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Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting Offers Insights Into Future Storylines

May 28, 2015

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...

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True Detective

Second True Detective Season 2 Trailer

May 14, 2015

The first trailer for the sophomore seeason of HBO’s anthonogy crime series True Detective left you wanting more. We didn’t hear from the characters at all but instead were haunted...

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: “Adult Content”

May 26, 2015

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...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

May 22, 2015

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...

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Latest HBO News

The Leftovers Season One Finale: “The Prodigal Son Returns”

The Leftovers Season One Finale: “The Prodigal Son Returns”

“Prodigal son.” For those that are familiar with the term, it means a son who has returned to his family after a long absence. This particular son is special; “prodigal” by definition means ‘a person who leaves home and behaves recklessly, but later makes a repentant return.’ Three characters in the season finale seem to fit the description rather well and each of these men, in their own way. Our Holy Trinity in the season finale is Kevin, Tommy and Holy Wayne. Each of these men have behaved in such a way that would be considered reckless, harmful or immoral. Kevin, still in mute shock from witnessing Patti’s suicide, waits....

Boardwalk Empire Season 5: “Golden Days for Boys and Girls”

Boardwalk Empire Season 5: “Golden Days for Boys and Girls”

Everyone, autumn has arrived, and, with it, “Boardwalk Empire!” Sadly, this is the last season for “Boardwalk Empire” and we will only have eight episodes in total. In case you forgot anything from last season, here’s a recap: This year, we go back in time to Atlantic City in 1884 where we see a young Nucky trying to fish out gold coins thrown by Louis “The Commodore” Kaestner into the ocean. Unfortunately for Nucky, the coins are always just out of reach or some other boy gets it first. This is a running theme for Nucky – no matter how hard he tries, the other boys always get there first. He...

HBO Won’t Be Filming 24/7: NHL’s Winter Classic

HBO Won’t Be Filming 24/7: NHL’s Winter Classic

For the past few seasons HBO has filmed the NHL’s yearly event, an outdoor game called “The Winter Classic”.  But more importantly than the event itself, HBO’s cameras captured the personalities, the angst and the joy of being a pro hockey player. Think Hard Knocks on ice. (Or don’t that sounds weird). Today both HBO and the NHL have confirmed that the show will not continue on HBO’s air.  Here’s HBO’s statement: Everybody at HBO enjoyed working with the NHL and its teams on 24/7 the past four years. It was an exciting endeavor and we’re very proud of the never-before-seen presentation of...

Bill Maher Returns for 12th Season with 2-Hour Live Special on 09.12

Bill Maher Returns for 12th Season with 2-Hour Live Special on 09.12

Update:  Get Ready for A Double Dose of Bill Maher on 09.12! It is a big Friday night coming up for Bill Maher on September 12th.  It all starts with another edition of his long-running show REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER and then his tenth Comedy Special. We bump up this posting as a reminder and add the video that is in heavy rotation promoting the LIVE evening of Maher wit.     REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER returns from hiatus and resumes its 12th season with a live edition, presented from Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. at a special time, on FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT).  In this week’s...

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey revitalized his career around 2012, and what a revitalization is has been. With his film Mud and HBO’s own True Detective, it appears the years of Matt doing crappy romantic comedies might be past us (I’m looking at you, Failure to Launch). In Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey stars as Ron Woodruff, a rough around the edges electrician who likes drugs and promiscuous sex (a lot of promiscuous sex). After a workplace accident, Ron awakes in the hospital wherein he is told he has HIV. The time of the film is late 80s, when the knowledge of HIV and AIDS was growing as awareness of the disease spread. Feeling this...

Time Warner CEO Closer than Ever to Freeing HBOGo

Time Warner CEO Closer than Ever to Freeing HBOGo

Watching HBO online can be complicated. In this day and age you would think that the award winning app, HBOGo would be something that was available to anyone willing to pay for an HBO subscription. But alas, HBOGo is only available to those with a current, traditional cable subscription, a model that many experts think is fading with the influx of streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix. How quickly will that transition take place? It may be a little slower than some internet savvy, cord-cutting millennials would like. Jeff Bewkes, CEO of HBO’s parent company, Time Warner spoke to the issue at an investor conference this...

Fincher & Ellroy Bring 1950’s Noir Series to HBO

Fincher & Ellroy Bring 1950’s Noir Series to HBO

What if we told you HBO was combining the slick writing, dialogue, and 1950’s setting of the neo-noir detective film L.A Confidential with the mood, atmosphere and look of Fight Club or Se7en? Directors David Fincher and famous crime fiction writer James Ellroy are old pals who’ve never gotten to work together.  But all that is about to change. We hear that the pair have been pitching a project to HBO that would combine the two’s talents in one epic crime series. Fincher has wanted to get a series like this off the ground for some time but has been too busy to make it happen. Details are VERY scarce at this point and, as...

The Knick: “Where’s the Dignity?”

The Knick: “Where’s the Dignity?”

People’s pasts and futures are colliding in this episode. We see the backstory of many characters, some surprising, others, not so much. One thing’s for certain: the daily events at the Knickerbocker Hospital are never dull. The opening scene is dark and shows the dirty underworld of boxing, but in a ring full of rats. Rats, at that time, were known to carry disease. And we see our man, Cleary, in the ring. A way to make a quick buck, I suppose. Patients continue to be delivered to the Knick. We see one who comes in with tuberculosis; one with rat bites and one who has a heart condition. Tensions continue to run high in this episode....

HBO Documentary Films: A GOOD JOB: STORIES FROM THE NYFD

HBO Documentary Films: A GOOD JOB: STORIES FROM THE NYFD

Overview: “‘A good job’ means a really tough fire,” says retired firefighter Alfred Benjamin. Some call it terrifying or seductive, but as Rescue 5’s Joseph Esposito notes, “You should be scared…that’s what keeps you alive.” Directed and produced by Liz Garbus (HBO’s LOVE, MARILYN, BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD and others) and produced by actor Steve Buscemi (Emmy nominee for HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE) this documentary explores life in one of the most demanding and innovative fire departments in the world. Featuring first-hand accounts of veteran firefighters and former FDNY member Buscemi, the film reveals what it feels...

THE COMEBACK is Officially Coming Back on November 9th

THE COMEBACK is Officially Coming Back on November 9th

Update: A Press Release has confirmed a debut date! THE COMEBACK returns for its eight-episode season SUNDAY, NOV. 9 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The limited comedy series stars Lisa Kudrow as the embattled Valerie Cherish, a fading TV “It Girl” who was once so desperate to stay in the spotlight that she allowed cameras to follow her every move as she appeared on a new sitcom – with disastrous results. Now, it’s ten years later, and Valerie thinks she has it all figured out this time. She doesn’t. Created by Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow, who serve as executive producers along with Dan Bucatinsky.   Update: HBO has announced...

Hospital Comedy GETTING ON Debuts Season Two on November 9th

Hospital Comedy GETTING ON Debuts Season Two on November 9th

Update: A Press Release has confirmed a debut Date! GETTING ON launches its six-episode second season SUNDAY, NOV. 9 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the series follows the daily lives of nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system, skewering the petty bureaucracies of modern medical practice in America. Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez star. This HBOWatch writer will review Season Two.   From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, co-creators of the acclaimed BIG LOVE series, GETTING...

The Newsroom Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date

The Newsroom Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date

UPDATE: November 9th at 9PM is the official start date for The Newsroom Season 3! We’d been waiting and waiting for final confirmation of The Newsroom season 3 and a possible air date. HBO didn’t let us down this week as they revealed a NOVEMBER premiere window for the series. We predicted as much earlier today with this tweet: If we had to guess we’d bet on a The Newsroom Season 3 teaser with premiere date along with @TrueBloodHBO‘s finale tonight! — HBO Watch (@HBOWatch) August 25, 2014 In a teaser trailer that showed very little of the actual show an air date finall emerged. We expect it to air alongside Getting...

Sensitive Skin – A She Said/He Said Perspective

Sensitive Skin – A She Said/He Said Perspective

In an unprecedented posting two of our contributors from Canada remark on a show exclusive to HBO CANADA. Eleonora Iafano – HBO Canada recently released a series called “Sensitive Skin.” Three of Canada’s most prominent actors star in it: Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar and Colm Feore. This is a series about a couple who have been married for over 30 years, and the challenges of downsizing and trying to adapt to a new lifestyle. Kim Cattrall portrays a 50 something woman named Davina Jackson. Davina has recently sold her house and downsized to a trendy loft style condo. Davina is also taking hormone replacement therapy, because it...

VICE Development Deal Not Affecting HBO’s Show

VICE Development Deal Not Affecting HBO’s Show

VICE Media is a big machine with a website, YouTube channel, magazine and, of course, its HBO program. The media outlet has been growing so well that the big entertainment companies have been looking for a piece of the action. Even Time Warner, HBO’s parent company, was interested.    A+E Networks and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), however, have bought into the VICE franchise instead. They have invested $500 million into VICE Media. Quickly, if you are not knowledgeable of the investors – A+E Networks owns, A&E, History and Lifetime channels and TCV is a investor group involved with GoDaddy and Expedia. They have infused...

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