Posts Tagged ‘HBO’

TRUE DETECTIVE Will Compete for Best Drama Series at the Emmys, Taking on BREAKING BAD

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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“The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.”

The one who knocks might have to deal with these bad men come Emmy time this year.  HBO’s True Detective was set up as an anthology series, each season will tell a different story with a different cast each time.  Reactions to the show was understandably overwhelming; and take it from me – it will change the way you watch television.

HBO is feeling confident about the show too and will be submitting True Detective in the competitive Drama Series category at the upcoming Emmy Awards instead of a miniseries where director Cary Fukunaga, writer/creator Nic Pizzolato, and actors/producers Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson would be expected to clean up.

THR reported the news and added this could result in HBO’s first Best Drama Series win since The Sopranos took the trophy in 2007.  It should be noted though that the network’s other popular show Game of Thrones has been nominated three times for Best Drama Series and has nothing to show for it besides a growing audience and admiration from around the world.  Awards mean what you want them to mean.

True Detective will be taking on the final season of Breaking Bad in the Best Drama Series category, and McConaughey (Oscar winner) and Harrelson will face stiff competition in the acting categories as well. Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm just to name a few.  This bold move from HBO could result in a surprise but well-earned victory for everyone involved in this landmark TV series.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on August 25th on NBC.

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Pay Your Debts and Watch this Final Trailer for GAME OF THRONES Returning April 6th

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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Eighteen days.  That might seem like a lot, but take away meals, sleep and bathroom time it’s like an hour really.  It will go by like that! (You can’t see me but I snapped my fingers).  Here is the fourth and final trailer for the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones; I don’t think I need to talk you into watching this trailer or the 25-minute recap we posted, but if you’re not sold on the show at all, contact me.  We will talk.

Game of Thrones returns on April 6th at 9pm on HBO.

Watch the final trailer below:

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Juno Temple Joins Martin Scorsese’s HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Drama

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Maleficent) has been cast in HBO’s untitled Rock ’n’ Roll pilot from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, writer George Mastras (Breaking Bad) and Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire).  We last spoke of the drama back in 2010, so needless to say we have been waiting patiently for any and all updates on the project.

The untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra, who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.  Deadline reports that Temple will play Jamie Vine, an ambitious assistant in the A&R department at the label.  It’s not a lot of news mind you, but it’s something to prove this great sounding show is finally moving forward.  Gimme Shelter in the pilot, too easy of a prediction?

On Your Lunch? Watch this 25-Minute Recap of GAME OF THRONES Season 3

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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The fourth season of Game of Thrones just a few weeks away, is your significant other sick of you shouting quotes throughout the house yet?

Well good news while you wait, here’s a refresher video to remind of the fantastic season 3.  It’s a good watch even if your memory isn’t as limited as some; with all the characters and bloodshed we can all admit it might be useful for everyone to watch this.

Game of Thrones season four premieres on HBO Sunday, April 6th.  Watch the recap below:

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THE WIRE Creator David Simon Leading a Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries for HBO

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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A biopic of Martin Luther King Jr.has been trying to get off the ground for years by many different names; Paul Greengrass and Oliver Stone are just two that have been attempting to get King’s life story on the screen.  Reports now indicate that the civil rights leader’s story is coming to the small screen via HBO and The Wire creator David Simon.

It will be a six-hour miniseries adaptation of Taylor Branch’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book trilogy America: In the King Years, Simon will spearhead the miniseries with his Treme co-creator Eric Overmyer. Oprah Winfrey is also attached to back and produce the series.  It’s said that Simon will write at least the first episode, as well as the bible for the entire mini.  America: In the King Years chronicles the life of the civil rights leader from his first sermon in 1954 to his assassination in 1968.

If you watched The Wire you know that Simon has ability to bring out stories that would otherwise go untold or watered down.  He is unflinching and somewhat of a rebel in the best way a storyteller can be; I can’t wait to see what the does with the project.

Mike Judge’s New HBO Series SILICON VALLEY Has A Teaser

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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Mike Judge, of Office Space, Beavis & Butthead, King of The Hill fame, has a new gig over at HBO by the name of Silicon Valley.  The show deals with a group of…oh just read the synopsis.

Richard (Middleditch) is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head (Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Starr) and dry-witted Dinesh (Nanjiani). These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich (Miller), a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a ten percent stake in their projects.
After a failed pitch to billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Welch), Richard seems destined to remain at his job at the tech company Hooli, founded by the megalomaniacal Gavin Belson (Ross). When Monica (Crew), Gregory’s head of operations, and Jared (Woods), a Hooli executive, realize the value of the site’s compression algorithm, a bidding war erupts between Belson and Gregory, with Richard caught in the middle.

Judge has always done great with finding the comedy in the office environment and by the looks of things he’s found himself another hit here.

Silicon Valley premieres on April 6th on HBO and stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Christoper Welch, Amanda Crew, and Josh Brener.

Check out the teaser below!

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The Trailer for Season 4 of GAME OF THRONES Is Here

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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HBO has released the first trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones.  I don’t really have a lot to say other than what the Internet will likely be talking about for the next few days,  Jamie Lannister has a new haircut!

Winter is coming, war is here, and there is no justice.  It’s time for your favorite characters to die once again. Game of Thrones returns on April 6th.

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HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE Ending With Upcoming Fifth Season

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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First we get the good news in the form of a Game of Thrones return date, and now it’s the bad news that Boardwalk Empire will be coming to an end with its upcoming fifth season.  The show has been one of my favorites since its debut, its huge scale and fantastic team of actors and writes make for one of the best drama’s since The Sopranos.  I feel the show finally found its way with an amazing season 3 and 4, let’s hope they go out with another great season.

From Deadline:

“It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.” Added creator/executive producer Winter, “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”

Boom.

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Stop What You’re Doing, Here is The GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Premiere Date

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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HBO has just announced the premiere date for Season 4 of Game of Thrones; George R.R. Martin’s epic will return on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m reports hitfix.

That’s 87 days.

James Gandolfini Tribute Special Airs Sunday on HBO, Here’s the Trailer

Friday, December 20th, 2013

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There were a great many loses in the entertainment industry this year, the passing of James Gandolfini is still a sad spot for many fans, myself included.  HBO has a tribute special to honor the man and his work this coming Sunday December 22nd.  James Gandolfini: A Tribute has friends and castmates like Edie Falco, Diane Lane and Sopranos creator David Chase remembering the late actor.

Watch the trailer for the tribute below:

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