Monday, April 7, 2014

Game of Thrones, Season 4 Premiere "Two Swords"

The Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere, rightly titled “Two Swords” continues the story of George R.R. Martin’s third novel in the Song of Ice and Fire Series, “A Storm of Swords.” Word around the water cooler is this episode began on a strange note with a very obvious “previously seen of Game of Thrones” series of clips that would remind the viewing audience of who everyone was and whose sword appears in the opening scene.

The episode is framed by swords, both of which belong to Starks. In the very first scene we see Tywin Lannister re-forging Ned Stark’s sword “Ice” made of Valyrian steel into two smaller swords. There’s no dialogue in this scene, and yet it speaks to everything Tywin Lannister is about: the glory of his house. He believes he has conquered the Starks. I mean look at what the Targaryens made when they conquered the seven kingdoms and made them one: The Iron Throne. Burning the pelt of the Dire Wolf was just to rub it in, even if in his own mind. But it is the symbolism of destroying Eddard Stark's famous sword and re-forging the Valyrian steel with Lannistet gold that is meant to set the tone for the season. Tywin Lannister believes he has it all.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Game Of Thrones Season Four 15 MINUTE Preview !


Before last night's episode of True Detective, HBO aired a 15 minute preview for Season Four of Game of Thrones. Enjoy it below...

Walking Dead - Season 4, Episode 9: "After"

After a long, mid-season break, the Walking Dead returned and reminded us of how great the show could be. The mid season finale concluded with us grieving the loss of Herschel, witnessing the Battle of the Prison, and cheering that the Governor was finally dead. However, the group was separated. As to how separated they were, we had no idea. Oh and, what happened to baby Judith?


Below the break, we revisit the Robert Kirkman-penned mid season premiere Again if you have not viewed yet: BEWARE OF SPOILERS.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

TRAILER PARK THURSDAY: Odd Thomas. Divergent, Transformers 4, Amazing SpiderMan, and More....



It's Thursday, 06th of February and it's time to visit the Trailer Park! 


Today we have Anton Yelchin Ghostbustin' in Odd Thomas, the final trailer for the mega-YA hit Divergent, a collection of villains all trying to kill Andrew Garfield in the (yawn!) sequel to Amazing SpiderMan, and Optimus Prime on a FREAKIN' DINOBOT!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

JK Rowling Regrets Pairing Ron and Hermoine

In a recent interview with the UK's Sunday times Harry Potter series author, JK Rowling, admitted that Hermione should have wed Harry and not Ron. Not So Daily writer, Amanda, gives us her thoughts on Jo's regret. 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer #2


The onslaught of automobile ads during Sunday's "Big Game" was nauseating, and if you blinked (or rolled your eyes for a moment) you may have missed a tease for a brand new Captain America: The Winter Soldier. See the full trailer, after the jump. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Farewell Philip Seymour Hoffman

And so we bid farewell to yet another talented entertainer, Philip Seymour Hoffman. What is undoubtedly a sad day in the entertainment industry is also a sad day here at the Not So Daily. We will never again be able to experience Philip Seymour Hoffman. I say experience, because that is what a viewer heads into the theater expecting from Hoffman’s ability to play complex and troubled characters. To watch him play Truman Capote, the role that one him an Oscar, or his terrifying manipulative character in The Master – were true film experiences. We could go down the list of his cinematic achievements tracing all the way back to his role in Twister, but really, we just wanted to express that the loss of a great actor is felt outside of his family and the industry he worked within, we the moviegoers have also experienced a loss.

Hoffman was notoriously a private man, a New York based actor who wasn't a part of the movie star glam, and as circumstances surrounding his death are revealed we know that he was a man who struggled with his own demons. He was a man battling with addiction while creating great art. It is unfortunately a pattern not unknown among actors and writers, and with yet another loss at the hands of our fallible human nature, we say farewell and we hope that his family, friends and fellow actors find their peace.

Given the characters he portrayed and the circumstances of his death, there is a line from a 2008 New York Times Magazine profile that seems hauntingly applicable to the loss of one of our “great” actors. "For me, acting is torturous, and it's torturous because you know it's a beautiful thing," he said. "I was young once, and I said, 'That's beautiful and I want that.' Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great -- well, that's absolutely torturous."