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Garry Marshall: Henry Winkler and More Celebrities Mourn ‘Legend,’ ‘Comedy Icon’

19 July 2016 8:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pretty Woman” director and creator of “Happy DaysGarry Marshall died Tuesday at the age of 81, and it didn’t take long for the celebrity community to pay tribute to the Hollywood icon.

Henry Winkler, whose career blasted off after he landed the famous role of “The Fonz” in “Happy Days,” was one of the first to post on Twitter about Marshall. “Thank you for my professional life,” he wrote shortly after news broke.

Sarah Paulson, who starred in Marshall’s 1999 film “The Other Sister” as well as his 2011 movie “New Year’s Eve,” thanked him for “taking a chance on me.” Bob Saget called him “a comedy icon and a wonderful friend.”

Richard Gere, who starred in “Pretty Woman,” said Marshall “had a heart of the purest gold” in a statement: “Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one’s lifetime. »

- Alex Stedman

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Garry Marshall: Henry Winkler and More Celebrities Mourn ‘Legend,’ ‘Comedy Icon’

19 July 2016 8:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pretty Woman” director and creator of “Happy DaysGarry Marshall died Tuesday at the age of 81, and it didn’t take long for the celebrity community to pay tribute to the Hollywood icon.

Henry Winkler, whose career blasted off after he landed the famous role of “The Fonz” in “Happy Days,” was one of the first to post on Twitter about Marshall. “Thank you for my professional life,” he wrote shortly after news broke.

Sarah Paulson, who starred in Marshall’s 1999 film “The Other Sister” as well as his 2011 movie “New Year’s Eve,” thanked him for “taking a chance on me.” Bob Saget called him “a comedy icon and a wonderful friend.”

Richard Gere, who starred in “Pretty Woman,” said Marshall “had a heart of the purest gold” in a statement: “Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one’s lifetime. Besides »

- Alex Stedman

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The Huntsman Offers up an Extended Edition August 23

14 June 2016 4:19 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Universal City, California, June 14, 2016 –If it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 and 4K Ultra Hdtm, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on August 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian, The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD™ in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra Hdtm will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

4K Ultra HD™ is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra Hdtm features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (Hdr) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience. Blu-ray™ features high definition picture, theater quality surround sound and exclusive extras. Digital HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.

Blu-raytm Disc Exclusives

Two Queens and Two Warriors – The true heart of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is found in its three powerful women, Ravenna, Freya, and Eric’s lost wife, Sara. Learn how the strength and complexity of the film’s female roles drew potent new star power in Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as convincing Charlize Theron to reprise her role as Ravenna. Meet the Dwarfs – Nick Frost’s Nion and Rob Brydon’s Gryff brought a sense of levity and fun to the adventure — especially once they met their female counterparts. Explore the importance of all four dwarf characters in the film and on set, where the actors who portrayed them earn a reputation for keeping the fun rolling, even when the cameras stopped. Magic All Around – Rooted in history, but inhabited by magic, the world of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a true visual spectacle. Follow along and see how the magic made it to the screen. From Freya’s icy freeze to the gold-laden goblins of the forest, explore the visual effects at work with an exclusive peek behind the curtain.

Blu-raytm and DVD Bonus Features

Deleted Scenes with Commentary Gag Reel Dressed To Kill – Academy Award®-winning costumer Colleen Atwood returns to help reignite the splendor she brought to Snow White and The Huntsman. A visual feast, her costumes often border on the supernatural in their beauty while helping bring the characters to life. Love Conquers All — From the infectious enthusiasm of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to the sisterly bond shared by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron, the set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War was filled with laughter and life. Actors and artists came together to help create a fairy tale about the pure power of love — and had a blast along the way. Feature Commentary by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Filmmakers:

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach

Directed By: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Written By: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin

Characters By: Evan Daughert

Produced By: Joe Roth

Executive Produced By: Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel

Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael

Production Designer: Dominic Watkins

Edited By: Conrad Buff IV

Composer: James Newton Howard

Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood

Technical Information 4K Disc:

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61180130 (Us)/ 61180183 (Cdn)

Layers: Bd-66

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound: DTS:x Immersive Audio/ DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

Technical Information Blu-ray™:

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61168742 (Us)/ 61168751 (Cdn)

Layers: Bd-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles

Sound: DTS:x Immersive Audio/  DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours

Technical Information DVD

Street Date: August 23, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61168748 (Us)/ 61168752 (Cdn)

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality/N/A

Languages/Subtitles: English/English Sdh, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish and French (Canadian)

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes / 2 Hours »

- ComicMix Staff

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Film Review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is a Bloated Bore

22 April 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This new Hollywood fairy tale does have one thing in common with the bedtime stories of old…it may lull you to sleep in the first 30 minutes. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is a special effects extravaganza where the effects aren’t special, the story is thin, and almost all the actors seem to have been allowed or even encouraged to indulge their worst impulses.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

If the original “Snow White and The Huntsman” is remembered at all, it’s more likely for the offscreen drama surrounding it rather than what ended up in the movie itself. This sequel is automatically superior to that drab, brooding, and slow moving mass of mediocrity by the simple fact that it does not star Kristin Stewart.

Instead we focus on Charlize Theron’s wicked queen, and her sister Freya (Emily Blunt), who is essentially and even more vindictive and messed Elsa from “Frozen. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Huntsman: Winter’S War – Review

21 April 2016 4:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A trio of A-list actresses – Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Jessica Chastain – look great in Colleen Atwood’s costumes but are otherwise wasted in the joyless and bland The Huntsman: Winter’S War. And while the trailer makes it look like a battle of badass beauties, two of these actresses (the ones who play the most interesting characters) are off-screen for most of the film’s running time. I did not see Snow White And The Huntsman but I hope it was better than this lame sequel/prequel.

The Huntsman: Winter’S War opens with a prologue detailing the backstory of how evil queen Ravenna (Theron reprising her role) caused her sister Freya (Blunt) to join her wicked ways. Freya, who controls ice (just like Elsa in Frozen!) had become pregnant by a betrothed man who she ends up killing after blaming him for the death of her child. She »

- Tom Stockman

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Review: 'Winter's War' looks pretty, but there's no reason for a 'Hunstman' sequel

20 April 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last week, I rewatched Snow White And The Huntsman, and then went back to read my review of the film. I think I liked it more the first time. I found myself impatient with it on a second viewing, and while I still think there is some terrific world-building in it, I just don’t care about the story the film tells. The one thing that it most certainly did not do was make me want to see a second part of that story. None of the characters grabbed me as a viewer, and the story wasn’t left in a place that asked any questions that felt like they needed to be answered. But this is the age of the franchise, and so any story worth telling is obviously worth telling at least twice and hopefully as a trilogy with potential ancillary spin-offs, right? Sure, the original Grimm stories »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War Review

20 April 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The movie may function fourfold as a prequel, sequel, spinoff and quasi-remake to the highly budgeted slice of fantasy dreck that was 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, but it’s surprisingly hard to hate The Huntsman: Winter’s War. That’s not to say it’s a good movie – it manifestly is not – but what director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and writers Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin have wrought is a deeply weird, definitely unnecessary, and frequently entertaining piece of popcorn programming, one that – while existing purely to further Universal’s franchise-first agenda – also possesses a wacky, oddball appeal that its morose predecessor never even attempted to harness.

This is another way of saying that you won’t marvel at anything in The Huntsman on an intellectual or even a cinematic level, but you might be surprised to find yourself appreciating its ridiculous antics and consummate messiness. The film never quite »

- Isaac Feldberg

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[Review] The Huntsman: Winter’s War

20 April 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The level of complication related to relaying the basic facts of The Huntsman: Winter’s War could be seen as the greatest strike against the film. When one has trouble describing the “what” and the “why” of a thing, it can be nearly impossible to move beyond those questions in order to assign any sort of subjective value to the experience of the thing. Existing as it does in a liminal space between sequel and prequel, spin-off and continuation, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a film that is ungainly in ways both narrative and aesthetic.

It is all the more shocking, then, that in spite of some egregious filmmaking and storytelling missteps, on top of its status as a symbol of everything wrong with our modern filmic obsession with origins and franchises and branded properties, the film still works as both a charming romance and a rollicking adventure tale. »

- Brian Roan

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ With Chris Hemsworth

18 April 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated film “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” starring Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron!

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” which opens on April 22, 2016 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Emily Blunt, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost, Sophie Cookson, Colin Morgan and Sheridan Smith from director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and writers Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin.

To win your free passes to “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ted Cruz’s ‘Hangover III’ Writer Ex-Roommate Easily Outwits Twitter Trolls

15 April 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Hangover II” and “III” writer Craig Mazin is catching hell for speaking out against his college roommate Ted Cruz on Twitter, but had a quick comeback. The National Review published a piece about Mazin on Thursday and promoted it with a tweet reading, “Why is @tedcruz’s freshman college roommate @clmazin so obsessed with him?” Mazin responded: “I’m very interested in him because he’s running for President of the United States. What’s your excuse?” Also Read: Bernie Sanders Rips Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on NY Values, Drops Mic Mazin also tweeted back at someone who said »

- Joe Otterson

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The Best Ted Cruz Diss Tweets From His ‘Hangover III’ Writer Ex-Roommate

13 April 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ted Cruz probably shouldn’t count on his former college roommate for support in his election bid. “The Hangover II” and “The Hangover III” writer Craig Mazin, who roomed with the presidential candidate at Princeton, has lately turned his writing talents to another passion: ripping his old roomie apart via Twitter. Mazin hit up social media on Tuesday to beat up on Cruz for apparently flip-flopping on the prospect of a contested convention for the Gop — a prospect that has been gaining steam recently. Also Read: Ted Cruz's War on Dildos: A Short Explainer “Classic Ted Cruz,” Mazin wrote. »

- Tim Kenneally

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War movie review: snow what?

7 April 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

It’s a prequel and a sequel! It’s got girl powerrr and lady-hating! It’s a mashup of Lord of the Rings and Frozen! It’s all these things, and less. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): wasn’t crazy about the first film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s a prequel and a sequel! It’s full of girl powerrr and reflexive lady-hating! It’s a parody mashup of Lord of the Rings with Frozen and it’s a longform conceptual fashion shoot! The Huntsman: Winter’s War is all these things, and more, and sometimes less. It’s a story about the horror of child soldiers without the horror. It’s a love-conquers-all story with almost no genuine emotional content at all. It’s a comedy without any actual humor. It’s a movie in which, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Movie Review – The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

5 April 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Huntsman: Winter’s War, 2016.

Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Sam Claflin and Jessica Chastain.

Synopsis:

As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades Eric the Huntsman, who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover Sara set out to stop them.

When is a sequel not a sequel? Well, when it’s a prequel of course. And when is a prequel not a prequel? A sequel. Right? Such confusing things are not uncommon in Hollywood these days where the words mentioned above, as well as the unrelenting desire to create universes, are as commonplace as they ever have been. In the case of The Huntsman: Winter’s War, it has the supreme distinction (and in equal measure confusion) of being both a prequel, a sequel and lest we forgot potential universe builder. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Film Review: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

4 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spare a thought for Snow White: So casually has she been written out of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” that even Queen Ravenna’s all-knowing mirror, when called upon to name the fairest of them all, omits her as a contender. Vague excuses are made for her absence from a film that awkwardly positions itself as both prequel and sequel to the Goth-lite derring-do of 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” though perhaps Snow skimmed Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin’s perfunctory script and reasonably decided she couldn’t be bothered. In her (and Kristen Stewart’s) place, a Katniss Everdeen-styled Jessica Chastain steps into the breach, fighting for good alongside Chris Hemsworth’s eponymous hero — this time against two wicked-queen combatants in Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt, whose glittery sisterly feud would have made for an adequate spinoff vehicle on its own. Even their doubled-up diva-tude, however, can’t ignite a rhythmically flat, »

- Guy Lodge

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New Trailer for 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' is Here!

22 March 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Pictures has debuted a new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter's War starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain.

The film is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan from a screenplay written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin.

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Discover the story that came before Snow White in The Huntsman: Winter's WarChris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles from Snow White and the Huntsman, joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.

Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New TV Spot For The Huntsman: Winter's War

16 March 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

When Freya (Emily Blunt), a young queen who can freeze her enemies in ice, learns of the demise of her sister, the evil Ravenna (Charlize Theron), she summons her soldiers to recover the Magic Mirror. After resurrecting Ravenna, the two wicked sisters amass a seemingly indestructible army that threatens the kingdom. Only the skills of Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain), two warriors who defied Freya by falling in love, can save this enchanted land from the forces of darkness. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directs the sequel, replacing Rupert Sanders.   Craig Mazin, Frank Darabont and Evan Spiliotopoulos share credit for writing the script. The film will arrive in Us theaters on April 22, 2016.  The film will most likely face the most competition at the box office from The Jungle Book (04/15) and Keanu (04/29). »

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Four New Huntsman: Winter's War Motion Posters Showcase Warriors And Queens

8 March 2016 10:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Though reception was mixed on Snow White and the Huntsman, Universal Pictures decided to move ahead with a prequel/sequel. However, Kristen Stewart is not returning as Snow White and the film will focus more heavily on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman and Charlize Theron's Evil Queen. Joining them are Emily Blunt, who plays the Ice Queen, the Evil Queen's sister and Jessica Chastain, who plays Sara, the Huntsman's warrior lover. So does no Kristen Stewart and a new creative team equal a better film?  Universal is certainly hoping that's the case, they've certainly upped the star-power for the prequel/sequel. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan replace Rupert Sanders as director. Writing credits go to Craig Mazin, Frank Darabont and Evan Spiliotopoulos who replace Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini. The film will arrive in Us theaters on April 22, 2016.  The film will most likely face the most competition at the box »

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WGA Honors Scribes for Special Services, Lifetime Achievement

11 February 2016 4:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award For Television Writing Achievement (Wgaw)

David Crane and Marta Kauffman

Longtime writing partners Kauffman and Crane created the hit television series “Friends,” which earned 63 Emmy nominations in its decade-long run, the Kirstie Alley starring “Veronica’s Closet”; “The Powers That Be”; and the HBO series “Dream On.” And they didn’t stop there. Outside their partnership, Crane has co-created several series with Jeffrey Klarik, including “Episodes” and “The Class.” Kauffman most recently co-created Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” which was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe this year.

Screen Laurel Award (Wgaw)

Elaine May

May is being honored by the Wgaw in recognition for her lifetime of work. May first hit the national stage with Mike Nichols in improv comedy “Nichols and May,” and their influence is still felt today. She’s earned recognition for penning “Heaven Can Wait,” “The Birdcage” and “Such Good Friends. »

- Variety Staff

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‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Recall ‘Painful Experience’ of Completely Overhauling Show’s Pilot

5 February 2016 12:46 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss  called the original pilot for their hit HBO series “one of the most painful experiences” of their lives. “It took us almost four years to get the pilot made,” said Benioff on the “Scriptnotes” podcast. “And we finished it. We’d been overseas for about seven months.” Then they showed the pilot to fellow screenwriters Craig Mazin, Ted Griffin, and Scott Frank. “Watching them watch that original pilot was one of the most painful experiences of my life,” he said. “I mean, it’s probably like appendicitis and that. And Craig, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Original 'Game of Thrones' Pilot Was a 'Painful' 'Piece of S--t'

5 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The original "Game of Thrones" pilot has become the stuff of television legend, since it featured significantly different plots, and several different main actors, from the final product that audiences saw on HBO back in 2011, and was widely considered pretty terrible. Now, the showrunners have recently discussed just how bad their first crack at adapting George R.R. Martin's books really was, and it turns out that that first pilot was "a complete piece of s--t."

That assessment came courtesy of screenwriter Craig Mazin (the "Hangover" sequels, "Identity Thief"), who together with fellow writer John August ("Big Fish") runs the podcast Scriptnotes. The pair hosted "Thrones" showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff on a recent episode for a frank discussion about the fantasy drama's pilot, which Mazin saw at a screening for friends organized by Weiss and Benioff back in 2010.

It didn't go well.

"Watching them watch that original pilot »

- Katie Roberts

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