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HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Blu-Ray & DVD Review

HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Blu-Ray & DVD Review

  HBOWatch has been fortunate enough to obtain an advanced copy of HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA for review. The street date of its release, in both Blu-Ray with Digital Copy and in DVD format, will be Tuesday, September 17, 2013. More details about the discs after a bit of a recap.  As glittering and outrageous as Liberace himself, this movie takes a look at the flamboyant entertainer’s private world, focusing on his tempestuous relationship with Scott Thorson, his young live-in lover for five years. Based on Thorson’s tell-all memoir Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace,...

Matt Damon to Colbert: “It’s Not TV. It’s HBO.”

Matt Damon to Colbert: “It’s Not TV.  It’s HBO.”

Last week on the Colbert Report Behind the Candelabra’s Matt Damon tried to save Stephen from an overturned vending machine. The ungrateful host decied to take jabs at the award winning actor as blood leaked from his crushed body. Needless to say Matt reminded him that HBO isn’t just TV. Here’s the clip: Colbert: And those Bourne films were a few years ago now… what have you been doing lately? Damon: I will have you know that HBO’s Behind the Candelabra with Michael Douglas recieved 15 Emmy nominations… Colbert: Yeah but that’s TV. Damon:...

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Still In The News

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Still In The News

Since the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has just nominated the movie for a total of fifteen Emmys it appears Behind the Candelabra has aged quite well.  But, don’t forget it is also just now appearing in cinemas overseas. That is why the movie was allowed to appear at the Cannes International Film Festival. First, here is a quick look at how well it did here in America:  On its premiere run the HBO Film was seen by 2.4 million viewers. That is the most viewers for a made-for-HBO movie since HBO Films: SOMETHING THE LORD MADE aired in 2004. It holds the record at 2.6 million...

HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Review

HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Review

Overview: Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly...

Premiering 05.26 – HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Premiering 05.26 – HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

There is plenty happening on HBO and we at HBOWatch try to cover it all. So, with that in mind, there is one such offering that warrants some attention this weekend. It is HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELEBARA, which premieres in place of GAME OF THRONES, VEEP & FAMILY TREE Sunday night (05.26) at 9:00pm. To get you in the mood for this glitzy bio-drama about entertainer Liberace and his tumultuous relationship with Scott Thorson here are some TnT’s (Teases/Trailers) that  contain good background information. We start with “An Invitation To The Set.” There is really no surprise here....

Game of Thrones Takes Memorial Day Hiatus

Game of Thrones Takes Memorial Day Hiatus

Wait wait wait! You mean, I don’t get to find out what happens to Tyrion and the gang until 2 weeks from now?!  But Dany! And Robb! And Sansa! And Arya and the Hound! And and and!… With so much about to happen and only two - 2! - episodes left, I just don’t know what I’m going to do with myself.  I guess I could start weeding my garden… break out the lawnmower… clean the swimming pool… actually participate in the world… So what a cliffhanger. Poor Gendry, at the mercy of Melisandre and Stannis. And just what can or will Davos do? Those...

Matt Damon & Michael Douglas Get Naked in Newest Trailer

Matt Damon & Michael Douglas Get Naked in Newest Trailer

This must be what Perez was talking about the other day.  The soon-to-be infamous bathtub scene from HBO’s upcoming film: Behind the Candelabra.  We’ve seen pictures of the actors in costume and been teased with a premiere date but take a look at the first trailer with actual footage from: Naked celebrities aside the film does look interesting to say the least.  Get the full Monty on May 26th at 9PM.  Only from HBO...

Quix Pix – BEHIND THE CANDELABRA in EW

Quix Pix – BEHIND THE CANDELABRA in EW

Gracing the cover of the next Entertainment Weekly  (on newsstands 03.08) is Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in character for HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Since it is a cover shot there must be a featured article contained within the pages. It could possibly talk about an on-set visit to the film or at least offer some quotes from the actors and/or director Soderbergh about the uncomfortable portrayals the actors put themselves in to get this story told. Here is the glittery shot and EW’s coverage. HBO Films: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA premieres...

HBO FILMS: Behind the Candelabra Premiere Date & Teaser

HBO FILMS: Behind the Candelabra Premiere Date & Teaser

Behind the Candelabra should catch your attention at the mention of the main characters: Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson.  But the new HBO film also has a well known helmsmen: Stephen Soderbergh.  Tonight HBO released the first teaser trailer for the new TV movie that also reveals the premiere date of May 26th. We were hoping to see some footage from the actual show but I suppose this will have to do for now.  Expect to see more at the big Game of Thrones premiere on March 31.  We’ve updated our HBO series schedule with this new air date. Big things...

Quix Pix: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Quix Pix: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

Here is the latest picture from BEHIND THE CANDELABRA featuring the two leads Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson. The HBO FILM should premiere sometime in the next couple of months. HBOWatch wil have the specifies as the become...

In Production: PHIL SPECTOR; BEHIND THE CANDELABRA and More

In Production: PHIL SPECTOR; BEHIND THE CANDELABRA and More

 To throw a little variety onto the site today here is a quick post about some of the upcoming programming ahead. In fact, some of these these titles are in post-production or actually already “in the can” as they say.  First up is HBO FILMS: PHIL SPECTOR. It debuts on Sunday, 03.24.13 at 9:00pm. I know this was in production but had no idea it was premiering so soon. You do know Phil Spector, right? In the 1960’s & ‘70’s he was one of the top music producers and songwriters in the biz. He was the money man behind The Beatles’ Let It Be album, co-wrote the chart topper...

HBO Biopic to Star Matt Damon, Michael Douglas

HBO Biopic to Star Matt Damon, Michael Douglas

Director Steven Soderbergh will helm the new HBO project, a biography picture about Liberace, an American pianist and vocalist whose flamboyant exess both on and off the stage grabbed the worlds attention in the 60′s and 70′s. “This is a story that’s going to surprise a lot of people,” HBO Films president Len Amato said Tuesday in announcing the casting. “It’s funny, heartbreaking and always fascinating, and we are delighted that Jerry and Steven brought the film to HBO. With Steven at the helm, directing such accomplished actors as Michael Douglas...

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