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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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How ‘Andor’ Broke Star Wars Rules to Reinvent Sci-Fi TV

Star Wars may be a wild sci-fi fantasy galaxy of aliens, pirates and space wizards, but it actually has a lot of secret rules. For instance: Paper does not exist. There are no wheels. Doors always slide open — no hinges. And windows can be many shapes, but not square. So writer Tony Gilroy was […]

‘House of the Dragon’ Stunt Coordinator Settles Fan Debates, Teases Upcoming Battle

Swordplay, fistfights, horse charges, fiery deaths — when it comes to stunt work, HBO’s House of the Dragon runs the full gamut. Four-time Emmy winner Rowley Irlam is the show’s coordinator tasked with safely turning on-set action into fantasy mayhem. His experience stretches across nearly 30 years of films and shows — including the James […]

‘Entourage’ Creator Flips Out Over Proposed Changes to Show, Not Realizing It Was a Joke

Entourage creator Doug Ellin went full Ari Gold on a writer who posted an essay declaring that the HBO comedy series will be re-edited to reflect modern sensibilities (à la Roald Dahl and Agatha Christie’s books). There’s just one thing: The essay was satire, which Ellin apparently didn’t recognize. The piece was written by Max […]

Disney’s Expensive ‘Star Wars’ Galactic Starcruiser Hotel to Close After Less Than Two Years

Get this: A windowless, theme-park hotel with a mandatory 48-hour stay that costs a family of four $6,000 per visit didn’t work out. Disney has decided to shutter its Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel after less than two years. The ultra-ambitious project opened in March 2022 near the Disney World Resort in Orlando. The starship’s […]

‘The Creator’ Trailer From ‘Rogue One’ Director Shows AI Takeover

In The Creator, humanity is at war with an artificial intelligence that’s determined to destroy human life, having already dropped a nuke on Los Angeles. In the teaser trailer below, John David Washington (Tenet) stars as Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Eternals‘ Gemma Chan) who is recruited to hunt […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Candid on Career, Failures, Aging: “My Plan Is to Live Forever”

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a ritual. The “Austrian Oak” would stare at his naked body in the mirror as if he were a living work of art, a figure to be sculpted to perfection by lifting hundreds of pounds of iron in endless repetition. His goal was to shatter bodybuilding records and then become Hollywood’s biggest […]

Andy Serkis Is Down For the New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies

Andy Serkis is coming off his riveting performance in Disney+’s Andor, but the role that made him a fan-favorite could be coming back around again if Warner Bros. and New Line have their way. The studios announced in February they were looking to develop new Lord of the Rings movies that would be set during […]

‘Foundation’ Season 2 Trailer Picks Up Saga After Century-Long Time Jump

A teaser trailer for the second season of the epic sci-fi series Foundation has been released by Apple TV+. The streamer has also announced the new season will premiere on Friday, July 14. The new season stars Emmy-nominated actors Jared Harris and Lee Pace, along with Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey, and picks up the […]

Mandy Patinkin’s Writers Strike Rant With ‘Princess Bride’ Sign Goes Viral

Mandy Patinkin was trending on Twitter for a viral video (below) of the Homeland actor on the writers strike picket line, yelling his support for writers. The Emmy winner was outside Warner Bros. Discovery’s offices in New York and carrying a sign inspired by his beloved Princess Bride character, Inigo Montoya, that read: “You Killed […]

Netflix Releases Arnold Schwarzenegger Documentary Trailer

Netflix released a trailer for a new documentary about the life and career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The three-part series, Arnold, chronicles the action icon’s body-building success, Hollywood box office rise and political career as the governor of California. The official description: “This three part documentary series chronicles Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey from the countryside of Austria […]

“I Never Want to See a Horse Walking”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Cast of ‘1923’

Editor’s Note: This interview took place before the writers strike that began May 2. The cast of 1923 reunited for a chat about the first season of the hit Paramount+ Yellowstone prequel and gave some insight into the process of the franchise’s prolific creator, Taylor Sheridan. “Taylor called us and said, ‘You have to look […]

Tom Hanks Says He’s Sometimes Been a Jerk on Movie Sets

If somebody were to ask you: “Who’s the nicest actor in Hollywood?” There’s a pretty good chance Tom Hanks would come to mind. The two-time Oscar winner has a pretty flawless reputation for being kind, collaborative and professional across his five-decade career. But in a new BBC interview, Hanks made the surprising admission that even […]