Bad Education deal

Bad Education wasn’t what I’d call the most buzzed-about movie at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but it clearly made an impression with the folks at HBO. The network just plopped down nearly $20 million dollars to purchase the film, a record-breaking sum as far as these things go. The dark comedy is based on a true story and stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

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his dark materials premiere date

We’re coming to the light at the end of the tunnel, His Dark Materials fans. HBO has announced the His Dark Materials premiere date, setting the highly anticipated fantasy series’ debut for this November.

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hbo lakers series cast

John C. Reilly is being called to substitute for Michael Shannon. The Oscar-nominated actor will be leading the HBO Lakers series cast as team owner Jerry Buss in HBO’s drama pilot, replacing Shannon in the role. The casting reunites Reilly with frequent collaborator Adam McKay, who is directing the pilot and executive producing the series.

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Watchmen featurette Jeremy Irons

How do you feel about heroes? That’s the question showrunner Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) asks in Watchmen, his new HBO show that picks up decades after the events of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal superhero comic series. But in a new featurette which showcases some brand new footage, Lindelof says potential audiences don’t need to have read the original graphic novel to understand what’s happening in this series. Check it out below. Read More »

catherine the great trailer

Helen Mirren doesn’t need to play an empress to prove that she rules. But it doesn’t hurt. Mirren stars as the legendary Catherine the Great, one of history’s most powerful — and according to this HBO limited series, most passionate — monarchs. Watch the Catherine the Great trailer below.

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watchmen release date

The specter of time looms over Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic Watchmen comic, with its nuclear doomsday clock counting down toward the story’s unforgettable ending. But now, more than thirty years after the comic was first published, that story will continue in the form of a new TV show from Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers.)

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his dark materials voice cast

You can’t have your epic atheist fantasy series without your requisite talking animals. And the His Dark Materials voice cast for its furry friends, and a few furry enemies, is quite impressive. HBO and BBC announced the voice cast for animal counterparts, or daemons, of His Dark Materials which include the likes of Helen McCrory, David Suchet, and more.

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the new pope trailer

HBO’s trailer for The New Pope may not have you losing your religion, but it may just change your avenue of worship. I’m talking of course, about the trailer being mostly comprised of a slow-motion shot of Jude Law, dressed solely in a white Speedo, walking down a beach in front of bikini-clad girls playing volleyball. It’s heavenly. It’s bliss. It’s the next step in the meme-ification of The Young PopePaolo Sorrentino‘s wildly self-aware papal drama. The follow-up season to the acclaimed 2016 limited series, The New Pope introduces Lenny Belardo’s (Law) apparent successor, played by John Malkovich, who is much more buttoned up than his Speedo-clad predecessor. Watch The New Pope trailer below.

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1980s los angeles lakers

After appearing on Boardwalk Empire, Waco, and The Little Drummer Girl, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon is heading back to television once again. He’ll play former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss in a new HBO pilot which chronicles the high-flying “Showtime” era of the team during the 1980s. Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Big Short) is executive producing the show and directing the pilot. Here’s what we know. Read More »

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ballers ending

Ballers is nearing the endzone now. The upcoming fifth season of the HBO football comedy will be its last, according to star and executive producer Dwayne Johnson. The fifth and final season will debut this Sunday on HBO.

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