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    Starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington 

    A mockumentary of Tennis stars airing on July 11th

    Trailer here  

    HBO’s description: “This sports ‘documentary’ brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. In addition to highlights (and lowlights) from the match, the special looks back at the lives and careers of the competitors: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England’s hopes for a tennis champion on his shoulders.”

    Looks like a lot of fun! Could be our first movie contender for 2016  

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    Looks pretty interesting.

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    HBO HAS RELEASED IT EARLY EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO AND ON DEMAND! I’m already a little ways into it and some amazing cameos that I won’t spoil yet 

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    Wow. That was excellent. It should have been longer it was so great. Kit Harrington really needs to do comedies in his post Thrones career because he had terrific timing. Samberg was great too and the cameos in this like I said are excellent especially the people that play the talk show host (Michael Sheen) and the Queen (June Squibb, I love her so much). This was far better than HBO’s other movies this year Bessie and Nightingale and by far better than their 3 shows playing right now. This is the highlight for HBO’s summer and I hope it is remembered for next year’s Emmys. If they gave this Nightingale’s spot or any time in May, this would surely be out front to win. Major fluke on HBO’s part 

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    It aired last night on HBO did anyone watch? 

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    I’ve now watched this three times. It’s very amazing. Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all year.

    My one wish is that it was longer, but at the same time it was perfectly paced, jam packed with laughs, and didn’t drag one bit. Extending it might have changed that. Also it’s shorter length has made it easier to rewatch.

    So yeah I guess it’s perfect.

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    That was great, Sheen was just unbelieavable !

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    This was pretty good. Michael Sheen was the clear highlight, and Samberg and Harington were great as well.

    It did kind of feel like they were beginning to hit the same note twice, so I’m glad it ended after forty or so minutes. Fun special! 

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    This was very silly, but it hit all the right notes at just the right duration. I mean, it’s tennis, so who cares? (thx Jim Lampley!), though this special could convert a lot of nonbelievers. The ensemble was sick. Andy Samberg was a riot (and proves why he’s one of the standout comedic actors on television right now, Emmy nomination or not), Kit Harrington (he should easily make the shift to comedy if/when his “Game of Thrones” time is really over), Michael Sheen (marwelous!), Mary Steenburgen (she’s been popping up everywhere lately; good for her landing all of these high-profile guest spots and roles), Lena Dunham (yassss!), Howie Mandel (cute), Will Forte (impressive talking head; interesting), June Squibb (she should be cast in everything), Fred Armisen (gawd), and the actual tennis personalities (Lampley, Serena, Chris Evert, and the ever-present John McEnroe). I’m not sure how or if this would even compete at the Emmys or be taken seriously. It would have to be remembered a year from now and be heavily campaigned for by HBO, but anything’s possible, I guess. It’s surely funnier than so much of what I’ve seen this year. And so much penis lol. I’m so here for Jon Hamm’s narration. Win that damn Emmy any way you have to!

    Grade for “7 Days in Hell”: B+

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    One of these, the movie category will be weak enough for an HBO summer comedy to sneak through. It would have to be in a year without Sherlock because that is one guaranteed nomination.

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