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George R. R. Martin not writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season 5

Jul 26, 2014

Right on the heels of the Season 5 casting news, renowned author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, has announced that he will not be writing an episode for Game of Thrones Season...

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True Blood

True Blood: An Inside look at Comic-Con 2014

Jul 27, 2014

There was definitely a bittersweet feeling when looking at the stream of incoming Comic-Con pictures and tidbits.  Most diehard fans find themselves anxiously counting down the days until the...

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The Leftovers

The Leftovers Season 1: “Gladys”

Jul 28, 2014

“One of our…” Anyone who has watched The Leftovers so far has surely experienced at least one moment of discomfort when it comes to the Guilty Remnant. As someone who read the book, I...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Getaway

Jul 26, 2014

Many times in reviews the term “mindless entertainment” is thrown around, with such ease that the term itself has become a cliché. However for a film as clichéd and campy as Getaway it’s...

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Movie Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

Movie Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

Despite an ensemble cast of impossibly attractive people including Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper and a title that implies a sense of gentle longing like “The Place Beyond the Pines” does, this isn’t a movie you should be suggesting for your next Saturday date night. Unless of course the both of you are into violence, corruption, and an overall feeling of bleakness. “Drive”, for its moments of ultra violence at least had more scenes of happy romance between Gosling’s driver and Carey Mulligan’s waitress-mother, Irene. At a glance you could even say Gosling plays a similar character to the...

“Which item of clothing would you like me to remove?” Lena Dunham on Letterman

“Which item of clothing would you like me to remove?” Lena Dunham on Letterman

I could listen to Lena Dunham talk for hours, in this case her interview on Letterman was enough to satisfy until the premier of season three of GIRLS on Sunday night. A self proclaimed lover of celebrity culture and celebrity figures, she discusses awards ceremonies. A lot of people will be expecting her to say that she hates them, that they are a popularity contest full of politics and have become a sadistic way to make great actors feel terrible about themselves but in fact she loves them. Why wouldn’t you? The glitz, the glamour, being surrounded by the world greatest actors and being praised publicly for doing something good? I’m...

Alexander Skarsgard Naked Again

Alexander Skarsgard Naked Again

Mr. Skarsgard decided to recreate his famous scene from the end of Season Six of TRUE BLOOD! I know it looks like it could have been shot somewhere in this country as of late, but it actually is a picture taken at the South Pole of all places. Here is the proper credit that must be bestowed on the NY Daily News. Thanks for getting this Instagram picture out there. Enjoy it...

HBO Documentary Film: THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN

HBO Documentary Film: THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN

Overview: THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN takes a look at a tightly knit Muslim community in the economically depressed Detroit-Hamtramck neighborhood, focusing on the children who attend a traditional Islamic school.  The film captures a year where the kids and their neighborhood have an unwelcome visitor, notorious Koran-burning Florida preacher Terry Jones, who arrives to provoke them with hateful rhetoric and anti-Muslim demonstrations.  The community’s reaction to this challenge lies at the heart of the film, which gives a quietly searing view of a post-9/11 America that is struggling to live up to its promise of tolerance and...

What’s Next For HBO’s David Simon? (Part II)

What’s Next For HBO’s David Simon? (Part II)

We here at HBOWatch have been wondering what is next for David Simon because, well damn it, some of us appreciate his work in such shows as the acclaimed THE WIRE, which was the acclaimed follow-up to THE CORNER, the mini-series GENERATION KILL and the recently concluded TREME. In fact, not too long ago (this post in from November actually) this very site ruminated on the puzzle of just what could be next from him. Since that post and the airing of the series finale of TREME Mr. Simon has been doing interviews that talk about his body of work, his writing style, his place in the TV landscape and finally what his next project will be. One...

True Detective: You’re Creeping Us Out, HBO!

True Detective: You’re Creeping Us Out, HBO!

It’s a crisp winter morning as I’m startled by the ringing of my doorbell at such an early hour.  My loyal dog begins to bark as I move to assure him that everything’s okay… or at least I hope it is.  I make my way to the door as I hear the sound of a large truck driving away.  It’s just FedEx.  A sigh of relief.   I creak open the door and look down at the largest box I’ve received in recent memory.  A late Christmas gift, perhaps?  Did my wife order something from Nordstom again?  I bring the box into the house and open it without second thought.  That’s odd… This box has seen some...

The 8 NFL Teams that Could Appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2014

The 8 NFL Teams that Could Appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2014

As many Americans are either squealing or reeling from this weekend’s Wild Card playoff weekend’s results there are a many out there without a team in the race for the Lombardi trophy this year.  So we’ve got a bit of info that might pique the interest of those fans who are already done with the NFL this year and are looking towards the future. Last fall a plurality of NFL owners agreed that, for the good of the game, one team WILL be made available for HBO’s cameras on their hit show: Hard Knocks starting in 2014.  Each year teams scramble to avoid the cameras as some coaches see the documentary series as a...

True Blood Season 7 Begins Filming

True Blood Season 7 Begins Filming

With so many HBO shows premiering this time of year you may have taken your eyes off of True Blood for the winter.  But at HBO Watch we’ll never let you down.  We caught this tweet from Deborah Ann Woll yesterday: The new and FINAL Season of @TrueBloodHBO starts filming TOMORROW!! – wm pic.twitter.com/c7eL9Chi6O — Deborah Ann Woll (@deborah_annwoll) January 5, 2014   If you haven’t heard already season 7 will be True Blood’s final flight. We expect it to premiere at its normal time of “Summer 2014“. One other small nugget of True Blood news while we have your attention: As we learn more and...

REAL SEX Back Then; SEX//NOW

REAL SEX Back Then; SEX//NOW

UPDATE: Hey, I watched it if you haven’t. There were three segments first was “Cam Girls” which shows us how easy it is to set up and get your joy on in front of a webcam. It is not, of course, just for fun and ladies are making a good bit of money in a few hours time.    The next segment focuses on “Emma // Eddie” who are not shy about the humpty dance in front of anyone who pays up. We are given a bang by bang look at their business.    “The Real Life” introduces the RealTouch device. It is the most interesting of the three pieces and shows us devices that linked through the internet offer up interactive throes of...

Movie Review: Admission

Movie Review: Admission

Tina Fey plays Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at Princeton University who whilst doing the recruitment rounds at various schools in her area, comes across the charming and well-travelled John Pressman (Paul Rudd), a former college classmate who has his own independent school. While visiting the school she meets a challenging student called Jeremiah who Pressman believes to be Portia’s son whom she gave up for adoption while at college. Jeremiah is a failing student who is simultaneously a genius, a prodigy and stands no chance at getting into a prestigious school like Princeton, despite his academic skills, on paper he is a failure....

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 6

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 6

Never one to balk at stretching the boundaries, the ever amazing Chris Lilley gave us a Ja’mie series finale that we will never forget. In the season finale of Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Ja’mie’s got a plan to show Hilford that passing her over for the Hilford Medal was a very bad idea, indeed. And boy did she pull it off! By exposing herself on Presentation Day, Ja’mie showed us all that she can not be so easily silenced. The image of Ja’mie, standing topless before the entire school was a shock to many, as Lilley, who plays Ja’mie, is a man. I don’t think anyone can argue that it was a...

GETTING ON: Sn 01 Episode Six Review

GETTING ON: Sn 01 Episode Six Review

Episode # 6 – The Concert (Season One Finale) This final episode of Season One is not really about the Caregiver’s Concert, in which Patsy, Dawn and Didi perform “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” accompanied by Jenna on the piano. But, if you have been watching the series you should have known that those types of moments are not really the focus.  The concert of the title for me, because I don’t really know the creator’s intent, is not about the coupling of sweet harmonies in the last minutes of the show, but the off-pitch clattering of those in the care unit throughout the majority of the half hour. Man, are they discordant. Three...

President Obama Enjoys Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire & The Wire

President Obama Enjoys Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire & The Wire

Presidents: they’re just like us! The Leader of the Free World has myriad responsibilities.  The events of the day weigh heavily on his mind.  So it comes as no suprise that, like most of you reading this premium television blog, the man needs a respite from the troubles piling up on his desk. The New York Times is reporting that Obama is into just about any show that’s edgy with hints of reality in them.  That describes most of HBO’s dramatic lineup!  Specifically, friends of the president say that he’s watching Game of Thrones and as we’ve previously reported: Boardwalk Empire.   Could you picture...

News Roundup: GAME OF THRONES’ Gleeson; Rock and Roll Inductees and More

News Roundup: GAME OF THRONES’ Gleeson; Rock and Roll Inductees and More

This writer is just cleaning up some random news bits before getting a fresh start in 2014. Treat these as just some fun news as opposed to important HBO news as we wind down the year. Jack Gleeson Might Quit Acting Irish site The Independent nabbed an interview with GAME OF THRONES actor Jack Glesson recently and he told them that after his stint of King Joffrey Baratheon he is likely to quit the business. Says Gleeson - “[Acting] was always a recreation beforehand, but when I started doing Game of Thrones perhaps the reality was made too real for me. The lifestyle that comes with being an actor in a successful TV show isn’t...

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