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E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, they* are probably having an SVU marathon. They were formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and have written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage. *E. Oliver Whitney uses gender-neutral pronouns they, them, theirs.
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Hackers Reportedly Leak ‘Game of Thrones’ Script and Other HBO Episodes Online

If there was giant wall of ice surrounding HBO to protect the network’s most precious properties, well, that sucker has come crashing down. The company has become the target of a recent cyber attack after The Night King a group of hackers reportedly infiltrated the network’s systems. And some secretive Game of Thrones data has allegedly leaked online.

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All the ‘Game of Thrones’ Easter Eggs and References You Missed in ‘Stormborn’

Sunday night’s Game of Thrones began placing all the pieces in place for the total political chaos and carnage that’s to come. In “Stormborn” – spoiler alert – Daenerys said Jon Snow’s name for the first time, which was all sorts of exciting, two Sand Snakes met a nasty end, Arya had multiple reunions, Missandei discovered the wonders of oral sex, and Sam began to cure Jorah.

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7 ‘Game of Thrones’ Easter Eggs and Book References You Missed in ‘Dragonstone’

Sunday night’s Game of Thrones season opener was jam-packed with details and storylines, hopping between every major character in one of the most ambitious season premieres in years. The episode – spoilers alert – jumped from Arya-as-Walder-Frey to the a sibling (er, cousin) squabble in Winterfell, took us to more sibling tensions in King’s Landing, caught up with Bran and Meera finally making it to the Wall, then ended on a triumphant homecoming for the Mother of Dragons. You may need to watch Season 7’s “Dragonstone” more than once to catch everything, but just in case you don’t have time for that, we rounded up the best Easter eggs and book references for you, plus a few theories here and there.

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Ron Howard Shares Set Photo From His First Day on ‘Han Solo’

Ron Howard is a very capable director who knows how to position a camera and capture a powerful image. But I also have a sneaking suspicion that maybe Ron Howard isn’t great at social media or taking casual phone pics. He seems like the type of dad who accidentally snaps a selfie when attempting to take a shot of a sunset, or butt-Facetimes his family. Just look at his latest Twitter photo.

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Meet Lightning McQueen’s Newest Rival in the Latest ‘Cars 3’ Trailer

Who knew automated vehicles were also subject to the scrutiny that comes with aging? They may not have to worry about wrinkles, greying hair, or sagging skin, but when cars reach a certain age, it’s straight to the junkyard. (This incites a whole other philosophical discussion around the Cars characters and whether or not they are sentient beings – is their consciousness the engine or the frame, the ghost or the shell?) In Cars 3, racing champ Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is forced to retirement as a brand new racer enters the game.

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ Review: Faster and More Furious, but Running Out of Gas

In The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the car-jacking, street racing franchise, Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto does the worst thing a man of his values can do: He turns his back on family. That six letter, three syllable mantra is the sentimental thread that holds the Fast and Furious crew together, and what adds heart to an action series suffused with cars and criminals. One would assume there must be good reason to plot an entire film around something so antithetical to the spirit of the series. But that reveal winds up being the silliest and most left-field twist since the time the movies explained Letty’s (Michelle Rodriguez) return with amnesia.

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