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Westworld

Westworld Season Finale: “The Bicameral Mind”

Dec 6, 2016

The Westworld season finale managed to wrap up a plethora of loose ends while simultaneously opening manty other doors to what may follow. A number of fan theories were confirmed – namely...

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Game of Thrones

Prequels Are Coming? HBO Considers A ‘Game of Thrones’ Successor

Nov 21, 2016

With Game of Thrones in the midst of filming its penultimate season, HBO is already thinking ahead about how to continue the sweeping success of the award-winning fantasy show long after the...

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Divorce

Divorce: “Another Party”

Dec 6, 2016

Last week on Divorce, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) saw a job opportunity come and go when she couldn’t keep her divorce under control. Robert (Thomas Haden Church) was behaving...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Keanu

Dec 2, 2016

After making a name for themselves on the Fox sketch comedy series Mad TV, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele broke out on their own in the critically acclaimed series Key & Peele. For...

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Latest HBO News

J. K. Rowling Returns to HBO with CORMORAN STRIKE

J. K. Rowling Returns to HBO with CORMORAN STRIKE

J. K. Rowling’s presence on HBO continues after THE CASUAL VACANCY. But, then we announced that way back in a post on 12.17.15. CORMORAN STRIKE was announced as a BBC/HBO co-production after the successful run of the first work. Though the original timeline may be a little off it now appears Rowling’s return is a certainty. From Deadline we learn the CORMORAN STRIKE limited series stars British actor Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) star in what will be three separate event series, the three-hour The Cuckoo’s Calling, two-hour The Silkworm and two-hour Career Of Evil. Rowling, who wrote the three separate novels under the name...

Divorce: “Gustav”

Divorce: “Gustav”

Last week on Divorce, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) take a stab at mediation and it doesn’t go well. While they go finally tell the kids about the impending divorce, Robert steps up his game, starts trying to get a new deal together, and leaves Frances alone at mediation while he gets a lawyer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlZq2BsOSeU This week, Frances quickly learns that Robert has a lawyer after his bumbling idiot lawyer calls the house looking for Robert. Since he has already made the move to abandon mediation, she gets her own lawyer. Played by Jeffrey DeMunn, Max Brodkin is known for his...

Westworld: “The Adversary”

Westworld: “The Adversary”

Westworld seems to have become one of the shows that have a fan base completely divided. A large portion of people is completely in love with the show, claiming it’s the next Game of Thrones, while others think it’s the same story told a different way. As the season continues, that line blurs a bit and we see people switch sides. Honestly, I still haven’t figured out exactly where I stand with it. Maeve (Thandie Newton)  has been my favorite since Episode One and that hasn’t changed. This episode only further solidified that. She seems to have a higher level of awareness than most of the other characters. This episode, she...

Happy 44th Birthday HBO!

Happy 44th Birthday HBO!

November 8th, 2016 is not just Election Day here in the U. S. A. but also the forty-fourth birthday of Home Box Office. As we have done the past few years we wish to draw your attention to that fact yet again. However, it gets harder to find cool, nostalgic clips to help celebrate. This year we just offer a hodge-podge of videos we trolled the depths of Internet hell to find. Enjoy! Since 11.08 is also Election Day we will start with these clips. In the first one Selina Meyer encourages you to vote: Also out there is this PSA: Now let’s just grit our teeth and get it done and move forward. Okay, let’s celebrate with some classic...

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Season 9 Announces Core Cast

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Season 9 Announces Core Cast

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM is shaping up and everyone you’d expect to be onboard is. Joining Larry David in the show after a six-year hiatus are Cheryl Hines (as Cheryl David), Susie Essman (as Greene) and Jeff Garlin (as Jeff Greene). Also appearing are Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. The concept of the ninth season must be all sketched out, don’t forget it is mostly improved, and a shooting schedule must have been plotted for the cast to become aligned at this point for another go. Exactly what happens is anyone’s guess, but we remember that Larry & Cheryl are still divorced, right?     To complete this season the stars did...

Movie Review: “How to Be Single”

Movie Review: “How to Be Single”

In this friendly comedy, several women learn what it means to be single and the many ways to go about it. Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann, each woman has their own path on the road of singledom and different ways of handling the ups and downs. Check out the trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrDI4-BSovs The story follows Alice (Johnson) as she decides to take a break from boyfriend Josh (Nicholas Braun) to experience being single. She moves into New York City to begin work as a paralegal where she meets fellow worker Robin (Wilson). As a party-loving, wild girl, Robin promises to show Alice the ropes...

Limited Series THE YOUNG POPE Debuts on HBO January 15, 2017

Limited Series THE YOUNG POPE Debuts on HBO January 15, 2017

HBO has dropped a press release as it starts to shape its Winter 2017 lineup. We now know what the dramatic hour will be once we get into the new year.   LIMITED DRAMA SERIES THE YOUNG POPE, STARRING JUDE LAW AND DIANE KEATON AND DIRECTED BY PAOLO SORRENTINO, DEBUTS JAN. 15 ON HBO LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2016 – HBO has confirmed the debut date for the ten-episode limited drama series THE YOUNG POPE, with the first part scheduled to debut SUNDAY, JAN. 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), and the second part the next night, MONDAY, JAN. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays and Mondays at the same...

President Obama Will Appear On REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER November 4

President Obama Will Appear On REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER November 4

After a year of begging and a signed petition HBO commentator Bill Maher finally gets his wish. He had high hopes that if he whined long enough President Barack Obama would come on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, which airs Friday nights at 10:00pm. Well, he sort of gets his wish – POTUS is not coming to him, but rather Maher has interviewed the Head Chief at the White House and those results will be a part of the lineup of REAL TIME… on Friday, 11.04. After a petition at the White House website garnered 100,000 signatures a response was released that the visit was under consideration. You know, you’ve seen it on VEEP, the presidential...

HBO’s Chief Plepler & Programmer Bloys Talking Points

HBO’s Chief Plepler & Programmer Bloys Talking Points

Both Chief Executive Richard Plepler and President of Programming Casey Bloys were out this past week talking about their entertainment giant and just some of the big news surrounding it. Of course, they could not talk about the broad spectrum of everything on their plate, but they did each have an agenda of what they wanted to discuss in their respective forums. This piece will break it down starting with Richard Plepler’s sit down with Gerard Baker of The Wall Street Journal. Joining in on the conversation was VICE’s Shane Smith as a point of discussion was the newly launched VICE NEWS TONIGHT. Also, a big topic was the possible...

Insecure: Episodes 3 & 4

Insecure: Episodes 3 & 4

Created by and starring Issa Rae, Insecure follows the life of a young black woman making her way in Los Angeles. In the first two episodes, we meet Issa working at a non-profit to help inner city kids. While she loves her job, she’s the token minority which makes her job difficult at times. She is struggling in her relationship with Lawrence and tested by the availability of her ex. Here’s what we expected from –  Episode 3 – “Racist as F*ck.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_RnZqu62mI After avoiding coming home for a while, Issa comes back to her apartment but has yet to fully address the relationship...

Divorce: “Mediation”

Divorce: “Mediation”

Last week, we saw as Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) attempted couples counseling and went about their own ways trying to keep the kids unaware. Frances revealed details of her affair with Julien (Jemaine Clement), and Robert admitted to an emotional affair with an old college friend. The two realize the marriage has no hope left, and decide to call it quits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYwov-ZLCNg This episode opens with Robert living in one of his model homes during reconstruction. The couple has yet to inform their children of their impending split, much to the dismay of their mediation counselor....

Westworld: “Contrapasso”

Westworld: “Contrapasso”

Deeper and deeper we go, down into the rabbit hole, with nothing but a series of cryptic clues and metaphors for human consciousness. Often each episode leaves you asking a million questions when the end credits start to roll and this week was no different. The mystery of Arnold widens even further as we discover that other characters are aware of his presence, most specifically Dolores who we learn through a conversation with Ford that she was one of the last people to speak to him on the day that he died, 34 years ago. We know that he ‘died in the park’ but to what extent was that death actually a death? If Arnold had existed...

In WESTWORLD – There Has Been An Awakening

In WESTWORLD – There Has Been An Awakening

In the original movie version produced in 1973 the first Host to begin to gain consciousness was played by Yul Brynner (2016 seems to be the year of remaking Yul Brynner works with The Magnificent Seven, as well as Westworld getting make-overs). It probably helps to consider the deliberate changes that the Westworld reboot has made. In the original it was the gun-slinging male that became aware after countless days of being killed over and over again. In this Westworld it is not a strong, cowboy character but the female Host designed to be the innocent, pure embodiment of prairie Americana. The writers chose to tell this new story from a...

What’s On: HBO Schedule for November 2016

What’s On: HBO Schedule for November 2016

Here we go with another month of HBO content and we are in the thick of it. We still have series weaving their stories, pundits chatting their observations and big name movies and big name stars. Plus with news, kids programming and sports it adds up to thirty days of brilliant entertainment. As the leaves fall and families gather we can be thankful HBO is still one of the top TV choices out there. Yeah, you can be thankful for simple inconsequential stuff like that too. Thanks, HBO!     Original Series: New episodes await us in our Sunday series still. They have played pretty well so far. So don’t miss a second of WESTWORLD, DIVORCE...

Movie Review: Poltergeist

Movie Review: Poltergeist

Poltergeist is one of those classic movies that helped to shape and define the horror genre. In the 70’s and 80’s, horror movies were at their peak and what is happening now is that the same ideas are being regurgitated over and over again whether it be a ‘reimagining’ a ‘remake’ or even prequels and sequels, the originality of the genre is dying a death and if it wasn’t for films like The Witch or It Follows we would be tumbling into an abyss of superhero movies and never-ending franchises. The original Poltergeist belonged in the 80’s, everything about it screamed the 80’s and as technology was emerging, the notion of...

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