Reports: Rachel McAdams to Join Cast of True Detective

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

Only a few days after HBO announced that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn would be the headline duo in the second season of True Detective, another big rumor has surfaced. The female lead of Reid Kerr’s favorite movie The Notebook, Rachel McAdams, will reportedly play the same role in the sophomore season of the HBO dramatic series.

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After an epic first season which seems nearly impossible to top, HBO is swinging for the fences. Not only is Rachel McAdams gorgeous, she has an equally awesome resume. I mean really, who doesn’t love The Notebook? If you say you don’t, you’re lying to yourself. [Read more…]

Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell To Star in Second Season of HBO’s True Detective

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

The news we have all been waiting for is finally here. Are you ready?

On Tuesday, HBO announced that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will star in the second season of their award-winning “don’t call us a mini-series” drama, True Detective.

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Here is the official HBO Press Release: [Read more…]

PSDC Movie Review: The Normal Heart

By John Baggett
PSDC Pop Culture Guru

THE NORMAL HEART

Rating: ***** (out of 5)

Not gonna lie, this has been something of a hectic year for me. Because of that I haven’t been able to attend the number of movies I would have liked. Well, that and there has been an overwhelming amount of crap to come out this year so I can help but feel I’ve dodged many a bullet Matrix-style.

So, the handful of 2014 films I have been able to see just got owned Sunday night by a film based on a 30-year-old play and directed by the creator of Glee.

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The film I am speaking of is The Normal Heart, based on the stage play written by writer and activist Larry Kramer. Kramer wrote the play based on his real life and the AIDS crisis of the early 1980s. Kramer adapted the play for film and directed Ryan Murphy, a man with whom I have a truly rocky relationship. The film premiered Sunday on HBO. [Read more…]

The Newsroom Coming Back for Third and Final Season

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

News came down on Monday that ‘The Newsroom’ has been renewed for a third season but it will also be its last. The HBO series created by Aaron Sorkin had its detractors but I, personally, really enjoyed it. You can criticize the fast pace of the dialog on a Sorkin show if you want but I’m a fan of his work.

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My hope is that the final season, which will premiere this fall, wraps up the necessary shorelines. What is going to happen with Jim and Maggie? What about Don and Sloan? When are Will and Mac getting married? What will Charlie say next? Please end it right, Sorkin. I need closure. [Read more…]

The Entourage Movie is Now Officially Being Made

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

If you are were a fan of the HBO original series Entourage, you will be excited to know that the long talked about movie is finally official and will be made. On Monday morning, Jerry Ferrara made an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show and all but confirmed that the official announcement would be made very soon.

Later Monday, Jerry tweeted this…

I’m a pretty big fan of the show myself so this news makes me happy. I miss Vince, E, Ari, Johnny Drama and Turtle. More than I miss those dudes, I miss Sloan.

You know I’m excited but I want to how you feel. Will you being seeing this flick when it is released? Weigh in below.

Lindsay Lohan Lands Role on HBO’s Eastbound & Down

Lindsay Lohan is set to join the cast of the hit HBO show “Eastbound & Down” in its final season.

According to E! Online, Lohan will guest star as the daughter of one of the show’s main characters in a wedding scene set in the future.

Earlier this week, the actress shared “back at work” photos on Instagram, but it’s unclear whether these are from the “Eastbound & Down” set or another project.

Lohan’s other recent TV credits include “Glee,” “Anger Management” and a guest hosting gig on “Chelsea Lately,” where she subbed in for Chelsea Handler.

The actress is also gearing up for a reality series chronicling her career comeback attempt that will air on OWN in 2014. – HuffPo

LiLo is a train wreck but that simply means she will fit in with ridiculousness that is Eastbound & Down. Kenny Powers and LiLo are similar in many ways. Fame, sex, drugs personify their lives.

You have to give LiLo credit for managing to stay relevant and continue to find work despite all of her legal and personal troubles. Could a career renaissance be in order for the 27-year-old? Only time will tell.

The Newsroom is Back Tonight

Season 2 of the The Newsroom debuts on HBO tonight. Here are some of the best Will McAvoy quotes from Season 1.

The Newsroom Season 2 Clip Trailer Debuts

The Newsroom Season 2 Clip Trailer Debuts

The Newsroom Returns July 14, HBO Releases Season 2 Trailer

The Newsroom returns July 14. Chris Stuckey and Robbie Marbury are ready. Are you? Watch the Season 2 trailer below.

The Newsroom: The Show I Love, But I’m Stupid For Liking It

By Robbie Marbury
PSDC Staff 

I have a confession to make.  I don’t know how to say this, and I hope it doesn’t change the way people think about me.  Oh, this is tough.  Here it goes. I…I…um….I like the show The Newsroom.  Wow! What a relief.  I am so glad I was able to get that off my chest.  The pressure of being the only person that likes that show was absolutely killing me.

What’s that? Wait, are you serious?  I’m not the only one who likes The Newsroom, but that’s not what all the critics and cool-hipster bloggers are telling me.  They are all telling me that the show is unbelievable, overwritten and every character always has the right response.  They also tell me that the show is not going to be around for a second season. [Read more…]

HBO’s Girls: Please Watch This Show

By Matt Corder
PSDC Contributor

HBO’s Girls wrapped up its first season about a week and a half ago and an overwhelming majority of people agree that the second season can’t come soon enough.

The show was initially marketed as the next great HBO show and, as seems to be the case with any new television show in the age of Twitter, was originally met with backlash, which of course was met with a backlash to the backlash and so on went the battle of the backlashes.

It seems you can’t start any television critique these days without mentioning the words “backlash” and “backlash to the backlash.” Objective accomplished (x2).

Two major criticisms dominate any starter conversation about the show. The first is whether Girl’s creator Lena Dunham is the beneficiary of a unique brand of artsy nepotism (Dunham’s parents are well-known within the New York art scene). The second, and more worthy criticism, is whether the show can really be taken seriously given the painful lack of diversity in the first season (the New York City of Dunham’s main character Hannah is occupied solely by privileged, young college graduates who are all white). We’ll get to these eventually. [Read more…]