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Digital Download Giveaway – Silicon Valley Season 3

19 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The tech smart and not so business savvy group of guys are back.

HBO released Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season on Digital HD this week. It is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudo, Xbox Video, Best Buy’s Cinema Now, Nook, Playstation Video and Verizon Fios.

Here’s the synopsis for the third season:

After last season's shocking ending, which found Pied Piper celebrating legal victory just as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) was ousted as CEO, Season 3 picks up where we left off, with Richard offered the diminished role of Cto and the rest of his team – Erlich (T.J. Miller), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) – facing the question of just how far their loyalty extends. With a new no-nonsense CEO hell-bent on transforming everything from Pied Piper's offices to its business agenda, the guys must find a way to triumph »

- Gig Patta

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6 Things We Learnt At The Silicon Valley Sdcc Panel

23 July 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Bachmanity has begun! Well, not entirely, but the spirit of Erlich Bachman’s season three game-changer was palpable as the cast of HBO’s Silicon Valley got together for their first ever panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Cast members Thomas Middleditch, Amanda Crew, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, writer/director/executive producer Alec Berg and co-creator Mike Judge were in attendance as fans were treated to exclusive extras, some (minor) hints for season four and also got to watch the cast hijack the panel from the poor Entertainment Weekly writer tasked with leading their conversation.

Sadly, missing from the panel were T.J. Miller, Big Head himself, who is “off filming some movie with Steven Spielberg” (Ready Player One, for those not paying attention) and Martin Starr, Aka Gilfoyle, who happens to be in Atlanta filming Spider-Man: Homecoming that, “obviously not one person at Comic Con would have any questions about, »

- Chelsea Perrotty

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‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

21 July 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The “Silicon Valley” writers are back to work and breaking stories for Season 4 – and one thing’s for certain: The Pied Piper crew will continue to experience both highs and lows.

“We feel the guys are outsiders,” executive producer Alec Berg told the audience Thursday at “Silicon Valley’s” San Diego Comic-Con panel. “As soon as they become the winners, the show gets less interesting.”

Added executive producer Mike Judge: “It’s more fun to watch these guys be uncomfortable and fail and be humiliated. They’re funnier that way. If they become successful and live happily ever after it will be less fun to watch.”

That doesn’t mean the crew won’t continue to occasionally experience victories. “[The show] does a good job of having plausible triumphs,” said Zach Woods (who plays Jared).

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: Season 3 Finale Goes Where The Series Has Never Gone Before

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- Michael Schneider

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‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

21 July 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Silicon Valley” writers are back to work and breaking stories for Season 4 – and one thing’s for certain: The Pied Piper crew will continue to experience both highs and lows.

“We feel the guys are outsiders,” executive producer Alec Berg told the audience Thursday at “Silicon Valley’s” San Diego Comic-Con panel. “As soon as they become the winners, the show gets less interesting.”

Added executive producer Mike Judge: “It’s more fun to watch these guys be uncomfortable and fail and be humiliated. They’re funnier that way. If they become successful and live happily ever after it will be less fun to watch.”

That doesn’t mean the crew won’t continue to occasionally experience victories. “[The show] does a good job of having plausible triumphs,” said Zach Woods (who plays Jared).

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: Season 3 Finale Goes Where The Series Has Never Gone Before

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- Michael Schneider

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TV News: Taye Diggs Joins ‘Empire,’ ‘Gotham’ Casts Mad Hatter

18 July 2016 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has cast “Walking Dead” alum Benedict Samuel for Season 3 of “Gotham,” Taye Diggs joins the third season of “Empire” and more in Monday’s TV News Roundup. 

Casting

The Walking Dead’s” Benedict Samuel will join DC Comics-inspired series “Gotham” as Mad Hatter, aka Jervis Tetch, a brilliant hypnotist on the verge of insanity. According to the character description, Tetch arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone’s guess just how far down the rabbit hole he’s willing to go in order to find her. “Gotham” Season 3 will premiere Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Taye Diggs has been signed for a recurring role on the Fox’s “Empire.” His character, Harvard Law graduate Angelo Dubois, comes from a wealthy background, but is more concerned with local politics and community issues than making a »

- Arya Roshanian

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Emmys 2016 Trivia: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Shared A Nod & 20 Other Wild Things About This Year’s Nominations

14 July 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made history Thursday morning. The pals were nominated in the Guest Actress in a Comedy Emmy category for hosting “Saturday Night Live.”

That’s not unusual — “SNL” hosts are nominated for Emmys all the time. But here’s what’s unique: Poehler and Fey were nominated as a single, combined entity. Earlier this year, the TV Academy accepted their joint submission, and their names appeared together on nomination ballots.

Read More: Emmys 2016 Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The Americans’ Get Major Nods

That’s never happened in an acting category before because, well, a person is generally one person. But this was a unique circumstance: “SNL” guest hosts are eligible for guest star Emmys – but usually even comedy teams are nominated separately. (For example, Keegan-Michael Key is nominated this year for “Key & Peele” in the supporting comedy actor category, but Jordan Peele is not. »

- Michael Schneider

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2016 Emmy Directing Nominees: Writers Rule Comedy, Few Women Helmers Break into Top Series Races

14 July 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A funny thing happened this year with the Emmy nominations for directing a comedy series: Most of the nods went to writers.

Meanwhile, female directors are few and far between in the top series races. One notable entrant is Beyonce, who earned a mention, shared with Kahlil Joseph, for variety special for the hourlong avant-garde film that premiered on HBO in tandem with the release of her album “Lemonade” in April. Also in the mix this year is Danish helmer Susanne Bier, up for limited series for her work as the sole director of AMC’s six-hour limited series “The Night Manager.”

The list of comedy series directing nominees is dominated by showrunners and those who came up the ranks as writers.

Silicon Valley’s” Alec Berg and Mike Judge each earned a nom for the HBO comedy, Berg for “Daily Active Users” and Judge for “Founder Friendly.” “Transparent” creator/exec producer Jill Soloway, who »

- Cynthia Littleton

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'Game of Thrones,' ''People v. O.J.' lead 2016 Emmy nominations

14 July 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the most prominent nominations. More to come. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot Comedy Series Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v Oj Simpson Roots Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Robin Wright Penn, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, »

- Pilot Viruet

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Comic-Con 2016: Panels Announced for Cinemax’s Outcast and HBO’s Game Of Thrones

29 June 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The winds of winter will whip through Hall H at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, while exorcisms will be discussed in Room 6Bcf. Panels for HBO's Game of Thrones and Cinemax's Outcast have been announced, and we have details on who will be behind the mics this year:

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): The HBO series Game Of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Vice Principals and the Cinemax series Outcast are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016.

Below is information on the four panels.

Thursday, July 21

The Silicon Valley panel at the Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Dan Snierson. Panelists include: co-creator/executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Zach Woods (Jared), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) and Amanda Crew (Monica). Autograph signing is Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p. »

- Derek Anderson

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'Game Of Thrones', 'Silicon Valley' and More Head For San Diego Comic-Con

29 June 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Another year another Con is upon us in the next couple of weeks, where all the madness will begin over in San Diego

HBO announced today that Game Of Thrones is returning to this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The Game Of Thrones Hall H panel has been set for 2:15 p.m. on Friday. HBO is also bringing panels for Silicon Valley and the upcoming new comedy Vice Principals. Meanwhile sister network Cinemax  is bringing Outcast.

The full HBO/Cinemax Comic-Con panel is below.

Thursday, July 21

The Silicon Valley panel at the Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dan Snierson. Panelists include: co-creator/executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Zach Woods (Jared), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) and Amanda Crew (Monica). Autograph signing is Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Vice Principals’ & More Headed To Comic-Con

29 June 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO is adding some comedy to its San Diego Comic-Con lineup this year with Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley and the new Danny McBride-Jody Hill series Vice Principals added to the mix. On Thursday, July 21 at 4Pm in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront, Silicon Valley co-creator/Ep Judge will join Ep Alec Berg and cast members Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Martin Starr and Amanda Crew for a look back at season 3 and discussion of what lies ahead. Game o… »

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Comic-Con 2016: Game of Thrones, Orphan Black Added to Panel Lineup

28 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Wednesday, July 20

6 pm Warner Bros. Television’s annual “Preview Night” will unspool the pilot episodes for NBC’s Powerless, »

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In Season 3, ‘Silicon Valley’ Finds Its Heart and Its Groove

27 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” Zach Woods plays Jared, a drone at a tech megacorporation who leaves his job to be the CFO for his friend’s startup — a little company named, ridiculously, Pied Piper. Jared’s real name is Donald, but when his former boss Gavin Belson (Matt Ross), a power-obsessed narcissist, calls him by the wrong name at work, the new name sticks with his mostly mean-spirited coworkers. The indignity of it doesn’t quite get Jared down, though there is a pained exchange late in season two when it appears that another Jared may join the company. Instead of reverting to his original name, his coworkers declare that he will be named “Other Jared,” or “O.J.” for short. “You should be flattered,” says Gilfoyle (Martin Starr). “O.J. Simpson is one of the most recognizable people on the face of the planet.”

In the penultimate episode of the season, “Daily »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3 Finale: Showrunner Reveals the Major Storyline That Had to Be Killed

26 June 2016 7:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: This post contains plot details for “Silicon Valley” Season 3, Episode 10.]

Sunday night’s “Silicon Valley” season three finale found the Pied Piper guys back where they’ve been off and on since the series’ beginning — broke, living in Erlich Bachman’s house and working for a startup that may be totally worthless. It’s a happy ending.

Thanks to an eleventh hour save by Bachman [T.J. Miller] and Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti [Josh Brener], Pied Piper avoided being sold to and scrapped by evil tech giant Hooli. It was a surprising end to a strong, satisfying season for HBO’s highest-rated comedy series.

Executive producer and showrunner Alec Berg directed the finale — which premiered three weeks after HBO gave a series order to “Barry,” a new series from Berg and comedian Bill Hader. Berg spoke with Variety about the finale, next season and the storyline that had to be killed to save season three.

Did you know from the beginning that Bachman and Big Head would own the company at the »

- Daniel Holloway

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Season finale review: 'Silicon Valley' tries to take advantage of 'The Uptick'

26 June 2016 7:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Silicon Valley finale coming up just as soon as I know 400 Satanists in Boston... Both Silicon Valley and Veep found themselves in interesting positions heading into tonight's finales, where their respective creative teams had taken the main character as far as s/he could go in their current position, and now had to find a way to get them out of it without it feeling like a hard and desperate push on the reset button. We'll see how Veep handles it (HBO didn't make screeners available at the time I'm writing this), but Silicon Valley solved its problem elegantly, and in a way that has me eager to see the next phase of Richard's journey. There probably could have been a version of the show where Pied Piper was the enormous success everyone assumed once they got a look at Richard's beta. Even huge companies suffer problems, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Silicon Valley season 3 interview: Judge, Middleditch & Berg

22 June 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 11, 2016

We chatted to the creators and star of the terrific Silicon Valley about season 3, cringe comedy and making HBO's lawyers nervous...

Had Mike Judge spent less of his youth playing guitar and more playing videogames, Silicon Valley might never have existed. HBO originally approached the Office Space, Beavis & Butt-Head and King Of The Hill creator about making a comedy based around games designers. No expert in that world, Judge instead mined his own brief experience as a coder in the late eighties to create the story of Richard Hendricks, a chronically anxious genius programmer thrown into the obscene wealth and volatile politics of Silicon Valley.

For three seasons, with a fourth confirmed to arrive next year, Hendricks' story has provided Judge and co. with the scope to satirise not only modern tech giants, but also to write a recognisable workplace comedy about a pack of underdogs attempting »

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HBO Inks Overall Deal with ‘Silicon Valley’ Showrunner Alec Berg (Exclusive)

22 June 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has signed writer and producer Alec Berg to an overall deal, Variety has learned exclusively.

As showrunner on “Silicon Valley,” Berg’s business with HBO is heating up even more, as he co-created Bill Hader’s upcoming comedy “Barry,” which was recently ordered to series.

Under the new two-year pact, Berg will continue his showrunner and exec producer duties on “Silicon Valley,” as well as exec producing “Barry.” He will also bring new development projects to the premium cabler.

Berg has long been in the HBO family, as he was exec producer, writer and director on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on which he worked for four seasons. He first worked with Larry David on “Seinfeld,” rising the ranks from staff writer to exec producer. For his work on “Curb,” he shared three best comedy Emmy nominations, and for “Seinfeld,” he shared two noms.

Berg co-created “Barry” with Hader, and will serve as exec producer and writer. The »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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T.J. Miller on ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 3, Erlich’s Dark Journey and ‘Bachmanity Insanity’

15 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s no character on TV quite like Erlich Bachman. Pompous, vulgar, pedantic, and yet strangely endearing — T.J. Miller’s unique creation has been a highlight of HBO’s razor-sharp tech industry satire “Silicon Valley” since the first season. But in the current third season, Erlich is being cut down to size, and it’s not pretty. In “Bachmanity Insanity,” he throws a blowout bash to celebrate the launch of his new company, inviting all of his enemies to lord his success over them. And then he discovers he’s broke. A natural-born improviser, Miller talks — and riffs — us through his work.

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Season 3, episode 6, “Bachmanity Insanity”

Written by Carson Mell, directed by Eric Appel

T.J. Miller: “I think Thomas Middleditch is fine with me comparing our work styles to one another — we have a strange approach where we don’t read the scripts until the table read. The first time I read the script is out loud at the cold read. There’s a very specific reason I do that, I’m guaranteed to laugh harder. That’s better for us with the executives, and the writers can get a good sense of what’s working. Usually, Thomas and I will not read the script again maybe until the day of [shooting].

“With this particular one, I remember thinking, ‘This is going to be a disaster for Erlich.’ It gets really sad for Erlich this season, we’re beginning to see that if [the Pied Piper guys] don’t need him around, nobody really wants to be around him. All the things that make us love him are also the same things that make everyone who watches the show not really want to know him.

“Sometimes after [standup] shows people will be like, ‘Dude, I want to hang out with you, I hope you’re exactly like Erlich.’ I’m like, ‘I hope not.’ It’s this weird thing of people saying, ‘I want to hang out with you because I want to hang out with Erlich,’ but when they find out the ways I’m like Erlich it’s like, ‘Yikes, I don’t know if I want to be chilling with you all the time.’ That’s what we’re seeing happen with the character. He’s a hyperbolic version of certain aspects of my personality.

“I’ve added a regalness to [Erlich], which is from my experience with tech people and pseudo-intellectuals. It’s kind of like Groucho Marx when he’s in the world of the socialites.” T.J. Miller

“I’ve added a regalness to him, which is from my experience with tech people and pseudo-intellectuals. It’s kind of like Groucho Marx when he’s in the world of the socialites. There’s a lot of that in Erlich.

“Because I have some training in dramatic acting, even though my focus has always been and will always be comedy, I made [the final moment, when Erlich realizes he’s broke] a little too maudlin the first few takes. I asked the director, ‘Can I just do one more that’s really quick?’ I wanted it to dawn on [Erlich] all in one fell swoop how fucked he is. All the people in this room, many of whom hate him, are going to laugh for the rest of their lives at this idiot.

“I got on stage and opened my mouth to say something and for the first time you see Erlich speechless. All he does is close his mouth. That is such a weird, sad moment for the character. I’d get in my car after shooting and I would be depressed on the way home. I didn’t know where the season was going.

“We did the math and we found out [the amount of improv] exactly falls to 39 to 59% — we had an analyst look at it. The joke I’m doing right now is scripted.”

“On ‘Silicon Valley’ the scripts are really solid, but each of us improvises — Martin [Starr], Kumail [Nanjiani], everybody — they’re so talented, it’s ‘an embarrassment of riches’ as [co-showrunner] Alec Berg said one time. It’s true. Because they let us riff, each of the characters have become very much our own creation. No one can come up with riffs about Jared the way Zach Woods can, because he is strangely in his head. He loves the darkness of his backstory and all that stuff.

“Propers to all the writers for putting us in situations where we can do what some of us do best, which is riffing.

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Bill Hader hitman comedy Barry gets series order from HBO

5 June 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader is returning to television, with Deadline revealing that HBO has given a series order to the half-hour hitman comedy series Barry. Hader will direct and star in the show, as well as co-writing and executive producing with Alec Berg (Silicon Valley).

Barry follows “an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the La theater scene.”

In addition to Hader, Barry will star Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau, an inspiring acting teacher; Stephen Root as Fuches, a man who arranges Barry’s hits; Sarah Goldberg as Sally, an aspiring actress who is Barry’s entree into La’s theater scene; Anthony Carrigan as Noho Hank, a Chechen gangster; and Glenn Fleshler as Goran Pazar, »

- Gary Collinson

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TV News: UnREAL, Barry, Nobodies, Witch

2 June 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

UnREAL

Lifetime has renewed its much buzzed about drama "UnREAL," which centers on a Bachelor-like reality dating show, for a third season just a few days ahead of its second season premiere on Monday.

A ten-episode third season will premiere next year with Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Josh Kelly and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman set to star. Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro executive produce. [Source: Variety]

Barry

HBO's new programming president Casey Bloys has made his first series addition - handing out a series pickup order for the Bill Hader comedy series "Barry". Set to shoot in Los Angeles in 2017, Hader penned the script with Alec Berg ("Silicon Valley") and also stars, executive produces and directed the pilot.

Hader plays an ex-Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding »

- Garth Franklin

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