10:44 AM EDT 11/28/2014
Originally posted 06/30/2014 07:00AM
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Originally posted 06/24/2014 11:40AM
For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough.
The United Kingdom's 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and met many of its stars Tuesday beside the show's sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne.
Unlike many visitors to Belfast's Titanic Studios, the monarch declined to try out the throne created for the ruler of the mythical Seven Kingdoms. Instead, she received a miniature model as a gift.
Originally posted 06/19/2014 03:10PM
Talk about a royal tour!
Originally posted 06/18/2014 01:45PM
Originally posted 06/16/2014 10:30AM
Time to ease off the Aquaman jokes, everyone. HitFix is reporting that Jason Momoa, the charismatic man-mountain behind Game of Thrones' Khal Drogo and the 2011 reboot of Conan the Barbarian, is going to play Aquaman in Zack Snyder's forthcoming Batman/Superman film.
Originally posted 06/16/2014 08:00AM
They don't celebrate Father's Day in Westeros – though you could argue, given the focus on dynastic ties and lines of succession, that every day is Father's Day in the Seven Kingdoms – but Sunday night's fourth-season finale of Game of Thrones, fittingly titled "The Children," did the holiday justice anyway.
From the dungeons of the Red Keep to the wilderness beyond the Wall, all of Westeros was taking stock of their father figures. Some exchanged old mentors for new, while others finally realized how crappy their daddies really were. One thing's for sure – after the events of this episode, most of our characters are going to need a lot of therapy.
Major spoilers below! Proceed at your own risk!
Originally posted 06/15/2014 10:45PM
If you haven't watched Sunday's epic finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading now.
Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM
Dangerous, otherworldly – dragons are majestic creatures. They're also – considering Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon 2 – having something of "a Hollywood moment." Thus, following in the grand tradition of nuts and pies, we've taken this opportunity to rank them. Below, find the 24 most famous dragons in popular culture (worst to best, in our humble opinion).
We'd better get to it – we don't want to be "dragon" our feet!
Originally posted 06/10/2014 02:20PM
The master of literary misery, the killer of your favorite characters, George R.R. Martin has offered up his services as a hired hit man.
As part of a campaign to raise money for Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe, the Game of Thrones author has come up with an interesting incentive. The first two donors to give $20,000 were guaranteed to have a character, who meets a grisly death, named after them in an upcoming Song of Fire and Ice novel.
Originally posted 06/09/2014 06:30AM
In a recent essay on the Marvel series of superhero films, Grantland's Mark Harris zeroes in on the frustrating way the billion-dollar blockbusters have borrowed the worst traits of their predecessors. "Comic books exist in a permanent state of implication," Harris writes. "Something really big is always about to happen, apocalypse is just around the corner, staggering ramifications are always impending, never quite here ... In the Marvel movies, anticipation is the orgasm."
I couldn't help thinking of Harris's words towards the end of "The Watchers on the Wall," and not just because of the Avengers-style tracking shot that formed the high-water mark of the wildling assault on Castle Black. Game of Thrones has spent two seasons hyping up Mance Rayder's attack on the Night's Watch, and as the episode's running time ran down and it became clear the battle would stretch into next Sunday's season finale, it was hard not to feel like a comic book fan flipping through the final pages of an issue, only to find that the real climax was going to come next week.
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