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19 items from 2015

It Wasn't A Dream: A Look At American Psycho's Oft Misinterpreted Ending

29 April 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

There’s perhaps no other character study this mercilessly satirical, or this inclined to ride the bloody surface of an American symbol all the way to the end. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) never lifts off the screen to be anything but a rampaging, lampooning, psychotic cartoon. He shivers at the sight of a watermark on Paul Allen’s business card, a phallic comparison; sexuality replaced by the scented highs of Bone and Silian Rail. Bateman never ceases to be a representation of the bottomless pit of American consumerism, and he embodies that as a mass murdering loon. It’s because of what he stands for that the film makes no efforts in humanizing him, because, well, what’s human about the shit that moves at the top of American capital?   

But some viewers seem to misunderstand American Psycho’s final third, as a revelation that Bateman’s murders were pure fantasy. »

- (Aaron Hunt)

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Silicon Valley: Season Two Ratings

21 April 2015 7:39 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite being paired with Game of Thrones, HBO's biggest series, the ratings for the first season of Silicon Valley weren't very impressive. Will the ratings improve for season two? Will this show be cancelled or renewed for a third season? We'll have to wait and see.

Co-created by Mike Judge, Silicon Valley follows the lives of a group of developers who live together and chase success in Northern California. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T. J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang, and Suzanne Cryer.

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Silicon Valley Recap: “Runaway Devaluation”

20 April 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Runaway Devaluation," the second episode of Silicon Valley's second season, with a meeting between Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) finally sitting down to a one-on-one conversation with Galvin Benson (Matt Ross), the all-powerful CEO behind Hooli and Pied Piper competitor Nucleus. The lawsuit that Benson filed against Pied Piper at the end of "Sand Hill Shuffle" has caused a slew of investors, including Riviga Capital, to flee from Richard's company, a ploy that the Hooli head utilizes to attempt to absorb Pied Piper at his meeting with Richard, which takes place at a Mexican restaurant. When they sit down, Gavin is huddled in a dim booth, and its clear that he's brought his own food into the establishment. It's a telling detail about how Belson thinks, specifically his theory that being progressive and having good intentions gives him the unfettered freedom to ignore other business practices. Even more revealing is »

- Chris Cabin

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Safe House, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley

20 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Safe House: ITV, 9pm

New drama starring Christopher Eccleston as a former police officer haunted by a series of events that led to the deaths of witnesses under his protection.

When Robert (Eccleston) moves to the Lake District with his wife to open a guest house, he is given an opportunity to redeem himself by safeguarding a family under threat.

Game of Thrones: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

After last week's torturous death the Night's Watch must vote in a new leader, as tensions rise between the fallen Mance Rayder's (Ciarán Hinds) army and Stannis's (Stephen Dillane) own troops.

Meanwhile a bounty is placed on Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) head, and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) finds a Stark at long last.

The Goldbergs: E4, 7:30pm

UK premiere of the Us comedy series starring Jeff Garlin, Troy Gentile, Wendi McLendon-Covey and narrated by Patton Oswalt.

Barry (Gentile) wants to »

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HBO Renews Veep And Silicon Valley

13 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | | 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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HBO Renews Comedies 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'

13 April 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Veep" and "Silicon Valley" made their season premieres on Sunday night, and HBO promptly handed both comedies renewals on Monday.

"Veep" will now be back for a fifth season, and "Silicon Valley" will get a third season. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo praised both shows in a press release.

"Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I'm immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year," Lombardo said in a statement. "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" stars Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, along with Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson. "Silicon Valley" stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, »

- Katie Roberts

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'Silicon Valley' Boss on Gender Criticism, Steve Jobs Inspiration and Season 2 Challenges

10 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HBO’s tech spoof Silicon Valley returns Sunday for another round. The sophomore comedy, which follows the fictional data compression start-up Pied Piper, picks up after Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his fellow quirky programmers won Tech Crunch Disrupt and a life-sized $50,000 check. Of course, that’s nothing compared to the money all the venture capital firms are offering them now that they’re the hottest start-up in town. But it won’t be a smooth ride for the gang as Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) and his tech giant Hooli are intent on squashing Pied Piper straight out of the gate.

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- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Viggo Mortensen on ‘Jauja,’ Producing, Protecting Directors’ Visions

8 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Viggo Mortensen received a career tribute at Morocco’s Marrakech Film Fest after receiving a similar trib at Argentina’s Mar del Plata two weeks earlier. Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,” starring Mortensen, is now a highlight at the 4th Panama Festival.

In “Lord of the Rings,” he protected the Shire and the Fellowship of the Ring. These days, Mortensen is more likely protecting the original visions of some of the world’s most exciting – and challenging – young moviemakers, and bringing them to larger audiences.

Doing so, Mortensen, U.S. born, Argentina raised, New York-bred, of Danish descent, has leveraged wisely his star status and fanboy suzerainties, dazzled with his dominance of not only English and Spanish, but Danish, Amish and Lakota, and played some not exactly super-hero roles, characters who are ineffectual (Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,” a Cannes winner), conflicted (David Oelhoffen’s “Far From Men,“ a Venice prize winner »

- John Hopewell and Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Watch the ‘Silicon Valley’ Season Two Trailer

24 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mike Judge’s critically acclaimed tech comedy Silicon Valley is back for a second season. Season one ended with the success in Silicon Valley‘s “live-in start up business incubator,” as Pied Piper triumphed at TechCrunch Disrupt once Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) wrote some inspired last minute code to help their compression algorithm outperform the rival Nucleus software owned by the company Hendricks and Donald “Jared” Dunn used to work for.

HBO has now released a trailer for the new season. This season begins with the CEO of Hooli and the Nucleus project, Gavin Belson (Matt Ross), preparing his company for a showdown with Hendricks, an ex-employee. The Pied Piper crew are also shown tooling up for their business battle. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos (Arrested Development‘s Marky Bark) plays an over-tanned, designer clothes wearing, sports car driving, investor who hopes to “Get Pied Piper out there” through “Brand awareness” and “Synergy, »

- Max Wood

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Win ‘Silicon Valley’ Season One On DVD!

23 March 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the reason of HBO’s Silicon ValleySeason One on Blu-ray and DVD this week in the UK, we’ve got 3 copies to giveaway!

From the offbeat mind of Mike Judge (Office Space, Idiocracy), this critically-acclaimed HBO comedy takes viewers inside the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley. Inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 80’s, the show follows the trials and tribulations of awkward computer programmer Richard (Thomas MiddleditchThe Wolf of Wall Street), who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” along with his friends Big Head (Josh BrenerThe Big Bang Theory), Gilfoyle (Martin StarrThis Is The End), and Dinesh (Kumail NanjianiSex Tape).

Under the watchful eye of Erlich (T.J. MillerTransformers: Age of Extinction), a dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free (as long as he gets a 10% stake in their projects), the »

- Dan Bullock

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TV News: Flash, Silicon, Who, Orphan

23 March 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Flash

Beloved character actor Doug Jones has revealed that his upcoming turn as the villain Deathblow on "Arrow" has been extended so that he will also show up on the second last episode of "The Flash" for the season.

Jones' "The Flash" episode will be entitled 'Rogue Air' and the title seems to suggest the long awaited team-up of numerous Flash villains - The Rogues. Jones' "Flash" episode goes to air April 21st. [Source: Variety]

Silicon Valley

HBO has revealed the second trailer for the upcoming second season of Mike Judge's comedy series "Silicon Valley". Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener , Amanda Crew, Matt Ross and Jimmy O. Yang star in the ten episode second season which kicks off April 12th.

Doctor Who

"Veep" and "The Thick of It" creator Armando Iannucci has revealed that he may be re-teaming with 'Thick of It' star »

- Garth Franklin

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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, »

- MovieWeb

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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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'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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‘Fringe’s’ Anna Torv, ‘Extant’s’ Shree Crooks Join Frank Grillo in Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Stephanie’ (Exclusive)

28 January 2015 4:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fringe” star Anna Torv and “Extant’s” Shree Crooks (CBS’s Extant) are set to join Frank Grillo in director Akiva Goldsman‘s horror-thriller “Stephanie,” TheWrap has learned.

Universal will distribute the genre movie, which is being produced by Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One.

Also Read: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anna Torv Join Ryan Murphy’s Sexuality Pilot for HBO

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script, which was voted to the 2012 Blood List. Blum and Kaplan are producing alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle, while Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and Bryan Bertino will serve as executive producers. »

- Jeff Sneider

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New Two And A Half Men Season 12,Episode 12 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

22 January 2015 11:24 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Two And Half Men" episode 12 of season 12. The episode is entitled, " A Beer-Battered Rip-Off," and it turns out that we're going to see Alan put their future with Louis in grave danger when he dumps the social worker chick to get back with Lindsey, and more. In the new, 12th episode press release: When Alan breaks up with their social worker to get back together with Lyndsey, Walden will worry it will affect Louis' adoption. Press release number 2: When Alan breaks up with their social worker to get back together with Lyndsey, Walden is going to worry it will affect Louis' adoption. Actor, Ed Forsyth, guest stars as a waiter. The episode's story is by Don Reo, Jim Patterson and Jeff Lowell. Teleplay By: Matt Ross, Max Searle and Nathan Chetty. It was directed by James Widdoes. Episode »

- Andre Braddox

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Bleecker Street Signs with Universal for Home Entertainment

22 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recently launched distributor Bleecker Street and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have reached a multi-year output deal.

Uphe will handle all marketing, sales and distribution services for the Blu-ray, DVD, Electronic Sell-through and Video-on-Demand platforms of Bleecker Street films in the U.S.

The announcement was made Thursday, the first day of the Sundance Film Festival, by Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen and Eddie Cunningham, president of Uphe.

The deal will begin with Bleecker Street’s “Danny Collins,” starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, and Christopher Plummer, which opens March 20; followed by Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” with Viggo Mortensen; “Pawn Sacrifice,” directed by Edward Zwick with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber; and Jay Roach’s “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren.

Bleecker Street acquired the domestic rights to “Pawn Sacrifice,” about the 1972 iconic Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland, at the Toronto Film Festival in September. It »

- Dave McNary

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Date Set by HBO in April

10 January 2015 7:11 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Winter is coming in April this year as HBO has formally announced the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere date as well as two other premieres that will piggyback off the enormous success GoT has and continues to enjoy.

The Game of Thrones Season 5 release date is set for Sunday, April 12 in its usual time slot at 9/8c on HBO. As with the previous four seasons, HBO has commissioned 10 all-new episodes of the hit fantasy series based on the ongoing A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin.

Confirmed by HBO as series regulars in Season 5 of Games of Thrones are Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

Following the Game of Thrones premiere on HBO at 10/9c and running 30 minutes is the second season of Silicon Valley. It will also span 10 episodes and stars Thomas Middleditch, »

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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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