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9 New Cast Members Join 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5; Plus Watch A Newly Released Blooper Reel From Comic-Con

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 25, 2014 7:11 PM
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The fifth season of “Game Of Thrones” is about to get underway any minute now and the fast-working HBO show is already scheduled for an April 2015 premiere. The show works at a rather break-neck pace, and so while production is set to begin any moment now (and some of the cast was at Comic-Con today), naturally, the new members of the cast have been announced. And there are nine new members to the ever expanding troupe.

Duncan Jones Says He May Try To Make His Passion Project ‘Mute’ After ‘Warcraft’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 16, 2014 5:17 PM
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Kubrick had his “Napoleon” opus, Jodorowsky couldn’t conquer "Dune," Orson Welles couldn’t venture into “Heart of Darkness” and Terry Gilliam is still tilting at windmills in his hopes to mount “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (which he may or may not make next year). Almost every filmmaker of repute has a passion project he couldn’t get off the ground (here’s a recent feature The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made).

Watch: Impressive Season 4 VFX Reel For 2014 Emmy Nominee Leader 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 12:45 PM
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If there was any doubt that "Game Of Thrones" is the biggest thing on television right now (and there wasn't), this morning, HBO's fantasy drama walked away with 19 Emmy Award nominations, beating a very competitive pack. It's the most watched show in HBO's history, and each season sees the series expanding in scope and scale. And that means more money being spent on visual effects and all the details that bring the world of Westeros and beyond to life. And today, with a bit of perfect timing, comes a behind-the-scenes look at how it all comes together.

5 Major Differences From HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ & George R. R. Martin’s Books

  • By Mark Cassidy
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  • June 27, 2014 11:01 AM
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Well, the brilliant “Game Of Thrones” is obviously over for another season, and we enter the long, tortuous wait for its return next year. Unfortunately for many fans, when it does return they probably won’t see a highly anticipated character (or more accurately, the resurrected version of a deceased one) make her debut. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, actress Michelle Fairley revealed that we’re unlikely to see the character Lady Stoneheart make the transition from page to screen. Lady Who? What? Where? We’ll explain.

12 Performers Who Deserve 2014 Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 17, 2014 3:13 PM
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We're having a sustained and much needed break from the Oscars, but that doesn't mean that awards are completely banished from the cultural landscape. For better or worse, Emmy season is sneaking up. The biggest and most prestigious TV awards in the calendar ended their qualifying season at the end of May, and ballots opened only a few days ago, with voting set to finish next week, ahead of the announcement of nominations on July 10th (with the awards themselves following on August 25th).

Watch: Supercut Highlights Best Frenemy Bickering Of Arya And The Hound On 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2014 9:04 AM
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Another season has wrapped on "Game Of Thrones," and HBO has a lot of reasons to celebrate. Simply put, it's the most successful show the network has ever produced, with the season finale bringing in 32% more viewers than last year, with a gross audience of 9.3 million. Damn. And it's just part of a Sunday night lineup that is unshakeable at the moment with "Veep," "Silicon Valley" and "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" all posting strong, steady numbers. That quality TV brings in an appreciative audience isn't new, but that doesn't mean even the most intense of dramas doesn't have its lighthearted moments.

'Game Of Thrones' Creators & Cast Discuss The Shocking Season 4 Finale

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 11:31 AM
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Have you had your morning coffee? Good, cos after "Game of Thrones" last night, you probably needed it. It's been an eventful season on the show, what with the Purple Wedding, the fight between the Mountain and the Viper and its grisly conclusion, and the battle for the Wall, but last night's finale, "The Children," topped them all with a slew of major characters biting the dust, and more major revelations besides, as you'll know from our recap (and if you haven't read that or seen the episode, be warned that there are major spoilers below).

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow: Kit Harington Disses 'Downton Abbey'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 9:26 AM
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Though it's been helped by a large number of big blockbusters, including the currently-filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" and "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," choosing to film on U.K. soil, the British acting industry has been essentially kept afloat in the years since the "Harry Potter" franchise wrapped up by two things: "Downton Abbey" and "Game of Thrones." The two series, which are both hugely popular worldwide, both have large and expansive casts, and you haven't really made it until you've appeared in one or the other, even if it's just as a wordless butler or a guy who gets speared in the background. But is there a rivalry brewing between the two shows? If "Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington is anything to go by, there might be.

Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 10 'The Children' Bids Farewell

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 16, 2014 6:56 AM
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Here we are, time to bid farewell to another season of "Game of Thrones," just as soon as we get through this extra long (66 minute) episode — with slim chances that all of our characters are going to make it out intact. If anyone checked out the news about the Emmy submissions last week, you might have noted that this week's finale "The Children" was the only episode that HBO submitted for best writing, so we were expecting a lot from this one (though last week's episode "The Watchers on the Wall" would have made a fine submission too, as though it was rife with action and bloodshed, had some damn fine speeches and story moments. Also giants). But this finale definitely lived up to the hype, with some incredible twists, turns and monologuing along the way as well.

Is George R. R. Martin Right In Wanting Longer Seasons For 'Game Of Thrones?'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 11:05 AM
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It feels like only yesterday that since "Game Of Thrones" began its fourth season, and [SPOILER REDACTED], and then [OTHER SPOILER REDACTED] and oh my god, when [REALLY MASSIVE SPOILER REDACTED]. But we're already upon the season finale, certainly a testament to the power of the story, but it's hard not to feel like we were only just getting going when it all comes to an end.

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