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Several “Game of Thrones” cast members — past and present — have accepted the Als Ice Bucket Challenge over the past few weeks as the campaign has gained Internet momentum.
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) was one of the initial cast members to accept the challenge, starting a chain that includes co-stars Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and author George R.R. Martin.
Among “Game of Thrones” family members who have been nominated but have not yet taken the challenge are Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
Season five of the HBO series began filming in early August and has not yet been given a premiere date.
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- Sebastian Torrelio
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lust and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.' Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr Baelish, Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houten as Lady Melisandre, Alfie Allen as Prince Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, »
Directed by John McTiernan
The concept of a film within a film is an idea that provides for truly interesting cinema. Films that are self-referential, satiric, and make fun of their own genre are often hilarious, thought-provoking, and downright fun. 1993’s cult favorite Last Action Hero is an action-fantasy that pokes fun at the action film genre in more ways than one. It stars the incomparable blockbuster movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger who is playing himself. Last Action Hero pretty much has it all and if you are a fan of the Austrian star or just action cinema in general, then this is the perfect film for you.
The film focuses on Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien), a 12-year-old troublemaker obsessed with movies, in particular those of action hero Jack Slater, a fictionalized version of Schwarzenegger. »
- Randall Unger
Polls for EW.com’s 7th Annual EWwys, our reader-voted awards for the shows and performers left out of this year’s Emmys race, remain open through noon Et on Friday, Aug. 15. Every vote counts—really. At this second, just nine votes separate first from second in the Best Variety Series category. Equally impressive, less than a thousand votes separate first from sixth. Which nominee (listed alphabetically) deserves the coveted golden ewe statuette: @midnight, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Portlandia, or Watch What Happens Live? Hit the comedy categories and tell us.
The closest race on the drama side, »
- Mandi Bierly
Mark Hartley is an Australian filmmaker best known for the hugely entertaining look at the raucous and imaginative 70s and 80s new wave of cinema from his home country in documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
He’s remade one of those films from that era (the 1978 psychokinetic –tinged horror film Patrick) and we recently spoke to the director about his past work and the decision to use this project as a springboard for launching his narrative career.
HeyUGuys: Patrick is a little reminiscent of the new version of Maniac in the respect that it doesn’t feel like an out-and-out remake.
Mark Hartley: It’s kinda interesting with remakes. We wanted to be respectful [to the previous film] but obviously we didn’t want to make the same film again and we never felt like we were remaking someone’s film during the shoot. Hopefully that comes across in the execution. »
- Adam Lowes
Mark Hartley's reimagining of cult '70s shocker Patrick hits UK DVD shelves today, 11 August, titled Evil Awakens. With this in mind, we recently cornered Hartley as he took a break in London to pick his brain about the film, his feature helming debut.
Until now, Mark has been most widely known for his directorial work on music videos and documentaries such as Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed. When quizzed about the circumstances that led to finally getting in the director's chair for a narrative feature film, he tells us, "Well, I had never ever planned, or had any ambition, to make documentaries."
He elaborates, "That kind of happened by accident... I had always intended to make narrative features, and it was just a very difficult process. My background is actually music videos – I’ve made like a hundred and fifty music videos in Australia prior to »
- Gareth Jones
2014 hasn’t seen a lot of American animated films. The biggest animated film thus far has been “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” but if that film didn’t do it for you, then perhaps you need to give “Justin and the Knights of Valour” a try. The Arc Entertainment film is directed by Manuel Sicilia and stars Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan. The film follows Justin, a young man who goes on a quest to become a knight like his grandfather. “Young Justin dreams of following in his grandfather Sir [ Read More ]
The post Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray! appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort breathe new life into history's most notorious vampire, Vlad Tepes, the real life 13th century ruler and inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula in a terrifying new Halloween Horror Nights maze, "Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood. " Beginning, Friday, September 19, 2014, guests can feast on this immersive preview of Universal Pictures' upcoming epic action-adventure Dracula Untold. Starring Luke Evans, the origin story of the man who became Dracula arrives in theaters on October 17. Take a look at the new Halloween Horror Nights artwork below, along with the previously-released trailer.
"Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood" will introduce guests to the sadistic Transylvanian ruler Vlad Tepes, known as "Vlad the Impaler," who infamously tortured his enemies by impaling them alive with a wooden stake and suspending their bodies. The foreboding maze will also shed an ominous light on the one-time hero, turned blood-thirsty-tyrant, who »
Former music video director Mark Hartley came to prominence, at least to me, in 2008 when his wonderful documentary Not Quite Hollywood, which detailed the “Ozploitation” genre, exploded on film blogs and movie sites across the globe. He then followed that up with another documentary, Machete Maidens Unleashed, a look at Filipino genre filmmaking, in 2010. I was fortunate enough to see that doc on the big screen at 2011′s Frightfest Glasgow and now, some three years later Hartley’s feature film debut Patrick: Evil Awakens, a loose remake of Richard Franklin’s seminal 1978 shocker, makes it’s UK debut on DVD.
It’s been some years since I’ve seen Franklin’s original film and it’s Italian lensed “sequel” Patrick Lives Again, but it’s not like anyone can actually forget »
- Phil Wheat
This is Lena Headey's first Best Drama Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Cersei Lannister on "Game of Thrones." Can she upset frontrunner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and take home an Emmy? -Break- Exclusive video: 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey defends controversial sex scene Synopsis: In "The Lion and the Rose," all of King's Landing is preparing for the royal wedding of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). At the pre-wedding banquet, Joffrey is lavished with gifts, including a Valyrian steel sword that his grandfather, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), had forged in a prior episode. Joffrey begins to torment his uncle Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) by contemptuously chopping in half the rare book Tyrion had given to him. At the reception after the wedding ceremony, Lady Olenna (Diana Rigg) reminds Tywin of the debt the crown owes to the Iron Bank of Braavos. »
Among many of the services that "Game Of Thrones" has done (boosting George R. R. Martin's book sales, keeping the fake blood industry alive, etc etc), perhaps the greatest is giving new leases of life to veteran stars. The show's hugely expansive cast features a host of recognizable faces, but given the series' enormous popularity, it's likely that people like Diana Rigg, Stephen Dillane, Iain Glen et al are winning over new generations of fans. One of the biggest beneficiaries has to be Charles Dance, who plays steely patriarch Tywin Lannister on the series. Dance's magnetic presence has been seen in major films like "The Jewel In The Crown," "Alien 3" and "Last Action Hero," but he's been giving one of the finest performances of his career as Tywin, and it's revitalized his career, with roles in big films like "Dracula Untold," "The Imitation Game" and "Child 44" on the way. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The global cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on Blu-ray and DVD from HBO Home Entertainment on February 17, 2015 and is loaded with exclusive bonus content, including extensive guides and illustrated histories.
This hit HBO series has broken ratings records and topped The Sopranos to become the most popular show in the network's history. Season 4 continues this winning streak with 19 Emmy Awards nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey).
Each year, Game of Thrones continues to be one of the best-selling TV programs available on Blu-ray and DVD, and Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season is packed with even more exclusive bonus content including roundtable discussions, on-set interviews, audio commentaries, and brand new animated histories giving fans hours of extensive, never-before-seen material.
In Season 4, while the Lannisters' hold »
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing is to open this year's London Film Festival
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey »
A new blooper reel released at Comic-Con in San Diego shows “Game of Thrones” stars bumbling lines, clowning around and otherwise adding some levity the serious business of blood and iron in the Seven Kingdoms. Stars like Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage don’t let the show’s heavy themes detract from the fun. In the clip, Charles Dance (Lord Tywin Lannister) sits impatiently on the Iron Throne until he realizes it’s his turn to say lines, only he forgets what they are. [...] »
Following the blooper reel that HBO showed during their Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel in Hall H, the producers announced new cast members for Season 5. Take a look at the video announcement, then read on to learn more about these new characters with the network's official press release.
HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit series Game of Thrones, with many of them appearing in a video that was unveiled today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.
Among the new actors and the characters they will portray are:
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell
Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother's death.
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell
Trystane Martell is »
The Game of Thrones cast is growing for season five. HBO announced several new additions to the world of Westeros at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Here's the breakdown of the new Dorne figures coming to shake things up: Alexander Siddig will play Doran Martell, the ruling lord of Dorne and the older brother to Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal). Doran Martell is described as even-tempered and deliberate. Toby Sebastian will play Trystane Martell, son to Prince Doran and heir to the Dorne. He's betrothed to Mycrella Baratehon as part of an alliance offered by Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance). Nell Tiger Free will play Mycrella, the eldest child of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and King Robert »
Update – here’s the trailer for Season Five, with an introduction of the new characters.
And now a little silliness for the evening while Comic-Con carries on halfway across the world.
Right now the Game of Thrones panel is going on and while fans of George R. R. Martin’s saga await impatiently for a release date for The Winds of Winter to be uttered (Hint: You’ll be lucky…) they kicked off proceedings with the obligatory blooper reel.
While it’s all good and well to see Charles Dance swear at forgetting his lines the best moment comes halfway in when Emilia Clarrke breaks out of her High Valyrian and into a South London estate brogue. ‘I’m a Khalessi, not a Queen F***’s sake mate…’ Wonderful…
Also announced tonight were the new cast members for Season 5, which is filming right now. The extended Martell family plays a »
- Jon Lyus
That was a fine "Walking Dead" panel. And now, Hall H is going from zombies to White Walkers, or from "Walking Dead" to "Game of Thrones." The panel is supposed to include series masterminds David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, franchise creator George R.R. Martin and a slew of cast members including John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Oh and Craig Ferguson will be moderating. That's another big panel. Click through and follow along! 1:45 p.m. Hall H is, again, running a couple minutes behind. No biggie. 1:48 p.m. We get into things with blooper reel footage of Charles Dance on the Iron Throne, of Pedro Pascal giggling with a face covered with blood, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Game of Thrones fans suffering from withdrawal, here is your much-needed taste of season five. The HBO hits Comic-Con panel at Hall H kicked off with a bloopers reel, with Charles Dance (Tywin) cursing, Pedro Pascal (Oberyn) smiling through his mangled face, and most importantly, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) doing their meme-worthy jig during the trial of Tyrion. Photos Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters The panel reunited author George R.R. Martin, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weis, Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa), Natalie Dormer (Margaery
- Aaron Couch
The Imitation Game trailer was released a few days ago, I think, but I'm just now breaking its code. If your patience has expired waiting for me to Yes No Maybe So this, that makes you Charles Dance. Nobody wants to be Charles Dance! He will never understand the importance of Yes No Maybe So but you do.
So join me for indecipherable gadgets, Keira's clipped sass, and elaborate hand gestures after the jump
- NATHANIEL R
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