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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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New Movies

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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Latest HBO News

THE LEFTOVERS Season Three Australia Bound

THE LEFTOVERS Season Three Australia Bound

If you think about THE LEFTOVERS it makes perfect sense. The show is heading for Australia in its final season. After all, there have been a few references throughout the show regarding The Land Down Under, so something is going on there. The Hollywood Reporter broke the exclusive and stated – Sources say the third and final season of the HBO drama will take place in Australia, both on- and off-screen, due to an upcoming storyline in the show. Production will pick up where it left off last season in Austin, Texas, before going down under. From Season Two this writer can readily recall two incidents linked to Australia. The first took place...

HBO Documentary Films: HEART OF A DOG

HBO Documentary Films:  HEART OF A DOG

Overview: In HEART OF A DOG, renowned creative pioneer, Laurie Anderson, delivers a lament for her beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, exploring themes of love, life, death and loss in an impressionistic, deeply personal journey through one woman’s life, mind and art. Beginning with an animated dream sequence in which Anderson imagines giving birth to Lolabelle (who passed away in 2011), this ethereal essay weaves together childhood memories, video footage and musings on a post-9/11 world and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, as well as heartfelt tributes to artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her. The documentary...

“After the Thrones”: Worth the Watch?

“After the Thrones”: Worth the Watch?

Whether you’re a casual viewer or a die-hard fan, there’s probably little doubt that if you’re reading this article, you’ll be tuning in to watch the second episode of Season Six of Game of Thrones on Sunday. However, it is less certain whether fans of HBO’s incredibly popular show will be watching the newly debuted After the Thrones which will be released weekly, a day after each Game of Thrones episode. Hosted by television critic Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan, who is known for his podcasts, After the Thrones is set to recap recent events in the show in a “lively, humorous, and sophisticated...

Silicon Valley Season Three Premiere: “Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley Season Three Premiere: “Founder Friendly”

At the end of last season, we saw Pied Piper’s triumph over Hooli, triumph over technology (small house fire excluded) but not triumph over business as Raviga voted to remove our boy Richard as CEO of his own company.  Douche move, boss chick.  Especially because, though he’s not business savvy, Richard has kept this stuff together (mostly) and did his best to put Pied Piper on the map.  Sure there were obstacles and mishaps, but that is true of any business venture.  So what does the new season have in store as Richard is removed from the CEO position? In the season opener, we catch up where we left off at the end of last season....

What’s On: HBO Schedule For May 2016

What’s On: HBO Schedule For May 2016

The time of year that most of you have been waiting for has arrived and we’re not talking Spring. We are talking about the three big series that launched on 04.24 and continues into May. Yeah, we know where you are Sunday nights; with HBO for its award-winning drama and comedy series. But there is a bit more on the schedule besides those crowd pleasers and we draw your attention to them in the What On: article below.  Enjoy the ALL VIDEO Edition!   Original Series: Without further ado we mention GAME OF THRONES. The ten-episode sixth season of the series continues with a new episode debuting SUNDAY, MAY 01 at 9:00pm. The ensemble...

How to Stream Beyonce’s Lemonade Online

How to Stream Beyonce’s Lemonade Online

Beyonce is a huge force in today’s music world. She’s part of a power couple that includes Jay-Z, another huge force that has made various programming with HBO. We’re just HBO fans here at HBOWatch so we’re as enamoured with Queen B as much as you are. This latest installment from Beyonce aired on HBO and was called Lemonade. There are a few different legitimate ways to stream the visual album online but you may find the answers below a bit frustrating. Let’s go through some of them. Is Lemonade on HBO Go or HBO Now? Oddly enough, Lemonade isn’t on HBO Go or HBO Now. It would seem that Beyonce wanted to...

Game Of Thrones Season 6, Episode 1: “The Red Woman”

Game Of Thrones Season 6, Episode 1: “The Red Woman”

Its that time of year again, the time in which we all fall in love with characters, and possibilities only to see them ripped away from us in a brutal show of callousness. If you hadn’t guessed already its Game Of Thrones time yet again, and this season has started off expertly. JON SNOW IS…. Dead,very dead, super dead, totally not moving, and is a corpse this whole episode dead. Yet I wouldn’t count out Jon yet, there still the possibility of fire based resurrection, but for this episode, he is for all extensive purposes DEAD. This leads to some of the best elements of the episode, and some really intriguing ideas being...

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

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

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. Though there is nothing new to declare here is the official press release anyway:   LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2016 – With all three shows set to return for new seasons on Sunday, April 24, HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP for 2017, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The Emmy-winning GAME OF THRONES begins its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, April 24 (9:00pm.-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Based on...

THE SOPRANOS’ David Chase Still Planning A Return To HBO

THE SOPRANOS’ David Chase Still Planning A Return To HBO

One of our go-to sources at HBOWatch is Deadline who recently snagged an interview with THE SOPRANOS creator David Chase. Below we lift some interesting points from that Q & A along with a link to read it in its entirety. One of the best points we gleaned from it is that Chase is still planning to return to HBO with RIBBON OF DREAMS. We announced that possibility way back on 07.31.15. It will be about the early years of the Hollywood. Below what he said to Deadline regarding it. DEADLINE: You’re now doing A Ribbon Of Dreams with them. Is it a limited series?   CHASE: It’s limited. Their idea for doing it is to have it be three...

Surprising News As Terence Winter Out As VINYL Showrunner

Surprising News As Terence Winter Out As VINYL Showrunner

Needless to say HBO could have been happier with the premiere season of VINYL. Its viewership was not as high as they hoped. Though the critics seemed to like it well enough the audiences were not there. However, the series had been granted a second season only days after its 02.14 premiere fueled by praise from the likes of The Hollywood Reporter who called it “rich, brilliant and addictive” and Rolling Stone calling it “excellent.” But at the end of the day HBO was looking to improve the sorely needed dramatic series for its sophomore season and as a result showrunner Terence Winter is surprisingly out. Winter has been let go...

HBO Documentary Films: NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT AND ANDERSON COOPER

HBO Documentary Films: NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT AND ANDERSON COOPER

Overview: Born into one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the public eye for more than 90 years, unapologetically pursuing love, family and career, while experiencing extreme tragedy and tremendous success side by side. Directed by Liz Garbus, the poignant and revealing feature-length documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper features a series of candid conversations as Vanderbilt and her youngest son, Anderson Cooper, look back at her remarkable life. Intertwining archival footage and previously unseen home videos spanning eight decades with...

HBO Releases Summer Premiere Dates for THE NIGHT OF, BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS

HBO Releases Summer Premiere Dates for THE NIGHT OF, BALLERS and VICE PRINCIPALS

As is customary for HBO once a season is about to launch, in this case GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP, it teases us for the season ahead. The early summer slate has been officially announced including premiere dates and times for each. Coming in July are the limited series THE NIGHT OF, Season two of BALLERS and the new comedy series VICE PRINCIPALS. Here are details via a press release:  THE NIGHT OF, an eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time. Starring John Turturro and...

Movie Review: Jurassic World

Movie Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic World opened last summer to a record high box-office and positive critical reception, gliding in on the back of Steven Spielberg’s classic 1993 movie. But as time went on, opinions started to shift. No one said the movie was bad but it certainly had some issues that were overlooked on the initial viewing with regards to tone. Much like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the argument falls between quality of story versus the visually enticing set pieces. That is, how much are people willing to overlook in the plot of the movie if the images on screen are able to draw an emotional response based on some other factor like nostalgia....

HBO Offering A BIG Free Preview Weekend April 22 – 24

HBO Offering A BIG Free Preview Weekend April 22 – 24

You read that title right! HBO, and Cinemax too, are offering a Free Preview featuring top-notch entertainment. Hello! That means non-subscribers can catch big premieres and special moments. It includes Friday night staples REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER at 10:00pm and VICE at 11:00pm and then it really takes off. Here is the official Press Release about what is on the schedule: HBO and Cinemax Free Preview Weekend Brings Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep and Jurassic World to Non-Subscribers   Big news for fans of great TV! HBO and Cinemax are offering free previews this weekend (Friday, April 22 – Monday, April 25), just in time...

Girls Season Five Finale: “I Love You Baby”

Girls Season Five Finale: “I Love You Baby”

The end of this season of Girls brings about the stunning hope that maybe, just maybe, they might be growing up.  For me, I’ve always considered adulthood to be something I do, not something I am.  I am not an adult.  I adult.  It’s a verb.  Much like sending checks or walking the dog, I adult in different ways. I feel like I evolved into a more responsible, sometimes mature human being.  But I have a hard time considering myself an adult.  Seeing what the Girls have gone through this season though, I think they might be adulting in their own ways. Hannah has turned over a new leaf in her life.  Back to writing, trying...

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