Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Even by the standards of serialized prestige drama, Game of Thrones can be damn hard to keep track of. There are literally dozens of characters, spread over an entire continent’s worth of locations, and in any given episode you’ll find them setting up plans and falling into traps, forming new bonds and breaking old ones.
Nor does it help matters that there are about ten months between seasons, giving fans plenty of time to forget the finer details of this sick, sad world. Sure, you could brush up on your Westerosi history by revisiting the entire fourth season on Blu-ray — but at around 10 hours, that’s a pretty daunting proposition.
That’s where we come in. We’ve got everything you need to remember about where all your favorite characters left off in Season 4, whether it’s Bran Stark in the chilly North or Daenerys Targaryen in the temperate South. Hit the jump for your Game of Thrones Season 4 catchup. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones‘ Jon Snow has plenty of good qualities. He’s clever and strong, loyal and courageous to a fault. And even his less pleasant traits make sense in context. You’d be a wet blanket, too, if all of your loved ones were dead and ice zombies were coming for everyone else.
All in all, his intense personality makes him pretty well suited for his current job as a brother of the Night’s Watch. But as Seth Meyers learns to his chagrin in this hilarious clip from Late Night, it also makes Jon a pretty terrible dinner party guest. Watch the Jon Snow dinner party sketch after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
J.K. Rowling is coming to HBO. The network has debuted the new trailer for The Casual Vacancy, a three-part miniseries based on Rowling’s first post-Harry Potter novel.
Rory Kinnear plays Barry Fairbrother, a parish councillor in the English suburb of Pagford. His unexpected death throws the seemingly idyllic town into turmoil, as various factions compete to replace him in the government. Michael Gambon plays council leader Howard Mollison. Watch The Casual Vacancy trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
While it’s not quite accurate to say we’re nearing the end of Game of Thrones, it may be true that we have more episodes behind us than ahead of us. George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga has a definitive ending, even if he hasn’t written it down yet, and showrunners David Benioff and David Weiss have previously said they want to wrap up after “seven or eight” seasons.
But of course HBO isn’t going to give up its most popular show so easily. Programming president Michael Lombardo admits he’d “love” the show to run for longer, and wants to explore “all possible avenues” to make it happen. All possible avenues, that is, except a Game of Thrones movie. Find out why after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Were Frank Sinatra still alive, he’d be turning 100 this year. And it’s a testament to his immense talent, charisma, and importance that he’s no less beloved today than he was forty or fifty or sixty years ago.
The latest bit of Sinatra obsession is Sinatra: All or Nothing At All, a new documentary structured around the set list from his 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear) weaves together a portrait from commentary by those closest to the singer, as well as archived interviews with Sinatra himself. Watch the Sinatra All or Nothing At All trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The more things change, eh? Season 3 of Veep ended with a major step forward for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), as the president’s resignation put her in the Oval Office. And the Season 4 trailer begins with her reveling in her new position of power — she’s like “a real-life Mariah Carey,” in the immortal words of Mike (Matt Walsh).
But it’s not long before she finds herself drowning in the same old bullshit: incompetent staff members, petty rivalries, broken equipment, and her own delusions of grandeur. Watch the Veep Season 4 trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones the show is all gloom and doom. If you’re unlucky, you’re poisoned or stabbed or head-exploded to death. If you’re really unlucky, you’re suffering a torment worse than death itself. And even if you are kinda lucky, all it means is that you can look forward to getting poisoned or stabbed or head-exploded to death on a different day.
Game of Thrones the set, however, is a different story. As a new blooper reel reveals, the actors are having a much better time than the characters they’re portraying, whether they’re giggling over flubbed lines or dealing with an unruly cat. Watch the Game of Thrones Season 4 blooper reel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Part of the fun of Game of Thrones is that you never really know who’s going to die next. That is, unless you’ve read the books — then you already have a pretty good idea of who’ll survive or perish. But George R.R. Martin warns that won’t be forever.
The author teased that the upcoming season of Game of Thrones will kill off characters who remain alive in the books, calling out the producers for being “even bloodier” than he is. More on the Game of Thrones character deaths after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Friday brought us the first real trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5, but if you still can’t get enough we also have a batch of hi-res photos for you to feast your eyes on. The gallery includes some favorites who were left out of that trailer, including Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Pod (Daniel Portman), as well as new characters like Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) and the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce).
On top of all that, there’s also a pair of featurettes showing how Game of Thrones went from the small screen to not just the big screen, but the biggest screens in the world. Check out the Game of Thrones Season 5 images and Game of Thrones IMAX featurettes after the jump. Read More »