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How ‘True Detective’ Shot McConaughey’s Monologues and Other Revelations From Cary Fukunaga’s Tribeca Talk

It probably says something not altogether confidence-inspiring about the current state of cinema that one of the most interesting and versatile independent filmmakers on the scene had to go to television to become a marquee name. Sure, indie fans hooked in to his 2009 debut feature Sin Nombre, and lit geeks fawned over his 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, but it’s fair to guess that most of the Tribeca Film Festival-goers who flocked to Thursday afternoon’s “Tribeca Talk” with Cary Fukunaga were there because of True Detective. And the director of that show’s entire first season was more than happy to oblige… Read More

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Brooklyn Stoner Comedy ‘High Maintenance’ to Deliver Six New Episodes to HBO

On today, 4/20, some huge and oh-so-topical news has been announced: The online comedy-series High Maintenance is coming to television: HBO has… Read More

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HBO Orders an End to Beloved ‘Game of Thrones’ Screenings at Videology in Williamsburg

HBO seems to be emulating Game of Thrones’ tale of vehement possessiveness; it has brought down a tiny empire of GOT fandom, ordering a Brooklyn bar … Read More

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Prepare for Ice Cream “Brr-itos” and a Lot More Sarah Jessica Parker: Links You Need To See

Breaking news! An Italian explorer will be living in a giant ball atop an iceberg for a year! Studio Ghibli has released a U.S. trailer for When Marnie Was There! The Time 100 was released and has already become a work of found poetry! Sarah Jessica Parker is coming back to HBO with a new comedy called Divorce, which the network just gave a series order!  Hyperbole aside, the real breaking news is that the North River Lobster Boat is coming back to New York this summer—May 1st, specifically—with 45-minute long Hudson River cruises, replete with booze and Maine lobster rolls, AND secondly that Ben & Jerry’s is releasing the Brrr-ito, a giant ice-cream stuffed wafer of goodness, notably on 4/20. … Read More

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Is ‘Silicon Valley’ the Darkest Sitcom on TV?

Silicon Valley, the parody so eerily note-perfect it’s practically not a parody, returned to HBO this Sunday, and as befits a show about the country’s most intensely scrutinized industry, it’s already come up for breathless praise (so on point it’s basically a documentary!) and disappointed pans (so toothless it lets tech bros off the hook!). But while the second season has some new additions — more female characters, more scare tactics from Gavin Benson, more sub-genres of douchebag — the show has retained its defining characteristic and greatest strength: total, unremitting darkness. … Read More

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In Its Fifth Season, ‘Game of Thrones’ May Finally Surpass the Books

There are two equal and opposite forces at work in the fifth season of Game of Thrones, which HBO will unleash on our DVRs — and now, our Apple TVs! — this Sunday. On the one hand, displacement, a state that’s arguably the status quo on a series so fond of stabbing its characters, and the viewers who identify with them, in the heart (and pushing them out windows, and exploding their heads, and killing their parents in front of them…). And on the other, stagnation, in which characters previously defined by their forward momentum find themselves stuck, in one notable case, between two angry dragons and a hard place. … Read More

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Documentary Reveals “Fecal Matter,” “Drugs For Sale” and “Bliss” as Rejected Names for Nirvana

In anticipation of the May 4th premiere of the authorized documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, HBO has just… Read More

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