Posts Tagged ‘HBO’

The Foo Fighters Will Play the Black Cat on Friday, But You’ve Already Missed Out on Tickets

90 minutes is all it took for the line outside the Cat to reach sell-out capacity.

Watch the Trailer for Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways, With a Guest Appearance by Ian MacKaye

Those who've been salivating in anticipation of local boy Dave Grohl's long-awaited HBO miniseries can wipe up some of their drool today. The network just released a trailer for the eight-episode project, Sonic Highways, and it looks like a beautifully shot music nerd's dream—an ambitious wade through a half-century's worth of music history.

Sonic Highways will follow the Foo Fighters around [...]

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

10 Reasons to Love The Newsroom

I don't know what everybody's talking about: The Newsroom, HBO's Aaron Sorkin-penned drama about cable news, is great. Here are the best parts (spoilers ahoy!):
1. This guy:

Why don't they give him 10 o'clock? He's such a persistent interviewer, although I'm not sure that "Why is America the best ever?" is the right hill on which to [...]

Veep, Week 1: Shitheads, Fucktards, and Doogie Fucking Howser

In which Arts Desk and DCist discuss Veep, HBO's new comedy about the vice presidency
I think you're right, Ben: Veep doesn't quite have its own Malcolm Tucker, the foul-mouthed Scot who spewed glorious blue all over Armando Iannucci's In the Thick of It and In the Loop. ("Let them eat cocks!" went one classic line. Another: [...]

When the Creators of Veep Vetted Magrudergrind

Sunday marks the premiere of Veep, the HBO comedy series that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the vice president of the United States, and in the coming days there will no doubt be a slew of stories recalling the show's filming in the area. The Baltimore Sun had one great tale involving a scene filmed at Ottobar: Veep [...]

Foer and Stiller’s D.C.-Set Comedy Probably Won’t Be Filming in D.C.

Looks like D.C.'s real-life Royal Tenenbaums are getting a dose of, well, Chas Tenenbaum: The Hollywood Reporter writes today that HBO has tapped Ben Stiller to star, direct, and executive produce a comedy pilot penned by novelist Jonathan Safran Foer. The show is titled All Talk:
The project, which is being billed as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and [...]

Arts Roundup: Barrypic Edition

You Put Me Out in Hollywood: The Reliable Source says a Marion Barry biopic starring Eddie Murphy is in development by HBO. Also attached to the made-for-TV film, the column reports, are Spike Lee as director and John Ridley as writer. Um: whoa. I don't even know what to say, other than don't screw this up, [...]

Veep Is Filming in the District Today

Veep, the upcoming HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is shooting in the District today and Saturday, the District's Film Office writes in a press release. The series filmed parts of its pilot in D.C. this March, but the production has been spending most of its time in Baltimore, thanks to a very generous package [...]

Yes, HBO Played a Minor Threat Song on Entourage

Punk forums and Twitter went aflutter Sunday night when the Minor Threat song "Minor Threat" was played on HBO's Entourage. Given that big companies have a history of using Dischord stuff without permission, some assumed it went down like the Great Nike Copyright Infringement of 2005, or the Forever 21 T-shirt, or the Fox assholery [...]