HBO Sports is best known for its documentaries and boxing match offerings, but the company is doing something a little different with 7 Days in Hell: it's a mockumentary about an epic tennis match between two intense rivals, played by Andy Samberg and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington. And like a good mockumentary, this one seems to mine some great comedy from its authenticity.
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Game of Thrones has never lacked complaints of characters teasing the imminent White Walker invasion without ever following through, but good grief if Sunday’s installment didn’t go full zombie apocalypse on Jon Snow and the Wildlings at “Hardhome.” Our full review of the epic battle, plus Tyrion and Daenerys’ budding friendship!
All week long Game of Thrones has been teasing its musical extravaganza with Coldplay for Red Nose Day, first with Westeros’ main man Tyrion, then older brother Jaime. Now, the whole Game of Thrones crew has assembled for a full-length musical sketch, and in no uncertain terms … Rastafarian Targaryens are coming.
HBO’s Game of Thrones has long stirred debate about spoiling the plot of George R.R. Martin’s unfinished novels, producers even claiming to know broad strokes of the author’s inevitable ending. One reveal in particular has been long-theorized by fans, and may have been confirmed by last night’s “Sons of the Harpy.”
As Jon Snow on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, Kit Harington is a rugged protagonist who often seems a bit boring in his goodness. While handsome, he’s never particularly been a fan favorite in the book or the show. But you’ll get to see a different side of Harington in the upcoming Testament of Youth, in which he gets a hair cut and a shave to play a man sent off to battle in World War I.
Game of Thrones has opened its iron doors for another year with Sunday’s Season 5 premiere, but what striking tone does it set for “The Wars to Come”? We break down that shocking death and tonight’s premiere for what it means toward Game of Thrones Season 5 to come.
If comedy filmmakers weren’t already jealous of their television brethren, they will be after they watch HBO’s 7 Days in Hell, which uses the cable network’s permissive attitude toward adult material to tell envelope-pushing jokes that no mainstream movie could ever hope to get past the MPAA. 7 Days in Hell is funny enough to play in a multiplex (even if, at 50 minutes, it’s not quite feature length), but its hilariously vulgar jokes would definitely saddle it with a box-office poisoning NC-17 rating. On HBO, though, anything goes, and thank goodness because director Jake Syzmanski and writer Murray Miller were able to produce a mockumentary that giddilypulses with a sense of absolute freedom — freedom from content restrictions and freedom to experiment with weird strains of comedy that would never fly in a mainstream Hollywood film.
Game of Thrones Season 5 won’t unsheathe its sword until April 12, and even with House of Cards Season 3 sating our fix for bloodshed and political maneuvering, the world of Westeros seems Winters away. No longer, as “The Sight” has revealed our first two clips from the newest Game of Thrones episodes!
This is the sort of week that makes a film critic questions their life choices: First, the Wachowski’s choppy, incoherent ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ and now the long-delayed (and likely soon-forgotten) ‘Seventh Son.’ Its trailer boasts that it comes “from the production company that brought you ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’” which is sort of like trying to convince someone to eat in a restaurant because the manager used to work in an Olive Garden. Isn’t January supposed to be the month where all the bad movies get dumped? The clunkers are spreading to February like a fungus.
This past weekend saw HBO conjuring its first official trailer for ‘Game of Thrones,’ season 5, bringing plenty of battles, boobs and magical teases of the new episodes premiering Sunday, April 12. We couldn’t help diving a little deeper into every frame of footage for literary details, so what secrets of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 have we unlocked?