Now that season two of Game of Thrones is over, what better way to help momentarily forget that it won’t be back on again for another year by remembering the best quotes of the season?

It was not easy selecting these quotes, because there are just so many great ones. I tried to do a balance of funny one-liners and ones that made you think, but please feel free to share your own favourites in the comments.

Naturally, there are going to be a lot from Tyrion. He pretty much delivers something memorable every time he’s on screen, but here are a couple I particularly enjoyed.

“You love your children. It’s your one redeeming quality. That and your cheekbones.” – Tyrion

The constant banter between Tyrion and Cersei this whole season has just been excellent to watch, whether it’s Tyrion delivering the insult or Cersei. The actors have done really well to make every scene between them engaging.

“I will hurt you for this. A day will come when you think you’re safe and happy and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid.” – Tyrion

Not only does Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) have great comedic timing, but he also knows how to make threats sound as menacing as possible.

TV watchers, remember. A Lannister always pays his debts.

“Why are all the gods such viscous c*nts? Where’s the God of tits and wine?” – Tyrion

Funny as usual, but that’s expected of Tyrion. I would have liked to include Tyrion slapping Joffrey again, but unfortunately I can’t really convey the deep satisfaction or impact of the slap with just quotation marks.

 


 

Another Lannister, Tyrion’s older sister Cersei, also had some memorable lines of her own.

“If the city falls, these fine women should be in for a bit of a rape.” – Cersei

So I had to put this one in. Drunk Cersei was hilarious during that whole episode, but the way Lena Heady (Cersei) delivered it, as if you could only get a little bit raped, changed the tone from horror to funny (only in her utter disregard for the welfare of her court.)

“Tears aren’t a woman’s only weapon. The best one is between your legs.” – Cersei

Cersei was just dropping truth bombs the entire episode, but this one really stuck out, as it’s not only horrible but true, especially in the world of Game of Thrones where it truly sucks to be a woman.

 


 

Can we talk about Bronn? Because Bronn is just awesome. He doesn’t take any crap and tells it to you straight, never mind whether you want to hear it or not.

“There’s no cure for being a c*nt”– Bronn

The bluntness of the statement and the nonplus way he says it make for comedy gold. I’m sure there were many people who were fist pumping to the truth of Bronn’s words for the most hated character in the series, Joffrey.

 


 

Still in King’s Landing, one of the most cunning men is Varys, who often has wisdom to share.

“A very small man can cast a very large shadow.” – Varys

This is a significant line that echoes throughout the season and foreshadows Tyrion’s power and impact on King’s Landing.

 


 

Moving beyond the Wall, newcomer Ygritte shone in all her scenes.

“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” – Ygritte

I know there are many more amazing lines that she delivered, ones that made you laugh out loud at her vulgarity and Jon’s discomfort, but as a book fan, this line is so important to Ygritte as a character, that I was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear it.

 


 

And now for another badass, Arya Stark. I loved her in season one as the girl who didn’t want to be a lady, and now I love her as the ghost of Harrenhal, deciding the death of her enemies.

“Anyone can be killed” – Arya

Don’t we know it. RIP Ned Stark.

I loved this line for the hidden threat behind her words, as well as its truth.

 


 

Turning to Arya’s new found friend, we have the secret ninja assassin Jaqen H’ghar.

“A man needs a name” – Jaqen H’ghar

Aaah, is there anything cooler than an attractive man talking in third person? Sure, it’s a bit strange, but it definitely makes his character memorable and intriguing.

 


 

Finally, there is Danerys, a fan favourite from season one.

“I am Danerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine, with fire and blood.” – Danerys

Although her storyline kind of went nowhere this season and she was acting a bit spoiled at times, this quote, and her conviction when saying it, reminded me that Danerys is not someone to cross and that she is a strong female character.

 


 

Honourable mentions:

“Any man dies with a clean sword, I’ll rape his f***ing corpse.” – The Hound (Sandor Clegane)

“But this is Stannis Baratheon. I’d have a better chance seducing his horse.” – Cersei

“And now I’ve struck a king. Did my hand fall from my wrist?” – Tyrion

What were your favorites that weren’t listed here? Share your’s in the comments below!

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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While it’s nice to finally see a glimpse of a couple of the characters, a big question remains unanswered: How will these objects look once they have faces on them? (Cogsworth’s face might be hinted at in the center of the clock.)

Also on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is a shot from the the “Gaston” musical number. From left to right we see Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou (just over Gaston’s shoulder), and Luke Evans (with his back to the camera) as Gaston.

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Update: And here’s another look at the movie, courtesy of this person on Twitter — this time we get to see Dan Stevens as human Beast!

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We’ll be curious to get our hands on the anniversary edition in September, because we expect we’ll see more from the new movie than the two stills above.

Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast in May. It was very much a teaser trailer, as it didn’t provide any looks at the characters — except Belle (Emma Watson), appearing through the glass casing protecting the film’s iconic rose.

In fact, the trailer’s first looks at the various settings (Namely the Beast’s castle) fell in line with the visual style we see in the above concept art.

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit theaters March 17, 2017.

Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

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Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

That changes next month, when Apple is expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be lacking a headphone jack. Instead, users will be listening to music via the Lightning port (which you currently use to charge and sync your iPhone).

And for 2017, Apple will reportedly go one step further by removing the Home button.

Ah, the Home button. It’s always been there for us — it’s our captain for navigating the iPhone. We use it to switch between apps, we use it to get to our Home screen, we use it to summon Siri, and we use it to read our finger print. Back in the “old days,” we used it to force quit apps when they froze on us.

In a new report, Bloomberg says Apple is planning to remove the Home button for the 2017 iPhone, which will presumably be called iPhone 7s. It’s billed as a “major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display.”

Previous rumor mill reports have suggested that Apple will ditch the Home button in order to decrease the size of the top top and bottom bezels, thereby making the phone not as tall, or using the freed up space to add more screen.

Here’s a mock up of what that could look like, via TapSmart:

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What remains unclear is how users will be able to unlock and navigate their iPhone without the Home button. Reports have suggested that the whole screen will serve as a TouchID surface and a Home button (using the 3D Touch feature Apple launched last year).

Interestingly, next month’s release of iOS 10 will introduce a new way to unlock your iPhone: You’ll have to press down on the Home button to activate an unlocking. Previously, all you had to do was rest your finger on the Home button while your lock screen was awake.

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?