Screen Junkies » ncaa basketball http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:46:07 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 5) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-5/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-5/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:11:03 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247503 We're down to the final four...

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We’re down to the final four, and surprisingly, there’s only one #1 seed left in tournament‘ class=’linkify’ target=’_blank’>the tournament. Unfortunately for the competition, it’s the odds-on favorite, Tyrion Lannister (1).

Arya Stark (2) pulled off on upset against her dear old dad, but now she’s facing off against The Imp. As charming as this character is, I don’t think she has what it takes to defeat the whore-mongering half-man, but only time will tell. Jon Snow (3) and Syrio Forel (3) also advanced, and will go head to head, but whoever wins this battle is a major underdog going into the final. The last match-up might not be until Monday, but I have a feeling the tournament will be decided today.

Let the voting begin.

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Day Five’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: Tyrion Lannister (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (2) wins.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 4) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-4/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-4/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:18:13 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247476 We're down to the elite eight...

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Day four of the “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament is here, and were down to the elite eight. For the most part, there haven’t been a lot of surprises with the exceptions of Sandor Clegane (6) and Petyr Baelish (4).

I suppose Baelish, a four seed, isn’t that surprising. I didn’t expect him to knock of King Robert (1), but I shouldn’t have underestimated a man who owns whore houses. Sandor Clegane, on the other hand, is a bit of a shocker. When the six seed won against Joffrey, it made sense, since Joffrey is arguably the biggest asshole in the Seven Kingdoms. However, I didn’t expect him to knock off Jamie Lanister (2) so easily. I figured his hideously deformed face would be a turn off to voters, yet here we are.

But I’m guessing Sandor’s Cinderella story will end today, as he goes head-to-head with fan favorite Tyrion Lannister (1). Elsewhere, Ned Stark must face his tomboy daughter Arya (2), Baelish (4) and Syrio (4) face off, while Dany (1) and Jon Snow (4) fight for control of their region. Let the voting begin.

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Day Four’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: Arya (2) wins.

Voting is now closed: Tyrion (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Syrio (3) wins.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (6) wins.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 3) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-%e2%80%98game-of-thrones%e2%80%99-tournament-day-3/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:48:36 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247434 The Sweet 16!

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Day two of the “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament has come and gone, yielding another day of predictable results. My apologies to all six fans of Janos Slynt.

But with the first round completely behind us, it’s time to move on to the more interesting match-ups. How will Ned Stark do against the new King in the North, his son Robb? Everyone loves Drogo, but does he have what it takes to beat the bastard Jon Snow? And do I have what it takes to get through writing any more of this pointless copy? Only time will tell!

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Day Three’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: Ned Stark (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Arya (2) wins.

Voting is now closed: Tyrion (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Sandor (6) wins.

Voting is now closed: Baelish (4) wins.

Voting is now closed: Syrio (3) wins.

Voting is now closed: Dany (1) wins.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (2) wins.

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Best Of Westeros: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tournament (Day 2) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-game-of-thrones-tournament-day-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/best-of-westeros-the-game-of-thrones-tournament-day-2/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:39:21 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247383 The epic battle continues, and by "epic" I mean "somewhat entertaining."

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Voting for day two is now closed. Click here to see the standings and vote in the sweet 16.

The first day of the “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament was a predictable one. All of the favorites moved on, with only the match-up between Catelyn and Sansa Stark proving relatively close, although Catelyn still won by more than 100 votes. However, there was one small surprise: While they both lost to their respective challengers, Rickon Stark did pull in three more votes than Tywin Lannister, gaining 11 to his 8. This proves once again that people just don’t seem to care for child-murdering war lords. #TywinAndKony2012

With day one behind us, logic dictates that it’s time for day two. Today’s match-ups feature warriors from King‘s Landing, The Wall, and even a few exiles and savages from Essos. Enjoy.

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Day Two’s Match-Ups…

Voting is now closed: King Robert (1) wins.

What’s not to like about King Robert Baratheon (1)? He’s fat, he’s funny, he’s constantly banging whores and leaving them pregnant. Good times for all! Of course, there is the matter of his wife beating, which under normal circumstances is considered “bad.” But considering he’s married to Cersei Lannister, you should go ahead and give him a freebie on that one. Are you going to give Janos Slynt a freebie for betraying Ned Stark? Probably not.

Voting is now closed: Petyr Baelish (4) wins.

In season one, Grand Maester Pycelle came across as a doddering old fool, at least until we figured out it was all an act, a revelation which added a much more interesting element to the character. Petyr Baelish was interesting to begin with, but his unscrupulous actions are sure to hurt him in a popularity contest like this. Will his charm be enough to overcome his treachery?

Voting is now closed: Syrio (3) wins.

Fans of the books might have a more favorable impression of Renly Baratheon, but fans of the TV show didn’t really get to know him. Sure, he tried to help Ned Stark. And sure, he likes banging dudes. But other than that, he didn’t get much screen time. Then again, neither did Syrio Forel, but every time he was on screen he was charming. Plus Syrio saved Arya Stark, which should get him some real street cred round these parts.

Voting is now closed: Varys (2) wins.

It’s hard to get a read on Lord Varys (2). Is he good? Is he bad? Is the spot where his testicles used to be smooth, or covered over with scar tissue? These are questions that must be left for season two, but there’s no denying that Varys is fascinating character. Loras Tyrell (7), on the other hand, pretty much just jousts and gives blow jobs, both of which seem fun, but he’ll need more than that to beat Varys.

Voting is now closed: Dany (1) wins.

Daenerys Targaryen (1) is a hot, blonde queen who has her own dragons. Jeor Mormont (8) is a fat old man who has his own crow. Granted, the crow can talk, but still, Mormont’s in for some trouble.

Voting is now closed: Jorah Mormont (4) wins.

Jorah Mormont (4) is Knight who was thrown into exile for selling slaves. Not exactly the noblest of pursuits, but he did it for love, so I guess it’s OK, right? Uh, yeah. Then there’s Viserys Targaryen (5), who is an interesting character. However, he suffers from the same affliction as King Joffrey. By “affliction,” I mean everyone hates him and wants him dead.

Voting is now closed: Khal Drogo (3) wins.

You don’t f*ck with Khal Drogo (3), unless, of course, you want molten metal poured over your head. But apparently people do f*ck with Benjen Stark (6), since he spent the bulk of the first season missing in action beyond the wall. Today, I expect his supporters to be missing in action, as well.

Voting is now closed: Jon Snow (2) wins.

It’s hard to put Jon Snow (2) up against Samwell Tarly (7), mainly because the two are good friends. But I’m also worried that Snow might let Tarly win, just like he did in Night’s Watch training.

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Day one’s voting is now closed. Click here to check out the standings, and vote for day two’s match-ups.

It‘s time for the Screen Junkies “Best of Westeros” Game of Thrones Tournament! This year, the Iron Throne isn’t the only thing the citizens of Westeros have to fight about. Sure, it’s good to be the king, but what of the most important contest of all? Of course, I’m talking about a popularity contest.

With both Game of Thrones: Season Two (April 1st) and March Madness (March 15th) just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to combine the two into a winner-take-all March Madness-style bracket to determine the most popular character from season one. Aren’t we clever and original? Well, maybe we were somewhat inspired by The Wire bracket over at Grantland. Who’s to say?

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Now is your chance to bring democracy to The Seven Kingdoms and decide who can rightfully claim the top spot as the Best of Westeros. Petyr Baelish vs. Jaime Lannister? The Hound vs. The Mountain? Tyrion vs. Jon Snow? It’s your choice, so head over to our Facebook page and vote for your favorites as we turn 32 characters against one another. Who ya got?

Day One’s Match-Ups…

Voting is closed: Ned Stark (1) wins.

Obviously Ed Stark (1) deserves the number one seed, and should win easily over his youngest son, Rickon (8), who is arguably the least interesting character on the show thus far. I think Ed’s severed head had more lines than poor Rickon.

Voting is closed: Robb Stark (4) wins.

Fans of Game of Thrones who have read the books might have an easy time choosing between Robb Stark (4) and Theon Greyjoy (5). But since this tournament is based solely on season one of the show, the two are pretty evenly matched.

Voting is closed: Catelyn Stark (3) wins.

Who’s it gonna be? Catelyn (2) is tough as nails and out for revenge. But her daughter Sansa (6), while sympathetic, is as dumb as a box of rocks. Then again, maybe you have a thing for gingers?

Voting is closed: Arya Stark (2) wins.

Arya Stark (2) is one of the most likable characters on the show thus far. And while Brandon (7) is also likable, it’s hard to get excited about someone who spends most of his day in bed. Just ask my ex-girlfriend.

Voting is closed: Tyrion Lannister (1) wins.

Tyrion (1) is the odds-on favorite to win the whole tournament, proving once again that everyone loves a whoremonger regardless of his size. So if “The Imp” somehow manages to lose to his father Tywin Lannister (8), a ruthless child murderer, chances are it’s the work of some really bored hackers.

Voting is closed: Bronn (4) wins.

Even though Bronn (4) is a unscrupulous sellsword who fights for the highest bidder, he’s still slightly more likable than Cersei Lannister (5). Still, this should be a close one.

Voting is closed: Sandor Clegane (6) wins.

I feel Joffrey (3) is the more interesting character, but I’m not sure if people will be able to turn off the hatred and vote objectively, which could send The Hound (6) on to the next round. The boy king is basically the LeBron James of the Seven Kingdoms in that you’ll keep watching because you want to see him lose. And by “lose,” I mean die a painful death. Am I talking about Joffrey or LeBron? Yes.

Voting is closed: Jaime Lannister (2) wins.

What’s it gonna be? A guy who kills kings and screws his sister, or an evil knight who killed his own horse in a fit of rage? I’m not a fan of incest, but I do hate animal cruelty. Decisions, decisions!

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