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HBO & BBC Up For SHIBDEN HALL Limited Series

HBO & BBC Up For SHIBDEN HALL Limited Series

HBO has an acclaimed history working with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). They now add another production to the list entitled SHIBDEN HALL. It is said to be a limited dramatic series comprised of eight episodes and centers on one Anne Lister (pictured) and her quest to save her family home of Shibden Hall in Yorkshire, England. Evidently, Lister kept detailed diaries to which to draw from to bring the story to life. Our source details the plot as follows: Returning after years of exotic travel and social climbing, Anne determines to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, in Halifax. To do this, she must...

New Updated HBO Movie Premiere Opener

New Updated HBO Movie Premiere Opener

Back in the day, when HBO was building its channel it was proud to tout big theatrical premieres on Saturday nights. To usher in each movie there was always a stylized opener. I found a clip that illustrates the changing intros through the years. Watch it below. In the 1980’s the big splashy opening montage came to the screen, it is the one where we soar across the landscape and finally into the heavens where the HBO logo swoops in, and it stuck in everyone’s mind. It is in the montage above; remember it? Nowadays those graphics may not wow you, but the nostalgic impact of the clip and that stirring music sure do. It let you know that...

HBO Documentary Films: TICKLED and THE TICKLE KING

HBO Documentary Films: TICKLED and THE TICKLE KING

Overview: After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, pop-culture reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company behind it. Delving deeper, he encounters fierce resistance, and the more he investigates, the stranger it gets, leading to the discovery of decades of abuse. Compelling and disturbing, Tickled illustrates the damage that can result from wealth, privilege and an obsession with power and control. He contacts Jane O’Brien Media, the company responsible for the competitions. To his surprise, Farrier is met with a...

What’s On: HBO Schedule for March 2017

What’s On: HBO Schedule for March 2017

My how times flies. Here we are moving into March and as the months go on HBO tries to get us excited for its content. Two premieres happen in March, but mostly we have the continuation of our Sunday nights series. Many feel it is slim pickings, but there is still something on worth entertaining you whether you want to be there for the end of GIRLS or catch a movie you wouldn’t or couldn’t go to the Super 6 Cinema to see. Let’s see what HBO has to offer with What’s On.   Original Series: Based on Liane Moriarty’s best-selling book of the same name, the subversive, darkly comedic BIG LITTLE LIES tells the tale of three mothers...

VICE Season 5 Premiere: “Assad’s Syria” / “Cost of Climate Change”

VICE Season 5 Premiere: “Assad’s Syria” / “Cost of Climate Change”

Overview: As earlier reported VICE returns to HBO with a massive 30 installments from around the world in the fifth season. Each week hot topics about conflict, culture and science will be addressed by a staff of correspondents that seems to keep on growing. Of course, the news from around the globe keeps on amassing as well, and it takes a large news staff to go wherever the news arises. Some of the latest reports are in areas not often reached by mainstream news crews, but VICE braces itself and gets in there. Some of what they uncover can be unnerving, but it is all news that can either affect us as a global citizen or hit us close to...

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