ROADIES: Carla Gugino talks the season finale – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Carla Gugino is one of the stars of Showtime Network’s ROADIES, which wraps its first season Sunday, August 28. Created by Cameron Crowe, ROADIES is a serio-comedic look at the lives of the road crew that keeps their band moving from city to city on a major tour. Gugino’s Shelli Anderson is the road manager for the Staton-House Band, devoted to her job and torn between her absent husband and her very present colleague, tour manager Bill Hanson, played by Luke Wilson. In feature films, Florida Gugino starred in the SPY KIDS franchise, ELEKTRA LUXX and SUCKER PUNCH, among many […]Read On »

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HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo – exclusive interview

Michael Lombardo, head of programming at HBO | © 2015 HBO

Following a general question and answer session with the Television Critics Association, HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo took some time for an exclusive follow-up discussion. AX: This is Michael Lombardo on the State of the HBO Union. MICHAEL LOMBARDO: The State of the HBO Union? “’The Union is fine,’ Daniel Webster answered.” Things are good. I’m excited about the year. AX: A few years ago, you were saying you didn’t really like genre. LOMBARDO: It wasn’t my natural predilection, that is correct. AX: How do you feel about genre now? LOMBARDO: Here is what I’ll say. What I learned, […]Read On »

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THE BRINK: Tim Robbins talks the HBO comedy drama – exclusive interview

Tim Robbins in THE BRINK | © 2015 HBO

In HBO’s freshman series THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30 PM, Tim Robbins plays U.S. Secretary of State Walter Larson. Walter is battling a hawkish government in trying to prevent WWIII from breaking out with Pakistan; he’s also got some more personal problems, stemming from his fondness from getting tied up by female sex workers. Robbins, who won an Oscar for his supporting performance in MYSTIC RIVER and was nominated for another for his direction of DEAD MAN WALKING, has a long and renowned career on both sides of the camera in feature films, and he has appeared in some telefilms, […]Read On »

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THE BRINK: Showrunner Roberto Benabib discusses the espionage comedy – exclusive interview

Tim Robbins stars in THE BRINK on HBO | © 2015 Merie W. Wallace/HBO

In HBO’s new comedy THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30, the world finds itself on the title precipice, with World War III a distinct possibility, thanks to warmongers in both the U.S. and Pakistan. Caught in the middle are an inept U.S. embassy aide (Jack Black) who finds himself in the thick of major espionage, a sensible driver (Aasif Mandvi) who is stuck at the aide’s side, a Secretary of State (Tim Robbins) who pays at least as much attention to his sex life as to his job and two bomber pilots (Pablo Schreiber, Eric Ladin) who unfortunately hit the wrong […]Read On »

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THE BRINK: Aasif Mandvi chats about the HBO series – exclusive interview

Aasif Mandvi stars as Rafiq in HBO's THE BRINK | © 2015 Merie W. Wallace/HBO

In HBO’s THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30 PM, Aasif Mandvi plays Rafiq Massoud, driver to Alex Talbot (Jack Black), a singularly unqualified attaché to the U.S. embassy in Pakistan. Through a series of strange events, Jack and Rafiq find themselves in the position of trying to stop World War III. Mandvi, who originally hails from India, is also a writer and co-producer on THE BRINK. He’s known for his work as a correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW and has acted in a wide variety of films and television, including the series JERICHO, SPIDER-MAN 2, THE PROPOSAL, MARGIN CALL, MILLION DOLLAR […]Read On »

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THE BRINK star Jack Black discuss the new HBO series – interview

Jack Black stars in THE BRINK | © 2015 Merie W. Wallace/HBO

Jack Black, star of bigscreen comedies including SCHOOL OF ROCK, the voice of the hero in the animated KUNG FU PANDA franchise and one-half of the band Tenacious D, is making a leap into series television as a lead actor and producer with HBO’s THE BRINK. Created by Kim Benabib and Robert Benabib, THE BRINK, Sundays at 10:30 PM, is a satirical look at the possible start of World War III. Black plays U.S. State Department employee Alex Talbot, a low-level screw-up assigned to the American Embassy in Pakistan, where he constantly aggravates his better-educated local driver, played by Aasif […]Read On »

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