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Bill Simmons HBO Contract Details

Bill Simmons strikes gold with a massive new HBO deal

By on July 22, 2015 at 1:17 PM.

Bill Simmons strikes gold with a massive new HBO deal

While Bill Simmons not-so-subtly pushed his way out of ESPN, he’s certainly landed on his feet after signing a big new deal with HBO. Per The New York Times, HBO has announced that Simmons will get his own sports-centered talk show on HBO that will begin airing in 2016. Part of the HBO deal, which goes into effect starting in October, will also let Simmons host regular video podcasts, which were a staple of his career at ESPN. More →

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John Oliver Food Waste Video

John Oliver brutally slams the U.S. for its ridiculous food waste problem

By on July 20, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

John Oliver brutally slams the U.S. for its ridiculous food waste problem

John Oliver has done an incredible job of pointing out hypocrisy around the world since his tenure on Last Week Tonight began last year, but rarely has an issue struck so close to home for so many Americans as this week’s main topic of discussion.

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True Detective Season 2 Review

‘True Detective’ season 2 is a flat circle

By on July 14, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

‘True Detective’ season 2 is a flat circle

In the first season of True Detective, the hook was instantaneous.

You put Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in front of a brutal, ritualistic murder scene and you’ve got yourself an audience — it’s as simple as that. True Detective was so unexpected and so in tune with its viewers that even its frequent stumbles weren’t enough to pull (most of) us out of its universe.

I was going to solve the mystery, regardless of the path HBO and creator Nic Pizzolatto wanted to take me down. More →

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Game Of Thrones Season 5

This might be the hardest Game of Thrones quiz ever – how many questions can you get right?

By on July 10, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

This might be the hardest Game of Thrones quiz ever – how many questions can you get right?

Game of Thrones fans, you have your work cut out for you.

Millions of fans of HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones are reeling now that the fifth season has come to an end. What will become of Daenerys? Is Jon Snow really dead? There are plenty more questions as well, and we won’t be any closer to getting answers until Game of Thrones season 6 premieres next year.

In the meantime, it’s time to test how big a GoT fan you really are. More →

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Best Of John Oliver

Video: John Oliver’s Show Wasn’t Even On Yesterday, But He Still Gave Us This Hilarious Bit

By on July 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Video: John Oliver’s Show Wasn’t Even On Yesterday, But He Still Gave Us This Hilarious Bit

When I first heard John Oliver was getting his own show on HBO, I wasn’t excited at all. Oliver was amusing at times on The Daily Show, but his deliveries were often labored and I generally found him to be pretty annoying. Honestly, I really didn’t think he would be able to carry a show himself. It’s a good thing HBO is better at doing HBO’s job than I am at doing HBO’s job, because Last Week Tonight is a fantastic addition to the network’s Sunday night lineup.

The show took the night off this past Sunday because of the July 4th holiday, but Oliver still released a quick bit on the Last Week Tonight’s YouTube channel, and while fans certainly would have preferred a full episode, it was absolutely hilarious. More →

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Streaming TV Shows Online Free

Community-powered Internet TV Portal Offers 200,000 Channels of Streaming Content

By on July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Community-powered Internet TV Portal Offers 200,000 Channels of Streaming Content

Cord cutters, your prayers have been answered. Sort of.

Households no longer need pay TV packages to enjoy movies and TV shows at home, and cord cutting has reached new heights thanks to services like Netflix, which offers tens of thousands of movies and TV shows that are each just a few clicks away. Networks are also finally getting in on the action, as HBO, ESPN and others launch services that stream paid content without the need for a pay TV subscription.

Netflix, HBO Now and WatchESPN are all paid options, though. What if you want to stream content for free? Sure, you can steal content by streaming it illegally, but there are plenty of legal options out there as well. The key, however, is getting them all in one place, and now there’s a community-powered service that looks to do just that. More →

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Game Of Thrones Season 6 Release Date

Game of Thrones Season 6: New Director Shares Inside Look, Teases What’s to Come

By on July 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Game of Thrones Season 6: New Director Shares Inside Look, Teases What’s to Come

Mind-boggling.

That’s the way Jack Bender – one of five newly announced directors who’ll be responsible for two episodes each in the coming sixth season of Game of Thrones – describes the next batch of episodes on deck for HBO’s hit drama. More →

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Audition Leak

Did a Game of Thrones Season 6 Audition Tape Just Leak Some of Next Year’s Storyline?

By on June 25, 2015 at 12:33 PM.

Did a Game of Thrones Season 6 Audition Tape Just Leak Some of Next Year’s Storyline?

Many Game of Thrones fans have probably seen the terrifying end of season 5 by now and are anxiously waiting to see what’s coming next year. Many questions have to be answered in the next season, especially about You Know Who having been You Know What “for the Watch.” While a purported audition for season 6 that made its way online doesn’t answer that question, it still offers some insight into what might happen in the upcoming new season.

Caution though, spoilers ahead. More →

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Deaths

Everyone Who Died in Game of Thrones Season 5

By on June 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Everyone Who Died in Game of Thrones Season 5

Forgive me if I get emotional. I’m not sure how the season finale of Game of Thrones could have been any more intense than it was. The tension leading into the final episode of season 10 had reached fever pitch, and there wasn’t a moment’s rest in the entire episode. I might have actually been sweating by the time the episode was over. And the death toll, while not unexpected, left viewers reeling.

Now, it’s time to take a closer look at all the main characters who lived and died in season 5 of the hit HBO show. Warning: Spoilers follow below. More →

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Last Week Tonight John Oliver Torture

Hilarious yet sad: John Oliver recruits Helen Mirren to read the Senate’s report on torture

By on June 15, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Hilarious yet sad: John Oliver recruits Helen Mirren to read the Senate’s report on torture

In case you’re not watching HBO’s Last Week Tonight on a regular basis then you might have missed a hilarious John Oliver take on a very serious matter. This time it’s not about net neutrality or FIFA corruption but on the American government’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” or torture in simpler terms. More →

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Finale

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 finale sets new piracy record

By on June 15, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 finale sets new piracy record

We’re not going to ruin your day with any Game of Thrones spoilers here, but rest assured it may be hard to avoid them elsewhere. In a piece of news that should surprise no one, Sunday night’s Game of Thrones finale set an all-time piracy record, according to a report from Torrent Freak.

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The Leftovers Season 2 Trailer

The Leftovers returns to HBO this fall – watch the first trailer here

By on June 12, 2015 at 4:10 PM.

The Leftovers returns to HBO this fall – watch the first trailer here

The Leftovers didn’t have quite the same impact as True Detective or Silicon Valley when it debuted last year, but it got enough people interested in its overarching mystery to get picked up for a second season. In season 2, the show has moved to the fictional town of Mapleton, TX which you can see in the teaser trailer below. More →

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