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J.K. Rowling is coming to HBO. The network has debuted the new trailer for The Casual Vacancy, a three-part miniseries based on Rowling’s first post-Harry Potter novel.

Rory Kinnear plays Barry Fairbrother, a parish councillor in the English suburb of Pagford. His unexpected death throws the seemingly idyllic town into turmoil, as various factions compete to replace him in the government. Michael Gambon plays council leader Howard Mollison. Watch The Casual Vacancy trailer after the jump.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 - Cersei Lannister and Meryn Trant

While it’s not quite accurate to say we’re nearing the end of Game of Thrones, it may be true that we have more episodes behind us than ahead of us. George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga has a definitive ending, even if he hasn’t written it down yet, and showrunners David Benioff and David Weiss have previously said they want to wrap up after “seven or eight” seasons.

But of course HBO isn’t going to give up its most popular show so easily. Programming president Michael Lombardo admits he’d “love” the show to run for longer, and wants to explore “all possible avenues” to make it happen. All possible avenues, that is, except a Game of Thrones movie. Find out why after the jump.  Read More »

Sinatra All or Nothing At All

Were Frank Sinatra still alive, he’d be turning 100 this year. And it’s a testament to his immense talent, charisma, and importance that he’s no less beloved today than he was forty or fifty or sixty years ago.

The latest bit of Sinatra obsession is Sinatra: All or Nothing At All, a new documentary structured around the set list from his 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear) weaves together a portrait from commentary by those closest to the singer, as well as archived interviews with Sinatra himself. Watch the Sinatra All or Nothing At All trailer after the jump.

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Veep Season 4

The more things change, eh? Season 3 of Veep ended with a major step forward for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), as the president’s resignation put her in the Oval Office. And the Season 4 trailer begins with her reveling in her new position of power — she’s like “a real-life Mariah Carey,” in the immortal words of Mike (Matt Walsh).

But it’s not long before she finds herself drowning in the same old bullshit: incompetent staff members, petty rivalries, broken equipment, and her own delusions of grandeur. Watch the Veep Season 4 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 4

Game of Thrones the show is all gloom and doom. If you’re unlucky, you’re poisoned or stabbed or head-exploded to death. If you’re really unlucky, you’re suffering a torment worse than death itself. And even if you are kinda lucky, all it means is that you can look forward to getting poisoned or stabbed or head-exploded to death on a different day.

Game of Thrones the set, however, is a different story. As a new blooper reel reveals, the actors are having a much better time than the characters they’re portraying, whether they’re giggling over flubbed lines or dealing with an unruly cat. Watch the Game of Thrones Season 4 blooper reel after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 - Cersei Lannister and Meryn Trant

Part of the fun of Game of Thrones is that you never really know who’s going to die next. That is, unless you’ve read the books — then you already have a pretty good idea of who’ll survive or perish. But George R.R. Martin warns that won’t be forever.

The author teased that the upcoming season of Game of Thrones will kill off characters who remain alive in the books, calling out the producers for being “even bloodier” than he is. More on the Game of Thrones character deaths after the jump.  Read More »

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Friday brought us the first real trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5, but if you still can’t get enough we also have a batch of hi-res photos for you to feast your eyes on. The gallery includes some favorites who were left out of that trailer, including Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Pod (Daniel Portman), as well as new characters like Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) and the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce).

On top of all that, there’s also a pair of featurettes showing how Game of Thrones went from the small screen to not just the big screen, but the biggest screens in the world. Check out the Game of Thrones Season 5 images and Game of Thrones IMAX featurettes after the jump.  Read More »

Casey Affleck in Out Of The Furnace

HBO loves itself a good historical miniseries, and the next one to come from the network will be Lewis and Clark. The frontier drama has a star-studded lineup both in front of and behind the camera: Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton are executive producers, and Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star.

More on the HBO Lewis and Clark series after the jump.  Read More »

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HBO is starting to ramp up their marketing for Game of Thrones Season 5. The campaign begins in earnest with the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX presentation, which will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5.

Then, once our appetites have been whetted, the show will take us behind the scenes with an HBO behind-the-scenes special. Trailers for both the IMAX showing and the TV special have been released, featuring a tiny tiny taste of Season 5. Check ‘em out after the jump.  Read More »

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