Game of Thrones

Interview: Peter Dinklage on the fear and complexity of playing Cyrano; “With great risk comes great reward”

February 24, 2022

Arriving in cinemas today, Cyrano (you can read our review here) is the beautiful new drama from director Joe Wright, who has reinterpreted Edmond Rostand’s classic 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac as a sorrowful musical starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage (TV’s Game of Thrones) as the titular poet. To coincide with […]

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Interview: Ciarán Hinds on working with Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench on the “protected” set of Belfast

February 2, 2022

Predicted to be a major player at this year’s Academy Awards, Kenneth Branagh‘s acclaimed Belfast (you can read our review here) is the celebrated director’s most personal film to date, a semi-autobiographical drama about a young boy growing up in 1960’s Northern Ireland. Assembling one of the year’s finest casts, Ciarán Hinds, a decorated character […]

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D&D Live

D&D Live is a perfect introduction to Dungeons and Dragons

June 30, 2020

Have you ever wanted to play D&D but you aren’t sure where to start, or even how the game works? The latest D&D Live festival, an annual celebration of the world’s most popular role-playing game, may be the best, simplest, and most instructive lesson in how to play this side of Critical Role. Playing Dungeons […]

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11 theme parks and attractions opening in 2020 around the world to get excited about

December 20, 2019

It’s going to be a massive year in 2020 for those who enjoy theme parks, with a number of brand new, highlight anticipated parks and expansions opening up all over the world. There are also new museums, IMAX cinemas and even hotels that are worthy of getting excited about here in Australia and overseas. Here’s […]

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Game of Thrones: Five things we know about The Battle of Winterfell

April 26, 2019

It doesn’t seem like enough to just say this next, third, episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 will be ambitious. Plenty of things in this day and age are ambitious: jazz-rap concept albums from chiselled Compton emcees; some absolutely fucked mutant food hybrid, likely involving Nutella and doughnuts; millennial media start-ups that are so […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Who will die in the Battle of Winterfell?

April 25, 2019

People are going to die in Game of Thrones next week. There’s absolutely no question about it. Hyped as the longest battle sequence ever committed to film/tv, the third episode – probably titled “The Long Night” – will undoubtedly be a milestone in television history as it deals with the direct result of the fearsome […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Review: Final Preparations, Final Goodbyes

April 22, 2019

Season 8’s premiere, “Winterfell”, was a surprisingly disappointing and robotic brush of box-ticking. Reunions and moments of levity took up the most of it, appealing to the masses with schlocky CGI dragon-riding and destined-for-meme Bran stare-downs. The only thing remotely impressive about the episode was John Bradley’s acting. “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8 “Winterfell”: what worked and what didn’t

April 18, 2019

After what felt like an endless wait, Game of Thrones has returned for its sweeping final run of episodes, six instalments which will wrap up what has essentially been one of the greatest television events of all time. I’ve spent the past week and a half re-watching it all – my fifth time doing so […]

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Foxtel brings epic Game of Thrones graveyard to Sydney

April 12, 2019

With the final epic season just around the corner, Foxtel is giving Sydney Game of Thrones fans a unique chance to mourn lost characters with a deliciously eerie art installation dubbed ‘Grave of Thrones’. (Oh and, yes, this article will contain spoilers) Situated inside Centennial Park, ‘Grave of Thrones’ features an extraordinary collection of tombstones […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Five theories on the end

April 9, 2019

George R.R. Martin loves his irony. It’s pretty much the only reliable rule that runs throughout A Song of Ice & Fire, and hence Game of Thrones. Arya kills Polliver the same way he killed Lommy; Ramsay Bolton is mauled by his dogs; Jorah is sold into slavery at one point – Martin loves drawing […]

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HBO releases special Game of Thrones collection of single malt whiskies

April 8, 2019

While wine may be the drink of choice in HBO’s phenomenal Game of Thrones, the various textures of the show’s universe are best expressed through Whisky. Diageo have recognised this, and so has HBO; which is why they’ve teamed up to officially release several expressions from different iconic brands, each making up a limited-edition collection […]

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HBO to commence Game of Thrones studio tours in 2020

April 3, 2019

As the final season of HBO’s monumental Game of Thrones creeps ever so closer, an exciting announcement has ensured fans of the hit TV show will still be able to ride the wave of crushing character deaths, extreme violence, and pouncing sers long after this forthcoming string of episodes is done and dusted. As reported […]

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WATCH: The official trailer for Game of Thrones’ final season has arrived

March 5, 2019

Just days after the internet started buzzing with talks that the forthcoming final season of Game of Thrones will feature “the longest consecutive battle sequence ever committed to film”, the official trailer has arrived. As you can expect, details are fairly scarce on exactly how the season will play out, but we have been given […]

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Win a bottle of Johnnie Walker’s limited edition Game of Thrones whisky

November 29, 2018

Love Game of Thrones? Love whisky? Then we have good news for you. Johnnie Walker and HBO have partnered up to release White Walker by Johnnie Walker – a new, limited edition Scotch whisky for fans to celebrate with, in anticipation of the eighth and final season of Game for Thrones, recently announced to return […]

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Ned Stark to return for Game of Thrones reunion special

October 21, 2018

It appears that Sean Bean has spilled…the beans? The former Game of Thrones cast member, who portrayed patriarch Ned Stark in the show’s first season, has let slip that HBO has been busy filming a reunion special ahead of the final run of episodes. The one-off special, which was reportedly hosted by Conan O’Brien, was […]

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Johnnie Walker unveil a Game of Thrones inspired Whisky

October 5, 2018

As we wait patiently for season eight of the blockbuster tv series, Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker in collaboration with HBO have unveiled a limited-edition Scotch Whisky to take the edge off (just in time for Christmas!). You don’t even have to like Game of Thrones to enjoy it, as this Whisky could make even […]

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Oscar winning makeup artist Lucy Sibbick talks about Darkest Hour and the final season of Game of Thrones

April 23, 2018

Speaking from her home in Hertfordshire, just before she was set to jump on a plane to Ireland to work on the final season of Game of Thrones, we caught up with Oscar winning makeup artist Lucy Sibbick to talk about her work on transforming Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.   This isn’t the […]

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Interview: Tom Hopper talks crazy stunts on Black Sails and huge productions on Game Of Thrones ahead of Oz Comic Con Sydney

September 30, 2017

After a blink and you miss it appearance on Doctor Who, followed by playing a knight on Merlin and then jumping aboard a pirate ship with Black Sails British actor Tom Hopper landed a short but sweet role in one of the world’s biggest TV series Game Of Thrones. He’s been fortunate enough to appear […]

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Go behind-the-scenes on yesterday’s game-changing Game of Thrones battle sequence

August 8, 2017

“The hope is that the audience doesn’t know who to root for in that sequence,” says co-Executive Producer Bryan Cogman in a new fifteen minute behind-the-scenes special from HBO, all about yesterday’s game-changing battle sequence they’re calling “The Loot Train Attack”. Of course, there are a pile of spoilers in this video, but it’s essential […]

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TV Review: Fire reigns in epic Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 “The Spoils of War”

August 7, 2017

In a move to rival the sheer scale and CGI glory of “Hardhome”, Game of Thrones have just presented what is probably its most epic battle yet, even outranking the “Battle of the Bastards” in some ways by pitting Jamie, Bronn and the Lannister forces against Dany, Drogon, and the Dothraki army. Like all of […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice” is uneven but eventful

July 31, 2017

The transfer of power to those most capable of running an ever-changing world tends to only happen when traditions fly out of the window. That’s always been one of the primary messages of Game of Thrones, and watching it unfold with power moves and converging character arcs is where the show’s major strengths lie. A […]

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TV Review: Cersei draws first blood in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”

July 26, 2017

An episode sandwiched by a brutal storm, one literal and one figurative, “Stormborn” was a momentous series of events which has moved this narrative further then many would have expected. As I mentioned last week, the time for economical storytelling is upon us, and so every – well, most – sequences are going to count […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 “Dragonstone” is nothing but power moves

July 17, 2017

That was one hell of a way to open up Game of Thrones’ seventh season premiere, wasn’t it? Rarely does the show dabble in cold openers, but an enormously satisfying ribbon-cutter was certainly the perfect way to usher in what is now the final 13 episodes (split into two seasons) of what has truly become […]

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Interview: Steven Knight on writing the dark new Tom Hardy series Taboo, his history with the real Peaky Blinders and World War Z 2

July 12, 2017

Steven Knight is the creator and writer of some amazing award winning shows, such as Peaky Blinders and even Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. His writing and directing for film has been praised, too, such as the acclaimed Locke with Tom Hardy and the recent Brad Pitt film Allied. And this praise looks set […]

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Interview: The Last Kingdom‘s Alexander Dreymon talks Sydney, binge watching, sex scenes and plays “What Would Uhtred Do?”

May 8, 2017

With the wonderfully violent and gritty BBC & Netflix Drama Series The Last Kingdom Season 2 heading to Blu-Ray and DVD this month, we caught up with the clever and humble Alexander Dreymon who plays the mildly enigmatic lead role and hero Uhtred in the critically acclaimed series. Alexander Dreymon has worked alongside greats Jessica Lange, Emma […]

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Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Doctor Who stars join Supernova’s Brisbane and Adelaide 2016 line-up

October 17, 2016

Australia’s home grown comic-con, Supernova Pop Culture Expo, has announced a superstar line-up for Brisbane and Adelaide this year. The 2016 line-up will see exciting guest appearances from stars of our most beloved geeky films and television shows including, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Suicide Squad and Back to The Future. Natalia Tena […]

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Parody Graeme of Thrones scores the ultimate cast member – an actor from Game of Thrones!

September 20, 2016

Michael Condron, who played Bowen Marsh in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will join the cast of parody show Graeme of Thrones for its Brisbane Powerhouse run later this year. Graeme of Thrones producer Alex Jarrett says: “Condron might have been one of Jon Snow’s killers in Season 5, and was then killed by Jon Snow […]

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HBO, FX and Netflix among the big winners at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys

September 12, 2016

The winners for the 68th annual Creative Arts Emmys have been announced. The first ever two night awards show, which was held on the 10 – 11th of September, recognises achievements in cinematography, make-up, costume design, casting, and sound. HBO lead the way on day one, with popular fantasy series Game of Thrones picking up […]

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Is Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury coming to Game of Thrones?

September 6, 2016

German news site Bild has reported that Angela Lansbury – the iconic star of Murder She Wrote – may be joining the cast of Game of Thrones for their second last season. The star of the twelve-year long crime series is potentially joining the seventh season with a guest appearance, spanning two episodes. Lansbury will spend […]

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A Game of Thrones Conference is coming to Melbourne and we have the dates!

August 15, 2016

There’s a Game of Thrones conference coming to Australia, and the dates have just been revealed. Called ThronesCon, and promising to bring us actresses and actors from the celebrated series, the event will premiere in Melbourne next May. Presented by Australian Fandom Conventions, who have delivered fan-orientated events around the country over the last decade, […]

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