‘Bob Roberts’: From 1992 Mockumentary to 2017 Reality
If you want to be disturbed and yet also oddly reassured that American politics cycle through the same themes again and again, look no further than the 1992 political mockumentary Bob Roberts written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins as the eponymous Pennsylvania senatorial candidate, a Yale ed... [Read More]
HBO cancels “The Brink” after giving it the initial green light for season 2
The terrifically underrated HBO comedy, The Brink is not getting a second season. After HBO originally decided to renew the political comedy for another round, it has since changed its mind and decided it was not going to move forward with a second season. It’s unfortunate, because the show wa... [Read More]
Here's the First Trailer for HBO's 'The Brink' Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins
by Megh Wright HBO's new comedy The Brink premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 10:30pm, and the pay network released the first trailer today. Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, the series follows a low-level military officer (Black) and the Secretary of State (Robbins) during a geopolitical crisis. A... [Read More]
First tease of HBO’s The Brink starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins
The Brink, starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, premieres June 21 at on HBO. The Brink follows the United States government as it deals with a possible coup in Pakistan by dispatching such unlikely heroes as a crass foreign service officer (Jack Black) and a secretary of state (Tim Robbins) who has ... [Read More]
Jack Black and Tim Robbins team up for HBO dark comedy series
The friendship between Jack Black and Tim Robbins goes back a long way— further back, even, than the JB and Kyle Gass partnership that blossomed into Tenacious D. One of Black’s first showbiz jobs was in 1989 when he worked on Robbins’ religious satire Carnage in Edinburgh. And now... [Read More]
HBO Orders Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy Pilot to Series
by Bradford Evans HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy that stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins, Deadline reports. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and brother Kim created the show, and Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers), directed the pilot, which was ordere... [Read More]
IFC’s multi-generational miniseries parody, “The Spoils of Babylon”
Meeting today's TV Critics Association in Pasadena, the cast of IFC's new miniseries spoof, The Spoils of Babylon, seemed both apologetic and triumphant. Tragically triumphant? Tobey Maguire told the critics: "For those of you who will watch this, I'm sorry and you're welcome." Kristen Wiig added: "... [Read More]
Here's the First Scene of IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon'
by Megh Wright Here's a new clip from the premiere episode of The Spoils of Babylon, IFC's epic miniseries parody produced by Funny or Die, featuring oil tycoon Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) as well as a forbidden love scene between his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and adopted son Devon (Tobey M... [Read More]
Jack Black and Tim Robbins Are Starring in a New Comedy for HBO
by Elise Czajkowski Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined a new dark comedy series in the works at HBO. The Brink, which was ordered to pilot in September, will focus on an unidentified "geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the Secret... [Read More]
IFC’s The Spoils Of Babylon
Well this looks interesting and awesome and perfectly strange. Drama! Check out the trailer for the new Funny or Die-produced comedy The Spoils of Babylon, premiering January 9 at 10 p.m. [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and ... [Read More]