26 April 2011

Game of Thrones Critics Trailer

This trailer was released yesterday, it features critics' reactions to GoT.

Game of Thrones "The King's Road" Screencaps

Here's loads of screencaps for episode 1x02 of GoT!! Thanks J., you rock!!! ;)
Head over to our Gallery for more screencaps, HQ pictures and Fan Arts! And if you'd like to contribute, please contact us!! :))


24 April 2011

Happy Easter and tonight's GoT episode

Happy Easter to all you reading this blog!! ^^
Tonight is the second episode of Game of Thrones, titled "The King's Road", here's a short preview of what's going to happen from Gather.com, of course don't read if you really don't want to have any spoilers:
Preview of 'Game of Thrones' 1.2 "Kingsroad": Lannisters versus Starks

So far, HBO's Game of Thrones has stayed true to the book, and that's not expected to change. After all, Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin has played a big role in the TV adaption of his books. For those who haven't read the books, or just those curious to see how it all gets portrayed, HBO has released a few details--and video previews, which are below--of what to look for next.
Game of Thrones "Kingsroad" follows Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and his two daughters Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams) as they travel toward King's Landing. Sansa's future with prince Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) is also threatened when Arya angers the young prince.
Back at Winterfell, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) stays at Bran's (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) bedside, all the while becoming suspicious that his fall was not an accident. Some of the Lannisters--who, last week were a bit more close than a brother and sister should be--have stayed behind in Winterfell. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) taunts Jon Snow with his future as part of the Night's Watch. Despite some misgivings, Jon heads to the Wall with Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) in tow.
Across the Narrow Sea, the legend of the dragons grow when Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives some lessons from the Dothraki.
23 April 2011

New Interview with Lena!!

Here's a veeeeery long interview with Lena posted on Winter Is Coming! Click here to read it! ;)
22 April 2011

Syfy Kicks "TSCC" Reruns to the Curb


Argh! This is incredible, what's wrong with television networks??? No more TSCC reruns on SyFy :((
Syfy acquired the rights to all 31 episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles but is pulling the plug on the 4-5 hour blocks of them after only three weeks (including tonight’s episodes) and will replace them with blocks of Star Trek: The Next Generation reruns beginning next Thursday.

Perhaps Syfy is trying to not be out sci-fied by BBC America which also airs Star Trek: TNG reruns and also just acquired the rights to air Syfy “hit” (from the SciFi days) Battlestar Galactica. Not to mention BBC America just announced a co-production deal on the UK version of Being Human, and of course BBCA will be airing Doctor Who’s sixth season beginning with the premiere this Saturday.

Syfy also announced (via Twitter) that it was moving Sanctuary from Fridays to Mondays beginning Monday, April 25.

Lena Headey fans can still catch her on HBO’s Game of Thrones…
Source: Tv by the Numbers

Lena at the Late Late Show Screencaps

Screencaps from The Late Late Show!! Thanks J.!! ;))

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Game of Thrones Emmy submissions

Great news from Winter Is Coming!!
HBO has released their submissions for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, which includes their category placements for Game of Thrones and its actors. Gold Derby has the scoop:
“Game of Thrones” debuted to strong reviews and ratings. Like “Boardwalk Empire,” it was renewed for a second season after only one episode had aired. HBO sent Emmy voters an impressive screner package and has confirmed the following category placements for its two hot new dramas:
“Game of Thrones”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Sean Bean
Drama Actress: Lena Headey
Drama Supporting Actor: Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Gillen, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa
Drama Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley
Source: Winter Is Coming

New message on Facebook

New message from Lena :)
Facebookers..
I am here to say sorry if I offended anyone (from Belfast or not)...
with my Belfast is cheap quip ... I am not a stand up comic genius ...OBV...
and I meant nothing by it ...nerves and all ...
I had a ball in Belfast and folk are awesome ...
They do have a starbucks now though ...(Lori knows about my starbucks love affair)
peace
x
p.s. my hubby is from there... so part of me is too!
21 April 2011

Lena on Ferguson (20/04/2011)!!

Here's the video from the show's YT channel of Lena on Ferguson!!! ^^


After the show she also left a message and a pic on Facebook:
HERE I am .. home and SOOOO tired .. on Wylie's plastic telephone..???
Have no idea what i said on the show .. hopefully it was a wee bit entertaining...
I want to thank you folk that were in the audience and made me feel supported out there..
going to sleeeeeeeeeeeep !!
sweet dreams and coffee filled mornings ..
night facebookers !!!!!!!!!!!
20 April 2011

New Facebook Message (19/04/2011)

Another super cool and sweet update from Lena!!! ^____^
Ladies, Lords, Queens, saucy maidens, Imps, white walkers and wizards..
Game of Thrones has addled my brain...BTW ...THANKYOU for embracing
Cersei ... in all her wickedness ...

I am a little in shock it's been picked up so quickly, obviously happy too !
Sorry to report that i did not achieve my extremely high standards of
domestic brilliant-ness ... only one load of laundry !!!
I got lost in some writing today. The result is another episode of Desperados ...
ridiculously silly but i promise you will be giggling. Lori is going to help set up
a facebook page for it, so you guys will have front row seats for the premier...
(hurrah for LORI.. I can't even get my car sat nav to work)
As you know I am super private and not a fame hound in any sense, BUT I LOVE
OUR page. You are ALL great folk .. genuine and real, smart and cute...
I DIG ALL THOSE THINGS ..
wishing you all a wonderful evening ...
over and out.

Any spelling mistakes are down to sleep deprevation

SENT FROM MY GRANDMA'S GLASSES CASE.
19 April 2011

GoT Episode 2 Promo

Lots of GoT stuff today, a promo for episode 2 is out! Check out Lena!!


Source: Lena's Facebook

GoT Season 2 confirmed!

After airing just the pilot, HBO have already decided to go on with a second season of Game of Thrones! Read all about it:
HBO renews 'Game of Thrones' for second season!
by James Hibberd

Winter is coming — back!

HBO has renewed its fantasy series Game of Thrones after airing only one episode. The show’s second season will likely debut next year and will be based on George R.R. Martin’s second book in his Song of Ice and Fire series, A Clash of Kings.

“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”

As previously reported, a Thrones renewal was likely even before the show premiered given HBO’s big investment in creating the world of Westeros and the potential back-end from international sales and DVD.

Sunday’s premiere ratings were fairly healthy too, with the drama delivering 4.2 million viewers across three airings.
Source: EW & Lena's Facebook Page

Hollywood Reporter and IGN on GoT's Pilot

Article from Hollywood Reporter by Tim Goodman:
Actor Sean Bean leads David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' small-screen adaptation of George R.R. Martin's bestselling "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels.

Barely a few minutes into HBO’s epic Game of Thrones series, it’s clear that the hype was right and the wait was worth it.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin – often referred to as “the American Tolkien” – HBO is betting that fans of The Lord of the Rings will come to this for a sprawling, interwoven tale of feuding families, swords, sex, carnage, beasts, frayed loyalties, deception, intrigue and the pursuit of power.

As well they should. Game of Thrones has all the elements (many described above) that lure viewers to shows like The Sopranos, et al. That it’s a fantasy series shouldn’t scare anyone away, because – like Lord of the Rings – there’s a real allure to costume-dramas that pair dense mythology with all of the crowd-pleasing elements of war, honor, pride, lust, power and, yes, even humor. Thrones has all of those in spades and supports them with exceptional storytelling, strong writing, superb acting and some stunning visual effects.

Writers and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will certainly have their hands full dealing with die-hard fans on what they got right or wrong (or left out or put in that may have not been in the books), but they have the backing of Martin, who worked closely with the duo, and that should count for a lot. Perhaps more important to those people who haven’t read the books or heard much about this series, Benioff and Weiss kick things off immediately – with action, blood-shed and eeriness. Director Tim Van Patten creates a beautiful, haunting, visual template of vast expanses (Northern Ireland, Malta), white snow and dark shadows while also allowing the visual effects to pack a wallop.

That kind of start to the 10-part series was essential because Game of Thrones is a complicated story with numerous characters and a dense, interwoven back-story. Though it demands attention, Thrones never once bogs down. It’s the kind of drama where, when the first episode ends, you wish the nine others were immediately available. And that validates HBO’s notion that television is the perfect medium for a fantasy series done right. Getting Martin’s Thrones, the gold-standard, could end up landing HBO its next franchise.

Thrones is set in the fictional land of Westeros, where various clans – or houses -- have lived and fought for generations in different realms, until the Targaryens invaded and united the Seven Kingdoms under the Iron Throne. Now, years later, there’s a battle for the throne.

Right from the start, Thrones starts telling as many as four stories, involving the House Stark, run by Lord Eddard Stark (Sean Bean, who will be familiar to Lord of the Rings” fans); House Baratheon, run by King Robert Baratheon (the wonderful Mark Addy), House Lannister, which is linked to House Baratheon because Queen Cersei Baratheon (Lena Headey) was born a Lannister; and the exiled House Targaryen, where Prince Viserys Targaryen III (Harry Lloyd) wants to reclaim the Iron Throne and all Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. To do that, he’ll need an army, which is why he wants his sister, Princess Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) to marry Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), who leads a tribe of vicious warrior horsemen.

Got that?

It’s actually not as confusing as it may sound. And there are more than a few unexpected surprises and even humorous detours (mostly provided by Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister whose whoring and drinking knows no bounds). A great series should challenge viewers to pay attention, to connect dots and anticipate connections. Thrones manages a superior complexity without ever making you think that you’ve lost the connection to the story. It’s paced with precision and the carefully crafted assemblage of characters unspools at such a rate that you can keep up while keeping tabs on their ever changing moods.

What that means, essentially, is that there’s a tight grip on the storytelling and a real understanding of who each person is – traits that make the complexity easier to bear.

It’s difficult to single out the most accomplished parts of Thrones. The ambition is immense, the fantasy world exceptionally well-conceived, the writing and acting elevating the entire series beyond contemporaries like The Borgias and Camelot, and the visual appeal continues to surprise with each episode.

What we have here is the successful pairing of an acclaimed collection of fantasy books with a television series that illuminates and expands what’s on the page.

Worth the wait? Absolutely. And even if you have no idea what all the fuss is about, you should get in from the start to absorb Martin’s fantastical tale.
And an excerpt from IGN's review, mentioning Lena's Cersei:
Because the chapters in Martin's book take place from specific characters points of view, there are added scenes in this series, between people who never spoke in the book, in order to texturize the proceedings. Namely, you'll see more scenes involving the Lannisters – Queen Cersei's (Lena Headey) family – as they tend to remain in the background in some of the earlier parts of the book series. You'll see scenes between Cersei and Cat and Ned and Cersei's twin-brother Jaime that allow the viewer to identify them as ruthless antagonists right off the bat. Well, especially the "Kingslayer," Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who wanders around the dank grounds of Winterfell like a brash prig. I also like that you do get a sense, very briefly, of sympathy for Cersei, as she's bound to sit in her regal position and watch her boorish Robert drink and whore right in front of her. Not that she loves him, but one of the great things about Thrones is that, for the most part, everyone's had a miserable life. And so the cruelty they impose on others isn't born in a vacuum. It's just an unbreakable cycle.

Game of Thrones Reviews

A couple of reviews of GoT's first episode taken from Zimbio.
The first episode of Game of Thrones premiered on HBO last night, and the violent, sexually charged fantasy epic has already garnered mixed reviews. The good: HBO clearly sprung for some very high level production values and talent beyond the grasp of shows with smaller budgets. The bad: A lot of controversy over whether the show, rife with gratuitous nudity and beheadings, is strictly for the boys.

New York Times reviewer Ginia Bellafante has already made waves with her assessment of Game of Thrones as being "boy fiction patronizingly turned out to reach the population’s other half." The very quotable blurb will likely become the definitive debate point as critics continue to take on the show through the rest of the season.

Here's what some outlets are already saying. We'll start with that Times review for a little more context.

New York Times: "The true perversion, though, is the sense you get that all of this illicitness has been tossed in as a little something for the ladies, out of a justifiable fear, perhaps, that no woman alive would watch otherwise."

Time: "The CGI is stunning in this series, as you can see from the vista of King's Landing, which made me want to book a vacation there. More evocative, though, are the set-design details; the holy women surrounding the body of the deceased Hand of the King, for instance, whose trappings suggested a culture and religion somewhat familiar and yet different from anything in our world."

Vanity Fair: "I’ll make the case that this story, if done right, could be better as a series than it is as a book. The world that Martin has crafted springs to life with almost too much ease on-screen. But is it done right? So far: sort of. It’s close. Without the added benefit of reading the book, I do fear that, not only would I be lost as far as the wide array of characters go, but I also might not care as much as I do about said characters."

Houston Chronicle: "I was hard-pressed to find dialog in the show that didn't match up to what Martin wrote. The show's creators have done an admirable job keeping true to his very efficient jibberjabber.

"As mentioned, the ages of the children have all been nudged up two or three years, which is fine. They're involved in some pretty adult fare involving swords and sex."

The Telegraph: "There are similarities to Lord of the Rings, of course. But, be warned, Game of Thrones is strictly adult fare: bloody, violent and shamelessly salacious."
17 April 2011

GoT premiere and new Facebook message!!


I'm sure I don't need to remind you about this, but tonight finally Game of Thrones premieres on HBO!! If you would like to share your thoughts after watching the first episode, please leave a comment! 

Lena has also left a new message on Facebook:
Facebookers.. !!!!
The thrones premier tonight. I hope you enjoy.
Monday. Hmmmmm, it kicks off another week. Make it count.
If I manage to clean up the bedroom and do two loads of laundry I consider myself a domestic champion. Baby steps.Talking of which(subtle segway) Wylie is walking..WALKING..everywhere, in his sleep..that means I spend my days in a semi squat..he is my mini bowflex. my personal trainer..maybe my long lost perky derriere is back in sight!!! Its really not.
Have been shooting some more Sophisticates...renamed DESPERADOS..will post a teaser when I can get a clean sound pass.
peace you cuties
xx
11 April 2011
8 April 2011

Tickets to see Lena on Ferguson

The Admin of Lena's Facebook page says that there are still tickets available for the Ferguson show, so if anyone lives or can get to LA, don't miss this chance! 
Click here for details ;)
7 April 2011

New GoT Making Of Video

A new clip on the making of Game of Thrones!


Source: Lena's Facebook Page
6 April 2011

Lena on Ferguson - April, 20

Quick update for all ya Lenaholics, the admin of Lena's Facebook page announces that she will be on the Ferguson show on April, 20.
She was already guest of the show a couple of times, here are some vids.

Lena on The Late Late Show (12/09/2008)

And here's another video of Lena on Ferguson's show on January, 11 2008, which you'll have to watch on YT, cause embedding is disabled... ;)
She's sooo funny in these interviews, they're both great! Enjoy!!
4 April 2011
3 April 2011

Game of Thrones at WonderCon!

I've got a message about Game of Thrones at WonderCon in San Francisco!
Read all the details:
"Game of Thrones" booth launching at WonderCon in San Francisco today (April 1st). Based on the bestselling fantasy book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, the new series GAME OF THRONES launches its ten-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (9:00-10:05 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The booth will feature a full size reproduction of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as well as costumes and props from the show. Items on display will include:

- Ned Stark's costume
- Daenerys Targaryen's costume
- King Baratheon's costume
- A Maester's costume
- The Stark house shield and banner
And here are some pictures:

Game of Thrones Booth
Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros
Ned Stark's Costume
Daenerys Targaryen’s costume
King Baratheon’s costume

1 April 2011

New Facebook Message :))

Here's a new fantastic new message from Lena, isn't she adorable?? :))) A year ago her little Wylie was born, happy Birthday!!! And yes time does fly... o.O
Hey ya'll..
Wylie was a year old yesterday .. I can't believe the time has gone so fast.. Make the most of everyday, even if it feels tough and things are shitty.. Go to some exercise class that you think is ridiculous.. Pole dancing class will lift those spirits ladies ( and fellas).. See a movie that you never usually would... Ahhhhh I'm just a little tired and seriously concerned that time really does fly..When someone offers you a compliment..TAKE IT!!! End of cheesey but genuine blah..
My son is glorious, the weather is beautiful. I'm writing and creating my own stuff which makes me truly happy.. I can't wait to share it with you soon...
Have a wonderful weekend .. Be good to your sweet selves.
X

Video and Screencaps of Lena at the Comic Book Sunday

I thought Lena would have been there in presence, oups, but she was on through skype :D Here's the video, it starts at about 0:23:00, when she first called in :P but 0:29:00 ca. it's when it really starts with her live on video :) If I am not mistaken, she said that The Sophisticates might become a series, instead of a movie and they talked about another project called Wasteland (with the guy who interviewed her, Lena is the director and co-writer), and they showed a teaser for it. Enjoy it! ;)


And here are some screencaps, thanks J.!!!!!!!!!!


Source: Lena's Facebook
 
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