HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ somehow managed to up its epic scale even further with IMAX screenings to debut the season 5 trailer, but it seems the January 23 screening has officially been de-throned. In a good news-bad news move, the screenings have been pushed back to a later premiere date, adding 50 additional theaters around the country in the process.
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In tonight’s season 4 premiere of ‘Girls,’ it’s all relative(s), with appearances from Hannah’s parents, Marnie’s mom, and the introduction of Shoshanna’s parents, and it’s these relationships that help us understand who our girls are and why. As Hannah prepares to head off to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Marnie continues to pursue her dreams of being a successful singer, paths diverge and neuroses are reinforced. Hannah appears to be more calm and collected, but we’ve seen this from her before, and how long will (can) it last?
HBO takes the stage at the ongoing TCA press tour in Pasadena, and the premiere announcements ride with it. Not only does ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 have its official April premiere locked in, but so too does the fourth season of Emmy-winning comedy ‘Veep,’ and the second season of last year’s Mike Judge breakout ‘Silicon Valley!’
Late yesterday we learned the news that ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 had wrought a large addition to the cast, but the latest shocker from HBO’s epic fantasy-drama, proves even bigger. IMAX big! Not only has ‘Game of Thrones’ partnered with hundreds of theaters for its first ever IMAX TV screenings, but so too will the first season 5 trailer debut exclusively with the larger-than-Westeros event!
‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 may not have conjured any actual trailer to accompany its maddening “sight” teasers just yet, but its latest addition to the cast is definitely a human person in a fictional role. Following earlier revelations that the HBO fantasy-drama would dip into the past for its first-ever flashback, we now know that a young Cersei Lannister will indeed be played by a young female actress of Cersei-like appearance, and not a stalk of corn, notable scientist, or ‘Game of Thrones’ star Charles Dance.
Hey, remember ‘Girls?’ That HBO Lena Dunham dramedy that always seems to stir the ol’ conversation pot, come January? The one that’s coming back for a fourth season, this very Sunday? HBO remembers. And they’ll even remember it next year, for an official fifth season. Adjust your lives accordingly.
A year of great TV has nearly come to a close, and if you’re anything like us, the only 2015 event worthy of anticipation will be the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 premiere this spring. Thankfully, the long wait will prove somewhat less dreary, as HBO has scheduled a new preview special for February, as Anthrax and more join the newest “Catch the Throne” mixtape for the fantasy-drama.
The ease with which we access TV becomes more ubiquitous every year, but some shows will always top out demand for piracy. Now, for the third year in a row, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has topped TorrentFreak’s annual list of pirated TV show downloads, though a few of the entries on this year’s countdown might actually surprise you.
Regardless of your feelings about HBO’s remastered version of ‘The Wire,’ it’s wonderful to see the greatest show in the history of television (to me and other awesome people, anyway) being discussed and revisited so much lately. 12 years after it first premiered on HBO, the channel has been airing a marathon of ‘The Wire’ all weekend. And if that’s not enough for you, you should definitely check out these great before and after photos of some of the most notable locations from the series.
HBO’s latest 2015 trailer gave us quite a bit to chew on, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Westworld,’ but outpacing either of those will be the return of Hannah Horvath and co. for ‘Girls’ season 4. To wit, HBO has released an extended 7-minute preview invitation to the set, showing off everything from a multitude of guest stars, to new plots involving Jell-O wrestling, more Marnie music, and why not, even political ambitions!