Daily Archive: July 2, 2018

28 Modern Thrillers You Should Add to Your Reading List ASAP

It all began with an early obsession with Nancy Drew, then I moved on to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and before I knew it I was devouring any book that promised thrills, intrigue, and murder. Is there a detective in it? I’ll read it. Bonus points if the protagonist is a woman. And the cherry on top is if the author is British or Scandinavian (or Irish). That said, Gone Girl is one of my favorite books of all time, so if you feel the same, you’ll probably love my other picks. Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list – I’ve only included books I can vouch for (aka that I’ve read) – but here are all the modern mysteries guaranteed to keep you up all night.

There Are Season 8 Clues in Nathalie Emmanuel’s Emotional Farewell to the Game of Thrones Cast

Editor’s note: the following contains serious spoilers for Game of Thrones.

While the world laments the struggle having to go more than a year without Game of Thrones as its eighth and final season films, the show’s cast and crew are experiencing an entirely different sort of sadness. Series stars who have spent nearly a decade of their lives filming the epic fantasy show are now faced with life after Game of Thrones – and it’s an exceptionally emotional prospect. For actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, wrapping the series and saying farewell to the GOT cast and crew warranted a tearjerker of an Instagram post, which, luckily for us, is littered with potential hints about season eight.

Grab your tissues and your tinfoil hats, because we’re diving deep into the implications of Emmanuel’s sweet-yet-devastating post. Spoiler alert: one of your favorite characters is almost certainly going to die.

Benedict Cumberbatch (and His Cape) Will Reportedly Return For a Doctor Strange Sequel

It’s been a little under two years since Doctor Strange premiered back in 2016, and since then, the space- and time-bending wizard has been up to quite a lot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following his epic fight with Dormammu in the Dark Dimension at the end of his film, Dr. Stephen Strange joins up with the Avengers to help stop Thanos in Infinity War, and . . . well , we all know how that worked out. With so many other high-profile titles swirling around the MCU, is a Doctor Strange sequel in our future?

According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, absolutely yes.

The exec recently sat down with CinemaBlend at a press junket for Ant-Man and the Wasp, where he revealed the studio is already working on plans to bring Strange, as therefore actor Benedict Cumberbatch, back for a sequel.

“Sometimes it’s where do those characters pop up? [Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange [movie], which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he’s a very big part of Infinity War,” Feige explained. “So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things.”

For fans of the first film, Feige’s confirmation is definitely exciting. That being said, we’re probably still going to have to wait until 2020 or later to see Strange – and the Cloak of Levitation – back in action.

ABC News parts ways with investigative reporter Brian Ross

Veteran investigative reporter Brian Ross, suspended in December for an erroneous report on former national security advisor Michael Flynn, announced Monday that he is leaving the network.

Ross, 69, had been with ABC News since 1994, and was long one of the network’s highest-profile correspondents….