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John Oliver will be around for lucky 13
December 5th, 2023 under HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight has won 26 Emmys in less than ten years. So it should be no surprise that when it was time for HBO to renew the series, they made no hesitation to do so. In fact, they want three more seasons, bringing the topical show’s total to 13.

“We’re very happy to get to keep making this show with our fantastic staff,” said John Oliver. We will continue trying to stretch the term ‘entertainment’ to the breaking point.”

How happy are you to see him brilliantly destroy things that need to be destroyed?

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HBO puts The Idol out of our misery
August 28th, 2023 under HBO Max, The Weeknd. [ Comments: none ]

The Idol is one of the most hated new shows of the year. So what I am about to tell you won’t surprise you. HBO cancelled the series that starred The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp after one season.

“The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “After much thought and consideration, HBO, as well as the creators and producers have decided not to move forward with a second season. We’re grateful to the creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.”

Incredible work? Who the fuck are they kidding? It was shit. The Weeknd sucked. And he wasn’t even the worst one. That title goes to Hank Azaria. His fake Israeli accent was beyond dreadful, as was his acting.

The only positive parts were Depp and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

You know, I wonder if the series would have gotten a second season if they had gone with the original concept and not listened to The Weeknd’s vision. It was a mistake like his ego. So, I guess you can say he played himself—someone with an ego who has nothing to back it up.

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Who asked for a second season of Velma?
June 15th, 2023 under HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

Mindy Kaling brought Scooby Doo’s Velma’s story to life in an animated series on Max. And to say the fans hated it would be an understatement.

Yet somehow, the show will be back for another season. Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, Max and Adult Swim, made the announcement today at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

I guess people are hate watching it, and that is why I got renewed. Because I don’t know anyone who wanted more. Did you?

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It doesn’t look like Samantha Jones can save And Just Like That
June 1st, 2023 under HBO Max, Sex and the City. [ Comments: none ]

The full trailer for And Just Like That’s season 2 is out, and it looks painfully bad.

I am a Queer As Folk girl, so I didn’t watch Sex and the City. But I have a lot of friends who did. They also watched And Just Like That and were not fans of the sequel series.

After watching the trailer for season 2, I think they are going to like it even less. What happened to the fun they used to have?

If they get a season 3, they need to bring back the fun, fashion, and food! Less of the dramatics.

Before we get to that and the return of Kim Cattrall, we need to get through the season that starts June 22nd on Max.

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Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is as lovable as the movies!
May 23rd, 2023 under HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

A few months ago, I rewatched Gremlins and Gremlins: The New Batch with my nieces, who were watching it for the first time, and I got to see how much they loved it. Now, I can’t wait to share the animated origin story with them.

The first two episodes of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai debuted on Max today, and this is something that everyone can enjoy as a family or by themselves. Because who doesn’t love Gremlins?

Gizmo, our favorite Mogwai, is in the secret land of Mogwais, but somehow an eagle swoops in and tries to kill the lovable animals. Thankfully, Gizmo escapes, and he winds up in Shanghai, China, during the 1920s. Unfortunately, when he arrives there, he is taken in by a circus that keeps him locked up.

Sam Wing, 10, (Izaac Wang) and his grandfather (James Hong) visit the circus and decide to save Gizmo because they know the power of Mogwai gone bad.

They bring Gizmo back to his grandfather’s magic store. However, they know that he has to go back to the land where he came from so that everyone can be safe.

Just as they get to the store, they are greeted by the evil sorcerer Riley Green (Matthew Rhys). He is going to do everything in his power, which is very powerful, to get the legendary and immortal Mogwai.

There is going to be a fight between good and evil in the store, and Sam barely escapes with Gizmo. The two of them, along with teenager Elle (Gabrielle Nevaeh Green), who used to work with Riley, are going to go on a dangerous trek that will have them encounter some of the scariest people and Chinese Folklores imaginable to man as they try to get Gizmo home.

And if that is not scary enough for them, Riley and his Gremlins are never too far behind. Did I mention that Gizmo got wet before he escaped? And did I mention that his offspring ate after midnight? Well, that happened, and they are just as scary as the ones we saw in the movies. Although, I found them lovable.

Anyways. Does the story end when they get Gizmo home, or does it just begin? I can’t tell you that.

What I can tell you is that the first two episodes of the 10-episode series begin streaming today, and two more episodes will debut every Thursday until the season finale on June 22nd.

That, and the animation is beautiful. Even in their most harrowing moments, you can’t look away from the beauty of it all. The amount of care that went into the animation is evident. This is a love letter to something that means a lot to everyone involved, and it shows.

Plus, it is a story that people can love for generations. It has cuteness, adventure, family, and so much more. I didn’t know how much I needed a prequel to Gremlins, but I did. And this satisfies every longing I have been having since I have seen Gremlins: The New Batch in 1990. I promise it will do the same for you.

Now, I just have one request for Warner Bros. Can you release a Gizmo doll? I tried to buy one for my niece, and the only one available is a piece of crap. We all need the original Baby Yoda as a stuffed animal to hug at night.

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