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HBO Documentary Films: BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS

HBO Documentary Films: BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS

Overview: The story of a family’s complicated love, BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity. Fisher and her mother, Reynolds, live in the same Beverly Hills compound. The 83-year-old grand dame has a Las Vegas act, but performing is taking its toll. Carrie’s response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Featuring vintage family films that bring iconic old-world Hollywood to life, as well as extensive vérité footage, the film is directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens and screened at the Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals in...

Alan Ball Continues Casting of Next HBO Series

Alan Ball Continues Casting of Next HBO Series

It does not have a title yet, but it is shaping up a bit of a cast list. “It” is the newest series coming from Alan Ball (at right) for HBO. We already know that Ball, behind the favorites SIX FEET UNDER, TRUE BLOOD and Cinemax’s BANSHEE, is creating what is called a ‘tragicomic meditation’ starring Helen Hunt. As a reminder of the project we take you back to our 09.18.16 post which told us the following:    It is about a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep...

HARD KNOCKS 2017 – The Short List

HARD KNOCKS 2017 – The Short List

HBO has not dropped anything official about which NFL team will be the focus of HARD KNOCKS in August 2017. It is too early for it to so. But the buzz about it does drop early every year. It proves to be one of the biggest casting questions of the year for the network. Those familiar with the sports series knows the criteria that make a team eligible for the yearly scrutiny. A team cannot be selected if they were in the playoffs in either of the last two seasons, if they have a first-year head coach or if they have been on the program at any point in the last 10 years. That is exempt, however, if any ball club chooses to volunteer for the...

Movies on HBO: Demolition

Movies on HBO: Demolition

HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review DEMOLITION with Jake Gyllenhaal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to draw your attention to this R-rated comedy-drama playing on HBO. The 100-minute film  from Fox Searchlight debuts SATURDAY, JANUARY 07 at 10:00pm. It will then appear across the channels as well as on HBONow/Go. Below is HBO’s quick promo: That doesn’t really give us much, does it? It is a relationship drama that centers on Jake’s character Davis Mitchell. Very simply, Davis is a successful investment banker at a firm founded and run by his father-in-law Phil. His wife, Julia, is driving them when...

Goodbye 2016, Hello HBO in 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello HBO in 2017

Every year after Christmas we have awaited the drop of the Yearender clip. It was always that moment that we relived the highlights of the year past and looked forward in anticipation to what was in store for the year ahead as far as our favorite programming was concerned. Well, the end is nigh and no such video clip is in sight. Actually, such cinematic highlights have already been revealed and have been out for quite a while. Do these serve as our big Yearender clip? Apparently so. SO at this time we will post them and take a look at what was the highlights of 2016 and what waits for us in 2017. Enjoy! First is the piece entitled “2016...

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