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The Wall Welcomes Bowen Marsh to Game of Thrones Season 5

Aug 22, 2014

The amazing casting news continues to roll in as we learn that Michael Condron, known mainly for his role in The Tudors, will be joining the Game of Thrones season 5 cast that lives at Castle...

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True Blood

True Blood: The Complete Series on DVD & Blu-Ray

Sep 2, 2014

The blood is still warm as the body of HBO’s hit series True Blood cools after the final episode last month. Normally we’d have to wait months for a DVD release of a show concluding...

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The Leftovers

The Leftovers: The Garveys at Their Best

Aug 25, 2014

This episode may have been a flashback, but its message is arguably more important to the show’s present than it’s past. In last week’s episode we saw a troubled Jill Garvey ponder as to...

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New Movies

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Aug 29, 2014

Cancel your plans for the weekend and get ready to travel to Middle Earth. HBO is airing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second movie in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy on...

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Latest HBO News

True Detective Season 2 Casting to Begin Next Month with THREE Leads

True Detective Season 2 Casting to Begin Next Month with THREE Leads

Are you tired of hearing about every single True Detective season 2 tidbit coming out of Hollywood yet?  Good because we’re absolutely not and will always bring you the latest info on your favorite shows. The word from Nic Pizzolato, writer and creator of the show is that, despite multiple casting rumors the show will not begin casting “in earnest” until next month. Speaking on a radio show called To The Best of Our Knowledge Nic said this: “Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California and we’re going to try...

HBO Films: The Normal Heart Review

HBO Films: The Normal Heart Review

If I had to sum up this very gripping and poignant movie in four words, these would be the ones on my list: acceptance, action, answers and awareness. I was very young in the early 1980s (in fact, I had just started school) when this movie takes place. I was a little girl, attending Kindergarten and had a carefree existence, with family that loved me and friends to play with. By total contrast, imagine being a man in the early 1980s – a gay man – and knowing that not everyone accepted you and your lifestyle. Imagine the fear and stigma of people treating you like a second class citizen, mocking you and openly professing hatred to you,...

Movie Review: Red 2

Movie Review: Red 2

Everyone loves to claim that nothing original ever comes out of Hollywood. In a way, that’s actually right given that most producers don’t go after stories or screenplays that don’t have the promise of a set audience and profit margin. In another way, these unoriginal stories can serve as templates to wrap an original story around. That means the movie finds its market, and the artist can see their vision through… mostly. Honestly, if you had millions of dollars tied up in filmmaking, you wouldn’t consider anything even remotely risky. You would put up the first romantic comedy you found that looked like a...

Game of Thrones, Other HBO Series to Take Memorial Day Hiatus

Game of Thrones, Other HBO Series to Take Memorial Day Hiatus

We have some good news and bad news for you HBO fans: the bad news is that Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley will be taking a week off this upcoming Sunday, May 25th, Memorial Day weekend . This is something HBO did last year and it worked rather well for its award winning film: Behind the Candelabra. The good news is that HBO won’t be leaving you out in the cold, with nothing to watch on Sunday night. The Normal Heart premieres that night at 9PM. The film premiered in New York City and has received many favorable reviews since that time. Starring Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and the dramatic acting debut of The Big Bang...

Preparing for TRUE BLOOD’s Final Season with Official Trailer

Preparing for TRUE BLOOD’s Final Season with  Official Trailer

The final season of TRUE BLOOD is approaching quickly. Are you weeping tears of blood over it? Well, some are and some have thought that the series ‘jumped the shark’ a while ago. Either way the concluding episodes should be bloody fang-tastic. We have provided you with plenty of information as of late with some Teases & Photos & Casting News, Production facts, Updates and plenty more. What we haven’t given you is the Official Season Seven Trailer, so be glamoured by the following.        Holy Horrors! I don’t know if you were glamoured or just scared freaking bloodless. There is a war coming that will be full...

THE NORMAL HEART Has a Sequel Forthcoming

THE NORMAL HEART Has a Sequel Forthcoming

For those who may not be clear on the point, Larry Kramer’s life is up on the screen in the HBO Films presentation of THE NORMAL HEART. Mark Ruffalo’s character in the movie is basically Mr. Kramer. The axiom to write about what you know about is also clear here as Larry Kramer was the man behind the advocacy group depicted in the film. He took his life and wrote the play for which this movie is based. But it has been a challenge getting to Tony award winning play to screen. Barbra Streisand held the rights for the longest time, but Kramer and she conflicted so much over the topic that it never got made. When Ryan Murphy became...

The Comedy Duo of John Oliver and Fareed Zakaria on LAST WEEK TONIGHT!

The Comedy Duo  of John Oliver and Fareed Zakaria on LAST WEEK TONIGHT!

Since there is no new edition of LAST WEEK TONIGHT this Memorial Day weekend I decided to take John Oliver up on his offer from his last show to check out the Web exclusive he was presenting with Fareed Zakaria. Then I thought why watch it alone so I will share that interview with you a bit lower in the post. Now I know you don’t give a rat’s ass about the elections in India and you may not even care who the hell Mr. Zakaria is, but John and Fareed make a pretty funny pair here. For those who don’t know who he is Mr. Z. is an expert on foreign policy and international affairs and not only appears on CNN but is a producer and consultant...

HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART Airs Sunday Night, 05.25.

HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART Airs Sunday Night, 05.25.

This is just a friendly reminder that HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART dominates the Sunday night primetime hours this coming Sunday, 05.25. It is a 133 minute movie that begins at 9:00pm ET with an encore presentation following that evening. The following clips are not intended to spoil the movie for you but merely to set the tone for what the movie is about and the passionate emotions that run through it. These first two clips offer snippets of scenes with commentary from creator Larry Kramer and cast members. It is a great introduction to the movie. This last clip offers glimpses of on-location shooting of the film. We will leave it at...

A Rumor Dismissed – Jessica Chastain in TRUE DETECTIVE

A Rumor Dismissed –  Jessica Chastain in TRUE DETECTIVE

Here at HBOWatch we try not to go to deep into rumors. You can track down many angles that lead to dead ends and pull your hair out sifting through it all. But, the speculation on what will Season 2 of TRUE DETECTIVE be all about has been quite fun. So, with that how about the rumor that Jessica Chastain, of Zero Dark Thirty fame, is landing a lead role in the second season? Now, we are fully aware that this is last week’s news, but since it was out of the rumor mill we were just going to let it go by, but monitor the news closely. We have not, unsurprisingly, been given a confirmation of her casting, but rather a dismissal of her...

THE LEFTOVERS Coming Soon!

THE LEFTOVERS Coming Soon!

It is time at HBOWatch to keep the buzz going on the new drama series of the summer – THE LEFTOVERS. There is already an official trailer or two out and there There has been some conversation as well, but first, here is the latest clip - Also there has been talks with Lost co-creator Lindelof as he now adapts the Tom Perrotta novel into  the upcoming HBO series. Entertainment Weekly has an interview we can glean good intel from. EW asked about what the vibe of the upcoming series was and here is Lindelof’s response. “This is going to be a show about sudden and abrupt loss and more importantly, what will at least in its initial...

VICE Season Two Episode 9 Review

VICE Season Two Episode 9 Review

Overview: More than 200 million gallons of oil surged into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  To combat the worst environmental disaster in American history, BP and the Coast Guard dumped nearly 2 million gallons of a chemical dispersant called Corexit into the Gulf. But instead of helping clean up the spill, Corexit made things worse. The seafood industry is decimated, and clean-up workers have developed debilitating respiratory and central nervous-system problems, along with skin rashes. Scientific studies have proven that Corexit exposure kills cells in the human airway, and makes oil 52 times more toxic to the environment. Four years later,...

Game of Thrones 4.07 Review – Mockingbird

Game of Thrones 4.07 Review – Mockingbird

Directed by: Alik Sakharov Written by: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in the thought process that I would watch an entire show dedicated specifically to Tyrion Lannister. The amount of fondness I have for his character knows no bounds and seems to only further grow each passing week with Peter Dinklage’s superb acting skills. I was thrilled by the amount of screen time he got this episode and all of the intense jail cell scenes that it resulted in. The first of these was a bonding moment between him and Jaime. While my affection for the Kingslayer seemed to wane slightly during the rape scene a few...

Next Installment of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is on 05.20.

Next Installment of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is on 05.20.

TV’s most honored sports journalism series continues its 20th season with more enterprising features and reporting when the show’s 206th edition debuts on Tuesday, 05.20 at 10:00pm ET. Though HBOWatch does not consistently announce every installment of this show, which has been on HBO since 1995, we do like to take opportunity to remind readers every now and again that it is still on air and it is always has interesting sports topics to explore and discuss. Straight from an HBO Press Release here is a look at the upcoming episode: White Elephants. Brazil, which some call the spiritual home of soccer, hosts the 2014 World Cup next month....

The Knick with Clive Owen Gets Cinemax Premiere Date

The Knick with Clive Owen Gets Cinemax Premiere Date

While this is mainly an HBO-centric news blog we wanted to highlight a major upcoming series from HBO’s sister network: Cinemax. More and more Cinemax is bringing premium quality series into your home and since HBO and Cinemax are normally bundled together we’re going to to make sure you know when and where you can watch these series as they arrive. We’ve covered The Knick in the past but we’d been waiting for an air date for quite some time. This week Cinemax gave us the answer: The original drama series THE KNICK will launch its ten-episode season FRIDAY, AUG. 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX....

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