‘House of the Dragon’ just revealed the show’s Littlefinger

“Chaos is a ladder,” as Littlefinger infamously said on “Game of Thrones.” And the prequel series “House of the Dragon” just revealed that Larys Strong is climbing it. SPOILER ALERT: Contains details from Episode 6 of “House of the Dragon,” airing Sunday, Sept. 25, on HBO and HBO Max. Episode 6 of “House of the … Read more

Here’s Everything New On HBO And HBO Max For October 2022

House of the Dragon may still be ruling our appointment viewing in October, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more shows and movies worth checking out on HBO and HBO Max this month. For instance, Mike White’s doomed resort comedy, The White Lotusreturns for a new vacation with the same old kind of problems (and … Read more

Spirited Away US release’s 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki’s opus

Chihiro and No Face in Spirited Away Photo: 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM (Getty Images) There’s a moment early on Spirited Away that sticks with me after countless viewings and many years. Plucky ponytailed 10-year-old protagonist Chihiro breaks down by a river after losing her parents—and the human world she recognizes—in a bathhouse for the … Read more

HBO’s ‘Escape From Kabul’ Documentary Goes Inside the Afghanistan Evacuation From Hell

A year later, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan is still a blur. For those of us watching from afar, the hasty airlifts looked more like the climax of a war movie than a coordinated military operation by the world’s only superpower. The month of August 2021 was filled with minute-to-minute updates on the chaos: the … Read more

10 Great Movies About 10 of History’s Worst People

Screenshots: Downfall (2004) There’s a reason books about Hitler consistently outsell books about Churchill. As long as it’s kept at arm’s length, abstracted into words or images, and not in our faces or in our houses, evil is way more compelling than good. These 10 people are among the worst humans in history—merciless despots, ruthless … Read more

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong DISSES King Charles III during Emmys acceptance speech

The creator and writer of the hit HBO television series Succession has taken a swipe at Britain’s new king, days after he ascended the throne. Jesse Armstrong, 51, who is British himself, was picking up the Emmy’s top award of the night for Best Drama Series. Armstrong then made a pointed remark about there being … Read more

House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock reflects on ‘gnarly’ incest scene

It’s a family affair. [Warning: Spoilers ahead for episode 4 of “House of the Dragon.”] In Sunday night’s fourth episode of the “Game of Thrones” spinoff “House of the Dragon,” teen Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) and her uncle Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) have an incestuous steamy make-out in the middle of a crowded brothel. … Read more

Harley Quinn Retells Batman’s Origin Story in a Fresh Way

Screenshots: WB Animation HBO Max’s Harley Quinn series is popular enough to not only survive the streaming service’s recent bloodbath, but manage to score the fourth season. If you watched the recent episode where the reformed family man Joker runs for Gotham’s mayor, you probably know why. But as good as Harley Quinn belly inI … Read more

Rick & Morty, Wedding Season

Rick and Morty; Rosa Salazar in Wedding Season; Matthew Fox in Last LightPhoto: Adult Swim; Luke Varley/Disney+; MGM Television/NBCU/Peacock Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, September 4, to Thursday, September 8. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops … Read more

Five Settings To Change Before You Start

Screenshots: Naughty Dog At this rate, we’ll never see the last of The Last of Us. Ahead of a high-profile HBO adaptation, Naughty Dog released a top-to-bottom remake, called The Last of Us Part Ifor PlayStation 5. Make no mistake: The Last of Us Part I is fundamentally the same exact game as its 2013 … Read more