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‘Girls’ Review: ‘Tad and Loreen and Avi and Shanaz’

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by Britt Hayes March 8, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
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Tonight’s episode of Girls is a lot to take in, with a long title to match. “Tad and Loreen and Avi and Shanaz” offers up some real anxiety-inducing bombshells, and although these moments punctuate the half-hour with shock and awe, it’s the dialogue exchanges between various character pairings that provide the most telling aspects.

HBO’s ‘Veep’ Season 4 Trailer: There Are Literally No Words

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 6, 2015 @ 1:48 PM
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Game of Thrones isn’t the only HBO hit returning on Sunday, April 12, as Veep’s Selina Meyer will join House of Cards’ Frank Underwood as the latest to be thrust into the United States Presidency. See what fresh hell the political world wreaks on Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the first full trailer for Veep Season 4!

Alec Baldwin Elected Mayor of New York City for HBO Drama

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 5, 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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Former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has always proven a fickle fish to fry, at least when it comes to predicting his next move. There won’t be a run for office, or half-hearted retirement public life this time, however, as Baldwin will combine his aspirations for a new HBO House of Cards-style HBO drama as the Mayor of New York City.

HBO Reveals Cost and Details for Standalone Streaming Service, HBO Now

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by Britt Hayes March 4, 2015 @ 5:42 PM
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What do we want? A standalone HBO streaming service! When do we want it? Now! And that’s what makes the name of HBO’s highly anticipated and long-promised standalone service so appropriate. HBO Now is officially on its way, and the company has revealed new details, including a very reasonable subscription price. But those of you with cable who already pay for an HBO subscription may find that switching over would be a tad useless.

‘Girls’ Review: ‘Ask Me My Name’

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by Britt Hayes March 1, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
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Manipulation, resentment and deceit are the central conceits at the heart of this week’s Girls. Hannah attempts to be friends with Adam, and this overture is both genuine and disingenuous at the same time, highlighting the conflicting emotions that go into such well-meaning and painful post-break-up trials. And while Lena Dunham’s anxiety-ridden performance captures the vast array of emotions during this period, it’s Gillian Jacobs’ exceptionally complex performance as Mimi-Rose that ultimately steals the show, proving the hinge around which Adam and Hannah pivot.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Poster: The Lion Faces the Dragon!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 27, 2015 @ 3:49 PM
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Earlier today we caught the latest look at Game of Thrones Season 5 via two brief clips from the April 12 premiere, but the latest preview of HBO’s fantasy drama teases a much more fiery reveal. It looks like Tyrion will come face to face with Dany’s dragons, going by the first full poster for Game of Thrones Season 5!

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Clips: The Good Lords Are Dead, and the Rest Are Monsters!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 27, 2015 @ 1:07 PM
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Game of Thrones Season 5 won’t unsheathe its sword until April 12, and even with House of Cards Season 3 sating our fix for bloodshed and political maneuvering, the world of Westeros seems Winters away. No longer, as “The Sight” has revealed our first two clips from the newest Game of Thrones episodes!

‘Girls’ Review: “Close Up”

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by Britt Hayes February 22, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
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Over the course of the last few seasons, the twentysomething girls of Girls have hardly changed at all, which makes them more empathetic, if a little frustrating — but only because, if you’ve ever been in your early 20s, you can see some of yourself in each of them. If insanity is repeating the same behaviors/actions over and over and expecting different results, then you might consider these women (and yes, the men, too) insane. But tonight’s episode brings some real signifiers of change, even if we remain skeptical.

HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ Renewed Through 2017

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 17, 2015 @ 4:17 PM
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However brief the window may have been, we can officially say goodbye to dreams of John Oliver returning to host The Daily Show after Jon Stewart. HBO has officially locked down its breakout star for two more seasons of the acclaimed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, bringing more belated-but-hard-hitting journalism through 2017.