The Sound of Music is Returning to Theaters

© 1965 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved
© 1965 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved

It's been more than 50 years since Julie Andrews enlivened the hills of Austria with The Sound of Music, but audiences have hardly forgotten. As part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series—which has recently brought West Side Story, Big, and The Big Lebowski back to the big screen—The Sound of Music will be returning to more than 600 theaters across the country for a limited engagement in September.

The Sound of Music, based on the 1959 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical of the same name, made a huge impact at the box office upon its release. In addition to being the first film to gross $100 million, it also showed some serious staying power, playing in theaters for well over a year after its original release. The film earned five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Robert Wise. And in 2001, it was added to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry for preservation.

Though it was seemingly universally beloved by audiences and critics alike, there was one individual who was not a fan: Andrews's co-star, Christopher Plummer. Though the musical made the actor a household name, he's been known to refer to it as "The Sound of Mucus," "S&M," or simply "that movie." In 2010, he told The Boston Globe, "I was a bit bored with the character. Although we worked hard enough to make him interesting, it was a bit like flogging a dead horse. And the subject matter is not mine. I mean it can't appeal to every person in the world. It's not my cup of tea."

With all due respect to Captain von Trapp, we vehemently disagree. As will the thousands of people who are likely to be lined up for these limited screenings. There will be four showings total—two on Sunday, September 9 and another two on Wednesday, September 12 (at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on both days). The film will be screened in its original widescreen format, and a mid-film intermission will be included.

To find out where the film is playing near you, visit the Fathom Events website, which is presenting the film in association with Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Peter Dinklage Faked His Own Death on Game of Thrones to Mess With People

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by Kwadar Ray

Tyrion Lannister has been one of the few Game of Thrones characters to survive the gory, fantasy/action series. ​Ned Stark, Robb Stark, and Khal Drogo are just some of the many prominent characters Lannister has outlasted. Despite Tyrion's wherewithal and smarts to keep himself alive, the actor behind the character, ​Peter Dinklage, enjoys doing the exact opposite just for kicks.

While promoting his upcoming film I Think We’re Alone Now, the actor revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he enjoys staging his death and waiting for unsuspecting crew members to find his body.

"I like to pretend I’m dead. It’s always fun," Dinklage said nonchalantly. "Just my legs sprawled out in the trailer. You’ve got to get really smushed into the floor in a very awkward position ... I’ll wait hours. We have a lot of time on set."

Dinklage explained that he does not have a usual victim. "For whoever, the wardrobe person or the producers," the equal opportunity prankster told Kimmel.

It's hilarious the Emmy-winning actor plays some pretty dark pranks on set, but we just sincerely hope him revealing this is not his way of foreshadowing for the eighth and final season of the show. Even if we know it's ​going to be a heartbreaking season, we need Tyrion to keep on pushing along!

Everything You Need to Know About the New DC Universe Streaming Service

Brenton Thwaites stars in DC Universe's Titans
Brenton Thwaites stars in DC Universe's Titans
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by Natalie Zamora

Although the fates of two major DC superheroes, Superman and Batman, are kind of up in the air right now as far as for their Extended Universes, things are looking up for the franchise, as their exclusive streaming service has just launched. Here's everything you need to know about DC Universe.

THE SIGNIFICANCE

With all the different types of streaming services we have today, why is DC Universe so special, and why would someone pay for it if they can find the content elsewhere? Well, this streaming service allows all your favorite DC content to live in one space. Instead of having to search for what you want throughout the internet, you can find it all here. For the die-hard fan, this is perfect.

DC Universe offers an impressive collection of live-action and animated movies, TV shows, documentaries, and comic books. The service also offers exclusive toys you can only get by being a subscriber.

THE CONTENT

Heath Ledger stars as The Joker in 'The Dark Knight' (2008)
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So, what exact DC content lives on DC Universe? Well, there's a range of content from recent to old-school, such as Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight, Teen Titans, and Constantine. Apart from what's on there now, the service will be debuting the live-action Titans series later this year, along with Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol in 2019. DC is also developing new series for Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders, exclusively for the service.

THE PRICE

​To get all of this exclusive DC content, it must be expensive, right? No, not really. Compared to Netflix, which is $10.99 a month, DC Universe is inexpensive, at a rate of $7.99 monthly or $74.99 annually. It is a bit pricier than Hulu, however, which is $5.99 monthly for the first year, then $7.99 monthly after. Like most streaming services, you can also try a free seven-day trial with DC Universe.

HOW TO SIGN UP

​Are you sold? If so, the sign up process is fairly simple. Head to ​DC Universe, create an account, and choose your plan, either monthly or annually. Either way, you'll get your free seven-day trial to browse around and see for yourself if it's really worth it.

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