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HBO Documentary Films for the First Half of 2017; Our Favorites from 2016

HBO Documentary Films for the First Half of 2017; Our Favorites from 2016

The lineup of documentary films is in. HBO announced the forthcoming films at the Television Critic Association Winter Panel the other day and also put out the following press release:   HBO ANNOUNCES DOCUMENTARY LINEUP FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2017 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2017 – HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including Peter Kunhardt’s BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky’s CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria; Irene Taylor Brodsky’s chilling BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN,...

HBO Stars Talk About Their Respective Shows at TCA

HBO Stars Talk About Their Respective Shows at TCA

The Television Critics Association hosts two big panel discussions a year with network leaders, showrunners and stars to excite them about the upcoming slate of shows. HBO had its turn at the Winter Panel recently and below are snippets from that event. Naturally, everyone involved in their respective shows showed praise and hype for what is about to come to the HBO screen of your choice. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, both leads and executive producers from the upcoming limited series BIG LITTLE LIES, showed pride for their project. Kidman said, “This piece for me was the story of women that I know, and it was a way which we could...

Cinemax Gets Mike Judge’s Return to Animation

Cinemax Gets Mike Judge’s Return to Animation

Do any of you remember “heh-heh” Beavis and Butthead? Perhaps you recall Hank Hill and his Arles, Texas brood in King of the Hills? Mike Judge, long before his stint as co-creator of HBO’s SILICON VALLEY, generated these mentioned animated works for MTV and Fox, respectively. Well, he now returns to animation with a signed on series for Cinemax. Not many details are known about the work, but enough to perhaps pique some interest. The work is entitled MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS and is slated for an eight-episode run (at least to start). It is said it will draw from the many stories told upon the old tour buses of some...

HBO Obtains the Documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA

HBO Obtains the Documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA

HBO acquires the U. S. TV rights to air Evgeny Afineevsky’s CRIES FROM SYRIA. The documentary is to premiere March 13 across the platforms. Here is the official press release: NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2017 – HBO has acquired U.S. TV rights to the searing documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA, by Oscar® nominee Evgeny Afineevsky (pictured), ahead of its world premiere in the Documentary Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22. This harrowing account of the Syrian civil war from the inside out is Afineevsky’s follow-up to the Emmy®- and Oscar®-nominated “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.” The deal was...

Movies on HBO: Now You See Me 2

Movies on HBO: Now You See Me 2

HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review NOW YOU SEE ME 2 with the prestidigitation laden Four Horseman but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to draw your attention to this action movie rated PG-13. It clocks in at 115-minutes and is, of course, the 2016 sequel to the original 2013 film that we reviewed here. The movie from Lionsgate debuts SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 at 8:00pm. It will then appear across the channels as well as on HBONow/Go. Below is HBO’s quick promo:  Just what is going down for this elite pack (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplin; replacing pregnant Isla Fisher) of Las...

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