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Game of Thrones Telltale Game Review: Episode 4 “Sons of Winter”

May 27, 2015

The wait between episodes of “Game of Thrones,” may be hard, but fortunately there’s a new way to satisfy your craving for the world of Westeros. Telltale has released another...

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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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Latest HBO News

HBO Renews Togetherness for Season 2!

HBO Renews Togetherness for Season 2!

Those of you lucky enough to be watching the maiden season of HBO’s Togetherness are no doubt experiencing feelings of joy at this news: we’re getting a second season!  Critics have almost universally praised the show thus far.  Personally, as a new, 30-something parent the series is really hitting home. It’s like Girls for a different generation in my view. The half-hour comedy is set to begin production on its second season this year in Los Angeles for debut in 2016.  A quote from Jay and Mark Duplass: “We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant creative...

Girls: “Female Author”

Girls: “Female Author”

While we spent the entirety of last week’s episode with Hannah in Iowa, “Female Author” took us back to the ever-problematic lives of the other girls in New York City. “Female Author” was fueled by conflict, as Hannah, Jessa, Adam and Marnie all realized how discontent they are with their current situations. Hannah begins the episode in typical Hannah fashion, as she video chats with Jessa as they catch up about Hannah’s life in Iowa. The conversation seems a bit forced, until Hannah stumbles into asking the question that we all knew was on her mind the whole time: “How’s Adam?” As a result of only having one class a week,...

Hard Knocks 2015 Potential Teams

Hard Knocks 2015 Potential Teams

Football season is approaching its zenith of competition over the next several weeks but with the end of the regular season, speculation has already begun over which team will be featured in the annual late summer series Hard Knocks.  In years past the show has featured teams with stars in transition trying to break through to the next level and compete with the best in the league.  Last season the Atlanta Falcons were featured coming off of a 4-12 season with zero star power.  In recent years teams are featured not because they want to take advantage of the added publicity but due to contractual obligations with the NFL.  The teams...

Revealing Photo Leaked From Game of Thrones Season Five

Revealing Photo Leaked From Game of Thrones Season Five

Warning: Spoilers BELOW Over the past day, the fans of Game of Thrones have exploded, either with vehemence or with excitement over the most recently leaked picture from the set of Game of Thrones, Season Five. The picture depicts a complete shift from almost anything resembling the plot line fans were expecting in the book, and leaves one wondering what large-scale changes the new season will bring. The leaked image is set in what is confirmed to be, Daznak’s Pit, the only thing in keeping with the canon from A Song of Ice and Fire. Already, fans were shocked and somewhat dismayed to see leaked pictures of Tyrion Lannister...

Update – Get On the Campaign Trail with VEEP Starting 04.12.15

Update – Get On the Campaign Trail with VEEP Starting 04.12.15

Update -We just wanted to bump this post up with a short Tease that surfaced. It features a very happy Selina Meyer. The question is though, for how long? VEEP launches its ten-episode fourth season SUNDAY, APRIL 12 at 10:30pm. Created by Armando Iannucci, this Emmy-nominated series stars Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former senator Selina Meyer, who became vice president, only to find the job was nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. The show also stars Emmy–winner Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons, Sufe Bradshaw and Kevin Dunn. Iannucci executive produces along with...

Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD & Blu-Ray Review

Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD & Blu-Ray Review

Remember that feeling you got when you had that special thing before all of your friends?  Maybe it was a Nintendo 64, maybe it was a Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie Card or maybe it was your favorite show on VHS.  Well, here at the offices of HBOWatch, we’re feeling just that way this time of year.  We’ve got our hands on Game of Thrones Season 4 on DVD 3 weeks before any of the masses will see it on store shelves.  And yes, it was worth the wait.  Let’s get this out of the way first thing: you should buy this right now. PACKAGING Want the rest of the scoop?  Keep reading. Well, here’s what the discs look...

Updated – “Its A Holy Shit Moment”…VICE Season 3 Debuts March 06, 2015

Updated – “Its A Holy Shit Moment”…VICE Season 3 Debuts March 06, 2015

Update – If you haven’t been watching VICE than what the hell is wrong with you! HBO still has not released a Press Release regarding the upcoming third season, but we do have a video clip with Shane Smith to share. I’m all over this, but you know that. I hope you are also, or at least you should be. Peace. The following brief information comes from VICE.com, not from HBO. A forthcoming official Press Release from HBO will be updated to this post when it becomes available. For now – just watch this! As VICE states –  …this time around the show will feature on-the-ground reporting from the most...

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Approaching a historical Greek film is always very subjective when the film is mostly embedded in fantasy and sensationalism rather than the portrayal of historical accuracy. For some moviegoers, that’s perfectly okay. Rise of an Empire’s preceding film, 300, dealt with loads of historical inaccuracies—ranging from lobster hands to Neanderthals to super-humans—yet it was a brilliant cinematic experience. To be fair to 300, however, it is a fictional adaptation of a graphic novel and was stylized as such. Seven years later, we are presented with Rise of an Empire, functioning as both a companion and sequel to 300. The graphic novel...

Tig Notaro Gets an HBO Comedy Special

Tig Notaro Gets an HBO Comedy Special

If you are like this writer than you are asking the all important question “who is this comedian to warrant an HBO special?” I guess perhaps we will collectively learn that answer soon enough. You know, HBO back in the day was great with its Young Comedian Specials, often hosted by Rodney Dangerfield, to make us aware of the up and coming talent. That show if it was still running today is where I’d likely learn of Tig Notaro. This gal is a 43 year old woman who works in the observational comedy vein but for not all that long. She started in 2010 and had an album released in 2011. An HBO Press release helps us out with more detail....

Jodhi May to Play Maggy the Frog in Season Five

Jodhi May to Play Maggy the Frog in Season Five

Ever since it was announced that Season Five of Game of Thrones would be featuring flashbacks, fans have been excited to see what new insights they may gain into their favorite characters this season. In light of recent casting news, we can look forward to seeing some of Cersei’s past this year. Early in January, many were intrigued to learn that  an actress named Nell Williams had been cast to play a young Cersei, but excitement has reached new heights with the announcement that actress Jodhi May will be joining the cast of Game of Thrones. The actress will be playing the part of Maggy the Frog, a character who has a great influence in...

Cinemax’s STRIKE BACK & THE KNICK Return in 2015

Cinemax’s STRIKE BACK & THE KNICK Return in 2015

Cinemax has recently launched, as we reported, the third season of BANSHEE on 01.09. Now it announces that two more exciting series have return engagements with the channel as well. What follows is from an official Cinemax Press Release: STRIKE BACK returns for its fourth and final season this summer. In the new episodes, Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester), along with the rest of Section 20, are enlisted to crack a missing-persons case in Bangkok. This elite undercover unit of British intelligence quickly realizes that what seems on the surface to be a simple kidnapping is actually the first step...

Looking: “Looking for Results”

Looking: “Looking for Results”

So, Patrick and Kevin are having an illicit relationship. Augustin has no job, Doris says the first thing on her mind and Dom is thinking of opening up a Portuguese chicken takeout place. While the friends meet up one night for drinks, the news of Patrick’s affair circulates. There’s no such thing as a secret once more than one person knows. And then there’s that old adage, “loose lips sink ships.” It appears that Patrick and Kevin have been spending a lot of time together. So much so, that Kevin gets all worried and wonders what Patrick has been talking about and to whom, both at work and in his circle of friends. While Patrick...

Togetherness: “Handcuffs”

Togetherness: “Handcuffs”

  “GET THE PILLOW”” In this episode we see Michelle Pierson attempting to break out of the responsible mother archetype and delve into her darker fantasies, or at least she attempts to do it. She is sick and tired of the predictable life she leads, and wants to change things up. We have already seen her adventurous side when she was caught by her husband Brett last episode while pleasuring herself with clothes pins.  It seems like this is what happens to the average stay at home mom when confronted with Fifty Shades Of Grey. The results of her adventurous side are hilarious, as they just can’t seem to fully commit...

Update -SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL To Debut on HBO in April

Update -SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL To Debut on HBO in April

Update – HBO has confirmed that the HBO Entertainment documentary SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL will debut SUNDAY, APRIL 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and MONDAY, APRIL 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). “START SPREADING THE NEWS….” A big documentary event to honor one of the hippest, hep cats in all of entertainment is is in the plans for HBO this year! Here is the HBO Press Release about the upcoming four-hour event. HBO ENTERTAINMENT DOCUMENTARY SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, COMMEMORATING THE ICONIC SINGER’S 100TH BIRTHDAY, TO DEBUT ON HBO  ——– Directed By Alex Gibney, Four-Hour Presentation Is A Jigsaw...

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