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The Pop Culture We're Thankful for Getting Us Through 2020

No matter who you are or where you are, 2020 has been a rough year. It’s been a year where things have gotten so bad, sometimes you just had to find joy in the most unexpected of places. Family, friends, a new book or video game. It’s different for everyone.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Science, Thanksgiving, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Lucasfilm, What We Do In The Shadows, Final Fantasy Vii, Final Fantasy, Unsolved Mysteries, Scott C, Lovecraft Country, Bill and Ted Face The Music, The Mandalorian

The Last of Us Television Adaptation Is a Go at HBO

From the mind behind Chernobyl and some of the folks at game developer Naughty Dog, The Last of Us, the hit PlayStation series about a fungus-based zombie apocalypse, is officially making its way to television. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Sony, Chernobyl, Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann, Naughty Dog, The Last of Us

Amazon's Channels Platform Will Drop HBO Next Year as Part of HBO Max Deal

Starting next year, you won’t find HBO among Amazon’s Prime Video Channels selection anymore, CNBC reports. That was apparently one of WarnerMedia’s conditions in the months-long negotiations to bring its subscription streaming service, HBO Max, to Amazon Fire TV devices.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Amazon Prime, Cnbc, Amazon Prime Video, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max to Amazon Fire TV

The Batman HBO Max Spinoff Loses Its Showrunner

The new Batman TV universe looks to be having a bit of trouble getting off the ground. io9 has confirmed a report from The Hollywood Reporter that writer and showrunner Terence Winter has left HBO Max’s The Batman spinoff series, over creative differences with movie director Matt Reeves and the show’s fellow producers.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Science, Gotham, Warner Bros, Terence Winter, Matt Reeves, The Batman, HBO Max

His Dark Materials' Return Unites 2 Worlds Into an Exciting New One

His Dark Materials has returned, and things are getting weird. The multiverse has opened, and with it comes a whole new world(s) of possibility. But the most important thing it may do is finally bring our two young heroes together, setting the stage for a destiny too powerful to ignore.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Bbc, James McAvoy, Philip Pullman, Ruth Wilson, TV Recap, Lin Manuel Miranda, His Dark Materials, Dafne Keen, Bella Ramsey, Amir Wilson, His Dark Materials Recaps

The Scorpion King Could Live Again, But Not With Dwayne Johnson

Angela Bassett will return for the next two Missions Impossible. Freakazoid is back...on Teen Titans Go!? HBO has canceled its Stephen King adaptation The Outsider, but there’s hope it might live. Plus, get a look at Pennyworth’s return, and there’s good news for The Umbrella Academy. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen King, Angela Bassett, Breach, Rainfall, Tides, Clarice, The Outsider, Creepshow, Freakazoid, Teen Titans Go, Scorpion King, Umbrella Academy, Pennyworth

Clive Barker Is on Board For HBO and David Gordon Green's Hellraiser Series

Somebody opened the box.
Tags: Hbo, Science, Pinhead, Clive Barker, Hellraiser, David Gordon Green, Mark Verheiden

Tim Curry's Gloriously Bad Halloween Song From The Worst Witch: A Scholarly Analysis

As Halloween approaches, it is paramount that we all take a moment to remember—or discover—Tim Curry’s “Halloween Song” from The Worst Witch. Since HBO aired its extremely low-budget, TV movie adaptation of Jill Murphy’s children’s books in 1986, it has remained one of the most wonderful, terrible, bizarre videos of…Read more...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Science, Horror, Tim Curry, Witches, Holy Crap Wtf, Nostalgia, Spooky, Jill Murphy, TV Movies, The Worst Witch

Lovecraft Country's Season Finale Went There and Back Again With Diminishing Returns

Rather early into its debut season, HBO’s Lovecraft Country did away with an entire gaggle of white supremacist wizards who sought to use their magic to terrorize non-white people. It was a fantastic sight to behold that established what sort of dangers the show’s heroes were up against, but it also set a baseline for…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Racism, TV Recap, Abbey Lee, Matt Ruff, Jamie Chung, Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country, Jurnee Smollett, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Jada Harris

Updates From The Boys, The Mandalorian, and More

Stanley Tucci and John Bradley have boarded Roland Emmerich’s moon disaster movie. Brannon Braga has hopes for more Books of Blood. Stephen King gives a tiny update on HBO’s The Outsider. Plus, The Walking Dead zombie-shambles back into production, and Dexter returns. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, The Walking Dead, Stephen King, Stanley Tucci, Furiosa, Dexter, Mad Max Fury Road, Roland Emmerich, John Bradley, Swamp Thing, The Outsider, Brannon Braga, The Boys, Moonfall, The Witches

Lovecraft Country Tried to Save Itself By Getting Timey-Wimey, But It Didn't Work

After spending quite a few episodes giving each member of its cast almost too many motivations that were beginning to make it seem as if Lovecraft Country was setting itself up for storytelling derailment, “Rewind 1921” enters the stage to confirm that yes, the series is trying to do entirely too much.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, Racism, Terrorism, Time Travel, TV Recap, Tulsa, Abbey Lee, Michael K Williams, Matt Ruff, Aunjanue Ellis, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors

Damn, It Sounds Like Game of Thrones Actually Improved on Something From the Upcoming Books

Game of Thrones might have been the most popular show on television for awhile, but nowadays it’s looked at as something of a mixed bag. This is mostly because of the final season, but other decisions in seasons six and seven contributed. Hodor’s swan song was not one of them but it turns out that’s partially thanks…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire, The Winds Of Winter, Daenerys Targaryen, Bryan Cogman, Hodor, A Dream Of Spring

Lovecraft Country Went Meta and Got Even More Disturbing

With each episode of Lovecraft Country’s first season, a new family member or friend in Atticus Freeman’s midst has been unceremoniously dragged into a dark convergence of events that might result in a Lovecraftian apocalypse. By shifting its focus onto each member of its supporting cast, Lovecraft Country’s been able…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Misha Green, Atticus Freeman, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Lovecraft Country Went Meta

Lovecraft Country Has Given Up Cohesive Storytelling in Favor of Something More Dramatic

What little hope there was for Lovecraft Country’s first season trying to tell a single, cohesive story went completely out the window this week with “I Am,” a statement episode that gave Aunjanue Ellis’ Hippolyta Freeman everything she’d ever dreamed of...just to ask her to give it all up.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, TV Recap, Matt Ruff, Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country, Josephine Baker, HP Lovecraft, Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Hippolyta Freeman

Jon Snow's Resurrection Is Why Lady Stoneheart Never Came to Game of Thrones

Sorry, Thrones fans. Only one Stark-affiliated resurrection per series. No take-backsies.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, David Benioff, Db Weiss, Lady Stoneheart, Catelyn Stark, Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon

John Cena's Suicide Squad Hero Is Getting His Own HBO Max Show

After you’ve gotten to know—and, given the nature of the Suicide Squad, potentially said goodbye to—John Cena’s Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad, you’ll get to see his very violent, peace-loving origins on HBO Max.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Suicide Squad, Warner Bros, James Gunn, DC Entertainment, John Cena, The Suicide Squad, HBO Max, Peacemaker

Watchmen Made Comic Book History at the 2020 Emmys

The awards show might have looked different this year, but an Emmy is an Emmy—and HBO’s Watchmen took home quite a few. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Disney, Dc Comics, Netflix, Streaming, Warner Bros, Emmys, DC Entertainment, Regina King, Watchmen, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus

Lovecraft Country Expanded Its Mythos With a Carnal Story about War

The degree to which HBO’s Lovecraft Country has already branched off from the novel its based on might give you the sense that at this point, with half the season over, the story might slow down on the worldbuilding to begin fully weaving its core character’s arcs together in the buildup to its finale. But the first…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, War, Mythology, Korea, TV Recap, Korean War, Jamie Chung, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, Body Horror, Jonathan Majors, Eves Bayou, Cindy Chang, Lovecraft Country Recaps

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Win an Emmy for Watchmen, Coming One Step Closer to the Broodiest EGOT Ever

The most prestigious award combination in entertainment, the EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony—is an incredible accomplishment for any musician/actor/creator. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are a little closer. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Emmys, Trent Reznor, Egot, Tony, Atticus Ross, Watchmen

How Is It September and HBO Max Still Does Not Do 4K or HDR

Today DC Entertainment announced that its streaming service DC Universe was becoming the comics-only DC Universe Infinite, and while I had the urge to give myself a wedgie just for subscribing to such a truly stupidly named service, the thing that really sent me into a nerd rage was the realization that I would no…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, 4k, Att, Streaming, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Hdr, Warner Media, DC Universe, HBO Max

Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku and Abbey Lee Discuss the Intricacies of Ruby and Christina

Lovecraft Country is an ensemble show about multiple members of the interconnected Freeman, Baptiste, and Braithwaite families, which made it important for certain characters to be expanded upon from their counterparts in the books. In particular, Wunmi Mosaku’s Ruby and Abbey Lee’s Christina have been given more…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Interview, Race, Racism, Lgbtq, Ruby, Christina, Abbey Lee, Braithwaite, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Misha Green, Wunmi Mosaku

Kang on, Marvel's Ant-Man 3 Might Have Just Nabbed Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors

Anyone who has watched The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods, or HBO’s current hit Lovecraft Country can tell Jonathan Majors is a star. Now, Majors might set off to the stars, as the villain in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Disney, Marvel Studios, Paul Rudd, Kang, Evangeline Lilly, Peyton Reed, Lovecraft Country, Jonathan Majors, Ant Man 3, San Francisco Netflix

Lovecraft Country Stepped Up Its Game by Going Full Body Horror

By framing H.P. Lovecraft’s own white supremacist beliefs as the ultimate horror plaguing its heroes, Lovecraft Country’s given itself a way of focusing on scares that are more cerebral and emotional than the vicious, tentacled monsters the author popularized in his stories. But with “Strange Case,” the show spends…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Race, Racism, TV Recap, Abbey Lee, Lovecraft, Matt Ruff, Colorism, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Sibongile Mlambo, Wunmi Mosaku, Lovecraft Country Recaps

Doom Patrol Has Been Renewed For a Third Season on HBO Max

Praise the patron saint of fuckup superheroes, Doom Patrol isn’t over just yet. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dc, Warner Bros, Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, DC Universe, Doom Patrol, HBO Max, DC FanDome

Each Episode of Lovecraft Country Now Comes With a Syllabus

Lovecraft Country has as lot of powerful, distinct intersections with Black history, looking at the Black experience in the United States during the time in which it’s set through the lens of horror. It sure would be nice if someone put together a list of resources and reading materials to help you, or, say, your…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Education, United States, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, Syllabus, Langston League

Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors Discusses How Fear Is the Key to Atticus' Evolution

Lovecraft Country’s veteran hero, Atticus Freeman, barely has time to become re-acclimated to his surroundings after a tour in the Korean War before he’s thrust on a quest into the magical wilds of New England, where his father has been captured by a cult of white supremacists. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Interview, Racism, New England, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Jonathan Majors, Atticus Freeman, HBO Max

Would Axios Co-Founder Mike Allen's Dad Have Been Banned From Facebook?

Axios co-founder Mike Allen recently sat down over videochat with Mark Zuckerberg for an interview that aired last night on HBO. And while everyone in the tech world is spending the morning discussing Zuck’s most disingenuous quotes, we here at Gizmodo couldn’t help but zone out during the softball chat while…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hbo, Science, Extremism, Gizmodo, Gary Allen, George Wallace, Zuck, Mike Allen, Axios

Lovecraft Country Is Getting to the Root of Everyone's Pain

Much as each of Lovecraft Country’s episodes have further expanded upon its strange world of eldritch magic and white supremacist occultists seeking to control it, the show’s never lost sight of the fact that it’s telling a complicated story about multiple generations of interconnected Black families working though…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, Jj Abrams, Racism, Michael K Williams, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Jurnee Smollett, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Deron J Powell, Monique Candelaria

HBO Max's Ad Plan Is a Disaster

As WarnerMedia gears up for the release of a planned ad model for its recently launched HBO Max product, its parent company has reportedly run into a number of problems—including the fact that absolutely no one wants ads on premium content, including some of HBO’s business partners.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, HBO Max

In the Newest Trailer for His Dark Materials Season 2, Will's Higher Purpose Is Unveiled

Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) might be the long-rumored “child of destiny,” but there is another who must play an equally important part. HBO has released a new teaser trailer and release month for of His Dark Materials, which hints at Will Parry’s (Amir Wilson) greater destiny and the dangers that await…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Ruth Wilson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Andrew Scott, His Dark Materials, Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, Will Parry, Lyra Belacqua Dafne Keen

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