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THE NIGHT OF: “Part VII: Ordinary Death” Review

Aug 25, 2016

Almost every moment is more intense as we build up to the end and all sides are digging in to survive. At the trial the prosecution builds its case and the defense deflects what it can and...

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Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill Maher Slated For REAL TIME Specials for the GOP/Dem Conventions

Jun 17, 2016

We are all quite familiar that Bill Maher likes to rant on his political bent. He has done so now into his fourteenth season of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER. He ups the ante this year, but not with...

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HBO Documentary Films: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

Aug 26, 2016

Overview: In 1962, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut, aided by translator Helen Scott, spent a week in Hollywood with his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, discussing the director’s rich and...

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Movie Review: The Danish Girl

Aug 25, 2016

Note: the following review is for The Danish Girl premiering on FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 at 9:00pm. A fictionalized account about the true story of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex...

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HBO Documentary Films: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

HBO Documentary Films: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

Overview: In 1962, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut, aided by translator Helen Scott, spent a week in Hollywood with his idol, Alfred Hitchcock, discussing the director’s rich and extensive body of work, including Psycho and Vertigo. The resulting 1966 book of interviews, Hitchcock, became a celebrated bible of cinema for generations of filmmakers. Fifty years after its publication, Hitchcock/Truffaut brings this historic summit to life by combining rare original audio recordings and behind-the-scenes photos from the historic exchange. The film offers an eye-opening study of Hitchcock’s enduring genius and legacy, as the two men...

Movie Review: The Danish Girl

Movie Review: The Danish Girl

Note: the following review is for The Danish Girl premiering on FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 at 9:00pm. A fictionalized account about the true story of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, this film follows the struggles of a person becoming who they knew they were meant to be. Starring Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener and Alicia Vikander as his wife Gerda Gottlieb, the couple work together to help him through the trials of transitioning and becoming Lili. I want to apologize in advance if I make mistakes with pronouns or verbiage. I want to do justice to the film without offending anyone. Because I think this is...

THE NIGHT OF: “Part VII: Ordinary Death” Review

THE NIGHT OF: “Part VII: Ordinary Death” Review

Almost every moment is more intense as we build up to the end and all sides are digging in to survive. At the trial the prosecution builds its case and the defense deflects what it can and continues searching all angles. As for Naz he seems settled in the Rikers life while those on the outside fight for him or damn him. Here is a Part VI recap before we see where this all leads in Part VII. Now the defense tries its luck. Some damning evidence faces Nasir Khan. We still don’t know, maybe he is guilty. Maybe, the life he has settled into at Riker’s is his only reality now ad yet the good fight is still fought in his name. Part VII:...

New Movies on HBO: Point Break

New Movies on HBO: Point Break

HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review POINT BREAK, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to draw your attention to the PG-13 rated drama playing on HBO. The movie premiered on Saturday, 08.20 at 8:00pm and is still airing across the channels as well as on HBOGo/HBONow. Though POINT BREAK might be appearing on the network for the first time on the network it is actually a remake of an older movie. In 1991 the R- rated version launched under the direction of Kathryn Bigelow. It starred Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey. The 2015 version is made with a different director and cast. More about them in a bit,...

HBO’s VICE NEWS TONIGHT Sets Debut and Staff

HBO’s VICE NEWS TONIGHT Sets Debut and Staff

We are getting closer to nightly news on HBO. Over the past few months VICE Media’s latest venture has been staffing up its HBO news division. We will drop those names, but the big news is the official title and debut date for the newscast. All the details are contained in the official press release below. The boldface is our emphasis.     VICE NEWS TONIGHT TO LAUNCH SEPT. 26 ON HBO   VICE NEWS TONIGHT, the upcoming half-hour nightly newscast from VICE Media and HBO, debuts MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), and will air weeknights on HBO. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and...

Ballers Season 2: Halftime Report

Ballers Season 2: Halftime Report

  Looking at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for today’s players in sun-soaked Miami. Created by Stephen Levinson the hit comedy series kicked off its ten-episode second season Sunday July 17. Even though, its first season proved a ratings boon for HBO, HBOWatch opted out of weekly reviews. Below is Halftime Report of the first five episodes of the sophomore season. The first half of the season has been full of fumbles, a friend induced chop block, and one hell of a...

What’s next for Cersei? Lena Headey Shares Her Thoughts

What’s next for Cersei? Lena Headey Shares Her Thoughts

The final episodes of Game of Thrones Season Six left fans with a lot to process, but perhaps the most exciting developments were the new positions of power some familiar characters found themselves in. Daenerys Targaryen was last seen en route to Westeros with dreams of a large-scale invasion, while miles away Jon Snow found himself rewarded for his leadership in taking down the Boltons with the title of King in the North. Perhaps most shockingly, however, Season Six ended with Cersei Lannister on the Iron Throne, newly crowned Queen after her plans to eliminate almost all of her enemies in one burst of wildfire sadly also resulted in the...

Vice Principals: “Circles”

Vice Principals: “Circles”

Vice Principals has taken an interesting turn the last couple of weeks, I am not entirely sure what story Jody Hill and Danny McBride are trying to tell but it certainly feels like it is building up to something. I’ve been thinking it for a few episodes now and I honestly would not be surprised if the climax of the season resulted in a murder. Gamby and Russell are completely on the edge, if knuckle-dusting a body builder wasn’t enough to prove that, stay tuned. Last week saw a divide in Gamby and Russell’s partnership develop as Russell wanted to sabotage the school’s chances at winning the homecoming football game and Gamby...

THE NIGHT OF “Part VI: Samson and Delilah” Review

THE NIGHT OF “Part VI: Samson and Delilah” Review

Enough has happened both in and out of Riker’s to keep us watching. Both the prosecuting and defending parties are fighting tooth and nail for justice and the accused settles in at prison. The wheels of justice are turning, but sometimes you wonder just how just it all is. Here is a recap to get us up to speed: Now the next phase of the system comes into play. After refusing a plea bargain Nasir Khan has got to survive in prison long enough, which he can under Freddie’s wing, to make it to trial. Weiss/Box and Kapoo/Stone make their respective cases. Part VI: Samson and Delilah Freddy: “I’m gonna make a proper convict of you...

Downey Jr. & Pizzolatto Team Up, But Not On TRUE DETECTIVE Season Three!

Downey Jr. & Pizzolatto Team Up, But Not On TRUE DETECTIVE Season Three!

Say what? We already know that producer/showrunner Nic Pizzolatto has a development deal with HBO. Now, it seems he is teaming up to direct Robert Downey, Jr. in a project. So naturally we would all think that the producer snagged the ‘Ironman’ for another go-around of TRUE DETECTIVE. But that is not what is in development – PERRY MASON is! Say what? Variety broke the news and stated that the idea had been Downey’s for a while now. To quote the site – Downey Jr. has wanted to do some sort of “Perry Mason” project for some time, having originally set it up at Warner Bros. as a film back in 2011. The film never found its footing...

Duplass Brothers Return To HBO with ROOM 104

Duplass Brothers Return To HBO with ROOM 104

Not everyone is keen on the style of Jay and Mark Duplass or TOGETHERNESS would still be on HBO. But HBO likes them enough to give them another series on the network. This time around it is an anthology series entitled ROOM 104 and will be a comedy added likely in 2017. HBO’s Casey Bloys, president of programming, stated –  “Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inventive talents in TV today.We’re excited to see what they do with this unique concept.” The series will follow the varied combinations of people who check in and out of Room 104 in an average American hotel in some undisclosed city. Each episode then offers a...

Jennifer Lopez to Play ‘Cocaine Godmother’ For HBO

Jennifer Lopez to Play ‘Cocaine Godmother’ For HBO

If you never heard of Griselda Blanco you will when HBO Films presents her story with the aid of producer/actress Jennifer Lopez. It has been announced that Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions will spearhead the production (along with LBI Entertainment) and with Lopez herself to star as the drug lord. Blanco became the most powerful female drug lord of all time and we are certain it will be a juicy role to step into. Wikipedia states: Griselda Blanco (February 15, 1943 – September 3, 2012), known as La Madrina, the Black Widow, the Cocaine Godmother and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, was a Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a...

New Movies On HBO: Brooklyn

New Movies On HBO: Brooklyn

  HBOWatch Editors were not able to line-up a writer to review BROOKLYN, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to draw your attention to the PG-13 rated drama playing on HBO. The movie premiered on Saturday, 08.13 at 8:00pm and  is still airing across the channels as well as on HBOGo/HBONow. The story gives us Eilis Lacey, played by Saoirse, Ronan, a young Irish girl who emigrated to the title location in the early 1950’s. Aided by Father Flood, (Jim Broadbent) a priest from her homeland, she is assured to find a full-time job in her new city. She manages to make her on way by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying...

HBO Documentary Films: MEET THE DONORS: DOES MONEY TALK?

HBO Documentary Films: MEET THE DONORS: DOES MONEY TALK?

Overview: In MEET THE DONORS: DOES MONEY TALK? intrepid filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (HBO’s Emmy-winning JOURNEYS WITH GEORGE) takes viewers behind the scenes at top-dollar fundraisers and chats with dozens of ultra-rich mega-donors from both political parties to find out why they are pouring millions into the election. Armed with her hand-held camera and a sense of humor, Alexandra Pelosi gains exclusive access to the donor class, and offers a peek into the lifestyles of the rich and political. Starting in New York City, arguably home to the most mega-donors and canapé-infused fundraisers, she drops into corner offices and cocktail...

Game of Thrones Live Concert Dates & Cities Announced

Game of Thrones Live Concert Dates & Cities Announced

There are several ways to cope with the long wait between the airing of seasons of your favorite show; some of us commit to re-watching Game of Thrones seasons one through six, other, more literary minded folks might take up the A Song of Ice and Fire series to fill the gap in their life left by the end of the latest season. A few of us are content to put on the show’s signature soundtrack and let us whisk us away to Westeros, at least for a few moments every day while we sit in traffic or do the dishes. For those who find solace in the soaring scores of Ramin Djawadi, and really for any fan of good music, HBO has announced an...

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