Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we dance for our supper, learn more about those who live in Appalachia, score some weed, and try to keep our kid of out of the trouble we caused. Read More »

HBO High

High Maintenance is coming to HBO. Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the web series has already released 19 episodes about a nameless weed dealer who resides in Brooklyn, and HBO will make all of those past episodes available before the new season starts. Sinclair stars in the series, which shows him coming in and out of the lives of his customers — some of them played by recognizable faces like Dan Stevens (The Guest) — in every episode.

Below, watch the High Maintenance trailer.

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High Maintenance teaser

This weekend marks the season finales of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep, but HBO wants you to know there’s nothing to worry about — they’ve got tons of other great programming coming up on the horizon. We began this week with a new trailer for Westworld, followed by the first promos for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce and Issa Rae’s Insecure. Now let’s close it out with the first teaser for High Maintenance.

Ben Sinclair stars as a pot dealer (yes, the title is a pun) who bikes all over New York, delivering his product and weaving in and out of the lives of his friends and customers. It’s based on the Vimeo cult hit web series of the same name, and shares the same mellow vibe, but now there’s more of it to love — the HBO episodes will run 30 minutes long, as opposed to the five or fifteen minutes of each web installment. Watch the first High Maintenance comedy below.  Read More »