Well, if the title didn’t warn you enough already, then consider this your official Game of Thrones Spoiler warning. If you click past this intro then it is all on you, I wash my hands of the whole thing. The last season of HBO‘s Game of Thrones ended with an epic “Holy Crap” moment for character Jon Snow (Kit Harington), commander of the Night’s Watch. Oh great.. now I’m gonna have to put up with all those crying that’s a spoiler! Well it was last season and I’m gonna use the 5 month drop rule and pick up that spoiler and eat it right off the top of the trash. Click through if you wanna know more. (more…)
It’s no shock that the majority of Game of Thrones fans are still in denial over Jon Snow’s death. There are rumors abound about loopholes and plot twists that could bring him back for Season 6 of the show, which actor Kit Harrington (Jon Snow himself) has said he is not coming back for. However, all hope may not be lost for Snow lovers yet! Two different sources: Watcher on the Wall and Winter is Coming, have posted photos of what looks to be Kit Harrington (the photos are a bit blurry) arriving in Belfast; presumably for the first Game of Thrones Season 6 table read. (more…)
How can you tell the difference between a Michael Bay movie and a Paul W.S. Anderson movie? The minute of destruction featured in the second half of the trailer would take up all two minutes if this were a Michael Bay joint! But since this is Anderson, it meanders from being a rip-off of Gladiator, to a rip-off of 300, then segues to ripping off Dante’s Peak before capping things off with a healthy “homage” to Roland Emmerich’s 2012. That’s right disaster gore fans, the latest trailer for Pompeii– excuse me, I mean, Pompeii 3-D was released today. Behold the doom of the angriest volcano of the ancient world below: (more…)
‘Game of Thrones’: GRRM Shares SDCC Sched & Thoughts on Red Viper Casting; Plus, Director Neil Marshall Returning for Season 4?
Can you feel that buzz in the air? We are two weeks out from San Diego Comic Con and every nerd, whether they be attending or not, is in a frenzy. Even the creators coming to share their wares at the con are getting a little antsy. George R.R. Martin, you may know him from HBO‘s hit television show Game of Thrones and that guy people yell at on the street to, “WRITE FASTER!”, has shared his Comic Con plans on his blog,
The next convention on my calendar is the San Diego Comicon.
My dance card is already almost full. Yes, there will be a GAME OF THRONES panel, and I’ll be on it. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2:50 to 3:45, in Hall H To be followed by an autographing at the WB booth. Of course, I’ll be joined on the panel by half a dozen cast members (no, don’t know which ones yet) and David and Dan.
He provides some hints at what we can expect from Game of Thrones, like a panel in Hall H on Friday with David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and as of yet unannounced members of the cast. (What do you know? UPDATE! John Bradley, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, and Richard Madden will be in attendance.) Surprised? No way! After last season and all those records they broke of course the series was going to get a prime time and placement.
GRRM also has some comments for those concerned about the recent casting announcement of The Red Viper, and there are rumors Neil Marshall is returning to direct Season 4’s finale. Hit the jump!
What? You’ve gone a couple days without anything new from Game of Thrones? Let’s change that. As the hype builds HBO has released another teaser to do just that, tease us with scant, quick clips from Season 3. And tease us they do, they damn near titillate us with that all too quick glance of Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) taking a bath in one of the series’ most popular scenes.
There’s also quick glimpse of Daario, a new “acquaintance” of Daenerys for Season 3, plus more Ygritte, Talisa, and Margaery. I think Natalie Dormer is going to be a scene stealer this season, I’m so excited!
Last week, the cast of Thrones was all over Entertainment Weekly, this week it’s TV Guide. There’s three covers available, one for each of three main houses: Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen, plus some truly stunning, black and white photos of the principal cast. Take a look through the gallery below.
When they took these beautiful photos, TV Guide also recorded some interviews with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington. Check it out!
Game of Thrones returns March 31st!
This video blog is just epic. We get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes of filming Game of Thrones in Iceland, and we also get our first look at Mackenzie Crook as Orell. We also get little interview snippets from other cast members including Ciarán Hinds, Rose Leslie, Kit Harington, Kristofer Hivju, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss.
It’s amazing to see the lengths that good filmmakers will go to in order to get good material; how easy would it have been to just spend the money on effects rather than location? Badass.
Check out the footage below the jump.
On Wednesday evening we got a chance to attend the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D premiere at the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA. The film is written/directed by Michael J. Bassett (Cinemax’s Strike Back), produced by Samuel Hadida (Resident Evil: Afterlife), and stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Adelaide Clemons (The Great Gatsby), Sean Bean (Missing), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas). The film is the sequel to Silent Hill, and is based on the groundbreaking video game franchise of the same name. The film synopsis states:
Heather Mason (Clemons) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.
At the red carpet event before the cast and crew screened the film, I got the opportunity to speak with Harington, Clemons, Hadida, and Bassett about the film. First up, I spoke to Kit Harington about what it was like to be in his first film following the success of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, which is also adapted from a previous work. Unlike Thrones, which is based on a best-selling book series by George R. R. Martin, I was curious what the experience was like to film a horror movie based off of a video game. Harington replied:
“I enjoyed them both, you know? I’m not used to working in this sort of industry, so to do anything is very exciting. I’ve always wanted to do a horror movie, so I really enjoyed doing this.”
After Harington finished talking to the press, he went over to the fans who had been waiting for hours just to see him. He then proceeded to take photos, and sign autographs. After I spoke with him, I got the opportunity to talk to the producer Samuel Hadida. Hadida was understandably very excited about the film, and had a lot to say about what fans could expect.
“Silent Hill is very influenced by Jacob’s Ladder.” Adding “We wanted to give you a more detailed version of Silent Hill. We wanted everybody who saw the first movie to be very excited to see their character back in the city of Silent Hill, and to fulfill their recollection of what happened six years later.”
After Hadida, I was lucky to get the chance to hear Adelaide Clemons thoughts on filming Silent Hill. When asked if she had previously done a horror movie, Clemons responded, “I have done several, but not one anyone would have ever seen.” She also thinks fans will find the plot of this film to be very interesting. One of the burning questions was whether or not she ever got scared filming the movie. Clemons said:
“Oh, yes, absolutely! As you will see, the monsters are really graphic, so you can’t help it.”
The last person I was able to talk to was the film’s writer/director Michael J. Bassett. Like Hadida, Bassett is a fan of the horror genre. When asked why he chose to direct the Silent Hill sequel, Bassett replied:
“I just like the horror movies. They’re the ones that I grew up with, you know? No matter what I do in any genre, I don’t know, maybe I’m just a creature kind of guy. If you’re going to make a movie, then make a movie you love.”
Bassett also talked about his upcoming project with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) titled, Da Vinci’s Demons. It’s a television series that tells the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci that is in the vein of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He has also just wrapped the Cinemax series, Strike Back.
I wan’t able to screen the film, but from the trailer the special effects look really great. Also, Hadida revealed that there will be more monsters, and action in this film than the first. Also more of Sean Bean! Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opened nationwide today (October 26th).
Who Will Survive the ‘Game of Thrones’ : HBO’s Hit Series Gives A Recap of 1st Season Before 2nd Season Premiere
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” In exactly one week from today, HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones‘ will return for its second season with the echo of swords clashing throughout the realm. As the second season prepares to debut, are you caught up on all the shenanigans of season 1? If you don’t have the time to sit and watch every episode of the 1st Season, then luckily for you HBO has put together a 22-minute video recap narrated by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as by actors Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clark (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister aka the ”Imp”) and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister).
If you were hiding under a rock all this time on the backstabs and politics of season 1 then this video is perfect for you, but if not then just watch it for the small spoilers and glimpses of Season 2.
Game of Thrones Season 2 is adapted from George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings, the second book from his A Song of Ice and Fire saga
War is coming. Are you ready?
Above you can see the first teaser poster released for the second season of Game of Thrones. The design isn’t super exciting, but it in no way dampens my excitement for the show’s return. And yes, war is coming and I’m anticipating it will blow our minds.
For proof of the epic scale and grandeur HBO is hoping to achieve this season check out the latest behind-the-scenes, making-of video they’ve released. This one follows Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and the men of the Night’s Watch as they travel north of the wall. Or as we call it on Earth, Iceland.
Damn. That looks cold.
Something about Game of Thrones I think is just awesome is how real the whole world feels. Yes, it’s a fantasy novel and yes these places don’t really exist, but they ways George R.R. Martin described them and the way to crew of HBO’s series have recreated them, it’s astounding.
Game of Thrones returns April 1st.
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