Tag: HBO

HBO Announces Leaving Neverland Premiere Dates

Screenshot: HBO On the heels of the deeply disturbing Surviving R. Kelly, HBO’s upcoming documentary Leaving Neverland has the very real potential to dethrone another one of our childhood heroes. Centered around Michael’s alleged sexual abuse of two young boys, 10-year-old James “Jimmy” Safechuck and seven-year-old Wade Robson, the documentary—helmed by Emmy-nominated director Dan Reed—has […]

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Robin Thede and Issa Rae Secure HBO Series Order For Aptly-Titled A Black Lady Sketch Show

(L-R): Robin Thede attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ; Issa Rae attends the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Essence), Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) That moment when black women not only […]

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‘High Maintenance’ Creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld Told Us How to Stop Feeling Lonely

Photo by David Russell. Images courtesy HBO The third season of High Maintenance, HBO’s funny drama about Brooklyn’s go-to weed dealer and the weirdos he serves, started last Sunday. Throughout its journey from indie web series to prestige stoner art, co-creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld have written some of the most nuanced and empathetic […]

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Amanda Seales Will Have You Lifting Every Voice to Sing in Her New HBO Special ‘I Be Knowin’

Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’Screenshot: HBO (YouTube) I first experienced Amanda Seales live and in action during the early iteration of her game show, Smart Funny & Black at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Since then, she has taken the popular game show on a multi-city tour. Now, Seales is leveling up even […]

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HBO Revisits Some Of John Oliver’s Greatest Moments While Announcing Season 6 Of ‘Last Week Tonight’

[embedded content] Share This Video HBO released the trailer for the upcoming season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, just when — in a time of government shutdowns, Russian collusion, and ladies joy-riding electric shopping carts around Walmart parking lots while drinking wine from a Pringles can like it’s the most normal thing in […]

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Netflix Thinks Fortnite Presents A Bigger Competition Than HBO Or Hulu

Netflix as an entertainment service that provides video streaming to their customers definitely has their fair share of competitors in the form of Amazon, Hulu, HBO, and let’s not forget Disney who is planning on launching their own service later this year. However interestingly enough, Netflix doesn’t necessarily view them as big of a competition […]

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A Full ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Trailer Is On The Way, But The Showrunners Aren’t Thrilled About It

HBO Ahead of Sunday night’s True Detective premiere, HBO whipped out an official Game of Thrones premiere date (April 14) and a teaser that basically revealed nothing. Granted, this teaser did more than show fire and ice like the last one, but it’s clear that HBO is treating the concept of “tease” with the utmost […]

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Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited HBO Series Has Cast Matthew Rhys In The Titular Role

Getty Image After six seasons on The Americans, Matthew Rhys finally took home an Emmy for playing the saddest man on TV, and he’s now officially making the move from FX to HBO. The premium cable channel’s upcoming Perry Mason limited series, which will be produced by Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey production company after […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Has A Premiere Date And Brand-New Teaser

HBO We know Game of Thrones season eight is like “six movies.” And that you’re “going to need therapy” after watching it. And it’s “greatest thing that’s ever aired on TV. It’s going to be unbelievable. It’s going to f*ck up a lot of people” (at least according to the Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa). But […]

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You Aren’t in an Actual Relationship Until You’ve Watched ‘The Sopranos’ Together

I first heard about The Sopranos, which premiered when I was ten years old, from my mother, a psychoanalyst in private practice on Long Island who loved it then and happens to be in the midst of rewatching it now. (To be clear, my mom does not have a history of sneaking booze in-between patients […]

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I Finally Started Binging ‘The Sopranos’: One Woman’s Story

Image by HBO. The day was January 1, 2019. I had spent the morning sleeping, the afternoon cleaning up my sticky-floored, New Year’s-ruined apartment, activities that were interspersed with a variety of caloric intakes and movie viewings, including You Got Served (does not really hold up) and Paddington 2 (phenomenal!). Dusk had come and gone, […]

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A ‘Sopranos’ Star Made A Very Intimidating Statement While Lobbying Not To Be Killed Off

Getty Image To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the influential show’s premiere, The Sopranos team reunited in New York on Wednesday night. In attendance was creator David Chase, writer-producer Matthew Weiner, and many members of the show’s cast, includng Edie Falco (Carmela), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Meadow), Robert Iler (AJ), Michael Imperioli (Christopher), Dominic Chianese (Junior), Lorraine […]

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This Giant, In-Depth ‘Sopranos’ Retrospective Is Full of Secrets and Surprises

I was only eight years old when The Sopranos premiered. Starting in January 1999, for its debut, my parents tuned in every Sunday night from our split-level house in a middle-class New Jersey suburb. When I finally got around to watching the series as an adult it felt as though I had already seen it. […]

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There’s A Historic Meeting In Our Best Look At ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Yet

[embedded content] Share This Video “It’s going to be a very good year,” HBO tweeted during the Golden Globes. No kidding: we saw our best and/or first look at the new seasons of Watchmen, Barry, Veep, Big Little Lies, and most importantly, Game of Thrones. It’s not much, but we got the first meeting between […]

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Terence Nance Is Conquering Hollywood with the Power of His People

It seems like Terence Nance does everything in a communal style. So, I shouldn’t have been surprised earlier this fall when the creator of HBO’s critically acclaimed Random Acts of Flyness suggested that we eat at Bunna Cafe, an Ethiopian spot in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where we sat caddy-corner sharing a big plate of sourdough injera […]

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Get Caught Up With These HBO Shows Before The New Year

HBO Winter is… here, which means less sunlight, colder nights, and sometimes, longer weekends thanks to the holidays. Oftentimes, that means endless errands and trips to see family and friends, but sometimes, you’ve got to ditch that jam-packed social calendar for some restorative binge watching. And sometimes you don’t want to go back to work […]

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