Lena Dunham‘s Girls has had its share of notable guest starring roles: Patrick Wilson as Joshua, June Squibb as Grandma Flo, Donald Glover as Sandy, Gaby Hoffman as Caroline Sackler, Chris O’Dowd as Thomas-John, Colin Quinn as Ray’s cranky boss, John Cameron Mitchell as Hannah’s editor and Rita Wilson as a believably uptight mother to Marnie. HBO has already signed quite a few bigger name guest stars for Season 4 of the comedy series. The list so far includes Gillian Jacobs as Mimi-Rose, Jason Ritter as Scott, Zachary Quinto as unannounced and Natasha Lyonne as Rickey. Today we learn that filmmaker Spike Jonze has been added to that list. Learn more about Spike Jonze Girls guest starring role on, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Holidays can be a trying time even for the happiest, most well-adjusted of families. When one of the family members is kind of a screw-up, they can be even tougher. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still find some joy in being together.
In the new Happy Christmas trailer, Anna Kendrick plays an irresponsible 20something named Jenny who moves in with her film director brother (Joe Swanberg, who also directed this film), his novelist wife (Melanie Lynskey), and their two-year-old son. Mark Webber stars as the couple’s babysitter/pot dealer, and Lena Dunham as Kendrick’s friend. Hit the jump to watch the first Happy Christmas trailer.
Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Earlier this week, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham appeared on The Tonight Show where she and Jimmy Fallon discussed the fact that they both used to work at video rental stores in New York. Lena Dunham and Jimmy Fallon have a fun discussion about video rental store clerks and also a long discussion about their love for the 1991 coming-of-age “classic” Man in the Moon starring Reese Witherspoon and is it Jeremy or Jason London (its actually Jason). While I don’t have fond memories for this movie, I appreciate the film fandom Fallon and Dunham show in this geekfest. Watch the video clip new embedded after the jump.
Girls‘ Adam Driver was the subject of some comic book rumors recently, as was his co-star Allison Williams. Now Girls creator Lena Dunham is getting some comic book news of her very own, albeit not of the superhero movie casting variety.
Dunham has been set to pen a four-issue story arc for Archie Comics, with the first installment debuting sometime in 2015. Apparently she’s a longtime fan of the series, and even owns the first Archie comic. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Maybe you skipped the two-episode return of Girls last night because you were watching the Globes. Or maybe you missed it because you have neither an HBO subscription nor the password to a friend’s HBO Go account. Whatever your excuse, there’s an easy, immediate fix for the tragic lack of Brooklyn 20something angst in your life.
The network has just posted the first two full episodes of Season 3 online, and you can watch them for free right now. Hit the jump to find out how.
Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
2013 was a pretty great year for television, and from what we’ve seen 2014 looks plenty promising too. Today, we’ve got trailers for new seasons of two very different critical favorites, BBC America’s Orphan Black and HBO’s Girls, plus a peek at an intriguing new show, AMC’s Revolutionary War drama Turn. Check ’em all out after the jump.
For a comedy, Girls‘ second season was pretty damn grim. Not meth empire / zombie apocalypse grim, perhaps, but dark nonetheless. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) skipped town, Marnie (Allison Williams) got fired, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) struggled with her first real relationship, and Hannah (Lena Dunham) had a full-on nervous breakdown. But it looks like their fortunes are changing for the better in Season 3.
The first full-length trailer feels like a return to the lighter tone of Season 1, in contrast to the melancholy of Season 2. All of the women are still works in progress — that’s why we love them — but they seem to be better off than they were the last time we saw them. As Marnie puts it, “I am okay. I may not seem okay and I may not be okay now, but I am, like, okay.” Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
After surviving a tumultuous Season 2, the girls of Girls will be back for a third go-round this winter. HBO announced today that the comedy will premiere January 12, 2014 with two back-to-back episodes, starting at 10:00 PM. Creator and star Lena Dunham broke the news in a way that’d make her character proud: via a cute Instagram pic, which you can see after the jump.
The established hit will be bookended in its third season by two new shows. January 12 also brings the debut of True Detective, a rural crime drama directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) and starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
And starting January 19, the second half of the 10 o’clock hour will be filled by Looking, from Weekend director Andrew Haigh. The series follows the exploits of three young-ish gay men living in San Francisco.
In the last major pre-Oscars guild awards, the WGA followed the PGA, the DGA, and the SAG (not to mention the HFPA, the BAFTA, and most every other film-related acronym you can think of) in feting Argo, this time for the excellent adapted screenplay by Chris Terrio. Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the original screenplay award, but at this point Argo seems a virtual lock to pick up Best Picture come Sunday.
Meanwhile, Malik Bendjelloul‘s documentary Searching for Sugar Man continued its winning streak, while critical faves Breaking Bad, Louie, and Girls all emerged victorious in the television categories. Hit the jump to see the winners.