There has been a dragon sighting on the internet.
HBO released the full trailer for Season 7 of its hit fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, on Thursday—and the forecast calls for epic bloody battles before winter comes.
Up until now, we’ve known about as much as Jon Snow about the major plot points of the upcoming penultimate season. The series has long charged ahead of its source material, the writings of George R.R. Martin, who is still toiling through his 6th book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones premieres on July 16.
Thursday’s trailer release, though, provides a glimpse at the impending storm of swords when Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) and her Lannister army face off against her growing legion of enemies, including Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Snow (Kit Harington).
“Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south, enemies to the north,” Cersei says in a voiceover. “Whatever stands in our way? We will defeat it.”
Well, that was before she saw the fully grown dragon.
Watch the trailer above.
Spider-Man (Tom Holland) gets the full Millennial makeover in the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, donning a spiffy new techie suit that talks to him à la Knight Rider.
The costume may look largely the same as the one dreamed up by Steve Ditko more than 50 years ago, but Stark Tech has made some upgrades. Amenities include an A.I. interface calculating how many hundreds of web shooter combinations he can use, a parachute function and mini-drones.
But once again its the humans that steal the show in the new trailer. Also making appearances are Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) and Michael Keaton (née Bruce Wayne/Batman) as Spidey’s now-tech-updated archenemy, The Vulture. Disney Channel star Zendaya plays the object of Peter Parker’s affections.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Wats, hits theaters on July 7.
Watch it above.
Can ‘House of Cards’ predict the future?
Actor Kevin Spacey stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last night to talk about the upcoming fifth season of House of Cards, which returns to Netflix on Tuesday, May 30.
Colbert steered the conversation into politics, probing Spacey over whether comparisons could be made between Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, and President Donald Trump.
The actor wasn’t willing to draw hard lines in the sand, but did have this to say: “At some point between when we shot the season and before it drops, three or four or five things we have dealt with on the show happen in the real world.” He went on to say that this upcoming season, which he says “has never been more relevant,” didn’t rip parts of the plot from the headlines.
“We did it first.”
First Lady Melania Trump has rejected her husband’s outstretched hand for the second time in as many days, video appears to show, just moments after the couple touched down in Rome on Tuesday.
It’s being interpreted on social media as a sign of national crisis—or at least a marital crisis.
Footage of Melania’s “swat,” in which she appeared to flick away her husband’s attempt at reaching out for her hand after the couple landed in Israel on Monday, has gone viral since it was posted to Twitter.
This second video appears to show that Melania still would prefer to keep her hands to herself.
As the news was developing last night, “Late Late Show” host James Corden took a few minutes out of his regular taping to address the horrific terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in his home country.
The bombing in Manchester, England, killed 22 and left scores more injured.
“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen, and especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight,” Corden said in a somber message recorded after taping on Tuesday show wrapped. “…When I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there, and I’m telling you: a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find.”
“Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core, and if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.”
Think skydiving from a plane is scary? Try letting a drone carry you into dizzying heights and then making the leap of faith from there.
Latvian drone maker Aerones posted a video recently showing skydiver Ingus Augstkalns being picked up by one of its drone and flying to a height of around 1,080 feet.
He then let go, deployed his parachute, and safely made it to the ground.
This single dive took six months of preparation, mainly to make sure that the drone could hold Augstkalns’ weight.
See the jump for yourself:
First Lady Melania Trump rebuffed the president’s gesture to hold her hand on Monday as the couple arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, HuffPost is reporting.
And the awkward exchange was caught on camera.
Next to the couple, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu held hands with his wife, Sara.
Video of the incident quickly went viral online, with social media users speculating about what the moment actually meant.
Judge for yourself.
Chilling video of a sea lion lunging out of the water to drag young girl off a dock went viral over the weekend, the Washington Post reports.
Food was reportedly used to lure the animal close to the dock in Steveston, a seaside community on Canada’s western coast, where tourists and onlookers gathered to interact with the wild animal.
But the interaction quickly turned harrowing when the young girl sat down to be closer to the animal, which then darted to snatch her from her perch. Onlookers scream in horror, and the video shows a man immediately jumping in to save the girl from being pulled completely under.
The identities of both the near victim and her savior remain unknown.
“They were pretty shaken up,” Michael Fujiwara, who posted the video online, told CBC News. “Her family was just in shock.”
See for yourself.
A spinal cord injury during a baseball game cost him the use of three of his limbs at the age of 21, and with that, the ability to participate in sports.
However, almost two decades later, photographer Loren Worthington started taking pictures of para-athletes, using a specially designed camera to get the shots with his mouth.
“My best photographs are of people with disabilities, because they saw in me someone they could open up to,” he told Great Big Story.
He has photographed sports around the United States and at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. See how he does it.
Let it never be said that heavy metal is solely the domain of white, long-haired men. The Indonesian girls who make up the band Voice of Baceprot—who range from 15 to 16 years old and are hail from Garut, West Java—wear traditional Muslim head scarves or hijabs when playing their searing (if not slightly funky) brand of heavy metal.
According to Caters News, the band consists of Firrda Kurnia (lead guitarist/vocals, Widi Rahmawati (bass/vocals), and Euis Siti (drums), and the trio plays both covers in English and originals. Their list of influences include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, System of a Down, and Sublime.
Listen to their track, “The Enemy of the Earth Is You,” above.
The Grand Canyon is the subject of a pair of filmmakers’ new video, but it wasn’t the kind of set where you’d hear, “lights, camera, action!”
That’s because the site was chosen precisely because it doesn’t have as much light pollution from cities as plagues most of the rest of the world.
Filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan set their sights on the southwest with a video called Kaibab Elegy. Viewers get a glimpse of a breathtaking spectacle known as full cloud inversion. As cold air floods through the narrow valley walls of the Grand Canyon clouds drift above and the air is trapped below.
The result is waves of clouds streaming through gorges in what makes the Grand Canyon look like flat land—and a very dim place.
“The Grand Canyon is one of the best dark sky spots in the country,” said Mehmedinovic. “We were extremely lucky to be there to capture it.”
According to the filmmakers, 80 percent of the world currently lives under light polluted skies—and it’s causing some serious consequences. Sleep disorders, depression, tainted ecosystems and disruptions with astronomy research have all been linked to light pollution.
Along with the videos is the release of a 192-page hardcover photo book by the same name.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returned to host “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time last night, solidifying his membership in the coveted “five-timers” club and closing out a historic season for the NBC show. He also teased a 2020 presidential run — which he suggested to reporters he’s legitimately considering — with a running mate America likely wouldn’t have a problem getting behind.