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THE NIGHT OF: “Part VIII: The Call of the Wild” Review

Aug 30, 2016

The limited series reaches its finale in epic fashion, and we finally know the full fate of our desperate “hero” and more about what happened the night of.  Now that we’ve...

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Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill Maher Slated For REAL TIME Specials for the GOP/Dem Conventions

Jun 17, 2016

We are all quite familiar that Bill Maher likes to rant on his political bent. He has done so now into his fourteenth season of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER. He ups the ante this year, but not with...

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HBO Documentary Films: 3 DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS

Sep 21, 2016

Overview: On Jan. 7, 2015, two brothers belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen stormed the Paris offices of the satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others before killing a...

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Movie Review: Steve Jobs

Sep 23, 2016

Danny Boyle has had an interesting career as a director with the ability to make large sweeping films that take you on a physical journey, to smaller low key films that take you on emotional...

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Movie Review: Steve Jobs

Movie Review: Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle has had an interesting career as a director with the ability to make large sweeping films that take you on a physical journey, to smaller low key films that take you on emotional journeys. Steve Jobs, the director’s latest film, tackles the legacy of the famous Apple CEO, spanning through three separate key notes pivotal to his career. When tackling a biopic you can choose one of two ways to approach it. You can either attempt to capture the person’s entire life or you can focus on a few key moments of his life. The specific focus utilized in this movie, you will find, is both its strength and its weakness. Firstly...

HBO Documentary Films: 3 DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS

HBO Documentary Films: 3 DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS

Overview: On Jan. 7, 2015, two brothers belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen stormed the Paris offices of the satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others before killing a French police officer. Amidst a massive manhunt for the killers, an additional five people were murdered and 11 wounded in related attacks over the next two days, including a harrowing standoff between police and a third gunman, claiming allegiance to ISIS, at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes in Paris. Drawing on exclusive access to hostages, survivors, police, paramilitary forces and intelligence findings and evidence, as well as...

Lena Dunham’s Goodbye to “Girls”

Lena Dunham’s Goodbye to “Girls”

We’ve known this day was coming for a while now but that doesn’t make it any less emotional! Dunham announced at the beginning of the year that the sixth season of the hit show would be it’s last. She said that Hannah belongs in her twenties and as she approaches and enters her thirties she felt that the chapter had closed and said in an interview that she “feel(s) ready to turn my heart and soul and insides over to something else. It felt right to be turning 30 and moving into this decade with a clean slate.” Jenni Konner, long time friend and collaborator of Dunham’s who also directed the season five finale, has...

HBO Takes 6 More 2016 Emmys for a Grand Total of 22

HBO Takes 6 More 2016 Emmys for a Grand Total of 22

HBO may not have taken many more Emmys, to add to the 16 it won at the Creative Emmys on 09.11, but it grabbed some of the top categories once again. It makes its total stand at twenty-two wins, with FX following with eighteen. Here is the quick list of wins from the 09.18 event hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. HBO won the two top honors once again and that is a record in itself. The Outstanding Drama Series is GAME OF THRONES and Outstanding Comedy Series goes to VEEP. They held that title last year as well and HBO the only network in the past 40 years (NBC with Cheers & Hill Street Blues) to take both top shows. It also makes GOT the...

‘Girls’ Actor Peter Scolari Nabs An Emmy

‘Girls’ Actor Peter Scolari Nabs An Emmy

Yay, Peter Scolari snagged an Emmy (last week at the Creative Emmys) for his guest work on Girls, but he wasn’t supposed to have gotten it. Peter MacNicol was nominated for his role on VEEP. He was disqualified, however because his role fell out of the boundaries of a guest appearance as he was in over 50% of the season. Oops, that slipped Scolari into contention and looked what happened. Known best on HBO as Hannah Horvath’s ostentatious father Tad,  Peter Scolari has been nominated several times before but finally scored his first win. Tad’s character arc on the show has been, in my opinion, one of the more rewarding...

Movie Review: The Revenant

Movie Review: The Revenant

  The Revenant is the most recent movie by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It starts Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a tracker hired to help a group of trappers hunting in the wilderness for beaver pelts. After a vicious raid by Native Americans, the few surviving trappers need to circle around to get back to their outpost before they’re caught and promptly scalped. Things go south when Hugh is mauled by a bear and has to be carried. Unwilling to risk himself for Glass, the trapper Fitzgerald tries to put Glass out his misery but gets caught by Glass’s son who he in turn, silences. Miraculously, Glass survives through it all with...

Watch HBO’s High Maintenance Online or Streaming

Watch HBO’s High Maintenance Online or Streaming

If you’ve ever been part of a drug deal (and we’re using that phrase liberally) you know about the awkwardness of the whole thing. Buying an ounce of pot is difficult in the majority of states in America where it isn’t legal yet. HBO’s High Maintenance takes a hilarious web series focused on that interesting subject matter and gave it the budget and freedom to run with it all. There are a few different ways to watch High Maintenance online and we’ll go through them below. Most of them aren’t free but we’ll give you the details you’ll need to stream High Maintenance on a whim. Watch High...

HBO & Cinemax Make Their Way to Playstation 3, 4 and Vue

HBO & Cinemax Make Their Way to Playstation 3, 4 and Vue

It’s hard to imagine now but there was a time when HBO was not available on all devices. Before HBO Now and Go, you had to subscribe to traditional cable and add HBO to your package. Today is much different. People demand that HBO Now and Go become available on every device imaginable. It’s tough to be a coder at HBO these days because each device is different and you can’t support everything instantly. Frustrating but today HBO is announcing support for the Playstation platform. Here are the details: Home Box Office, Inc. announced an agreement to bring HBO and Cinemax to PlayStation™Vue, the pioneering Internet-based...

Natalie Portman Comes To HBO in Miniseries

Natalie Portman Comes To HBO in Miniseries

Marta Kauffman, of such works as HBO’s DREAM ON and also Friends, Joey and Grace & Frankie & has Natalie Portman slated for the miniseries WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES for HBO. Through her Okay Goodnight production company she has snagged the rights to the Karen Joy Fowler novel and apparently quickly got Portman interested. “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” is a twisty tale centered on university student Rosemary Cooke (Portman), whose complex and unusual upbringing is marred by the unexpected disappearance of a “twin sister” at the age of 5. Christopher Monger, the Emmy nominated co-writer of HBO’s...

HBO Eyes Rise of ISIS Story from Bradley Cooper

HBO Eyes Rise of ISIS Story from Bradley Cooper

Actor/Producer Bradley Cooper, who holds both positions for the series Limitless, has optioned the book “Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS” to become a miniseries for HBO with a number of partners. His Joint Effort production company, with partner Todd Phillips will serve as executive producers of the project. It will be penned by Gregg Hurwitz (Queen of the South) with Tim Van Patten (GAME OF THRONES) set to direct. The source material is a nonfiction tome by Joby Warrick and tells the story of the rise of ISIS, from its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its stunning success in Syria. The book tracks the group’s unlikely roots and...

VICE NEWS TONIGHT Pushed To October 10

VICE NEWS TONIGHT Pushed To October 10

It happens all the time. A production sets a launch date goal and when they get close they suddenly have to readjust the date. Some worry perhaps that it is because of production troubles the program in question is facing that pushes the debut date. For example, that is what happened to HBO Miniseries: LEWIS AND CLARK and we still have not heard if and when it will be finished. Other times a change of schedule occurs because the production just wants to make sure everything is perfect. We learned that was the case with WESTWORLD. Evidently that is also the case with HBO’s nightly news venture VICE NEWS TONIGHT. Smartly, to alleviate any...

HBO Creative Arts Emmy Wins 2016

HBO Creative Arts Emmy Wins 2016

The main Television Academy event, the Primetime Emmys, is not until Sunday, September 18, but the Creative Arts Emmys had its nights to shine over the course of two nights on Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. These awards are the technical and guest roles awards that are not part of the presentation of the big Best Actor, Actress and Show categories broadcast worldwide next week. According to the Academy site the award focuses primarily on key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts of television production, such as production design, casting, cinematography, costumes,...

WESTWORLD Planned For Five Seasons!

WESTWORLD Planned For Five Seasons!

Do you remember back when we were in a panic because Bad Robot had halted production of WESTWORLD? We thought that was a sign of problems with the series and that they might scrap or re-tool it? We were told that they were just trying to firm up some of the scripts before they moved forward. Liza Joy, showrunner alongside Jonathan Nolan said, “For the first half of the series we were writing while in production and we needed the time to catch up on scripts. Taking that time allowed us to really finesse all the storylines we set up – deepening character arcs and delving further into the series’ larger mythological questions.” Joy...

Vince Gilligan is Drinking Jim Jones’ Kool-Aid for HBO

Vince Gilligan is Drinking Jim Jones’ Kool-Aid for HBO

Man, Casey Bloys is working hard to make some content happen for HBO in the future. It seems the network has just snagged another potential project and this one is from Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul). He will be executive producer and write a limited series about the cult of Jim Jones. The limited series (I guess most shows will be of the limited variety from now on) has the title of RAVEN and will get us up close with Jim Jones, the infamous leader of the Peoples Temple cult who led his followers to a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978 when they drank poisoned Kool-Aid. Says our source the work is based...

Game of Thrones – Casting, Directors and ‘The Winds of Winter’

Game of Thrones – Casting, Directors and ‘The Winds of Winter’

Earlier reports that claimed acting veteran Angela Lansbury was set to make an appearance in the seventh series of HBO’s Game of Thrones have been dismissed. However fellow experienced and highly regarded actor Jim Broadbent is still in line to play an as yet unknown role in season seven of the hit fantasy show. German news site Bild originally claimed that actress Lansbury was ” …to play a guest role in two episodes”, but Lansbury, best known for her roles in Murder, She Wrote and adventure film Bedknobs and Broomsticks, looks like she isn’t heading for Westeros after all. Entertainment Weekly have...

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