Tag Archives: HBO

TRAILER: John McCain: For Whom The Bell Tolls

The Wrap reports: Senator John McCain takes a parting shot at Washington politics in the trailer for the new HBO documentary about his life, “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls.” “We need to give the American people what they deserve and right now they’re not getting it,” the Arizona Republican says in the teaser. “I’ve been tested a number ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Vice Interviews Charlottesville Nazis

Two million views already. Mother Jones reports: A 22-minute documentary released Monday on HBO’s Vice News Tonight offers a chilling look behind the battle lines in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, with a reporter who embedded with some of the white supremacists who engaged in the violence that ended in the death of one counter-protester and two state troopers. The video ...

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Game Of Thrones Season Premiere Crashes HBO

From the Hollywood Reporter: HBO’s website was no match for the White Walkers on Sunday night. The cable network’s main website, HBO.com, was down during the seventh-season premiere of Game of Thrones. People who attempted to go to the website were met with an error message saying there was a problem loading the page. But the website returned to working ...

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones Season 7

The Verge recaps: We’re only a few short months away from the return of Game of Thrones, and after months of speculation and teasers, HBO has finally released a full trailer showing off some of what we can expect from the new season. In short: Queen Cersei is rallying troops for battle, Jon Snow is preparing for war in the ...

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John Oliver Rants About “Stupid Watergate” [VIDEO]

The AV Club recaps: As a rule, Last Week Tonight takes the form of a Daily Show-style recap of the week in appalling news, then a long segment of host John Oliver doing a more extensive survey of a lesser known, somehow more appalling single issue. But this past week of unrelenting, unprecedented bullshit flung from the Trump White House ...

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John Oliver Blasts “Vicious” Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

TIME reports: The American Health Care Act (ACHA) is here and according to John Oliver it’s “the legislative equivalent of Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” “You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway,” Oliver said on Last Week Tonight while focusing his attention on the health care bill that the GOP unveiled this week to ...

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John Oliver On The Trump/Putin Friendship [VIDEO]

TIME recaps: This week, Last Week Tonight turned its attention to Russia, which, John Oliver joked with viewers, is the country that gave us “potentially the 45th President of the United States.” As Oliver says, “It’s a bit weird that [Trump] has been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than to Meryl Streep.” Trump has made no secret of his belief ...

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John Oliver: Trump Is Like A Magic 8 Ball, Every Time You Shake Him You Get A Different Answer [VIDEO]

Deadline reviews: Oliver ticked off some of his campaign vows, calling it “the To Do list on Satan’s refrigerator.” “Some argue he might not have meant all those things,” the late night host said. “That leaves us with two bad options: Either we just elected a president who didn’t mean a single word he said, or we elected one who ...

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John Oliver: Trump Is My Fault [VIDEO]

Via Deadline: It is frankly hard to believe there ever was a time when people thought a Trump candidacy would be funny, Oliver acknowledged. “But there was such a time,” he confessed, “Because, as you may remember, three years ago I guest-hosted The Daily Show. Cue up The Daily Show video of Trump saying he would consider a White House ...

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Bill Maher Interviews President Obama On Climate Change, Marijuana, And Immigration Reform [VIDEO]

ABC News recaps: Bill Maher’s months-long on-air campaign to persuade President Barack Obama to appear on his HBO show “Real Time” culminated Friday evening with the airing of the president’s sit-down interview with the left-leaning host. The 40-minute interview was taped Tuesday at the White House in the Roosevelt Room. The interview was wide-ranging, with the pair discussing the election, ...

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John Oliver On The Opioid Epidemic [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “I would like to talk to you about drugs,” John Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, but not in some 1960s “reefer madness” way. “Unfortunately, America is now in the midst of a new drug crisis, and it seems that no one is safe from it,” he said. That would be the “epidemic of addiction to ...

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John Oliver On Third Parties [VIDEO]

Vulture recaps: There’s no denying that both major party presidential nominees have their drawbacks: One is considered by many to be too rehearsed and hard to relate to, while the other is a liar, alleged serial sexual predator, and definite racist. So it’s possible to feel sympathetic toward those undecided voters — though maybe not Ken Bone anymore — and ...

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John Oliver On Guantanamo Prison [VIDEO]

The Week reports: On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, Oliver called the fact that Gitmo is still open one of Obama’s “inarguable failures.” A poll found that 52 percent of Americans think it should remain open, and while he sees the appeal — “potentially dangerous people are locked up and far away” — there are more reasons to shut it down. ...

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Bill Maher Eviscerates Trump’s Surrogates [VIDEO]

You’ll enjoy this. Esquire recaps: “If you think you hate the establishment now,” Bill Maher cautioned viewers Friday night, “Wait until [Donald Trump] wins and the Trump surrogates—that basket of inexplicables he sends out every day to speak for him—become the establishment.” Maher then launched into an epic evisceration of people like Omarosa Manigault, Chris Christie, and Rudy Giuliani. Why ...

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TRAILER: Westworld

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “Our creatures have been misbehaving,” intones Anthony Hopkins in HBO’s new Westworld trailer. Below is a fresh look at HBO’s eagerly anticipated new drama series that includes footage from throughout the first season of the show. The new footage – the second full-length trailer the network has released – gives us a first hints of the pending ...

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John Oliver Takes On Predatory Auto Loans [VIDEO]

Oliver reports that that tactic could spawn another subprime crisis. Mediaite recaps: Predatory loans for auto sales was the focus of John Oliver‘s deep dive Sunday night on Last Week Tonight, highlighting the questionable processes by which lenders can lure prospective car owners into the fold. One of the main hallmarks of the segment was a certain type of popular ...

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John Oliver On The Future Of Newspapers [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “The media is a food chain that would fall apart without local newspapers,” Oliver said, noting the pricing structure of online versus print ads and detailing the decline of great papers like The Oregonian, and the increased workload on the remaining reporters. “If journalists are constantly required to write, edit, shoot videos, and tweet, mistakes are going ...

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John Oliver On The Democratic Convention [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: The host of Last Week Tonight on HBO devoted his deep-dive segment to recapping the Republican and Democratic National Conventions Sunday night, emphasizing the the language used by Donald Trump in the days since Khizr Khan emotionally spoke in Philadelphia. Khan, the Muslim father of fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, has inadvertently gotten into a feud of ...

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Jon Oliver On The GOP Convention [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune recaps: Putting his own spin on what just happened in Cleveland, Oliver opened by calling it a “3D IMAX (Expletive) Dumpster Fire.” And then the show did one of its trademark extended segments on the Republican convention, which was exactly the thing every “LWT” fan wanted to see. You’ll probably see headlines for it Monday like, “Watch ...

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John Oliver Reads His YouTube Comments [VIDEO]

TIME recaps: HBO late night host John Oliver found humor in the mean comments viewers leave on his YouTube channel. In a web video—the series is on a break until July 24—Oliver read some of his favorite mean comments and some rave reviews about the Last Week Tonight hosts’ appearance. In true Oliver fashion, he refers to the comments as ...

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