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  1. Who's That Guy?: Christopher Eccleston, Who Just Got His Own...

    Amos Barshad

    Just three episodes in and The Leftovers goes and gives a whole hour to a dude we only know, so far, for his aggressive flyering techniques?! Co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta did give us fair warning, though, early on promising individual...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Rejoice: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are Rebirthing the Amazing &l...

    Amos Barshad

    Calling something "ahead of its time," usually, is pretty pointless: It's a phrase tossed out for little-watched critical darlings, and so translates most of the time, roughly, in nonpolitic terms, to "YOU DUMMIES WHO DIDN&#0...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. First Show Check-In: ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver&rs...

    Amos Barshad

    "Welcome to ...; whatever this is," John Oliver said last night, kicking off the very first episode of his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight. And it was spot-on. Before Oliver's fill-in stint at the Daily Show anchor desk had e...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Entourage Movie-pocalypse Watch: Turtle Say Relax

    Amos Barshad

    As you may or may not have noticed, the past few weeks have brought a significant uptick in the "Is the Entourage movie happening?" reportage department. Why? Even the most ardent supporter of those feckless hedonists of HBO would have to admit that,...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  5. Entourage Movie-pocalypse Watch: Wait, No, Now It's Jeremy Piven'...

    Amos Barshad

    The twisted tale of the belabored Entourage movie has now reached its inevitable, quite necessary juncture: At least according to The Hollywood Reporter, the reason this thing is delayed is because of Jeremy Piven. Of course it is. Earlier this we...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  6. Eastbound & Down Extras: Q&As With David Gordon Green, Ike Barinh...

    Amos Barshad

    While putting together my piece on the end of Eastbound & Down, I had phone and e-mail exchanges with a bunch of smart, funny people. Most of the stuff ended up in the piece. Here's some of it that didn't. David Gordon Green Before David Gordo...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  7. The Prodigal Son Returns: With Season Pickup of The Leftovers, Da...

    Amos Barshad

    In the three and a half years since Lost bid its ignominious farewell, Damon Lindelof has been straight grinding. Chances are, if you've stepped foot in a movie theater at some point since, you've seen his penmanship: From work on Cowboys & Aliens, P...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  8. Lindsay Lohan, Meet Kenny F---in' Powers

    Amos Barshad

    After the bonanza of behind-the-scenes train wrecks that was The Canyons, you'd think that, at least in the immediate aftermath, we wouldn't be able to rely on Lindsay Lohan for much more action. But like MJ against the Blazers in '92, Lohan can't mi...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  9. Eastbound & Down Season 4: Ken Marino, Tim Heidecker, the Future,...

    Amos Barshad

    Did you forget they're even making another season of Eastbound & Down? No worries, it's a common mistake. The third season was trumped up in advance as the last hurrah, and its go-for-broke finale seemed to seal the deal for ol' Kenny Fucking Powers....

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. Dumb and Dumber To Is Happening With Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, an...

    Amos Barshad

    The long-rumored sequel to Dumb and Dumber has had its share of fortunes, good and bad. But now it's as locked-in as it's ever been. After Warner Bros. dropped its option on the project, Universal picked it up, and the Farrelly brothers are moving fu...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  11. With Showtime's Pump, Schwarzenegger's Comeback Enters the Premiu...

    Amos Barshad

    Here's a big, juicy, vein-rippling surprise for you: THR reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold a series to Showtime. About bodybuilding. That he himself would costar on. Interesting! According to THR, Pump — an hourlong drama set in 19...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  12. The Rock. HBO. Miami. Do We Have Your Attention?

    Amos Barshad

    Well, this is certainly a surprise. THR reports that Dwayne Johnson is cashing in on his hard-earned box-office cred and nailing down a flashy HBO show with all kinds of big names involved. We're talking Peter Berg as director, Mark Wahlberg as produ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. Chris O'Dowd Is No Coward

    Amos Barshad

    But he does have a promising new gig lined up. O'Dowd — best known for Bridesmaids, Girls, and, soon enough, Christopher Guest's HBO show Family Tree — is in talks for period-comedy The Coward. Reports The Wrap, "Set in 18th century E...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  14. John Legend Is Making a Miami Drama for HBO

    Amos Barshad

    Mr. John Legend! Not just a silky-smooth crooner of the finest of piano-pop ballads and rap hooks anymore! Now he's out here making TV shows too. Why, just last night, HBO picked up a series coproduced by Legend and Tony Krantz, called Down Lo, for d...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  15. Behind the Candelabra Trailer: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Wigs,...

    Amos Barshad

    Do you remember thinking the phrase "Steven Soderbergh is making a Liberace biopic with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for HBO" sounded ridiculous when the project was merely in development? Well, wait till you see moving footage! Based on Behind...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  16. People of the AntiLena Dunham Movement, Hail Your New Overlord: ...

    Amos Barshad

    At every single moment of Lena Dunham's professional existence, there has been a notable and active Anti–Lena Dunham faction. The size and fervor of this faction fluctuates greatly along with occurrences of Dunham's HBO television program, Girl...

    Blog | April 04, 2013