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19 items from 2015


Silicon Valley, Ep. 2.04, “The Lady” reveals how season two changes the pacing

4 May 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Silicon Valley, Season 2, Episode 4, “The Lady”

Written by Carson Mell

Directed by Alec Berg

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on HBO

Running a business is hard. Hell, being in charge of anything is hard. Decisions have to be made that affect the vague notion of a collective, and these have tangible impacts on the egos of the guys (and gal) lower on the totem pole than the decision-maker. Sometimes these bruised egos manifest themselves in worker complaints calling the leader a pussy for supposedly paying a new employee too much. At other times, this means a board member will go on a tirade about the tyranny of wide spoons and the inefficient design of Fage yogurt containers. A new investor could poach a prospective employee from the company and use the wrong logo on $30,000 dollars worth of swag for the company. Of course, none of that could matter if your »

- Jj Perkins

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Silicon Valley, Ep. 2.03: “Bad Money” brings another player to the table

26 April 2015 10:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Silicon Valley, Season 2, Episode 3, “Bad Money

Written by Alec Berg

Directed by Alec Berg

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on HBO

Silicon Valley is raising the stakes by bringing in the one big archetype it has yet to tackle: the washed-out tech CEO. Gavin Belson is a conniving, devious, maniacal douchebag, but he is successful. This means that if he were do something seemingly innocuous, like, say, compare the plight of billionaires in America to that of Jews in Nazi Germany, all he would have to do to fix the problem is build a statue on the Hooli campus in order to “hardwire sensitivity into our corporate mind-space.”

Russ Hanneman (Chris Diamantopoulos), on the other hand, is a conniving, devious, maniacal douchebag who is a Silicon Valley laughing stock. So when Hanneman whips onto the scene in his specially-made McLaren in order to hijack Pied Piper from Belson, he is »

- Jj Perkins

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere Scores Series High Ratings

14 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Everyone loves musical chairs — throw in dragons, and it’s game on for adults. The “Game of Thrones” Season 5 premiere episode landed a series-high 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic; the fantasy drama hauled in 8 million total viewers. Last year, the popular HBO show’s Season 4 premiere netted a 3.6 rating in the key demo, which means this one is up 16.7 percent. The premium network’s comedy “Silicon Valley” returned for its sophomore season with a 1.3 demo rating, which was good for second place across cable on Sunday. The Mike Judge-Alec Berg sitcom netted 2.13 million total viewers, which placed it. »

- Tony Maglio

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Veep Renewed for Season 5 and Silicon Valley for Season 3 by HBO

13 April 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

HBO wasted little time in renewing two of its ongoing franchises that have the privilege of airing on the same night as Game of Thrones.

In a blanket announcement today, HBO gave Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, a Season 5 order. They also gave Mike Judge and Alec Berg's Silicon Valley a Season 3 order. Both renewals came less than a day after each show's current season premiere episodes debuted.

The next seasons of Veep and Silicon Valley will run 10 episodes as per each respective show's current season trend.

With the renewals, all four of HBO's Sunday evening original programs are now set for 2016. Game of Thrones Season 6 was picked up at the same time as Season 5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was also picked up more recently.

The fun connection with Veep's renewal is that art imitates life with Hilary Clinton announcing her official »

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HBO Renews Veep And Silicon Valley

13 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

HBO wastes no time renewing shows again, and this time, Veep gets a fifth season and Silicon Valley gets a third.

We’re no strangers to HBO‘s policy of sticking with shows, even when it would seem there can hardly be much information to go on, so this is no surprise, but the case of Silicon Valley is noteworthy.

While Veep has had a long history of popularity already, and moreover a lot of critical acclaim, Silicon Valley screamed out of the gates with the first season, but was the focus of a bit of backlash during the off season.

Current fan, or not, I know there are a lot of viewers these days who love to hear that a show has been renewed as soon as possible, because they feel better about investing in it.

Let me know what you think? Are you a fan? Is it a »

- Marc Eastman

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‘Silicon Valley’ Ep on the Fun of Mining Comedy Out of the Tech Industry’s ‘Money and Social Dysfunction’

12 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The more you research Silicon Valley, the funnier it gets, according to Alec Berg (“Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), executive producer of HBO’s tech-culture skewering “Silicon Valley,” which returns for its second season on April 12. Berg, who produces the show with Mike Judge, says the writing team toured countless tech companies, incubators and accelerators in preparation for the new episodes. There were also dinners with venture capitalists and company founders — as he puts it, “a lot of billionaires.” Following Season 1, both Berg and Judge hinted at wanting to explore bigger themes brewing in “Silicon Valley.” Watch for more exploration of. »

- Jon Erlichman

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‘Silicon Valley’ Bosses on How Show Handles Key Character’s Death – And TV’s Smartest Dick Joke Ever

11 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Silicon Valley” Season 1 concluded with one of the most epic scenes in sitcom history — and definitely the biggest hand job joke to ever grace to small screen. So how do showrunners Mike Judge and Alec Berg top that for the HBO comedy’s sophomore run? They don’t, the duo told TheWrap during an interview. “That’s no way to think about it,” Judge said of his young show’s most memorable scene to-date. “I think those things happen when they happen.” “I have enough motivation just not looking like an idiot on national television,” Berg said, admitting: “The fear »

- Tony Maglio

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'Silicon Valley' fills Peter Gregory's big shoes in season 2

10 April 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The first season of HBO's "Silicon Valley" offered abundant comic delights, culminating in perhaps the most highbrow dick joke ever told. Almost everything that made the show a treat a year ago is present for the new season, which debuts Sunday night at 10, after "Game of Thrones" and before the terrific new season of "Veep." It's a pleasure to have the whole Pied Piper team back, and there's a montage in the season premiere featuring Thomas Middleditch's Richard and T.J. Miller's Erlich Bachman(*) visiting a bunch of venture capital firms is a wonder of uncomfortable comedy and clever crudeness. (*) "Erlich Bachman" is such a pleasingly goofy collection of syllables that he becomes one of those TV characters who can only be referred to by his full name. See also Will Tippin, Raylan Givens, Finn Polmar and Jordan Catalano, among others. The one element the new season sadly lacks is Peter Gregory, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Silicon Valley’s’ Mike Judge on If Season 2 Can Top That Scene

3 April 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Silicon Valley,” the HBO comedy that lampoons California’s other major industry, had its season two premiere Thursday at the El Capitan Theatre, where the growing intersection of Hollywood and tech was obvious.

Tech entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss guest star in the first episode of the new season and joked on the red carpet that no, they’re not playing Armie Hammer, the actor who famously portrayed them in the film “The Social Network.”

Mike Judge, who created the show with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, hearkened back to his early days in the tech field during his opening remarks before the show.

“A long time ago, I was actually an engineer in Silicon Valley,” he said. “I was an engineer dreaming of becoming a comedy filmmaker in Hollywood and now here I am doing a show called ‘Silicon Valley.’ As we do this show, I keep thinking I »

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HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ to Stream Free Episode on Amazon’s Twitch

3 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO, ahead of the premiere of season two of tech-startup spoof “Silicon Valley,” is teaming with Amazon’s Twitch videogame-casting service for a promo event that will include a free stream of the first season’s pilot episode.

Show cast members Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods will visit Twitch for a live gameplay and Q&A session followed by the free episode on Wednesday, April 8, starting at 12 p.m. Pt. According to HBO, the event fits neatly with Twitch because several “Silicon Valley” characters are avid gamers, as are some of the actors on the show, including series star Middleditch, who is a Twitch streamer. Fans will be able to watch the webcast and interact with the cast on http://www.twitch.tv/twitch.

For HBO, the promo stunt comes as it gears up to launch HBO Now, the $15-per-month standalone Internet-streaming service that doesn’t require a cable TV subscription. »

- Todd Spangler

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Second Trailer for HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Season 2

23 March 2015 12:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first trailer released last month, HBO has debuted the second trailer for their hit series Silicon Valley, which debuts Sunday, April 12 at 10 Pm Et. The show will return between the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones at 9 Pm Et and the Season 4 premiere of Veep at 10:30 Pm Et. Will you tune in for the premiere in just a few weeks?

Mike Judge (Office Space, King of the Hill) brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in this Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series, which looks at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech Gold Rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross and Jimmy Ouyang. Ben Feldman, Chris Diamantopoulos and Alice Wetterlund guest star.

Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, »

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‘Silicon Valley: The Complete First Season’ Blu-ray Review

22 March 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Thomas Middleditch, Martin StarrKumail NanjianiZach WoodsT.J. MillerChristopher Evan WelchMatt Ross | Created by Alec Berg, Mike Judge

I’m a fan of The Big Bang Theory and I always will be, but the criticism it often gets for mocking “nerds” is something hard to defend it from, because a lot of the humour is obviously doing just that.  What we need is a comedy with a little more intelligence where it’s not just about the geeks being awkward around women, but actually smartly satirises a culture that is now seen as the new “cool”.  Step forward Alec Berg and Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley: The Complete First Season.

Silicon Valley is the heart of the gold rush in the technological world.  Everybody dreams of having that startup company that will make them the next Facebook, Google or Twitter (but hopefully not Myspace).  When »

- Paul Metcalf

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"Grand Budapest," "Imitation Game," "True Detective' Win Big at 2015 Writers Guild Awards!

16 February 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Original Screenplay honor at the recently concluded Writers Guild Awards while Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" took home the Adapted Screenplay trophy. "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swarts" written by Brian Knappenberger won Documentary Screenplay award. The film is not nominated for an Academy award.

In TV land, HBO's "True Detective" won the Drama Series award and FX's "Louie" received the Comedy Series trophy.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards:

Feature Film

Original Screenplay

Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films

Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight Winner

Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films

Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper, »

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

14 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher, »

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

14 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher, »

- Dave McNary

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'Silicon Valley' Season 2 Trailer: Pied Piper Goes to Work!

6 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Pied Piper gang is back in business! HBO has launched the first teaser trailer for the return of their popular comedy series Silicon Valley. And while everyone is present and accounted for, it's T.J. Miller as Erlich who gets the biggest laughs here.

Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Mike Judge brings his irreverent brand of humor back to HBO in this Emmy and Golden Globe nominated comedy series, which looks at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang. Ben Feldman, Chris Diamantopoulos and Alice Wetterlund guest star.

Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally executive produce. »

- MovieWeb

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2015 'Golden Globes' Winners!

11 January 2015 4:44 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The awards season kicks off in earnest today with The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The awards ceremony will air live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Pt. Greer Grammer serves as Miss Golden Globe and George Clooney will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. We'll be updating this story throughout the night with all of the winners below, so be sure to check back for the latest updates. You can take a look at the full list of Golden Globes nominees below.

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Boyhood - IFC Productions and Detour Filmproduction; IFC FilmsFoxcatcher - Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures ClassicThe Imitation Game - Black Bear Pictures; The Weinstein CompanySelma - Paramount Pictures and Path&#233 Paramount PicturesThe Theory of Everything - Working Title Films; Focus Features

Best Performance By An »

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Golden Globe Awards Winners: The Complete List

11 January 2015 2:55 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Boyhood” takes home Best Motion Picture – Drama, “The Affair” was tops in the genre for TV

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it all night in their final Golden Globes together, and the 2015 trophy presentations are now also officially done.

The first award of the night, for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, went to J.K. Simmons for “Whiplash.” Television’s first statue, for TV Supporting Actress, was won by “Downton Abbey’s” Joanne Froggatt.

See photos: Golden Globes: Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

Later, in the prestigious drama genre, Best Motion Picture – Drama went to “Boyhood.” For the small screen, »

- Tony Maglio

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'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

8 January 2015 2:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Game of Thrones fans anxiously awaiting news of when the series will return for Season 5 were finally rewarded for their patience today. We're only four months away from the premiere, which will arrive along with two other hit series this spring. HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 12, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt).

Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode fifth season Sunday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy&#174-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fourth season included Emmy&#174 and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, »

- MovieWeb

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