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REVIEW: Big Little Lies’ dual storyline dramatizes suburban life


Big Little Lies, HBO’s new limited series, explores the dramatic lives of three apparently ideal housewives as they deal with a homicide in the picturesque, wealthy town of Monterey, Calif. The series, which based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, contains a dual storyline including a dramatic narrative about the materialism and social status of the […]

Project Greenlight’s Effie Brown addresses male privilege


A couple weeks ago, news outlets circulated a video depicting a disagreement between Matt Damon and film producer Effie Brown on the HBO reality series Project Greenlight. This reality show centers on a group of professionals, including Damon and partner Ben Affleck, awarding an aspiring director $3 million in order to make his or her first […]

New online media streaming platforms challenge Netflix


It’s an interesting time for streaming media, both in the level of competitiveness and the possible legal trauma associated with it. With the competition becoming more serious, companies are trying to get exclusive content to entice the masses. The biggest acquisition of late was Amazon obtaining the rights to classic HBO shows, the first time […]

Silicon Valley coded for long-term success


Hollywood is the unequivocal center of the entertainment industry. But with the world experiencing a massive technology boom over the last decade, largely caused by the massive concentration of computer programmers living in the northern California region known as Silicon Valley, television and film producers are starting to find ripe material in this quiet suburban […]

HBO’s Game of Thrones slays viewer expectations


Game of Thrones is back, and the bodies — from warm-blooded lovers to frostbitten corpses — are already piling up. Eleven months after the horrific events of the Red Wedding left millions of viewers simultaneously anguished and awestruck, HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy series returned with a vengeance last Sunday. The fourth […]

‘Game of Thrones’ screening held in Bovard


The USC Special Events Committee hosted a pre-screening of HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4 for an audience of more than 800 in Bovard Auditorium Wednesday evening. Game of Thrones, the television adaption of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, premiered in April 2011 to critical acclaim, garnering […]