What’s coming to (and going from) HBO in May

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Maybe you've heard of a little company called HBO?  Even when it's not attached to  Game of Thrones (another underdog in the entertainment game), the premium cable and streaming brand is broadcasting shows old and new — plus an impressive (but not overwhelming) movie library for those lazy nights in. Here's what's coming and going from HBO in May. SEE ALSO: What to stream on Showtime in May Top pick: 27 Dresses Who could forget the 2008 Katherine Heigl/James Marsden film that epitomized rom-coms in an era without Meg Ryan and Hugh Grant movies? Even if romantic comedies are now lingering in obscurity (and thinkpieces about gender inequality),  27 Dresses is still a guilt-free pleasure full of genre clichés (a newspaper writer, a hopeless romantic, a bawdy best friend played by the inimitable Judy Greer) and genuine emotion. Read more... More about Streaming , Hbo , 27 Dresses , Television , and Movies Read more »

Viners Christian DelGrosso, Jake Paul to star in Fox Digital Studio’s new comedy

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LOS ANGELES — A handful of Vine stars have been tapped for Fox Digital Studio's new feature-length comedy MONO . The film, which will premiere across all major digital platforms on July 8, follows a group of students at Highland Park High after a Mono virus outbreak "takes over and removes the most popular kids for two months...allowing the outcasts to reign supreme." It stars  digital influencers Christian DelGrosso (7.5M Vine followers) , Eric Ochoa (2.3M YouTube subscribers), Jake Paul (5M Vine followers) and Brandon Bowen (3.3M Vine followers). SEE ALSO: Viner Zach King on his 'Amazing Race' experience: 'We became really good friends' Read more... More about Movies , Entertainment , Vine , Eric Ochoa , and Brandon Bowen Read more »

‘The Jungle Book’ clothing collection is here and it’s stunning

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Fans of the upcoming live-action flick, The Jungle Book , can celebrate by wearing a limited-edition collaboration with Kenzo.  In anticipation of the film's release on April 15, the brand partnered with Disney to create a stunning line of sweatshirts, printed shorts and shirts, among other items. The Jon Favreau-directed film, which stars Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba, inspired men's and women's pieces that also pay homage to the animated movie's classic characters. That means shirts and sweaters embroidered or printed with King Louie, Bagheera and, of course, Mowgli. SEE ALSO: New 'Jungle Book' clip: Bill Murray's Baloo will put a little more good in your Friday Read more... More about Lifestyle , Fashion , Entertainment , Jungle Book , and Kenzo Read more »

Embarrassing parents surprise daughter at a school dance and she screams her head off

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Nothing is more awkward than being a freshman at a high school dance.  Throw in a surprise visit from your parents and you are officially in 9th grade hell.  Cool yet mean dad Judd Bagley did just that to his teenage daughter. He also managed to film the incredible moment that she spotted he and his wife.  It's safe to say she was horrified by their presence. [h/t Someecards ] Watch Khaleesi and Finnick fall in love in extended 'Me Before You' trailer Animals edited into action scenes make for a totally kick butt video Bert and Ernie rap Warren G and Nate Dogg's 'Regulate' A hydraulic press crushing an alarm clock is all of us on Monday morning Read more... More about High School , Parents , Funny , Teens , and Viral Video Read more »

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ documentary reveals fresh secrets

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AUSTIN, Texas -– Sitting in a gorgeous movie theater and watching fresh Star Wars content is something I didn’t think I’d get to experience until Rogue One . Then on Monday, Star Wars: Secrets of The Force Awakens documentary happened. Disney and Lucasfilm held a special, one-time only theatrical screening at the majestic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin for of the new Making of documentary, which will be included with the Blu-ray edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it arrives on April 5. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Is it possible to get chills watching what is, in essence, an hour-long rehash of a film you’ve already seen, maybe more than once? Yes it is. Read more »

‘Zootopia’ melts ‘Frozen’ with a record-breaking debut weekend

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Let it go, Frozen , let it goooooo —  Zootopia  is Walt Disney Animation's king . Disney 's latest animated feature opened No. 1 this weekend with an estimated $73.7 million domestic box office take, even bigger than  Princess Elsa and Frozen , which held the studio's previous three-day record with $67.4 million.   SEE ALSO: 'Zootopia' is a movie every kid should take their parent to see Zootopia also raked in $31.8 million on Saturday, the largest single-day box office performance ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Zootopia  was a knockout among global audiences as well, and actually has been for some weeks.  The movie's been out in parts of Europe — Belgium, Spain, France and Italy — since mid-February. It had close to $100 million in the bank before it even opened in America. Read more.. Read more »

Artist recreates Wes Anderson films with quirky paper dioramas

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Wes Anderson has a reputation and large following for his oddball films with trademark pastel styles. It's that unique style that also tends to make him a hit with artists. Barcelona-based artist Mar Cerdà has created paper dioramas of some of Anderson's most popular films, including The Royal Tenenbaums , The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited. See also: Wes Anderson's next project: A stop-motion animation movie about dogs Cerdà initially created works based on Anderson films for the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco, which holds an annual tribute to the quirky director. As a fan of the director, Cerdà happily contributed. Read more... Read more »

HBO’s Mavis Staples documentary is a love letter to a legendary soul singer

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Mavis! is an imperfect documentary about an endlessly intriguing subject. The film — debuting Feb. 29 on HBO — suffers from the same Achilles heel that's plagued so many docs before by skating over the deepest, most complex parts of its protagonist's life — the type of material that, if fully explored, fills a film with compelling grit and raw honesty.  Instead, this movie operates more like a love letter to its beloved star: legendary singer Mavis Staples. But for this, all of its sins can be forgiven. Staples is a hero worth rooting for, a once-in-a-lifetime talent worthy of numerous (and more creatively daring) features.  Read more... More about Documentary , Mavis Staples , Music , Movies , and Entertainment Read more »

There’s still time to see all of this year’s Best Picture nominees: Here’s how

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Every year, you enter awards season with the best of intentions. You're determined to see every Oscar nominee (even the shorts !), or at least every major nominee (sorry, French Foreign Film hopeful Mustang ), or at the very, very least every film that got a Best Picture nod. And then, inevitably, life happens. The beginning of the year is a busy time, entertainment-wise. It's tough to muster up the energy to spend two and a half hours watching Leonardo DiCaprio grunt and crawl his way across the Canadian wilderness. Hell, even Hugh Jackman didn't see The Reader the year he hosted the show. See also: The Oscars have a new plan to prevent boring acceptance speeches this year Read more... More about Entertainment , Movies , Oscars , Film , and Youtube Read more »

Super Bowl Technology Mishaps And Real Time Rescues

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 The Super Bowl is the crowning glory of sports in the United States, but it hasn’t been without it’s mishaps. They aren’t the last minute fumbles, missed field goals, or obvious interceptions either. They’re those unfortunate outside incidents that stopped or changed the course of the game. In many cases, today’s real time technologies could have been applied… Read More Read more »