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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. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Aaron Hunt)
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.
"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
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.
The Goldbergs: E4, 7:30pm
Barry (Gentile) wants to »
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
"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
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.
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
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
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
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 Middleditch – The Wolf of Wall Street), who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” along with his friends Big Head (Josh Brener – The Big Bang Theory), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr – This Is The End), and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani – Sex Tape).
Under the watchful eye of Erlich (T.J. Miller – Transformers: 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
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]
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.
- Garth Franklin
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fourth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, »
19 items from 2015
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