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Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”

Jun 22, 2016

As many Game of Thrones fans know, the 9th episode of the season is usually a whopper. Ned’s beheading, battle of Blackwater, the Red wedding, the battle at the Wall, and Dany’s...

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: “Daily Active Users”

Jun 22, 2016

This week on Silicon Valley, we learn many interesting ideas. We learn that statistics are important when launching a new program, but specific statistics are more important than others. We...

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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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New Movies

Movie Review: Ted 2

Jun 18, 2016

The best part going into watching this movie is the fact that I haven’t seen the first one. I knew Ted featured some great actors and a talking bear. Extent of my knowledge. So going into...

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Latest HBO News

Buzz From The HARD KNOCKS 2016 Press Conference

Buzz From The HARD KNOCKS 2016 Press Conference

HBO’s HARD KNOCKS is an extraordinary sports series with the fastest turnaround from filming to airtime for any show of its kind. But it is not like HBO and NFL Films hasn’t had years of practice now. But, as the forthcoming clip states this coming season, HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS, is like no other season of the show. Let’s take a moment to recap the series to date. Season One (2001) gave us the Baltimore Ravens and a look at key veterans seeing their last games of play; Season Two (2002) had the Dallas Cowboys when Emmitt Smith was still playing; after a few years off it was then time for Season Three...

Marvel’s SCARLET Comes To Cinemax Not HBO!

Marvel’s SCARLET Comes To Cinemax Not HBO!

Nothing is confirmed to series yet, but the Marvel property SCARLET is in early development at HBO’s sister channel. One of the Marvel Comics gurus, Brian Michael Bendis, attended the to talk all things Marvel and let out the following news. “I do a book called Scarlet which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television. Not announced yet, but HBO.” [It is] “at the earliest stage,” [but that] “the team around it…will be announced as soon as all are on the same page.” A number of outlets jumped on the story all declaring that HBO was developing the Marvel content. That is true, but not quite. The SCARLET concept...

Movie Review: EVEREST

Movie Review: EVEREST

On the 10th May 1996 two groups of adventurous explorers headed up the tallest and most terrifying mountain on earth, Mount Everest. Shortly after reaching the summit, a deadly storm took hold of the mountain and several of the climbers didn’t make it back down again and their bodies remain up there. Everest is the story of those expedition groups, loosely adapted from the critically acclaimed novel Into Thin Air written by John Krakauer, a survivor of the tragedy.  What is most horrifying of this story is that not only is it true, but it’s an example of how man’s desperation for success can be a fatal flaw. Mount Everest...

Silicon Valley: “To Build a Better Beta”

Silicon Valley: “To Build a Better Beta”

Check out last week’s review here. To release or not to release? That is the question for Richard as the beta is preparing to take its first little baby steps into the tech world.  And Bachmanity? More like Broke-manity for our pals Erlich and Bighead. Richard is waffling over whether or not to release the beta version of Pied Piper. I get his wariness.  Knowing the way things usually go for them, it is not a stretch of the imagination to think releasing the beta could be catastrophic for the company.  Things don’t usually go smoothly for the rag-tag bunch of misfits who call Pied Piper their project.  From the death of...

Game of Thrones: “The Broken Man”

Game of Thrones: “The Broken Man”

Check out last week’s review here. It has been a season of fast-paced story lines (including characters teleporting between regions in a single episode) and returning characters. Bran, Rickon, and Benjen are just a few of the characters that have returned to Game of Thrones after no screen time for one season or more. This season has already had a different feel from the previous five seasons. “The Broken Man” kicks off with a scene before the opening credits. This caught me by surprise and I had to rewind a bit because it felt like I missed something. Game of Thrones has only ever done this on season premieres. A septon and his...

Margaret Atwood Says MADDADDAM Is Still A Go & It Is Big!

Margaret Atwood Says MADDADDAM Is Still A Go & It Is Big!

Just the other day a commenter asked us if we had heard anything regarding HBO’s adaptation of novelist Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy. We had to respond that we hadn’t, but that we’d investigate. One quick Tweet and…boom a quick response from Atwood herself. Here’s the short exchange. @HBOWatch : Yes, still on! But it is a BIG project! @DarrenAronofsky — Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) June 7, 2016 As you can see fans are forever impossibly impatient when they want to see a favorite of theirs get a cinematic treatment. We are guilty of it also. Atwood makes two points clear here. One is that it is a...

BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS Each Drop Promos

BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS Each Drop Promos

The end is in sight for the current season of SILICON VALLEY and VEEP so eyes are turning towards the next two comedies on the schedule. That will be Season Two of HBO’s well received BALLLERS with Dwayne Johnson and the debut of Danny McBride’s VICE PRINCIPALS with Walton Goggins. Both shows arrive on 07.17.16. Each has dropped video clips to be shared. Up first is BALLERS which will air at 10:00pm. It has already launched a Season Two Tease. Here is a slightly longer Season two Trailer: The show also dropped a clip on NFL Draft Day and we’ll share that one as well.   Also out to catch our attention is the new comedy VICE...

HBO Issues Pilot Orders To Kathryn Bigelow & Adam McKay

HBO Issues Pilot Orders To Kathryn Bigelow & Adam McKay

HBO just okayed two drama concepts to get further consideration for the network. One is from Oscar winners Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and Adam McKay (The Big Short). Both are offering totally different stories that we can only hope will see the Home Box Office screen. We reported on Bigelow’s concept back on 12.17.15 in a Slate post. Here is that blurb: Kathryn Bigelow Developing Topical Drama The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow (pictured)  is embarking on the daring and bold topic of Jihadi recruitment. She will serve as overseeing executive producer for the concept which...

Bill Hader’s Comedy BARRY Becomes HBO Series

Bill Hader’s Comedy BARRY Becomes HBO Series

Back in January we announced in a Slate piece that SNL veteran Bill Hader was granted a pilot order by HBO for a BARRY. Here it is: HBO has picked up another pilot offer and this one comes from comedic talent Bill Hader. He is working on a little piece he is calling BARRY. But, just who is this Barry? He is an ex-Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene. Hader (pictured) is expected to play the role himself. He is, of course, alumni...

HBO Comedy Special – QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT Review

HBO Comedy Special – QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT Review

Dealing with comedy is always subjective but here is this writer’s thoughts on the Quincy Jones comedy special that debuted Thursday, June 02 at 10:00pm and I hope you don’t want to punch me right in the face when I’m done. Hold up, let me say that it was funny and an entertaining treat on an otherwise boring Thursday night, but it was flawed. Upon watching the comic’s hour I checked many of a review only to discover no one had anything negative to say. What? Was I missing something? After further pondering I deduced that I didn’t think so. All I’m saying is that as comics go he needed a little polishing is all. Listen, I...

Movie Review: The Martian

Movie Review: The Martian

  I’m a huge science fiction and fantasy fan. I love movies that have to do exploring unknown worlds and all the action, adventure and peril that come with it. Seeing as how Matt Damon is in this movie along with Sean Bean, Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor  well, I had to check this one out.  Bean plays the Ares III mission director, but Chastain is the actual Commander who calls the shot. Ejiofor is at Misson Control. I thoroughly enjoyed them and the movie. Disaster strikes: a massive dust storm throws you off your guard and basically ruins your mission. Imagine being stranded….on a hostile planet with no food, water and...

HBO Canada’s Sensitive Skin: Back For Season Two!

HBO Canada’s Sensitive Skin: Back For Season Two!

  Remember the trials and tribulations of Davina Jackson of HBO CANADA’s Sensitive Skin?  She’s a 50-something woman who was married (although it looked like it was unhappily), worked in an art gallery, had one son, sold her big suburbia house for a condo loft  in downtown Toronto and was taking a plethora of hormone replacement therapy. Davina has a sister, Veronica, who is also married and Davina’s brother-in-law is currently awaiting a trial. Sketchy, to say the least.  Plus, Davina herself was dabbling in marijuana and after a while, carrying on with younger men. Oh, if you do’t recall all that then check...

Silicon Valley: “Bachmanity Insanity”

Silicon Valley: “Bachmanity Insanity”

Unlike last week, this week is all about the love in the Valley. Richard meets a woman and things heat up until he burns it down. Dinesh is making googly eyes at one of the women helping them code from another country, until she gets a real look at him. Even Jared gets in on the love loop, repeatedly actually.  Go Jared!  And as always, Erlich is in love with money. With all the focus on Pied Piper, love affairs have gone to the wayside.  But when Richard meets a cute girl, he gets back into the game.  Winnie, not a bartender, knows her own way around the tech biz. But in the everlasting world of tabs versus spaces (not that I know what...

Girls Season Six: Behind the Scenes Instagram Pics!

Girls Season Six: Behind the Scenes Instagram Pics!

Not long after the curtain closed on season five of Girls did the cast members start posting pictures of themselves and each other on set for the new season, giving a few hints and clues to what might be in store for our beloved women. First up, Jenni Konner, fellow editor of Lenny Letter, Lena Dunham’s close personal friend and director of the season finale posts this shot of the script for presumably the first episode of the new season. She posted this for their first table read of the new episodes and the title doesn’t exactly tell us much but Konner’s comment “The beginning of the end” suggests this is...

A Retrospective: The Women of VINYL

A Retrospective: The Women of VINYL

Now that the dust has well and truly settled on HBO’s vibrant new drama series Vinyl it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the season and more specifically, the representation of women in the series. Despite the cast being dominated by male characters, its the three women who pull the strings and clear up the mess. They are the driving force behind the powerful men in the season and are often the cause of those men making big decisions. Terence Winter, the show’s main writer, explained in an interview with The Independent that they were conscious of being “true and faithful to the reality of how hard it was for women in...

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