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Announcing the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERT and Inductees

Announcing the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERT and Inductees

The last time we mentioned the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event we announced the nominees. Now via a Press release we announce the actual 2016 Inductees and the HBO concert of the ceremony. The names of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 Inductees have been released. They are: Performer Category: Cheap Trick Chicago Deep Purple W.A. Steve Miller Ahmet Ertegun Non-Performer Category: Bert Berns   The 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the second time. The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND Review

WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND Review

The other weekend comedienne Whitney Cummings fulfilled a career long dream to have an HBO Special and her wish came through and she thanked HBO kindly for it. Here is a press release announcing the gig: The whip-smart actress-comedian who co-created the hit series 2 Broke Girls headlines her first HBO stand-up special when WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND debuted SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 at 10:00pm. Taped at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Cal., the special features Cummings’ unfiltered observations on modern gender dynamics, as she skewers the paradoxes of sex and relationships in an age when women have more power and independence...

Two HBO Films, CONFIRMATION and ALL THE WAY, Plus LADY DAY… Slated for this Spring

Two HBO Films, CONFIRMATION and ALL THE WAY, Plus LADY DAY… Slated for this Spring

We knew that HBO FILMS: CONFIRMATION and HBO FILMS: ALL THE WAY had to be in the can and ready to air, but we couldn’t lock down dates. Unfortunately, we still can’t but we are a bit closer; they debut in April and May respectively. With HBO’s presence at the Television Critics Association event recently they have confirmed the works are about to air and we around here we are anticipating their arrival. You can be assured HBOWatch will watch and review each in turn.  From the official Press Release – KERRY WASHINGTON, WENDELL PIERCE AND GREG KINNEAR STAR IN HBO FILMS’ CONFIRMATION, THE STORY OF THE EXPLOSIVE CLARENCE...

J. COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING Debuts January 09, 2016

J. COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING Debuts January 09, 2016

The weekend for J. Cole is upon us. This writer will admit that I don’t know who he is or one note of his music but I will soon as is hot Hip-Hop album has topped the charts and warranted this Concert Special via Jay-Z’s development deal with HBO.  To help build up the hype a series of small clips have been released of a behind-the-scenes documentary leading up to this tour and Cole’s filming of it in his hometown. Hey, this shouldn’t be any surprise look what Jay-Z did for Beyonce. Anywhere, here is one of those clips followed by the official press release:   COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING, FEATURING ONE OF MUSIC’S...

U2 Concert Rescheduled for 12.07.15

U2 Concert Rescheduled for 12.07.15

This just goes to show that the Free World may get knocked down and the wind knocked out of it, but it will get right back up, catch its breath and get right back to it. The Paris terrorist attacks have not prevented the band U2 and its fans to reassemble in that city and enjoy each other’s company around some good music and spectacle. Here are all the details via an HBO Press Release. U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DEC. 7, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO   U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS, the first HBO concert special by the 22-time Grammy-winning band, has been rescheduled for MONDAY, DECEMBER 07...

U2 Cancels Live Paris Concert To Air on HBO

U2 Cancels Live Paris Concert To Air on HBO

Update: A chance to film in Paris is closed. The Sunday concert was also cancelled. After leaving flowers at a curbside memorial U2 returned home.   The band U2 has made the following announcement:   As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned. U2 and Live Nation, along with HBO who were due to live broadcast the Saturday concert, are fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time.   “We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their...

Just A Reminder – AMY SCHUMER LIVE AT THE APOLLO Is Airing on HBO

Just A Reminder –  AMY SCHUMER LIVE AT THE APOLLO Is Airing on HBO

I think it is really difficult to review a stand-up comedy routine. Everyone’s taste in what is funny and what is not is is unique. I might go off on declaring the gig by this big popular comedienne as the best thing going, but if you found her too offensive it just wouldn’t matter what I said. Hell, if you think she’s too vulgar then you wouldn’t last too long at this special anyway. She is quite comfortable in being raunchy. Some critics also have been slinging accusations as of late that she is out and out racist. Of course, her act is cleaned up, at least in that regard, for this HBO Special. What, you say? Cleaned up for HBO?...

Reminder to Watch – FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD

Reminder to Watch – FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD

After the Saturday Night debut of Ben Stiller’s NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB stick around for a comedy stint from Will Ferrell as he pays a humorous homage to Baseball. His special, which we brought to your attention back on March, debuts SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 10:00pm. HBO is doing some odd marketing, or at least this writer thinks so, with this sports-themed event. It joins 7 DAYS IN HELL, which aired in July, as a ‘sports documentary’ instead of calling each of them a ‘comedy special.’ I mentioned this back at the tennis spoof review as well. I guess it doesn’t really matter as long as we get the content. Here...

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