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Game of Thrones S7: “Beyond the Wall”

Aug 21, 2017

“Beyond the Wall” sees many of our protagonists (depending on how you feel about some of these guys) teaming up to go beyond the wall, into the wintery north lands in order to find a Wight....

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

JB Smoove Drops CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Season 9 Debut Date

Jun 4, 2017

Evidently, JB Smoove cannot curb his enthusiasm for his TV gig as a part of the ensemble cast of Larry David’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. The actor behind the character Leon, who is Larry’s...

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Ballers

HBO Renews Both BALLERS and INSECURE For 2018

Aug 8, 2017

We hope you enjoying the respective seasons of Dwayne Johnson’s BALLERS and Issa Rae’s INSECURE because you are going to see more of them. Via a press release,  HBO has announced that both...

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The Deuce

THE DEUCE Debuts September 10, 2017

Jun 3, 2017

Hey, you are either a David Simon fan or you’re not and if you are then you are happy to know that his latest, THE DEUCE, has announced a premiere date and a tease for us. But first, let’s...

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Big Little Lies Finale: “You Get What You Need”

Big Little Lies Finale: “You Get What You Need”

Big Little Lies is a good example what sets HBO apart from other broadcasters. While it may not go down as a title that people will think of first when they hear the word “HBO” like Game of Thrones or The Sopranos, it doesn’t fail to deliver as a cinematic work made for the small screen. It is a risk to tell a story that opens so many questions right out of the gate and answer very few of them. It puts a lot of pressure on the final episode to tie up every loose end and present it as a gift to the viewer that watched every moment up until this point. While this series felt like a journey that lives up to the saying “It’s not about...

HBO Picks HARD KNOCKS For Four More Seasons But Yet To Pick 2017’s Team

HBO Picks HARD KNOCKS For Four More Seasons But Yet To Pick 2017’s Team

That’s right, though the lucky team faced with training camp scrutiny in 2017 has not been decided yet a mutual ruling has been declared that HBO Sports’ HARD KNOCK has been renewed for four more seasons. Here, in its entirety, is the official press release: NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 – HBO Sports, NFL Media and NFL Films announced today that they have reached agreement on a long-term extension of the HARD KNOCKS franchise, with this year’s five-episode season to begin Tuesday, Aug. 8. The first sports reality series, HARD KNOCKS debuted in summer 2001, becoming the most acclaimed sports reality franchise on TV and earning recognition...

HBO Documentary Films: ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

HBO Documentary Films: ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Overview: Incarcerated young people enter the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp Program in search of a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start. In this harsh, 16-week camp, drill instructors push inmates to their limit, but those who complete it can become constructive members of society who are substantially less likely to return to prison. The program reports a recidivism rate under 15%, while the national rate of prison recidivism is approximately 70%. Inspired by Dwayne Johnson’s own experiences with the law as a youth, Rock and a Hard Place is a passion...

Movie Review: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Movie Review: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was released in 2016 and is a continuation of a popular British TV series which dominated the airwaves in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The series followed dysfunctional best friends Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), who both have considerable money under their belts, as they saunter and smoke their way through their more mature years. Indulging in alcohol, cigarettes and recreational drugs, the flamboyant pair find themselves in a constant slew of trouble, often as a result of their childish and immature behavior. Saffron, Eddy’s daughter, is always the butt of their...

Birth Rights and Deadly Wights: New Game of Thrones S7 Trailer Drops

Birth Rights and Deadly Wights: New Game of Thrones S7 Trailer Drops

Yesterday, HBO brightened everyone’s Thursday a little when they released the first trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7. In a departure from the frantic, information-packed trailers of past years, this one focuses only on a few characters and sets a dark, brooding tone for the upcoming season, which will premiere later this year on July 16th. HBO has been largely reticent about what the upcoming season will hold, and it continues this trend in the new trailer, which tells us little, instead, reaffirming the stakes, and reminding us of successes some main characters have enjoyed. The scene is set, the rulers are seated, but above it...

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Wraps Up Filming on Season 9

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Wraps Up Filming on Season 9

It seems just like a few days ago that HBO announced that the long awaited Season Nine of Larry David’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM was going to happen. It seems like just yesterday that JB Smoove walked up on David’s dressing room trailer on the first day of filming. Now we have word that production has wrapped up on that ninth season. That means it is a good chance that we see the series return in late 2017. You know, they have to promote it with key art and promos and get those billboards printed and such. Maybe, some teaser clip will drop with THE LEFTOVERS or definitely by GAME OF THRONES in July. We will impatiently wait for it. The...

HBO/RAI Production of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Miniseries A Go

HBO/RAI Production of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Miniseries A Go

An HBO Press release drops news of a unique miniseries event that just got the greenlight. Here in its entirety is what we received: HBO-RAI ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, BASED ON THE BESTSELLING BOOK BY ELENA FERRANTE, TO BEGIN PRODUCTION THIS SUMMER ——– Saverio Costanzo Directs All Eight Episodes; Produced By Lorenzo Mieli And Mario Gianani For Wildside And Domenico Procacci For Fandango ——– For Immediate Release When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and...

Rumors of Pizzolatto & Milch Working On TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3

Rumors of Pizzolatto & Milch Working On TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3

Any possibility of a continuation of the TRUE DETECTIVE series by Nic Pizzolatto has been a slow and agonizing process, but word has come out that he is getting a valuable assist. David Milch, creator/writer of such works as the classic NYPD Blue and HBO’s DEADWOOD, JOHN FROM CINCINNATI and the short-lived LUCK, is said to be picking up the pen to help flesh out a Season Three of the anthology show. This news has been buzzing about, but there is not much to say on the matter. It has not been defined exactly what Mr. Milch would be doing with the project. It has already been confirmed that Pizzolatto has a concept and has written the first...

What’s On: HBO Schedule for April 2017

What’s On: HBO Schedule for April 2017

Spring is here and HBO is budding with all kinds of entertainment choices. April is jam packed full of sports, movies, commentary and great series. We say goodbye to BIG LITTLE LIES and GIRLS and start the end of THE LEFTOVERS. Plus, we are rocking it out at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the squared ring and on SESAME STREET. There is so much to explore that we better keep this intro short & sweet like an Easter treat. Here is What’s On For April 2017. View the full schedule of premieres here.     Original Series: Let’s start with the three series wrapping it up. The subversive, darkly comedic BIG LITTLE LIES, directed by...

Girls: “Bounce”

Girls: “Bounce”

Last week, Hannah shared her news with Marnie, whose life seems to finally be imploding around her. But while Hannah is determined not to tell the father of her baby, everyone else has some strong opinions about that very idea.  Meanwhile, Elijah’s love for acting is rekindled and how that fire burns! Since Girls is coming to a close, it was finally time for an Elijah-centric episode. We got to celebrate him in all his sarcastic and wondrously adorable glory. But we also get to see some other characters have some revelations. After the opinions last week about Hannah telling the father Paul-Louis about the baby, she finally decides...

Big Little Lies: “Burning Love”

Big Little Lies: “Burning Love”

Last week, we saw Jane continue to struggle with the school as they remain unsure of Ziggy.  Their uncertainty mostly at the behest of parents who continue to squabble.  She also makes a trek to meet the possible Mr. Saxon, who turns out not to be the one. Celeste continues going to therapy, without Perry, which leads the therapist into raising some difficult questions. Madeline tries to cut herself off from her previous tryst, feeling that she’s jeopardized her marriage enough and wants to fix things. Now, this week brings a fresh set of stresses to Monterey as Madeline’s play officially opens.  Her past catches up with her,...

Talulah Riley Becomes WESTWORLD Regular

Talulah Riley Becomes WESTWORLD Regular

We will take any news about WESTWORLD we can get, right? Especially since we have to wait until 2018 to see the second season. We also need little reason to binge Season One yet again, right? Well, the next time you do watch it focus on actress Talulah Riley because she will be credited a series regular come the sophomore season. Who does she play? Well, one of the Hosts with the most. She is the character of Angela. She appeared in six episodes as the, for the lack of a better term, “Greeter Host” to guests and has had that function for quite some time. Whenever a visitor arrives at the park she is as the first to greet them before they...

THE KNICK Finally Officially Cancelled

THE KNICK Finally Officially Cancelled

It took Cinemax long enough to make the official call, and we knew it was, unfortunately, true anyway, but it has finally declared THE KNICK dead on the table. What, its last episodes were in December of 2015?  In a statement the president of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, Kary Antholis stated that –  “After a critically acclaimed two-season run of The Knick on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series. Despite our pride in and affection for the series, as well as our respect for and gratitude towards Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original...

Movies on HBO: Independence Day: Resurgence

Movies on HBO: Independence Day: Resurgence

HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, a sequel to the 1996 original. Nevertheless, we draw your attention to this film as it debuts on HBO on SATURDAY, MARCH 25 at 8:00pm. The question lies on whether we needed a return to the caliber of the alien attacks from two decades ago? And with the advances in CGI in that time does new, exciting effects draw us in? You tell us in the Comments below. In answer to those questions, it is clear that director Roland Emmerich thinks so. He helmed both the original and this sequel so evidently, he saw something new to tell and a bold way. Dean Devin...

Girls: “Full Disclosure”

Girls: “Full Disclosure”

The episode starts off with Marnie and Hannah preparing a dinner because Hannah has news. Marnie is aware that this is the purpose of the meal but wastes no time talking about herself. Ray broke up with her. For whatever reason, this news could not wait until later. It’s because of reasons like this that it’s really difficult to care about Marnie. She’s always thinking about herself. Hannah shares with her the fact that she’s pregnant to an unexpected response of support. It doesn’t last long until the question comes up about whether or not Hannah should tell the father. This is one of the reasons I like Girls: it can be weird, it...

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