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HBO’s Game of Thrones has brought out the ancient warrior in all of us. The hit series returned to television last night in what’s sure to be another exhilarating season of fantasy and mystery. After 61 minutes of action, viewers were reminded why they waited so long for the show to come back into their lives.
Millions of viewers joined the medieval fun last night. So much in fact that the sheer number of viewers tuning into the season 7 premiere caused HBO’s website to temporarily crash. The crash ended up ruining the first half of the episode for an abundance of viewers. Luckily, the bug was figured out and the GOT faithful were able to experience the hair-raising premiere.
Game of Thrones has risen to a level of popularity unparalleled by any of its competitors. Only Star Wars Rogue One, The Big Bang Theory and the Superbowl have a higher budget per hour of video time. With this in mind, the budget for the HBO phenomenon’s seventh season should make it an experience for the ages.
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Grown Man’s Game: Federer wins 8th
All aboard the Federer Express. 35-year-old tennis legend, Roger Federer, accomplished a remarkable feat even by his standards. The Swiss superstar extended his record to 19 grand slam titles while simultaneously capturing his eighth victory at Wimbledon.
Federer defeated Croatian challenger, Marin Cilic, in just over 100 minutes to obtain his first Wimbledon win in five years. This victory marks Federer’s second grand slam title of this year alone. This past January, he returned from a six-month absence to win the Australian open. To add to Federer’s never ending list of accomplishments, he became the first male player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to capture the coveted Wimbledon championship without losing a single set.
Tennis is said to be a young man’s game and no one has known that better than Federer. After turning professional in 1998, it only took him 5 years to be at the epicenter of the tennis universe. Despite the advantage that youth provides in tennis’ test of athleticism and finesse, Federer still at the top of his game.
Federer’s historic win lands him in a tie for 4th place with Helen Wills Moody on the all time list for major titles won. But if Federer keeps sipping from the fountain of youth, his potential is limitless.
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A Whole New World Of Aladdin
Disney's live action remakes are bring back our childhood innocence and, with the Aladdin cast finally set in stone, Disney fans should be ready for a "whole new world" of entertainment.
At Saturday’s D23 expo, President of Walt Disney Studios Production, Sean Bailey, announced that Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud will play the role of Aladdin. Massoud is best known for costarring on Amazon’s TV series Jack Ryan. Naomi Scott will get the honor play Princess Jasmine. Scott recently appeared in the generational reboot of Power Rangers, as well as starring in the Disney Channel original film Lemonade Mouth and the Fox series Terra Nova.
To top things off, Walt Disney Studio Productions proudly announced at Saturday’s expo that “the amazing genie will be played by the amazing Will Smith.” Smith’s acting expertise throughout the decades will surely come in handy when he takes the iconic role of the genie originally played by cinematic legend Robin Williams.
As fans, we’re naturally hoping for Smith to put on a “Fresh Prince of Agrabah” caliber performance.
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