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Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones Season 5?

Sep 19, 2014

Tywin Lannister: A great villain of Westeros?  Or Westeros’ greatest villain? Either way many fans were (spoiler alert) sad to lose the Lannister Patriarch last season even though most...

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire: “The Good Listener”

Sep 15, 2014

Everyone has the ability to hear (well, mostly everyone). But can everyone truly listen to what another person is saying? Can you read between the lines? Can you tell when someone is telling...

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The Knick

The Knick: “They Capture the Heat”

Sep 18, 2014

Politics. Prostitution. Potential. Payouts. Bodies continue to arrive at the Knick and more surgeries continue to be performed. One patient, in particular, arrived at the Knick with a bullet...

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New Movies

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Sep 18, 2014

Imagination is the driving force behind all art, and yet it is a very difficult process to capture. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one of the few films that has managed to tap into the...

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Game of Thrones MixTape ‘CATCH THE THRONE’ Drops

Game of Thrones MixTape ‘CATCH THE THRONE’ Drops

For about a week now we’ve known about this mysterious “mix tape” that was planned to drop today in anticipation of Game of Thrones season 4. The tracks include work from artists such as Big Bio (Outkast), Common, Daddy Yankee, Snow Tha Product and Wale.  This is an entirely new marketing strategy for HBO which has been at the forefront of digital promotion for some time now but this might be a whole new level.  Check out the track list: 01. Big Boi – “Mother of Dragons”02. Magazeen – “Iron Throne”03. Bodega Bamz – “Win or Die”04. Kilo Kish – “Magical Reality”05. Daddy Yankee – “Born to...

First Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode Descriptions

First Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode Descriptions

HBO has released the first four episode descriptions for Game of Thrones season 4.  Last week we found out who the directors and writers were including the revelation that George RR Martin himself would take on episode TWO.  What could be going on there?  We find out a little bit more now.  Here’s the presser:  Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact…but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his...

Examining the True Detective Finale Preview: “Form & Void”

Examining the True Detective Finale Preview: “Form & Void”

One more penultimate episode to go in Season One! Rust Cohle and Martin Hart’s endgame is about to play out. As is speculated over and over, is it literally the endgame for one or both of them? We do not have time or space to go back over episode by episode and revisit all the clues that were right in front of our faces. Right now, all we have is the preview for the eighth and final episode. Let’s watch it again and mull over some thoughts, shall we? The promo finds us heading deep down the Creole Nature Trail to some dilapidated buildings. Have we finally found Carcosa? A voice-over that we can’t place states – “It’s been...

David Simon & Oprah Behind MLK Miniseries

David Simon & Oprah Behind MLK Miniseries

We have been wondering now for a while what David Simon’s next HBO project would be. Now we have our answer. According to Deadline.com he will be writing a miniseries about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. for Harpo Productions and its CEO Oprah Winfrey. Miss Winfrey has had the film rights to the award winning book trilogy America: In the King Years by Taylor Branch and was interested in bringing an adaptation to HBO as early as 2010. The three books are entitled Parting The Waters, Pillar of Fire and At Canaan’s Edge. That deal fell through and then in 2013 Harpo Productions was blessed with another development deal and is...

What We Know About…DOLL & EM

What We Know About…DOLL & EM

DOLL & EM is fast approaching its debut, so HBOWatch thought it best to get you up to speed on the upcoming limited series premiering on03.19.14. Production Company: King Bee Productions through Revolution Films has put together this six episode limited series in the UK in 2013 which was created by Azazel Jacobs, Emily Mortimer & Dotty Wells.    Written By: Azazel Jacobs is credited with penning all six episodes. Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells credited for writing on four of the scripts.  Directed by: All six episodes were directed by Azazel Jacobs (pictured). He has written and directed a number of short films in the UK...

HBO Refuses David Milch’s MONEY!

HBO Refuses David Milch’s MONEY!

It started with DEADWOOD, JOHN FROM CINCINNATI and LUCK.  David Milch’s creative relationship with HBO has been an interesting one and we were all looking forward to the continuation of his body of work with our premium channel of choice. We were hoping it would be THE MONEY, but that is not to be. HBOWatch has been tracking what we hoped was the next series from Mr. Milch. It first came to our attention with a mention at the Television Critics Association event last year. We have that notation from 07.25.13. Writer Cian Gaffney reported on 09.13.13 of its Pilot Order with Irish actor Brandon Gleeson onboard. We next fleshed out a bit...

7000 Game of Thrones Fans Get to Preview Season 4

7000 Game of Thrones Fans Get to Preview Season 4

Get ready, Game of Thrones fans because you’re going to need to act swiftly!  HBO has announced a premiere event in Brooklyn New York to take place before the premiere in which lucky fans will be able to view the first episode of season 4!  We’ve been to three of these in the past and they’re always a blast.  Here are the details: To celebrate the April 6 return of the global phenomenon Game of Thrones, HBO will host “The Epic Fan Experience” on March 20 at the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This spectacular, one-night only event will treat fans to a first-of-its-kind advanced...

HBO GO Hits PS3 Starting Today

HBO GO Hits PS3 Starting Today

Good news, gamer HBO fans! As of today, March 4th 2014, HBO GO is now available on the Playstation 3. Without further ado, here’s the official word from Sony: In January, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced that the popular HBO GO app would be coming to PlayStation 3. We know you’ve been patiently waiting and today I’m excited to announce that HBO GO will be available for PS3 owners starting later today. Watch every episode of every season of the HBO’s best shows, including True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Speaking of Game of Thrones, with the season 4 premiere airing on April 6th, you’ve got more than a...

Girls Season 3 Episode 9: “Flo”

Girls Season 3 Episode 9: “Flo”

One of the things I love about Girls is that it explores multiple facets of early adult life. This week is no different as Hannah learns that her Nana is dying. He mum calls her while she is out and tells her she needs to get to the hospital because she is going to die of pneumonia. The fact that Lorraine (Hannah’s Mum) is so certain that Nana Flo is going to die is weird enough and it is this certainty that sets the rest of the episode in motion. We meet Hannah’s two head strong Aunts; Margot and Sissy. The three sisters couldn’t be more different, Margot is a strong, free spirited Christian, Sissy is a career drive, money grabbing...

True Detective S1 Review: “After You’ve Gone”

True Detective S1 Review: “After You’ve Gone”

Time is a flat circle. People and situations will come and go, but everything will always repeat itself; the loop will forever be closed one way or another. Rust believes this, and it turns out he was right, at least in terms of the relationship between him and Marty. True Detective is built not intrinsically on the plot, but on the developmental relationship between its two leads. This episode saw the climax of all the character building so far, and the payoff was monumental in a manner as subtle as only True Detective could pull off. Within the space of 60 minutes we see Marty carrying a gun around Rust to trusting him completely, as he...

Game of Thrones S4: First 4 Episode Titles Revealed!

Game of Thrones S4: First 4 Episode Titles Revealed!

Thanks to HBO Latino, we now know the official titles for the first four episode in Game of Thrones‘ upcoming fourth season. In addition to this, HBO Latino also lists the runtime for each of the four episodes. Here they are: Episode 401: Two Swords Runtime: 58 mins   Episode 402: The Lion and the Rose Runtime: 52 mins   Episode 403: Breaker of Chains Runtime: 56 mins   Episode 404: Oathkeeper Runtime: 54 mins For those of us who have read the books, these titles should be a clear indication as to some of the content we will see in each episode. We also found out who will be writing and directing every episode this...

Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

It’s important to go into a movie like this with the right mindset. That is to say, the plot is all kinds of stupid, but the action is still pretty cool. It’s the comfort zone most Bruce Willis movies tend to fall into these days. Taking them too seriously will only make his movies more of an endurance test than something you’re supposed to take as a moment to relax. Revel in the stupidity and have fun with it because these movies are like coloring books. You have to fill in the space where story is supposed to be otherwise you’re left with an outline. It feels like it should be something more. John McClane is tired....

True Detective S1 Review: “Haunted Houses”

True Detective S1 Review: “Haunted Houses”

After the non-stop, high octane tension of the past few episodes, it was inevitable that True Detective would have to dial it down a notch somewhat to take stock before moving into its final act, and that’s just what Pizzolatto and Fukunaga have done. The more subdued tone of Haunted Houses is not to its detriment however. Rather, it sets the stakes for what the ending teases to be a conclusive final act. While not all threads may be cleared up, we as an audience will be satisfied by the eight hour journey we have travelled with Marty and Rust. This episode concerned itself mainly with showing us just what happened in 2002 to fracture the...

HBO Looking Episode 6 Review: “Looking in the Mirror”

HBO Looking Episode 6 Review: “Looking in the Mirror”

Things take an awkward turn for Dom, Augustin and for Richie. Every relationship – from the start or while in the middle of a long term one – has dry spells, awkward pauses or a whole lot of confusion. There was plenty of confusion and mixed signals to around for everyone this episode.   Patrick attempts to define his relationship with Richie by accidentally calling him his ‘boyfriend’ and experiences some nervous pangs about the prospect of introducing Richie to his friends. Although, I’m not convinced it was an accident. I think that Patrick likes to use the word. He likes the idea of what having a boyfriend means: status, a...

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