Even if you don't end up murdered like Ned Stark or Jon Arryn before him, acting as the Hand of the King is a thankless job.
As Game of Thrones approaches its Season 2 finale Sunday (9/8c, HBO), the cast of the period-fantasy series weighs in on arguably the most powerful job in the Seven Kingdoms: The Hand of the King (or Queen, as it were). The Hand acts as chief advisor, executes the ruler's commands, is in charge of the army, drafts laws, dispenses justices, handles the day-to-day running of the kingdom, sits on the small council and even sits upon the Iron Throne to act on the king's behalf when he is indisposed (or hunting wild boar).read more
Ask FlickChick Why you cant find the 1994 version of Fantastic Four and more movie questions answeredQuestion I know theres a Roger Corman version of the Fantastic Four floating out there Do you know if it ever is going to be released on DVD JohnFlickChick Legitimate DVD Dont hold your breath there are various versions of exactly why the low-budget 1994 version of The Fantastic Four executive produced by Roger Corman and Bernd Eichinger and directed by Canadian TV specialist Oley Sassone isnt available But it boils down to movie rights to the source material which Eichinger has apparently had for years Movie rights to material based on existing sources arent acquired in perpetuity If you buy the right to make a movie from a book an play or whatever you have a certain period of time within which to do it If you dont the rights revert to the original rights holder usually the original author but sometimes an estate or a corporate entity Its wiread more
Question: I recently saw the trailer for The Pink Panther, and it wasn't what I expected. I thought I'd be seeing a CGI version of the Pink Panther, but instead I got Steve Martin making a fool of himself. So what's the connection between the actual Pink Panther and the movie?Answer: This one really threw me for a loop, but I guess I have to assume you've only seen The Pink Panther TV cartoons, not the original The Pink Panther (1963) or any of its sequels (a case history in diminishing returns, but that's another story), which starred Peter Sellers as bumbling French police inspector Jacques Clouseau. In the first film, "pink panther" wasn't Clouseau's nickname: It was the name of the rare gem that debonair jewel thief Sir Charles Lytton (read more