Game of Thrones Effects

The Game of Thrones effects are often incredibly good — so much so that the times where things are a bit under par (as we saw a few times in the last season) the deficiency truly stands out. One of the huge batch of Emmys awarded to the show this year was for visual effects, and that win is well-deserved. We’ve seen quite a few visual effects breakdowns for the show as a whole, and even a couple specifically aimed at the most recent fifth season.

That said, we’re always game to learn more about how the show’s effects are done, and so this five-minute reel showcasing the work that goes into bringing the dragons Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal to life is really terrific. This reel is entirely focused on season five, and it has all the dragon fire and hidden musculature you could want. Read More »


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Denzel Washington Fences

While everyone knows Denzel Washington for his two-time Oscar-winning acting skills, you may forget that the actor has also gotten behind the camera as a director for Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters. And now he’s preparing for another stint wearing several hats on the movie set as director, producer and star of a new project at HBO.

During An Evening With Denzel Washington & Dr. Todd Boyd Friday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the actor revealed that he recently made a deal with HBO to adapt August Wilson‘s 2010 Broadway play Fences into a film at HBO. And that’s just the beginning of a whole batch of HBO projects based on Wilson’s work.

Find out more about the Denzel Washington Fences project and more below! Read More »

Game of Thrones Babadook

There’s no official announcement about this yet, and the info comes from spy photos, so we’re going to keep potential spoiler stuff after the jump. But the short version is that the sixth season of Game of Thrones has recruited, among several other new actors, the lead of one of our favorite 2014 movies.

Even better, this person seems to be playing a role that is, in some ways, already part of the Game of Thrones story. Confused? Don’t be; just think Shakespeare.

Note: Potential Game of Thrones book and TV spoilers follow.  Read More »

The Leftovers Season 2 Trailer 2: “Uh Oh”

The Leftovers Season 2 Trailer

HBO has released the second trailer for season two of The Leftovers, the premium cable drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Perrotta’s novel of the same name. We previously posted a very brief Leftovers teaser trailer and the first full length trailer. The new trailer focuses on Jarden Texas, a town which had no departures, but also gives us a better look at the characters and story which will be featured in this upcoming second season. Watch The Leftovers season 2 trailer embedded now after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Richard E. Grant Joins ‘Game of Thrones’

Richard E Grant Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has picked up the baton from the Harry Potter film series and is continuing an effort to give a role to every major actor in the British Isles. Somehow, the great Richard E. Grant never ended up in a Harry Potter movie, but now he has a role in the sixth season of Game of Thrones. That gig was possibly meant to be a surprise, but now that the info is out there, let’s speculate on what brings Grant to Westeros. Read More »

Byran Cranston as LBJ first look

Back in the summer of 2014, we learned that Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston would be taking his Tony-winning performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson to HBO in an adaptation of the stage play All the Way.

Production is now underway on the HBO Films production, and we have a first look photo of Bryan Cranston as LBJ, in which the actor is completely unrecognizable. Read More »

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Euron Greyjoy casting

Here’s some Game of Thrones news that isn’t a fan theory or a wild supposition about where the upcoming sixth season will take the story as it ventures further afield from the novels written by George R.R. Martin. Danish actor Pilou Asbaek (Lucy, The Borgias, the upcoming Ben-Hur) has been cast as Euron Greyjoy, uncle to Theon Greyjoy, aka Reek, and he is surmised to have a big role in the upcoming season. Read More »

Bored to Death

It’s been a couple of years since we heard HBO was developing a Bored to Death movie, and we’ve heard next to nothing about it since. But you can rest assured Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames hasn’t forgotten about it. He recently stated that a film still “could happen,” and offered an update on the script. Get the latest Bored to Death movie news after the jump. Read More »

Deadwood movie talks

Yesterday, actor Garret Dillahunt tweeted “So uh…I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie.” I had the same reaction to that tweet that a lot of other people seemed to have: don’t even play around with this. Deadwood is serious business. Canceled in 2006 after three great seasons and a less than satisfying conclusion, there was talk at the time of two Deadwood movies to finish out David Milch‘s obsessive and idiosyncratic western vision. Those movies never happened.

But now HBO confirms that, yes, there has been some talk about a Deadwood movie. Really early talk, but that’s better than nothing. Read More »