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DEADWOOD Movie & TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 Get Closer to Happening

DEADWOOD Movie & TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 Get Closer to Happening

Two acclaimed HBO series are getting closer to seeing their next incarnations and fans should be excited about it. Both David Milch’s DEADWOOD and Nick Pizzolatto’s TRUE DETECTIVE are moving forward with new developments. HBO’s Programming Chief Casey Bloys was happy to announce the news at July’s TCA event. DEADWOOD is finally moving to the big cinematic screen. The final script for the movie is in hand. Bloys said –  “He totally delivered on this. If we can do for the right budget it makes sense. We’re talking to directors and we’re getting the cast together, which is not an easy task. Then we’re inclined to do it...

David Chase Reflects on SOPRANOS Ten Years Later with Adriana’s Death

David Chase Reflects on SOPRANOS Ten Years Later with Adriana’s Death

June 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of THE SOPRANOS cutting to black on HBO. The final episode, “Made In America” debuted on 07.10.07. That episode and the eighty-five additional episodes before it, totaling six seasons, had everyone talking and also upped HBO’s game as a force to be reckoned on the TV landscape. Upon that anniversary, show creator David Chase had something to say. Out of all the moments created, from the ducks in the pool in the beginning to the Pine Barrens, to the severed head in the bowling bag to the onion rings in the final scene, he recently commented on just one scene. This writer remembers it well. It...

HBO Has A DEADWOOD Script According to Ian McShane

HBO Has A DEADWOOD Script According to Ian McShane

DEADWOOD aired on HBO from 2004 to 2006. That is over ten years ago and we have been waiting for a return to the South Dakota frontier ever since. Just look at what we have been saying for a while now:   –From Aug of ’15 is Are You Still Hoping For A DEADWOOD Movie? –From Jan. of ’16 is DEADWOOD TV Movie is “Going to Happen” –From July of ’16 is Ian McShane is Ready For More DEADWOOD Now we add big news to that list with more comment from Ian McShane who, of course, played Al Swearengen. While chatting with the Press about his stint in American Gods for Starz and unfortunately passed over by HBO, he let some...

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...

Happy 44th Birthday HBO!

Happy 44th Birthday HBO!

November 8th, 2016 is not just Election Day here in the U. S. A. but also the forty-fourth birthday of Home Box Office. As we have done the past few years we wish to draw your attention to that fact yet again. However, it gets harder to find cool, nostalgic clips to help celebrate. This year we just offer a hodge-podge of videos we trolled the depths of Internet hell to find. Enjoy! Since 11.08 is also Election Day we will start with these clips. In the first one Selina Meyer encourages you to vote: Also out there is this PSA: Now let’s just grit our teeth and get it done and move forward. Okay, let’s celebrate with some classic...

“Dance Your Cares Away” As FRAGGLE ROCK Returns to HBO!

“Dance Your Cares Away” As FRAGGLE ROCK Returns to HBO!

As the show used to say – “Dance your cares away; worries for another day. Let the music play; down at FRAGGLE ROCK!” And now you can all over again. HBO has announced that all five seasons, for a total of 96 episodes, of the iconic Jim Henson Company series will replay at HBO. This time around it is remastered to pop out at you in HD. Ohh. Ahhh.  The children’s show was a multinational endeavor that was produced between Canada, France, the U. K. and the U. S. via Jim Henson’s international company. Of course, it played on HBO here in America beginning in 1983. The multi-award winning series was a large draw for HBO and anchored...

Ian McShane is Ready for More DEADWOOD

Ian McShane is Ready for More DEADWOOD

We have all kind of done our on style of begging and wishing over David Milch’s DEADWOOD to return after hastily being taken off the air after its 2006 season. Here it is almost ten years later (its last episode aired 08.27.06) and we are still waiting for anything, a big screen movie, a TV movie, a limited series to continue the story that ended too soon. Ideally, of course, we want all the original players to return. Even though they have successfully moved on we would still what the likes of Timothy Olyphant, Powers Boothe, John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Kim Dickens, Paula Malcomson and all the rest to return. And the show certainly would...

Gary Shandling, Who Was HBO’s LARRY SANDERS, Has Died

Gary Shandling, Who Was HBO’s LARRY SANDERS, Has Died

Surely you know by now that American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Garry Shandling died on 03.24.16 at the age of 66.  HBO stated, “Garry ushered in the modern period of original programming at HBO with his brilliant masterpiece, The Larry Sanders Show. All of us at HBO have a special place in our hearts for him, not only for his enormous talent but for his kindness and decency. We will miss him terribly.” He was a comedic master of observational comedy and satire and played it up well. Before that though his start in the industry was writing for the sitcoms Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter if you...

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