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The Leftovers

The Leftovers: “It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World”

May 17, 2017

Artistic creativity is something to be expected of The Leftovers, including its metaphorically heavy song choice for the opening credits. This week’s episode treated us to a feverish French...

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Game of Thrones

GoT Spinoffs to Focus On New Material Not Familiar Characters

May 15, 2017

Ever since we got word that no less than four Game of Thrones spin-offs are in the works, the internet has been running wild with speculation as to the specifics of the upcoming shows–...

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: “Teambuilding Exercise”

May 17, 2017

Last week, our band of misfits successfully engineered their way around a tricky situation and the cherry on top of it all, Gavin Belson took the heat and lost his CEO job at Hooli. This week...

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New Movies

Movie Review: “Jason Bourne”

May 12, 2017

I’m going to be really honest with you all reading this: I don’t remember the first three movies very well, and I didn’t see the fourth one featuring Jeremy Renner and Rachel...

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Latest HBO News

HBO Films: ALL THE WAY Has A Premiere Date and Trailer

HBO Films: ALL THE WAY Has A Premiere Date and Trailer

HBO’s second HBO Films presentation, after April’s CONFIRMATION on 04.16.16, has locked in a premiere date for May. Details come from the following press release regarding ALL THE WAY.  HBO has confirmed the debut date for ALL THE WAY, with the HBO Films drama scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MAY 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning role in ALL THE WAY, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic, unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds...

Cinemax’s BANSHEE and OUTCAST Get Premiere Dates

Cinemax’s BANSHEE and OUTCAST Get Premiere Dates

Fans of Cinemax’s BANSHEE have been waiting a while for the concluding season of that series and it is just around the corner as well as the new series OUTCAST which was featured at SXSW this year. Here is a look at both. BANSHEE’s fourth and final season will debut on April 01, 2016 at 10:00pm. It was originally slated for a January debut but was held off a couple of months to firm up finale season. You will notice, if you followed that last link, that we already posted a detailed press release regarding the fourth season, but we add the updated notice attached to that previous release. BANSHEE will return for its eight-episode fourth...

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2

I was a bit concerned when I went to see Pitch Perfect 2 as I didn’t believe it would be able to top the first one and I was right, it couldn’t, but it was still thoroughly entertaining, funny and full to the brim with epic acapella arrangements (that means singing without the aid of a musical instrument).  Pitch Perfect 2 errs more towards the side of silly, slapstick comedy usually at the expense of Fat Amy, which feels like a stuck record at times and rather than making you laugh out loud, it makes you recoil with embarrassment. For a film that is dominated by a female cast, there is little about the characters that do women...

HBO Documentary Films: THE EBOLA TRILOGY

HBO Documentary Films: THE EBOLA TRILOGY

Overview: Telling extraordinary stories of courage and perseverance, the groundbreaking HBO Documentary Films:  EBOLA: THE DOCTOR’S STORY, BODY TEAM 12 (2016 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Short) and ORPHANS OF EBOLA each approach the pandemic that claimed thousands of lives from different perspectives. Following the doctors, the response teams and the children left orphaned by this devastating disease, the trilogy paints a picture of the Ebola crisis over a period of eight months, from the outbreak’s rapid escalation, through the height of the epidemic, to its wanin. These documentaries highlight the urgent need to treat the sick,...

TOGETHERNESS: “Changetown”

TOGETHERNESS: “Changetown”

So Ernie and Bert, err, I mean Alex and Brett, have been mulling over some potential television/movie ideas. On the opposite end of town, we see Michelle fussing over the kids while Tina comes to watch over for the day. (Tina started being motherly last episode – Oh boy.) Changes are coming for all of our beloved characters. Change is really the only thing that is consistent in everyone’s lives. How you choose to deal with it is another matter entirely. So the kids (at least Sophie) are onto the fact that something isn’t right between mom and dad. Understatement!! Brett seems calm and in control and Michelle is very nervous. Can...

Girls: “Old Loves”

Girls: “Old Loves”

This week’s episode gave us the Jessa-Adam-will-they-won’t-they answer.  Which was so awkward but also decidedly hilarious and having also had a similar moment, it really had me cracking up.  When you have that kind of situation, you’ve just got to be able to laugh at yourself.  But not before Jessa has to deal with Hannah.  It’s a tale as old as time. The misery of being cruel to another person so that they’ll take the hint and break ties.  It’s a standard dating tactic, but can also be applicable in friendships as we see Jessa pull away from Hannah.  Or push her away.  Also are rice pudding...

VINYL: “He In Racist Fire”

VINYL: “He In Racist Fire”

This week’s Vinyl (check here for last week) sees Richie’s world continue to break into bits as all the loose threads holding everything together begin to fall away. If this episode is trying to communicate a message, it’s that business and pleasure do not mix in the music industry and the actions of those in charge may seem personal but in reality, it’s money that has the final say. The Nasty Bits are the first to suffer at the cruel hands of the music industry as they are wrung through the American Century mangle. Richie dictates that they need to be a four piece band and that they have to replace their lead...

HBO Special: LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON BAR & GRILL

HBO Special: LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON BAR & GRILL

This is an interesting and somewhat edgy performance. But to get anyone to watch it relies on two facts. One you got to enjoy theatrical performance because LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON BAR & GRILL is a film adaptation of an actual play. It so happens that Broadway stunner Audra McDonald happened to have already starred in the stage work to acclaim so it only made sense to capture it on film. If you are already familiar with the staged version then you’d be eager for this cinematic adaptation. The other fact is a big one: you got to know or want to know about the title subject which is Billie “Lady Day” Holliday. Some of you just might...

VICE PRINCIPALS Launches a Tease Clip & Official Poster

VICE PRINCIPALS Launches a Tease Clip & Official Poster

It is about time we saw some concrete evidence of VICE PRINCIPALS. We have only been tracking it since May of 2014. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who were also the creators of EASTBOUND & DOWN, the new show tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals. The show has already committed to eighteen episodes over two seasons and perhaps it took time to get to screen because they got all those episodes in the can already. Get ready for the misbehavior of the VICE PRINCIPALS! We warned you they were misbehaving fools. The main crux of all this is that Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) and Lee...

True Crime Returns to HBO With BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN

True Crime Returns to HBO With BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN

Since true crime stories have been popular as of late with the likes of HBO’s THE JINX and Netflix’s Making A Murderer, the hunt is on for the next sensationalistic crime story. HBO is going to pick the SXSW premiere BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN has its next foray into the madness. It will offer something unique to the crime scene to be sure.  The film, by Academy Award nominated director Irene Taylor Brodsky, offers a tale hard to define. First, you got to understand Slenderman which is something we will delve into closer to HBO’s as yet unannounced airdate. He is a villain that does not exist; he is an urban legend or, as a site somewhere...

HBO Details The Upcoming Limited Series THE NIGHT OF

HBO Details The Upcoming Limited Series THE NIGHT OF

Update: Watch The Night of Online, Offline or otherwise now! HBO has now offered up a press release regarding the upcoming limited series THE NIGHT OF. That is the work that was a pet project post-SOPRANOS for the late James Gandolfini and now has evolved into a eight episode piece for John Turturro. We caught a glimpse of it in the Winter Preview from a few weeks ago so we knew it had to make the schedule sooner or later. It has taken a long time to gestate with all the changes in lead role and titles, but now it is about to make to air, though no definite airdate is given yet. Here is the official Press Release:   JOHN TURTURRO AND...

Movie Review: Max

Movie Review: Max

I am a huge dog person. I grew up with dogs, and I currently own one. So I accepted this movie review fully knowing that a dog might be in movie simulated danger and that I would probably cry. I only cried four times, I swear. There is something about the harm that comes to animals in films that makes it ten times worse than what happens to humans in film. Maybe it is because they can’t articulate what is happening to them, or the fact that they will blindly follow someone they trust into peril they don’t understand.  In any case, as a dog lover, this movie gave me a lot of feels. The basis of the film is that Max loses his...

HBO Documentary Films: A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS

HBO Documentary Films: A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS

Overview: A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS explores the complex forces faced by women in Pakistan today, as well as clashing interpretations of women’s rights and family honor, chronicling the dramatic journey of a courageous young woman as she fights for her life, for her dignity and for justice. In the Punjab region of Pakistan, a young man and woman fall in love and decide to marry. Saba, 18, and Qaiser, 21, have known each other for four years, and Saba’s father is helping plan their wedding. But Saba’s uncle protests the union, saying that Qaiser and his family are of lowly status, and the family ultimately forbids...

TOGETHERNESS: “Advanced Pretend”

TOGETHERNESS: “Advanced Pretend”

With only eight episodes a season for TOGETHERNESS the inevitable had to drop pretty quickly and it did. At the end of last week’s episode (“Everybody Is Grownups”) Michelle dropped the bomb to Brett that “she slept with David.” Now, in this current episode we learn how Brett handles the news and how he doesn’t really address it; Alex is with him every step of the way. In fact, both parties are with their respective support staff as Tina is with Michelle. If you recall Tina wrecked her car and so spent the night. I liked this episode, but was also a bit put off by it as well. Basically, Brett bolted out of the house and ran until...

Girls: “Japan”

Girls: “Japan”

This aptly titled episode brings us to the wonder of Japan and finally a decent check in on how Shosh is doing abroad,(after checking in on everyone else) but also features some tensions (sexual and otherwise) brewing back home in New York. Shoshanna appears to have settled into Japan and embraced the culture.  She’s living in what might be the cutest apartment complex I have ever seen, and I am incredibly jealous that I don’t live in it. Because oh my god did you see how frickin’ cute it is?!?!  It’s the equivalent of living in a geometric art piece.  But Shosh has to continue to remind people (and herself) that...

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