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Flashback Scenes Confirmed for the First Time in Game of Thrones Season 5

Oct 16, 2014

“[For Game of Thrones] we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams or flashbacks. We failed the first two and this season the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.” That...

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire: “The Devil You Know”

Oct 17, 2014

This episode showed the demise of two men and if you were rooting for either one of those sorry chaps then this was a tough episode to watch. I guess with only two episodes left, someone had to...

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The Knick

The Knick: “The Golden Lotus”

Oct 12, 2014

Misery loves company. In every corner of this episode, people’s lives were unraveling; despair was potent and uncertainty palpable. Words escape me; I say this in the best possible way to...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

Oct 19, 2014

Lone Survivor is the latest film from Peter Berg, who is most famous for directing the disappointing Battleship and the mediocre Hancock. However, he appears to have found his groove with Lone...

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Latest HBO News

The Knick: “Get the Rope”

The Knick: “Get the Rope”

This episode had everything going for it: action, dilemmas, emergencies, courage, shock, defiance and love. Hospitals. Heroin dens. Hidden agendas. Hook ups. By the time the episode came to an end, I immediately watched it again, in case I missed out on any small details. In the beginning, we see where Thackeray got the inspiration for shooting himself with heroin before a procedure – his mentor would do it. How ethical. Blatant disregard for racial equality is the starting point to the episode. A patient – a policeman named Sears (who in my opinion was a real JERK) got stabbed and was rushed to the Knick. Sears attempted to solicit a...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For October 2014

What’s On: HBO Schedule For October 2014

Last month’s little tease phrase was preparing you for a RUSH and we were not referring to rustling fall leaves in cool breezes rushing by, but a rush of awesome HBO programming coming your way in October. This post will prove that is the case as we look ahead to all the series and specials coming to the premium network, its online site and even its sister channel, Cinemax. We are sure you will find something to make you think, laugh and cry as we offer What’s On: HBO Schedule For October 2014.    Originals: Only one dramatic series sits alone in October and it is the Emmy-winning drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE which concludes its...

Movie Review: Riddick

Movie Review: Riddick

The thing you need to understand about Richard B. Riddick is that the man is a survivor. He has stealth, strength and eyes that can see in the dark. You wouldn’t want him as your enemy. Riddick is a lone wolf; always has been. He’s survived on instinct and did things that no human being should’ve done, in order to survive. I’ve been a fan of Vin Diesel’s Riddick character since Pitch Black came out in 2001. Riddick is quite the interesting character; he’s talented in many ways of combat and weaponry, which served him well over the years. He’s got a keen sense of being able to read anyone who crosses his path in order to...

Rachel McAdams (almost) Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

Rachel McAdams (almost) Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

When will the rumors end and certainty take root?! I suppose this should be expected from a “mystery” series, right? Last week HBO nailed down two of the main actors for True Detective season 2: Colin Farrel and Vince Vaughn.  But there were two more “lead” positions still left as question marks. Today, Variety is reporting that “sources say” Rachel McAdams (yes, from The Notebook) is in the final phase of contract negotiation to star as the lead female in True Detective season 2. “What it came down to was scheduling as insiders tell Variety McAdams was about to start filming “Spotlight,” the...

Real Sports September 2014 Review

Real Sports September 2014 Review

If you subscribe to HBO and are not a sports fan, it’s possible that you haven’t given Real Sports a try.  That would be a tragic oversight because Real Sports is one the best investigative journalism programs on television today.  It has been described as “60 Minutes for sports” but I find it to be the equal of that venerable show.  It never fails to broadcast moving, important and timely stories about personalities, business and heart. Segment 1 – Urban Meyer Profile We are all aware of the physical and mental toll that playing sports at the highest levels can cost for the athletes.  In this report Real...

HBO Documentary Films: DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM

HBO Documentary Films: DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM

Overview: Each year, ten billion animals are raised for consumption in the U.S., mostly on sprawling, industrialized farms, where virtually no federal laws mandate how the animals are treated – though guidelines exist – and state laws are ineffective. As a result, animals are frequently subjected to what many consider cruel treatment and inhumane conditions in the interest of economic efficiency. DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM chronicles an investigation into alleged abuses that took place at a hog farm in Creston, Ohio. This shocking documentary is produced by Tom Simon (a seven-time Emmy winner) and Sarah Teale, producer of the 2006...

Murphy’s OPEN is Closed and HAPPY VALLEY Postponed at HBO

Murphy’s OPEN is Closed and HAPPY VALLEY Postponed at HBO

Ryan Murphy’s OPEN is closed to HBO. That’s right, even though Ryan Murphy had an award-winning event for HBO with HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART that doesn’t mean it was a given that his other interest was going to materialize. HBOWatch first learned of this project back in 05.13 and reported on it again later that year, but after that the trail went cold as he was working on the THE NORMAL HEART adaptation. Now that the film is behind him, however, the series no longer seems important. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo commented that – After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt...

The Knick: “Start Calling Me Dad”

The Knick: “Start Calling Me Dad”

Propriety is the theme of the day this week at The Knick. No character encapsulates this as well as Inspector Speight (pictured), a character that doesn’t seem to be very popular with my fellow writers at HBOWatch. I love Speight. Years of living (and watching medical shows) have taught me that important things, crucial things, are often kept secret for the sake of propriety. When disease is afoot, propriety can be fatal. A woman of wealth may not want to reveal that her husband is having an affair, but Speight’s disregard for propriety will uncover this secret, and it will save lives. Speight knows that disease has no respect...

Boardwalk Empire: “What Jesus Said”

Boardwalk Empire: “What Jesus Said”

1884 Flashbacks Little Flashback Nucky is running around delivering flowers and getting teased about kisses by little girls sending him postcards. He also walks in on dead bodies while Not!Dabney Coleman and the Sheriff clean it up. Some of the clips for this went by so fast that it was hard to tell when they were memory scenes and when they were in present day. Honestly, I would rather be spending more time with Joe Kennedy, or even Van Alden. I would LOVE to see Van Alden have his HULK SMASH! moment this season– I really hope we have one coming! Trivia bit: The postcard is signed Mabel, the name of Nucky’s first wife. Chalky...

Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

  UPDATE:   As of 09.22.14 we can update with the following scant but important information. HBO has confirmed that not only is Colin Farrell in Season Two, but that VINCE VAUGHN is also involved.  That information, plus brief character descriptions for both have been offered in this Press Release: The eight-episode hour-long drama is set to begin production later this fall in California.   Logline: Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.    The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.   Justin Lin will direct the first two...

STATE OF PLAY Documentaries Return in November

STATE OF PLAY Documentaries Return in November

Straight from an HBO Press Release comes news of additional episodes of the sports documentary series STATE OF PLAY. HBOWatch announced the creation of that series and since only one report has aired. That piece, STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS, was reviewed. Now, here is a look at what is ahead.   HBO Sports and executive producers Peter Berg (pictured) and Sarah Aubrey team up again for four innovative documentaries from the acclaimed STATE OF PLAY franchise, debuting Tuesdays in prime time for four consecutive weeks starting TUESDAY, NOV. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.   STATE OF PLAY: CULTURE SHOCK, the first new film...

HBO Planning Russian Spy Series – THE COMMISSAR’S REPORT

HBO Planning Russian Spy Series – THE COMMISSAR’S REPORT

HBO has been looking for a spy series for a while now. If you’d peek at the morgue of shows never brought to the TV screen you would see the evidence. Well HBO has targeted another attempt and this one is called THE COMMISSAR’S REPORT. It is billed as a comedic drama thriller which is a different twist to the spy game. The project comes from the Cold War satire crafted by Martyn Burke who is adapting his novel and writing the pilot script. A description of the work states  –  it follows Dimitri, a young spy in post-war Stalinist Russia who rises so quickly through the ranks of Soviet espionage that he is sent to New York as a...

Movie IN AMERICA to Become HBO Series

Movie IN AMERICA to Become HBO Series

Back in 2002 a movie entitled IN AMERICA did well on the big screen and at award season. Writer/director Jim Sheridan was behind that movie and he garnered an Oscar nomination for writing the piece. Now Mr. Sheridan and his two daughters, who also were billed as writers of the film, are bringing the concept to HBO as a dramatic series. The movie – centers on an Irish family who, broke and looking for a fresh start, settles in an apartment building in the Bronx where they struggle to befriend their neighbors, also immigrants, and realize they all have one thing in common: a past that continues to haunt them. To put it in better...

AT&T Offers Cheap Internet, HBO and Amazon Prime Package

AT&T Offers Cheap Internet, HBO and Amazon Prime Package

Are you a “cord-cutter”? Do you want to enjoy HBO and all of it’s amazing programming without a cable subscription? Are you tired of having to live with the guilt of pirating every single episode of every single show? Internet providers have recently been offering alternatives. Comcast led the way with an Internet + HBO package earlier this year for about forty dollars. Now we notice that AT&T is offering a $39 package that not only includes high speed internet and access to HBOGo– it also includes a year long subscription to Amazon Prime! That means you’ll also get access to Amazon’s library of older...

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