my back door

Just perfect.

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 05:06 ET

Should it have had more seasons?

This is the very first time in my life that I think that a TV series should have had more seasons. Most of the series ran, according to me, for too long and became uninteresting. The X-Files? The Simpsons? ER? How I Met Your Mother? Etc.
But in the case of Game of Thrones, while I believe that some storylines should have been simply removed (the entire Many-Faced God story-arc), I think that the eighth season, while satisfying, felt rushed. We patiently waited for seven seasons and suddenly, everything ends in a huge big bang and that's it... I think that six episodes was not enough, even though they were longer than usual.

What do you think?

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 04:06 ET

New Trailer For City Hunter: Shinjuku P. E. Featuring Famous Characters

All the episodes added!

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 04:06 ET

La femme Nikita (version 1997-2001)

All the episodes and vignettes have been added.

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 01:06 ET

The nod scene

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 10:06 ET

Bird is the word 2!

The sequel of Bird is the word!

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 09:06 ET

Matt LeBlanc dislocated his shoulder

You probably did not know that Matt LeBlanc (Joey) dislocated his shoulder while jumping on the chair, in that episode.

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 05:06 ET

The Complexity of Ending a Series

Game of Thrones has ended. And the least we can say is that the last two episodes of the series were highly controversial. While Game of Thrones was and still is the most popular TV series ever, even with a global focus, ending a series is one of the most difficult exercise in storytelling. Let us analyze the reasons why.

Warning, this article contains major spoilers on multiple series, such as Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, The X-Files and Prison Break. You've been warned.

First, series finales are so highly anticipated that you could argue that living up to the expectations of the fans is close to impossible. This is not only the case with series finale, but in the movie genre, many sequels are looked for like the Messiah. Remember Avengers: Endgame, last month?
While this is all logical, this is also unfair, as many series have close to a hundred episodes, if not more. And all the series should be judged on just one episode? If that's not an impossible task, then what is?
And while this may sound unfair, this tells a major truth. The end has, obviously, an utmost place in the story, if not the most important place. That's why many authors recommend to start a story with a great beginning and close it with an equally great ending. What happens in the middle will never be as important. This is true in everything, and perhaps in life as well.
Coming back to Game of Thrones, we all remember the excruciatingly boring scenes of Arya, "a girl has no name", in her infamous Many-Faced God cult, during season 5. While this may have been uninteresting to some audience, this will never be as important as the final scenes from the series.

Killing major characters is an obvious choice for series finales. REVEAL THE SPOILER!
During a series life, many admirers of the show become very close to some characters. As an example, some fans of Game of Thrones would love Jon Snow while others would become fans of Daenerys Targaryen, as an example.
Killing major characters will always upset some fans, that have a direct relationship with those.
What this says is that characters are not just on paper or on screen. One can grow attached to fictional characters, the same way you'd grow fond of someone in real life. But what's real life anyway? Can we live in the world of books and movies? Can we immerse ourselves entirely and get emotionally invested in a TV series?
How many people find solace by watching their favorite series, over and over again? This is the power of storytelling. The magic power of storytelling...

Many endings contain a twist. And twist is always a major risk. Imagine this. You tell a story for a hundred hours, only to completely change it at the very last minute. This is what happened with Game of Thrones, with Daenerys Targaryen suddenly REVEAL THE SPOILER! for so long.
Looking back, while this made perfect sense, imagine being a complete fan of Daenerys and suddenly facing this final twist at the last hour? How would you feel?

In many series finales, the showrunners try to close off the show with a theme or morale that would wrap up the entire series. The problem is that this usually becomes a gimmick, fabricated at the last minute. Back in 2002, The X-Files ended with the main character being able to see dead people, in a morale saying that the dead still talk to us. This clearly did not fit within the almost decade-long series and felt out of place.
This month, in Game of Thrones, there were two themes. The first was about democracy and how societies are doomed to evolve, as long as we decide to fight for them. The second was that stories are extremely powerful, hence putting on the (not Iron) Throne Bran Stark, also known as the Three-Eyed Raven, the omniscient and emotionless character.

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 04:06 ET

First Teaser of Star Trek: Picard

I'm always surprised to see a reference to France when it comes to Picard, because he feels sooo British!

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 03:06 ET

The epilogue


Every good story needs an epilogue. Especially an epic tale that spanned across multiple years.
My concern is that I dislike this epilogue. As much as I love everything before, the epilogue seems fabricated to me. Too often, series finale are trying to put forth a message at the last hour, and I don't believe it works here.
I remember that it worked pretty well in Quantum Leap's series finale, "you'll only do this as long as you want to." / "The catch, is that you have to accept that you control your own destiny."
It also worked in Breaking Bad, with Walter White saying "I did it for me", and finally accepting in his long journey that he did not only do it for his family, except perhaps in the beginning.
Those are two good examples and I am quite sad that Game of Thrones was not able to deliver in the same vein. But since I never liked the character of Bran, it is a bit logical that I dislike this epilogue as well.
The gathering at the dragon's pit felt really immature and, once again, fabricated.
What do you think about it?

Jack Anderson June 1, 2019, 03:06 ET

The time has come, my predictions for the end

Jack Anderson wrote:
- Daenerys. Like Lord Varys and Tyrion mentioned in the previous episode, she has quite the temper and may not become a good ruler. So it would also fit to see her dying.

Well, apart from this one, I did not get who'd become the ruler of the REVEAL THE SPOILER! Kingdoms.
I'll do better next time :)

Jack Anderson May 31, 2019, 04:05 ET

Most anticipated films 2019

kimmy wrote:I know we're nearly the middle of the year already, but what is your most awaited list of films for 2019? I will add the ones that came out in 2019 that I was particularly waiting for.

The Favourite
Not as good as expected, Lanthimos' previous movies were more original (here he was after all just a director for hire).

Nina Paley's follow-up to the awesome "Sita Sings the Blues", fully available online but I haven't seen it yet:

High Life
I like atmsospheric SF thrillers, I missed this one at cinemas.

Alita: Battle Angel
Rodriguez/Cameron, so it should have been good, but the buzz was not great. Didn't motivate me enough to see it at the cinema.

I saw it and it was really great. People will be watching it again and again, looking for possible meanings like with Kubrick's The Shining!

The Wandering Earth
I saw it because a) I read the writer's other books, the Three-Body Problem trilogy, and they were beyond awesome; b) it's the first big Chinese SF blockbuster so I'm curious. It was awful. Nice try though, technically, maybe the Chinese industry will produce something better in the future.

I won't learn anything new, but I'm interested in this biopic.

Toy Story 4
I found that 3 ended nicely so I don't know if a 4th was necessary. Let's see.

Danny Boyle and the Beatles. Sounds good!

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Tarantino's, obviously.

Mientras dure la guerra
Amenabar on the Spanish civil war, should be very interesting!

Terminator 6: Dark Fate
Just because T2 names are attached to it, but prepared to be disappointed. Other T2 sequels were mostly awful, this one explicitly says it ignores them.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
I'm afraid JJ will botch this, but there's potential.

Ad Astra
Another atmospheric SF story, this one by James Gray (Lost City of Z), promises to be more realistic SF than your average film.

Adults in the Room
Costa-Gavras' film on the EU/Eurozone crisis, very much looking forward to what he has to say!

Going Places
John Tuturro's sequel/spin-off of the Big Lebowski focusing on Jesus Quintana! Again, afraid I'll be disappointed but looking forward to be surprised.

Bong Joon-Ho does another film mixing of SF and social themes (The Host, Snowpiercer, Okja)! Plus he just won the Palme d'Or.

Excellent topic idea.

I also missed High Life and am looking forward to see it on TV. Space and thriller? Yes, please!

Us, I really want to see it. I heard there's quite a twist at the end. But at the same time, I thought the same about Get Out, and I really, really hated that film, which I gave a 1/10 (I even found this film plain racist). But still, I'll definitely watch Us to make my own impression. Probably without my girlfriend, as she hates horror films.

Terminator: Dark Fate, I really, really couldn't care less. I'm sure this movie will stink balls. I found the trailer particularly boring and uninteresting. The SFX are so neat that there is no longer a feel of realism. I much prefer the old but realistic SFX from the original Terminator film than this. At least, those were artistic, even the animatronics.

Star Wars, obviously I'll watch it with great delight! I really enjoyed the reboot and while it is not perfect, it delivers - at lest for me. I liked that it was a soft reboot, almost like a continuation of the story. I haven't watched the trailer and want to keep as spoiler-free as I can, even though I saw a huge spoiler in a picture, in the form of an old character coming back...

Going Places. I originally thought it was a spin-off from The Big Lebowski, but actually discovered yesterday that the film is a remake of Going Places (Les Valseuses). To be frank, I don't want to keep my hopes high, since it is not written nor directed by the Coen brothers. Also, Les Valseuses is such a far-fetched movie that John Turturro will never go even near the original material from Bertrand Blier. Do you really remember that film? It could never ever be shot today. Never. So I believe this will only be an edulcorated of Going Places as well as a parody of the Jesus character.
But let's see, right?

Doctor Sleep. I have never read the sequel to The Shining (ironically, you were referring to the film in your message :) and I really want to see what it will look like. Again, let's not have any expectations, as no one alive can surpasses Kubrick.

Frozen II. Because no one was able to let it go. And yes, I love the soundtrack! "Do you want to build a snowmaaaan!"

Joker! The trailer is sick, but again, the trailer from Suicide Squad was also great and we all remember how it ended. But still, I do believe in this film (as well as Harvey Dent of course).

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Quentin Tarantino. Leonardo DiCaprio. Brad Pitt. Margot Robbie. Enough said.

Jack Anderson May 30, 2019, 02:05 ET

Jeff Bridges, John Goodman & Steve Buscemi ITW

A nice reunion interview, for all the fans of The Big Lebowski.

Jack Anderson May 30, 2019, 05:05 ET

George R. R. Martin On His Next Book

Game of Thrones ended with quite the controversial finale. Some enraged fans couldn't believe what some of their beloved characters had become. Now that a few days have passed, some admirers of the Westeros world are placing their hopes and dreams into the hands of author George R. R. Martin, which has only released five out of the planned seven books about the Seven REVEAL THE SPOILER! Kingdoms main series – not counting prequels and other works.

On his (not a) blog, Martin revealed some details on his current work, after being offered by Air New Zealand to come to New Zealand for free in order to complete his book:

As for finishing my book… I fear that New Zealand would distract me entirely too much. Best leave me here in Westeros for the nonce. But I tell you this — if I don’t have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done. Just so long as the acrid fumes do not screw up my old DOS word processor, I’ll be fine.

Worldcon will take place in the Summer of 2020, which could mean that the release of The Winds Of Winter could be imminent.

Martin also reflected on the time that has passed so quickly since the inception of the Game of Thrones series:
The last night, the last show. After eight epic seasons, HBO’s GAME OF THRONES series has come to an end.

It is hard to believe it is over, if truth be told. The years have gone past in the blink of an eye. Can it really have been more than a decade since my manager Vince Gerardis set up a meeting at the Palm in LA, and I sat down for the first time with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a lunch that lasted well past dinner? I asked them if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. Fortunately, they did.

That was how it started. It ended last night.

I had no clue, that afternoon at the Palm, that I was about to embark on a journey that would change my life. I had optioned books and stories for television and film before. Some had even been made. There was no way to know that this one was going to be different, that this pilot would not only be shot, but would go on to become the most successful show in the history of HBO, win a record number of Emmy Awards, become the most popular (and most pirated) show in the world, and transform a group of talented but largely unknown actors into major celebrities and stars. Even less did I imagine that I would somehow become a celebrity as well… and if truth be told, I’m still not sure how that happened.

It has been a wild ride, to say the least. (...) I could go on and on… and have, as I’ve been writing this post in my head… but there’s really too much to say. Parting is such sweet sorrow, the Bard wrote. In the weeks and months to come, I may post about some of my favorite moments from the making of this show… now and again, when I am feeling nostalgic… but just now, there are so many memories, and no time to do them all justice.

He then went on about the future of the cast and crew, as well as the future of the Game of Thrones franchise on television:

Let me say this much — last night was an ending, but it was also a beginning. Nobody is retiring any time soon. David and Dan are going on to STAR WARS and other projects beyond that. Amazon scooped up Bryan Cogman, and put him to work on developing shows of his own, as well as helping out on their big Tolkien project. Our brilliant cast has scattered to the four winds, but you’ll be seeing a lot of them in the years to come, in all manner of television shows and movies. Our directors are keeping busy as well. I suspect that you have not seen the last of Westeros on your television sets either, but I guess that all depends on how some of these successor shows turn out.

Finally, he offered some words on his own future and his work on completing the Song of Ice and Fire saga:

And me? I’m still here, and I’m still busy. As a producer, I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the History Channel. I’m involved with a number of feature projects, some based upon my own stories and books, some on material created by others. There are these short films I am hoping to make, adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our genre has ever produced. I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan. And then there’s Meow Wolf…

And I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.

How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different?

Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.

I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them. And of course the butterfly effect will be at work as well; those of you who follow this Not A Blog will know that I’ve been talking about that since season one. There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet. And yes, there will be unicorns… of a sort…

Book or show, which will be the “real” ending? It’s a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O’Hara have?

How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet.

Check out his blog here: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog

And did you wonder how one of the most successful writers on the planet write his books? Are you sitting? Then sit. Martin explained that he is writing his books using an application released in the late 70's, named WordStar 4.0.

I actually like it, it does everything I want a word processing program to do and it doesn't do anything else. I don't want any help. I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lower case letter and it becomes a capital letter. I don't want a capital. If I wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital. I know how to work the shift key.

One thing is certain, his new book will never ever be stolen by hackers and released on the Internet beforehand. Sometimes, old is better.

Jack Anderson May 30, 2019, 03:05 ET

What did you think of the series finale? (SPOILERS!)


What did you think of the series finale from Game of Thrones?
The biggest risk in terms of the writing clearly took place in the penultimate episode, with REVEAL THE SPOILER! killing the entire city of King's Landing, burning children alive.
After that, there wasn't countless possibilities in this episode. REVEAL THE SPOILER! had to go.

From my side, I think that while it somehow works, it still got some loose ends. For instance, didn't Daenerys thought that Jon would become the ultimate threat after what she had done? Wouldn't she want some guards with her at all time?
Also, while I understood and even liked Daenerys becoming the REVEAL THE SPOILER!, this still is quite difficult to swallow, as we cared for her for almost a decade. Sure, it made for a great ending, where, as an audience, we were duped and this tells a lot about democracy. This was really clever. But at the same time, I imagine that the fans of Daenerys must have felt entirely betrayed. I understand it was the point and once again, I loved it. But...

Anyway, what's your view on the grand finale?

Jack Anderson May 29, 2019, 04:05 ET

Rachel from Friends on 90s Nostalgia (SNL)

Jack Anderson May 29, 2019, 12:05 ET

Kit Harington Checks Into Treatment Facility

Game of Thrones has just ended, with a bold ending that many fans did not expect, and many are struggling to deal with the end of the series, just as they would with losing someone dear. Game of Thrones was that big and that emotional for some.

But fans are not the only ones who struggle to let go. Now, Kit Harington, the actor behind Jon Snow, has just checked into a treatment facility, in order to focus on some personal problems, we learned today.

When talking about the final shot of his character in the series, he said "they called, 'Wrap!' And I just f---ing broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again."

Jack Anderson May 29, 2019, 07:05 ET

The time has come, my predictions for the end

I am finally ready to watch the final two episodes from Game of Thrones.
Just before I jump into it, let me here provide some possible outcomes I could envision. I'll go back to this topic once I have watched the final episodes.

- Jon and Daenerys, as a couple: I don't believe this will happen. This would be too much of a happy ending and even if all the secondary characters had to die in order to make this a reality, I don't think it would be faire to the audience.
- Gendry, bastard son of Robert Baratheon. This would be quite an original turn of events, leaving Jon and Daenerys to a dramatic fate in order for Cersei to die.
- Cersei. Impossible. She's ruling through her kids since the first season.
- Euron Greyjoy. All this journey for the ultimate bad guy to rule? Impossible.
- Daenerys. Perhaps, but only with a dramatic fate, such as Jon having to die for her.
- Jon. It would be logical after learning that he is Aegon Targaryen.
- Lord Varys. It would be original, but I don't think it will happen.
- Tyrion Lannister. It would also be original and I think it would be more plausible than Lord Varys. After all, Tyrion is a Lannister.
- Jaime Lannister. Also a possibility.

- Cersei. I believe she has to die. Who will kill her? Well, if it was Arya, that would be a little too much, as she already killed the Night King. I believe Jaime will kill her.
- Jon. He's the hero of the series and it would not be a surprise if he was killed in the process. That would be a dramatic end, which is obviously mandatory for a series like that.
- Daenerys. Like Lord Varys and Tyrion mentioned in the previous episode, she has quite the temper and may not become a good ruler. So it would also fit to see her dying.


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