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Go See ‘Logan Lucky’ This Weekend If You Want Better TV in the Future

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Logan Lucky” and “The Knick” are one and the same. Yes, one is a new Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig-led motion picture — a brisk, lively, crowd-pleasing heist flick, opening this weekend. And “The Knick” was a TV show, set in 1901 with gruesome operations, low ratings, and a cancellation handed down by Cinemax after two seasons.

But beyond their shared director, both “Logan Lucky” and “The Knick” operate outside the norm. If the former succeeds, it could lead to more great TV like the latter; it could help build a world where ambitious shows — like “The Knick” Season 3 — could see the light of day.

Steven Soderbergh’s first and last TV show, along with his return from the filmmakers’ retirement home, are auteur efforts with a clear, creative vision, and their success is measured differently from blockbusters of both mediums.

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- Ben Travers

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TV Imports: The Best Foreign Netflix Shows to Binge, Part 3

16 hours ago

Even though Netflix has started to cancel its underperforming series in earnest, that doesn’t mean it lacks for programming. In fact, its slate of offerings is fuller than ever, which makes it difficult for viewers to choose when faced with an embarrassment of bingeable riches.

Netflix’s foreign series, however, rarely get promotion amidst all of the other American shows that have been produced. Although IndieWire has previously provided handy lists of foreign-language series a couple of times, including other imports, that is only a hint of all offerings available.

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By now, you’ve already seen Brazil’s excellent dystopian series “3%” or the unforgettable “Chewing Gum” starring Michaela Coel, but what’s next? In an effort to continue helping viewers discover new or lesser-known foreign TV shows, we’ve compiled another list of those series worth bingeing below: »


- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Game of Thrones’ Became TV’s Last Great Event Series By Learning From Sports

16 hours ago

These days, two of the only forces keeping live TV viewing alive are “Game of Thrones” and sports. On a week to week basis, there are few topics that are guaranteed to generate a conversation quicker and provide an easier shorthand for making friends or small talk than how the Yankees are hitting or what’s up with the Lannisters.

While incredibly lucrative contracts are being built on the backs of live sporting events, be it the Olympics or regional deals for sports like baseball and basketball, there’s a reason that these kinds of spectacles get eyeballs. Over the past few years, for people who aren’t big sports fans, “Game of Thrones” has become the analog to generate the same kinds of conversations among those don’t necessarily care about whether Paul George and Russell Westbrook are going to have any on-court chemistry next year.

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- Steve Greene

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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ Review: Season 1 Has Major Plot Flaws, But Its Women Make it Soar

17 hours ago

One of the best things to come with the proliferation of superhero storytelling, across both film and television, is the growing complexity around the concept of heroism. And thus one of the best things about “Marvel’s The Defenders” is that it’s actively engaged with this, while still managing to deliver ninja fights, comic book in-jokes, Jessica Jones day-drinking, and more fun.

The Defenders” unites the previous four Marvel/Netflix series — “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” and “Iron Fist” — for an adventure that spans not just New York, but the mystical realms. All four of the heroes from these previously established shows find themselves facing a New York in chaos thanks to the actions of the evil, ninja-esque organization The Hand (led by the mysterious Alexandra, played by legend Sigourney Weaver); after being drawn together by their individual investigations, they’re forced to acknowledge that the battle can only be won together. »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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Jon Stewart Takes Aim at Donald Trump and White Supremacists During Surprise Stand-Up Appearance With Dave Chappelle

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Jon Stewart picked a hell of a time to end his tenure as host of “The Daily Show.” Several others have stepped up to fill the void left by his absence — that two of them, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee, first came to attention on his show is no coincidence — but no one does it quite like Stewart did.

He reminded everyone in attendance at Dave Chappelle’s show at Radio City Music Hall of that just last night, chiming in on Charlottesville and Donald Trump.

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Like just about everyone besides Trump himself, Stewart was aghast at the notion that “many sides” were to blame for last weekend’s violence. “To the presence of two sides? Motherfucker? There are two sides? Motherfucker? Two sides? Two sides!” he exclaimed. “And I believe they are called the Allied powers and the Axis powers. »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Sense8’: Porn Website xHamster Wants to Produce Season 3 of Wachowski Series

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Netflix broke the hearts of many when it announced in June it was canceling the Wachowski series “Sense8” after two cult-favorite seasons. The series had aired 23 episodes and became beloved for its empowering themes of acceptance. Fan outcry was so passionate over the news that Netflix convinced Lana Wachowski to wrap-up the series with a two-hour movie set to premiere in 2018.

Read More:‘Sense8’ Lives! Netflix and Lana Wachowski Announce 2-Hour Series Finale

But what if “Sense8” could continue with a third season instead? Porn website xHamster has thrown its hat into the ring by offering to produce an entire season of the series. The website, which has been around for the last decade, argues it has more daily visitors than a lot of top publication websites and would be a natural fit for a series that includes infamous sex scenes and themes about sexual rights.

xHamster issued an official »


- Zack Sharf

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Why Tina Fey’s ‘Weekend Update’ Cake-Eating Stunt Sends a Mixed Message of Inaction and Privilege

18 August 2017 1:26 AM, PDT

Three “Saturday Night Live” alums returned to the “Weekend Update” desk for NBC’s special summer edition of the show on Thursday night, but it was Tina Fey who stole the show with her rant/performance art.

The proud University of Virginia grad wore a Uva sweatshirt to reveal just how shaken she was about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in the murder of a counter-protestor. “It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville,” she said. “Donny John comes out and he says that he condemns violence ‘on many sides.”… I’m feeling sick because I’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and I wasn’t confused by it…Nazis are always bad.”

Read More:Charlottesville: Ava DuVernay, J.K. Rowling, Seth Rogen, and More React to Violent White-Supremacist Rally

Riffing on how blame is almost always shifted away from what’s being critiqued »


- Hanh Nguyen

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Amy Poehler and ‘The Simpsons’ Alums Developing New Fox Animated Comedy — First Details

17 August 2017 3:30 PM, PDT

Amy Poehler is getting animated for Fox.

The “Parks and Recreation” star, who has been spending more time as an executive producer in recent years (“Broad City,” “Difficult People”), has paired with “The Simpsons” alums Mike and Julie Scully to develop a new animated half-hour series about a teenager with big aspirations

Fox has given a script-plus-presentation order to the show, which means a short pilot will be produced for series consideration.

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Per the network, the untitled show is centered “on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an average kid with dreams of being a Ufc fighter, tech billionaire, video game champ, or any job where you make a ton of money and don’t have to wear a tie.”

Poehler will executive produce with the Scullys, and »


- Michael Schneider

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‘You’re the Worst’ Season 4 Trailer: Aya Cash Drops an A-Bomb on Love in Painfully Funny Final Spot — Watch

17 August 2017 1:04 PM, PDT

Don’t get us wrong: IndieWire loves Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash). Who doesn’t want to see these two rebellious kids work it out? The wretched tease of eternal happiness, wrenched away at the end of the finale, left every viewer absolutely devastated.

But there’s a reason the show is called “You’re the Worst,” and creator Stephen Falk seems intent on exploring that in Season 4: These people don’t handle conflict well — driving away friends and family in the process — and oh boy is there a big conflict a’comin’.

Read More:‘You’re the Worst’ Season 3 Finale Review: A Novel Ending No One Expected Caps an Adventurous Year for Families

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Season 3, as does the trailer, which is why you’re reading this, correct?]

Following Jimmy’s cataclysmic decision to bail on his own proposal — right after Gretchen said yes — Season 4 opens with the couple in separate places. Gretchen is recovering via extreme new hobbies, like doing crack, »


- Ben Travers

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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series

17 August 2017 12:49 PM, PDT

With the premiere of “Marvel’s The Defenders,” fans of the Netflix/Marvel universe are finally getting the “Avengers”-style unification of four superpowered series — but don’t expect that to happen all at once. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist all live in the same New York City, they all come from very different shows.

“In the story we took our time, each person introducing the audience to their own worlds,” showrunner Marco Ramirez told IndieWire. “We made sure that we really honor the fact that they all existed independently before they start coming together.”

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That’s why it was important to find the right director, someone capable of capturing not just the unique natures of each character, but their basic aesthetics. And the »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 4 Review: An Exceptional Final Run Plays Fascinating Tricks with Time

17 August 2017 12:35 PM, PDT

So much has changed in “Halt and Catch Fire.” The future comes rushing at the series’ four protagonists faster than anyone expected. Flying four years in the blink of an edit, creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers shut down Mutiny — Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) and Donna’s (Kerry Bishe) start-up gaming company — divorce Donna and Gordon (Scoot McNairy), and send Joe (Lee Pace), the idea man, into a mundane consulting gig.

But you already know that.

The time jump near the end of Season 3 marked a major step forward (literally and figuratively) in how this intimate, human story is told. While the jump is noteworthy, time is the key: Whether Cameron, Donna, Joe, and Gordon are getting ahead, such as a jump on the competition with a new piece of tech, or falling behind — losing moments they can never get back with their husband, wife, kids, or friends — the characters »


- Ben Travers

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‘Nathan for You’ Season 4 Trailer: Nathan Unveils His Devious Plan to Destroy Uber From Within — Watch

17 August 2017 10:34 AM, PDT

If you ever wanted a blues smoke detector, then season four of “Nathan for You” might just be, well, for you. Comedy Central just released a trailer marking the return of Nathan Fielder’s show, which is coming back late next month. Watch below.

Read More:‘Nathan for You:’ How Cringe Comedy Doesn’t Have to Offend to Make Us Laugh

Among the upcoming schemes: a fully asexual computer-repair service; black-market chili sold at sporting events without the stadium’s knowledge; a nefarious plan to have cabbies infiltrate Uber and destroy it from within. Nearly everyone Fielder mentions these ideas to thinks he’s crazy, of course, and their reactions are often just as funny as his pitches.

Read More:Comedy Central and the New Mockumentary: How ‘Nathan For You’ and ‘Review’ are Changing the Game

Nathan for You” premiered in early 2013 and has aired 24 episodes across its first three seasons. »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Twin Peaks’ Meets Late Night TV: Seth Meyers Hosts His Show in the Red Room — Watch

17 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT

The Red Room has been a home to Dale Cooper, Sarah Palmer, and The Man From Another Place, but it has never hosted a late night television series. Until now, that is.

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Seth Meyers channeled his inner David Lynch to see what his late night television show would look like if it happened to be set in the infamous Red Room of “Twin Peaks.” Clearly the writers of this sketch are diehard “Twin Peaks” fans. Everything from the set design to the pacing and backwards dialogue is on point. It’s only funny because of how accurate it all is, especially the insight into how a late night interview would unfold.

The “Twin Peaks” homage was a nice break in a week dominated by serious discussions over President Trump and the pro-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville. »


- Zack Sharf

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Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked

17 August 2017 9:40 AM, PDT

Rick and Morty” does things no other TV shows would dare to do. Even with the infinite possibilities of a portal gun, this is a show that regularly finds a way to reinvent its own rules and subvert expectations of what a comedy can achieve in half-hour increments.

So, in a constant quest to help “Rick and Morty” newbies find the ideal entry point into the series (and to prove to everyone the microverse car battery episode is vastly under-appreciated), we’ve separated out every installment of the show with a little bit of context to explain why each episode deserves its place in the show’s hierarchy.

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And let’s be honest: 94 percent of the people who clicked on this story have already skipped down to see where “Pickle Rick” is, so let’s skip the pleasantries, say “Shum shum schlippity dop! »


- Steve Greene

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

16 August 2017 8:42 PM, PDT

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.

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Typically, »


- Ben Travers

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

16 August 2017 5:16 PM, PDT

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

16 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT

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

16 August 2017 1:34 PM, PDT

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.

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

16 August 2017 12:16 PM, PDT

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

16 August 2017 12:12 PM, PDT

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.

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


- Hanh Nguyen

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