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Explained: How House of the Dragon is making the same mistake as Game of Thrones
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Explained: How House of the Dragon is making the same mistake as Game of Thrones

There’s a fundamental difference between GOT and HOTD though, one which still fails to make us optimistic about Westeros’s ‘woman’ problem.

House of the Dragon draws largest audience ever for HBO original series debut
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House of the Dragon draws largest audience ever for HBO original series debut

Anticipation for “House of the Dragon” was evident in how many people were streaming old “Game of Thrones” episodes on HBO Max, which the network fed by offering crisper picture quality. The weekly average of streams in August is nearly 90% above June, the network said.

A look at all the Game of Thrones references you missed out in Episode 1 of House of the Dragon
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A look at all the Game of Thrones references you missed out in Episode 1 of House of the Dragon

The references show how carefully the fables and legends of George RR Martin’s universe are interwoven and interlinked. It is almost like the Butterfly Effect - where one character’s action has an impact which lasts generations after their death

House of the Dragon review: Game of Thrones saga continues with more fire and blood
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House of the Dragon review: Game of Thrones saga continues with more fire and blood

The Targaryens play their own game of thrones, full of dynastic infighting, court intrigue and power plays, in this homecoming to Westeros.

House of the Dragon trailer: Majestic dragons, fierce female characters make it a compelling prequel to GoT
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House of the Dragon trailer: Majestic dragons, fierce female characters make it a compelling prequel to GoT

The sheer anxiety & desperation of the Targareyans to sit on the Iron Throne can be felt while watching the trailer. The sound of ‘thundering hooves & ringing swords’ will remind you how far the characters can go for the throne and that human life, as we know it, holds little-to-no value for them.

Jon Snow Returns: Why HBO should put George RR Martin's fantasy world to rest
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Jon Snow Returns: Why HBO should put George RR Martin's fantasy world to rest

As a GRRM stan and someone who loved GoT (the last season excluded), I can’t help but wish the Jon Snow spinoff doesn’t happen in the near future.

Game of Thrones spin-off series reportedly with Kit Harington's Jon Snow in development
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Game of Thrones spin-off series reportedly with Kit Harington's Jon Snow in development

Jon Snow starrer Game of Thrones' spin-off series with Kit Harrington is in the works.

Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's criticism over Snow White remake
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Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's criticism over Snow White remake

Disney said "to avoid reinforcing stereotypes" from the original animated film, the studio is consulting with members of the dwarfism community.

From The Batman, The Lord of the Rings to our very own Brahmastra, 2022 will be a year of varying nerdgasms
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From The Batman, The Lord of the Rings to our very own Brahmastra, 2022 will be a year of varying nerdgasms

There is a purity and reassurance to the fact that even at a time when box office returns may be uncertain and moviegoing may be on the decline, the number of exciting stories and rich new worlds to explore and get lost in certainly isn’t.

Snow White reboot makes no sense: Peter Dinklage
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Snow White reboot makes no sense: Peter Dinklage

Dinklage, who was born with a common form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, particularly criticised the studio for trying to present a "backward" story of "seven dwarfs living in a cave together".

The Witcher Season 2 on Netflix is a more mysterious and portentous mythology-forward follow-up
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The Witcher Season 2 on Netflix is a more mysterious and portentous mythology-forward follow-up

It feels as if after the good times of Season 1, The Witcher creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich decided it was time to get serious — to start incorporating more of the elaborate mythology and terminology of the books.

In a world of spin-offs, reboots and prequels, do we even need a Harry Potter cinematic universe?
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In a world of spin-offs, reboots and prequels, do we even need a Harry Potter cinematic universe?

On the 20th anniversary of the big-screen introduction to the boy who lived, it feels like the right time to ask — in the age of cinematic universes, where do Potterheads go from here?

The Jared Harris interview | 'If you don't feel terrified as an actor, you're not doing the job right'
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The Jared Harris interview | 'If you don't feel terrified as an actor, you're not doing the job right'

Jared Harris discusses what he found sumptuously terrifying about his new character in Foundation, the challenges of bringing to life a fictional but iconic literary character, and how the Apple show falls in line with the other great TV shows he is known for.

Can Money Heist buck tropes and end on high note with Season 5 Part 2?
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Can Money Heist buck tropes and end on high note with Season 5 Part 2?

If Money Heist – which initially fizzled out on Spanish TV and then earned a revival with Netflix – ends on a satisfying note in the minds of the audiences, that may be the greatest heist of all.

The Empire shows yet again why Hindi cinema can't get Mughals right
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The Empire shows yet again why Hindi cinema can't get Mughals right

Given the track record of Hindi cinema, it comes as no surprise that Kunal Kapoor is cast as Babur, a pale, slant-eyed, wispy-bearded, Chagatai-Turkic speaking foreign invader.

Space Jam: A New Legacy movie review — LeBron James, Looney Tunes team falls miserably short of '90s predecessor
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Space Jam: A New Legacy movie review — LeBron James, Looney Tunes team falls miserably short of '90s predecessor

The Space Jam sequel could have been a fun, 20-minute extended advertisement that pops up on the HBO Max homepage, and in between episodes of Game of Thrones. Instead, for some reason, this is a film that stretches on for nearly two hours.

HBO halts GOT prequel shoot; Kenneth Branagh's theatre production cancelled due to surge of COVID cases in UK
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HBO halts GOT prequel shoot; Kenneth Branagh's theatre production cancelled due to surge of COVID cases in UK

The venue for Kenneth Branagh's play said the production was “no longer viable” due to an “increasing number of Covid-enforced absences” and that refunds would be issued to all the ticket-holders

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas celebrate second wedding anniversary, share unseen pictures from ceremony
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Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas celebrate second wedding anniversary, share unseen pictures from ceremony

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, among others, congratulated the pair on completing two years of their France wedding ceremony.

'The British industry hasn't always embraced us': Nathalie Emmanuel on lack of opportunities for Black actors in the UK
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'The British industry hasn't always embraced us': Nathalie Emmanuel on lack of opportunities for Black actors in the UK

"Many Black and mixed people like myself have come out to America because the opportunities just weren't here for us," F9: The Fast Saga actor Nathalie Emmanuel says.

Julie Delpy says she turned down fourth instalment in Before series as she was contemplating retirement from films
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Julie Delpy says she turned down fourth instalment in Before series as she was contemplating retirement from films

Julie Delpy played Celine to Ethan Hawke's Jesse in the 1995 movie about two strangers who meet on a train and strike up a conversation.