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Game of Thrones: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

May 19, 2015

If you have felt like I have this season, then you undoubtedly are just waiting for all the build up to come to a haunt and everything to come crashing down on Game of Thrones. Thankfully, it...

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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: “Homicide”

May 20, 2015

With Hooli’s relentless conniving against Pied Piper, such as the lawsuit, buyout attempt, and now 4K live-streaming, it was a welcome change to see them fail miserably at their attempt at...

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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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HBO Documentary Films: THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF THE CANNIBAL COP

HBO Documentary Films: THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF THE CANNIBAL COP

Overview:  Dubbed “The Cannibal Cop,” former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle was convicted of conspiring to kidnap and eat women in March 2013. Valle had argued it was all a fantasy, but the prosecution’s narrative convinced jurors otherwise. His story made headlines not only for its chilling details, but also because of its landmark decision regarding a man many consider “patient zero” in a growing thought-police trend across the nation. Featuring unprecedented, intimate interviews with Valle and his family, as well as insights from lawyers, journalists, psychological professionals and criminal experts, THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF...

Second True Detective Season 2 Trailer

Second True Detective Season 2 Trailer

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 by soem captivating music and an eery feeling that you just couldn’t shake.  This second offering gives us a bit more.  You’ve heard the tagline “We get the World We Deserve” on the TD2 promotional posters but now we get to hear one of the characters say it.  Check it out: Are you ready to learn more about the new season? Check out the latest interview with the show’s creator here if you haven’t already.  This...

Silicon Valley: “Server Space”

Silicon Valley: “Server Space”

It’s moving time for Pied Piper. Or is it? After surveying their new potential offices, Hooli, or more specifically, Gavin Belson, has blocked Pied Piper from using any public server space to host their site. With that sucker punch, Richard has to make a choice; buy office space (heh), or pay for Gilfoyle to set up their own servers to run Pied Piper out of Erlich’s garage. Of course an extended stay with Erlich is the last thing any of them, or their neighbors for that matter, actually want. Meanwhile, Richard has to deal with not wetting bed and a German sleep-talking Jared. Where in the first season the show was about a band...

Game of Thrones: “Kill the Boy”

Game of Thrones: “Kill the Boy”

While Sunday’s episode name might be all about the men, the actual episode was teeming with women being in power.  In Meereen, Dany is showing the Masters and the Sons of the Harpy that she means business and revenge for the death of her esteemed friend (RIP Ser Barristan Selmy).  Back in Winterfell, Sansa is keeping calm and collected in the presence of people who murdered her family.  Even Ramsay’s girlfriend is being political and sizing up Sansa.  But our Lady of the North isn’t entirely alone, since “the North remembers” and Brienne is watching from afar.  Though they weren’t shown in the...

Whitney Cummings Gets Comedy Pilot & Special at HBO

Whitney Cummings Gets Comedy Pilot & Special at HBO

Whitney Cummings, actress, comedian and writer, comes to HBO to join the ranks of Lena Dunham and other comedic woman making plans for the network. Both Sarah Silverman and Issa Rae have pilots under development and we just announced Amy Schumer coming to HBO. And now it is Whitney’s turn. The network has ordered a pilot for a comedy inspired by Maureen Dowd’s (of the New York Times) novel entitled “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide.”  We learned that – Cummings created, wrote and is starring in the project, described as a comedic portrait of modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using...

McBride’s VICE PRINIPALS Has Major Casting Call

McBride’s VICE PRINIPALS Has Major Casting Call

HBOWatch brings this news, about VICE PRINCIPALS to your attention not so much to get you to go audition for the upcoming comedic series for HBO, but to alert you that the series is filming. Who knows, it could still make it to the schedule before the end of the year or perhaps replace LOOKING at the start of next. The site Project Casting has listed a long line of extras and stand-ins that they need down on the set in Charleston, South Carolina. Now you would think that they’d need a whole school full of extras being that the show takes place in a high school, but that is just one casting call they list. Featured Roles Casting Call New...

Amy Schumer Comedy Special Filming for HBO

Amy Schumer Comedy Special Filming for HBO

  Back in the day there was stand-up on every week and we ate it up. Nowadays, we take it when we can get it and it is Amy Schumer’s turn to deliver. Here is news straight from an HBO Press Release that announces that the red hot comedienne will deliver her shtick to HBO soon. AMY SCHUMER TO STAR IN HER FIRST HBO COMEDY SPECIAL, DIRECTED BY CHRIS ROCK AND DEBUTING LATER THIS YEAR    Amy Schumer is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The special, which debuts later this year, will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29 and will be directed by...

VICE: “Savior Seed” / “India’s Water Crisis”

VICE: “Savior Seed” / “India’s Water Crisis”

  Overview: “Savior Seeds” – Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger. But these crops, called GMOs for “genetically modified organisms,” have also sparked heated protest. Isobel Yeung traced the path of these super-crops from the headquarters of American agribusiness titan Monsanto to the soy fields of Paraguay, and visits the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, high in the Arctic, to see what’s truly at stake when humans try to improve on nature. “India’s Water Crisis” – India is the largest democracy on Earth with an advanced economy, a...

Key Art & Talk from Pizzolatto about TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two

Key Art & Talk from Pizzolatto about TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two

And the anticipation builds. HBO is gearing up more publicity and buzz about TRUE DETECTIVE 2.0 Just released are four posters featuring the lead cast of the series – Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. One criminal, three police detectives, and the underbelly of L. A.  Another key art piece (above) shows us the underside of a highway overpass. We hope it all leads to one gripping and intense second season of the Nic Pizzolatto series.   Many people have been grumbling since Season One concluded that without Detectives Hart & Cohle what followed would be crap. Then when they heard that comic actor...

Big Little Lies: A New HBO Series with Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon

Big Little Lies: A New HBO Series with Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon

Does it seem like bigger and bigger stars are coming to HBO these days? You’ve got two star-studded seasons of True Detective on record, and stars like Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris all seem to be okay with doing television as well. Here are two more names for you: Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.  Both award winning actresses, both now committed to HBO for a limited series called “Big Little Lies”. The show will be based on a book of the same name.  Here’s how Amazon describes it: Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . . A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . ....

Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Shaun Levy’s latest drama-comedy offering comes in the form of the oddly named This is Where I Leave You consisting of a stellar cast and an interesting premise, this film has all the ingredients for a touching and uplifting comedy drama but falls short in delivering any kind of emotional blow, despite its constant attempts. Jason Bateman plays Judd, who shortly after discovering his wife in bed with his boss learns that his father has died. He travels home to be with his sister Wendy (Tina Fey), youngest brother Philip (Adam Driver), older brother Paul (Corey Stoll) and mother Hillary (Jane Fonda) where they have to honor the Jewish...

We Catch Up with Cinemax News Including New Series!

We Catch Up with Cinemax News Including New Series!

  It appears we have been a bit lacks on Cinemax coverage as of late so this post plans to catch fans up with what is happening with the series HBO’s distant sister channel offers. We start with not one, but two new series forthcoming. OUTCAST: HBOWatch reported back on 11.24.14 that Cinemax was considering the exorcism drama and it is official now that that concept has been picked up. An HBO Press Release states –   CINEMAX has picked up the ten-episode drama series OUTCAST, announced Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Chris Black and...

Silicon Valley: “The Lady”

Silicon Valley: “The Lady”

Silicon Valley has consistently been both one of the funniest shows on television, and one of the most accurate portrayals of nerd/geek culture in media. The true-to-life business tactics of the show are executed with a hilarious eye for the absurdity of it. All of the characters seem accurate, and real. Now with this latest episode we get to see even more new characters that flesh out just how great the show is. The Hiring Early in the episode we get to see Pied Piper’s hiring process begin. The results are spectacular effectively setting up the bizarre nature of resumes, and introducing us to some potential new characters. This...

HBO Documentary Films: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

HBO Documentary Films: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

Overview: Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana, “the flagship band of Generation X,” remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans around the world. His story is told for the first time in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, a fully authorized feature documentary co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group, which debuted MONDAY, MAY 4 at 9:00pm. Brett Morgen, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind such acclaimed documentaries as the HBO presentations “Crossfire Hurricane,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones,...

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