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New Game of Thrones Teaser Reveals Little, Teases Much

Mar 30, 2015

The wait is almost over, and HBO is just rubbing it in. We’re thirteen days  away from the world-wide premier of Season Five of Game of Thrones, and I don’t know about anyone...

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True Detective

TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two Supporting Cast

Mar 12, 2015

Not a lot of news coming in on the sophomore season of Nic Pizzolatto’s show yet. We do have some shots of Colin Farrell at work. This post focuses on the supporting cast that has been firmed...

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Girls

Girls Season Finale: “Home Birth”

Mar 25, 2015

The final episode of Girls season 4 wraps up a lot of story lines, and leaves many more to new exciting adventures.   “Be the walker not the dog” Early on in the episode we see Shosh...

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New Movies

Movie Review: “Into the Storm”

Mar 27, 2015

When I was a little girl, I had a morbid fascination with tornadoes. Not the damage that they caused to people’s homes and communities, nor the hurt and devastation caused to animals and...

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HBO/Showtime Team Up For Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout on May 02, 2015

HBO/Showtime Team Up For Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout on May 02, 2015

Did you ever think that HBO and Showtime would collaborate on anything? Well, this isn’t precedence actually, but if it was to happen twice a boxing event would be the most likely scenario. That is exactly what will happen when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao duke it out in a big, BIG fight. Even this writer knows that and I don’t follow ‘the sweet science’ per se. Now be careful here. This is not just any bout about to be simulcast on the two rival networks – instead this is a big, BIG pay-per-view event because boxing fans have been hankering for this one for a long time and it is bound to be a big, BIG cash-in for...

HBO Films: THE CASUAL VACANCY & HBO Films: BESSIE Debut In April and May 2015

HBO Films: THE CASUAL VACANCY & HBO Films: BESSIE Debut In  April  and May 2015

                  If you have been paying attention to HBOWatch at all you should already know that both J. K. Rowling and Queen Latifah have been filming their respective projects. Well, now premiere dates have been set for both and HBOWatch will be there to review them. The HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s global bestseller THE CASUAL VACANCY centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war, with conflicts between rich and poor, parents and children, wives and husbands,...

Looking: “Looking for Glory”

Looking: “Looking for Glory”

It’s official: Patrick and Kevin are now “a thing.” Sorry, #TeamRichie fanatics, but you’re going to have to sit this one out. Two weeks have passed since Kevin showed up at Pat’s doorstep, making his declaration of love for him after having left his boyfriend, and that’s been enough time to evoke snarky remarks from Agustin about how much time Kevin is spending at their apartment. Pat and Kevin are even having conversations about making their relationship public at work, which is obviously something Pat wants more than Kevin. Pat’s even decided to sport Kevin’s gray Boston Terrier sweater to work, because “the whole point...

Investigators Watch THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST

Investigators Watch THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST

I guess I am not the only one watching the six-part THE JINX on Sunday nights at 8:00pm on HBO. It seems that the law officials last on the case regarding the disappearance of Robert Durst’s wife Kathie Durst are also paying close attention to the limited series. After all, in this rare bit of television, we not only get Unsolved Mysteries- style reenactments, but also conversation with the number one suspect in the case – Robert Durst himself. And keep in mind it was Mr. Durst himself who initiated the interest in being interviewed; thus creating THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST. Apparently, the Westchester County DA’s...

TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two Supporting Cast

TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two Supporting Cast

Not a lot of news coming in on the sophomore season of Nic Pizzolatto’s show yet. We do have some shots of Colin Farrell at work. This post focuses on the supporting cast that has been firmed up. We may have dropped a few of these actor’s names before, but here they are consolidated into one piece with a bit of character profile on each. Don’t forget that TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two centers on three police officers (Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch & Rachel McAdams) and one big bad guy (Vince Vaughn).  HBOWatch has already reported that Lolita Davidovich and Michael Frain have signed on, but we don’t know how familiar readers may be...

Magazine Covers Reveal New Looks for Arya & Tyrion in Season 5

Magazine Covers Reveal New Looks for Arya & Tyrion in Season 5

As Season Five of Game of Thrones approaches, many are looking forward to see the familiar faces of their favorite characters reprise their story-lines. However, as recently released collectible covers for Entertainment Weekly have revealed, several popular characters from the series will have drastically different looks this season. Most notable in changes of appearance are Arya Stark and Tyrion Lannister who look distinctly dissimilar from their appearances in past season.Arya Stark has the most dramatic new look this season.  While previous seasons saw Arya Stark in dirty, boyish clothes with closely cut hair, this season, Arya...

Togetherness Season Finale: “Not So Together”

Togetherness Season Finale: “Not So Together”

If you were looking for this Season One finale to have a happy ending for everyone, stop right now. This episode was bittersweet, in a word. Tina thinks  she is getting her happy ending (sort of). By moving in with Larry and having him take care of her, she feels that this is a correct decision and that she’s finally saved. At least she won’t be alone or hurting for finances. She’s convinced herself that this is the right path for her because when you’re tired of being a failure, you gravitate towards something that feels like success. Alex thinks and feels differently about what Tina is going to be doing with her life. Brett and...

Girls: “Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz”

Girls: “Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz”

  With only two episodes remaining after this one in Season Four of Girls, Lena Dunham took to “Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz” to set the ball rolling for the season climax.As some Girl watchers had predicted back when Hannah’s Dad visited her in Iowa, Hannah’s dad does in fact have a secret to share, and that is- as Elijah predicted back in season one- that he is gay. Hannah’s mom on the other hand, being the narcissist she is, has extreme trouble believing that he is actually gay, but rather just thinks he is coming out because he is jealous that she received tenure before him. I love the subtle similarities that...

HBO To Release Game of Thrones Season 5 Simultaneously in Over 170 Countries

HBO To Release Game of Thrones Season 5 Simultaneously in Over 170 Countries

HBO has recently announced that it will be releasing Season Five of its hit TV series, Game of Thrones simultaneously in over 170 countries in an attempt to streamline its programming and reduce piracy. Game of Thrones is set to premiere at the same time across the globe, a practice which will continue through all ten episodes of the season. The show will be hosted internationally on HBO partner channels and subsidiaries, allowing those who live outside of the United States the same ease of viewing Game of Thrones as those who live in the country. Some have been quick to point out that the UK is absent from this list. We’ll let...

Terrorist Attack Foiled on the Game of Thrones Set

Terrorist Attack Foiled on the Game of Thrones Set

Game of Thrones fans are practically on the edges of their seats waiting for any glimpse of the upcoming season but the news that was broken today by the Belfast Telegraph wasn’t the type of explosive spoiler we were hoping for. Police in Northern Ireland successfully foiled a terrorist bomb plot on the set of Game of Thrones today. So far, it is has been determined that the plan was set forth by the Republican terrorists, with the supposed target being the former security force members that work on the set. The bomb, made up of fertilizer with a Semtex booster. would have been left by the sets craft station, where these ex-police...

THE JINX: Chapter 05 “Family Values”

THE JINX: Chapter 05 “Family Values”

Overview: Chapter 5: “Family Values” Debuted SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 8:00pm. Present day: In the 33 years since Kathie Durst disappeared, no progress has been made in finding out what happened to her, or finding her body. Without answers, her family and friends continue to hunt for the truth. Here is a recap. Expectations: The above is the extent of the Press Release regarding the second to last episode of this limited series. Since it is entitled “Family Values” it is clear that it focuses on the Katie’s family and their suspicions and their need for closure 30 + years later. Also time is spent looking at the Durst family as well....

Second Full Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer

Second Full Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer

At the Apple event today HBO made, quite possibly the biggest announcement in the modern television era.  That a service called HBO Now would be launching in under a month, a service that requires no cable contract at all, costs 14.99 per month and gives you access to everything HBO Go gives you. But once you’ve picked up your jaw from the floor on that one, you’ve probably still got a hankering for Game of Thrones season 5, right?  Well, Apple dropped a new TRAILER as well.  If you haven’t seen the first trailer watch that but here’s the latest:We’ll update with HBO’s official version once...

HBO’s Cable-Free Streaming Service: “HBO Now”

HBO’s Cable-Free Streaming Service: “HBO Now”

UPDATE: The rumors are true!  HBO Now will debut with Apple TV/iOS devices exclusively at first, on or before April 12th.  And the price will be 14.99 for access to all of HBO’s shows from the past and HBO live.  Wow!  What a big day for the network and TV at large.  More to come. Will it branch out to all devices eventually?  Probably.  But we’ll have to wait and see who gets it and when.And here’s the presser: SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2015 – Home Box Office announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service – HBO NOW – and that the service will launch this April, bringing the highly...

VICE Season Three Premiere – “Our Rising Oceans”

VICE  Season Three Premiere – “Our Rising Oceans”

Series Overview: The dynamic news show VICE kicked off its 14-edition third season FRIDAY, MARCH 6 at 11:00pm. Always unorthodox and at times irreverent, VICE takes viewers around the globe as its correspondents cover stories often overlooked by traditional media outlets. Reporting on today’s most pressing issues, VICE uses an immersive documentary style to bring a unique perspective to the events shaping the future. Hosted by VICE Media founder Shane Smith, the series is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, VICE’s chief creative officer, and BJ Levin, with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant. In the...

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