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Avengers Endgame director Joe Russo defends Game of Thrones finale: ‘I thought it was crazy and unexpected’

Joe Russo, the co-director of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, has defended the poorly received final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The Night King and Thanos in stills from Game of Thrones and Avengers.
The Night King and Thanos in stills from Game of Thrones and Avengers.
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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‘Chernobyl’ TV series sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

The Baltic state’s only nuclear power plant built in Soviet times was open to the public even before the “Chernobyl” drama first aired in May but has since seen a steady uptick in visitors on the heels of the show’s success.
The HBO TV series “Chernobyl” featuring Soviet era nuclear nightmares is drawing tourists to the atomic filming locations and helping Lithuania grow as a tourist destination.(AP Photo)
The HBO TV series “Chernobyl” featuring Soviet era nuclear nightmares is drawing tourists to the atomic filming locations and helping Lithuania grow as a tourist destination.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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Gwendoline Christie on why she self-submitted for Emmys after HBO snub: ‘I had to do it for myself, and Brienne’

Game of Thrones actor Gwendoline Christie has spoken about why she self-submitted her name for the Emmys after HBO snub.
Gwendoline Christie in a still from Game of Thrones.
Gwendoline Christie in a still from Game of Thrones.
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 04:34 PM IST
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Brexit The Uncivil War movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch’s HBO film is timely and terrifying

Brexit The Uncivil War movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the enigmatic man behind one of the biggest political upsets of our times, in a very compelling, but equally cynical film. Rating: 4/5.
Brexit The Uncivil War movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the enigmatic man behind one of the biggest political upsets of our times.
Brexit The Uncivil War movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the enigmatic man behind one of the biggest political upsets of our times.
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 06:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar

Euphoria review: HBO’s new show is a generation-defining masterpiece. 4.5 stars

Euphoria review: HBO’s latest show is a generation-defining masterpiece; tragic and traumatic in equal measure, starring an excellent Zendaya in the lead. Rating: 4.5/5.
Euphoria review: Zendaya and Hunter Schafer deliver tremendously moving performances in HBO’s new show.
Euphoria review: Zendaya and Hunter Schafer deliver tremendously moving performances in HBO’s new show.
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar

HBO boss clarifies why Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen’s names were omitted from Game of Thrones’ Emmy submissions

HBO programming chief Casey Bloys has defended the decision to not submit actor Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen and Carice Van Houten’s names for Emmys.
This image released by HBO shows Gwendoline Christie in a scene from Game of Thrones.(AP)
This image released by HBO shows Gwendoline Christie in a scene from Game of Thrones.(AP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Avengers Endgame vs Game of Thrones finale: Anthony Mackie tears apart HBO show, jokes about the coffee cup

Avengers: Endgame actor Anthony Mackie was asked about the Game of Thrones finale, and he didn’t even pretend like it deserved a comparison.
Sebastian Stan (L) and US actor Anthony Mackie were asked to weigh in on Avengers Endgame vs Game of Thrones finale.(AFP)
Sebastian Stan (L) and US actor Anthony Mackie were asked to weigh in on Avengers Endgame vs Game of Thrones finale.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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Big Little Lies season 2 review: HBO, Meryl Streep school Kabir Singh in the true meaning of violent love

Big Little Lies season 2 review: HBO reunites a formidable cast led by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, but even the addition of Meryl Streep isn’t enough achieve the high standards of season 1.
Big Little Lies season 2 review: Name a more iconic cast. I’ll wait.
Big Little Lies season 2 review: Name a more iconic cast. I’ll wait.
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Game of Thrones fans boo Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for defending Jaime’s death at Comic Con, cast avoids fan questions. Watch video

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s comment that he thought his character Jaime Lannister’s death in Game of Thrones was ‘perfect’ was met with boos at the show’s Comic-Con panel.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau participates at the Game of Thrones panel on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau participates at the Game of Thrones panel on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 01:12 PM IST
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Game of Thrones fans blast HBO for forcing Gwendoline Christie to submit her own Emmy nomination. See reactions

HBO didn’t submit Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Carice Van Houten’s names for Emmy consideration, so they did it themselves, and won.
Gwendoline Christie paid the $225 entry fee for the Emmys herself.
Gwendoline Christie paid the $225 entry fee for the Emmys herself.
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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Emmy nominations 2019: Game of Thrones gets record 32 nominations, Chernobyl gets 19 nods

While Game of Thrones bagged 32 nominations, Chernobyl got 19 nominations. The show eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by NYPD Blue in 1994.
Game of Thrones bags maximum nominations at Emmy 2019.
Game of Thrones bags maximum nominations at Emmy 2019.
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin reveals 5 facts about HBO’s prequel series: ‘Starks will definitely be there’

The Starks will definitely exist in HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, and they’ll be joined later by the Lannisters, writer George RR Martin has teased. Here are more facts he has revealed.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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Big Little Lies Season 2: 5 classic Audrey Hepburn looks for every season

Taking inspiration from the tribute the ladies of Big Little Lies paid to Audrey Hepburn last season and something that’s a recurring theme, here are 5 of our favourite looks of Audrey’s, listed.
5 classic Audrey Hepburn looks for every season.(Instagram)
5 classic Audrey Hepburn looks for every season.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySaumya Sharma

Like it? Love it?Just rent it

Rental platforms for clothes and accessories – especially occasion wear – offer an easy way out for cash-strapped professionals
Renting clothes is pocket-friendly and also solves storage worries.(Photo Imaging: Ashwin Patil)
Renting clothes is pocket-friendly and also solves storage worries.(Photo Imaging: Ashwin Patil)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPoulomi Banerjee

HBO show Euphoria generates controversy for featuring One Direction members having sex without permission

HBO show Euphoria has generated controversy online for featuring One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles having sex, without taking their permission.
Singer Louis Tomlinson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening for As it Was.(Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Singer Louis Tomlinson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening for As it Was.(Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 08:27 PM IST
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George RR Martin slams toxic fans over Game of Thrones finale backlash

George R.R Martin has lashed out at fans for asking for a remake of season 8 of Game of Thrones.
George R.R. Martin, author of the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, poses in Toronto.(AP)
George R.R. Martin, author of the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, poses in Toronto.(AP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin praises rival HBO series Chernobyl, wants it to ‘win a truckload of Emmys’

Game of Thrones author has praised HBO’s Chernobyl, and has written on Twitter, “If this one does not win a truckload of Emmys, there is no justice in Hollywood.” GoT is also a top contender at the Emmys.
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin loved HBO’s Chernobyl.
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin loved HBO’s Chernobyl.
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Game of Thrones prequel begins filming, spoiler-filled pictures, videos flood the internet. Check them out

A torrent of images and videos have arrived online, purportedly from the Northern Ireland sets of the Game of Thrones prequel, which is currently being filmed. Check them out here.
Mammoths, as seen in the Game of Thrones episode The Watchers on the Wall.
Mammoths, as seen in the Game of Thrones episode The Watchers on the Wall.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 01:06 PM IST
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Chernobyl survivors have mixed reviews for HBO’s acclaimed series: ‘Dyatlov was harsh, but fair’

As it cements its position as the best reviewed television show of all time, the real-life survivors of the Chernobyl disaster have mixed reactions to the HBO show.
A picture taken on June 7, 2019, shows the wreckage of a car in the ghost city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on June 7, 2019.(AFP)
A picture taken on June 7, 2019, shows the wreckage of a car in the ghost city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on June 7, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Real life Chernobyl diver reveals what really happened: ‘We walked quicker, had no oxygen tanks’

Oleksiy Ananenko, one of the three divers who went to empty a water tank under the burning Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986, reveals how HBO’s new show didn’t get a few things right.
Oleksiy Ananenko was one of the three divers who went underneath the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986.
Oleksiy Ananenko was one of the three divers who went underneath the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986.
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 10:56 AM IST
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HBO’s Big Little Lies season 2 premiere inspires hilarious Meryl Streep memes. Check them out

The season two premiere of HBO’s Big Little Lies has inspired fans to come up with hilarious memes. Most of them centre around Meryl Streep’s shady new character, Mary Louise. Check them out.
Meryl Streep’s scream is catching the internet’s attention.
Meryl Streep’s scream is catching the internet’s attention.
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 04:03 PM IST
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Game of Thrones fans call HBO ‘shameless’ after it submits worst episodes of the worst season for Emmys. See reactions

‘Good luck, lol,’ fans said after HBO revealed that it has submitted the worst reviewed episodes of the worst reviewed final season of Game of Thrones for Emmy consideration. See reactions.
Indira Varma in a scene from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Indira Varma in a scene from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Updated on May 23, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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Path-breaking or propaganda?: Russians are divided about HBO’s Chernobyl

Russian critics have appreciated the emotional honesty and high production values of HBO’s hit miniseries Chernobyl, but some have criticised it for being overly harsh on Soviet era leaders.
Jared Harris as Professor Valery Legasov in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Jared Harris as Professor Valery Legasov in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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HBO’s Chernobyl is now the top-rated TV show on IMDb, beating Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad

HBO’s Chernobyl has emerged as the top-rated television show on IMDb, beating out the likes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. It is the only show with a 9.6 rating.
Stellan Skarsgard and Jared Harris in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Stellan Skarsgard and Jared Harris in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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Chernobyl review: An outright masterpiece, HBO delivers the best new show of 2019. 5 stars

Chernobyl review: HBO delivers the best new show of 2019, starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson; thrilling, terrifying and timely. Rating:5/5.
Chernobyl review: The best new show of 2019.
Chernobyl review: The best new show of 2019.
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 09:51 AM IST
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HBO boss defends Games of Thrones’ controversial finale, rules out Arya Stark spin-off

HBO boss Casey Bloys has said that he knew the final season of Game of Thrones would be divisive, and that fans shouldn’t expect more stories featuring the same characters.
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in a still from Game of Thrones’ final season.
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in a still from Game of Thrones’ final season.
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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Game of Thrones ends in flames, series finale The Iron Throne is worst rated episode in show’s history

The series finale of Game of Thrones, The Iron Throne, is the worst rated episode of the show’s history on IMDb, and the second worst reviewed episode ever on Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s how it compares to previous seasons.
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in the final episode of Game of Thrones.
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in the final episode of Game of Thrones.
Updated on May 21, 2019 05:01 PM IST
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Game of Thrones fans spot stray water bottles in final episode, can’t believe it happened again: ‘Even lords need to stay hydrated’

Poor writing and unsatisfactory character arcs aside, Game of Thrones’ final season is being done in by trash. Fans have spotted stray water bottles in couple of shots in the series finale.
Game of Thrones fans have spotted water bottles in the series finale, and they can’t believe it.
Game of Thrones fans have spotted water bottles in the series finale, and they can’t believe it.
Updated on May 20, 2019 01:37 PM IST
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Game of Thrones finale review The Iron Throne: A disappointing end as all prophecies, secrets, plotlines are set on fire

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 The Iron Throne review: The biggest show in the world has come to a disappointing end. New rulers were crowned and others were slayed. Rating: 3/5.
Game of Thrones finale review: The Iron Throne shows Daenerys as the true symbol of fear.
Game of Thrones finale review: The Iron Throne shows Daenerys as the true symbol of fear.
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 06:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Srivastava

Amid crashing Game of Thrones ratings, enraged fans sign petition demanding Season 8’s remake

Thousands of angry fans of hit fantasy series Game of Thrones have signed a petition on Change.org, demanding that Season 8 be remade with ‘competent writers’.
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.
Updated on May 16, 2019 11:56 AM IST
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