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Game of Thrones: Our 5 Favorite GoT Parodies…

So in the wake of devastation left by last week’s Red Wedding, and in eager anticipation of the next horrible thing to happen to the noble Stark family, I’ve assembled 5 of my favorite GoT related parodies from the interwebs, where there was no shortage of things to choose from. As of late Thrones has become a phenomenon, supplanting The Sopranos with HBO’s highest rated season ever, and just last Sunday delivering what many have called the most brutal episode in the history of television. We saw Jimmy Fallon dedicate 10 minutes of his late night show for his Game of Desks, YouTube has given us the 3-episode School of Thrones webshow, and ComicbookGirl19 has made a real name for herself simply talking about the show. And while those videos are all worthwhile, what follows are the ones that in the midst of my ASoIaF obsession, I deemed the best.

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Countdown to Halloween #21: Jerry Dandrige

Not many vampires these days really do it for me. You have all of the leather clad Underworld vampires, glittery hipster vampires from Twilight and not much else these days. It’s a far cry from actual threatening vampire menaces from Blade and 30 Days of Night. But, to find a true Vampire lord that added equal parts terror and douchey charm into the horror mix, then look no further than Mr. Jerry Dandrige from Fright Night.

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Fade Out: 25 of Hollywood’s Greatest Closing Lines

Everyone wants their last words to be memorable. This is the same for screenwriters. If the movie ends with a great last line, it tends to be more memorable and leave you with a feeling of “that was clever”. While re-watching Almost Famous recently for the millionth time, I chuckled out loud to myself as Russell Hammond says to William: “and you can tell Rolling Stone my last words were… I’M ON DRUGS!” William yells to him: “Russell… I think we should work on those last words”.

This is my list of the 25 greatest closing movie lines of all time.

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

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Wonder Woman is Back… and She’s Missing Her Underwear!

Our favorite Amazonian is coming back to TV in the form of the Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. Ms. Palicki is no stranger to DC’s television universe as she appeared in both an episode of Smalleville, as well as the TV movie Aquaman.

Are you excited? Because Lynda Carter is! The original TV Wonder Woman has given her public blessing to Palicki via Twitter, and an interview where she said that she wants her to “kick butt”.

I smell a cameo…

Bringing Wonder Woman back to TV seems like a fantastic idea at first – however, there are skeptics out there, and I cannot blame them. There are certain things to consider when casting a lady superhero who is SUPPOSED to be an Amazon woman, and who ACTUALLY is a pretty skinny babe. Don’t get me wrong, from what I have seen of her, she’ll do a fine job playing the super heroine. I am fairly certain however, that she would need a gun to win any type of fight. I do not, for one second think that she could actually do many of the things that I’m sure we’ll see her do in the NBC show. She could only be taken seriously as a rival if the vileness was played by… oh, I don’t know… Elizabeth Hurley. Oh wait…

Who wouldn’t want to see those two brawl?

That being said…

The cast has not been completely decided 100%, but the actors who are set in stone are winners (not Charlie Sheen’s definition of winners… REAL winners). Cary Elwes is playing Henry Demeter, the CEO of Themyscira Industries. Any show co-starring Robin Hood is automatically going to get a big thumbs up from me.

Princess Bride, Robin Hood

As I have already mentioned, Adrianne Palicki will be the star. I have to admit, when I found out that Wonder Woman was coming back, and she WASN’T being played by Kate Beckinsale, I was slightly disappointed. Nevertheless, I believe the curvy, gorgeous, talented Palicki will, I’m sure, do justice to the DC character.

Casted alongside these characters is Elizabeth Hurley as Veronica Cale, our villain. Also, and I give kudos to David Rapaport for casting such promising actors, Tracie Thoms as Etta Candy, and Pedro Pascal as Ed Indelicato.

Here is Thoms in Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF along with 3 of my (Dr. Kronner) favorite actresses:    L to R – Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, Tracie Thoms

Another important element of the new NBC show is that Wonder Woman’s famous costume has been altered!

Of course Wonder Woman must come prepared with her lasso of truth at all times, so that has not changed. But she is now sporting long spandex-tight leather/plastic pants as opposed to the old-fashioned underoos. She has also switched from red boots to blue. There is no real way to gauge the potential success of the new Wonder Woman series. Superhero shows as of late have not fared well, most recently NBC’s The Cape lasted only 9 episodes. So all we can do now it is wait and see.

Wonder Woman is set to air this fall on NBC.

For more, check out SupaScoot’s write ups:

Wonder Woman Has Been Cast!
‘Wonder Woman’ Really Fills Out That… Cast
First Look at Adrianne Palicki In Costume!