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Brother Lancel, Septa Unella, King Tommen & the High Sparrow play Heads Up on set! It was Very Hot... obviously... A video posted by Eugene Simon (@eugenesnaps) on Aug 18, 2016 at 8:02am Pdt Die-hard TV fans will recognize the saying: when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Luckily, the consequences for losing a game of Heads Up aren't quite as severe. On Thursday, these two worlds collided when Eugene Simon - who played sixth season finale casualty Lancel Lannister - shared a cute on-set video on Instagram. In the clip, he plays the famous smartphone game with Hannah Waddingham (the Shame Nun), Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon), and Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow). We've seen plenty of Game of Thrones cast Instagrams, but there's something mind-boggling and hilarious about watching these actors have fun while in costume. »
- Ryan Roschke
Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based sales agent Fortissimo Films is to close its doors after more than 20 years as a pioneer of Asian and art-house cinema.
The company filed for voluntary bankruptcy Tuesday in The Netherlands. The filing was accepted by the court and notification posted. Separate filings need to be made for individual subsidiaries.
The court has appointed an administrator, known as a ‘curator’ according to the Dutch system. The curator will decide the next moves. These could range from a refinancing, to the sale of the company to a third party, or its breakup.
Staff have been informed of the situation by the existing management. The curator is expected to meet with the Amsterdam-based employees this week.
Fortissimo has represented titles by auteurs including Wong Kar-wai, Jim Jarmusch, Peter Greenaway, Tsai Ming-liang, Hal Hartley, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Brillante Mendoza, Tsui Hark and Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Its catalog spans some 300 titles.
- Patrick Frater
The sixth season of HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones demonstrated one of the key differences between novels and television. The mass medium of television brings with it certain expectations by its audience and producers, hoping to curry favor for repeated patronage, sometimes ignore their instincts and give the fans what they want. Authors rarely so succumb, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle being the best known example of giving the readers what they wanted.
In the five books released to date, Martin has continually confounded, angered, and relentlessly surprised his readers. Characters succeed, fail, survive, and die as the story dictates, not because fans have made certain characters popular.
Therefore, this season is a mixed bag with incredibly strong storytelling undercutting its strength by not surprising us. No one, except readers of the novel, expected Ned Stark to die or what was to happen at the Red Wedding. »
- Robert Greenberger
Are you dying to see Shakespeare performed out of the Globe Theatre but don’t have the funds to fly to London? Fans of the Bard in Houston and Dallas, rejoice: The Globe on Screen is launching high-definition screenings of performances at the Globe of “Richard II,” “Measure for Measure,” and “The Merchant of Venice,” now through September in movie theaters in both cities. In Houston, the River Oaks Theatre will be screening the productions; the Plano Angelika Film Center will be the theater to head to in Dallas. Read: “Why You Should Study Shakespearean Soliloquies” With “Game of Thrones” High Sparrow Jonathan Pryce as Shylock, Charles Edwards as Richard II, and Mariah Gale as Isabella, some of Shakespeare’s most riveting characters are heading straight to the Lone Star State by way of the big screen and city they originated in. Watch: “HBO Releases ‘Game of Thrones’ Blooper Reel” In Houston, »
Try as imitators might, there’s no film quite like “Brazil.” Terry Gilliam’s dystopian sci-fi whatsit endures as a classic of more than one genre, which is typical of the “12 Monkeys,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Time Bandits” director. A behind-the-scenes documentary features a series of interviews with Gilliam along with his cast and crew discussing the cult classic; watch it below.
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The 28-minute featurette begins with several principals being asked a simple question with few simple answers: “What is ‘Brazil’?” Star Jonathan Pryce (most recently seen as the High Sparrow “Game of Thrones”) has the most succinct answer: “It’s half a dream, and half a nightmare.” (Tom Stoppard’s is good, too: “It’s the myth of the free man in an unfree society.”) The rest of their »
- Michael Nordine
New York, N.Y., July 18, 2016 – Last year’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering “the power and pathos fans have come to expect” (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/Bd for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 1, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and DVD November 15, 2016. The set features all 10 episodes, plus extensive bonus content:
Digital HD Download
Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran »
- ComicMix Staff
HBO Home Entertainment will bring the “Battle of the Bastards” and much more to home media on August 1st with their Digital HD debut of Game of Thrones Season 6, followed by a November 15th Blu-ray (with Digital HD) and DVD release:
Press Release: Last year’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering “the power and pathos fans have come to expect” (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/Bd for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital »
- Derek Anderson
Last year's Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and currently nominated for 23 2016 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington), Game of Thrones is bigger than ever delivering "the power and pathos fans have come to expect" (Los Angeles Times). The HBO drama has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/Bd for the past five years and now fans can get the most recent season earlier than ever when Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 1, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and DVD November 15, 2016. The set features all 10 episodes, plus extensive bonus content.
The Digital HD Download will include Bran's Journey, a nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season »
Ryan Lambie Jul 14, 2016
We take a look at some of the most memorable and freaky floating brains and flying heads in the history of cinema...
For some reason we've yet to discover, cinema has, for decades, been home to all manner of sentient, disembodied heads and floating brains. Note that we’re not talking about decapitations here - though goodness knows that cinema is home to plenty of those, from Japanese samurai epics to modern slasher horrors.
No, we’re talking about movies where heads and brains remain sentient even when they’re stuffed into jars or colossal things made of stone. Sometimes used for comedic effect, at other times for shock value, they’re a surprisingly common phenomenon in the movies. Here, we celebrate a few of our absolute favourites - though you’re sure »
On the cusp of a war for control of Westeros, “Game of Thrones” proffers a pair of set pieces to match its grand design. The first, in “Battle of the Bastards,” is a feat of careful chaos, in which Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) commands his forces to encircle the small army of Jon Snow (Kit Harington); the second, in “The Winds of Winter,” is an act of cruel cunning, in which Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) dispatches her enemies by turning to mass destruction. Both, coming near the conclusion of the HBO series’ sixth season, punctuate an accelerating arc, the once far-flung characters converging on one another as “the great game” nears its close: Here, the prestige epic emerges as a combustible crowd-pleaser, now as content to reward its viewers as it once was to surprise us.
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- Matt Brennan
A day of battles – for the tennis hopefuls on the grass courts, among the characters in Westeros, and between the final four needle-wielding stitchers
With the Battle of the Bastards settled and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) back in the saddle in Meereen, the series six finale is free to focus on other storylines still strewn across Westeros – principally, the judicial smackdown between Cersei (Lena Headey) and the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Some fans claim HBO’s fantasy mega-hit has lacked pace this season, but it remains in a class of its own. Who else is even attempting screen storytelling on such an exhilaratingly ambitious scale? Graeme Virtue
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- David Stubbs, Jack Seale, Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Graeme Virtue, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. It wouldn't be a Game of Thrones finale with at least one shocking death. Sunday's season 6 finale delivered on that tradition - and then some, with Cersei (Lena Headey) orchestrating the destruction of the Sept of Baelor with some well-placed wildfire. In one fell swoop, Cersei eliminated many of her rivals, including her daughter-in-law Margaery (Natalie Dormer), who figured out something was up but was not allowed to do anything about it. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd, Dormer opened up about her surprise exit from the HBO hit. »
- Aaron Couch
(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not watched the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 finale) The super-sized “Game of Thrones” Season 6 finale confirmed That fan theory! But first… Cersei (Lena Headey) prepares for her trial at the Sept of Balor. Without the chance for a trial by combat, she looks more uncertain than we’ve ever seen her before. Nevertheless, she looks better than Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), who remains utterly broken due to his time in prison under the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Loras’ trial is first. He decides to admit to every charge that the High Sparrow has levied. »
- Joe Otterson
As Independence Day: Resurgence explodes into cinemas – and obliterates most of London’s landmarks – it’s clear that the first instalment of the series 20 years ago changed the nature of summer blockbusters for ever
“They like to get the landmarks,” Jeff Goldblum in the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence. Not the most tactful comment, given that London is buried by an avalanche of alien debris two seconds later, but maybe Goldblum has seen the city demolished too often for it to bother him any more. Just this year Michael Fassbender levitated Tower Bridge into oblivion in X-Men: Apocalypse; in London Has Fallen, the rest of the capital took a battering; in GI Joe: Retaliation, Jonathan Pryce dropped a metal rod from an orbiting satellite right on to Westminster. Not that London is the only city to suffer such insensitive remodelling. The razing of national landmarks – to the accompaniment of a »
- Nicholas Barber
We’ve got a nice exclusive for you this afternoon: the handsome Eiff launch poster for Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s The White King which has its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on Saturday. The film, based on the novel by György Dragomán, stars Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn and the wonderfully named Lorenzo Allchurch. […]
- Jon Lyus
The Menemsha chief is confident it will exceed $1m by some margin. “The film is booked in cinemas for new openings in not-yet-released locales for the remainder of the summer months and is still selling out shows at the cinemas it is presently playing,” he said.
The comedy centres on the owner of an ailing Jewish bakery whose business flourishes when his young Muslim apprentice drops marijuana into the mixing dough. John Goldschmidt directed.
“These are troubling times we are living in today and everybody is looking to escape the every day realities of the world’s problems »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ahead of its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this Saturday, a trailer has arrived online for Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrech’s upcoming drama The White King which stars Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce, Fiona Shaw, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Greta Scacchi, Olivia Williams and Lorenzo Allchurch. Check it out here…
The White King is an adaptation of the internationally acclaimed award winning Hungarian novel of the same name, written by György Dragomán. Also shot entirely on location in Hungary, the film follows Djata, a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by the secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother (Agyness Deyn) are forced to navigate through the world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family.
- Amie Cranswick
The game of thrones may be dizzyingly complex, but there's one simple rule that still holds true: Like any competition, it requires people to root against. That's where the characters on our list of the HBO show's greatest villains come in. Sure, the story prefers to color its conflicts in shades of gray rather than black and white, but that doesn't stop it from boasting some of the best worst people the small screen has ever seen.
Some are complicated characters who've revealed both good and bad sides of themselves over time. »
“Game of Thrones,” you are a cruel god. You bring us the delightful Ian McShane as Ray, the leader of a free group of people living in peace and building a simple country sept. The amiable Ray was highly entertaining as he dispensed simple wisdom and led a peaceful community not nearly as violent or as hard-drinking as the one located in Deadwood, S.D.
And then, “Game of Thrones,” you killed him. But it was hard not to see that coming. It wasn’t by chance that “The Broken Man” ended by focusing on two characters who were completely alone. This episode — like much of the rest of this saga — was about the building of strange alliances and uneasy but necessary coalitions. »
- Maureen Ryan
(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you did not see this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones”) A new “Game of Thrones” theory could spell trouble for the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Viewers will recall last week that the pious leader of the Sparrows secured a powerful new alliance, as Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) agreed to unite the crown and the faith for the good of the people. But has Margaery really found redemption through the gods or is she just playing the titular game? She’s never been one to sit back and weather abuse, »
- Joe Otterson
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