ian mcshane game of thrones

A few months ago, the great Ian McShane dropped a few hints about who he’s playing on Game of Thrones season 6. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to make an educated guess about his character and his role on the show. Today, McShane participated in a new interview and he said a little too much, essentially confirming that that early prediction and accidentally confirming a popular fan theory that has been the subject of much discussion amongst the readers of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

Naturally, big, huge, gigantic plot points lie in wait below, so tread carefully. Spoilers are coming.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the most impressively made television shows of all time, the kind of prestige series that sets a high watermark for every other television show that will follow in its wake. And a new featurette has arrived to take you behind the scenes of the show, offering a look at the set through the crew members who have a very unique perspective on the whole show.

Titled “The Best Seat in the House,” this video explores the role of the camera operators on the Game of Thrones set, showcasing cool footage of these guys at work while their talking heads explain exactly why this show is a pain in the ass and a total pleasure to shoot. And yes, there are many snippets of footage from the upcoming sixth season in here, just in case you need another reason to watch it.

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game of thrones season 6 character posters

Game of Thrones season 5 may have been the weakest outing yet for HBO‘s flagship series, but it was still must-see TV. Even at its most inconsistent, there is nothing like this black-hearted fantasy series, which continues to pull no punches, take no prisoners, and inspire enraged think pieces on a weekly basis. Game of Thrones is just the best at being Game of Thrones, which means it is the only show doing what it is doing. And it does it well.

With the new season only two months away, the marketing has officially begun in earnest. We’ve already seen a teaser poster hinting at the resurrection of a certain dead Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and a creepy teaser trailer that brought us back to the macabre archives underneath the House of Black and White. Now, a new batch of character posters have arrived to remind us that no one on this show is safe, everyone is going to die, and even your favorite characters face certain doom at every turn.

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Seth Meyers Melisandre

Within the context of the show, the characters of Game of Thrones make perfect sense. When winters last years, not months, it’s no wonder “winter is coming” sounds more like a dire warning than a pleasant bit of small talk; when zombies and dragons and shadow babies roam the earth, “the night is dark and full of terrors” just feels like common sense advice. And if they tend to come across as grim and a bit overly intense? Well, to them, the entire universe is grim and overly intense.

But what happens when these characters step outside of Game of Thrones and into a world more like ours? In a funny new clip, Seth Meyers brings his old college buddy Melisandre to his wife’s baby shower. To his chagrin, he discovers that while you can take the girl out of Westeros, you can’t take the Westeros out of the girl. Yep, it turns out Melisandre is as bad at baby showers as Jon Snow is at dinner parties. Watch the Seth Meyers Melisandre sketch below. Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

After a slew of photos from the forthcoming sixth season of Game of Thrones debuted last week, we now have an official trailer teasing what’s in store for Westeros this season. There isn’t any new footage from the show, but what we get is quite the creepy and ominous tease of what’s to come, including a tease at more death, using the faces and detached heads of the previously deceased to leave you unsettled. This is Game of Thrones after all, and plenty of blood will be spilled again.

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Game of Thrones Season 6 - Ramsay (header)

Although Game of Thrones fans have been begging for season 6 details since the minute season 5 ended, HBO’s been pretty stingy about doling out any info. All they’ve released so far are some brief teasers amounting to a few seconds of new footage, a very fan-bait-y poster, and one measly photograph of Bran looking old enough to make us feel old.

That is, until today. Now that the season 6 premiere is just two and a half months away, it’s time for HBO to ramp up its efforts to remind us of how very much we love this show, and how very excited we are for it to return. Expect a deluge of new marketing materials over the next several weeks, starting today with a big fat batch of Game of Thrones season 6 photos. Check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

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Game of Thrones is one of those great, unlikely Hollywood success stories. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss took a complicated series of fantasy novels and, under the care of HBO, crafted a cultural phenomenon. At its best, Game of Thrones makes incorporating dense, compelling characters, and a wide scope into a single package look easy.

But making anything this ambitious is never easy. Each season of Game of Thrones is an ordeal and a half to create. And the roadblocks arrived early – it’s no secret that the show’s original pilot had to be almost entirely reshot. Now, years later, Benioff and Weiss seem comfortable talking about their disastrous first stab at this show and it’s the kind of behind-the-scenes story that is equally horrifying and uplifting.

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game of thrones season 6 teasers

Things have been awfully quiet on the Game of Thrones news front and that’s because HBO knows that we will beg for scraps and be happy when they toss us vague teasers and tiny snippets of new footage. Not even the return of Bran Stark can deter us from one of the most consistently entertaining and impeccably crafted television shows in the history of the medium.

So today, we present a new offering of scraps: three brief Game of Thrones season 6 teasers, each one reminding you that the great houses of Westeros are totally screwed and that there are more than a few nasty villains still drawing breath and threatening the heads of your favorite characters.

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If The Big Short wins Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, I will laugh and laugh and laugh.

No, not because it’s a bad movie. Not at all! In fact, it’s a very good movie (it made /Film’s top 15 of 2015). However, nothing would tickle me more than the knowledge that Adam McKay, the director of Anchorman and Step Brothers, made a movie that his peers named the number one accomplishment in cinema of the past year. The guy who filmed Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly rapping “Boats ‘n Hoes” may be the on the verge of Hollywood’s most prestigious honor. That’s amazing.

The latest gust of wind in The Big Short‘s sails is its victory at the 2016 Producers Guild of America Awards, where it took home top honors over The Revenant, Spotlight, The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road and other strong competitors. Does this guarantee a big win at the Oscars? No, but it certainly gives it some momentum. Check out the complete winner list from the 2016 PGA Awards below.

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