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Brink (2015) TV Show Trailer: America Tries to Avert World War 3 [HBO]

19 April 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Brink Promo. HBO‘s Brink (2015) TV show trailer stars Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi, and Bernard White. Brink‘s plot synopsis: “When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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'Howard the Duck' Movie May Happen at Marvel Says George Lucas

18 April 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the funnest parts of Guardians of the Galaxy was when Howard the Duck showed up at the end for his post-credit cameo. No one was expecting it, and fans loved to see the talking space mallard return from obscurity. Ever since, there have been murmurs that Marvel might actually make a standalone Howard the Duck movie sometime in the future. Someone who absolutely agrees with that idea is producer of the original 1986 movie George Lucas.

Howard the Duck was one of the biggest bombs of the 80s. Though, it has since grown a pretty healthy cult audience. Speaking with Stephen Colbert about the calamity that was the 1986 Howard the Duck, George Lucas places all the blame on the costume, but goes onto say that he 'believes' Marvel will bring the duck back for his own solo adventure:

"You can't put a dwarf in a duck suit and make it work. »

- MovieWeb

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35 Movies You Need to See This Summer

18 April 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!

1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, »

- MovieWeb

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‘The Brink’ Trailer: HBO’s New Geopolitical Comedy

17 April 2015 8:37 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO’s The Brink drops Jack Black into Pakistan where he plays a foreign service officer, one of secretary of state Tim Robbins’ minions on the ground amid an escalating geopolitical crisis. The unlikely trio of Black, Robbins and ace fighter pilot played by Pablo Schreiber will need to pull together to prevent the chaos from spiraling into World War III. Did we mention this is a comedy? HBO is rolling out The Brink and another rookie comedy following the season premiere… »

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Watch: HBO’s Teaser for ‘The Brink’ Lands Jack Black in Pakistan

17 April 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jack Black and Tim Robbins find humor in geopolitical calamity in the teaser for HBO’s new show “The Brink.”

The black comedy is set to bow June 21 following the season two premiere of “True Detective” and fellow HBO newcomer, “Ballers.”

Robbins plays womanizing Secretary of State Walter Larson, who is counting on foreign service officer Alex Talbot (Black) and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber) to solve a conflict in Pakistan that could potentially result in global turmoil. (No, really — the show is a comedy.)

Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson round out the cast. Roberto and Kim Benabib created the 10-episode series with Jerry Weintraub and Jay Roach serving as exec producers. Roach will also direct the pilot.

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- Seth Kelley

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Run Dmc Co-Founder -- I'm Over Football ... Hockey's My Jam!

17 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The reign of the NFL is over ... long live Hockey ... so says one of the founding member of Run Dmc. Darryl McDaniels.  Darryl says he used to be a Huuuge football fan -- until he saw the NY Rangers play.  Now, he's one of their biggest fans -- and yesterday, the guy was like a Rock Star on his way into Madison Square Garden to watch his squad take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Btw, the »

- TMZ Staff

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Veep, Silicon Valley Renewed At HBO

14 April 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No one can ever accuse HBO of not standing by its shows – and who can blame the premium network where stellar comedies Veep and Silicon Valley, both awards players, are involved.

The early pickups came a day after both shows premiered their most recent seasons. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in an offical statement:

Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year. Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”

Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, just debuted its fourth season – and last with series creator Armando Iannuci, who stepped down as the showrunner last week. He’ll be replaced by Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s David Mandel for the now-assured fifth season.

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley, an ensemble tech comedy, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas

13 April 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.

From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.

Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »

- Movie Geeks

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First trailer for HBO’s The Brink starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins

11 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for HBO’s upcoming dark comedy series The Brink starring Jack Black (Bernie), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) and Aasif Mandvi (Jericho)…

When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary of State Walter Larson (Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Black) and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Schreiber). From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House Situation Room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, these three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.

The Brink is set to premiere June 21st on HBO.

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- Gary Collinson

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Actors-turned-directors: The good, the bad and the unwatchable

11 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?

We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.

The career-changers

Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.

As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »

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HBO Debuts First Official Teaser for Comedy Series "The Brink"

10 April 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Adding to its already-impressive rotation of comedies, HBO has just released the first teaser for its upcoming series "The Brink", a dark comedy that centers on three disparate, desperate men who must work through the chaos surrounding them in order to save the planet from falling into World War III. The show, which debuts Sunday, June 21, stars Jack Black as lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot, Tim Robbins as Secretary of State Walter Larson, and Pablo Schreiber as ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson, an unlikely team of men who band together to solve a geopolitical crisis in Pakistan. Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson help round out the cast of "The Brink", which is executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib, and Jay Roach and was created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. Check out the teaser below. yt id="lB9DlCFzzUo" width="640" »

- Jordan Benesh

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HBO’s ‘The Brink’ gets a teaser and series premiere date

10 April 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While HBO is known to many for hour-long dramas such as Game of Thrones and True Detective, the channel has also developed a number of half-hour comedies over the years, most notably the Mike Judge technology comedy Silicon Valley and the Armando Iannucci political satire Veep. They have also, over the years, been known to draw in high-profile performers to star in their shows, two traits that once again show up in their upcoming half-hour show The Brink.

The series is created by Weeds and Ally McBeal writer Roberto Benabib in conjunction with his brother Kim Benabib, a newcomer to the television landscape. The Brink stars Tim Robbins, Jack Black, Aasif Mandvi, and Pablo Schreiber, and the show’s synopsis is as follows.

Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.

HBO’s detailed description about the series is as follows. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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TVLine Items: Bruce Jenner First Look, ABC Family's Moron-ic Pilot and More

10 April 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As Bruce Jenner‘s two-hour conversation with ABC NewsDiane Sawyer nears, the network has released a short promo teasing the buzzy interview.

Bruce Jenner: The Interview — in which the reality TV patriarch will discuss his alleged transition from male to female — will air Friday, April 24 at 9/8c as a special edition of 20/20.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

The teaser below offers a few fleeting glimpses of Jenner, while hinting at some of the Q&A’s hot topics.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* ABC Family has greenlit two pilots: Gorgeous Morons, »

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Watch: Tim Robbins and Jack Black Try to Prevent Wwiii in HBO's 'The Brink' Teaser

10 April 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: 'True Detective' Season 2 Trailer Marks the Battlefield Between Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Jay Roach may be best known on the big screen for broad comedies such as the "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Fockers" franchises, but on television in recent years he's carved out quite a career making serious-minded political hits for HBO, including the Emmy-winning "Game Change" and "Recount." Now, Roach is making the jump from HBO movies to HBO series as executive producer (and pilot director) of "The Brink," a comedic political satire from creators Roberto and Kim Benabib. The new series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins focuses on top U.S. government and military officials as they scramble to prevent World War III from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis. The teaser trailer above promises everything from digs at drone warfare and the War on Terror to a tied-up, »

- Zack Sharf

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The Brink Trailer Laughs In the Face of World War 3

10 April 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Austin Powers and Meet the Parents director Jay Roach has developed a nifty second act for his career as sort of a gatekeeper of political content for HBO. After directing Game Change and Recount (the latter of which is so enraging because it really nails how Bush essentially stole the office) he's switching to a lighter side of the spectrum with The Brink. Granted, this lighter tone is set against the stakes of an impending World War 3 fueled by anger and negligence, but you can feel how broad it is right away in this trailer. I love this kind of stuff but I'm actually a little hung up on the tone here. It seems just a shade too broad for me actually, but I'm willing to be there's plenty of nuance up the sleeve of this satire once the actual episodes start unspooling. Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Aasif Mandvi star. »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: Jack Black And Tim Robbins Are On 'The Brink' In First Trailer For New HBO Comedy

10 April 2015 6:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After the debut yesterday of the first trailer for "True Detective" season 2, everything else from HBO feels a bit anti-climactic, at least for the moment. So forgive me if the first trailer (via Vanity Fair) for the network's upcoming comedy series "The Brink" didn't bowl me over completely. Starring Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber and Aasif Mandvi, the dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson, who must each pull through the chaos to save the planet from World War Three. It's quite wacky, and Black in particular plays a character similar to many he's done previously. "He's a wannabe CIA dude, a bit of a doofus, a bit of a stoner. ... I had a great time, even when I was being waterboarded," the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Jack Black And Tim Robbins Are On 'The Brink' In First Trailer For New HBO Comedy

10 April 2015 6:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After the debut yesterday of the first trailer for "True Detective" season 2, everything else from HBO feels a bit anti-climactic, at least for the moment. So forgive me if the first trailer (via Vanity Fair) for the network's upcoming comedy series "The Brink" didn't bowl me over completely. Starring Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber and Aasif Mandvi, the dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson, who must each pull through the chaos to save the planet from World War Three. It's quite wacky, and Black in particular plays a character similar to many he's done previously. "He's a wannabe CIA dude, a bit of a doofus, a bit of a stoner. ... I had a great time, even when I was being waterboarded," the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jack Black and Tim Robbins head up the trailer for HBO's satire The Brink

10 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

From series creator Roberto Benabib (Weeds, Ally McBeal) comes the half-hour dark comedy series, The Brink. This satire will focus on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: Walter Larson (Tim Robbins), the Us Secretary of State, Alex Talbot (Jack Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. This show will hit start the same day as season 2 of True Detective, and you can check out the first teaser »

- Sean Wist

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HBO to Debut Comedies ‘The Brink’ & ‘Ballers’ After ‘True Detective’ Premiere

9 April 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO will boost its two new summer comedies, “The Brink” and “Ballers,” with the fan-frenzy lead-in of “True Detective’s” season-two premiere on Sunday, June 21.

All three shows will premiere back-to-back in a two-hour block, launched by “True Detective,” which returns for its eight-episode second season at 9/8c.

Ballers” will follow at 10/9c, followed by half-hour dark comedy “The Brink” at 10:30/9:30c.

Ballers” follows former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson), who gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players on the business of football. The cast is rounded out by Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon and Arielle Kebble. The 10-episode series was created and exec produced by Steve Levinson (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Entourage”). Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss also serve as exec producers. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Amy Poehler, Will Forte turn poetry into slam dunk during Lynch Foundation show

8 April 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles - Last night musicians and comedians gathered at the Ace Hotel to honor the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's groundbreaking poem "Howl," in the form of a benefit concert thrown by the David Lynch Foundation. The non-profit centers on spreading the word about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation. Sounds like a laugh riot, right? Actually, everyone fared pretty well... "David Lynch... the man who made me afraid of hallways." Musician Kevin Drew, as an introduction "Live abortions! Raise your hand if you've had an abortion... or you can just slap me five when you leave." Amy Poehler "I love rap music but I despise poetry." Chris Parnell, prior to rapping "The Ballad of the Skeletons" with Amy Poehler "This should go for two or three hours. Let's round it up to six... Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You have to if you wanna see Nic Cage. »

- Katie Hasty

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