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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon cover EW

Airs on HBO May 26. See full size after the cut. (EW) Yes, that really is Michael Douglas and Matt Damon under the prosthetic makeup, wigs, and crystal-trimmed suits — all part of their costumes for Behind the Candelabra, the new Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie about the stranger-than-fiction romance between ...

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Will HBO Keep Enlightened?

Diane Ladd, Laura Dern

Oh how I  love HBO for investing in and championing in such great parts for actresses.  Sooner or later, the economics of Hollywood inevitably devolves into work that indulges the pleasures of the target demo while leaving the rest of us who don’t fit into any marketing paradigm to fend ...

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Al Pacino as Phil Spector

HBO’s Phil Spector premieres in two months. The film revolves around Spector’s sensational trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, and will focus on the eccentric music mogul’s relationship with his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden — played by Helen Mirren. Teaser trailer after the cut.

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HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn polarizes critics

The handful of reviews for HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn (premiering tonight) are all over the map. The Wall Street Journal says it’s “rich and impressively ambitious.” Nothing in this film speaks for its mastery more decisively than its depiction of that war. Given all the time and detail lavished on ...

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HBO's Too Big to Fail coming in May

(Thanks Jon Pace for the insider tip) Coming in May from HBO, Too Big To Fail recounts the catastrophic fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the global aftermath. An all-star cast including William Hurt, James Wood, Topher Grace, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shalhoub, Billy Crudup, Ed Asner, Bill Pullman and ...

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Chloe Sevigny to Play Lizzie Borden

Growing up, there was only one Lizzie Borden — Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery who showed she could be troubling and crazy in addition to perky and full of mischief. But Sevigny is the perfect person to play the character — although I wonder what version of Lizzie we’re going to ...

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Cormac McCarthy's Sunset Limited tonight on HBO

Strong reveiws for tonight’s HBO premiere of Cormac McCarthy’s Sunset Limited starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Tommy Lee himself. Subject matter doesn’t get more profound than life and death, but, thanks to McCarthy’s writing and the two veteran actors, we’re completely drawn into the ...

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Mildred Pierce, 2nd trailer

With Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain wrote two classic hard-boiled novels that Hollywood turned into two of the best films noir ever made. After Paramount and MGM snatched up the rights to those two, it left Warners scrambling for whatever Cain adaptation they could ...

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Martin Scorsese’s Public Speaking on HBO Nov. 22


PUBLIC SPEAKING, directed by Scorsese and produced by Graydon Carter, about legendary New York writer Fran Lebowitz will preeem on Monday. Directed in the style of Scorsese’s early documentaries “Italian American” and “American Boy,” PUBLIC SPEAKING showcases Lebowitz’s worldview and experiences. Spotlighting her trademark humor, the film weaves together extemporaneous ...

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HBO’s Mildred Pierce, teaser

Fabulous, elaborate, epic. The background music, a variation on Atonement’s opening sequence theme, is an excellent choice, nice fit. Original 1945 trailer for Joan Crawford’s Mildred Pierce after the cut. (thanks Amanda)

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Vintage poster art for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire

baordwalk empire 2

Get some Directv packages to get all the channels you want. jennybee finds these swell hoofers and hoods engaging in enticing vices on HBO’s flapper-era series Boardwalk Empire, premiering Sept 19. See this spiffy pair bigger along with another one after the cut.

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