Posts tagged "hbo"

HBO’s “Westworld” Casting Calls For “Genital-To-Genital Touching”

I discovered this morning that my coworkers don’t know what “Westworld” is, which is the actual definition of a tragedy. Look it up! This came up because Deadline released a weird casting call for the HBO “Westworld” series based on the original 1973 James Brolin-Yul Brynner film. Here’s the text from the casting

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2015

“Maria” From “Sesame Street” Released A Memoir

Sonia Manzano is more than just Maria.

Bronwyn Isaac / September 2, 2015

“Sesame Street” Gets Gentrified, Signs 5-Year Lease With HBO

If you want to get to “Sesame Street” without paying for HBO, you’ll have to wait nine months.

Megan Reynolds / August 13, 2015

11 “Game Of Thrones” Flashcards To Help You Keep The Plot Straight

Are you confused by Game of Thrones? We’re here to help!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 14, 2015

Don’t Miss It: “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck” Airs Tonight On HBO

Set your DVR. Tonight at 9 p.m., HBO will premiere “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” a documentary about the Nirvana frontman produced by his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and trust me, you do not want to miss it. I got a chance to see the film on Friday and have not stopped thinking about it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

“High Maintenance” Is Coming to HBO

In a cleverly timed bit of brand synergy that I can forgive because I am obviously stoned and thus incredibly chill, HBO announced today, on 4/20, that Vimeo’s popular web “High Maintenance” will be moving to HBO for a six-episode run.
The delightfully poignant stoner web series, which take a reflective look at the lives of…

Beejoli Shah / April 20, 2015

Northern Illinois University Offers Honors Course on ‘Game of Thrones’ This Semester

Hey college kids, want to be part of society’s intellectual decline? Then sign up for NIU’s new honors course “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” that is based on the popular HBO show (not the books that the show is based on by George R.R. Martin).
I’m sure it’s a great course considering thi…

Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

“SNL”‘s Kate McKinnon Slayed This Robert Durst Impression, Much Like Robert Durst Slayed Everyone Else

The ever-delightful Kate McKinnon took a break from her on-point Justin Bieber impressions on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” to bring out an even more perfect impersonation: murderous real estate scion Robert Durst.
For a comedy variety show, McKinnon managed to make fake Bobby Durst even more terrifying than the real Durst, who terrified a…

Beejoli Shah / March 30, 2015

What To Watch Tonight: HBO Documentary “Going Clear”

If you’re anything like me, you are completely obsessed with any show, movie or documentary about creepy cults and religions. If you are in a cult right now, I’m so sorry, but you probably aren’t reading this anyway because the internet is mostly likely considered a tool of the devil and you’re spinning wool i…

Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

Snoop Dogg Developing HBO Series About 1980s Reaganomics

New good TV show alert! Snoop Dogg announced at SXSW that he is working on a new series for HBO that will be about the effects of Reagan’s politics and economics on real American families in and around the early 1980s.
I’m personally very psyched about this, since I am in the midst of binge…

Katrin Higher / March 22, 2015

“Jinx” Director Andrew Jarecki On How They Discovered Robert Durst’s Damning Comment

This weekend saw Robert Durst’s arrest and the conclusion of HBO series “The Jinx,” in which he appears to confess to multiple murders. Just how was it that filmmakers managed to catch the disturbing evidence? Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki today told morning shows about the process: With lots of audio to sort through, the crew hired…

Newser / March 16, 2015

The “Game Of Thrones” Season 5 Trailer Leaked And It Is Excellent

With only a little over two months to go until April 12th’s “Game of Thrones” fifth season premiere, details of what’s to come for Westeros have been scant until today. A trailer leaked online, after airing last night alongside select IMAX screenings of “Game of Thrones” season four episodes, and let’s just say that the…

Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015

A New “Girls” Trailer Is Here!

A new trailer for season four of “Girls” has arrived, and our favorite flailing anti-heroines look just as aimless and tone-deaf as ever — and I guess we really wouldn’t have it any other way, would we? The trailer also includes an excellent dig at Woody Allen in which Jessa recites his quote “the heart…

Claire Hannum / December 8, 2014

No, George R.R. Martin Hasn’t Finished The Song Of Ice And Fire Books Yet

Theories abound about George R.R. Martin’s plans for the Song of Ice and Fire series, and therefore the Game of Thrones series, but Martin says that the most ridiculous theory of all is that he’s actually finished with the last two books of the series and is sitting on them to create demand. At the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 8, 2014

There Will Be Flashbacks On Season 5 Of “Game Of Thrones”

OH YAY: It’s been confirmed that there will be flashbacks on season five of “Game of Thrones.” A woman on Tumblr had leaked that her daughter had read for the part of “Young Cersei,” which unofficially confirmed some of series fans’ dreams, but now writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have officially stated that flashback…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Beyonce & Jay Z Release A Sexy Teaser For Their “On The Run Tour” HBO Series (Plus, Taylor Swift Announces New Album!)

Beyonce and Jay Z released a teaser for their “On The Run Tour” HBO series, and it features Bey singing “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” to Jay. Naturally, since nobody can mention the pair these days without addressing divorce rumors, fans have speculated whether that song choice has something to do with…

Claire Hannum / August 18, 2014

How Does Marriage Work? In “112 Weddings,” A Wedding Videographer Tries To Explain

I got married very quickly: we had only been dating for five months. I didn’t doubt that I’d found the man I wanted to spend my life with, but I did feel confused in the weeks and months after we’d gotten hitched what marriage was supposed to mean and if so, how should we make it…

Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

Meryl Streep To Play Jackie O’s Love Rival Maria Callas In HBO Film

Meryl Streep will play opera singer Maria Callas, who was dumped by Aristotle Onassis for Jackie Kennedy, in an HBO film version of the play “Master Class.” [Page Six]
Katy Perry and longtime friend/karaoke partner Robert Pattinson were spotted kissing at a party. [RadarOnline]
You know you want to hear about Leonardo…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2014

“The Leftovers,” HBO’s New Drama, Looks So Good

If you were worrying about what you were going to watch on Sundays after “Mad Men” ends its run and “Game of Thrones” closes out season four — and I was worrying, trust me – look no further than “The Leftovers,” HBO’s latest drama series which debuts on June 29. Last night, the network aired the first…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2014
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