Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you’re like me and are always on a selfish quest to prove to your fellow human beings that you belong in the upper percentile of Game of Thrones fans, know this: a live concert tour that will see composer Ramin Djawadi‘s score performed live in 28 cities throughout North America has been announced and tickets go on sale in just a few days.
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Even though we won’t be getting any new Game of Thrones until the summer of 2017, HBO is using their insanely popular fantasy show to help get you through this nightmare of an election year in the United States. The sixth season came to an end a little while ago, but HBO is coasting on the wave of excitement that came with the finale right into the heart of election season with a little Westeros politics fun.
Any Game of Thrones fan will tell you that the show is about the endless struggle for power in Westeros, and now fans can vote to determine who will be the leader of what has been dubbed The GOT Party. There are four primary candidates, each with a running mate, and you can help determine who comes out on top. Read More »
After the fifth season of Game of Thrones drew criticism for its reliance on rape as a narrative device, series producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were said to be reconsidering their show’s approach to rape. However, looking at this season’s HBO slate, rape and sexualized violence remains prolific. The Night Of opens with a naked woman murdered in bed after a sexual encounter with the innocent man accused of her murder. The forthcoming Westworld will feature a character committing rape against the humanoid female robots of the futuristic theme park.
This begs the question as to whether or not HBO is truly attempting to pull away from sexual violence against women, or if they’re all talk. Several reporters tried to dig into this topic during HBO’s Television Critics Association session this weekend, and the responses about the HBO rape problem from executives featured a lot of tapdancing. Find out what was said about HBO’s use of rape on TV after the jump. Read More »
Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, spoke to the Television Critics Association on Saturday. As always, there were many questions about Game of Thrones. The show’s creators, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have stated their intentions to end the series after eight seasons, and that the final two seasons would only comprise of 13 episodes. Now the HBO executive has confirmed that Game of Thrones final season will be the eight, but he also discussed the possibility of spin-offs happening as well. Read More »
The sixth season of Game of Thrones concluded not too long ago, and it certainly went out with a bang, literally and figuratively. We won’t get too specific as far as what happens in the finale until after the jump, but for those who have already seen it, you know which sequence required extensive visual effects. Now you can see the work that one visual effects studio did on the climactic sequence in a Game of Thrones season 6 visual effects breakdown, but make sure you don’t watch it if you’re worried about spoilers. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
As we’ve already reported, winter is coming a bit late next year. The season change on Game of Thrones means production had to be delayed, which means season 7 can’t start airing until summer (instead of spring as usual). But showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and many of their cast members still managed to make it to Hall H for their annual Comic-Con panel, and they brought a couple of treats with them.
We’ve already covered what we learned from the panel, including how history inspired “Battle of the Bastards” and why Sansa Stark withheld certain crucial information from a certain ally. Now we’re happy to share with you some of what we saw, namely a Game of Thrones season 6 blooper reel and a Game of Thrones season 7 tease. Watch them below. Read More »
Earlier this year, “Battle of the Bastards” blew Game of Thrones fans away. Originally, as director Miguel Sapochnik previously told us, the episode was larger in scale, but nobody would’ve figured that by watching Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), the wildlings, and many more go up against Ramsay Bolton’s (Iwan Rheon) army. Sapochnik, who also directed the season six finale, was present during this year’s Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con, where he shared a few facts about the battle.
Below, learn more about the epic Game of Thrones sequence.
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Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards” was unquestionably one of the most thrilling hours Game of Thrones has ever done, tense and tragic and action-packed, with a dramatic last-minute twist to boot. But it also opened up some questions that still have fans scratching their head — mainly, why Sansa opted to withhold a certain crucial bit of information from a trusted ally.
At the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel today, actress Sophie Turner finally offered her take on Sansa’s actions — as well as some intriguing speculation about what’s next for the Starks. Major spoilers for the most recent season follow. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Winter has finally arrived in Westeros, and that means we won’t get to swing by there again until summer. HBO has announced that Game of Thrones season 7 will debut in summer 2017 — not spring, as in years past — and that it’ll consist of seven episodes instead of the usual ten.
Although this is the first official confirmation we’ve had of HBO’s strategy for the next season, the news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise considering showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been talking up their plans for a while. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
So you’ve finally decided to cave and see what this Game of Thrones show is about. Unfortunately, if you’re just joining us now, that means you’re behind by a full 60 hours of dragons, ice zombies, and super-intense politicking. Fortunately, Samuel L. Jackson is here to get you up to speed in no time.
The Oscar-nominated actor has a hilarious profanity-laden recap of the fantasy drama which will get you up to speed in under eight minutes. The video focuses mostly on the first five seasons, so you’re more or less on your own with regard to season six. But that’s still a savings of just under 50 hours. Oh, and if you’ve already seen all six seasons of Game of Thrones, that’s okay — you’ll still want to watch this because, well, it’s a Samuel L. Jackson Game of Thrones recap. Read More »