In this week’s installment of Screen on Sound, Lifestyle Editor Daniel Grzywacz and columnist Landon McDonald talk about recent and upcoming movie releases, as well as what’s hot on TV. Podcast produced by Melody Jiang.
It’s an interesting time for streaming media, both in the level of competitiveness and the possible legal trauma associated with it. With the competition becoming more serious, companies are trying to get exclusive content to entice the masses. The biggest acquisition of late was Amazon obtaining the rights to classic HBO shows, the first time […]
Game of Thrones is back, and the bodies — from warm-blooded lovers to frostbitten corpses — are already piling up. Eleven months after the horrific events of the Red Wedding left millions of viewers simultaneously anguished and awestruck, HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy series returned with a vengeance last Sunday. The fourth […]
Fans of Game of Thrones have been promised that this season will be the bloodiest, most action-packed yet, which has viewers guessing which main characters will be killed off over the next 10 episodes. We didn’t receive any big shocks in Season 4’s long-anticipated premiere — though we did see a fair amount of blood, […]
The USC Special Events Committee hosted a pre-screening of HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4 for an audience of more than 800 in Bovard Auditorium Wednesday evening. Game of Thrones, the television adaption of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, premiered in April 2011 to critical acclaim, garnering […]
One of the main purposes of this blog is “telexperimentation.” To that effect, it’s about watching new shows that are off my beaten path, really just to see what sticks. In that regard, starting with Game of Thrones was either a great idea or a terrible idea; jumping into a fantasy world in some distant-past […]
The third season of HBO’s hit drama lives up to the massive hype with a strong first episode that focuses on character development.
With the upcoming premieres of The Host and Game of Thrones, fans of science fiction and fantasy are prepared to see some of literature’s hottest titles portrayed on the screen. Whatever your opinions on Stephenie Meyer or George R. R. Martin, it’s undeniable that the fantasy and science fiction genres have a large market for […]
Though the Oscars have always been the most buzzed-about event of awards season — and likely will be for the foreseeable future — they might no longer be the most important. Long thought to be out of touch and subject to the whims of Academy politics, the ceremony’s self-righteous sanctimony and lack of any real […]
If there’s an unspoken rule in this golden age of television, it’s that the truly great shows embrace moral ambiguity. The Sopranos kicked things off with a sympathetic portrayal of mafia life and paved the way for mature, serialized storytelling like nothing the small screen had ever witnessed. From the cops and dealers of The […]