Posts Tagged ‘HBO’
Here is a new trailer for the upcoming HBO detective series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey about hunting serial killers in Louisiana. It seems every time that a new trailer comes out for this show it makes me feel bad that it’s still 2013. Let’s get a move on!
True Detective premieres Sunday, January 12th and consists of eight episodes.
Watch the latest trailer below:
*Reposted, all these deals are still good folks!
I’m sure each of us have one, or several, shows on HBO that we just love. Unfortunately when it comes time to own those shows on Blu-ray or DVD…they can be so josh darn expensive. What’s a HBO junkie to do?
Well Amazon.ca has got you covered! A TON of HBO shows have just had their prices slashed! Wow, and the good news doesn’t end there, because these cheap prices are in effect for the remainder of the year! That’s right! Until December 31st!
So if you’re looking for a Christmas gift for someone special…make sure to check these deals out!
PS. I’d be rather partial to the complete series of Rome on Blu-ray…thank you Santa.
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HBO’s upcoming “anthology drama series” True Detective is looking great and should take us into Game of Thrones hype just perfectly next year. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two detectives whose lives collide and interweave during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. It’s going to be dark and crazy, that’s how I like my TV.
True Detective premieres Sunday, January 12th and consists of eight episodes.
In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they’d left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth was filmed during the ex-champ’s one-man stage show and was directed by Spike Lee; it premieres November 16 on HBO and has a trailer below. Undisputed Truth shows the boxer confessing, joking and sharing stories about his life while on stage.
I’ve been fascinated with Mike Tyson for years and have watched countless movies, interviews and documentaries about him, I can’t explain it – he’s a character.
Watch the trailer below:
If you have seen We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High, and or Angry Boys – then you know who Chris Lilley is. He’s an Australian comedian, television producer, actor and writer. He is best known for the creation and portrayal of several characters in those mockumentary television shows. The characters and shows are funny, offensive, and sometimes a little touching; mostly funny and offensive.
He’s back with one of his best characters Ja’mie in Ja’mie: Private School Girl. The show follows Ja’mie King, who previously appeared in We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High, during her final weeks of high school.
Watch the NSFW teaser trailer below. Private School Girl will debut on ABC1 in Australia on October 23, 2013, and on HBO in North America on November 24, 2013.
We have the first full-length trailer for the upcoming HBO limited series True Detective below and I encourage you to watch it and set the date, it looks fantastic.
The series is described as an “elevated serial narrative” that uses multiple perspectives and time frames. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The show is envisioned as an anthology, and these first eight episodes will tell a complete story involving McConaughey and Harrelson’s characters.
True Detective will premiere on HBO in January.
This news is several days old but better late than never I suppose. The word has come down that the seventh season of True Blood will indeed be its last. This is probably the right call, as the series has gotten increasingly ridiculous over the past couple of seasons. Working towards an end date will probably do much to focus the storyline of the final season and give us a worthy series finale…at least, that’s the hope.
HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo had this to say:
True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.
The seventh season will consist of 10 episodes and as always, will premiere next summer. That’s 2014 for the folks who have trouble remembering dates.
It looks like Michael Crichton’s film Westworld is being remade as a TV series with some major power behind it. J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Jerry Weintraub are executive producing the new version for HBO. Deadline calls it “one of the biggest commitments ever for HBO,” as the project has already been given a pilot production commitment, jumping past other steps in development most shows go through.
Nolan, who co-wrote the Dark Knight trilogy with his brother Christopher and David Goyer, is writing the pilot with Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) and will direct it. Deadline says Abrams and Nolan’s Westworld is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”
Crichton’s 1973 Westworld was about a theme park split into three different areas (West World, Medieval World and Roman World) where the robots built to interact with the customers malfunction and begin attacking and killing all they encounter. If it sounds a lot like Crichton’s own Jurassic Park, that’s because it essentially is.
Check out the 1973 trailer below:
Boardwalk Empire is a show which all of us at City of Films follow, and after last seasons fairly epic finale…we’re all eagerly anticipating the shows return for a fourth season. This new trailer features looks at two new main characters that have been added this season, Dr. Valentin Narcisse played by Jeffrey Wright and Roy Phillips played by Ron Livingston.
Check out the trailer for yourself, but I think it’s safe to say that we’re in for another great season. Mark your calendars for September 8th folks!
Here is an extended trailer for HBO Films comedy Clear History starring Larry David, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Danny McBride, Mich, Philip Michael Hall, JB Smoove, and Amy Ryan.
Larry David stars as Nathan, a hipster marketing exec who sells all his shares at a start-up over a fight with his boss (Jon Hamm), only to miss out on billions when the company’s new product—an electric car—becomes a smashing success. The movie picks up ten years later.
The movie was apparently improvised (much like Curb Your Enthusiasm), and the character is loosely based off an employee mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography.
Here’s the trailer, the movie premieres August 10th.