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Girls

Girls: “Full Disclosure”

Mar 22, 2017

The episode starts off with Marnie and Hannah preparing a dinner because Hannah has news. Marnie is aware that this is the purpose of the meal but wastes no time talking about herself. Ray...

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date Revealed

Mar 10, 2017

Mark your calendars! After months of mystery surrounding the rather novel summer premiere date for Season Seven of Game of Thrones, HBO has finally released a tangible date for the premiere,...

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies: “Once Bitten”

Mar 22, 2017

Big Little Lies has been a tour-de-force on a weekly basis, and with only two episodes left, the plot continues to thicken. It must be stated: it is not helping that many of the clues are left...

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New Movies

Movies on HBO: Independence Day: Resurgence

Mar 25, 2017

HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, a sequel to the 1996 original. Nevertheless, we draw your attention to this film as it debuts on HBO...

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George R.R. Martin: Lady Stoneheart Was Cut

George R.R. Martin: Lady Stoneheart Was Cut

Season Six of Game of Thrones has been full of surprising re-appearances, reunifications, and resurrections, and even as the show begins to gear up for its finale, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. With the latest episode bringing back Benjen Stark, a character whose fate has been in question since the first season of the show, fans who have been waiting since since Season Four for the introduction of the mysterious Lady Stoneheart were not ready to give up hope. Sadly, it seems that George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series upon which HBO’s extremely successful show is based, has provided a...

Ian McShane is Ready for More DEADWOOD

Ian McShane is Ready for More DEADWOOD

We have all kind of done our on style of begging and wishing over David Milch’s DEADWOOD to return after hastily being taken off the air after its 2006 season. Here it is almost ten years later (its last episode aired 08.27.06) and we are still waiting for anything, a big screen movie, a TV movie, a limited series to continue the story that ended too soon. Ideally, of course, we want all the original players to return. Even though they have successfully moved on we would still what the likes of Timothy Olyphant, Powers Boothe, John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Kim Dickens, Paula Malcomson and all the rest to return. And the show certainly would...

Vice Principals: “A Trusty Steed”

Vice Principals: “A Trusty Steed”

This week’s episode of Vice Principals took us down a strange road that just had me questioning what the point of all this is. The episode was entertaining enough and pretty hilarious in parts too but what I am struggling with is what this show is actually about. Is it about two men trying to overthrow their female leader or is it about something much more sinister? The latter I think is the more likely of the two and the premise of the two men battling for the position of Principal was merely a vessel to entertain and entice Eastbound and Down fans. This weeks episode addressed some pretty interesting issues and then Danny McBride...

The Night Of: “Part III: A Dark Crate” Review

The Night Of: “Part III: A Dark Crate” Review

The thrilling noir scrutinization of the criminal justice system has so far swept audiences into its grasps with its first two episodes. This streak continues with the third episode this week. Previously on the show, Naz had been in the precinct jail, but now he is on to a bigger and badder location, Riker’s Island. What will be in store as he finds himself truly locked up with the bad guys? We are about to find out, but first a quick recap: And now our thoughts on – Part III: A Dark Crate As word of his notoriety spreads across Rikers, Naz quickly learns that the key to his survival–or perhaps his demise–may rest...

What’s On: HBO Schedule for August 2016

What’s On: HBO Schedule for August 2016

We don’t know about you, but we think July on HBO has held up pretty good. We are certainly still glued to Sunday nights. Good ratings and critically acclaimed content makes us happy watchers. Of course, the Sunday shows carry over into August so we will look at them and a number of additional programs to get our attention when the oppressive heat drives us indoors towards HBO’s channels and streaming sites. Here is a look at what’s on.    Original Series: You cannot fool us. We know you have got to be watching THE NIGHT OF, created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. By August’s start we will be halfway through the gripping...

The Leftovers: HBO’s Forgotten Show

The Leftovers: HBO’s Forgotten Show

The nominations for the 2016 and 68th Primetime Emmy Awards® are out, and once again HBO boasts a mightily impressive number of nominations with 94, more than any other network. As anticipated, the nominations list includes HBO favorites and award winning shows such as Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley. Whilst HBO’s dominance is a cause for celebration, there are some notable omissions from the nominations list. Every year there are numerous shows that are deemed to be overlooked, and this year is no different, with shows such as HBO’s own popular and rejuvenated show Girls missing the cut. Yet it is the...

New Movies On HBO – Our Brand Is Crisis

New Movies On HBO – Our Brand Is Crisis

HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to draw your attention to the R rated drama playing on HBO. The movie premieres on Saturday, 07.23 at 8:00pm and will air the following dates on the main channel: 07.24 at midnight & 7:05pm, 07.28 at 9:00pm and into August. It will also run on some of the other channels as well as on HBOGo/HBONow. In this drama Political strategist Sandra Bullock comes out of self-imposed exile to handle the faltering campaign of a Bolivian presidential candidate–and finds herself facing off against arrogant nemesis Billy Bob...

HBO Documentary Films: OPEN YOUR EYES

HBO Documentary Films: OPEN YOUR EYES

Overview: Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO’s THE FINAL INCH), this documentary follows Manisara and Durga, an aging couple from the remote Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, as they embark on a transformative odyssey to regain the sight they lost over the years by undergoing a life-changing procedure. In remote Nepal, many hillside farmers’ eyes slowly turn milky white as they lose their eyesight from exposure to a lifetime of harsh sun. A team of resourceful Nepali eye specialists combing the area finds Manisara and Durga, who have been married 50 years, and urges them to come to a distant city for a chance to see again. But Manisara is...

Vice Principals Series Premiere: “The Principal”

Vice Principals Series Premiere: “The Principal”

  Television history has given us some beautiful and unforgettable partnerships. From Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld but one pairing, which is perhaps a little under the radar, is that of Danny McBride and Jody Hill. They have been collaborating with each other for many years and have gained a reputation for creating larger than life, controversial characters and giving dark themes a comedic twist. Eastbound and Down, which has now come to an end, is the most renowned thing that McBride and Hill have worked on together and of course, their return to HBO with their new show Vice Principals has echoes of...

THE NIGHT OF: “Part II: Subtle Beast” Review

THE NIGHT OF: “Part II: Subtle Beast” Review

  In this brutal, tight limited series we are being taken through the steps of the criminal justice system and as we watch are not we beginning to ask if it works properly? As it plays out we look at all the jobs required, all the angles that need to be analyzed for any one given crime, all the dancing around and carefully placed words. Some play by rules and others will play on the flexibility of those rules and still others will just break them – all in the name of justice. This episode observes that dance and two of the ways it is interpreted as the justice for one life and the fate of another hang in the balance. Quick...

THE DEUCE Is Building A Cast

THE DEUCE Is Building A Cast

The following is the culmination of a few reports over the past month or so regarding casting of the latest from David Simon, THE DEUCE. If you need to get up to speed on this show already starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal we offer the brief remainder below and a link to our postings. It follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic, and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence. The show’s title...

GAME OF THRONES Starting Production on Season Seven

GAME OF THRONES Starting Production on Season Seven

The following is not a lot of information, but radical fans of GAME OF THRONES take any news they can get. Well, Season Seven is soon underway. That should make you happy. Here is what we know via an official press release.   EMMY- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON SEASON SEVEN THIS SUMMER   LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2016 – The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series GAME OF THRONES will begin shooting its next season later this summer, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. Production of the seven-episode seventh season will be based in Northern Ireland, while...

BIG LOVE/GETTING ON Team Still Working With HBO

BIG LOVE/GETTING ON Team Still Working With HBO

The creative team of Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, who were behind the acclaimed hour series BIG LOVE and the stateside adaption of British import GETTING ON have let us know that they are still working with HBO. But, just what is next from them would be the big question. Is it going to be another big drama like the story of Bill Hendrickson and his three sister-wives? Or will they once again go with a smaller show of quality and humor like the one that took place at the Billy Barnes Unit? Or how about the French comedy we reported they were developing back in September of 2014? Actually, their latest plans will be another drama series,...

VICE PRINCIPALS Only Planned For Two Seasons

VICE PRINCIPALS Only Planned For Two Seasons

As HBO is about to launch the latest series from the team of Danny McBride and Jody Hill note that its endgame is already in sight. That’s right the powers to be on the show have stated upfront that VICE PRINCIPALS will last only two seasons. The news came when McBride, who plays Vice Principal Neal Gamby along Walton Goggins as rival Vice Principal Lee Russell, made the announcement at the Los Angeles premiere of the show. In McBride’s own words he said – “The whole series is only 18 episodes and that’s it. We just wanted to make a really long movie. It’s one school year and a complete story. This was an old screenplay...

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton follows the same path as most other movies about famous musicians, coming from nothing to creating something that permanently changes our culture. What makes it different, and in this case, so much more exciting is that we see the growing pains of those changes, witnessing just how much music can affect the day to day lives of those who couldn’t find an outlet for pent-up frustration at a system that didn’t (and one could say still doesn’t) care about them. Usually we can see how the music is a reflection of the artist’s inner turmoil, reflecting on themselves and how the sacrifices they made in pursuing their...

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