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HBO Documentary Films Lineup for the Remainder of 2016

HBO Documentary Films Lineup for the Remainder of 2016

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2016. As of this posting we have already reviewed two of them: MEET THE DONORS? DOES MONEY TALK? which debuted 08.01.16 and HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT from 08.08.16. Some of the titles below reflect a jostling in the schedule. Some titles originally slated for the first half of the year have since been held until this latter half. At least we get them all in before the end of year as well as our reviews. Here is a look now of the slated documentaries for the remainder of 2016:   THREE DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS (debuting...

HBO Is Gearing Up for More Comedy Including from Tracey Ullman

HBO Is Gearing Up for More Comedy Including from Tracey Ullman

HBO was always a host for the comedic talents of so many performers over the years. It is an innumerable amount. There was always showcases like STANDING ROOM ONLY, ON LOCATION, HALF-HOUR COMEDY throughout the years. Then there was the specials featuring the likes of George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, and Robin Williams & on and on. The tradition continues in 2016 with new specials sketch comedy and stand-up. Below is an official press release highlighting the laughs to come including the return of Brit Tracey Ullman to HBO.        HBO CONFIRMS LINEUP OF COMEDY PROGRAMMING FOR UPCOMING MONTHS,  INCLUDING SOLO STAND-UP SPECIALS...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For September 2016

What’s On: HBO Schedule For September 2016

September is that time of year when all the channels, especially the broadcast ones, rush out their brightest and best with new episodes and new series. HBO plays a slightly different game. It doesn’t seem to go too hard in September to compete with the new launches, but holds back a bit and comes in hard a little later on in the year. That does not mean there is not something worth watching in the ninth month on our favorite home box office. The premiere movies, for example, are pretty darn good all month long. Below are some highlights of what is on for September 2016.     Original Series: There are two series debuts this month,...

HBO Documentary Films: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

HBO Documentary Films: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

Overview: In 1962, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut, aided by translator Helen Scott, spent a week in Hollywood with his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, discussing the director’s rich and extensive body of work, including Psycho and Vertigo. The resulting 1966 book of interviews, Hitchcock, became a celebrated bible of cinema for generations of filmmakers. Fifty years after its publication, Hitchcock/Truffaut brings this historic summit to life by combining rare original audio recordings and behind-the-scenes photos from the historic exchange. The film offers an eye-opening study of Hitchcock’s enduring genius and legacy, as the two men...

THE NIGHT OF: “Part VII: Ordinary Death” Review

THE NIGHT OF: “Part VII: Ordinary Death” Review

Almost every moment is more intense as we build up to the end and all sides are digging in to survive. At the trial the prosecution builds its case and the defense deflects what it can and continues searching all angles. As for Naz he seems settled in the Rikers life while those on the outside fight for him or damn him. Here is a Part VI recap before we see where this all leads in Part VII. Now the defense tries its luck. Some damning evidence faces Nasir Khan. We still don’t know, maybe he is guilty. Maybe, the life he has settled into at Riker’s is his only reality now ad yet the good fight is still fought in his name. Part VII:...

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