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Links for shut-ins

Here in California, we’re closing in on four weeks of shelter-in-place. Cancellations and closures began even earlier. I’d had tickets to the International Ocean Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the San Francisco Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Loot at the Aurora Theatre—all canceled. (The silent film festival will take place in November instead of April.) I’d signed up for a class on the musical-theater genius Stephen...
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The best LGBTQ online entertainment

Before social distancing became the new normal, April was chock-full of major LGBTQ events, and while the coronavirus has caused massive cancellations (RIP Black Party 2020!), queer community leaders aren’t letting COVID-19 get in the way of their spring flings. LGBTQ outlets around the world have created virtual community centers, concert halls, and dance clubs to combat the isolation caused by the pandemic, and the options for connecting seem endless. The only problem? With a wealth of no...
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Go Behind the Scenes of HBO’s Newest Series in Run Featurette

Go behind the scenes of HBO’s Newest Series in Run Featurette HBO has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s upcoming rom-com thriller series Run, featuring Waller-Bridge and creator Vicky Jones as they talked about how the series was inspired by their own real-life pact. Starring Meritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson, the series is scheduled to debut this Sunday, April 12. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Fleabag Live Theater Perfo...
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What do ‘Brews Brothers,’ ‘Dave,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ have in common? TV maestro Jeff Schaffer

TV producer-director-writer Jeff Schaffer isn’t very good at saying no. When his writer-producer brother Greg Schaffer came to him with an idea for a TV series to lampoon the burgeoning craft beer boom, Schaffer, who a decade earlier created the fantasy football-themed comedy “The League” with his wife Jackie, was an immediate yes. The first season of “Brews Brothers” created by these TV brothers lands Friday, April 10 on Netflix. Dodgers Rich Hill, #44, was the starting pitcher for the Dodg...
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Christine Baranski on Starring in 2 Shows and Channeling Viewers’ Feelings About Trump

Starring in one TV series is a tough enough feat, but Christine Baranski will soon be headlining two different shows. In addition to continuing as Diane Lockhart on The Good Fight, which returns for Season 4 today on CBS All Access, she'll also be starring in the upcoming HBO series The Gilded Age, from Downton...
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Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers around the world, even though it only launched 5 months ago (DIS)

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers, the company announced on Wednesday. The milestone comes as the company has expanded into new markets in Europe and India, and just after it reported 28.6 million new subscribers in February. Disney Plus is particularly important right now as the company's parks and resorts remain closed because of the COVID-19 crisis.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney's popular streaming entertainment service has already hit 50 million ...
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‘Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind’ Trailer: An Intimate Portrait of the Late Actress

In 1981, Natalie Wood died at the age of 43. While her drowning death was initially ruled accidental, mystery still surrounds the event, and there are plenty of theories that foul play was involved. As a result, Wood’s death has overshadowed her life, but perhaps the new documentary Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind will change that. The doc sets out to cover Wood’s life and career, not her untimely demise, and it’s premiering on HBO next month. Watch the trailer below. Natalie Wood What Re...
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HBO Removing Streaming Apps From Some Apple TVs

HBO announced this morning that as of April 30 its HBO GO and HBO NOW streaming apps will no longer be available on 2nd and 3rd-Gen Apple TVs, because it wants to “provide the best streaming experience” moving forward. (That likely just means HBO no longer wants to provide software updates for older hardware.) So, if…Read more...
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WarnerMedia Networks To Simultaneously Air Sesame Street Special

WarnerMedia Networks to simultaneously air Sesame Street special WarnerMedia has announced it will air the half-hour special, Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, simultaneously across HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Boomerang on Tuesday, April 14 from 7-7:30 p.m. EST. RELATED: Chance the Rapper Joins Sesame Street Movie The special will also air on PBS KIDS at the same time, and will later air internationally in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Part of Sesame Wo...
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HBO is pulling its streaming services from Apple TVs

Both HBO Go and HBO Now will soon leave second- and third-generation Apple TVs
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HBO GO and HBO NOW Will No Longer Be Available on 2nd and 3rd Gen Apple TVs Starting April 30

HBO today announced that its HBO GO and HBO NOW streaming services will no longer be available on second-generation and third-generation Apple TV models starting April 30, 2020. In a support document on its website, HBO says this change is being made "in order to provide the best streaming experience":In order to provide the best streaming experience, we need to make some changes to our supported devices list. Starting on April 30, 2020, HBO GO will no longer be available on the Apple TV (2nd...
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Betty Trailer Previews HBO’s New Coming-of-Age Series

Betty trailer previews HBO’s new coming-of-age series HBO has released the official trailer for Crystal Moselle and Lesley Arfin’s upcoming coming-of-series Betty, which is a spinoff series of Moselle and Arfin’s critically-acclaimed 2018 film Skate Kitchen about a group of female skateboarders in New York. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, May 1 at 11PM on HBO. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED:  Bad Education Poster & Photos: Some People Learn the Har...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, New York City, TV News, Moselle, Russell, Lesley Arfin, Betty, Crystal Moselle, Arfin, Matthew Perniciaro, Kirt, RT Features


Official Trailer for 'Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind' Doc on HBO

"I don't think there's a day that has ever gone by that I haven't thought about Natalie." HBO has debuted an official trailer for a feature documentary titled Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind, the latest film from veteran cinema history producer / filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau. The film explores famed actress Natalie Wood's life and career through the unique perspective of her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and others who knew her best. It originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival...
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We Now Have to Wait Until February to See Bob Odenkirk as an Action Movie Star

Universal is making some more changes to its release date calendar due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While other studios are still hoping to release movies in late July despite the near future remaining unclear, the folks at Universal aren’t taking any chances – they’ve moved Nobody, their Bob Odenkirk action movie, until February of next year. Get the details on that below, and learn what’s happening with M. Night Shyamalan‘s new movie as well. Nobody was originally set to open in the...
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Bad Education Poster & Photos: Some People Learn the Hard Way

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Bad Education Poster & Photos: Some People Learn the Hard Way HBO has the new poster and photos for director Cory Finley’s upcoming comedy-drama film Bad Education, starring Golden Globe winner Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables) and Academy Award winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya). You can check out the poster and photos in the gallery below, and catch the premiere on Saturday, April 25! RELATED: Bad Education Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman & Allison Janney I...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables, Allison Janney, Long Island, New York Magazine, Frank, Golden Globe, Movie News, Robert Kolker, Cory Finley, Mike Makowsky, Automatik, Hugh Jackman Allison Janney, Alex Wolff Hereditary


HBO Is Now Free for One Year to New AT&T TV, DirecTV Subscribers

The Great Pandemic Content Giveaway of 2020 continues: AT&T sweetened its pay-TV premium-content promotions to include HBO for no extra cost for 12 months to new subscribers of AT&T TV and DirecTV. AT&T, of course, is the parent company of WarnerMedia, which owns HBO. The offer of one free year of HBO runs through June […]
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The Quibi app was installed an estimated 300,000 times in its first day, a small fraction of Disney Plus' launch-day downloads

The Quibi mobile app was installed by 300,000 users on its launch day on Monday, according to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower. For comparison, Disney Plus was installed 4 million times on its launch day in November. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said in June that the company would spend $470 million on its marketing campaign in its first year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service with TV episodes in 10 minutes or less, debuted o...
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Quibi gains 300K launch day downloads, hits No. 3 on App Store

Quibi, the oddly-named mobile streaming service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, was downloaded over 300,000 times on launch day, according to from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower. That’s only 7.5% of the approximately 4 million installs Disney+ saw when it launched in the U.S. and Canada on November 12, 2019. However, it was enough to send Quibi’s app to nearly the top of the charts on the App Store. Today, Quibi is the No. 3 app on the Apple App Store, but only No. 29 on Google Pla...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Disney, Tech, Canada, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, App Store, Hbo Now, Streaming Service, Apple App Store, Catherine Hardwicke, Lena Waithe


21st Century Spielberg Podcast: With ‘A.I.’ and ‘Minority Report,’ Steven Spielberg Redefined His Work for a New Century

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg , an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. First up: A.I. and Minority Report .) “What if Peter Pan grew up?” pondered the tagline of Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy Hook . It was an intriguing premise: what would happen if the perpetual child – the boy who refused to get older – embraced the cold, stark, finite nature of...
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Insecure Season 4 Featurette Highlights Cast Talking About Adulting 

Insecure Season 4 Featurette Highlights Cast Talking About Adulting HBO has released the featurette for the upcoming 10-episode fourth season of their hit comedy-drama series Insecure, featuring interviews by the cast as they talk about what to expect in the new season. Starring two-time Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae, the series is set to return on April 12. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: HBO’s The Last of Us Series Includes Game’s Original Composer Insecure explores the b...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Molly, TV News, Larry Wilmore, Insecure, Lawrence, Golden Globe, Tiffany, Rae, Issa, Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Dayna Lynne North


The 20 best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO

Pass the time while you're stuck at home. Here are the best new movies on the four major streaming platforms.
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Winona Ryder & John Turturro Get Married in The Plot Against America Episode 5 Promo

Winona Ryder & John Turturro get married in The Plot Against America episode 5 promo HBO has released the first promo for The Plot Against America’s upcoming fifth and penultimate episode, featuring John Turturro’s Rabbi Lionel and Winona Ryder’s Evelyn as they get married while the Levin family continues to struggle with the new rules that were forced upon them by the Lindbergh government. The new episode is set to premiere on April 13. Check out the video in the player below! Directed by T...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, America, New Jersey, TV News, Philip Roth, Alvin, Mark Ruffalo, Co, Charles Lindbergh, Elizabeth, David Simon, Evelyn, Sandy


Roku's Free Ad-Supported Channel Launches in the UK

Streaming device maker Roku has launched its free ad-supported Roku Channel in the UK, offering access to over 10,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries at a time when stay-at-home entertainment is in high demand. The Roku Channel can be accessed on Roku devices and – thanks to exclusive UK partnerships – Now TV sticks and Sky Q set-top boxes via the dedicated Roku app. If you're fine with watching content interspersed with ads, there's plenty of British fare to get stuck into, including th...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Hollywood, Lionsgate, US, United Kingdom, Showtime, Roku, Sony Pictures Television, Sky Q, Carter, Roku Channel, The Roku Channel, Rob Holmes, United Kingdom Roku


AMC Networks Streaming ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’, and More For Free

AMC has decided to follow HBO’s lead and provide some free streaming content for folks stuck at home (AKA everyone). AMC Networks is now offering several programs to stream for free, including The Walking Dead, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Comedy Bang Bang, and more. So please, stay the hell home so we can flatten the curve and get beyond this current situation. AMC Networks – which includes AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and Sundance Now – are giving everyone a good reason to stay home:...
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’ Live, Disney’s Broadway Anniversary Concert, and David Harbour Offer Self-Quarantine Relief

With at least another month of self-quarantine in place as the United States attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus, entertainment companies are doing their part to help people stuck at home pass the time with a variety of content. HBO just opened up a bunch of their premium shows and movies for free, J.K. Rowling created a Harry Potter hub for kids and teachers at home, and a new batch of fun opportunities just became available for your home entertainment pleasure. Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s l...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, London, Movies, Disney, Events, Amazon Prime, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Broadway, New Zealand, Mulan, Whoopi Goldberg, Wyndham, Maddie


‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ Teaser: HBO Max Gives a First Look at the Animated Specials

It’s almost time for Adventure Time to return to our screens. The acclaimed Cartoon Network show is making a short comeback on HBO Max in the form of four animated specials that catch up with our favorite residents of the Land of Ooo. As we near the May launch of HBO Max, the streamer has released the first Adventure Time: Distant Lands teaser, along with synopses of the four exciting new specials. Adventure Time Distant Lands Teaser Come on, grab your friends. The adventure continues w...
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HBO Unveils May 2020 Premiere Schedule

HBO unveils May 2020 premiere schedule Less than a week into a month that begins with foolery, HBO has unveiled the full calendar of premiere dates for the month of May, including the debuts of new series Betty, Run and I Know This Much Is True, as well as the returns and new episodes of hit series including Insecure and Westworld. (Via VitalThrills) RELATED: Adventure Time: Distant Lands Teaser For HBO Max Animated Special The full May calendar is as follows: Betty – May 1 Natalie Wood: W...
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Digital Trends Live: COVID-19 mobility reports, iPhone SE, HBO streams for free

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk top tech stories including Google’s COVID-19 mobility reports and more.
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Six jazz movies you may not know

The film industry started making jazz-related features as soon as synchronized sound came in, in 1927: “I’m gonna sing it jazzy,” Al Jolson’s Jack Robin optimistically declares in the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer, before taking off on Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies.” (He gets closer to the jazzy mark whistling a quasi-improvised chorus of “Toot Toot Tootsie.”) Since then there have been dozens of movies focusing on jazz, or at least working it into the main plot.Such jazz stories have never be...
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Mandatory Streamers: Quibi Launches Quick Bite Streaming Platform

Mandatory Streamers: Quibi Launches Quick Bite Streaming Platform Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of April 6, the new streaming platform Quibi has officially launched, bringing quick bite entertainment with a 90-day free trial. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking her...
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