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'The Newsroom' Series Finale Review And Recap

December 15th, 2014 9:02am EST
'The Newsroom' Series Finale Review: 'What Kind of Day Has It Be
The Newsroom aired its series finale on Sunday night, signing off after three seasons, a mere twenty-five episodes, and a whole lot of debacle. That last episode, "What Kind of Day Has It Been" - yes, the same title used for the first-season finale of the first three Aaron Sorkin television series - probably isn't going to change anyone's opinion about the show. But it was everything to be expected of the last episode, in every sense of that word.

SPOILER ALERT - This review obviously discusses the series finale of The Newsroom. If you have not watched "What Kind Of Day Has It Been," and d...
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What Television Gained From HBO's 'The Newsroom'

December 14th, 2014 12:01pm EST
What Television Gained From 'The Newsroom'
Tonight brings the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom, after three often provocative and always slightly underappreciated seasons. Whether or not you're a fan of the series, Aaron Sorkin and the cast populating the fictional halls of Atlantis Cable News have definitely left their mark on the television landscape.

So as we wait to see how Sorkin will complete the story of his latest show behind the show, now is the time to take a look back at the last two and a half years and twenty-five episodes, and appreciate the eight things that The Newsroom contributed to television and to audiences....
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'True Detective' Season 2 Casting Confirmed

November 25th, 2014 10:40am EST
HBO Confirms Rachel McAdams & Taylor Kitsch For 'True Detective'
Rachel McAdams ("The Notebook") and Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights") will be joining Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

The eight-episode season has begun production in California and will center on three police officers and a career criminal who "must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder," according to the network's press release.

McAdams will play ethical detective Ani Bezzerides, while Kitch will star as Paul Woodrugh, a California Highway Patrol officer with a troubled past.

Farrell has been cast as detective Ray V...
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'The Sopranos: The Complete Series' Review

November 10th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Bada Bing – the whole damn thing. That’s right mafia fans "The Sopranos: The Complete Series," the famed HBO mob show that started it all is hitting Blu-ray with Digital HD included and being a newbie to the show I'm checking it out fresh here. So what follows is another detailed dissection of all six seasons of the mob show complete with overviews, favorite episodes and characters and even a look at the various extras (there are twenty-five audio commentaries here!) and packaging to see if it’s a deal fans can’t refuse. You’re only as good as your last envelope – let’s take a look insid...
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'Girls' Season Three Set For January 11 Premiere On HBO (Watch Trailer)

November 9th, 2014 2:58pm EST
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HBO released the trailer for the upcoming third season of hit series Girls on Friday, giving fans a glimpse of what Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her pals will be up to this time around.

The trailer starts off with Hannah in Iowa for a writers workshop, and in a video chat with pal Marnie (Allison Williams), she says, "I'm telling you, Iowa is incredible. I think we should all move here and start the revolution."

"No one is moving to Iowa ever," Marnie realistically replies; adding, "but I am so so glad that you're happy."

While things seem to be going well for Hannah, her friends back in New...
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Get To Know The New Cast Members For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5

October 11th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
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Game of Thrones Season 5 debuts on HBO in Spring 2015 but filming started in July 2014 and is still going on today. If you've been following closely, you may have caught a glimpse of a new character or two from leaked shots of the GoT set. The fifth season of Game of Thrones features at least nine new characters, many of which will be filling major roles.

If you're having trouble waiting for the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, we've put together something that might help. Here's everything we know about the nine new cast members hiting Westeros in 2015.

Alexander Siddig - Doran Ma...
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Ben Affleck Gets Into Heated Debate With Bill Maher Over Islam

October 6th, 2014 10:12am EDT
Ben Affleck Gets Into Heated Debate With Bill Maher Over Islam
Ben Affleck went head to head with Bill Maher during a panel discussion of current affairs on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday. The actor, who was on the show to promote his new film "Gone Girl," got angry when Maher and author Sam Harris began discussing radical Islamists.

Feeling they were stereotyping all Muslims, Affleck told them their talk was "gross" and "racist."

When Harris explained the need to criticize bad ideas and called Islam “the motherload of bad ideas,” Affleck responded, “That’s an ugly thing to say.”

The actor continued: "How about the more than a billion p...
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New 'True Detective' Star Vince Vaughn's Dramatic Resume

September 24th, 2014 12:07pm EDT
New 'True Detective' Star Vince Vaughn's Dramatic Resume
Many people were surprised and confused by HBO's announcement that Vince Vaughn would join Colin Farrell as the co-lead in the next season of True Detective, and we can't blame them - in recent years, Vaughn has been known for almost nothing but comedies, including Wedding Crashers, The Internship, The Watch, and his awesome cameos in the Anchorman films as Ron Burgundy's rival Wes Mantooth.

However, we'd argue that casting Vaughn in the role of Frank Semyon, "career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business part...
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Colin Farrell 'Excited' To Be A Part Of 'True Detective' Season 2

September 22nd, 2014 9:48am EDT
Colin Farrell 'Excited' To Be A Part Of 'True Detective' Season
Colin Farrell has confirmed that he will star in the second season of the HBO series, "True Detective," with filming to commence shortly.

Farrell revealed in an interview with The Sunday World, "I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited ... I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids."

He added: "These are early days and all the powers that be are working out locations and schedules and trying to lock down the c...
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Croatian Church Won't Allow 'Game Of Thrones' Crew To Film Pivotal Nude Scene (Spoilers)

August 26th, 2014 1:15pm EDT
Croatian Church Won't Allow 'Game Of Thrones' Crew To Film Pivot
UPDATE: the scene will go on as town officials in Dubrovnik have had a change of heart. They'll allow the shoot as long as it's not shot inside the Cathedral of St. Nicholas -- outside is okay, according to TMZ.

A church in Croatia is standing in the way of HBO's production on the fifth season of Game of Thrones over the filming of a nude scene.

SPOILERS: The series uses the town of Dubrovnik as the stand in for Westeros' capital city of King's Landing, and production has now come to a stand still becasue the Church of St. Nicholas won't allow actress Lena Headey to walk out of the c...
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