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A gritty origin story about… Santa Claus? And he’s a Viking? That’s what studio Sony is betting on after picking up a spec script called Winter’s Knight. Norwegian helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean 5) will direct the “Viking-mythology-tinged” tale, based on the 1902 book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum.

Santa has roots in pre-Christian Norse mythology and ties to… Continue reading Santa Clause Will Get His Own Gritty Origin Story

roderick jaynes Read a Funny Story from the First Fictional Character to Ever Earn an Oscar Nomination

Note: In honor of the Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re reposting some of our favorite Oscar-related posts from years past. The following was first published on 2/22/13.

If you pay close enough attention to the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, you may have already realized that all of them are edited by a man named Roderick Jaynes, known as a bit of a cranky British recluse… Continue reading Read a Funny Story from the First Fictional Character to Ever Earn an Oscar Nomination

We’ve come a long way in 19 years. Way back when in 1995, Pixar made a movie about children’s toys. The folks there called it Toy Story. Now, in 2014, Warner Bros. made a movie about children’s Legos. The studio called it The Lego Movie. Both films attempt to capture adventure and heartfelt spirit for kids of all ages (adults included).

This week’s Film Face-off will only focus on the first Toy Story

[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE SEASON FINALE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN!!!!]

The Supreme has been crowned!!! On the season finale of FX’s American Horror Story: Coven, Cordelia was named the Supreme, following in the footsteps of her mother Fiona. But people with M names had a rougher night with the deaths of Myrtle, Misty, and Madison. EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about the wrap-up plus… Continue reading ‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy on the Supreme reveal and plans for season 4…and season 5! — EXCLUSIVE

sherlock best lines Sherlock, American Horror Story: Coven and more of the best lines on TV this week

Most shows have returned from their midseason breaks, and some have recently premiered, meaning there’s a lot of good material out there to qualify for the best quotes of the week. From “Sherlock” to “Community,” if was a good week for TV dialogue. Check out some of Zap2it’s favorites below.

“Sherlock”

Mrs. Hudson: “Your mother has a lot to answer