It’s not TV. It’s HBO.
It’s not TV. It’s HBO.
Freeform‘s Harry Potter film marathon weekend might need been hit with the Killing Curse, however similar to Harry sacrificed himself to avoid wasting everybody else, it died so commercial-free expertise may reside on at HBO. And to rejoice all eight motion pictures becoming a member of their assortment, the community has introduced a three-city “Hogwarts Home Challenges” that may check followers information concerning the franchise whereas letting them see some actual props from the movies.
HBO has introduced the touring trivia and exhibit for this month, which can let “probably the most devoted Harry Potter followers” present a lot they know concerning the Boy-Who-Lived, with trivia contests and different challenges. Beginning in Atlanta on January 18th, it can then head to Boston on January 25th, earlier than ending in Denver on January 31st. In every metropolis “occasion prizes will probably be awarded for Finest Costume, Finest Staff Picture, and extra.”
Followers may even get to see actual props from the movies, together with:
Should you hope to attend, “a restricted variety of tickets will probably be out there on HBO’s Facebook web page within the coming days,” so hold your (mad) eyes out for an announcement.
And after watching all of these Freeform marathons we’d put our Harry Potter film information up towards anybody. How good are you at Harry Potter trivia? Are you keen to take your OWL exams on the “Hogwarts Home Challenges?” Inform us why within the feedback under.
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Whereas it didn’t dampen enthusiasm for everybody’s favourite dragon-oriented political drama, HBO actually wasn’t joyful when the foremost twists from the seventh season of its hottest present popped up on-line earlier than they aired.
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“My objective is to kill the King of England.”
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Simply what the (imaginary) physician ordered!
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Have a look at these pet canine eyes!
HBO is giving viewers a motive to have fun.
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Fantastic, so long as they bring about again Ghost.
The article additional defined that the “typical” price range vary for high-end TV dramas is often $5 to $7 million an episode.
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This was additionally the identical budget range for different ~costly~ exhibits like The Crown and The Get Down on Netflix.
To present you an thought of how this could really feel, the Season 7 finale of Thrones had a runtime of 79 minutes. So, you recognize, LONGER than that! Given the commonly longer runtimes, it actually does make sense that every episode will value greater than another have, TBH.
“HBO not too long ago skilled a cyber incident, which resulted within the compromise of proprietary data,” the community stated in a press release.
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HBO has been hacked, BuzzFeed Information can affirm.
“HBO not too long ago skilled a cyber incident, which resulted within the compromise of proprietary data,” the community stated in a press release. “We instantly started investigating the incident and are working with legislation enforcement and out of doors cybersecurity companies. Information safety is a prime precedence at HBO, and we take severely our duty to guard the information we maintain.”
Entertainment Weekly was the primary to report the information.
On Monday, CEO Richard Plepler despatched an e-mail to HBO workers:
As most of you’ve got in all probability heard by now, there was a cyber incident directed on the firm which has resulted in some stolen proprietary data, together with a few of our programming. Any intrusion of this nature is clearly disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us.
I can guarantee you that senior management and our extraordinary expertise crew, together with exterior consultants, are working around the clock to guard our collective pursuits. The efforts throughout a number of departments have been nothing wanting herculean. It’s a textbook instance of quintessential HBO teamwork. The issue earlier than us is sadly all too acquainted on the planet we now discover ourselves part of.
As has been the case with any problem we’ve got ever confronted, I’ve completely little doubt that we are going to navigate our manner via this efficiently.
HBO has not revealed what was stolen or the quantity of knowledge accessed, regardless of reports that the hackers leaked just a few episodes from the sequence Ballers, Room 104, and the script for subsequent Sunday's Recreation of Thrones.
In accordance with EW, an nameless e-mail was despatched to some reporters on Sunday evening, which learn: “Hello to all mankind. The best leak of cyber house period is occurring. What’s its identify? Oh I overlook to inform. Its HBO and Recreation of Thrones……!!!!!! You’re fortunate to be the primary pioneers to witness and obtain the leak. Take pleasure in it & unfold the phrases. Whoever spreads nicely, we may have an interview with him. HBO is falling.”
This isn’t the primary time HBO has been on this state of affairs. The primary 4 episodes of Recreation of Thrones' Season 5 leaked shortly earlier than its premiere in 2015.
This story is growing and will probably be up to date.
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James Franco has change into fairly the renaissance man in recent times, from starring in 11.22.63 to government producing Lifetime’s Mom, Might I Sleep With Hazard? replace to instructing lessons at USC, UCLA, and NYU. Now he is coming to HBO on The Deuce, enjoying twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, based mostly on an actual pair of twins who have been a part of the rising porn trade in New York Metropolis within the 1970s.
This reasonable, uncooked drama explores the world of prostitutes and pornography, race relations, the rise of HIV/AIDS and the drug epidemic of the ’70s and ’80s in opposition to a backdrop of scene-setting ’70s fashions, vehicles, and musical cues. It costars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a Instances Sq. intercourse employee, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as an NYPD officer, and Chris Coy as a bartender and LGBTQ advocate.
The present involves us courtesy of David Simon, the mastermind behind The Wire and Treme (who can be a former police reporter), and his frequent collaborator, author George Pelecanos. The pair are extremely involved with portraying this time interval the way in which it actually was, in order that they’ve introduced in former porn actors and administrators from the period. Pelecanos informed the 2017 Summer season TCA press tour viewers that their “largest concern” is that somebody will say their present is “bullsh*t” and that they “received it unsuitable.”
A part of having such a practical take a look at the porn and prostitution trade means that there’s a lot of violence (and sexualized violence) towards girls on the present. However Simon says that the objectification of girls is just not one of many currencies driving the present. It is the precise subject material, and it is onerous to make a present concerning the pornography trade and clear it up.
Gyllenhaal added that with The Deuce,, they’ve “a possibility to select [misogyny] up and lay it on the desk and to do it in a approach that is considerate and good, I believe, and in addition actual, so that features having to see issues that look violent and uncomfortable.”
The actress additionally added that the present ought to titillate audiences as a result of that is a part of the dialog. “If the present additionally turns you on a bit after which makes you think about what’s truly turning you on, and the results for the characters who’re turning you on and what’s getting you scorching, I believe it is a greater present,” says Gyllenhaal.
The Deuce, which has already been renewed for a second season, premieres Sept. 10 – set your DVRs now, as a result of that is going to be your newest HBO obsession.