Tag: HBO

Westworld Awakening hands-on — Here’s one of the VR games we’ve been waiting for

It’s a good thing that HBO never shipped a virtual reality experience it created a few years ago as an early attempt to take its Westworld into VR. In the meantime, the medium of VR has matured, and now Westworld Awakening is now ready for prime time. Westworld Awakening, available today for $30, is a […]

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George R.R. Martin Doesn’t Think HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Series Was Good For His Books

HBO Months have past and everyone is still talking about how Game of Thrones should have ended. That’s because HBO’s hugely popular fantasy series, which came to an end after eight seasons in mid-May, had become an integral part of popular culture. So, of course, everyone is going to have an opinion about how showrunners […]

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George R.R. Martin Says He Can Finally Finish the Books Now that ‘GoT’ Is Over

The cast of Game of Thrones may be a little “upset” about all those extremely negative reactions to the eighth and final season earlier this year, but George R.R. Martin is feeling pretty happy that the show is done, apparently. On Sunday, the Observer published an interview with Martin talking about the fact that Game […]

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Tried (And Mostly Failed) To Prank Alfie Allen With A Fake Script

[embedded content] The many, many controversies surrounding the quality of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season notwithstanding, Alfie Allen’s Emmy nomination is surely well deserved. As the actor responsible for portraying the series-long salvation of Theon Greyjoy explained during his recent appearance on The Late Late Show, however, he didn’t think it was actually […]

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Seriously, Julio Torres Really Wants To Share His Favorite Shapes With You

Zach Dilgard/Julio Torres At the top of HBO’s My Favorite Shapes with Julio Torres, the comedian and Saturday Night Live sketch writer tells his audience, “I have a lot of shapes but not a lot of time, so we have to start immediately.” The performer’s sense of urgency is immediately funny, as he actually has […]

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It Sounds Like HBO’s Controversial ‘Confederate’ Series Is Dead Following Its Creators’ Netflix Deal

Getty Image On Wednesday, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ long-rumored Netflix deal was confirmed by the streaming giant. Whether or not the pair will actually be taking home a massive $200 million for the overall deal remains to be seen, but one thing is evidently clear: their controversial Confederate series over […]

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‘Succession’ Might Now Be The Bleakest Show On Television, But It’s An Absorbing, Captivating Watch

HBO Somebody check in on HBO and see if it needs a hug. The network’s recent slate of original shows has been unrelentingly bleak. There was the final, dark-to-the-point-of-indecipherable season of Game Of Thrones. The disturbing and increasingly less comic sophomore run of Barry. The premiere of the “kids are all on drugs and having […]

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Will Take Their Talents To Netflix

Getty Image A few weeks after the first reports of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ rumored negotiations with Netflix and a host of other major outlets, it seems the Game of Thrones showrunners (and San Diego Comic-Con skippers) have finally settled on a reportedly massive deal with the streaming giant. According to Deadline, the pair […]

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Disney+ limitations highlight Netflix’s global advantage in streaming wars

The Streaming Wars saga got another jolt this week when content behemoth Disney announced a bundle for $12.99 that seemed like a sure Netflix killer. But as is so often the case, the analysis around these developments is done through the lens of U.S. audiences. Taking a broader view, the details of Disney’s streaming service […]

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So…Um, Did Rue Die?

Screenshot: HBO I’m still processing some aspects of both Euphoria’s season finale and the entire completed season. (Namely, whether the show is actually good, or if I just enjoy it and think it is.) But one cemented detail is that Zendaya catapulted into the holy shit stratosphere of acting and talent and presence and range. […]

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‘Euphoria’ Is Honest About the Painful, Unglamorous Realities of Depression

On this Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Euphoria, Rue, in a send-up of noir films, imagines herself as a hardboiled detective trying to crack a case that doesn’t quite add up. It’s a moment of fantasy—a bout of mania following a depressive episode in which she watches 22 straight hours of Love Island. Throughout this episode, […]

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The Best Documentaries On HBO Now And HBO Go Right Now

Getty Image Forget superheroes and dark comedies and circus-themed musicals, the best movies on HBO are in the nonfiction class. The streaming platform has worked to cultivate a library of documentaries that touch on a variety of real-world issues, delivering fascinating stories and complex narratives, with real-life heroes leading the charge. From sports scandals to […]

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Damon Lindelof Has Launched A Respectful F-Bomb Toward Original ‘Watchmen’ Creator Alan Moore

Getty Image Famously vocal comic book writer/icon Alan Moore didn’t make a secret of expressing distaste for HBO’s upcoming adaptation of his Watchmen comic book. That was no surprise, given that he has been upset about several other Watchmen-associated projects, including Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie and any Watchmen crossover efforts by DC Comics. So obviously, […]

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Insecure to Begin Shooting 4th Season in September, Will Add More Episodes

Issa Rae in Season 3 of InsecurePhoto: Merie W. Wallace (Courtesy of HBO) Unlike Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) did Issa Dee (Issa Rae) in Season 3, HBO’s Insecure isn’t ghosting its fans; it’s just taking its sweet time, is all. According to Deadline, during the Television Critics Association (TCA) panel for A Black Lady Sketch Show […]

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HBO Explains Why They Didn’t Submit Several ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actors To The Emmys

HBO When the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were announced last week, Game of Thrones broke the Television Academy record with a whopping 32 nominations. Several of these were for the drama acting categories, but as subsequent reports revealed, some of these nominations — including Gwendoline Christie and Alfie Allen’s nods — weren’t officially submitted by […]

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10 Burning Questions for David E. Kelley About That Big Little Lies Finale

Screenshot: HBO 1. Wait…what? 2. I mean I know we got to see Mary-Louise versus Celeste and Mary-Louise versus Renata and Mary-Louise versus Madeline and Renata versus the trains and Jane versus her bangs, but you brought this whole entire ass show back just to conclude it with a group of white women escorting a […]

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The HBO Max Streaming Service: All The Original TV Shows And Movies To Get Excited For

NBC The streaming wars are in full swing, and now, HBO is getting into the game. Earlier this year, WarnerMedia announced the impending arrival of HBO Max, a streaming platform promising “10,000 hours of premium content from HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, […]

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From ‘It: Chapter Two’ To ‘Harley Quinn’: The San Diego Comic-Con Trailers, Ranked

Warner Bros. This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is coming to close, which means that there’s now a feature film’s worth of new trailers, clips and featurettes for upcoming movies and television shows to consider. Many of these, like the first full-length trailer for It: Chapter Two and the surprise teaser for Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: […]

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