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George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

Jul 26, 2014

Right on the heels of the Season 5 casting news, renowned author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, has announced that he will not be writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season...

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True Blood

True Blood: An Inside look at Comic-Con 2014

Jul 27, 2014

There was definitely a bittersweet feeling when looking at the stream of incoming Comic-Con pictures and tidbits.  Most diehard fans find themselves anxiously counting down the days until the...

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The Leftovers

The Leftovers Season 1: “Gladys”

Jul 28, 2014

“One of our…” Anyone who has watched The Leftovers so far has surely experienced at least one moment of discomfort when it comes to the Guilty Remnant. As someone who read the book, I...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Getaway

Jul 26, 2014

Many times in reviews the term “mindless entertainment” is thrown around, with such ease that the term itself has become a cliché. However for a film as clichéd and campy as Getaway it’s...

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Latest HBO News

LAST WEEK TONIGHT Episode 3 – Old White Dicks & Climate Change Deniers

LAST WEEK TONIGHT Episode 3 – Old White Dicks & Climate Change Deniers

I wasn’t sure I was going to do this every week, but here I am with another LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JON OLIVER piece. The only reason I am posting this really is because of the comments I made in last week’s post. I had noted the censored images that appeared in the telecast and they were not just blurred imagery but black barred ones. My thought was like “Hey, doesn’t John Oliver realize yet that he is on HBO? Well lucky for us and Mr. Oliver in Episode Three, which debuted on 05.12, he did acknowledge and use to his advantage the fact that he was indeed on HBO. Did you see this? He was in the midst of talking about an election...

Update: TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

Update: TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

Update: Brad Pitt Takes on Second Season of  TRUE DETECTIVE?  We know, we know, we can go round and round on this topic, but go ahead and admit it, that this is fun! The rumor below has been out there for a while, but we can one-up it one better now. Here it is –  Brad Pitt is this close to signing on for Season Two of TRUE DETECTIVE and supposedly it is only a matter of scheduling it around his existing projects.  We discovered this news via The Daily Star, a UK website, which, for some reason has awesome intelligence over here to pick up on this news before anyone in the U. S. does.  Now make no mistake that Brad Pitt has been close...

HBO Documentary Films: THE DEAD MOTHERS’ CLUB

HBO Documentary Films: THE DEAD MOTHERS’ CLUB

Overview: THE (DEAD MOTHERS) CLUB tells the story of three women whose paths never cross, yet are bound by the shared experience of losing their mothers during adolescence, exploring each one’s sometimes-complex relationship with her mother. Directed by first-time filmmakers Carlye Rubin and Katie Green, who are themselves members of “the club,” it also includes insights from Rosie O’Donnell (one of the executive producers), Molly Shannon and Jane Fonda, who share their own experiences with losing a mother.  At a baby shower in New York City, Leticia, a 29-year-old with Brazilian roots, celebrates the impending birth of her first...

George R.R Martin Types with One Finger

George R.R Martin Types with One Finger

To some of you this may be hilarious and to others: total sadness. George R.R Martin, author of the notoriously long A Song of Ice and Fire novels of which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based, has been hounded by fans who want what would be the sixth novel in the series sooner rather than later.  There have also been concerns that the series will catch up to the novels which is a big problem for some readers. Needless to say the lengthy, complex tomes have not been released quickly in the past. Fans have been waiting for the sixth novel, The Winds of Winter since 2011 with no firm release date on record as of today. This latest revelation...

A Few Tidbits on True Detective Season 2

A Few Tidbits on True Detective Season 2

Becoming a striking hit with an 11 million viewer fan-base in its first season, it’s pretty assuring that True Detective will be back for a second season. Identified as an anthologized series – the show will completely scrap its cast, characters, and storyline to start afresh in Season 2. And with a generic series title like ‘True Detective’, it gives show creator Nic Pizzolatto the chance to truly take the next season practically wherever and whenever he wants. We know fans have been clamoring for any and all news in relation to the second season. And the Brad Pitt rumors didn’t help!  While we don’t even have an...

Game of Thrones 4.06 Review – The Laws of Gods and Men

Game of Thrones 4.06 Review – The Laws of Gods and Men

“Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores.” Directed by: Alik Sakharov Written by: Bryan Cogman A pairing of Alik Sakharov and Bryan Cogman carries with it the inherent promise of greatness, as proven by Season 2′s “What Is Dead May Never Die”, one of the best episodes of the show thus far. “The Laws of Gods and Men” delivered well upon that promise, at least for the most part. Sakharov is a veteran of the show at this stage (not to mention a HBO veteran), while Cogman has always had a deft hand at adapting A Song of Ice and Fire very faithfully on...

VICE Season Two; Episode 8 Review

VICE Season Two; Episode 8 Review

Overview: As humanity’s appetite for energy grows exponentially, the extraction industry scrambles to the most remote regions on Earth to satisfy demand. In the underdeveloped Melanesian country of Papua New Guinea, America’s Exxon Mobil has staked its claim to a $19 billion liquid natural-gas project expected to start production in late 2014. While some see Exxon’s mammoth presence as the catalyst that will usher the country into the 21st century, others predict the initiative could plunge its people into civil war. VICE heads to Papua New Guinea to investigate the venture and its potential consequences.   Over the past three...

HARD KNOCKS 2014 Still Up For Grabs

HARD KNOCKS 2014 Still Up For Grabs

I chose SI.com, which is Sports Illustrated, over a number of sites, as a source for the following report – the NFL has not made a decision yet on the team showcased on the 2014 edition of HARD KNOCKS. However, the surprising news is that the ball organization will not have to force a team into that spotlight.  It appears that the few teams that were on the short list of eligibility don’t have to sweat it because a number of ball clubs have thrown their helmets into the ring and have volunteered to be on HARD KNOCKS. Hell, a year ago the show was hard pressed to find a team to feature.   Now here is the problem now faced by the NFL and...

Here is The Buzz About the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Here is The Buzz About the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Back on 04.10 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held their 2014 Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, NY and HBO was there to film the event. It has since packaged up the footage and will present that finished product across HBO’s platforms on 05.31 and throughout June. In anticipation of that televised event here is a reminder of the list of inductees and an HBO Buzz clip.  The 2014 Inductees are Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates (Darryl Hall and John Oates), Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, David Grohl and John Novoselic), KISS (Peter Criss, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Paul Frehley), Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel,...

Katt Williams’ Style of Comedy Returns to HBO

Katt Williams’ Style of Comedy Returns to HBO

  On 05.17 director Spike Lee will be calling the shots for the taping of a live Katt Williams standup comedy routine. The performance will be edited and packaged for airing on HBO later this year. It will be taped at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Quebec, Canada.  The upcoming comedy special is not the first time Katt has appeared on HBO. All his previous visits have been spread out over a few years with film and TV roles in between. It can also be noted that a total of nine different arrests over the years has not seem to affect his career much. His first foray in front of HBO’s cameras was in 2006 with THE PIMP CHRONICLES,...

Paquin/Moyer Staying In Business With HBO

Paquin/Moyer Staying In Business With HBO

We are all full aware that the fangs will be bared one last time this summer as TRUE BLOOD winds down its story. But it appears, after all that is said and done, Anna Paquin and her husband Stephen Moyer plan on sticking around HBO. The fangtastic couple have their own production company now, called CASM, which has just struck a development deal with Home Box Office. Apparently any deal made will be the first TV deal for CASM, but it has already had successful projects on the big screen. CASM Films was behind Free Ride with Paquin and is steering towards bringing Columbia written by and starring TRUE BLOOD co-star Denis O’Hare and to be...

Boardwalk Empire Season 4 on DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date

Boardwalk Empire Season 4 on DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date

The Emmy Award winning Boardwalk Empire is back on August 19, 2014 when the fourth season debuts on Blu-ray , DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-ray set also comes with a Digital HD copy. After barely surviving an overthrow attempt by gangster Gyp Rossetti, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk.  However, the calm will be short-lived, as Nucky faces new challenges, including a clash with a violent Harlem power-broker, a battle with his brother Eli over Eli’s college-age son, and the irresistible lure of lucrative – and perilous – opportunities in Florida. Featuring “achingly good...

A LAST WEEK TONIGHT Web Exclusive Interview

A LAST WEEK TONIGHT Web Exclusive Interview

Hey, I thought John Oliver was supposed to do a weekly interview on LAST WEEK TONIGHT? Now I am not going to grumble too hard here but two installments in and the show has tweaked its format. If you recall the show that debuted on 05.04 we had a discussion about the military actions in Ukraine; a “May the Fourth Be With You” clip; the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in D. C.; the Shah of Brunei, the botched execution that launched into a huge Death Penalty piece and a couple of other fun clips thrown in. The show ran out of time with that corporeal punishment discourse that an interview never made into the half hour. I just...

Martin to Release New Westeros Reference Book

Martin to Release New Westeros Reference Book

The Winds of Winter are coming…  just kidding!  Who knows when book six in the Ice and Fire saga will be released (there, there don’t cry sweet summer child)– it could be this year, it could be two years from now! But thankfully the author is keeping us occupied with an interim installment called “The World of Ice and Fire“. Check out the glorious cover which George revealed just today: Here’s the description from Amazon: If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it...

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