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HBO Documentary Films: ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL

HBO Documentary Films: ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL

Overview: Although 44 years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade recognized a woman’s right to choose, abortion remains one of the most polarizing issues in America. Since 2011, more than half of the states have imposed significant restrictions on abortion, including in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open in the entire state, and patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period. ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL offers an intimate window into the lives of women living in Missouri. Tracy Droz Tragos (winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary for Rich...

Dolores’ Dad, Louis Herthum Becomes Regular on WESTWORLD S2

Dolores’ Dad, Louis Herthum Becomes Regular on WESTWORLD S2

Keep doling out the WESTWORLD tidbits, we’ll take them; here’s another one. After Talulah Riley’s upgrade comes veteran character actor Louis Herthum’s turn. You recognize him as Peter Abernathy, Dolores’ father. If you recall his scenario showed him resting on the porch as Dolores looked out across the range and contemplated on what scenario she’d play out that day. Peter’s goal seemed to be more oriented towards seeing her return at the end of each day and keeping her safe because she is a Host that seems to interact with Guests quite often. He is good in his role until, you know, he glitches. Hey, that’s right. He is one...

BIG LITTLE LIES Does Well For HBO

BIG LITTLE LIES Does Well For HBO

The more the limited series like BIG LITTLE LIES, THE YOUNG POPE and THE NIGHT OF do for HBO the more likely these types of programs are to make it on the screen. The latest, starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård and Laura Dern, had healthy numbers. The last episode of 04.02 entitled “You Get What You Need” drew 1.9 million viewers for the 9:00pm showing. That is good considering not everyone subscribes to the pay channel. That number is up from the 1.4 million viewers from the previous episode. Overall, the finale due to multiple airings tallied 2.5 million. Viewership was said to grow as the...

HBO Picks HARD KNOCKS For Four More Seasons But Yet To Pick 2017’s Team

HBO Picks HARD KNOCKS For Four More Seasons But Yet To Pick 2017’s Team

That’s right, though the lucky team faced with training camp scrutiny in 2017 has not been decided yet a mutual ruling has been declared that HBO Sports’ HARD KNOCK has been renewed for four more seasons. Here, in its entirety, is the official press release: NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 – HBO Sports, NFL Media and NFL Films announced today that they have reached agreement on a long-term extension of the HARD KNOCKS franchise, with this year’s five-episode season to begin Tuesday, Aug. 8. The first sports reality series, HARD KNOCKS debuted in summer 2001, becoming the most acclaimed sports reality franchise on TV and earning recognition...

HBO Documentary Films: ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

HBO Documentary Films: ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Overview: Incarcerated young people enter the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp Program in search of a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start. In this harsh, 16-week camp, drill instructors push inmates to their limit, but those who complete it can become constructive members of society who are substantially less likely to return to prison. The program reports a recidivism rate under 15%, while the national rate of prison recidivism is approximately 70%. Inspired by Dwayne Johnson’s own experiences with the law as a youth, Rock and a Hard Place is a passion...

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