Posts Tagged ‘HBO’
Chalky White is definitely still pissed off about what happened at the end of last season of Boardwalk Empire, he’s got a beard to prove it! Jumping ahead to 1931 (the depression) the final season looks to be going out with a bang and I can’t wait. This under-appreciated gem of a TV show had a short life, but it was full I assure you. Check it out if you can on HBO (go to a friend’s house if you have to) or get the DVDs on sale – you won’t regret it.
The final season premieres on September 7th 2014 on HBO.
Watch the trailer below:
HBO’s The Leftovers is an intense and unpredictable drama based on the Tom Perrotta novel that shouldn’t be missed; it will leave you guessing and sometimes suffering. I suspect many will find it to be too bleak while others will feel a connection to the heavy feeling it’s going to leave you with each week.
If you haven’t heard of the show, here’s a briefing:
We told you a few weeks ago that Boardwalk Empire’s final season will jump ahead seven years and land us right into the depression. It’s the end of Nucky Thompson’s biggest source of income (for now) and J.Edgar Hoover was all over the place with tax evasion charges. In real life, it’s also the year that saw the end of Al Capone’s run at the top of Chicago’s organized crime syndicate. All good things I guess.
The teaser trailer below is all about Nucky being a lonely sad man; I think he was pretty sad all this time, but now he doesn’t have money or Margaret and the kids – now that’s a downer.
Boardwalk Empire returns to HBO in September, watch the teaser below:
The Internet has done it again folks; someone via YouTube made an incredible version of the Game of Thrones intro as if the show was a terrible ’80s HBO hit. They even have the theme song and credit names over the actors faces. The authenticity to make it appear as if it had been taped off of HBO onto VHS is just lovely and brings back so many memories of the dead format.
Remember when your parents would use a whole tape just for cartoons? Then you would try and watch them years later for giggles but your thumb would get sore from pressing the tracking button so you turned to drugs instead? Stay in school.
Watch it below:
When Boardwalk Empire returns to HBO for its shortened fifth and final season, it might look a lot different. The glitz and glamor might be turned into a depression as the show is about to jump seven years into the future.
Creator Terence Winter is leaving the show to run HBO’s Scorsese produced Mick Jagger biopic (with Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, and Juno Temple). So with that, the last season left us in 1924 and things were not looking so good for most of the characters. According to Michael K. Williams, who plays Chalky White, there will be a considerable time jump in the final season.
“The storyline has jumped seven years [into the future], which is why I have the beard now. The Depression has set in. The days of the shiny shoes and fancy suits are long gone.”
Well that’s certainly a change for the show that was all about excess and class struggles in the 1920s. If it’s really going to be 1931, that’s near the end of the Prohibition era and past the Stock Market crash of 1929.
It might be time for Nucky to get a real job, or the dude might get a little crazy.
HBO keep on bringing the comedy; last month the network launched the great new Mike Judge series Silicon Valley and is developing a new comedy with Bill Hader. They have Veep still going strong and the love it or hate it Girls as well.
Now they have ordered a pitch from the creators of Eastbound & Down straight to series. Deadline reports that HBO has ordered 18 episodes of the new comedy Vice Principals from creators/executive producers Danny McBride and Jody Hill. The 18 episodes will likely be split up into a couple of seasons and Eastbound alum David Gordon Green also set as executive produce.
The new comedy will tell the story of a high school and the people that almost run it, the vice principals. If HBO wants to hurry this along, that would be much appreciated.
Movement on True Detective season 2 still seems to be pacing along; last week we shared and later debunked the rumor that Jessica Chastain was joining the cast for the next season and now word is officially coming down about what season 2 will look like. All we’ve known thus far is that it’s about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”
Now, a few more details have emerged: On the To the Best of Our Knowledge podcast [via The Playlist], creator/writer/producer, Nic Pizzolatto said:
“Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did with season one.”
Pizzolatto also said that all of the characters are new and the entire season is now broken out as he has a couple of scripts and will probably start casting within the coming month.
Who would you like to see in HBO’s acclaimed series? Also, watch the 6-minute tracking shot again because it’s awesome.
This is what happens when the Seven Kingdoms from HBO’s Game of Thrones are replaced by the lands of Super Mario World for SNES. It’s pure gold at 8-bits in this mashup by NicksplosionFX.
“Mario always pays his debts… With Dragon Coins!” NicksplosionFX writes in the description. The video is a near shot-by-shot recreation of the HBO drama’s great opening sequence. If anything, it really made me want to hook up the Nintendo again. NicksplosionFX also created a number of other videos themed to classic games, including one that puts Street Fighter onto a real street.
Watch the Super Mario World – Game of Thrones 8-Bit Opening Sequence below:
“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.
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: