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Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting Offers Insights Into Future Storylines

May 28, 2015

With Season Five of “Game of Thrones,” in full swing, most fans are busy watching the newest episodes, criticizing them, praising them, and ultimately, hopefully enjoying them. Even...

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True Detective

Second True Detective Season 2 Trailer

May 14, 2015

The first trailer for the sophomore seeason of HBO’s anthonogy crime series True Detective left you wanting more. We didn’t hear from the characters at all but instead were haunted...

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: “Adult Content”

May 26, 2015

At long last, things are looking up for the Pied Piper team! Let’s just look past the fact that they’re committing highly illegal acts to get ahead. Still, to be fair, the group of techies...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

May 22, 2015

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and carries a lot over from the first film. Both Dawn, and Rise are the newly rebooted origin of the 60’s...

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HBO Programs Win a Pair of Oscars in 2015

HBO Programs Win a Pair of Oscars in 2015

No, not for Game of Thrones, of course. HBO, from time to time picks up an Academy Award for their documentary films.  We review each and every one here at HBO Watch so be sure to check those out if you haven’t in the past.  Last night HBO won both “Best Documentary” and “Best Documentary Short”.  Can’t do any better than that in this field!  Here are the details on the big HBO win last night: The HBO Documentary Films presentation CITIZENFOUR received the Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature, and the HBO Documentary Films presentation CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 received the...

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

One sick love story.  The tagline for the Fault in Our Stars seems more apt for a zombie rom-com or horror movie about a patient who falls for their doctor and tries to kill them.  But instead, the interesting phrase describes the film that has taken hearts and tissue boxes by storm. Based on the outstanding YA novel by John Green, the Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of two teenagers dealing with cancer.  The elegance of this story is that we get a story about cancer where cancer isn’t the main character.  When someone gets sick, their illness becomes the defining aspect of their lives.  But we forget about who the person is...

First Photos from True Detective Season 2 Set

First Photos from True Detective Season 2 Set

Information has been as scarce as ever about the new installment of HBO’s anthology series: True Detective. Casting news took forever to trickle in. Filming news took forever to trickle in. We still don’t even have a solid premiere date yet for True Detective season 2 (though 2015 seems like a lock, at least). Today all of that changed when a few photos from the set leaked their way online.  Ready to see Colin Farrell with a badass cop mustache?  WARNING: minor mustachio-based spoilers below): Do you feel a tickling under your nose? Are you ready for more mystery and dark, twisted adventure on HBO? We’re guessing that...

Tower of London Will Host Game of Thrones Premiere

Tower of London Will Host Game of Thrones Premiere

Game of Thrones is celebrating it’s upcoming season with the chance for a lucky few to see the premiere of Season Five a month early in the fitting location of the Tower of London.  HBO created a great deal of excitement when it made the unprecedented move to release several Game of Thrones episodes in IMAX last month, but if that wasn’t sensational enough, it has now been announced that the premiere of Season Five will be shown at the famed Tower of London. The location is a brilliant choice to show “Game of Thrones,” because not only is it a castle, but it has a long history of bloody intrigue. Additionally, the...

Looking: “Looking for the Truth”

Looking: “Looking for the Truth”

We find our reluctant single guys, Patrick and Agustin, wandering around, looking for love (in all the wrong places). Clearly uncomfortable at a staff party, Patrick leaves early, only to be stopped by Kevin. After some pretty terse words, Patrick stands his ground, puts Kevin in his place and leaves without a backwards glance. You can tell Patrick is lonely, bored and sexually frustrated. He ended the clandestine relationship with Kevin and although it hurt, it was for the best. Like he said, there’s no more lying and no more sneaking around. That’s not to say that it doesn’t hurt. Or that old feelings resurface, especially when he...

Togetherness: “Kick The Can”

Togetherness: “Kick The Can”

Following their first therapy session Brett and Michelle seem just as confused as ever about their relationship, leading Michelle to suggest that they cool off and let loose by playing a game of kick ball. Despite what seemed to have been an unsuccessful visit to the therapist, which they described as “world war 3,” Michelle and Brett seemed surprisingly at peace with one another after last episodes fall out. With all that they have been through, it is reassuring to know that Brett and Michele are still willing to try new things and attempt to get out of their marital slump. Michelle’s hopes of bringing everyone together for a kickball...

Some Characters Not Dead In “A Song of Ice and Fire” to Die In Season Five

Some Characters Not Dead In “A Song of Ice and Fire” to Die In Season Five

All men must die, but in Season Five, some may die sooner than we expected. As the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones” approaches, George R.R. Martin has given us even more reason to be careful about who we get attached to. In a recent interview, the author of the epic series, A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the TV show is based, confirmed that characters not yet dead in the books will meet their fates in the upcoming season. “People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. are even bloodier than I am,” Martin...

Girls: “Sit In”

Girls: “Sit In”

Throughout television history, we have been privy to some of the greatest fictional love stories. From Carrie and Mr Big to Ross and Rachel if there is anything we have come to learn it’s that these guys like to break up, get back together, break up, get back together over and over again and eventually, they end up together, sort of. Joining the ranks is now Hannah and Adam for whom this episode is solely dedicated to, but this time its real. There is no canned laughter, quips from Chandler or romantic sweeping statements from Ms Bradshaw. This is just two people, evaluating their relationship in what has become one of the entire shows...

THE JINX: Chapter 02 “Poor Little Rich Boy”

THE JINX: Chapter 02 “Poor Little Rich Boy”

Overview:  Durst’s interview with Jarecki begins with his childhood, when he witnessed his mother’s suicide. His father, Seymour – distant and cold, obsessed with building the Durst Organization into a real-estate behemoth and leaving his mark on the Manhattan skyline – pressures young Robert to join the family business. Durst describes his disinterest in following in his father’s footsteps, and recalls meeting Kathie McCormack, a beautiful girl from a modest background. The couple fall in love and move to Vermont, where they lead a simple life and run a health-food store called All Good Things. But not long after, Seymour...

Development Slate: HBO Orders Up Five Comedy Pilots!

Development Slate: HBO Orders Up Five Comedy Pilots!

HBO is on the hunt for some comedy it seems. We have already mentioned these shows up for consideration by the network as they each take steps forward in their development. Here is a quick look at each. Mike White’s MAMMA DALLAS Lead Chosen  Mike White, of ENLIGHTENED, continues his development deal as he assembles a cast for his new comedy MAMMA DALLAS. The show is about “a conservative family in Texas who unwittingly hire a hard-living drag queen, Liberty, as their live-in nanny.” The show will focus on the upbeat drag queen as he tries to eke out a life without being pulled down by society. British actor Augustus Prew (pictured)...

‘Boardwalk Empire’ The Complete Fifth Season on BluRay & DVD

‘Boardwalk Empire’ The Complete Fifth Season on BluRay & DVD

No one goes quietly. It’s six years after the end of Season 4, and Nucky Thompson finds himself at the center of another power vacuum as Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano rises to prominence in New York. The Roaring ’20s have given way to the Great Depression and the lucrative business of Prohibition is coming to an end. Now, Nucky must find a way to legitimize his empire by partnering with liquor producers in the States and abroad. But Luciano and Lansky smell blood in the water, and are ready to kill any competition that gets in their way of complete and total control. Go back in time and retrace the steps of...

Cersei Lannister: Enemy of the State

Cersei Lannister: Enemy of the State

Daughter. Sister. Queen. Mother. Queen Consort. Monster. Cruel. Sociopath. Just some of the many words that are used to describe Cersei Lannister. And while this woman is many things to many people in the Seven Kingdoms, to me, she is a sociopathic woman, incapable of loving anyone but herself and her need for power. Cersei Lannister was born to privilege and has never had to suffer for anything in her life. Yes, we all know the tragic story of how she lost her mother in childbirth when Tyrion was born. But let me point out to you that Cersei Lannister had a cruel streak a mile wide from her early years. Case and point: look at her...

ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP Review

ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP Review

Overview: ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP, A UNIQUE HYBRID OF COMEDY, CONFESSION AND LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION. This unique fusion of comedy, confession and life-saving information, ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP finds one of America’s most beloved comedians using a familiar platform – the stand-up stage – to deliver an important message. More women die from heart disease each year in the U.S. than from all forms of cancer combined, making it the leading cause of death among American women. But the majority of them don’t call 911 at the first sign of heart trouble. “I wanted to raise awareness about women’s heart...

Game of Thrones: News Roundup including Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones: News Roundup including Sophie Turner

  With the new season of Game of Thrones exactly two months away, a constant barrage of news, updates and interviews has become the norm, which is a welcome relief after a long interim of radio-silence following Season Four. This week has been a busy one for fans, as a HBO special on the making of Season Five was released, the Game of Thrones exhibit opened, and we gained new revelations into George R. R. Martin’s original vision for his epic book series. As the week draws to the end, though, still more news has arrived hot off the presses. Seven Books Still the Plan for ASOIAF If anyone was wondering if George R.R. Martin...

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