Fake Famous Trailer

Thanks to our society’s obsession with social media, one of the most in-demand careers among today’s teens is that of a famous social media influencer. However, as with many things on the internet, this seemingly glamorous and care-free lifestyle isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be, and a new HBO documentary will teach that lesson in an interesting way.

Fake Famous, from technology journalist Nick Bilton, conducts an experiment that turns three everyday people with a desire for fame into social media influencers with an army of follows. But there’s one catch: all the followers these people are about to get are completely fake. Watch how this all comes together in the trailer below. Read More »

Dunk and Egg TV Show

HBO is plotting another return to Westeros.

The premium channel is developing a Tales of Dunk and Egg TV show, another Game of Thrones prequel which will be set in the fantasy world created by author George R.R. Martin. The characters of Ser Duncan the Tall (AKA Dunk) and Aegon Targaryen (AKA Egg) have been fan favorites for years, and now a show tracking their adventures is officially in the works.
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tessa thompson hbo deal

Tessa Thompson is making big moves behind the scenes. The Sylvie’s Love actress has launched a new production company, which already has a first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max. And if that’s not fast-moving enough, Thompson already has two projects underway under this first-look deal.

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The Last of Us director

HBO’s highly anticipated television adaptation of the mega-hit video game The Last of Us has made a change behind the camera.

Johan Renck, the Chernobyl and Breaking Bad director who was previously hired to helm the pilot for this series, apparently had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Now a new report says the show’s producers have found his replacement in Kantemir Balagov, the director of the acclaimed Russian drama film Beanpole. Read More »

‘Insecure’ to End With Season 5 on HBO

insecure ending

Issa Rae‘s Emmy-winning series is coming to an end. Insecure, which Rae created and stars in, is set to conclude with its upcoming fifth season on HBO, set to air sometime later this year.

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Barry Season 4 Scripts Finished

HBO’s assassin comedy series Barry starring Bill Hader was one of the many shows preparing to head into production just before the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down for most of last year. Though production on some movies and TV shows has picked back up with strict safety protocols in place, it sounds like the creators of Barry are being a little more cautious, because they haven’t started shooting the show’s third season yet. But the good news is that the extended hiatus has allowed Bill Hader and series co-creator Alec Berg to write the entirety of season 4. Read More »

his dark materials aesahaettr review

One of my favorite things about His Dark Materials is how it starts off as a fun children’s fantasy with an occasional smattering of theological rage and despair, before it goes full-tilt “If God exists, why don’t we kill him?” “Æsahættr,” the finale of the extremely successful second season of His Dark Materials, is all about that turning point. After a rousing penultimate episode last week, His Dark Materials delivers on revelations and fateful meetings with the season 2 finale, which marks the beginning of the end of this grand story.

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tiger trailer

“The problem with conquering the world is that the world is going to want its revenge.” The career of Tiger Woods is one of high peaks and low valleys, but the golf icon managed to stage a comeback of a lifetime. That rise, fall, and rise again is chronicled in the new HBO Sports documentary Tiger, which needs no further introduction. Watch the Tiger trailer below.

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his dark materials malice review

His Dark Materials is nearing the end of its second season with an episode that feels very much like the set-up for the finale next week. (Originally set to run 8 episodes like season 1, an extra filler episode set to catch up with James McAvoy’s Lord Asriel was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.) But that’s not to say there isn’t anything to enjoy from “Malice” — far from it, in fact. Yes, the penultimate episode of season 2 is a lot of build-up, but boy, is it effective at ramping up the tension, stakes, and thrills to sky-high levels.

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his dark materials season 3

His Dark Materials is returning for a third, and likely final, season. The fantasy-adventure series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed series has been renewed for a third season by HBO and BBC One. The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as the first two seasons adapted the first two books in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy of novels, but it will — for the first time — bring Pullman’s complete vision of his story to the screen.

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