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Jay Z and Will Smith Are Producing an Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up with Aaron Kaplan to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the civil rights movement—and the brutality it evidenced in race relations in America is… » 7/27/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

7 Days in Hell Takeaway: What Does Kit Harington Really Look Like?

7 Days in the Hell, the HBO mockumentary about Wimbledon starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington, is a fun romp that starts off weird and gets progressively more insane over the span of its smartly brief 45-minute run. The movie is a good time, particularly for tennis fans, or even for anyone who has a passing… » 7/13/15 1:30pm 7/13/15 1:30pm

Yep, Ballers Will Be Every Dude's New Obsession

A nation of dudes wiped off their dried up Entourage spittle and tuned in to the premiere of HBO’s Ballers, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired Miami Dolphins player turned financial advisor. Broke athletes, with a side of tits, is what it is, and it’s likely to be every football… » 6/22/15 2:10pm 6/22/15 2:10pm

John Oliver's Internet Misogyny Rant is Satisfying As Hell

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted 16 full minutes to the topics of vicious, misogynist online harassment and revenge porn, the difficulties of stamping them out, and the absolutely unacceptable responses from authorities. The whole thing culminates in a parody of an early 90s AOL ad. It was pretty… » 6/22/15 9:00am 6/22/15 9:00am

Game of Boners: Oh Snow, They Didn't

We’ve reached the end of Season Five of Game of Thrones, and what a slow and meandering journey it’s been! Looking back on the past ten episodes, doesn’t it feel like we watched too much talking and not enough stabbing? (Oh, god. It’s like Frasier all over again.) Doesn’t it also feel like the showrunners owed us a… » 6/15/15 9:00am 6/15/15 9:00am

Entourage Is So Bad It Put Us in a Terrible Mood

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On Wednesday, June 3, the feature length version of HBO’s Entourage was unleashed on America’s movie theaters like the cinematic equivalent of a venereal disease (hyped, preventable, and the uncomfortable manifestation of an activity—in this case, watching a weekly half hour sitcom about Hollywood dickwads—that you… » 6/10/15 2:30pm 6/10/15 2:30pm

Tennis Fans: Rejoice at Andy Samberg & Kit Harington's 7 Days in Hell

The long-awaited movie of my dreams, 7 Days in Hell, starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington, will premiere on HBO on July 11 (the second to last day of Wimbledon). Featuring cameos by Serena Williams and John McEnroe, this mockumentary pits bad boy Samberg against by-the-book Harington, who are playing one another in… » 6/05/15 1:30pm 6/05/15 1:30pm

Game of Boners: Lost Minds, Lost Virginities

Oh, hey there, daughters of the Harpy! Did you think Game of Boners forgot about you? That we were gonna leave you high and dry? No way! I—QUEEN HARPY—just needed Memorial Day off to lie in the sun and sip on some of Cersei’s special sangria. A tip from the queen herself: replace the fruit chunks with more wine. And… » 5/26/15 4:15pm 5/26/15 4:15pm

Southern Rites: A Small Town's Inability to Acknowledge Its Own Racism

In 2009, photographer Gillian Laub published a series of photos documenting the high school proms in the tiny Georgia community of Montgomery County, which was remarkable because the proms were racially segregated. Though the students grew up together, played together, and went to Montgomery County High together,… » 5/19/15 4:00pm 5/19/15 4:00pm

HBO Cocks Head, Shrugs, Casts Jude Law as an American Pope

In the upcoming series The Young Pope, Jude Law will portray an Italian-American pope named Pius XIII. Hmmmm. Let’s take a few moments to deconstruct that first sentence. “In the upcoming series The Young Pope...” —OK, so there’s going to be a series about a young pope, got it—“... Jude Law will portray an… » 5/18/15 2:00pm 5/18/15 2:00pm

Sophie Turner 'Loved' Sansa's Game of Thrones Wedding Night Scene

This post contains spoilers: On last night’s Game of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” Sansa finally married Winterfell’s most eligible sadist, Ramsay Bolton. The setting of their nuptials—at night, in the woods, as it snowed—made it abundantly clear that this would not be cause for celebration, and that sense of… » 5/18/15 9:30am 5/18/15 9:30am