After Lost, writer/producer Damon Lindelof aimed at the big screen, working on scripts for films such as Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus, World War Z, and Tomorrowland. Now the show he’s been developing for a while, The Leftovers, has been ordered to series at HBO. Ten episodes have been ordered; Peter Berg directed the pilot.
The series follows the after-effects of the Rapture, or more specifically what happens to people who don’t make the cut and are stuck on Earth rather than ascending to the heavens. The crux is that the leftovers, as they could be called, don’t necessarily understand what happened. They only know a bunch of people, including many of their family members and loved ones, disappeared overnight. Read More »
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The teaser for the new HBO series True Detective featured real style, and this first full trailer suggests the show has plenty of substance to go along with it.
Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre) put together the show, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as a pair of detectives who investigate a set of murders in 1995, and follows them as the story continues for years. This trailer will only give you a little bit of the story, but it does a lot to suggest that the investigation is a tough road for both men. The older McConaughey seen a bit at the end of the trailer is very clearly a different and more troubled man than the guy we see at the outset. If you’ve wanted a TV show to match David Fincher’s film Zodiac, this might be the one.
I have no idea what is really happening in half this footage, and I don’t want to know. I just want to watch this, as soon as possible.
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Robots, water slides, girls dancing as Santa Claus, machine guns, roller skating, the fourth season of Eastbound and Down has it all. In 60 seconds, the full trailer for the final season of the show has so much insane, jaw-dropping and head-scratching content you’ll swear there’s no way creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill can tie it all together. They will, though, as well as the entire story of Kenny Powers. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
You probably know what Westworld is, because Michael Chritchton’s movie cast Yul Brynner (above) as a gunslinger robot that went amok at a theme park, and the images of Brynner are among the most famous in sci-fi.
You know who J.J. Abrams is, because he’s had his hands in everything from Lost to Mission: Impossible to Star Trek to Star Wars. And you know who Jonah Nolan is, because he worked on the scripts for films such as The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, and created the show Person of Interest.
Now they’re all coming together (with producer Jerry Weintraub, who produced, among many other films, the three Steven Soderbergh Ocean’s movies, in which he also cameoed) to make a new Westworld for HBO. Read More »
HBO is well-known for original dramas, but HBO comedies are pretty good too. Two of the more popular ones are returning soon, and new videos have been posted to tease the new seasons. First up is Danny McBride and Jody Hill‘s Eastbound and Down which will begin its fourth and final season on September 29. Then there’s Lena Dunham‘s Girls, which doesn’t come back until early 2014. That teaser is a bit less formal, but very clever and cool – which is the niche that show has certainly carved for itself.
Fans of either show should check out the videos below. Read More »
Briefly: People are getting rightfully excited for the September 29th return of Kenny Effing Powers on the final season of Eastbound and Down. Now, the show is adding at least one surprising cast member that’s sure to turn some heads. Lindsay Lohan has just signed to play a small but important role on the show. Who she plays could be a pretty big spoiler so we’ll reveal it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
With a title like Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, you’d think it’d be safe to assume HBO Films’ upcoming release was a sports film. But no, Stephen Frears‘ drama follows Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle to stay out of the Vietnam War.
Ali was drafted in the ’60s but refused to go, citing his religion and declaring himself a conscientious objector. As a consequence, he was convicted of draft evasion and stripped of his title and boxing license. He appealed the conviction all the way to the Supreme Court, which is where Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight picks up.
Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, and Danny Glover portray some of the Supreme Court justices. Interestingly, Ali himself isn’t played by an actor — he appears only archival footage. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Eastbound and Down is ending after its upcoming season, but Danny McBride and Jody Hill want to stay on HBO. Word out of the TCA’s is the duo are working on a high school based show for HBO in the future.
Also, David Milch, who produced Luck, Deadwood and John From Cincinnati, is back at the network, working on a show called The Money. Read More »