Amazon’s Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man,

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https://gizmodo.com/amazons-oil-addiction-black-holes-and-tiny-ancient-hu-1834037354

Warner Bros: Yes, We’re Aware Trump Ripped Off the Dark Knight Rises OST, No, He’s Not Allowed to Do That

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To follow the doings of Donald Trump even briefly is to be constantly bombarded with a stream of indignities, breaches of protocol, reality-warping lies, and extended middle fingers, ranging from the petty (his staff photoshopping him to look thinner) to the outrageous (brazen efforts to make our cruel health care…

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https://gizmodo.com/warner-bros-yes-were-aware-trump-ripped-off-the-dark-1833931127

While We Wait Forever for That Snowpiercer TV Show, at Least There’s a New Graphic Novel on the Way

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While the long-awaited, frequently shifting-behind-the-scenes Snowpiercer TV series could still make its debut this year as promised, a different Snowpiercer-related project is guaranteed: a graphic novel that will serve as a prequel to the original comics and Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film adaptation.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/while-we-wait-forever-for-that-snowpiercer-tv-show-at-1833301274

Amazon Reportedly Has Lord of the Rings Writers in a Locked Office With a Guard and Fingerprint Scanner

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Amazon has a lot riding on its secretive, $250 million deal with The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema to produce a streaming show in the franchise’s Middle-Earth setting, with expectations that the budget could cross one billion dollars.

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https://gizmodo.com/amazon-reportedly-has-lord-of-the-rings-writers-in-a-lo-1832744087

Lois Lowry Discusses The Giver’s Legacy, the Movie, and Why It Was Time for a Graphic Novel

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The Giver may have come out over 25 years ago, but the story holds just as much weight now as it did back then. That could be why it’s finally been turned into a graphic novel. We chatted with author Lois Lowry about what works in P. Craig Russell’s adaptation—along with her thoughts on the 2014 movie, and what wisdom…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/lois-lowry-discusses-the-givers-legacy-the-movie-and-1832194617

IMDB Launches Free Movie and TV Streaming Service Called Freedive

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IMDB has launched a free streaming service called Freedive that features dozens of movies and TV shows. And while it doesn’t have new releases, the selection isn’t half bad, with movies like Drive, Adaptation, Gattaca, True Romance, Last Action Hero, Legends of the Fall, and Panic Room as well as TV shows like Fringe,

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https://gizmodo.com/imdb-launches-free-movie-and-tv-streaming-service-calle-1831666392

#BlackGirlMagic: Black-ish Star Marsai Martin Set to Become Youngest Executive Producer in Hollywood History

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When the comedy Little hits theaters this spring, aside from featuring some of the industry’s biggest stars, the film will also make history. For at least a few months, 14-year-old Marsai Martin will hold the title as the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood motion picture in history.

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https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/blackgirlmagic-black-ish-star-marsai-martin-set-to-be-1831621480

The Original Movies of 2018 That Deserve to Be In Your Collection

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2018's box office has, unsurprisingly, been dominated by sequels, reboots, remakes, spinoffs, and superhero megacrossovers. But if you want to take a step off the typical Hollywood conveyor belt, there were plenty of great original movies released this year too that you can add to your collection now.

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https://theinventory.com/the-original-movies-of-2018-that-deserve-to-be-in-your-1831327670