Rocky 7 Creed Reviving its Old Story this Autumn

Expecting the new Rocky 7 Creed, it is difficult now to think that his adventures started 39 years ago, as in Nov of this year. It was back in 1976 when a street-tough worker for the mob and an expert boxer known as Rocky Balboa stormed our world and provided a model for every underdog who is trying to get over the apparently impossible odds against him.

The original Rocky film won the Academia Award for best movie in 1976, so it is not a bad thing (nor an insult) to affirm that the Rocky tale, right now having six movies under its belt, actually peaked with its initial film. Since then, the brand has sustained itself, but if the movie sequence were a city train, then in 1976 it was a complete car. Progressively, though, individuals have been moving off after each movie as if this train were derailing and asking where to exit it. Rocky II found Balboa taking the titles, which everyone wanted to enjoy. Rocky III saw its hero go from underdog idol directly to LLC, a company product, figuratively.

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From that point on, the ridiculousness truly started to set in with no problems. In Rocky IV, Rocky handled the things and somehow single-handedly ended the Cool War by banging out an enormous enemy on the Soviet’s house pitch, avenging the death of his best friend, the brave Apollo Creed. In Rocky V, he was not allowed from fight because of heath problems and missing all his prizes when his brother-in-law finally signed a deal over Rocky’s twisted financial advisor. (Rocky V was without a doubt the most disappointing of the entire series).

And it was at this point, Rocky V, where the Rocky’s train passengers all started jumping off it. If the Balboa storyline were a top train, Rocky V was a second-hand metro rail, with Rocky’s scared young son suddenly turning into some kind of destroying fighter and beating his bully, being the strange character of the movie Indeed, the Rocky story was senseless after this.

Regardless of that, nothing can mess up this news for its dedicated fans. The Rocky Metro has been turned up for one more time, and there is only a few of them still seated on their places. Almost everyone else got off it several years ago. On Nov 25, it will continue to move ahead in line at the cinema, when this movie is launched.

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Terminator Genisys Review

The main point of our spread, clanging and heavy Terminator Genisys review is that the new Sknnet will eliminate us all. Now, they do not really name it Skynet this time too, as they have done in the previous Terminator movies. But maybe this stressing idea of the sci-fi films was onto something real when it warned the viewers that storing vital information and then synchronizing all our digital products to each other could be a risky activity after all.

Here, this innovative but heavenly program is known as Genisys and it begins on a particular day during the year 2017. There is a countdown timer and every security measure in an attempt to increase the movie’s suspense. It has even a attractive color of mild blue and, while it guarantees to connect your smart phone, laptop, tablet etc., the comfort it provides may come at an expensive cost. It could, you know, represent the end of the humanity, as we know it.

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We all spend too much time on these modern gadgets, anyway – sitting for too long, neck craned, bad sight, confused about our environment and reckless about the other people. The business giant behind the Terminator Genisys project certainly will never recommend that you purchase your movie passes on the Internet or directly from your smart devices. And you probably should not post on Twitter, put an Instagram picture and like on Facebook a review about the film subsequently. Because that is how the artificial intelligence will lastly win over people – if they have not won already.

The movie’s director Alan Taylor provides a tale that is designed to compete with the collection of this summer’s blockbusters, especially Jurassic World, trying in the same way to restart an already popular and innovative series. The film is warning all of us about the risks of business avarice within a Hollywood hit packed with plenty of advertising for famous brands of cars and electronics. Real sci-fi creations are designed to lighten up our everyday common life through exceptional storylines.

Terminator Genisys tries to make its point about our dependency on technological items while using shiny, 3-D visuals to awaken the audience’s pop-culture memories: namely, the scenes with Arnold Schwarzenegger once again defeating the villains and saying catchy one-liners in the part that made him a celebrity over three decades ago.

Surely, it is an enjoyable come back at first. Ah-nuld is more mature now, but his Terminator personality continuously states throughout movie, that he is not outdated. But viewing him reenact the role at this level in his career and age – the former governor is almost 70 now – quite often it all seems like a recycle of the biggest hits. You are somewhat satisfied to listen to this music, but it does not sound nearly as good as it once did.

Alan Taylor and his group have remade meticulously particular scene from the classic James Cameron’s initial Terminator, like when Arnold’s character comes nude at the Griffith Observatory and faces a number of punks. But after this, it eventually turns into a Terminator-on-Terminator fight, with the young Schwarzenegger battling his present self across many years.

Because, as you will notice, Terminator Genisys has problems with its timeline – or, to be more precisely, its timeframes. The entire script written by Patrick Lussier is made from several and intersecting time-traveling storylines with different and complex outcomes. It seems logic for some time if you think about this long enough and if perfection is important to you with the inner reasoning of time-travel films in general. Then, a certain character is intersecting with his young self during the last scene, and this moment contradicts everything that was before it. It smashes the rules and it seems like it is deceiving the viewers.

Terminator Genisys’s real action starts, though, in the year 2029. Before that, Judgment Day occurred and Skynet’s independence appeared in 1997, when the devices began thinking by themselves and more than three billion people from around the world were killed in the following atomic destructions. The leader of the remaining resistance, John Connor (who is played this time by the Australian star Jason Clarke), tells his lieutenant, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), to go back in time and protect his waiter mother, Sarah Connor, from the evil Terminator that is looking to eliminate her.

The primary tenets of the story should be known to you if you have watched the past four movies of the franchise (and if you have not seen them, then do not worry, since Kyle covers the main points of the scenario in a lengthy starting voiceover).

But strange things happen, as Kyle is taken further back in time, to the year 1984: a problem, both within and outside the device, which produces twisted timelines upon his coming. Sarah (Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, trying mimic some of Linda Hamilton’s strong attitude) already knows who the new-appeared Kyle is and why he has come to her. The Terminator played by Schwarzenegger is now a friend of hers – actually, he is like a dad to her, so much that she adoringly calls him Pop. Therefore, now they all have to believe in each other and try together to stop the upcoming apocalypse.

This leads to several interesting scenes within the movie’s intricate fights and chases with set items, as well as a level of true suspense. And the visual effects are really awesome, although they are not too different from the transformations of the fluid steel T-1000 that surprised us in Terminator 2 in 1991. Only now, Korean celebrity Byung-hun Lee is featured in the bad-cop part. The scene of a school bus clinging hazardously off the part of the Golden Gate – with those inside it – could give you a vertigo sensation.

San Francisco is one of the American cities that have been destroyed lately quite a lot between San Andreas, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla and now Terminator Genisys. There is a hidden part in there somewhere about entertainment industry trying to exorcise the devils of immediate high-tech advances.

Jason Clarke can be truly powerful in this role and even a little secretive as John Connor should be – who, intriguingly, is portrayed as less of a Messiah than he was in the past movies of the series. Jai Courtney is rather impressive in an unusual good-guy part. And Emilia Clarke is pleasant and brave in the female soldier role of Sarah Connor, while there is a smooth and a sweet impression about her, which makes her character seem like a cartoonish version of it.

But for all that matters, this is undoubtedly Arnold Schwarzenegger’s display of power. His acting and his character’s progress throughout the film, are the factors that make the film to changes unfortunately into a more funny and self-referential production, to the point where it reaches parodied levels. Arnold’s one-liners made this series a famous one at its beginning. They were a representation of this flesh-covered robot’s uncomfortable, intensely adorned efforts at communicating with people, and they offered the much-needed comedic appearance to it.

Here, when Schwarzenegger says its already predictable “I’ll be back” it feels more likely to produce grins than genuine smiles. He has transformed into your seniors citizen, dancing like a silly guy at a party after several glasses of sparkling wine. He knows that he is being foolish, and he knows that the viewers know it too, and this alone is expected to be enough to have a good laugh at the cinema. But it is not, it is just sad to see that he has basically turned into Mr. Bean, without his comedian talent.

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Top 15 Must See Films of 2015

We list below the top 15 must see films of 2015, the most expected movies arriving this year, as well as those already launched and that have had their share of glory and immense revenues in the US and all around the world!

It is 2015 and the Oscar fever is long gone! Birdman and Boyhood were amazing, and we can discuss them all day. But viewers are getting ready for the summertime movie season, which begins earlier every year. So, it is an ideal period to list down the must see movies of 2015 (and a few discounts to the non-blockbuster ones).

So without further ado, here are our 15 Must See Films of 2015.

1. Kingsman: The Secret Service (Feb 13, 2015)

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Do not let either its Feb launch or poor movie trailer deceive you, Kingsman: The Secret Service has a lot going for it due to the skills both at the front of or behind the camera. From the director of Layer Cake, Matthew Vaughn, and a long time scripting co-writer Jane Goldman, arrives the next venture from a cooperation that contains Kick-Ass, Stardust and X-Men: First Class. It is even depending on another comic book base, now from the endless “big idea” author that is Mark Millar.

Nevertheless, there is more to Kingsman than the behind-the-scenes skills: at the front side of the filming camera, fans will see Colin Firth in a part he always seemed like an ideal fit for, an English undercover agent known as Harry Hart. While being unencumbered by series limitations, this movie is about some group of old guys that also has Michael Caine in it, an “M” style part and Samuel L. Jackson as the bad guy.

The movie has too much prospective to not be watched from start to finish and see if there is another invisible character to appear from nowhere, like this innovative team’s last two comic films.

2. It Follows (Mar 13, 2015)

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We all have that same dream: something other that is not an individual or something known – an It – follows you. And for Robert David Mitchell’s second launch, It Follows, we already know exactly what this something is: the best horror movie in decades.

It Follows is a wonderful throwback to the concept and primordial young fear of David Carpenter’s best 70’s and ’80s movies, as well as an incredibly unique nightmarescape in his own right. When a girl named Jay (played by Maika Monroe) has a partner she should have avoided in the first place, she is harshly penalized with a intimately passed on curse: It will follow the girl wherever she goes until the thing has her under total power, and It will then eat her entirely. This is a terrifying idea followed completely in this distressing must-see film.

3. Furious 7 (Apr 3, 2015)

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Since last year, Fast and Furious 7 was one of the most expected movies of 2014 until the terrible accident of Paul Walker. Vin Diesel now might be the franchise’s US muscle car symbol, but Walker was the motor that operated it through its biggest levels (mainly Fast Five). Today, Fast and Furious 7 appears as an honor to the significantly missed superstar, and one last glory for the whole unchanged group.

Plus, movie director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) has taken over this franchise’s control for his first vacation outside of his horror category in nearly ten years. It is nice to see someone with so many skills, at least in an unapologetic pulp, go outside the comfort zone. Toss in a real launch of Jason Statham as a large, mean heavy – and hopefully the first great one in seven movies – and we are all screaming “shotgun” when we see his ride.

4. Ex Machina (Apr 10, 2015)

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Science stories writers have often imagined about the idea of artificial intelligence. In what is likely the best Sci-Fi movie of the year, writer and director Alex Garland gladly worries about AI. It is not that he does not have an apocalyptic perspective of sentient automatic beings; he just prefers them better than all of humans.

Thus, get into Ex Machina’s atmosphere: a completely dangerous con activity that gets under your skin as the audience does not know if the people in it are going through a rough analyze or if the viewers are. Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is immediately welcomed to the national residence of a CEO (Oscar Isaac) to analyze the AI of a robot known as Ava (Alicia Vikander). He quickly finds out that he could be the real guinea pig in this silently hypnotic journey into insanity.

5. Clouds of Sils Maria (Apr 10, 2015)

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Conceivably placing itself as a present day All About Eve, the Clouds of Sils Maria seems to be a fanged and very-aware deconstruction of the part of womanliness and sex during these days.

Starring three generations of females in the city of dreams – Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz – Clouds is primarily about Binoche’s Maria Enders, a popular actress who is requested to perform the role which made her popular a couple of decades ago when she played an attractive little lady who forced her manager to suicide.

Except now, she is requested to play the manager who commits suicide, and simpering younger Jo-Ann Ellis (Chloe Moretz) is a young girl. Maria believes that, if she goes to the Europe city of Sils Maria, she will be able to take the indignation. Little she knows that her associate (Stewart) has more in her purse than meets the eye. The irony of this assumption alone burns to the core.

6. Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015)

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Surely intended to be the biggest film of 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron starts the summer film season of 2015 with an image that a lot of action lovers have been wishing for since May 2012. With Joss Whedon at its helm, the movie might actually be up to its hype! Choosing the tail end of the combined scenario that was “Phase Two” (which stored its top two stories for last), Avengers: Age of Ultron investigates what this super team does when it gets a little too satisfied during the post-SHIELD period.

In a story development that can do Sam Raimi extremely pleased, the characters are not sure what they want to do for a full-time job, so they make an A.I to eradicate the crime for them: we are talking here about Ultron (played by James Spader).

When Ultron chooses to take over the globe and destroy us all with goodness in a story that Whedon guarantees that it is a “little” apocalyptic, the characters are all examined through powerful tests.

7. Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15, 2015)

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It has been a lengthy and intense road to another film featuring Max Rockatansky reaching the big screen. Even the real superstar has been modified from the questionable Mel Gibson to the more box office successful Tom Hardy, who has the advantage of a showbiz industry peak, almost as big as an already amazing variety of skills. But most of these mean that Mad Max: Fury Road simply looks awesome.

If you have seen its Comic-Con movie trailer, then you know that it quickly created the biggest splash of all movie sections in San Diego in 2015. George Miller is back to his Outback perspective that a thousand movies have tried to copy; yet once again, he shows that no one can look for elegance in a dry, lonely road in a movie like he can. Describing this film as a two-hour chase sequence, Miller’s come back to old school camera field will certainly be getting the action enthusiasts in complete pursuit of the scenario.

8. Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015)

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All the tricks of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, which was initially planned for a 2014 launch, are still hardly known. However, this is an unavoidable must-see occasion. The movie director of Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is coming back to the big screen with a movie that he co-wrote with Lost’s Damon Lindelof. In a sci-fi experience that changes time and space, George Clooney and Britt Robertson go to another level of existence known basically as “Tomorrowland.” It is here that their activities can have an effect on the world around them, a reality which also seems to have Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Laurie and Judy Greer. Surrounded in secrets, Tomorrowland calls to have its mysteries fined out.

9. Entourage (Jun 3, 2015)

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The guys are lastly coming back in the lengthy big screen version of Entourage, and we can say that is great to see them again. Oh sure, it is also awesome to see a movie with E, Turtle, Vinnie Chase and Johnny Drama. But if we are being truly sincere, it could just be an Ari Film. Regardless of what, however, an Entourage movie is welcomed since it must repair that awful last year. And with Entourage writer Doug Ellis guiding and co-writing the movie, he will know that this is the best multi-media crossover chance since Sex and the City got its own film. Let us just watch how E and Sloan are going gladly together.

10. Jurassic World (Jun 12, 2015)

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Reboots are generally a challenging business. Basically trying to rebuild the excitement of a confirmed traditional movie with few of those unique components, it has to entice old fans while getting new ones. Increase that task by a million when trying to restore the magnificence and interest of Steven Spielberg’s last dinosaurs film, Jurassic Park in 1993. But there is still a purpose to be positive beyond Spielberg putting his name as the executive producer of the movie. To begin with, Colin Trevorrow, the hugely acclaimed director of Safety: Not Guaranteed, is leading the production. Secondly, the action occurs on an Isla Nublar (the isle from the first film) that has become an effective theme park.

Providing the opportunity for dinosaurs to split the visitors like a mad Mickey Mouse robot represents the fascination of the audience into filming concept parks with monsters everywhere. Jurassic World also features a younger cast, such as Jake Johnson, Bryce Dallas Howard or Chris Pratt in post-Guardians of the Galaxy celebrity shine. Like a T-Rex in the visitor’s centers, you are just going to have to chew the scenes.

11. Inside Out (Jun 19, 2015)

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It seems so agonizing to confess the truth: the nearest Pixar film is almost a year away. With the wait for The Good Dinosaur getting it out of the 2014 line-up, now we have remained with a two-year hole between last year’s Monsters University and now Inside Out. Nevertheless, for those worrying that Pixar is missing its aspirations, Inside Out’s assumption alone guarantees the most successful Hollywood-produced cartoon attempt in many years.

Lead by one of Pixar’s unique minds when it comes to animation, Peter Docter (Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Up, Wall-E), it has a great story which has been scripted by Michael Arndt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Toy Story 3). Inside Out gets big by coming into the tiniest, most complicated place imaginable: the mind of a little girl.

When Riley is compelled to go from Minnesota to San Francisco, a mix of new feelings steams to the surface of her thoughts, affecting every activity in real life. These consist of the feelings of Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). A story that basically will take place inside of a child’s thoughts, the next Pixar venture is ambitiously designed to describe from a new viewpoint why people’s feelings act in the way that they do.

 

12. Terminator: Genisys (Jul 1, 2015)

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Terminator: Genysis, besides bringing to the spell-check experts the most severe headaches, could be the first Terminator since 1991 that is worth watching. To begin with, the reboot/quasi-sequel has a cast very smartly chosen, from Jerr Clarke in the role of John Connor, the Messiah of all humankind, to Jai Courtney playing the new Kyle Reese. But most fascinating is Matt Smith in a secret part that has yet to be exposed, though we think it will be chillingly cool in an artificial kind of way.

And to help lead the casting is Alan Taylor who has proven his skills in previous times for managing well huge projects, whether it was the HBO’s Game of Thrones, Rome or Boardwalk Empire. His first movie returning to the basics, Thor: The Dark World, could stop the filming for Terminator, but the cast is an ideal proof that this film could be close to his previous work.

 

13. Ant-Man (Jul 17, 2015)

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One of the most expected summer time films of this year is also already causing the greatest frustrations. Because no matter how you put it, the point that we are not seeing Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man represents an everlasting pity given the dork author’s completely exclusive design, in addition to several years of film build-up. Still, the Marvel Studios’ movies for next season cannot be considered as a blockbusters and fascination for the public.

Peyton Reed has created amazingly and wonderful movies before (Down with Love, Bring It On), and it will definitely be a big shock if this becomes a great achievement. Also, with a cast that has Michael Douglas, David Rudd and Corey Stoll, this image still has enough skills on board to let its fans keep live their fire of wish. Marvel Studios just created a film about a walking tree and a talking raccoon, the greatest hit of the summer.

14. Mission: Impossible 5 (Jul 31, 2015)

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The durability of the Mission: Impossible brand is that each sequel is a new beginning. Whether this present venture is a fail or success, the next movie is a chance to begin from the zero. While that was an advantage after smaller initiatives like John Woo’s Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) or J.J. Abrams’ Mission: Impossible 3 (2006), it is a pity after Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Nevertheless, just as Bird re-wrapped this sequence into a Xmas Day occasion in 2011, there is enough left for Christopher McQuarrie to create his own signature on the IMF film in his second attempt with Tom Cruise after his Jack Reacher. This way of testing in a period where scripts in all other sequences are required to sustain constancy for what it was before make the new Mission: Impossible absolutely bold in its big display of never-ending action.

15. Black Mass (Sep 18, 2015)

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Whitey Bulger is among the most discussed mobster of the last years. The Boston criminal boss that became a rat for FBI – until these feds tried to get rid of their rodent – has represented an inspiration for big figures from The Departed to The Town. Bulger also was the topic of a not-so-fantastical film in 2015, Whitey vs. the United States of America

Now, the show biz industry wants to come back to this diseased well from the center of Dorchester and a Southie, and we are expecting it is the role that Johnny Depp for his career, because the assumption sounds too good for the film to be avoided. With Depp being a very convincing Bulger from mobster to fugitive, it is a luscious aspect that should get him back in the spotlight, as he was in Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Possible Hidden Meanings Behind the ‘Game of Thrones’ Tragic Season Finale

‘Game of Thrones’ concludes its fifth season with an epic season finale drenched in blood and destruction. If you thought the scene in which the female wildling ends up being eaten by Wight children is brutal, you’re in for a shocker.

*SPOILER ALERT* DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP WITH THE LATEST EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES. 

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Many upsetting things happened in this season ender. For starters, Stannis’s world crumbled before his eyes: half of his army deserted, his wife hanged herself, and Melisandre abandoned him. In the end, he also falls (presumably) at the hands of Brienne of Tarth. In the meanwhile, Reek (former Theon) and Sansa jump over the walls of Winterfell to escape the cruel Ramsay Bolton, but we know not whether they made it to safety or not. Myrcella Baratheon is poisoned (and dies), and Aria claims another life that was not hers to take (that of Meryn Trant).

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These scenes were cruel, indeed, but one of the highlights of the episode was undoubtedly Cersei’s walk of shame. I honestly don’t like the woman, but I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her as her dignity and pride were torn from her. And no, this wasn’t even the worst part. The ‘Game of Thrones’ fandom (the non-reading kind, at least) went into an uproar in the final minutes, in which Jon Snow is brutally stabbed in the name of the watch.

But is Jon Snow truly dead?

To answer this question, we have to think about all the characters in Game of Thrones that actually died (for good). Of course, there was Ned Stark, whose head was chopped off clean, but what about Jaqen H’ghar, who presumably dies in this very episode? Aria starts crying one moment, and next thing you know, Jaqen is standing behind her. What about “The Mountain” Clegane. He died too, or at least partly, but he returns now as the strongest addition to the king’s guard.

Other examples come to mind, mere cliff-hangers in which the author chooses not to unravel a character’s fate: we were led to believe that Tyrion drowned in the water where the stone-men lived, but he was saved. And so on and so forth.

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The idea is that many important characters weren’t killed off for good, and Jon’s death might be just another stunt pulled by Martin to excite his fans. Or at least that’s what we hope. Because we’re at the end of the book, and the season, all we can do is speculate. The good news is that the books (and certain episodes) hold deep meaning and might hint towards a possible resurrection of Jon Snow. 

We already know that animated corpses are a possibility, and there was also another priest in the Seven Kingdoms, besides Melisandre, who can perform resurrections (Thoros of Myr). If you are a book reader, the mystery behind Jon Snow’s death is probably something that boggled your mind for a very long time. Since his untimely demise was revealed several years before the episode, there has been plenty of time for fans to build up theories. Let’s take a look at some of the most plausible ones :

The Lord of Light, Resurrections and the Prophesied Hero

I have to admit, this is the theory that I find most plausible, mostly because it is also supported by Melisandre’s arrival to Castle Black at the end of the episode. The Shadowbinder’s mission is to find the one true hero, Azor Ahai, who will be reborn to ‘fight the coming darkness’. Melisandre believes that Stannis is that hero, or at least she thought he was until she decided to abandon him, but there are strong hints in the book that make Jon Snow a better candidate for the role.

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There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.

First of all, after the “Hardhome” episode he’s established himself as the strongest antagonist to the White Walkers. It wouldn’t really make sense to kill him now.  Secondly, Melisandre mentions the connection between Jon Snow and the Azor Ahai several times:

“I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only Snow.” 

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“Now he was a man, now a wolf,  now a man again.” (we will explain this later on).

Maybe Melisandre finally realized that Jon Snow is the real Azor Ahai, predicted that he will be betrayed by his comrades, and rushed to the Wall resurrect him. Another fact that supports this theory is the description of Azor Ahai’s arrival to the world: amidst salt and smoke. In the book, Snow’s wounds are described as “smoking”, and the salt can be none other than Olly’s remorseful tears as he delivers the final blow.

Warging and the Direwolfs of the Stark House

As you may already know, each Stark child has a direwolf, even the bastard Jon Snow. You may also recall that Bran, the crippled son of the Stark house, awakens the powers of warging. Another character who mainly survives due to his warking abilities is a wildling (Orell in the series, Varamyr in the books) who mentions Jon Snow’s infinite potential for ‘changing skins’.

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(Varamyr) had known what Snow was the moment he saw that great white direwolf stalking silent at his side. One skinchanger can always sense another. The gift was strong in Snow, but the youth was untaught, still fighting his nature when he should have gloried in it.

This warging theory believes that Jon Snow must have awakened his abilities in the midst of the trauma, because during his ‘final moments’ he thinks about Ghost, and he no longer feels the pain. Could it be possible that his soul entered Ghost’s body? Another hint of this would be the way that the scene ended. “He never felt the fourth knife. Only the cold…” This suggests that Jon simply slipped into unconsciousness.

Beyond this, there are no episodes which might imply that Jon is actually dead. Once again, Martin ends the chapter with a nail-biting cliff-hanger that leaves fans with nothing but hope.

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Will Jon Become a White Walker?

Another theory says that Jon might be resurrected by the White Walker King, who took a keen interest in him after his fancy little stunt (shattering one of his commanders with Valyrian steel). This, extremely detailed theory, presumes that Jon will join forces with the White Walkers and maybe resurrect the ice or stone dragons to fight against fire (hence, a Song of Ice and Fire).

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R.R. Martin Hints Towards his Survival

When asked in an interview why he killed Jon Snow, Martin simply replies “So, you think he’s dead?”. Although not entirely clear, it seems that the author might have more things in store for the protagonist on the wall.

Kit Harington Isn’t Coming Back for the Next Season

Regardless of whether Jon survives or not, one thing is certain: Kit isn’t coming back for the following season. In an Interview with Ew, Jon revealed that he will not be joining the cast in season 6 of Game of Thrones:

This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, “Look, you’re gone, it’s done.” And as far as the salary thing goes, that angered me when that story came out. I don’t know where it came from, but it was inaccurate in many ways. It’s going to put questions into your head and into fans’ heads that things are not what they are. Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, “This is how it is.” If anything in the future isnot like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really.

So there you have it. All the facts brought together. 

In all fairness, it seems that the newly appointed Lord and Commander received quite a lot of attention just to die pathetically (as did Stannis, with whom’s death I am not completely satisfied either). He is one of the few characters in Game of Thrones who has a good heart, and the only one with the power to fight back the walkers.

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Although these theories give us hope, there is also the possibility that the author simply killed off the character, in yet another display of cruelty.

What is your theory about Jon Snow’s death? We’d love to hear your opinions.

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The Top Five Sports Movies of All Time

When it comes to movies, there is nothing like a great tear-jerker but when that tear-jerker is tinged with a sense of victory, it quickly becomes one of the all-time best movies, no matter what the genre. Now add sports into the mix and you have a blockbuster. There is just something about a victorious hero or heroine that overcomes all odds that touches the hearts of moviegoers and remains there forever. Here are the top five sports movies of all time.

1) Rocky

Okay, so it may not be your personal favorite but based on box office sales and the number of sequels, Rocky will surely be at least in the top 10 for years to come. Still shown on satellite networks around the world, this story is the epitome of everything viewers want, romance, drama, sports, victory – you name it. Starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, this is one for the history books.

2) Bull Durham

Kevin Costner starred in this romantic drama about a catcher from the minor leagues who is considered to be ‘aging’ and the movie revolves around how he slowly begins to lose his place of glory in the sport. With Susan Sarandon, another star who is a favorite among moviegoers, this one is packed with great dialogue that will keep this among the best sellers of all times as well.

3) The Natural

Ok, what can be said about a movie that stars hunky Robert Redford in his oh-so handsome younger days? Although he was considered ‘aging’ in the movie, he still looked great to fans and perhaps why this movie along with Rocky saw more female viewers than all other top sports movies. With two of the nation’s leading male ‘sex symbols’ of their day, is it any wonder? This one movie is still shown on major cable and satellite networks and continues to be a rental favorite in the sports genre.

4) Caddyshack

Most of the top sports movies are either tear-jerking dramas or romances interwoven into the plot but not Caddyshack. The only tears you will shed will be from uncontrollable laughter as three classic comics star in this irreverent look at golf. Starring Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Chevy Chase, it was sure to be a blockbuster and it is still going strong more than 30 years down the road.

5) Major League

Perhaps it’s not the actual movie itself that landed this in the top 5 but rather the assembled cast of actors in the film. Just take a look at the all-star cast including Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Renee Russo and Tom Berenger and you’ll see why fans loved this film.

It is really not fair to try to name five of the top sports films of all time because there have been so many. However, when there is that ‘something extra’ like a blend of comedy or overcoming defeat at all odds, it makes for a memorable script that will live on in the hearts of viewers. And after all, if it takes a man away from his recliner and a major league game on the tube, it must be great. Right?