In Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” fourth season premiere, young Arya crosses a name off her death wish list. SPOILERS AHEAD. Played by Maisie Williams, the orphaned Stark family member took out Polliver (Andy Kellegher), a man she witnessed torturing and murdering innocent people in the second season. She said, “There’s a turn in her and it’s kind of frightening. She hasn’t done much that’s really that effective. In this moment after she’s killed Polliver, she’s realized her own power as well. It was about being in the right pace at the right time. I think she’s also trying to show The Hound too — I got this list and I can do this if I want to. She’s definitely kind of changing and putting on a more brutal approach to things. It’s a lot more risky, as well, she’s not afraid of death.” Entertainment Weekly.
Mickey Rooney, one of the giant box office stars of the 1930s and 1940s, dies at age 93. He was an all-around entertainer with a prolific career in films, television, and on stage. He received a juvenile Oscar in 1939 and a life achievement Oscar in 1983 along with four competitive nominations. He won an Emmy Award in 1982 as Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor for “Bill” and earned four other nods. His only Tony nomination was in 1980 as Best Actor in a Musical for “Sugar Babies.” Variety.
The super hero sequel “Captain America: The Winter Solder” sets a new April record for a box office debut. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Redford, it brought in $96.2 million over the weekend in the U.S. “Noah” had a huge drop with just $17 million in second place. Also lower in expectations is “Divergent” in the third spot with $13 million. Thompson on Hollywood.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn reveals that shooting has already begun for the seventh “Stars Wars” film. He said casting is almost complete but would not announce any names. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and the director J.J. Abrams and takes place 35 years after “Return of the Jedi.” The first draft was from Oscar winner Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”). The movie is scheduled for release in December, 2015. It is the first in the “Star Wars” series to not directly involve original creator and director George Lucas. Hollywood Reporter.
Miranda Lambert is the hands-down favorite as the best dressed person at Sunday’s ACM Awards. She is called “a golden goddess in a plunging, crystal adorned gown” by Randi Rahm. Other favorites are Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, and Taylor Swift. Among the worst dressed are Shawna Thompson, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jewel, Raelynn, and Shakira. E! Online.
Will there be a sequel to the cult 1985 hit film “The Goonies”? Original director Richard Donner indicated there would be while signing autographs this weekend. According to him, discussions have started with former child stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and Martha Plimpton. Sequels and a possible musical have been rumored before but never happened. Just two years ago, Astin said, “It will happen. I’m 1,000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it.” Goonies never say die. Huffington Post.
Fresh off his first Oscar nomination for “12 Years a Slave,” Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner to play the next James Bond villain. The 24th film in the franchise will again star Daniel Craig and will be directed by Sam Mendes, who also helmed “Skyfall.” It is expected to start production in November. Co-stars expected to return are Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw. The Wrap.
With Disney high off the overwhelming success of “Frozen,” composer Henry Jackman lets it slip that a sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph” is also in the works. The 2012 animated movie grossed $189 million domestic and was an Oscar nominee. “I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards,” he said. “I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of works.” Variety.
Comedian and actor John Pinette dies Saturday at age 50 in Pittsburgh. He was on a comedy tour and discovered in his hotel room. His TV credits include the series finale of “Seinfeld,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “Vinnie and Bobby,” and “High Tide.” Films include “Junior,” “Simon Sez,” “Duets,” “The Punisher,” and “Rio.” Deadline.