The Bells GOT

Well, that was certainly a thing.

The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, titled “The Bells,” somehow managed to be more apocalyptic than the episode with the battle against the literal army of the dead. The body count was massive. Characters made ugly and horrible decisions. The landscape of Westeros was forever altered. And there is still one episode left.

/Film’s resident Game of Thrones experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson sat down to pick this episode apart and sort through the bodies and the rubble. What happened here? What comes next?

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(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.)

Matt: This week on “Now Scream This,” Chris and I borrow from Dread Central’s monthly theme to highlight some streaming titles rife with “MAYhem!” A perfect example? Joe Lynch’s aptly titled “Worksploitation” bruiser Mayhem. We’re honoring movies that inspire anarchy and hysteria and uncontrollable madness. Spring has fully sprung, and so has our desire to embrace the ferocity of daily life while the sun is shining. You’ll want to get out there and raise some hell after watching this playlist of maximum-effort genre aggression.

Chris: Spring has sprung, I guess, although where I am it seems to constantly be raining. But that’s okay – it’s the perfect weather to hunker-down with some horror. As Matt said above, our theme this week is MAYhem – get it, because it has May in the title? We’re pretty clever, if you ask me. 

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Game of Thrones The Last of the Starks Review

After last week’s massive battle between the forces of good and evil (or rather, morally grey and evil), Game of Thrones returns to its old ways with “The Last of the Starks.” Plotting. Intrigue. Backstabbing. Bargaining. And yes, the brutal deaths of characters we love.

/Film’s resident Westeros experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson sat down in a dark room to talk about treason. And this episode. Read More »

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.)

Matt: The week on “Now Scream This” – Matt got super busy and couldn’t throw together a theme! Don’t blame Chris. We tried to come up with something Avengers: Endgame related, but hey, life comes at you real fast sometimes. To make up for the lack of shared context between picks, we’ve got a grab bag of freakish favorites you can stream at this very moment. Even better, I know Chris is going to raz me something fierce for at least two of my selections, which has become my favorite part since partnering for /Film’s most excellent (and only) horror streaming column. 

Chris: Sometime it’s nice to kick-back with a grab-bag of titles. Sure, a theme is fun, but you know what’s equally fun? Giving us a break and reading whatever the heck we’re offering you! Matt and I have returned from the moldy crypts of the streaming world and brought back ten terrifying titles to traumatize. 

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Battle of Winterfell dead

This Sunday, the final season of Game of Thrones reaches its halfway point with a feature-length episode built around a single battle. The Night King and his army of the undead have arrived at Winterfell, and only a small-ish force of Northerners, Free Folk, Unsullied, dragons, Night’s Watchmen, Brotherhood Without Banners members, and even a few Lannisters stand in their way. The battle has already received a great deal of press. It’s apparently going to be the biggest and most sustained action scene in history. It’s going to shake the core foundations of the entire show. And…it’s going to trim a large portion of the cast from the ensemble.

Come Monday morning, we’ll be grieving the loss of some of our favorite characters. Win or lose, the battle will kill off a significant number of the major characters assembled at Winterfell. So /Film’s Game of Thrones experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson decided to play a little guessing game. Who’s guaranteed to live? Who’s guaranteed to die? Who falls in the space in-between? Place your bets.

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Slashfilm Daily 4-23 slice

On the April 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta gives his spoiler-free reaction to Avengers: Endgame and shares an interview with Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Read More »

Game of Thrones A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms review

In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Game of Thrones does something unusual. It goes small. And intimate. And never strays from a single castle. The result is one of the most moving (and funniest) episodes of the entire series.

/Film’s resident Westeros experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson will be examining this season together, discussing the merits, debating the issues, and maybe even harmoniously agreeing on this grand conclusion. Join them below.

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Game of Thrones is back with its eighth and final season…which means that a series known for its unwillingness to take any prisoners no longer has a reason to let the castles stand and keep heads on their shoulders.

The season premiere, “Winterfell,” follows the grand series tradition of moving pieces into place before the proper storm begins. And there are many, many pieces, even as the game table itself has shrunk to only two key locations: Winterfell, stronghold of House Stark, and King’s Landing, stronghold of House Lannister. Oh, and the army of the dead, wherever they happen to be at the moment.

/Film’s resident Westeros experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson will be examining these final episodes together, discussing the merits, debating the issues, and maybe even harmoniously agreeing on this grand conclusion. Join them below.

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Best Game of Thrones Moments

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season this weekend, so you know what that means: it’s time to rank things. And a show as epic as this offers a great deal to rank. Yesterday, we ranked the 10 best episodes. Today, we’re ranking the 15 best moments of the entire series.

/Film’s resident Westeros experts, Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson, hunkered down, re-watched all 67 episodes of the series so far, and whittled down a list of dozens of moments to a final 15. In a show known for its shocking and grandiose scenes, this was like climbing The Wall during winter. Here’s what they came up with. Read More »

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best Game of Thrones episodes

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season this weekend, so you know what that means: it’s time to rank things. And a show as epic as this offers a great deal to rank. So let’s start with the best episodes, shall we?

/Film’s resident Westeros experts, Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson, hunkered down, re-watched all 67 episodes of the series so far, and whittled them down to a lean and mean top 10. Before we enter the show’s endgame on Sunday night, let’s remember why we love this show in the first place. These are the best episodes of Game of Thrones.

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