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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5: “The Door”

May 25, 2016

This post contains HUGE SPOILERS. If you have not seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones, look away now! If you missed last weeks review, catch up here. So far this season has felt really...

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: “The Empty Chair”

May 25, 2016

It seems that for the Pied Piper crew it is one step forward, two steps back. They are never quite able to succeed in the way they want to, however they never fail spectacularly. Many of the...

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Veep

HBO Renews GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP for 2017

Apr 25, 2016

Fans you are in luck. The acclaimed and well awarded dramatic and comedic series of HBO’s Spring season will be around for at least one more year. All three series have been renewed for 2017....

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New Movies

Movie Review: “The Intern”

May 27, 2016

I’ve often wondered what I would do after I retired. Granted, I’m only 27 years old so I have quite the way to go. But I question what I would do with all that unconstructed time....

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Game of Thrones: “Hardhome”

Game of Thrones: “Hardhome”

Tyrion has finally arrived at Mereen, appearing before Danaerys in her court. With a little persuasion, and what charm he can muster, he manages to get on her good side. Cersei is still locked in the dungeon beneath the Sept, being withheld from water by a callous Sister until she confesses her sins. Arya is making progress in Braavos, becoming a much more skilled liar as her training continues. And finally, finally, Sansa confronts Theon about her brothers and he admits to her that he did not kill them.    But what makes this episode eight, is what happened at Hardhome, where Jon Snow came to talk to the wildlings about making peace. The...

What’s On: HBO Schedule for June 2015

What’s On: HBO Schedule for June 2015

The summer weather beacons, but so does the HBO schedule. We hope, for example, that you find time to watch two new comedy series debuting in June and/or find a good movie. Below is a listing of the highlights to be explored. HBOWatch hopes you enjoy content across all of HBO’s platforms.     Originals: We begin with the three series concluding their respective seasons on 06.14. Without delay we start with GAME OF THRONES which continues its ten-episode fifth season with a new episode debuting SUNDAY, JUNE 7 at 9:00pm followed by the season finale 06.14 at the same time. The episodes are “The Dance of Dragons” and...

Cinemax Developing Bruce Lee Concept Named WARRIOR

Cinemax Developing Bruce Lee Concept Named WARRIOR

Producer/director Justin Lin, who directed the first two episodes of TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two, is now developing a Bruce Lee (pictured) inspired Drama for Cinemax called WARRIOR. The project will be a crime drama that started as writings from the martial arts star of such work as Enter the Dragon and TV’s The Green Hornet. The concept of WARRIOR is said to be a visceral crime drama that traces the path of a gifted but morally corrupt fighter thrown into crisis after a lifelong quest for vengeance is undermined. The potential series will be cobbled together from the writings discovered by the Bruce Lee estate of the martial arts...

The 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Airs 05.30.15

The 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Airs 05.30.15

The 30th Annual Induction Ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is ready to air! The event was held on SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 at the historic Public Hall in Cleveland and was filmed by HBO and packaged up for a Concert Special that will debut SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 starting at 8:00pm. Below is an official Press Release detailing this year’s honorees and their presenters, plus a line-up of performers for the concert immediately following the ceremony. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed special guests for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on...

HBO Now is Coming to Android Soon

HBO Now is Coming to Android Soon

We told you it wouldn’t last forever. HBO Now will make its way to the over 1 Billion Android users on the planet.  Speaking at Google’s I/O conference today Google SVP Sundar Pichai confirmed what most of us already knew: HBO Now will play nice with Google Play.  This relieves one of the final gripes users had with online access to HBO.  The fact that it required an Apple device to register angered many users and shut out others completely.  But starting soon, you’ll be able to head over to the Google Play store and download HBO Now to any Android device.   This also means that HBO Now will finally work with...

Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting Offers Insights Into Future Storylines

Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting Offers Insights Into Future Storylines

With Season Five of “Game of Thrones,” in full swing, most fans are busy watching the newest episodes, criticizing them, praising them, and ultimately, hopefully enjoying them. Even as the season begins to  draw to an end, I think we’re all putting off the inevitable fact that there’s another year of waiting for the next season, and enjoying the show as long as it lasts. The writers of “Game of Thrones,” however, are already thinking ahead to the next season and have begun casting actors for Season Six. With the casting list partly released, many have already recognized a few characters from the books,...

Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and the Movie DVD Review

Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and the Movie DVD Review

Hello Ladies, the complete series and Movie arrives on DVD this week. Here’s our review of the set! Packaging: The DVD set of Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and the Movie contains 3 discs (two for the series, and one for the movie.   Content: Hello Ladies was Stephen Merchant’s first high-profile project after his celebrated creative collaborations with Ricky Gervais. Seeing Merchant on his own allowed fans to get a feel for his more abrasive, take-no-prisoners approach to comedy. His protagonist Stuart is not a nice man; he’s a Nice Man ™, and Merchant makes sure we understand that distinction. Every move that Stuart...

Houston Texans Lassoed For HARD KNOCKS 2015

Houston Texans Lassoed For HARD KNOCKS 2015

It is official! HBO SPORTS, NFL FILMS AND THE HOUSTON TEXANS JOIN FORCES FOR A NEW SEASON OF THE ULTIMATE SPORTS REALITY SERIES WHEN HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS, CHRONICLING THE RIGORS AND DAILY DEMANDS OF NFL TRAINING CAMP, DEBUTS TUESDAY, AUG. 11, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Houston Texans team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS debuts in August. The first sports based reality series – and one of the fastest-turnaround programs on TV – kicks off its five-episode tenth season TUESDAY,...

Game of Thrones Telltale Game Review: Episode 4 “Sons of Winter”

Game of Thrones Telltale Game Review: Episode 4 “Sons of Winter”

The wait between episodes of “Game of Thrones,” may be hard, but fortunately there’s a new way to satisfy your craving for the world of Westeros. Telltale has released another installation of its “Game of Thrones” video-game, titled “Sons of Winter,” and the game-play is as entertaining as ever. By now, Telltale has already established that it is fully capable of translating the many things that we love about “Game of Thrones” into an interactive, gaming format. Whether you’re a fan of action, intrigue, or nuanced character development, Telltale has it all, especially in this...

Viola Davis to Star as Harriet Tubman in HBO Treatment

Viola Davis to Star as Harriet Tubman in HBO Treatment

Everyone wants a turn at an HBO project. It is Viola Davis’ turn. Davis (pictured), from ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder will now star as slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman for an HBO films presentation. Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland, escaped in 1849 and led countless slaves from the South to freedom along what was called the Underground Railroad. It was a series of hideaways and safehouses on a route to then northern states and freedom. The biopic is said to be based on a noted work about the the heroic Tubman entitled “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman,” by historian Kate Clifford Larson. Those...

Silicon Valley: “Adult Content”

Silicon Valley: “Adult Content”

At long last, things are looking up for the Pied Piper team! Let’s just look past the fact that they’re committing highly illegal acts to get ahead. Still, to be fair, the group of techies has been repeatedly sabotaged for quite some time, so their era of retribution has been long overdue. Last week left off with the Pied Piper gang finding out that Branston Ventures stole Richard’s compression algorithm, at least in part, to successfully create a 4K livestream platform. This was, of course, the Pied Piper team’s own fault to begin with, for disclosing practically the entire algorithm during a business meeting. They are now...

Game of Thrones: “The Gift”

Game of Thrones: “The Gift”

‘The Gift,’ like much of this season, is a culmination of awesome, attention-grabbing scenes along with a number of head-shaking disappointments. Season 5 has certainly been a roller-coaster ride, especially for book enthusiasts who have no idea where the storylines are heading. A number of characters and storylines have been left out, changed, adapted, or held true to the source material. Ok, that last part was bullshit, but I’ve said it over and over again — Weiss and Benioff always manage to get the characters from A to B, they just happen to take certain liberties as to what happens on that path. So the snowball...

Tennis returns to HBO…sort of…with 7 DAYS IN HELL coming in July

Tennis returns to HBO…sort of…with 7 DAYS IN HELL coming in July

Every year from 1975 to 1999 HBO carried Wimbledon Tennis with commentary handled by pros like, Billie Jean King, Brian McKay, Jim Lampley and others. But, oh times have changed and HBO is treating tennis quite differently today. Now HBO is giving it the comedy treatment with something called 7 DAYS IN HELL.  HBOWatch told you this was in the works way back in July of last year. It shows up on HBO’s line-up this July. Here are the details straight from a Press Release:      The exclusive HBO presentation 7 DAYS IN HELL will debut SATURDAY, JULY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), during the second weekend of this year’s Wimbledon...

Movie Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Movie Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and carries a lot over from the first film. Both Dawn, and Rise are the newly rebooted origin of the 60’s Sci-Fi franchise Planet Of The Apes. Despite the long history of the series, and the extremely long titles the film can easily stand on it’s own without the other films. There are a startling amount of characters that return in this film but their relationship with Caesar (the titular ape) can be easily surmised through the films excellent use of world building. The world of Dawn is truly outstanding. There are small elements hidden within scenes...

SHOW ME A HERO Miniseries Debuts in August

SHOW ME A HERO Miniseries Debuts in August

The HBO schedule is starting to take shape for the summer. People are always so impatient with thoughts of when something will start. As the information rolls in HBOWatch will get it to you. So, straight from an official HBO Press Release here is news of just one of the anticipated programs. Part One of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 beginning at 9:oopm.   From creator David Simon (HBO’s TREME and THE WIRE) and director Paul Haggis (Crash), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of...

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