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The former Fresh Prince of Bel Air is getting back into the TV biz — albeit as a producer, not a star. Will Smith and Jay Z are teaming up to executive produce an untitled HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the young black victim of one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. Get all the details about the Will Smith Emmett Till project after the jump.  Read More »


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HBO Now Hits Android and Amazon


After years of demand, HBO finally debuted its standalone streaming service this past spring. The only catch was that you needed an Apple device (i.e., iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV) to sign up. But now it’s finally rolling out to Android and Amazon devices as well. More details on the HBO Now Android and Amazon debut after the jump.  Read More »

Game of Thrones visual effects

It’s no secret that the visual effects of feature films are usually vastly superior to that of television. The budget for feature films is infinitely bigger, and television shows have much less time to finish visual effects in post-production since they’re on a much tighter schedule and last much longer than movies.

However, when a show becomes successful, that means more money can be spent to make it look better and better, and in the case of Game of Thrones, things have clearly improved over five seasons. A new video explores the evolution of visual effects on the HBO fantasy series, and it’s not hard to see how much better they are now.

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Ferrell Takes the Field teaser

Funnyman Will Ferrell has had plenty of fun blending sports and comedy with feature films like Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Blades of Glory. He’s even dabbled in sports on television with a role in the comedy series Eastbound & Down. Now Ferrell is returning to HBO to mess around with America’s pastime.

You may remember hearing back in March that Will Ferrell was going to play Major League Baseball for ten teams, taking all ten positions, in a single day. Now that day will be chronicled in an HBO documentary special from Funny or Die called Ferrell Takes the Field, and the first teaser trailer has just arrived.

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new David Simon show

Few creative voices out in the world inspire as much confidence as David Simon. The creator of The Wire, as well as Homicide, Generation Kill and Treme, is the king of making detailed, character based genre television that’s incredibly challenging to viewers. Because of that, most of the time the work isn’t appreciated as it airs, if at all. Still, there’s no denying his skill and HBO continues to work with him. His latest show, Show Me A Hero, will air in August and now he’s looking for a subsequent project. That project might be called The Deuce, a story about the world of sex and pornography in 1970s New York. Read about the new David Simon show below. Read More »

True Detective Season 2 early buzz

True Detective Season 1 was one of the most talked-about shows of last year, inspiring a thousand thinkpieces and raking in award after award. All that acclaim set an awfully high bar for True Detective Season 2, which had the disadvantage of losing director Cary Fukunaga.

But hey, series creator Nic Pizzolatto was still on board, with a whole new setting, story, and cast (including Vince VaughnColin FarrellRachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch) to play around with. So do the new episodes live up to the show’s sterling reputation? Get the True Detective Season 2 review roundup after the jump.  Read More »

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David Fincher‘s latest project has hit a big snag. HBO has reportedly shut down production Videosynchrazy (also formerly known as Living on Video and Video Synchronicity), Fincher’s comedy series about the 1908s music video industry. The show, which had been ordered to series last month, was midway through production on its 10-episode first season.

Get the latest update on the David Fincher HBO comedy after the jump.
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This weekend marks the opening of San Andreas, in which Dwayne Johnson deals with the largest earthquake ever recorded in history. But if you’d like to enjoy his charm without the specter of catastrophic disaster, you can keep an eye out for next month’s Ballers.

Johnson leads the HBO comedy as Spencer, a former football player turned financial advisor. Which might sound like a less exciting career, except that he’s serving as a financial advisor to professional athletes, so he still gets to party it up with the best of them. Watch the latest Ballers trailer after the jump. Read More »

Game of Thrones Musical

Not long after we saw Anna Kendrick star in a teaser for a female-led remake of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, we have some more amusing fun being teased for Red Nose Day. For those who don’t know, Red Nose Day is a comedy fundraiser that started in the United Kingdom and is making its way to the United States for the first time with a primetime special on NBC airing on Thursday, May 21st at 8pm Eastern. It’s a star-studded event featuring a slew of comedians, actors, musicians and more, and we just got another tease of something Game of Thrones fans will enjoy.

Peter Dinklage is teaming up with Coldplay to deliver a Game of Thrones musical, and NBC has unveiled a tease of the fan favorite actor singing a song about the various character deaths on the show. So if you happen to be way behind on HBO’s most popular show, beware of spoilers. Watch the Game of Thrones musical tease below!

Update: We’ve now got the full Game of Thrones musical production video, narrated by Liam Neeson.

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