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The Hound to Return to Game of Thrones Season 6

Aug 27, 2015

If Ned Stark returning for the upcoming season wasn’t enough to get you excited, another dead character has been spotted filming for Season Six of Game of Thrones. Although we never saw...

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True Detective

True Detective Season 2 Finale: “Omega Station”

Aug 10, 2015

And so it ends. The second (and as far as we know final?) season of True Detective. There were a lot of expectations going in and I’m not sure it was possible to meet any of them. If HBO...

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Show Me A Hero

HBO Miniseries: SHOW ME A HERO Debuts 08.16

Aug 12, 2015

This is all just a friendly reminder that it won’t hurt for you to watch the six-part miniseries SHOW ME A HERO coming Sundays in August. With two installments airing back-to-back the series...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Kill the Messenger

Aug 29, 2015

“National security and crack cocaine in the same sentence. Does that not sound strange to you?”  Based on the real story of Gary Webb, Kill the Messenger approaches the life of a...

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Latest HBO News

David Fincher’s LIVING ON VIDEO Now an HBO Series

David Fincher’s LIVING ON VIDEO Now an HBO Series

HBO is in the series making business and it has some slots to fill. Another project we have been tracking has just got deemed a series. It is LIVING ON VIDEO by way of David Fincher. He is one prolific producer/director to have in your stable. You might have seen a piece of his work if you saw House Of Cards, Gone Girl, The Social Network, Fight Club, Se7en and on and on. Now he adds LIVING ON VIDEO. In December of last year we filed this report that explains the premise of the series: David Fincher is also developing a comedy series as well. The work is being called LIVING ON VIDEO and takes place in the world of a music video director...

HBO Miniseries: The Casual Vacancy

HBO Miniseries: The Casual Vacancy

When J.K. Rowling came out with a new book post-Potter, many were not receptive to her story.  I mean, she is clearly destined to write in the Harry Potter universe for the rest of her life! So while many warned me about her new book, I jumped into the pages willingly.  And I’m so glad I did. The Casual Vacancy provides an idyllic setting for a seedy and complex story.  I wrote about my dream casting when I found out HBO and the BBC were teaming up to film.  Now that the finished product has been revealed, let’s discuss. The basic story revolves around the sudden death of a parish council member and the ensuing fight of candidates...

Lorne Michaels’ BROTHERS IN ATLANTA Becomes HBO Series

Lorne Michaels’ BROTHERS IN ATLANTA Becomes HBO Series

BROTHERS IN ATLANTA had spent a long time in development, but has just been given a series order. HBOWatch had been eyeing this project since 2013 with Lorne Michaels attached to produce the series created and starring Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. Joining Diallo/Bashir in the series is Maya Rudolph. Check out the link right here and you will be able to go back to the previously mentioned posts we have archived. The creative team had a development deal for a while and pitched an earlier show, also taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, but it was rejected. Riddle/Salahuddin retooled their idea and HBO liked the new version. Upon seeing the...

Westworld to Film in July; Late 2015 Premiere?

Westworld to Film in July; Late 2015 Premiere?

UPDATE: Westworld has been delayed to 2016! Ever since HBO gave us that Westworld tease last year we’ve been keeping a close eye on the production schedule. The pilot was shot in 2014 but the series itself has still yet to be filmed.  In an interview last week with Simon Quarterman, an actor who plays a character named Lee Sizemore on HBO’s Westworld, Simon says that they won’t begin filming until July: Just now, things are really beginning to take off. I start shooting Westworld for HBO in July. We shot the pilot last year and we got picked up so I’m very excited about that. I think everyone’s in for a real treat...

VICE: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” / “Rent A White Guy”

VICE: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” / “Rent A White Guy”

Overview: “Egyptian Tomb Raiders” — In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Middle Eastern countries have seen a surge in the looting of antiquities. In Egypt alone, an estimated $3 billion dollars worth of artifacts have been plundered. Looters have broken into museums and left thousands of empty pits at archaeological sites, all to feed the global demand for antiquities, especially in the U.S. Meanwhile, ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq have organized their own looting networks to fund their campaign of violence. Gianna Toboni goes to Egypt to meet some of the people behind the black market trade — and those trying to preserve...

Movie Review: Draft Day

Movie Review: Draft Day

Regarding the movie “Draft Day, a lot of the action, with regards to football, takes place off the field. The wheeling and dealing and high stakes decisions made by coaches, team investors and general managers is enough to induce some pretty serious stress, or at the very least, a lot of sleepless nights. I’ve watched football with my older brothers, but don’t profess to know a whole lot on the subject. What I do know is that there’s a lot of money to be made and if you have some pretty talented quarterbacks or linebackers, then that’s half the battle. Not to mention the monetary value and worldwide prestige that being on a...

HBO Documentary Films: TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER

HBO Documentary Films: TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER

Overview:On July 7, 2010, Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the “Grim Sleeper” murders, which took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007. His arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work, but the accidental result of a computer DNA match linking him to a possible 20 victims. The documentary visits the neighborhood where the crimes occurred, following director Nick Broomfield (HBO’s “Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer”) as he explores how these killings could go unsolved for so many years. The film underscores the community’s turbulent relationship with law enforcement and how the...

DVD & Blu-Ray Review – Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series

DVD & Blu-Ray Review – Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series

When The Sopranos went off the air many never thought we’d see another gangster movie quite like it in their lifetime. And while The Sopranos is a unique and special show, Boardwalk Empire almost fills that void in many of our living rooms.  Gangster drama in the 1920’s? Who could resist. When the fifth season went dark last year an era of gangster TV ended with it. But on May 15th, 2015 you’ll be able to at least relive all of Boardwalk Empire on DVD and Blu-Ray!  Order your copy now before they pass prohibition. Packaging This is a sharp looking box-set! Each of the disc boxes (of which there are five) has the season...

Silicon Valley: “Bad Money”

Silicon Valley: “Bad Money”

The third episode of Silicon Valley’s second season is about the choice between two evils. I was hoping for this episode to continue exactly from where the last one left off, the dinner with Pied Piper’s greatest rival Gavin Belson offering Richard the deal to buy him out. Instead, we are shown the aftermath of the meeting. Richard tells the rest of Pied Piper that he’s taking the deal because Gavin convinced him it was best for his brand. Of course Elrich, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, and Jared are all put off by Richard’s decision. Not only do they each have unique reasons for their disgust in the idea, but can you blame them for an ounce of...

Trio of True Detective Season 2 Posters Tease The Show We Deserve

Trio of True Detective Season 2 Posters Tease The Show We Deserve

You’re probably still humming that haunting song from the True Detective Season 2 trailer that aired a few weeks ago, an original composed exclusively for HBO’s new show.  But you want more, right? Well, we expect a second TD2 trailer to drop in the coming weeks but until then HBO has three promotional posters for you. But these aren’t just any posters!  They’re mini-videos.  Gifs, if you will.  Here’s the first one: We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/joLQ4R5b1H — True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015 Sounds like Rustin Chole, to me.  Maybe we won’t miss him...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For May 2015

What’s On: HBO Schedule For May 2015

Once again it is time to see what is coming up on your HBO platforms. We know you are totally engrossed in the Sunday night lineup, but there is also Documentary Monday and new content of Friday and Saturday nights. Of course, you can always watch at your convenience any night of the week if you have HBOGo or HBONow. It is a good time to get onboard with what HBO has to offer. So here is What’s On:   Originals: GAME OF THRONES is, of course, the show to beat. As is well documented viewers will catch this show any way they can. Look out pirates HBO is hunting you down! May 2015 continues its ten-episode fifth season with a new episode...

Game Of Thrones: “High Sparrow”

Game Of Thrones:  “High Sparrow”

The House Of Black and White: This episode of Game Of Thrones gets off to a beautiful start when we get to see the interior of The House Of Black And White. While Benioff and Weiss have almost completely altered the books plot line this season, it appears they paid immaculate attention to the chapters describing the look of Arya’s new home. The set design is outstanding, with vivid imagery from every major religion we have seen in the Game Of Throne universe. Here, we learn from Jaqen H’ghar that the god worshipped at the House Of Black and White is a singular entity, or The Many-Faced God. Meaning all other Gods in the Game Of...

VICE: “Sweet Home Alabama” / “Haitian Money Pit”

VICE: “Sweet Home Alabama” / “Haitian Money Pit”

  Overview: “Sweet Home Alabama” – In 2011, Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in U.S. history. Based on the hardline policy known as “self-deportation,” Alabama’s HB-56 aimed to make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they’d opt to leave the state on their own. The law granted police unprecedented powers to arrest, question and detain suspected illegal immigrants, and even criminalized citizens who provided undocumented workers with jobs, housing or transportation. But if the climate of hostility it created may have forced thousands of immigrants to flee, it may have also done real damage...

Movie Review: Godzilla

Movie Review: Godzilla

Let’s face it, when we heard that Godzilla was being remade again we all released a great big eye-rolling sigh of despair. Despite the following it has garnered from its deepest, darkest fans who revel in its comic books, TV shows and low budget movies of time gone by, Hollywood has continually proved that by throwing wads of cash at a poorly written script won’t exactly create a historic piece of cinematic excellence. Until they allow Gareth Edwards to take the helm that is. You know the story, it’s about as formulaic as you can get when it comes to monster pics so if you don’t know it I am sure you could guess it. That is not...

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