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    Review: 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' One of the Most Important Documentaries of the Year

    “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” may well be the most important doc of the year, despite the fact that its directors never quite get to the point of what the alleged “crimes” were all about: Namely, Vladimir Putin’s co-opting of the Russian Orthodox Church, and the church’s Stockholm Syndrome approach to...

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    'Eastbound and Down' Returning for Fourth and Final Season; HBO Sets Premiere Dates for 'Boardwalk Empire,' Larry David's New Movie

    Turns out Kenny Powers has one more comeback in him. Despite worries that last year's season finale of "Eastbound and Down" would also be the series finale, HBO announced today production is set to begin on the "fourth and final season" of the hit comedy starring Danny McBride and directed by David ...

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    HBO's Summer Documentary Series Kicks Off June 10, Includes 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,' 'Love, Marilyn' and More

    Starting June 10, HBO kicks off its summer documentary series, where ten weeks of non-fiction films air on Monday nights. Included in the program are buzzy festival titles like Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin's "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," Liz Garbus' "Love Marilyn" and Lucy Walker's "The Crash R...

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    Justin Theroux Joins Damon Lindelof Penned & Produced HBO Series 'The Leftovers'

    If movies were stocks, I’d tell you to invest your retirement funds into rapture/end of the world flicks. Coming out on this side of 2012, I would’ve thought that particular genre would be all dried up, but they seem to be in demand. “After Earth” and “Oblivion” explored Earths that were ravaged by...

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    Bobby Cannavale Joins Martin Scorsese's HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Series

    When Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger collaborated on the Rolling Stones documentary “Shine A Light” they conceived an idea for a “Casino”-like movie set in the music biz of the 1970s. That was in 2010. Than in 2011 Scorsese and Jagger took the idea to HBO and brought on “Boardwalk Empire” writer Ter...

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    Justin Theroux Takes the Lead Role in Damon Lindelof's Apocalyptic HBO Pilot 'The Leftovers'

    "The Leftovers," the HBO pilot based on Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel "The Leftovers" about the people left on Earth after the sudden, Rapture-like disappearance of a large chunk of the population, has found its lead.

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    Settling the Myth that Women Don't Like 'Game of Thrones'

    Wired's out to settle a myth about HBO's "Game of Thrones": That women don't like the show. This assumption by some reviewers has now been debunked by statistical data. Women actually make up about 42% of the show's audience.

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    How Does the Killing Off Of Major Characters Change How We Watch a Show?

    Even if you aren't a "Game of Thrones" fan, even if you have only the most peripheral sense of the HBO drama as being about dragons, medieval sexytimes and Peter Dinklage acting sassy, rumbles that something major happened on this Sunday's installment surely reached you via social media or Monday mo...

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    Watch: The Trailer for 'The Newsroom' Shows the Cast Standing Alone in a Desert of Inadequate TV Journalism

    Rather that showcase footage from the series, HBO has opted for the symbolic in its trailer for the second season of Aaron Sorkin cable news drama "The Newsroom," set to start on July 14th.

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    Exclusive: A New Featurette for HBO's Summer Doc Series Shows Off the Films and Filmmakers

    HBO's 2013 summer doc lineup kicks off on June 10 and covers subjects as varied as a Russian feminist art collective ("Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer") and a cinematic icon ("Love, Marilyn"), fracking ("Gasland Part II") to casting directors ("Casting By").

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