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Exciting Revelations from the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

Oct 20, 2014

Seasons 1 through 4 of Game of Thrones were huge but wait until you take a look at these shots from the set of Season 5 in the Spainish town of Osuna.  We must warn you taht some of these...

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire: “Friendless Child”

Oct 22, 2014

Nucky Thompson was brought to his knees in the latest episode of ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ War has returned to the Boardwalk, leaving 19 dead and over a million dollars in lost...

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The Knick

The Knick: “The Golden Lotus”

Oct 12, 2014

Misery loves company. In every corner of this episode, people’s lives were unraveling; despair was potent and uncertainty palpable. Words escape me; I say this in the best possible way to...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Oct 19, 2014

Lone Survivor is the latest film from Peter Berg, who is most famous for directing the disappointing Battleship and the mediocre Hancock. However, he appears to have found his groove with Lone...

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The Knick: “The Golden Lotus”

The Knick: “The Golden Lotus”

Misery loves company. In every corner of this episode, people’s lives were unraveling; despair was potent and uncertainty palpable. Words escape me; I say this in the best possible way to describe it, because this episode did not disappoint. Every action has its share of consequences and the staff at the Knick are finding out just how badly things have become. Thackeray, at his lowest level of debauchery, is arrested for stealing cocaine from a pharmacy. If it wasn’t for his very wealthy benefactor, August Robertson, he would’ve been sitting in a dank jail cell somewhere, rotting away. Not only does Augustus pay off the police...

JOSHUA BELL: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS Debuts 10.14.

JOSHUA BELL: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS Debuts 10.14.

HBOWatch does not consistently report of every MASTERCLASS session that airs but we have a Press Release announcing the latest installment and we offer viewers that information here. It is an excellent series with professional and acclaimed artists from many disciplines spending time with youngsters in order to encourage their love for the arts and help them develop their skills as talented young artists.  JOSHUA BELL: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS, THE LATEST EDITION OF THE THREE-TIME EMMY-NOMINATED HBO FAMILY SHOW, DEBUTS OCT. 14 ON HBO  Every year, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) offers emerging talents across the country the...

VICE Media Announces Web Series that Includes A Look At HBO Shows

VICE Media Announces Web Series that Includes A Look At HBO Shows

VICE Media recently started up a new web series on their site, Vice.com, called The Real that might, from time to time, be of interest to HBO viewers. It is a series which will profile the true stories and personalities behind just a few of Hollywood’s memorable entertainment. The Real launched because a previous piece about tracking down a true life Walter White (as in the one from Breaking Bad) proved quite popular. The series started on October 1 with a behind the facts look at HBO fave TRUE DETECTIVE. Series host Giana Toboni went down to Louisiana and linked up with two detectives, Special Agent Todd Teddler and Captain Stewart...

Movie Review: Rush

Movie Review: Rush

If you love high adrenaline racing, gorgeous women, international locales and a healthy dose of competition, than this is the movie for you. Rush is a movie that chronicles the real life racing competition between James Hunt from England and Niki Lauda from Austria. My husband is a race car enthusiast and showed me pictures and footage from the races and I have to say that whoever was in charge of casting the two males leads did a splendid job. Chris Hemsworth brings a cocky swagger to Hunt’s character, while Daniel Bruhl brings a detail oriented and strict work ethic approach to Lauda’s character. The movie starts with a voice over...

HBO Miniseries LEWIS & CLARK Announces Casting Call

HBO Miniseries LEWIS & CLARK Announces Casting Call

One of the interesting historical stories of America, at least for this writer, was the exploration of this country’s western regions beyond the Mississippi River by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Their expedition from 1804 to 1806 was chronicled in journals written along their route to the Pacific Ocean and back. The Lewis and Clark Expedition is about to be chronicled again as HBO begins casting for an upcoming miniseries for the network. The only bit of news that this work was even in development came to our attention on 06.17.14 in a Development Slate posting. Below is what we learned:   LEWIS AND CLARK Miniseries Starts...

A Certain Stark Won’t Return for Game of Thrones Season 5

A Certain Stark Won’t Return for Game of Thrones Season 5

WARNING: This post may contain what some may consider to be minor Game of Thrones spoilers. Continue at your own discretion. It may be the worst time of year for Game of Thrones fans. It has been six months since the previous Game of Thrones season began and it will be six more months of winter before Game of Thrones season 5 premieres this spring. So every little piece of news is something we fans cling to. Speaking of clinging: we’ve already heard that Bran and Hodor will not be appearing in GoT season 5 and that fact already puts us down one Stark this year. But now we can confirm that another Stark will be out of the picture for a...

HBO Documentary Films: HUNTED: THE WAR AGAINST GAYS IN RUSSIA

HBO Documentary Films: HUNTED: THE WAR AGAINST GAYS IN RUSSIA

Overview: Homosexuality was legalized in Russia 21 years ago, but gay people in the country have yet to win mainstream acceptance. In fact, attitudes in Russia appear to be moving backwards. With jobs and relationships at risk if their sexual orientation is exposed, most gay Russians remain closeted. This documentary features disturbing insider footage of homophobic Russians who, in the name of morality or religion, beat and torment gay people, posting graphic videos of their encounters online with few or no legal repercussions. These vigilantes see homosexuality as related to pedophilia, stating publicly that their justification for...

Boardwalk Empire: King of Norway

Boardwalk Empire: King of Norway

1897 Flashbacks In the past, we’ve flashed forward from 1884 to 1897, where we find a young adult Nucky as a deputy sheriff in Atlantic City. In the past… we’ve moved forward…to the future in the past. OK I’ve gone crosseyed. All you need to know is that grown up Nucky is trying to win favor with the Commodore as well as with first wife Mabel’s father. Oh, and he found a body under the boardwalk. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Gillian Gillian makes a plea to Dr. Cotton for her release, but he’s not convinced that she should be free. Doubly terrifying is the unnecessary surgery...

The Knick: “Working Late a Lot”

The Knick: “Working Late a Lot”

Two very different clandestine relationships are developing at The Knick this week. Thackery has developed a deep interest in Nurse Elkins over the season, an interest she reciprocated. Now that they’ve advanced their relationship to a sexual level, the question arises: will Thackery remain interested? He’s a man who seeks ever greater methods of diverting himself. Can Nurse Elkins hold his interest? If this week’s episode is anything to go by, Lucy will hold John’s interest as long as she can get him drugs. Meantime, Edwards and Cornelia have been seeing a lot of each other in hotel rooms. Unlike Thackery and Lucy,...

Movie Review: Ride Along

Movie Review: Ride Along

The Buddy cop film genre has been around since the sixties, but despite its huge bump in popularity in the 1980’s the genre is still very unchanged. A recent trend in Buddy cop movies is to point out the absurdity that one continuous plot is playing out in film after film and no one bats an eye. Films like Hot Fuzz, 21 Jump Street, and to a lesser extent Copout parodied the buddy cop stereotypes while still being extremely funny. Ride Along takes a very traditional approach than most modern day buddy cop movies, and by traditional I mean it is the most cliché’d buddy cop film I’ve ever seen. If you have never seen a buddy cop film, or...

Boardwalk Empire: Cuanto

Boardwalk Empire: Cuanto

1884 Flashbacks Stab me in the heart why don’t ya. Nucky’s summer job is over and the commodore is sending him back to school. Nucky and Eli wander around a bit while Nucky complains about the injustice of it all– and distracts Eli from their father’s fornication with another woman in their own house. They trespass in the hotel where Nucky shows Eli the wonders of a flushing toilet and a bathtub that fills itself when the Sheriff catches them. Instead of arresting them, he takes them home for dinner with his family. Eli is too young to get it, but Nucky is moved to tears by a loving family where there is plenty to...

The Newsroom Season 3: Teasers and Trailers

The Newsroom Season 3: Teasers and Trailers

UPDATE: The First Full Newsroom Season 3 Trailer “If you have our back then we’re not gonna let you get shot in yours” All good things must eventually come to an end. But why do some end sooner than others? It’s an existential question, to be sure but at times like these– when it almost feels like we’re losing a friend that we ask ourselves these questions. The answer in this case can be summed up with a name: Aaron Sorkin. The creator and writer of The Newsroom is a busy man and simply doesn’t have time for 10 hours of television per year.  Yes, if you hadn’t heard: The Newsroom Season 3 will...

HBO Comedy Special: JERROD CARMICHAEL: LOVE AT THE STORE Debuts 10.04.14.

HBO Comedy Special: JERROD CARMICHAEL: LOVE AT THE STORE Debuts 10.04.14.

An HBO Press Release states the following: Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Funny Or Die, JERROD CARMICHAEL: LOVE AT THE STORE, debuting SATURDAY, OCT. 4 (10:00pm ET), features the comedy star in his first HBO solo special. Taped May 7 at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the exclusive presentation features Carmichael’s unique take on such topics as: poverty, wealth, crime, race, national tragedies, female empowerment and why talent is more important than morals. Prior to the premiere of his special, Carmichael embarked on a six-city “Love at the Store Tour”, which began Sept. 24 in Philadelphia and culminated Sept. 30 in Los...

Girls Season 4 Premieres January 2015

Girls Season 4 Premieres January 2015

We probably could have guessed this premiere date as the series has maintained a consistent air date for the past two years.  But we can now 100% confirm that Girls season 4 will premiere in January 2015! Speaking to Jon Stewart last night Lena Dunham was out promoting her new book Not That Kind of Girl, a “fiercely funny” tome that fans of the show are sure to love. In her interview portion of The Daily Show Ms. Dunham was asked one final question as the show wrapped: Jon: “The new season of Girls is when?….” Lena: “January!” The full interview was actually quite interesting for fans of Girls or...

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