Netflix Pulls ‘Chappelle’s Show’ at Dave Chappelle’s Request

The comedian was unhappy that “Chappelle’s Show” was licensed to Netflix and HBO Max, saying that he should have been paid.

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How Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Memoir Went From Page to Stage to HBO

An all-star cast came together, remotely and in socially distanced shoots, to turn Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir into a vivid amalgam of art, music and performance for HBO.

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Review: ‘Industry’ Is a Familiar Story, but With More Zeros

The new HBO series is set in the world of high finance but feels like many other shows about young adults trying to make it.

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John Wilson Reveals the Absurd Poetry of New York

The filmmaker attracted a cult following with his droll Vimeo shorts shot on the city’s streets. In “How To With John Wilson,” he expands the concept for HBO.

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‘The Undoing’ Review: Murder, Actually

David E. Kelley’s mini-series for HBO pairs Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in a Manhattan mystery that critiques the privilege conferred by a certain brand of devilish charm.

#bier-susanne, #grant-hugh, #home-box-office, #kelley-david-e, #kidman-nicole, #mantle-anthony-dod, #television, #the-undoing-tv-program

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‘Siempre, Luis’ Review: A Latino Community Activist Puts on a Show

The political consultant Luis A. Miranda Jr. almost gets his due in this HBO documentary.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #hamilton-play, #hispanic-americans, #home-box-office, #miranda-lin-manuel, #miranda-luis-a-jr, #new-york-city, #siempre-luis-movie, #theater

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This ‘Lovecraft Country’ Actor Is Happy in Her Own Skin

Wunmi Mosaku, who plays Ruby in the HBO horror thriller, discusses Sunday’s extraordinary episode: “The worst thing was the shape-shifting.”

#black-people, #home-box-office, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #mosaku-wunmi, #television

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Review: ‘We Are Who We Are’ Captures Not-So-Innocents Abroad

Luca Guadagnino’s HBO series is a heady teen drama of hormones and self-discovery on a U.S. Army base in Italy.

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Finding a Place for Third-Culture Kids in the Culture

In his new HBO series, the filmmaker Luca Guadagnino revisits a timeless yet timely question: What does it mean to be from everywhere and nowhere at once?

#americans-abroad, #children-and-childhood, #guadagnino-luca, #home-box-office

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With ‘We Are Who We Are,’ Luca Guadagnino Wants You to Question Yourself

The “Call Me By Your Name” director’s new HBO series follows teens who are exploring their gender and sexual identity. Its shoot was just as unconventional.

#guadagnino-luca, #home-box-office, #television, #we-are-who-we-are-tv-program

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‘The Plot Against America’: A Dire Warning For Election Season

Revisiting HBO’s “The Plot Against America” and its final, dire warning for election season.

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What’s New on Netflix, Amazon and More in September

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for September.

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‘I May Destroy You’ Imagines a Path Back From Sexual Assault

In Monday’s season finale, Michaela Coel’s summer breakout hit offered some of the most cathartic moments of television I have ever seen.

#coel-michaela, #home-box-office, #i-may-destroy-you-tv-program, #television

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Review: ‘The Vow’ Tells a Tale That Defies Easy Labels

The HBO documentary series examines Nxivm, the toxic group that has been widely described as a “sex cult.” But that only scratches the surface.

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‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: Nightmare on Jim Crow Street

HBO’s new horror series sends a Black family on a quest across 1950s America, where anyone they see might be a monster.

#green-misha, #home-box-office, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #majors-jonathan-1989, #smollett-jurnee, #television, #vance-courtney-b

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Remote Control: Making Television Mid-Pandemic

When TV production stopped in the spring, a few showrunners began working on pandemic-themed series that could be shot mostly from afar. But will viewers even want more shut-in stories?

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Jonathan Majors on ‘Lovecraft Country’: Horror as a Full Body Scream

The actor talked about starring in the new HBO series, which blends the supernatural with a critique of American racial injustice, and about how acting saved his future.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #home-box-office, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #majors-jonathan-1989, #television

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Gods, Monsters and H.P. Lovecraft’s Uncanny Legacy

The author’s stories have influenced countless works, including the new HBO series “Lovecraft Country.” But how do modern adapters reckon with his racism, his sexism and his profound weirdness?

#books-and-literature, #home-box-office, #lovecraft-country-book, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #lovecraft-h-p, #television, #writing-and-writers

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Three Top Executives Are Out at WarnerMedia, HBO’s Parent Company

The departures came on the watch of the WarnerMedia chief executive, Jason Kilar, who joined the company on May 1.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #greenblatt-robert, #home-box-office, #kilar-jason, #warner-media-llc

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Living While Black in ‘Lovecraft Country’

Misha Green, the creator of this macabre new HBO series, discusses her obsession with horror and why its sense of dread and danger is not just an allegory.

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Brian Cox on ‘Succession,’ the Emmys and Logan Roy, His ‘Evil Twin’

The HBO drama received 18 Emmy nominations, the most of any drama (tied with “Ozark”). “It’s a bit of a cleanup,” Cox said.

#cox-brian, #emmy-awards, #home-box-office, #succession-tv-program, #television

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How Michaela Coel Shaped ‘I May Destroy You’

Drawing on her own experiences, Coel also took cues from Russian movies, a book about the prison system and perfume ads to create her HBO show.

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What Was the Problem With ‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’?

Two years ago, his HBO series tried to take on police reform in a thoughtful, comedic way. But being ahead of its time didn’t help keep it on the air.

#black-people, #cenac-wyatt, #comedy-and-humor, #home-box-office, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #television, #wyatt-cenacs-problem-areas-tv-program

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Paapa Essiedu Knows ‘I May Destroy You’ Is Hard to Watch

The actor, who plays Kwame on the HBO show, discusses assumptions about sexual assault, his character’s survival mechanisms and why the show needs room to breathe.

#actors-and-actresses, #coel-michaela, #essiedu-paapa, #home-box-office, #i-may-destroy-you-tv-program, #sex-crimes, #television, #violence-media-and-entertainment

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Deepfake Technology Enters the Documentary World

A film about persecuted gays and lesbians in Chechnya uses digital manipulation to guard their identities without losing their humanity. The step raises familiar questions about nonfiction movies.

#artificial-intelligence, #chechnya-russia, #documentary-films-and-programs, #france-david, #home-box-office, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #welcome-to-chechnya-movie

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Review: A Killer, a Writer, and the Questions Both Left Behind

HBO’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” tells the intertwined stories of the Golden State Killer and Michelle McNamara, the true-crime writer who felt she was born to unmask him.

#garbus-liz, #home-box-office, #ill-be-gone-in-the-dark-tv-program, #mcnamara-michelle-1970-2016, #oswalt-patton, #television

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Liz Garbus Is Taking Back the Voices Stolen by the Golden State Killer

The director has adapted Michelle McNamara’s true-crime best seller about the Golden State Killer, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” into an HBO series.

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Perry Mason Is Coming to HBO. Here’s What to Know About His History.

He’s more than just the Raymond Burr version from the classic TV show. Pop culture’s most famous defense lawyer has also appeared in books, movies, comics and radio shows for almost 90 years.

#burr-raymond, #gardner-erle-stanley, #home-box-office, #perry-mason-tv-program, #rhys-matthew, #television

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Review: ‘Perry Mason’ Returns, Hard-Boiled and Warmed Over

HBO’s noir prequel has panache and a fine star performance, but it doesn’t entirely make the case for itself.

#home-box-office, #perry-mason-tv-program, #rhys-matthew, #television

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Yvonne Orji, the ‘Insecure’ Star, Returns Confidently to Stand-Up

The Nigerian-American actress and comedian talks about her first comedy special, “Momma, I Made It!,” debuting Saturday on HBO.

#comedy-and-humor, #home-box-office, #insecure-tv-program, #orji-yvonne, #television

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Review: Michaela Coel Is Riveting in ‘I May Destroy You’

The actress and writer brings her comic gifts and ferocious intensity to this new HBO series, which was inspired by her own experience of sexual assault.

#coel-michaela, #home-box-office, #i-may-destroy-you-tv-program, #television

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How Studio Ghibli Went From Streaming Holdout to HBO Max Star

The revered producer of anime classics had long relied on home video sales and saw digital platforms as anathema to its philosophy of care and mindfulness.

#animated-films, #home-box-office, #miyazaki-hayao, #spirited-away-movie, #studio-ghibli, #suzuki-toshio, #takahata-isao, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-media-llc

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In ‘Perry Mason,’ Matthew Rhys Plays Defense

HBO needed an actor to portray pulp fiction’s most successful criminal defense attorney. Rhys, an Emmy-winner for “The Americans,” took the case.

#home-box-office, #perry-mason-tv-program, #rhys-matthew, #television

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HBO Max Wants to ‘Crush’ Netflix. Is It Too Late?

AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on Wednesday. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.

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Review: In ‘I Know This Much Is True,’ It’s Mark Ruffalo Times Two

The HBO mini-series “I Know This Much Is True” is a tale of twins who set a high bar for tragedy.

#cianfrance-derek, #home-box-office, #i-know-this-much-is-true-tv-program, #ruffalo-mark, #television

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In ‘I Know This Much Is True,’ Mark Ruffalo Fights (and Comforts) Himself

The actor, who plays twin brothers in this new HBO series, and the director Derek Cianfrance discuss why this dark story of family bonds and mental illness is right for right now.

#actors-and-actresses, #cianfrance-derek, #home-box-office, #i-know-this-much-is-true-tv-program, #ruffalo-mark, #television

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‘Westworld’ and ‘Devs’ Asked Big Questions. A Physicist Responds.

This season’s most ambitious sci-fi series took on the same philosophical conundrum: Is free will an illusion? The theoretical physicist Sean Carroll digs into the nature of our reality.

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In ‘Run,’ Archie Panjabi Sees Shades of Her Most Famous Role

The actress’s part in the comic thriller, one of two HBO shows she is joining this spring, reminds her of Kalinda, her beloved character in “The Good Wife.”

#home-box-office, #panjabi-archie, #run-tv-program, #television, #the-good-wife-tv-program

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Starved for Sports? Here Are 5 Options That Aren’t N.B.A. Classic

On the menu: trenchant documentaries from ESPN and HBO, dramas about Norwegian soccer and Korean baseball, and an addictive exploration of pro wrestling.

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