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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn yesterday at 02:27. 4 comments

Evidence isn't enough to solve The Outsider's mysteries in new trailer for HBO's Stephen King adaptation

Evidence isn't enough to solve The Outsider's mysteries in new trailer for HBO's Stephen King adaptation

“A human being cannot exist in two realities at the same time,” Cynthia Erivo says in this new trailer for HBO’s The Outsider . The series, helmed by The Wire’s Richard Price and based on a 2018 Stephen King novel, follows a detective played by Ben Mendelsohn who’s got a child murderer dead to rights, until he doesn’t.

This new trailer digs deeper into the knotty, brain-deadening...

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Dec 04, 2019 at 02:18.

Your favorite weed guy is back in the High Maintenance season 4 teaser

Your favorite weed guy is back in the High Maintenance season 4 teaser

A little good news for your Tues.: HBO has finally revealed a release date—and the first teaser!—for the fourth season of High Maintenance, which returns in February. Old-timers around this neck of the woods will tell you there was a time before Baby Yoda, when there was a very different sort of fella spreading joy wherever he went. A man who mounted his bicycle and rode steadfast...

Dec 03, 2019 at 23:27. 2 comments

Listen to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' melancholy "Life On Mars" cover from Watchmen

Listen to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' melancholy "Life On Mars" cover from Watchmen

In the (horrible, awful, no good, extremely bad) time since David Bowie shed his mortal coil, we’ve been treated to countless covers of the rock icon’s most famous songs. But few artists have managed to capture the aura of Bowie like Trent Reznor, who occasionally collaborated and performed with the late musician. Back in 2016, the Nine Inch Nails frontman credited Bowie with...

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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Dec 03, 2019 at 10:00.

A tragedy befalls one "Lost Boy" as His Dark Materials rushes to introduce another (experts)

A tragedy befalls one "Lost Boy" as His Dark Materials rushes to introduce another (experts)
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Welcome to The A.V. Club’s “Experts” reviews of HBO’s His Dark Materials. It is written from the perspective of someone who has read all three books in Philip Pullman’s trilogy, and intended for an audience of viewers who have also read these books. While the main review will not actively spoil...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Dec 03, 2019 at 00:28. 5 comments

Here's what Damon Lindelof has to say about last night's Watchmen twist

Here's what Damon Lindelof has to say about last night's Watchmen twist

[Spoilers for Watchmen’s seventh episode, “An Almost Religious Awe,” below.]

It was inevitable that Watchmen’s big, blue centerpiece would rear his gleaming dome at some point during HBO’s ambitious sequel series, but you likely didn’t expect him to be yanked from someone’s gored forehead. That’s exactly what happened during last night’s episode, however, which ended with Regina King’s Angela...

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Joelle Monique Joelle Monique Dec 02, 2019 at 22:13. 18 comments

Life on Earth gets a lot weirder, but Watchmen continues to captivate

Life on Earth gets a lot weirder, but Watchmen continues to captivate
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Remember all the way back to last week , when Watchmen outdid itself in the exploration of inherited trauma? The answers to certain questions helped us all feel we understood the direction of the show a little bit better. Well, “An Almost Religious Awe” arrives and proves we knew nothing. Doctor Manhattan makes a...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 28, 2019. 2 comments

Listen to the second volume of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' excellent Watchmen score

Listen to the second volume of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' excellent Watchmen score

Here’s something for which we can all give thanks: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ second volume of music from HBO’s Watchmen. Play it while cutting the turkey, the show’s compelling ideas regarding race, masks, and injustice filling air that would otherwise be choked by terse discussion of impeachment and that weird Rocky tweet.

“I think that putting out an hour and a half of music today is...

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Nov 26, 2019. 23 comments

The Hooded Justice reveal was stunning, but Watchmen is needlessly complicating its Veidt and Rorschach threads

The Hooded Justice reveal was stunning, but Watchmen is needlessly complicating its Veidt and Rorschach threads

Note: This post discusses plot points from the Watchmen season one episodes “This Extraordinary Being” and “Little Fear Of Lightning.”

The most recent episode of HBO’s Watchmen features what is easily the most obvious change from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original comic so far: Aided by the memory-recovering drug Nostalgia, Regina King’s Angela Abar discovers that her grandfather, Will...

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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Nov 26, 2019. 24 comments

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't the Lee Scoresby we remember from His Dark Materials, but he isn't meant to be (experts)

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't the Lee Scoresby we remember from His Dark Materials, but he isn't meant to be (experts)
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Casting any literary adaptation is a minefield. Fans have built up versions of characters over years of reading and rereading the books, and fan art typically reifies certain versions of characters in the process. Even in circumstances where authors leave room for interpretation, any interpretation is competing with...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 26, 2019. 7 comments

We only met a few of Watchmen's Minutemen last night, but they all posed for a photo anyway

We only met a few of Watchmen's Minutemen last night, but they all posed for a photo anyway

[Spoilers for Watchmen’s sixth episode below.]

Last night’s Watchmen swept us into the past for a gutting, action-packed look into the origins of The Minutemen, the ‘40s superhero team that sets the stage for the events of Alan Moore’s iconic comic. At the center of the show’s story was Hooded Justice, here a Black cop who discovers his only effective means of fighting injustice is as a...

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Joelle Monique Joelle Monique Nov 25, 2019. 24 comments

Watchmen embraces its noir roots and Black trauma

Watchmen embraces its noir roots and Black trauma
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For 80 years, spandex crusaders have managed to thrive in popular culture, their tone reflecting the youth counterculture combined with a heavy dose of capitalism. Batman ’66, for example, thrived on psychedelic pop. Batman ’89, on the other hand, preferred a highly sexualized, dark, and gritty punk/pop feel. In all...

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Nov 22, 2019. 6 comments

An alternate Game Of Thrones ending apparently exists, but save your online petitions for now

An alternate Game Of Thrones ending apparently exists, but save your online petitions for now

According to Metro UK (via The New York Post), Game Of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju—a.k.a. Tormund Giantsbane—has been going around, telling people that HBO filmed “an alternative ending” to the big dragon show. Before you start imagining a different series of events, perhaps with Daenerys not blowing up King’s Landing or some better candidate being chosen to be the new king, though, Hivju also...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 18, 2019. 20 comments

Armando Iannucci's HBO space comedy sets its phasers to fun in first teaser

Armando Iannucci's HBO space comedy sets its phasers to fun in first teaser

Avenue 5, a vulgar comedy set in outer space, was launched into developmental orbit a few years ago by Veep creator Armando Iannuci. In January, it finally touches down. As proof, HBO has released a teaser for the series, which stars Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, and Zach Woods as the overseers of a luxury spaceship for intergalactic tourists.

The arc of the plot remains unclear, but the...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 13, 2019. 1 comments

HBO Max browses Scholastic book catalog, orders Point Horror TV series

HBO Max browses Scholastic book catalog, orders Point Horror TV series

20th Century Fox announced its Fear Street film adaptation earlier this year, and now here comes with HBO—an arm of Fox competitor WarnerMedia—with its own stab at modernizing the teen horror of yesteryear. Variety reports that Point Horror —the YA horror anthology that helped launch the careers of R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, Diane Hoh, and Caroline B. Cooney back in the early ‘90s—is...

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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Nov 12, 2019. 23 comments

His Dark Materials brings two reveals forward, but takes two steps back in the process (experts)

His Dark Materials brings two reveals forward, but takes two steps back in the process (experts)
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Welcome to The A.V. Club’s “Experts” reviews of HBO’s His Dark Materials. It is written from the perspective of someone who has read all three books in Philip Pullman’s trilogy, and intended for an audience of viewers who have also read these books. While the main review will not actively spoil details from future...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Nov 12, 2019. 3 comments

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns in January, says Jeff Garlin

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns in January, says Jeff Garlin

Good news, schmohawks! Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Jeff Garlin just took to Instagram to announce that HBO’s premiere cringe comedy will premiere its 10th season in January. HBO hasn’t confirmed the news as of yet and Garlin didn’t provide an exact date, but, like his onscreen wife Susie Essman, we can always tell when he’s lying.

We don’t much about the season, though we did learn filming...

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Joelle Monique Joelle Monique Nov 11, 2019. 2 comments

Seeds blossom to reveal hidden pasts on Watchmen

Seeds blossom to reveal hidden pasts on Watchmen
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For the second straight week, Watchmen introduces a badass, game-changing woman to the canon of heroes. If last week was about unearthing the past, this week is about sowing the seeds of the future. Acorns, surprise babies, and a catapult filled with dead bodies bear new fruit to the mystery salad that is Watchmen.

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Nov 07, 2019. 5 comments

Masturbate furiously in the privacy of your own cardboard box, courtesy of HBO

Masturbate furiously in the privacy of your own cardboard box, courtesy of HBO

Finally, a solution for people who just want to jerk off in peace without having to find a quiet bathroom or closet to avoid offending their roommates/significant others/pets: Meet The HBO Box, a big black cardboard box with slots for your legs that you put over your body like a child with poor fort-developing skills.

It’s not TV. It’s a portable wank-box. And don’t try to argue...

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Myles McNutt Myles McNutt Nov 05, 2019. 21 comments

“Lyra’s Jordan” gives His Dark Materials readers hope the second time’s the charm (experts)

“Lyra’s Jordan” gives His Dark Materials readers hope the second time’s the charm (experts)
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Welcome to The A.V. Club’s “Experts” reviews of HBO’s His Dark Materials. It is written from the perspective of someone who has read all three books in Philip Pullman’s trilogy, and intended for an audience of viewers who have also read these books. While the main review will not actively spoil...

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Nov 04, 2019. 13 comments

John Malkovich takes Jude Law's holy throne in this trailer for HBO's The New Pope

John Malkovich takes Jude Law's holy throne in this trailer for HBO's The New Pope

The last time we heard from The New Pope, HBO’s follow-up to Paulo Sorrentino’s baffling/beautiful The Young Pope, Jude Law’s Lenny Belardo was strutting across a beach in a tiny bathing suit as women fawned over him —a mysterious tease, given that the previous series ended with his character falling into a coma. This new teaser for The New Pope introduces Lenny’s successor, John...

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