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HBO Hacks Continue: New Group Takes Over Official Twitter and Facebook Accounts

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HBO’s security continues to be attacked online — this time, by a so-called security group.

Late Wednesday night, the notorious hacking group OurMine sent messages over HBO’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts that read:

“Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security ,HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine .org -> Contact”

OurMine is well-known for infiltrating big-name accounts. In the past, the organization has taken over the social media accounts of Netflix, Marvel, and Google. They’ve hacked into YouTube, as well as other celebrity accounts.

During Wednesday night’s breach, they accessed accounts for “Game of Thrones,” “The Leftovers,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” “Last Week Tonight,” “Girls,” “Ballers,” “The Knick,” “The Comeback,” “Real Sports,” “Looking,” “Vinyl,” “Outcast,” “Any Given Wednesday,” Cinemax, HBO Docs, HBOboxing, HBO Now, HBO Now Help, HBOGo Help, and HBO Careers.

Read More:hbo Hack: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Episodes Leaked As Hackers Get More Aggressive

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- Ben Travers

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‘Gay of Thrones’: How Funny or Die Recaps ‘Game of Thrones’ in Less than 24 Hours Every Week

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Moulin Rouge” or “The Mighty Ducks”? That was one of the toughest decisions being made Sunday night at the Funny or Die offices in Los Angeles, where the cast and crew behind the “Game of Thrones” recap series “Gay of Thrones” had gathered, as they had for the past four weeks this summer, to watch the HBO blockbuster drama and (lovingly) tear it apart.

By 5 p.m. the following day, the latest installment was online — an awe-inspiring turnaround, given the Emmy-nominated series’s dense implementation of clips, visual jokes and actor-driven improv, cut down to a tight runtime that rarely exceeds five minutes.

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Curious about what it takes to make this possible in less than 24 hours, IndieWire asked to get a peek behind the scenes of the show’s production this year. »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller

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As evidenced by her understated but powerful role in “Big Little Lies,” Zoë Kravitz has demonstrated a keen eye for complex projects from auteur filmmakers, which continues with Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” Kravitz stars alongside up-and-coming indie favorite Lola Kirke (“Mistress America,” “Gone Girl”) in the New York-based filmmaker’s neo-noir thriller, which just released a captivating first trailer.

Read More:Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke Wander Through a Dreamy Los Angeles in Aaron Katz’s Hypnotic Mystery ‘Gemini’ — SXSW 2017 Review

The Hollywood-set mystery stars Kravitz as Heather Anderson, a hot young actress with all eyes on her. Kirke plays her friend and assistant, Jill, who keeps her life together while offering a calming presence and fierce loyalty. When a violent crime threatens the balance of their friendship, Jill finds herself on the run as she attempts to solve the dangerous mystery. A movie in love with movies, Katz subdues »


- Jude Dry

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RuPaul Has a Powerful Message on Why The Bigots and Hate Groups Are Going to Lose — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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Read MoreLAST Week’S Episode: Tony Hale on the Return of ‘Arrested Development,’ and Working on ‘Veep’ In the Time of Trump — Turn It On Podcast

This fall will mark 25 years since the release of “Supermodel (You Better Work),” RuPaul’s smash hit single that quickly made him a household name. The superstar hasn’t stopped working since then, and is now enjoying more success than ever with the Emmy-nominated “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” about to enter its tenth season.

Following a move to VH1, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” just delivered its most viewed season ever. And the show and its companion series “Untucked” has been nominated for 8 Emmys, including outstanding reality competition series and outstanding reality host for RuPaul, who won the category last year as well.

“My whole career, it’s never been about getting validation from the status quo,” the icon told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. »


- Michael Schneider

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Damien Chazelle Joined Twitter to Demand ‘Racist’ Donald Trump’s Impeachment

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Damien Chazelle somehow managed to resist joining Twitter through his awards season success with “La La Land,” but the current Trump administration has forced the youngest Best Director winner in history to speak out on social media. Chazelle signed up for Twitter earlier this day to post a 10-part thread in which he makes it clear that Trump’s impeachment is essential.

Read More:Mark Ruffalo and Olivia Wilde Lead Trump Tower Protests: ‘He’s Not a Legitimate President’ — Watch

“Decided to join Twitter because I feel a responsibility to add my voice to the chorus,” Chazelle wrote. “The Trump administration is openly endorsing Nazism and white supremacy. It’s that simple…[I] call on the Gop as passionately as possible: impeach this loathsome misogynist racist.”

Click on the tweet below to see the full thread.

Decided to join Twitter because I feel a responsibility to add my voice to the chorus. »


- Zack Sharf

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The Case for Ann Dowd: Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon on Why the Lone ‘Leftovers’ Nominee Should Win

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If Ann Dowd could have explained why “The Leftovers” was important three years ago, everyone within earshot would have been watching. But she didn’t know then. She had to live it first.

“Depending on the day, if someone asks me about Patti, I can’t get through the conversation,” Dowd said, in an interview with IndieWire. “You didn’t play those parts. You lived them.”

For three seasons, Dowd portrayed the confounding antagonist-turned-hero Patti Levin. She earned the series’ first and only Emmy nomination in 2017 (her second of the year, along with “The Handmaid’s Tale”).

“I think if you were to internally poll all of us — Justin, Carrie, [director and producer] Mimi [Leder], [music supervisor] Liza Richardson, the editors, and all the actors — and say, ‘The Leftovers’ is only going to get one nomination — and we’re taking [Outstanding Drama] Series off the table’ — I think everyone would’ve written down ‘Dowd,'” co-creator Damon Lindelof said. »


- Ben Travers

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Why Netflix Spent Millions So ‘The Crown’ Could Shoot in Very, Very Big Rooms

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In their first pre-production meeting for “The Crown,” production designer Martin Childs brought executive producer Stephen Daldry an image that become a bedrock of the show’s visual language.

“It was this digital picture I made using Photoshop of a post-war, almost apocalyptic level of austerity with buildings crumbling, and through a doorway you could see a fabulous wealth of richness,” said Childs. “It would be the image we would keep going to back to as the visual motif.”

That was key to creating production design for “The Crown,” which details the struggles in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Not only did it need to recreate history, but it also had to give viewers a sense of royal life and its vast scale.

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“We always try to get this feeling that these people are living in this huge, »


- Chris O'Falt

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Criterion Collection Announces November Titles, Including Seminal Lesbian Drama ‘Desert Hearts’ and ‘The Philadelphia Story’

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November over at The Criterion Collection may look a smidge slim, offering up just four new titles, but each new addition to the collection is a seminal selection well-deserving of the Criterion treatment. Of most interest, however, is Donna Deitch’s feature debut “Desert Hearts,” a seminal lesbian drama that’s been going through something of a resurgence as of late, thanks to last year’s 30th anniversary and a continued adoration for its forward-thinking subject matter.

As we recently explored, in the early ’80s, Deitch was a film school grad with only docs under her belt, eager to make a different kind of feature about lesbians in love, and “without the help of Kickstarter or industry backing, she launched an unorthodox grassroots campaign that eventually gained the support of Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, and Stockard Channing. The result was a hit at Sundance in 1986 that went on to become »


- Kate Erbland

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Late Night TV vs. Donald Trump: 8 Hosts Ranked, From Most to Least Critical

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When a sitting President of the United States sides with Nazis, jokes just don’t cut it anymore.

After the pro-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville – which led to three deaths last weekend – and President Donald Trump’s horrifying statements in response to the rise of white nationalist groups in America, late night talk shows are trying out a new tone.

Hosts are jumping in and taking on a sitting U.S. president like they’ve never done before. There’s still room for jokes as the hosts convey their views – but as things turn serious, they’re taking a stand and using their voice to the fight against tyranny.

Read More: NBC Helped Create President Trump — and MSNBC Ratings Prove He’s Been Good for the Company

This is a long way from jokes about Bill Clinton’s infidelity or George W. Bush’s intelligence. Many hosts are now actively calling »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Wound’ Review: Adult Circumcision Drama Cuts the Tension Between Masculinity and Modernity

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The cut only only takes a fraction of a second, but the trauma it leaves behind takes a lifetime to heal. It happens every winter, as teenage boys of South Africa’s Xhosa culture are spirited up to the hills around their hometowns, stripped down and smothered in ghostly white paint, and told to spread their legs. Their foreskins are then sliced away by tribal surgeons, many of whom use rusted knives rather than sterile medical equipment. All the same, it’s absolutely forbidden for the initiates to scream out in pain. This is a rite of passage, the start of a three-week initiation ritual meant to confer manhood — boys cry, but men suffer in silence. As Nelson Mandela wrote in his memoir: “An uncircumcised Xhosa man is a contradiction in terms.”

Ukwaluka is a time-honored practice; it began long before Mandela himself endured the experience in 1934, and it still »


- David Ehrlich

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‘Baby Driver’ is Edgar Wright’s First $100M Hit and Has Grossed More Than All His Movies Combined

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Edgar Wright never had a $100 million hit until “Baby Driver,” which crossed the milestone at the domestic box office on Sunday, August 13. The action movie has been breaking one record after another for Wright’s career. In just one week it made $39 million, more than any other movie in the director’s career, and now that it has climbed above $100 million it has grossed more money than Wright’s four previous films combined.

Read More:‘Baby Driver’: How Edgar Wright Is Saving the Action Film

Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and “The World’s End” were all popular with critics and die-hard Wright fans, but they weren’t exactly box office smashes. Only “Scott Pilgrim” had made it above the $30 million mark before “Baby Driver’s” breakout success. To say Wright is overjoyed would be the understatement of the year.

“I honestly didn »


- Zack Sharf

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‘Moonlight’ Oscar Winner Sets Coming-of-Age TV Drama With Michael B. Jordan and Own

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Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar winner who shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for “Moonlight” this year along with director Barry Jenkins, is coming to television with a coming-of-age drama that sounds right in the wheelhouse of the acclaimed Best Picture winner. The Oprah Winfrey Network (Own) has given the untitled project a straight-to-series order. Michael B. Jordan is attached as an executive producer with Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy.

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The series is set in South Florida at the end of the Obama administration and will center around the life of a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects. The young teenager is forced to choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that could take his mother and him out of poverty. Similar to “Moonlight,” the show will take inspiration from McCraney’s own life. »


- Zack Sharf

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‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes Keep Leaking, but Here’s Why Its Ratings Are Still Breaking Records

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Another episode of “Game of Thrones” has leaked online, but even in this age of piracy and bootleg viewing, the show’s ratings are getting stronger with each episode.

Two weeks ago, an Indian distributor named Star leaked the season’s fourth episode titled, “The Spoils of War.” Despite the leak’s widespread availability, the episode drew 10.2 million viewers, which gave “Game of Thrones” its highest ratings ever at the time. Similarly, a separate HBO hack had leaked a script to an early episode that did not seem to diminish viewers’ appetite for the fantasy drama.

Now, it appears that yet another episode has leaked online, albeit accidentally, when this upcoming Sunday’s episode was published by a third-party vendor.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Is Testing Viewers’ Allegiances and Their Tolerance for Incest

“We have learned that the upcoming episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ was accidentally posted for a »


- Hanh Nguyen

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The Weinstein Company’s ‘Tulip Fever’ Moves Back Again, Will Now Open Wide

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The Weinstein Company has again changed the release date — and this time, the theater strategy — for its period drama “Tulip Fever.” After locking a limited release date of Friday, August 25 earlier this summer, the film will now open wide one week later, on Friday, September 1. The company announced on Wednesday that the film will now hit theaters the first week of September.

The film, starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, and Christoph Waltz, previously moved from July 15, 2016 to February 24, 2017.

Read More:The Weinstein Company’s ‘Tulip Fever’ Release Date Pushed Back to Later in 2017

Adapted from Deborah Moggach’s bestselling novel of the same name and directed by Justin Chadwick, “Tulip Fever” stars Vikander as a young woman who falls in love with an artist (DeHaan) who has been commissioned to paint her portrait. Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Cara Delevingne, and Tom Hollander all co-star in the film, »


- Kate Erbland

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Fighting Sexism In Film and TV By Becoming a Producer

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When Jessica Chastain condemned cinematic portrayals of women after spending 10 days as a Cannes Film Festival juror, Maggie Gyllenhaal had deja vu: She had a similar experience as a member of the Berlin International Film Festival’s jury in February. After watching 25 movies in two weeks, the actress grew frustrated.

“There were some amazing performances by women, but one of them was about this woman obsessed with her lover, and in two others, the women were mentally ill,” she said. “So I really related to what Jessica Chastain said. In my life, I think there have been very few representations of women that feel like something I can actually recognize as relating to my experience.”

Now, as a producer on both of her upcoming projects, she’s finding a new way to address that challenge.

Gyllenhaal was speaking from the set of “The Kindergarten Teacher,” the second film from writer-director Sara Colangelo, »


- Eric Kohn

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‘Patti Cake$’ Music Video Attacks Trump With the Power of Wonder Woman & Khaleesi — Watch

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When “Patti Cake$” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, it was heralded as an “8 Mile” for 2017, bolstered by stellar breakout performances from newcomer Daniel Macdonald and powerhouse singer Bridget Everett. After a delayed release, Geremy Jasper’s rousing debut will finally hit theaters this weekend. Fox Searchlight released a zippy music video to remind viewers why the New Jersey-set underdog tale is the freshest thing since Tony Soprano.

Read More:How the Star of ‘Patti Cake$’ Learned to Rap For Her Breakout Role

Titled “Patti Season,” the video stars Macdonald as Patti, and she is backed up by her music partners Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay), Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), and her Nana (Cathy Moriarty of “Raging Bull” fame). Written by Jasper, the rap reference Jersey favorites (“Young, gorgeous Gandolfini”) as well as cultural trends of 2017 (“It’s the summer of us Wonder Women”). Patti’s harsh criticism of President Trump are a definitely a highlight, »


- Jude Dry

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Why Oscar-Winning Stars Flopped at the Summer Box Office

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In what’s been a fairly wretched summer box-office season, Oscar-winners Casey Affleck, Brie Larson, and Matthew McConaughey had some of the worst of it with “A Ghost Story,” “The Glass Castle,” and “The Dark Tower.” Casting didn’t drive those failures, but possessing Hollywood’s most-coveted award offered little or no bottom-line benefit.

Read More:The Most Surprising Movies of the 2017 Summer Movie Season

Beyond creating certain mention in the first sentence of an obituary, the long-term impact of an Oscar is never clear. In the 15 years since Halle Berry won an Oscar for “Monster’s Ball,” her roles have ranged from decorative to derivative — a trend that continued with this late-summer’s release of the low-budget, don’t-mess-with-Mama thriller “Kidnap.”

Still, is it too much to expect a short-term uptick in interest and box office? The summer of 2017 suggests that may be the case.

Brie Larson

Best Actress, 2016

Oscar-winning film: “Room, »


- Tom Brueggemann

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Mark Ruffalo and Olivia Wilde Lead Trump Tower Protests: ‘He’s Not a Legitimate President’ — Watch

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Audience members at Michael Moore’s Broadway show “The Terms of My Surrender” got a politically-charged after show on Tuesday night when Moore invited every viewer to join him at a Donald Trump protest at Trump Tower. The event was co-hosted by Mark Ruffalo and featured chants led Olivia Wilde and Zoe Kazan, among others. Attendees included Harvey Weinstein and Marisa Tomei.

Read More:Charlottesville: Dave Chappelle Condemns Donald Trump For White Supremacist Rally

Ruffalo, who had been the special guest during Moore’s Broadway performance, invited 200 ticket holders to be driven uptown on double-decker buses in order to protest the President, who is briefly staying at Trump Tower during a visit to New York City. Moore pushed for the rest of the audience to walk over. The rally included a candlelight vigil for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.

“We’re here today to commemorate a life of an American that was »


- Zack Sharf

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‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Her Debut Feature With Gender-Bending Oscar Wilde Adaptation

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Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, will make her feature directorial debut with Lionsgate’s adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” the only novel ever written by prolific British playwright Oscar Wilde. Variety initially reported the news.

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Adding a contemporary twist to the Victorian novel about a narcissistic young man who stays young while his portrait ages, the title character will be a woman. David Birke, who wrote the script for Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle,” will pen the adaptation with Clark directing.

The multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter began her career as a member of the band The Polyphonic Spree and toured with Sufjan Stevens. Her fourth solo album, self-titled St. Vincent, won a Grammy award for Best Alternative Album in 2015. Clark’s previous film, a short titled “Xx,” premiered at the Sundance Film »


- Jude Dry

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Native American Perspectives on Race Offer a Chilling Reminder of the Country’s Violent Past — Watch

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As the nation reels from the violence in Charlottesville and a disgraceful response from the White House, many Americans find themselves stunned at the outpouring of racism in our own backyards. But the United States has a long history with racism, right down to the very first colonizers. Native American identities and perspectives have been silenced for too long, as evidenced in this powerful short documentary, “A Conversation With Native Americans on Race.”

Read More:Documentary Filmmaking Has a Race Problem, and This Festival May Have the Solution

Much like Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” the film sets its subjects against a simple background, their words leading the narrative. Their pain is palpable as they discuss their Native identity and what it means to them, revealing the divisive practice of counting one’s Native blood, known as blood quantum. One interviewee relates this to the way purebred animals are discussed, another points »


- Jude Dry

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