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Game of Thrones is returning this April with less than 11 days for its premiere. We’ve been so far treated with the official trailer, a bunch of new promos and footages along with a spooky official teaser that portrays all major characters dead. But, though HBO tries to propel us in that direction yet we can’t ship all the major characters dying. Then, to lighten up our mood a bit HBO recently released a bunch of new promo photos via the express. Let’s have a look and analyse what each one means.

There are a lot of expectations from the first episode of the eight season – the reveal of Jon Snow’s parentage, a number of reunions, and much more. The new promotional photos from the episode seem to be pointing at the same. Starting off from King’s Landing, we can see Cersei Lannister and her hand Qyburn in the Throne room. They are perhaps addressing Euron Greyjoy and Harry Strickland from Golden Company.

Next, are two images of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen perhaps just before making their way to Winterfell. Jon seems to be showing his home to his love interest/aunt-in-disguise from a distance.

Next, are a few glimpses from Daenerys and crew’s arrival to Winterfell. Starting off with a still of Daenerys who seems to be standing next to Jon – you can tell from his furry cloak. You can also see Tyrion Lannister and Missandei in the background.

Up next are the Starks. Sansa Stark seems to be all ready to give Daenerys and Jon a warm welcome with Bran Stark and Brienne of Tarth by her side.

Next still among the promo photos is of Jorah Mormont and Ser Davos Seaworth – the trustees of Dany and Jon standing together, followed by a still of Jorah and Dany.

Up next are Jon and Daenerys together. I’m not sure if these two are standing together during the opening scene or in a later shot standing over the Winterfell Battlements.

Next shot is of a spider seated in a cart. I mean, literally Lord Varys in a cart on his way to Winterfell.

Next, are a number of photos of Winterfell Great Hall where you can find a bunch of characters like Lyanna Mormont, Tyrion, Ser Davos, Yohn Royce, Brienne of Tarth, and Dany.

Next, are two stills of Jorah and Daenerys in what appears to be a room full of scrolls and books. Perhaps this is Sansa’s room or Samwell Tarly or Bran’s room. But, I can’t still figure out the purpose of them being there perhaps to have a discussion.

The final shot in the promo photos that interests me a lot is of Sansa Stark – the Lady of Winterfell in a brand new armour, perhaps from Episode 2. This is the armour that she was talking about in a couple of previous interviews.  Her armour actually seems to have derived or taken reference from Arya Stark – lady you really need to stop copying traits!

So, what were your thoughts on these brand new promotional photos? How excited are you for the final season of Game of Thrones?

Game Of Thrones Season 8 airs on 14th April, 9 PM in USA and on Hotstar at the same time, which translates to a Monday, 15th April, 6:30 am IST stream for the Indian fans.


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I’m very excited!! ★_★

Orlystreet
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“lady you really need to stop copying traits!” – A few notes: Jon Snow styles himself EXACTLY as Ned Stark styled himself, yet receives no criticism for it. Dany’s manner of dress changes dramatically from her time in Pentos (where she wears a flimsy, sheer dress, much like a bedslave might wear) to the Dothraki sea (when she wears Dothraki leathers) to Slaver’s Bay (when she wears the blue and white flowing fabrics of merchants and rulers in Essos) to Dragonstone (where she adopts the black and red of her house) to Winterfell (white and grey fur everywhere!)–she adapts her… Read more »

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Emilia Clarke shines in a raw avatar in the latest trailer of her film Above Suspicion

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Emilia Clarke shines in a raw avatar in the latest trailer of her film Above Suspicion

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you must have built an image of the cast of the show within their specific character frames. It becomes really hard to separate the actor from the character once you’ve seen them do a good job in a particular story. But it’s always pleasantly surprising to watch these actors perform roles which are very different from what we’ve seen. In that spirit, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) is sure to catch you off guard with the latest trailer of her movie, Above Suspicion. It’s a thriller based on a true story that shook the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) in the late 1980s. The movie which first released in June 2019 is available on-demand via disc and digital platforms from July 13, 2020, in the UK. Read on to find out more.

Emilia Clarke plays Susan Smith, a local young woman in a small town in Kentucky, USA. Her troubled life has had its share of abuses and lack of love. Jack Huston plays Mark Putnam; a newly married FBI agent who’s come to the town to nab a serial bank robber. Susan’s own involvement with the underworld circles and her fascination for Mark guides her to become an informant for the FBI. Thus follows a dangerous affair that leads to a disaster for both and a scandal for the FBI; finally culminating in the first-ever murder conviction of an FBI agent. The movie follows the events from a nonfiction novel of the same name by Joe Sharkey; a former New York Times columnist. It also stars Sophie Lowe and Johnny Knoxville in key roles.

Emilia Clarke shines in a raw avatar in the latest trailer of her film Above Suspicion

The critics have praised the against-the-grain casting of Emilia Clarke; whose bold performance brought out the human side of Susan with equal amounts of gusto and vulnerability. However, Chris Gerolmo’s screenplay and Philip Noyce’s direction has been a mixed bag for most; hitting through its gloomy pull and settings but missing a few beats with the narrative. The trailer walks us through a straight path to ruin through desperation and betrayal; marked by a beyond-the-grave voiceover of Susan Smith. Although the mother of dragons from GoT and Susan are quite different in their attitudes, both find themselves in a world where affection and validation from others (especially males) bring chaos.

So, what are your thoughts about the trailer and the film? Do tell us in the comments section below.


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Kerry Ingram re-enacts Shireen’s death on TikTok and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s magazine cover on Instagram

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Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon) reenacts Shireen's death on TikTok while Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) posts a magazine cover on Instagram

All of us who have the liberty and luxury of self-isolating are trying to stay calm and centered through this tragedy. Coronavirus is affecting our people badly, but there’s little we can do at this moment. We can help those near to us but the news on the television screens is disturbing. Trying to escape the gloom, every now and then, we get a frivolous urge to wander around and indulge in the activities of our favorite celebrities. Game of Thrones stars are keeping themselves connected to the fans through social media. Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon) recently posted a TikTok video on her twitter account that might remind you of Shireen’s death; while Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) posted a magazine cover he’s on for the April/May edition of 2020. Read on to find out more.

Kerry posted a TikTok video with a GoT reference on twitter; as she felt her followers on TikTok aren’t really familiar with Game of Thrones. “So I made this tik tok but turns out 99% of my followers on there aren’t GoT fans, so I’ll post it here for you guys,” she captioned it.

The video is in keeping with the ongoing trend of making a pose from one of your childhood photos and then showing that particular photo; meanwhile, the track “I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan plays in the background. The young actress who melted our hearts in GoT enters into the frame with the wooden stag that Ser Davos had gifted Shireen. She chose Shireen’s screaming pose from the time when she was about to burn to death. It’s not a fun memory to be reminded of, especially during these times of chaos and panic.

Nikolaj, on the other hand, featured on the cover of Haute Living, a lifestyle magazine, for the April/May months’ edition. “Thanks @hauteliving. Had a lot of fun doing this story,” he wrote on the Instagram post.

The shoot took place before the coronavirus lockdowns kicked in. The Danish actor wondered how quickly times have changed and it’s a whole new world now. “We did this shoot only a few months ago. Now it seems like in some parallel universe,” he further wrote. It certainly doesn’t feel like a familiar space anymore since people are facing problems that we couldn’t have imagined.

The cases of infection are still building up rapidly. With more than 4.6 million infected cases and 308,000 deaths, things do not look good. We hope the governments and the media take stock of the people who are suffering without food and shelter. It’s not just coronavirus that kills!

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments section below.


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They say if you have the talent make the most of it. Well, some of our favorite actors from Game of Thrones are a talented bunch and they are making the most of it. Did you know Jacob Anderson is also known as Raleigh Ritchie? Also, did you know that Aidan Gillen has been part of a music video? Truth is stranger than fiction my dear friends, so read on to find out more!

As per NME, Anderson a.k.a Grey Worm of Thrones has released a new song called Aristocrats and also gave out the details of his next album Andy. What’s interesting is Anderson has been making music under his monicker, Raleigh Ritchie, and is slowly but surely climbing up the charts. Check out his latest song!

Anderson has been garnering a lot of views for his videos as well, one of his songs has so far fetched 8.4 million views! Check out the video!

Speaking about his latest album, Anderson said:

“Andy’ is a little wink to myself. It’s saying, ‘This is you speaking right now, this is you saying what you have to say.”

He also mentioned that through this song he was trying to explore Britain’s history in his own way. He said:

“British history is complicated, especially as a POC. [H]istory is everything, it’s what we learn from to help us build our future. In school, I didn’t learn much about British history aside from the country’s victories and a version of some of its atrocities. Sometimes it’s a confusing place, and although I love my country, I don’t always feel loved by it.”

Well, we found ‘Ritchie’ really talented and wish him a lot of success with his next outing. Speaking of, remember our tricky ‘Littlefinger’ of Thrones. Well, the amazingly talented Aidan Gillen too has taken part in a music video and it has left us rather inquisitive.

 

As per Evening Express, Gillen stars in a new music video of Irish post-punk band Fontaines DC. Gillen has been a huge fan of their work and so it must have been great to be part of their new video. Quite curiously, Gillen plays the character of a host in the video and we leave it up to you to decide if he succeeded in the new avatar. Check out the video!

Phew! That was interesting, wasn’t it? Who knew all these fabulous actors had so many shades within them? We hope you liked the videos and let’s continue to support them in these turbulent times. We all need something to cling on to don’t we?


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