We sit down with Canadian actor Anthony Lemke, star of the Space airing mini-series Exploding Sun (who will also be seen later this month in the blockbuster-to-be White House Down) about what makes disaster movies special, what it takes to credibly sound like an astrophysicist, and if people still recognize him as RoboCop's son,
After the vitriolic horror of the Red Wedding last week, Game of Thrones finished off its third season by reminding us that while some of its central heroes have been removed from play, the war of the kings is still in full effect, with old and new players alike positioning themselves for the next power play.
Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have gone on the record multiple times in the past saying that getting to the third season of Game of Thrones was their primary objective at the show’s outset. More specifically, they had set the singular objective of building towards a single scene in a single episode. That scene played itself out in shocking and gory fashion this week in episode nine, “The Rains of Castamere.”
It’s wedding season in the seven kingdoms as the first of four planned nuptials finally gets underway. Much of this week’s episode, “Second Sons," concerns the union of Sansa and Tyrion, which turns out to be exactly as sad and awkward as you would expect a forced wedding between a middle-aged dwarf and a 14-year-old girl to be.
In "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" it’s couples night in Westeros as we gear up for no less than three weddings. Sadly, it seems that the awards for happiest couple can go to several candidates other than the betrothed.
Last week’s episode ended on a high point for the series, as Daenerys acquired an army of Unsullied and burned Astapor from the inside out with the help of her dragons. This week's episode, appropriately titled "Kissed by Fire," begins with just as much energy and a healthy helping of fire to boot.
Titled “And Now His Watch Is Ended,” the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ third season is by far the busiest and best episode we’ve seen yet. It could well represent a turning point for the season, which until this point has sort of oozed along in a relatively disjointed fashion.
Viewers attempting to detect any overarching themes or internal consistency in episode three of season three of Game of Thrones, entitled "Walk of Punishment," might be left stumped. Sort of like Jaime Lannister.
In “Dark Winds, Dark Words”, the action is mercifully contained in Westeros. I’ve been critical of the show so far this season for struggling to juggle the myriad plots, characters and locales, but this episode did a relatively strong job of weaving everything together.
In the premiere episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, titled “Valar Dohaeris” (a term that means “all men must serve” in High Valyrian) we’re quickly reminded of the stakes of the game. Reintroducing us to the world of Westeros and its inhabitants, the show continues to bring more to the table than it takes off. But will that leave some viewers confused?
The premiere episode of the third season of Game of Thrones opens way up North of the wall with Samwell Tarly running (not very quickly) away from a Wight attacker. The landscapes are breathtaking, the set pieces are exciting, the costuming is pitch perfect, and the plot lines are consuming. There’s also lots of gratuitous sex scenes and loads of gory, shocking bloodshed. In short, Game of Thrones still excels at what it does well.
Orphan Black is a slick, sexy new sci-fi thriller premiering this Saturday on the Space network. The pilot episode is engaging, tense, and deftly paced, electing to merely hint at the series’ genetic bio-conspiracy underpinnings in favour of establishing character and atmosphere.
We speak with actress Rose Leslie, who plays wilding Ygritte on the HBO's Game of Thrones. We discussed her character’s headspace at the beginning of season three, Leslie's favourite characters new and old, Game of Thrones vs. Downton Abbey, what the future holds for Jon Snow and Ygritte, and more!
While he was in town for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, we caught up with Glen Mazzara, show runner for AMC's smash hit The Walking Dead about his work on the most popular show currently on cable, his early days as a writer, the creative decisions made for the show, and fan reactions both positive and negative.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to the red carpet opening of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition in Toronto (on March 8) with series star Rose Leslie (Ygritte) in attendance courtesy of Dork Shelf and The Movie Network.
We talk to the trio of comic actors best known for playing The Trailer Park Boys about their most ambitious project to date The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (now on DVD), the challenges faced with creating such a trippy show, crafting something entertaining for the messed up and sober in equal amount, and fighting with the network of the number of curses they could use.
We talk to counsellor Dale Curd and relationship expert Andrea Syrtash about their co-hostin duties on OWN's Life Story Project and about talking to everyday people and asking them to tell their stories, which topics are hardest for people to talk about, and how the show has influenced their day jobs.
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