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Veep, Season 2 trailer

Veep, Season 2 trailer

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Premieres April 14th. Somebody please name a feature film this year that’s expected to be a fraction as funny as the comedy series on HBO and Showtime.

Game of Thrones, Season 3

Game of Thrones, Season 3

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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon cover EW

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon cover EW

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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 Liberace (Douglas) and his young lover, Scott Thorson (Damon) from 1978 to 1982. In this week’s issue, Damon and Douglas…

Diane Ladd, Laura Dern

Will HBO Keep Enlightened?

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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 for ourselves.  As prime time continues to consume its own babies with reality TV madness, to which there appears to…

Al Pacino as Phil Spector

Al Pacino as Phil Spector

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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.

Lena Dunham with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Lena Dunham with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

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The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Watch two of the dumbest presenters and one of the smartest winners at the Globes after the cut.

2nd tease for The Girl pecks at Hitch

2nd tease for The Girl pecks at Hitch

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Girl Pressure: Why Being the Voice of a Generation Can Be Problematic

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There is probably nothing more frustrating than seeing a voice and a talent like Lena Dunham’s — maybe the coolest thing to happen to storytelling in a long while — being relegated to stories about how these girls’ lives are shaped and defined by the men they pursue. So you might be thinking, first it’s the racism thing, now it’s the sexism thing — why can’t Lena Dunham just be…

HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn polarizes critics

HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn polarizes critics

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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 that depiction, it’s clear that the film’s creators—director Philip Kaufman (“The Right Stuff”) and writers Jerry Stahl and Barbara Turner—were…

Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in Game Change

Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in Game Change

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Snapped these shots of Julianne Moore and Ed Harris as Palin and McCain off the screen from an HBO preview tonight. Premieres in 2012. Two more after the cut.