TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 6 (2016)

GoT Season 6 posterHold The Door!! 

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR and FIVE first.

Synopsis: After Cersei’s (Lena Headey) walk of shame, she is more determined than ever to get back at the Head Sparrow and all of his little Sparrow follows no matter who may get caught in the crossfire. Up at the wall, the death of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has torn the men of the Night’s Watch apart with a select few holding on to the hope that death isn’t the end for our favourite Lord Commander. Of course, with magic back in the realm this isn’t an unreasonable expecting any longer and with the appearance of Sansa (Sophie Turner) at the wall, after escaping Ramsey’s clutches, the hope increases and the determination rises to win the north back from the horrors of the Boltons. Across the seas, Arya (Maisie Williams) continues her training to become a follow for the many faced gods but along the way discovers that maybe her past is more important than being no one. And then there is Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) who has her own challenges of masters fighting back, Dothraki taking her hostage and the reappearance of an old friend who comes baring gifts of a very strange nature. It’s a wild and crazy time with only wilder and crazier times yet to come. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 6 (2016)

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TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 5 (2015)

GoT Season 5 posterThe Mother of Dragons. 

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR first.

Synopsis: Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) was a force to be reckoned with and thus his death has thrown the world into disarray. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is of course full of guilt and determined to make things right in the eyes of his beloved sister while Cersei (Lena Headey) herself is holding onto the position of queen as tightly as she can and through any means possible. This of course means the introduction of the High Sparrow and his Sparrow follows who have been given the power to judge and crucify in the name of faith and the gods. Naturally this is not going to end well for anyone, what was Cersei thinking? Up in the North, poor little Sansa (Sophie Turner) is now married to the horror that is Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and beyond there at the wall Jon (Kit Harington) is creating tension in amongst the brothers by becoming allies with the wildlings and letting them through the gates. But the most important part of the story lies across the seas where Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is battling against the Sons of the Harpy and trying to win favour of the citizens of Meereen. On top of that she’s making new friends and gaining new a new and interesting advisor which will make things much more interesting in the days to come.. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 5 (2015)

TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

GoT Season 4 posterA Lannister always pays his debts.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Rose Leslie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE, TWO and THREE first.

Synopsis: Now, where were we? Oh yes, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has lost his hand but never fear he has a brand new gold one. He’s also learning to fight with his left hand to show sister Cersai (Lena Headey) he is still as good as he was before so she will stop being such a bitch and just love him the way he loves her.  There is another eventful wedding which leads to the arrest of our favourite dwarf Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) who is accused of a crime he did not commit. Naturally, in true Tyrion fashion, he refuses to settle for just a simple court trial and instead evokes the rite of trial by champion. In other parts of this Game on Thrones land, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) continues to free slaves, punish masters and learn what it means to be queen and rule. Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams), both experiencing very different lives in very different locations, are each learning from those around them and are slowing turning into very relevant players in this giant game. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)

GoT Season 3 posterYou know nothing Jon Snow.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Rose Leslie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE and TWO first.

Synopsis: So much is happening in the worlds of Westeros and Essos. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is now travelling with the ‘King Beyond the Wall’ and the wildling army….is he still loyal to the brothers from the wall or has he turned to wiliding life for love? The Lannister’s have partnered with the Tyrell’s and King’s Landing is planning for the upcoming marriage of Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) after Sansa (Sophie Turner) was cast aside and then offered to another. Winterfell is now in ruins after Theon’s (Alfie Allen) failed attempt at taking the kingdom while the Stark Boys finally part ways so Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) can turn his journey to beyond the wall as he continues to search for the three eyed raven. And of course Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), who now holds an army of unsullied, has turned her sights temporarily away from the Iron Throne to instead free slaves and punish the cruel masters of the cities of Essos. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)

Movie Review: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Royale posterSeems like a nice place to stay…

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth
Director: 
Drew Goddard

Synopsis: A group of stranger’s cross paths at a hotel called the El Royale. Over the course of one night, they will each impact the lives of the others all while reflecting on their pasts and looking for redemption fir the future. Continue reading Movie Review: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

GoT Season 2 posterThe night is dark and full of terrors. 

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to Season 1, you have been warned, so make sure you have read that review (and watched that season) first.

Synopsis: Back we return to Westeros where the beheading of everyone’s favourite character Ned Stark (Sean Bean) has stirred up war between the regions and caused multiple claims of King-ships. This is fuelled by the plotting and scheming of almost every key player in this so called game and a slight alert from the Wall that things are also stirring to the North. Meanwhile, across the seas, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) now has 3 dragons, a small following of people and even more determination to get ships & an army to reclaim the Iron Throne. So, drink up your wine, enjoy your food and head on into King’s Landing for season 2. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

Movie Review: Green Book (2018)

Green Book posterIt’s not often a movie can make me crave KFC, but here we are.

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini 
Director: 
Peter Farrelly

Synopsis: Set in 1960s America, this is the story of Italian-American rough tough bouncer guy Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) who is employed to be the driver of African-American classical pianist Dr. Donald Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on his tour of the southern states of America. Armed with the ‘Negro Motorist Green Book’ and two very different personalities, a strange but beautiful friendship is formed. Continue reading Movie Review: Green Book (2018)