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Game of Thrones

Father’s Day is Sunday…And So Is The Game of Thrones Finale

HBO wants to wish Dad’s everywhere a Happy Father’s Day, and also: don’t forget to tune in for the grand, sweeping season finale of Game of Thrones.

Like we really needed the reminder.  As season four of the epic fantasy series wraps up,  show creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff have been persistent in letting people know that this finale is the “best finale [they’ve] ever done, bar none.” In fact, the episode in question — chillingly titled “The Children” — has been submitted for two Emmy’s: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. Though every episode of this phenomenal season has set a new viewing record every week, “The Children” is the first ever submitted for Emmy consideration.  Clearly, Weiss and Benioff are fairly confident that the cast and crew have truly outdone themselves this time.  In a statement, the duo praised the hard work of everyone on set saying, “The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new cues from Ramin Djawadi – all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we’ve produced.”

All this to say, get your Father’s Day priorities straight and be ready to tune in for the 66 minute finale, this sunday on HBO at 9pm/8c. Happy Father’s Day…Winter is Coming.

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Excuse Us While We Fangirl…The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is Back! (Briefly)

A little over a year ago wrapped one of the most impressive youtube series we’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing…and they’ve just released an update! The incredible youtube series, co-produced by Bernie Su and Hank Green (of Vlogbrothers fame), launched back in March of 2012 as a modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice. Starring the amazingly talented Ashley Clements as Lizzie Bennet, a 24 year old mass communications grad student vlogging her way to her thesis, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was a masterful,…

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Fault in Our Stars

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley on “The Fault in Our Stars”

The Fault in Our Stars, based on the John Green novel by the same name, hits theaters next month but promotionals are ramping up! We can’t wait to have our hearts broken all over again in the cinematic adaptation of Green’s latest novel about two kids in love…and dying. And we’re not the only ones. Cinemax recently sat down with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (who play Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, respectively). Woodley interviews Elgort for two minutes (one minute devoted to random personal…

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The Hobbit Sarah Dunn

Sarah Dunn: The Hobbit and Harry Potter Specials

Sarah Dunn has published a gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS collection of photos from the incredible players in The Hobbit. Every single one of these stunning photos is credited to the incredible Sarah Dunn. We live in a visual world, and here at Larkable, we like to highlight those who visualize our fandoms best. If you haven’t heard of Sarah Dunn before, please check out her incredible work. I personally suggest beginning with her Harry Potter Specials. Let me give you a little taste of what this…

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George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin Isn’t Your Average Author…

For a multitude of reasons, of course. Perhaps the most interesting? Forget Microsoft Office Suite, Martin writes on Wordstar 4.0 — running on DOS.

Obviously — inevitably —  George R.R. Martin has a secondary computer where the author can browse the internet and check his email, but for writing his thousand page epics for A Song of Fire and Ice?  Wordstar 4.0 offers a secluded space free of distractions like those pesky spellchecks or the random facebook/reddit/livejournal detours. Catch Martin’s take on his unusual writing habits in an interview with late night talk show host Conan.

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Tyrion Lannister

Youtube Rec: The Trial of Tyrion Lannister

We love this animated short on the upcoming trial of beloved Game of Thrones character, Tyrion Lannister. You will too.

A sister who wants him dead, a father acting as judge who also wants him dead, his wife gone and no witness willing to come forward — George R.R. Martin certainly made things look bleak for Tyrion when he wrote this bit. How will Tyrion make out in the upcoming trial? One youtube user has an idea…

Just days away from the actual airing of the HBO episode, Tyrion is brought to trial in this animated skit for slaying the king, but how will he defend himself when everyone he trusts already fled King’s Landing?”

Game of Thrones, episode 6: “The Laws of Gods and Men” airs this Sunday night on HBO at 9pm/8C.

hunger-games1

Have You Seen These Sneak Pics from the “Mockingjay” Set?

Right now, the cast of Mockingjay: Part 2 of the Hunger Games franchise is hard at work in Paris — and thanks to some dedicated fans, you can check out some amazing set pics! There’s Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth blending in with Capitol citizens on their way to President Snow’s Mansion…   Here’s a video of the filming… Check out these “Capitol” extras and the propaganda! Missing Josh Hutcherson? Here’s a video of Hutcherson, Lawrence, Hemsworth and Natalie Dormer in costume… Soo…anyone else beyond…

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

We Didn’t Expect This Sequel — And We Bet You Didn’t Either

After six years, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants plans a return to the silver screen. In the early 2000’s, Ann Brashare’s novels about a pair of nearly magical pants and a strong group of girls, resonated with young adult readers everywhere.  Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was so popular, it garnered a movie deal long before the YA rush of Twilight, Hunger Games and Divergent. Alloy Entertainment released Traveling Pants to theaters back in 2005 to moderate success, and a sequel followed in 2008. The actual series is 5 novels and…

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Game of Thrones Sparks a New Controversy

Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” featured one particular scene which called into question an entire character arc and left several outraged. In the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains,”  viewers watched as, in the midst of a candlelight vigil for her son, King Joffrey Baratheon, Cersei Lannister was raped by her twin brother/lover/father of her children, Jaime Lannister. Several bloggers have taken to the internet to express their opinion about the scene, and how it deviated from the original content. Since…

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Jane Austen

Next Season on Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Meets Jane Austen

In a recent Q&A in Brazil, Eternal Troll Mark Gatiss teased fans that writers may feature another famous British novelist on Doctor Who. Since the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, writers have introduced our favorite time traveling alien to Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and two English Queens. Sorry, better make that three english queens: It’s been a fun and creative ploy, typically these episodes go over rather well with audiences.  Who didn’t love watching Queen Victoria facing down an errant werewolf?…

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Fangirl

This “Fangirl” Adaptation Will Have You…Well, Fangirling.

Last week (4/1), news broke that film rights for Eleanor and Park had been purchased by Dreamworks studios (we’re cautiously optimistic about that). Meanwhile, in one, tiny corner of the internet, another work from author Rainbow Rowell has already made it on film (and to a computer near you) in a winsome adaptation of Rowell’s second novel, Fangirl.  For those of you unfamiliar with Fangirl, for this writer, it was even better than Eleanor and Park — if you can believe that. If you thought the love story of Rowell’s…

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City of Heavenly Fire

Cassandra Clare has Released A Sneak Pic of the Highly Anticipated “City of Heavenly Fire”

Clace

Cassandra Clare is kicking off the countdown to the final Mortal Instruments novel with some steamy fan art of Clary and Jace.

The author uploaded the image above, drawn by the talented Cassandra Jean, to her tumblr today with the following caption,

I was feeling bad about being unforthcoming with spoilers, so have some Clace feels from Cassandra Jean’s postcard set for City of Heavenly Fire! (Yes, these are all scenes that happen.)

City of Heavenly Fire hits shelves on May 27th, but head on over to Clare’s tumblr every tuesday from here on out for #TMITuesdays. The author has promised she’ll be revealing new Heavenly Fire content every week up until the release date. Is this all going to be content you’ll enjoy? Maybe so. But maybe not. Clare loves to troll her fans,  just check out some of her answers to fans for proof.

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