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HBO Max’s ‘Gordita Chronicles’: TV Review

The comedy follows 12-year-old Cucu Castelli (Olivia Goncalves) and her family as they adjust to their new lives in 1985 Miami after moving from the Dominican Republic.

‘Hacks’ Breakout Meg Stalter Sets Semi-Autobiographical Comedy at HBO Max

Hacks breakout Meg Stalter is getting her own starring vehicle at HBO Max. The actress, comedian and internet sensation will star in Church Girls, a comedy pilot that is inspired by her true-life experience. Stalter created the series and will star as Beth Parker, a 20-year-old Christian and closeted lesbian who wrestles with her sexuality […]

Don’t Expect Streaming Revenue to Keep Up Its Rapid Growth Rate

The U.S. market that includes streaming services is expected to slow down over the next five years, according to PwC’s annual Global Entertainment & Media Outlook. In 2021, the market for over-the-top video services, which refers to internet-based streaming providers such as Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max, as well as platforms that allow users to buy or rent […]

‘Father of the Bride’ Screenwriter Feels a “Sense of Responsibility” With Latin Take on Classic Film

With his version of Father of the Bride, screenwriter Matt Lopez just wants to make people laugh — in English, Spanish and everything in between. Lopez’s take on the classic film reimagines the family comedy with an all-Latin main cast and predominantly Latin group of filmmakers. It follows a Cuban American family from Miami led […]

‘Hacks’ Renewed for Season 3 at HBO Max

HBO Max is going back to Vegas — and presumably, L.A. The Warner Bros. Discovery-backed streamer has renewed the Emmy-winning comedy series Hacks for a third season. The series starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder recently wrapped its critically praised sophomore run and is currently working the Emmy FYC campaign beat. “We congratulate Hacks’ extraordinarily […]

Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan in HBO Max’s ‘Father of the Bride’: Film Review

In the latest feature adaptation of a 1949 novel, a Cuban American couple in Miami put their divorce on hold in order to plan their daughter’s wedding.

Banff Rockie Awards: Channel Four’s ‘Help’ Wins Grand Jury Prize

Channel Four’s Help, starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Banff Rockie Awards after the British pandemic drama won the best feature length film prize at the Banff World Media Festival’s international TV competition on Monday night. The film from The Forge, Channel 4 and All3Media International is […]

AT&T CFO Warns of “Hotter” Than Expected Inflation Pressures, Potential Price Increases

AT&T CFO Pascal Desroches said Tuesday that inflation is the issue he is most concerned about, and one that he expects to continue “for the foreseeable future.”  “It’s hard for me to envision that that’s not going to impact the consumer negatively,” Desroches said. “And that we and some others will see some pressure.”  AT&T […]

How ‘Minx’ Re-created the World of ’70s American Magazine Publishing

In the world of HBO Max’s period comedy Minx, Jake Johnson’s Bottom Dollar publisher Doug is king — and production designer Jeff Sage, along with set decorator Doug Mowat, helped build his castle. The first season of HBO Max’s dramedy Minx is most obviously a time capsule of feminism, capitalism, race and sexuality, but it’s […]

‘Tokyo Vice’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO Max

HBO Max is going back to Tokyo. The Warner Bros. Discovery-backed streamer has handed out a second-season renewal to drama Tokyo Vice. The series, starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, has come under fire over the validity of its source material, journalist Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat that serves as […]

Leslie Jones on Getting the Call to Join ‘Our Flag Means Death’: “They Had Me at ‘Pirate'”

Saturday Night Live veteran Leslie Jones is famous for her bombastic, larger-than-life personality, infusing infectious enthusiasm into each of her memorable characters. Since leaving the New York late night institution, she’s appeared in a variety of roles, often asked to play parts she’s already known to be quite good at: the goofy, cackling comic relief. […]

‘Raised by Wolves’ Canceled at HBO Max

HBO Max has canceled its sci-fi series Raised by Wolves after two seasons. The news comes two months after the series, which counts Ridley Scott among its executive producers, concluded its second season on the streamer. HBO Max said following the show’s September 2020 debut that it was the top-performing original series on the service […]