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Should Game of Thrones Fans Wait to Read the Books?

Nov 20, 2014

If you haven’t read A Song of Ice and Fire (of which I am guilty), I am certain you are tired of seeing “SPOILER” in an article/video and immediately having to stop viewing. It takes...

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Girls

HBO Sets Premiere Date for GIRLS, TOGETHERNESS and LOOKING For 01.11.15; Updated Now With Teasers

Nov 10, 2014

Update: This post is now bumped up to include a couple of teasers recently released. We already have the trailer for GIRLS, but now we can add ones for the other two shows coming Sundays in...

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The Newsroom

The Newsroom: “Run”

Nov 20, 2014

There is no denying The Newsroom has officially swung into full gear in the second episode of its final six-episode run. The series has never lost its edge in terms of intellectual originality...

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New Movies

The Lego Movie: Review

Nov 15, 2014

Never before has a films title song been so descriptive, that its name alone is essentially a review of the film. “Everything Is Awesome” is heard blasting throughout a multitude of scenes...

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Latest HBO News

True Detective Season 2 Filming Finally Underway!

True Detective Season 2 Filming Finally Underway!

After months of speculation and hand wringing the stars have finally aligned (or, at least their busy schedules have!). True Detective season two will begin filming in LA next week!  How do we know this? Well recently confirmed star of season 2 tweeted as much just yesterday:   Heading to LA!!! Start filming #TrueDetective this week. @TD_HBO @HBO — Taylor Kitsch (@_TaylorKitsch) November 4, 2014 Woohoo!  Get over there and do your thing, Taylor. Some fans were worried that True Detective would not even make a 2015 premiere date if it didn’t get into the can in 2014. The production, including filming and editing takes roughly...

PROJECT GREENLIGHT 2015 Announces Finalists

PROJECT GREENLIGHT 2015 Announces Finalists

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been going hard with PROJECT GREENLIGHT 2015. They have made a shitload of video clips talking all about the contest to turn an aspiring filmmaker into a big screen winner. The winner of the event will be chosen on Friday, November 7th after which they are likely to create yet another clip. If you are not familiar with the concept Matt & Ben have asked for amateur film makers to submit works in either comedy or drama to the project as long as they are up to three minutes long. Then they and others looked at the entries and narrowed them down to a list of twenty. The public was invited to vote for their...

Will Johnson, Sedgwick and White all be at HBO?

Will Johnson, Sedgwick and White all be at HBO?

Individually, the news items below really couldn’t generate posts on their own nor was it all the right kind of information for a Development Slate piece. So this writer settles for this format to get this news to you. In Production: Dwayne Johnson’s BALLERS BALLERS is already slated to be a series on HBO. We haven’t heard a whole lot about Dwayne Johnson’s comedy gig for HBO, but one quick report states that the show is in production. The following Tweet is proof: For those who don’t know it, a ‘table read’ is where the production staff sits around with the cast and reads through the scripts so everyone is on board with...

Olive Kitteridge Premiere Date: November 2nd

Olive Kitteridge Premiere Date: November 2nd

Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, OLIVE KITTERIDGE tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of a woman whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and a staunch moral center. The supporting cast includes Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan. Executive produced by Tom Hanks and Frances McDormand. Sound interesting? We’ve been eyeing this miniseries for almost a year now.  The mini...

Damon Lindelof Talks About THE LEFTOVERS Second Season

Damon Lindelof Talks About THE LEFTOVERS Second Season

One thing that the debut season of THE LEFTOVERS left us with is a lot of questions. Yes, we got some answers, but they were only replaced with different ones. Just the simple questions alone leave you wondering. What happens to the Garvey family? Where does Laurie fit in? Where do the new Holy Wayne baby and Nora live?  What about Kevin’s mental issues? What does the Guilty Remnant do now?  How do the Rev. and Mapleton get past what the GR has done? They are all questions that could eat at you if you let them, assuming you appreciated and stuck with the launch of THE LEFTOVERS. I have heard from plenty who couldn’t hack it. But,...

Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

I watched this movie while flying down to the Dominican Republic. It was entertaining, if you enjoy historical love stories mixed with a little bit of the supernatural. It stars Colin Farrell (HBO’s True Detective), Jessica Finlay Brown (Downton Abbey), Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly and Will Smith. A young immigrant couple’s dreams are dashed forever when they are refused entry into the United States. They are marked with the symbol that means consumption. They know that the only chance their baby son will have to live a good life would be in America and not back home. They place the baby in a tiny little model sailboat, with the...

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH Is Gearing Up

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH Is Gearing Up

  I am not sure when the name change happened and why we missed it but, MASTERS OF THE AIR , the WWII companion piece to BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC,  is now officially titled THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. Let’s take a moment to realize what we can gain about the production due to that title change. The project, from Playtone Productions, was quickly given the name “Masters of the Air” because it was announced early that the source material for the project was a non-fiction account of the same name by Donald Miller. Though it is a commanding title it is a rather vague one. Now with the name changed to THE MIGHTY EIGHTH there is no...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For November 2014

What’s On: HBO Schedule For November 2014

November is always a big, big, month for HBO. Have you ever wondered just why that is? When you look below at all the entertainment coming our way you will see that HBO is not holding back. There are five weekends in the month so we got five diverse movies debuting, a concert, a comedy special, a miniseries and more. There is also an acclaimed drama and a comedy block that will make you howl. Plus, we get hit hard with sports galore. It is a great month to enjoy what HBO has to offer. So let us check What’s On: HBO Schedule For November 2014.   Originals: It may have ended up a short-lived series, but it has been appreciated by many a...

Game of Thrones Season Seven (Mostly) Confirmed

Game of Thrones Season Seven (Mostly) Confirmed

Today in “news you probably could have anticipated but still desperately need confirmation of” — Game of Thrones will most likely see a season 7. HBO has already confirmed Game of Thrones Seasons 5 and 6 but many fans have wondered: What about a seventh season?! What about an eighth season?  Can’t Pete Dinklage keep on playing Tyrion Lannister until he dies of old age?  We hate to be the ones to break this to you but there will be a day when Game of Thrones is not on the air. We hope and expect that HBO will fill that void with new series by that time but we know Game of Thrones holds a special place in...

Taylor Kitsch and Others in TRUE DETECTIVE 2

Taylor Kitsch and Others in TRUE DETECTIVE 2

Some people are really getting worried about TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two. There are mumblings over the internet that the project is going so slow; that creator/writer Pizzolatto is taking forever to even get it cast. For example, Taylor Kitsch (pictured) has been rumored to be linked to the second season for months and we cannot even get official confirmation whether he is in it or not. Then there is the impatience of fans who are disappointed that the sophomore season has been pushed later into 2015. Personally, I don’t need the rush; I always say quality takes time. Anyway, fans, we take whatever news we can when we can, even if it is not...

What We Know About…TOGETHERNESS

What We Know About…TOGETHERNESS

Production Company: Duplass Brothers Productions. Brothers Jay and Mark are a multi-talented duo who have produced, written and directed a number of projects. Two movies of note were The Puffy Chair and Cyrus. They also both have acting credits with the older Jay appearing in projects like The Mindy Project and Transparent. Mark has been seen projects including Zero Dark Thirty and the shows The Mindy Project and The League. One of the production company’s latest titles of note was 2014’s The Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The company will, as noted below, be spearheading many of the tasks to get TOGETHERNESS on air...

HBO Documentary Films: MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN

HBO Documentary Films: MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN

Overview:  James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, this documentary features rare and previously unseen footage, interviews and photographs, chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more. Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and produced by Mick Jagger, the feature-length documentary was made with the unique cooperation of the Brown Estate, which opened its archives for the first...

Boardwalk Empire Series Finale: Eldorado

Boardwalk Empire Series Finale: Eldorado

Boardwalk Empire is over, but there remains the unfinished business of the winners and losers. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, beware of spoilers! The final episode mostly tied up loose threads, but there was still some action. Get a refresher on episode 7, Friendless Child, here. Al Capone Al is at the end of his career and knows it. He’s about to face charges of tax evasion that will put him in prison for a long time. The scene between him and his hearing impaired son was very well done and almost made me feel sorry for the gangster who did a lot of very bad things. Al is last seen being swarmed by reporters on court...

The Newsroom Season 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date & Review

The Newsroom Season 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date & Review

We just received our pre-release copy of The Newsroom on DVD! Check it out: This is the DVD version but all of the below is still true, minus the digital download stuff.  To be honest we’d recommend picking up the Blu-Ray edition because you’ll not only get better quality picture and sound you’ll also get the digital versions to keep and cherish on the go.  Heck you could even give the digital version to a friend!  Order that here if you’re interested.  The set is out NOVEMBER 4th, the same day as The Sopranos Complete Series on Blu-Ray so get your wallets ready!  This holiday is going to be a big one for HBO...

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