While the world at large is waiting to figure out whether or not Ben Affleck is a murderous bastard in the mystery thriller Gone Girl, the film’s director David Fincher is already mentally preparing for his next project, which isn’t a movie at all. It's also not TV. It's HBO.
It's hard to believe that the final season of Boardwalk Empire is already half-over. Time is running out for HBO's consistently brilliant but often overlooked period piece. And while this season hasn't always delivered the 'good stuff,' it's still better than most dramas on TV and deserved a longer shelf life. But it's about the bottom line. How many people are tuning in? How much does it cost? Or should I say, "Cuánto?"
HBO finally came clean yesterday about Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell officially joining True Detective’s Season 2, but they were mum on who might be filling the female lead. That’s because they’re still trying to find someone, and it turns out they might just be talking to many more actresses than we previously thought.
Phones off, everybody! The Comeback's latest preview comes in the form of an inside look at the HBO comedy series, which actually offers up some clues about what we might expect from The Comeback's big comeback. Watch it below, then we'll break it all down...
The first two episodes of the final season of Boardwalk Empire were focused on the past and how "those who cannot remember it are condemned to repeat it;" and yet, as this week illustrates, George Santayana's other famous quote is equally apt for Season 5 (and the series as a whole) so far: "Only the dead have seen the end of war."
We already know we won’t be seeing Game of Thrones characters like Bran and Hodor until Season 6, and that Jonathan Pryce and others have signed on to the show in recent months. And now we have one more character surprise in store.
HBO’s Veep is known for its twisted sense of humor, its great ensemble cast and its willingness to look at political compromises in a witty and cynical manner. Now, HBO has plans in the works to amp up one of these qualities for Season 4, adding to its great ensemble cast by signing on a former guest actor for a series regular role
Well, one thing is clear, Valerie Cherish does a terrible Al Pacino impersonation. The latest teaser for The Comeback has Lisa Kudrow's TV Star character spontaneously quoting The Godfather, only she doesn't seem to recall what movie the line is from. And her Pacino impression isn't very good. But that's kind of what we love about Valerie. Her kind of funny is always just a little bit off.
HBO and Showtime execs have recognized the appeal of on-demand streaming services, as evidenced by HBO Go’s Sunday night Internet implosions and Showtime Anytime's gradual rise in popularity, but those sites are still tied to consumers' TV services. Will we ever live in a world where Americans who don’t own a TV can watch True Detective on their own separate HBO Go account?
True Detective is coming off of a tightly written and critically acclaimed first season. It makes sense that HBO would want True Detective Season 2. Here's everything the world knows about the follow-up...
Maybe it’s because HBO strives for a platform that is higher quality than a lot of the network’s out there. Or maybe the network is just really good at marketing. Whatever the reason, HBO announced premiere dates for returning drama The Newsroom, as well as comedies The Comeback and Getting On this morning, and I got a little giddy inside.
For years, the prospect of David Fincher taking the reins of a dark neo-noir has dangled in front of the eyes of the filmmaker’s fans, never to materialize. If we all dare raise our hopes to gargantuan levels once more, there’s a chance that Fincher will be teaming up with the iconic crime novelist James Ellroy to develop a gritty period drama, with HBO as their destination of choice.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has made a habit of pushing relevant topics in a manner that is funny and manages to work for a platform that only airs once a week. He made waves recently when tackling the net neutrality argument, and this week he covered the equally controversial topic of student loans.
Despite what the Emmys would have you believe, Boardwalk Empire was easily one of the most 'Outstanding Drama Series' last season. Maybe, the most outstanding. Why dwell in the past? It seems fitting since the first installment of the bootlegging series' fifth season, "Golden Days for Boys and Girls," is also preoccupied with looking back. It's legacy time.
I can’t imagine anyone expected “The Prodigal Son Returns” to be a marathon of joyful surface conversations, and it was indeed yet another exercise in uncharacteristically enjoyable drama eked out through surreality, violence and questionable coincidences. Just like your grandmother used to make.