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The HBO Max Intern Who Sent An Accidental Email Received An Outpouring Of Support From Social Media

On Thursday a large number of HBO Max subscribers received a mysterious email. The subject line read “Integration Test Email #1,” and the body read, simply, “This template is used by integration tests only.” It was clearly some internal hiccup, and jokes were quick to pile up. Director James Gunn joked that it was “somehow […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Casting Criticism

Acknowledging criticism that the film adaptation of his musical “In the Heights” had failed to adequately depict the dark-skinned Afro-Latino population of Washington Heights, the Upper Manhattan neighborhood where it is set, Lin-Manuel Miranda has apologized for falling short in “trying to paint a mosaic of this community.” The movie, adapted from the Tony-winning Broadway […]

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AT&T Went Back to Basics by Cutting WarnerMedia Loose

Losing bets are inevitable in the casino of capitalism. “The creation always looks good, but the destruction isn’t pretty, yet it’s a very much required thing,” says James Schrager, an expert on strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. What’s not required is doing it over and over, and for the same […]

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‘In The Heights’ Contains A Sneaky Little ‘Hamilton’ Easter Egg

The theatrical version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights is finally in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, which means fans can now spot all the differences between the stage production and what Anthony Ramos brings to the screen. But eagle-eyed viewers can also spot a sly reference to an extremely popular Miranda production that […]

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The New ‘Gossip Girl’ Trailer Has All The Juicy Dirt On The HBO Max Revival Series

After giving Gossip Girl fans a brief taste of the new revival series coming to HBO Max, the streaming service dropped a full-length trailer that has all the dirt on the next generation. Taking place almost a decade after the events of the original series, Gossip Girl will focus on a new group of wealthy, […]

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Steven Soderbergh Returns To Heist Movies With HBO Max’s Tense ‘No Sudden Move’ Trailer

Steven Soderbergh is an inspiration to us all. During the pandemic, he produced the Academy Awards; released Let Them All Talk, one of the most underrated movies of 2020, and his annual watch list; and finished No Sudden Move. That’s after he made Magic Mike, retired from filmmaking, unretired, and made Logan Lucky, Unsane, and […]

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Hugh Jackman Is Addicted To The Past In HBO Max’s Trailer For ‘Reminiscence,’ A Trippy Sci-Fi Thriller

In the official trailer for the trippy, sci-fi action thriller Reminiscence, Hugh Jackman plays a detective who literally enters the minds of his clients and harvests the past for secrets. But with the world ravaged by war and rising sea levels, nostalgia has become a powerful drug that even Jackman’s character can’t resist, and he’s […]

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The ‘Mare Of Easttown’ Season Finale Was Allegedly HBO Max’s Most-Watched Episode Since It Launched

It was grim and ugly and miserable. The clothes and hair were unkempt. The cheesesteaks looked sad. And yet Mare of Easttown — HBO’s contribution to the regional murder series wave, as parodied on SNL — raked ‘em in. The network has put out numbers for the seventh and final episode, which aired over the […]

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The ‘Friends’ Reunion Apparently Saw Streaming Numbers Rivaling ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ On HBO Max

The Friends reunion special may not have satisfied every fan with new details and more scripted comedy, but it sure did draw a lot of eyeballs on HBO Max. According to reports, the special saw a superhero movie-level audience in its first few days on the platform, rivaling movies like Wonder Woman 1984 as far […]

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What Streaming Service Offers The Best Options This Weekend?

A murder mystery, a villainess origin story, a quest for an all-important pill, and a long-awaited reunion. Do you want to know where you’ll find the best bang for your buck among the streaming services? As always, there’s so much to choose from that the options are dizzying, so we are here to help you […]

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HBO Max’s ‘Friends’ Reunion: The One Where They Test the Limits of Nostalgia

Photograph courtesy of HBO Max Even 17 years after its 236-episode run from 1994 to 2004, Friends is still basically the television sitcom equivalent of McDonalds. While it received 62 Emmy nominations and averaged over 20 million regular viewers per week when it was airing, USA Today reported in 2015 that it was still earning […]

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A Brief History of ‘Friends’ Reunions

The long-awaited “Friends” reunion is almost upon us, set to land Thursday on HBO Max at around 3 a.m. Eastern. But maybe we should really look at this as the latest “Friends” reunion. Because ever since the show’s end in 2004, there has been a steady series of onscreen regroupings among the primary cast: Jennifer […]

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‘Friends’ Reunion: The One With the ‘Remember the One With … ?’

The episode titles in “Friends” were distinctively generic: “The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break,” “The One With the Monkey.” The template said a few things about the show. This was a comedy that would never take itself seriously; it was not going to name an episode “Ozymandias.” Its titles assumed that you […]

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Jean Smart Shines in ‘Hacks’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’

Smart grew up in Seattle, the second of four children. She studied theater at the University of Washington — at 5-foot-9, she played a lot of villainesses — and married the night she graduated. She spent a few years as a Marine Corps wife, and when that marriage ended, she found her way back to […]

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