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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5: “The Door”

May 25, 2016

This post contains HUGE SPOILERS. If you have not seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones, look away now! If you missed last weeks review, catch up here. So far this season has felt really...

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: “The Empty Chair”

May 25, 2016

It seems that for the Pied Piper crew it is one step forward, two steps back. They are never quite able to succeed in the way they want to, however they never fail spectacularly. Many of the...

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Veep

HBO Renews GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP for 2017

Apr 25, 2016

Fans you are in luck. The acclaimed and well awarded dramatic and comedic series of HBO’s Spring season will be around for at least one more year. All three series have been renewed for 2017....

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Movie Review: “The Intern”

May 27, 2016

I’ve often wondered what I would do after I retired. Granted, I’m only 27 years old so I have quite the way to go. But I question what I would do with all that unconstructed time....

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Movie Review: Pan

Movie Review: Pan

A different take on the usual Peter Pan tale, Pan begins with Peter’s beginning and how he came to be the boy who never grew up. Featuring several amazing actors, including Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedland, Amanda Seyfried, and Rooney Mara, as well as Levi Miller as Peter, we get to see a crazy cast of characters run around looking for treasure…well, okay, not typical treasure. But it’s valuable and people kill over it, so I’m counting it as treasure. The cinematography for me was interesting, but also startling.  In the beginning, we see Peter’s mother (Amanda Seyfried) running through the streets. It had a very...

Silicon Valley: “Meinertzhagen’s Haversack”

Silicon Valley: “Meinertzhagen’s Haversack”

At the beginning of the season, it appeared that the bonds that held together the main cast may become more, and more tenuous. As Pied Piper grows there is less and less of a reason for the characters to stick together, Erlich especially seemed to have his days numbered. Last Sunday’s episode managed to recreate a bond between its cast, as they are all unhappy with the development of “The Box”, and are doing whatever they can to change the direction of the company.   “I pitched it as an example of what not to do” The episode begins within a maze of servers, as you discovered exactly what will be required to allow Pied...

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3: “Oathbreaker”

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3: “Oathbreaker”

I was unable to watch the previous episode right away, by a whole two days. Hey, thanks Facebook for wrecking a resurrection for me. I had Jon Snow’s zombie-like moment cruelly pulled from my grasp. So I was left waiting the entire episode just to see him gasp.  I wouldn’t believe that such a revelation would be spoiled so quickly, but such is life. How dare I go on Facebook!  But I digress, this is about a whole new episode. Jon tries to bring cohesion to the group after his slaughter which isn’t so easy after his near death-actually dead-experience.  I think I like Jon as a zombie.  I mean, he has the credit of being...

OUTCAST Debuts on Cinemax on June 03, 2016

OUTCAST Debuts on Cinemax on June 03, 2016

Cinemax is about to release the new series OUTCAST. It looks hauntingly cool. Here are details as we got them via a press release.     CINEMAX DRAMA SERIES OUTCAST DEBUTS JUNE 3   Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, the young man embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.   Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and artist Paul Azaceta,...

HBO Documentary Films: CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH

HBO Documentary Films: CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH

Overview: In 1973, Claude Lanzmann began work on a documentary about the murder of European Jews during WWII. Twelve years and more than 200 hours of footage later, he finished Shoah, a masterpiece widely considered to be the most important Holocaust film ever made. Written and directed by Adam Benzine, this first major documentary about Lanzmann recounts his journey from the bright-eyed journalist of 1973 to the world-weary auteur of 1985. The film features intense conversations in which he speaks candidly about his life experiences, focusing on the making of his magnum opus, an ordeal that changed him forever. Expectations: I have watched...

Jon Stewart May Show Up on HBO by Election Night…Or Not

Jon Stewart May Show Up on HBO by Election Night…Or Not

Yeah, you read that right. We are keeping our eye out and counting the days until Jon Stewart delivers his brand of observation on HBO and by Fall of this year would be just great. Now there is not a lot to this story, in fact that is one reason why we didn’t drop it right away. In an interview for the Paley Media Council HBO CEO Richard Plepler was asked by CNN ’s Brian Stelter, if we could expect to see Stewart by Election Night 2016 on HBO. The network CEO’s simple response was “Yeah, I’m hopeful.” That is it. Not much to write about there really. We decided to hold back on reporting on this, like so many did, because we were...

Game of Thrones Season Finale To Be 69 Minutes Long

Game of Thrones Season Finale To Be 69 Minutes Long

Who doesn’t love more Game of Thrones? With the third episode of Season Six coming out this Sunday, it’s hard to imagine Game of Thrones ending for another year, but the good news is that HBO has announced that this year’s finale will be the show’s longest episode ever, with a sixty-nine minute run time. The final episode, which does not yet have a title released, is remarkably longer than the average Game of Thrones episode, which usually runs at about fifty-five minutes. This episode will be four minutes longer than the Season Four finale of the show, “The Children,” which was sixty-six minutes...

2016 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Review

2016 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Review

Once again Rock & Roll we salute you! Back on April 8 of this year in the Barkley Center in Brooklyn, NYC an assembled mass of artists, their families and fans gathered to honor the latest set of inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. That even was filmed and aired on HBO on April 30. If you missed it you can find it on HBO’s streaming sites under the Documentary heading. Here now is a look back at the inductees and the ceremony. First let’s remind everyone of the honored this year. They are Deep Purple, Steve Miller, N. W. A., Chicago, Cheap Trick and Bert Burns. Those re mighty big industry talents right there. This writer...

Titles for Episodes 4 and 5 of “Game of Thrones” Revealed

Titles for Episodes 4 and 5 of “Game of Thrones” Revealed

Despite HBO’s extreme efforts to keep Game of Thrones spoilers under wraps this year, it seems that the titles for the fourth and fifth episodes of sixth season, which premiered April 24, have been leaked. The titles have been made available for those who visit HBO’S Asia webpage and view the schedule for Game of Thrones. According to the site, the fourth episode will be titled “Book of the Stranger,” and the fifth episode “The Door.”While HBO officially released the titles for the first three episodes of new season, this is the first we’ve heard about any episode titles coming after that....

Movie Review: Fantastic 4

Movie Review: Fantastic 4

For being as much of a fan of superhero movies as I am, it will shock and disappoint you all to know I haven’t seen the first two Fantastic Four movies. I know. I’m sure you’re devastated in my love of superheroes to skip what I have heard are two of the worst superhero movies ever. But, I decided to give this a chance, even if it doesn’t have Michael Chiklis in it. So where to start…ummm…okay…the trailer is pretty good?  Although, the Honest Trailer is even better. Admittedly, I didn’t hate it, but I certainly didn’t love it. Fantastic 4 has the problem that I have noticed with other superhero movies in that it gets...

Mothers of the Throne

Mothers of the Throne

With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better way to celebrate mothers than thinking about the women giving life and protecting those vying for the Iron Throne. While my preferences might disagree with yours, I have ranked the mothers from least to most favorite. Feel free to add your own ideas into the comments. Here we go! 7. Cersei Mama Lion will do anything to protect her cubs. Including preparing to poison them before the enemy can get to them (you got lucky, Tommen. Joffrey, no one cares about you.) But at this point, her cubs are dropping like flies. How much fiercer will the mama lion get to keep what’s left of her...

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2: “Home”

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2: “Home”

*This post contains spoilers* (Obviously) After last weeks fairly placid episode, which just established the new season, we knew that the second episode would pack a punch and it didn’t disappoint. With the absence of Danearys in this weeks episode, the story lines were concentrated on the Kingdoms of Westeros culminating in a nerve-wracking finale at Castle Black…but we’ll get to that. Time Travelling Bran Bran’s back! Having not seen him at all in the last season, its lovely to see him again, all grown up and in the company of the three eyed raven. Last time we saw him, he was tailoring his ability to go into the...

Silicon Valley: “Two in the Box”

Silicon Valley: “Two in the Box”

If you missed last week, catch up on our episode review here. You know, when I sat down to watch this episode, I had a lot of thoughts about what I might see. I wondered if I would see conflict between Richard and the new CEO. I wondered if I would see Erlich feeling left behind. I saw all that, and more than I could ever imagine. I think I’m traumatized… The episode has some emotional turns for Richard as he questions his trust in the new CEO Jack Barker (played by Stephen Tobolowsky).  That is some great casting.  Tobolowsky is a fantastic actor, but right now, I’m questioning his ability to run Pied Piper the way...

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Oprah Winfrey has been holding on to the rights to Rebecca Skloot’s book “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” for a while now. She at the very least hoped to produce the filmed adaptation. Now we learn she goes one better by signing on to star in the project and to do it for HBO not OWN. Perhaps she like what HBO FILMS: BELLE did for Queen Latifah? Here is the official press release:   OPRAH WINFREY TO STAR IN HBO FILMS’ THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS ——– Directed By George C. Wolfe From His Screenplay; Based On “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks,” By Rebecca Skloot; Executive Produced By Oprah...

Bill Simmons Debuts ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY in June

Bill Simmons Debuts ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY in June

Finally after a long development process the former ESPN presence Bill Simmons has something for HBO. He launches original programming on Wednesday nights with the talk show entitled ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS. It debuts June 22. Here is the official press release:   ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS, WEEKLY TALK SHOW SPANNING POP CULTURE AND SPORTS, TO DEBUT JUNE 22, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO   LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2016 – ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS, a weekly talk show hosted by one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media, will kick off its 20-show season WEDNESDAY, JUNE...

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