Game of Thrones, Beyond The Wall: a classic dragon battle

Game of Thrones, Beyond The Wall: a classic dragon battle

Finally, the transition of Game of Thrones from gutter-dirty medieval caper to traditional fantasy epic has finished. After years of teasing, with Beyond the Wall the HBO juggernaut finally made good on its implied promise to one day pitch flame-snorting dragons against ice zombies – to predictably breathtaking (and budget-busting) effect. Still, as Drogon and siblings bombarded the Night King’s minions, it was worth considering whether this was also the moment breathtaking spectacle tipped into empty bombast. Just two weeks…

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale: Remember these details About “The Dragon and The Wolf”

Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale: Remember these details About “The Dragon and The Wolf”

Game of Thrones  blew all the last season finales away, with a shocker from Arya and Sansa Stark, a major revelation for Jon Snow and a game-changing moment from the White Walkers. Below, revisit every unbelievable moment. (Missed out on last week’s episode? Catch up with our recap.) 1) The meeting of all meetings takes place. Greyworm and the Unsullied stand in formation outside of King’s Landing, as Jaime and Bronn watch from above. As they joke…

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A Look-Over At Game of Thrones Season 6

A Look-Over At Game of Thrones Season 6

In its first season not leaned on George R. R. Martin’s books — save for some leftover Iron Islands stuffs — Game of Thrones moved faster than fans have come to anticipate concerning story, payoffs, and even the literal movement of characters from one world to another. Occasionally, there were so many “happy” moments that the show began to feel rather un-Game of Thrones like, even though the series definitely had an excuse for speeding…

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Game of Thrones season 7, The Dragon and the Wolf Recap: The inevitable family bonds

Game of Thrones season 7, The Dragon and the Wolf Recap: The inevitable family bonds

The finale of this tremendously busy season of Game of Thrones gave us: one utterly predictable death, one revelation that almost every audience already knew, one aunt-nephew incest sequence and one ice dragon that caused some serious damage.  Game of Thrones season 7 was an episode that dealt head-on with the story conflict at the heart of the series — the fight for the Iron Throne vs. the battle of Living and Dead — and also…

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Game of Thrones 7: The Dragon and the Wolf Completes an Uneven Season on a Triumphant Score

Game of Thrones 7: The Dragon and the Wolf Completes an Uneven Season on a Triumphant Score

(In our coverage of Game of Thrones season 7, we’ll be examining each episode with one simple question in mind – which character is winning the game of thrones this week?) And like that, Game of Thrones season 7 has come to an end. Who has survived? What’s left of them? Where do they go from here? And, most importantly, who’s “winning” the game of thrones? All very important questions. Let’s dive in. Before we dive into the…

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The Way Game of Thrones Season 7 Went Uneven

The Way Game of Thrones Season 7 Went Uneven

Here’s a question I can’t help but wondering: What happened in Game of Thrones Season 7? By that, I don’t mean what were the series of events that took place on the series. It’s easy enough to compile a story summary that makes the seventh season sound reasonably coherent. I mean what was the purpose of anything that transpired? What were the more profound themes or character dynamics being explored? Or, to be more exact: Was there a single…

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Review: Misogyny is gone, breakneck storytelling steps in to action

Game of Thrones Season 6 Review: Misogyny is gone, breakneck storytelling steps in to action

Game of Thrones has just finished its sixth season, with an explosive and nerve-wracking finale. It’s the first time the show’s makers have gone beyond the books of the saga’s creator George RR Martin – so how did it go? We asked fans’ thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones offering – did it live up to the expectation? Are you now thrillingly anticipating what’s to come? Here’s what you told us. Zoe Tongue, 20, Sheffield This…

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‘Game of Thrones’ heats up as winter approaches

‘Game of Thrones’ heats up as winter approaches

The end is just in the reach for “Game of Thrones,” which explains why the seventh season premiere showed a sense of urgency and purpose that past openers have sometimes lacked. From the inordinately satisfying pre-credit sequence on, not a scene was wasted, serving notice that while winter is indeed here, for fans, this promises to be one hell of a summer. With 13 episodes left to wrap up the show spread over two seasons, there’s…

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Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7: The Dragon And The Wolf – A grand finale

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7: The Dragon And The Wolf – A grand finale

The Game Of Thrones season 7 finale packs a great deal in, including brilliant acting. Spoilers ahead in our review… The Dragon And The Wolf There’s been a lot of complaint about the seventh season of Game Of Thrones. One of the biggest complaints has been regarding its pacing. Yes, it’s been very, very fast. Maybe it’s been too fast. Still, I’ve watched a lot of shows where the opposite has been true, and allow me…

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Game of Thrones season 7 episode 7 finale: Maybe in the end, it really is all cocks

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 7 finale: Maybe in the end, it really is all cocks

“Maybe it really is all cocks, in the end,” Jaime mused to Bronn on the walls of King’s Landing at the opening of the Game of Thrones season 7 finale. The pair may have been talking about the Unsullied army in front of them, but the Lannister’s comment also worked as an analysis for the episode and even the season as a whole, whether taken literally – tonight seeing the Jon and Daenerys sex scene fans had craved, or…

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Game Of Thrones Season Finale Review: An Epic and Shrewd Finale

Game Of Thrones Season Finale Review: An Epic and Shrewd Finale

Like most of Season 7 itself, tonight’s sprawling Game Of Thrones penultimate season finale can be best encapsulated in five terms: betrayal, bloody, bullion, battle and big. Very big. Only competed in the rarefied pantheon of the current Peak TV era by The Walking Dead in many aspects, the two-time Best Drama Emmy winner tonight fought off a summer of hacks, leaks, hype and repeated record viewership to bring us not only its longest episode yet in The Dragon And The Wolf but also undoubtedly…

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale Review: Can’t wait for the next season to come

Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale Review: Can’t wait for the next season to come

Have the dragons already won? We’re not talking about a battle between a zombie ice dragon and its two hot-blooded siblings. It’s a potential conflict Game of Thrones fans will no doubt spend the next year pondering, and no doubt a special-effects house is already figuring out how to deliver that kind of rousing, scaly battle. But the non-literal version of the question still remains: Is Game of Thrones about dragons, spectacle and grand battles…

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Deadpool Review: Ryan Reynolds’ pansexual superhero is needy, insane and extremely hilarious

Deadpool Review: Ryan Reynolds’ pansexual superhero is needy, insane and extremely hilarious

The meta the better. This seems to be the mission statement for this horribly violent, shriekingly self-aware and macabre Marvel super-antihero movie. It’s the funniest Ryan Reynolds film since Van Wilder: Party Liaison, and incidentally finally confirms the hall-of-fame status for Richard Curtis’s “I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy…” line from Notting Hill. Deadpool  is absorbed in irony, zinging and stinging with pop-culture jokes; it starts by spoofing the generic lineup in the credits,…

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Game Of Thrones Season 7 – Episode 7: ‘The Dragon And The Wolf’ Review

Game Of Thrones Season 7 – Episode 7: ‘The Dragon And The Wolf’ Review

The season 7 finale of Game of Thrones was one of the most important, insane, and ultimately satisfying episodes HBO has given us to date. Between major reveals and the falling of the Wall, this was the perfect episode to wrap up a too-brief season, and to usher in the final stretch. I won’t say it was a perfect episode. It suffered from some of the same issues the rest of the season has suffered from, namely…

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Game of Thrones Episode 7: The Dragon and the Wolf: Betrayal, Nudity, and Unexpected Twists

Game of Thrones Episode 7: The Dragon and the Wolf: Betrayal, Nudity, and Unexpected Twists

A fully operational Ice Dragon, Littlefinger bloodily hoisted on the sharp end of his own machinations, a hastily-undressed Jon and Daenerys rocking the boat… The longest Game of Thrones episode yet was also among the most jaw-dropping and gore-packed. At the end of a overwhelming yet uneven season, The Dragon and the Wolf was also a stirring return to Westeros’ first principles as the Hollywood bombast of recent weeks was replaced by a solid 1 hour and…

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