Tag Archives: HBO

  • ‘Westworld: The Maze’ Interactive Amazon Alexa Game (Video)

    ‘Westworld: The Maze’ Interactive Amazon Alexa Game (Video)

    It appears that we have ourselves a genuine trend in the form of interactive audio adventures for Amazon Alexa. The last one I remember was that disappointing Pac-Man outing, but now I see we have one based on a slightly more relevant franchise: The HBO original series Westworld. It’s called Westworld: The Maze.  Westworld: The Maze uses players’ […]

  • ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ Documentary Trailer (Video)

    ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ Documentary Trailer (Video)

    Even before his death by suicide, Robin Williams embodied the “tortured clown” archetype in such a way that was probably only clear to his closest friends. And it’s those friends — Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Idle and more among them — that are providing the spine for an upcoming documentary on the […]

  • ‘The George Carlin Commemorative Collection’ Box Set Coming Soon

    ‘The George Carlin Commemorative Collection’ Box Set Coming Soon

    George Carlin died ten years ago, and these days it’s pretty tempting to say we could use him with us still. I don’t know about that, but I do that The George Carlin Commemorative Collection is coming next month, and it’s likely to be the next best thing. Carlin’s daughter Kelly helped put the set together, and she […]

  • ‘Fahrenheit 451′: HBO Film Adaptation Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Fahrenheit 451′: HBO Film Adaptation Gets Trailer (Video)

    If you went to high school in the United States, there is an extremely good chance that you’re familiar with author Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. But despite its near universal recognition in the US it’s proven a somewhat difficult and tricky story to adapt to the screen. Francois Truffaut tried it in the 60s but since then […]

  • ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 5 Trailer from HBO (Video)

    ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 5 Trailer from HBO (Video)

    The summer of 2017 was when we saw the last episode of the HBO original comedy Silicon Valley, and now “the Pied Piper Gang returns” in a couple of weeks for season five. To tide you over until then, there’s the traditional trailer for the upcoming season, which begins as most good 21st century comedy does, with […]

  • ‘All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire’

    ‘All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire’

    The Wire is generally considered to be at least one of the greatest TV shows of all time, if not the very greatest. It’s also of recent enough vintage that all of its major players and creators are still around to tell the tales of how it came to be, which means it’s ripe for an […]

  • ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Super Bowl Trailer (Video)

    ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Super Bowl Trailer (Video)

    The Monday Super Bowl trailer rundown continues with Westworld season 2, a trailer for which graced TV screens last night and is now on the internet for ketchup’s sake. And even if you missed the first season of the show, you might be interested in the trailer’s score, an orchestral cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway” by Ramin Djawadi, the […]

  • ‘Mosaic': App-Based Steven Soderbergh Miniseries Premieres on HBO (Trailer)

    ‘Mosaic': App-Based Steven Soderbergh Miniseries Premieres on HBO (Trailer)

    Last night, HBO viewers were treated to the premiere episode of Mosaic, the Steven Soderbergh miniseries based on his storytelling app that came out last year. In typical Soderbergh fashion, the miniseries only came about as a solution to the problem of lapsed funding to finish the app, but it’s cool that viewers who don’t feel […]

  • ‘Paterno': Al Pacino Plays Disgraced Penn State Coach (Teaser)

    ‘Paterno': Al Pacino Plays Disgraced Penn State Coach (Teaser)

    The story of Joe Paterno, who enabled and covered up the crimes of pedophile Jerry Sandusky for years before it led to his ultimate downfall, is coming to HBO. And to play him, the network has enlisted the same guy they got to play Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector: Al Pacino. Now, there’s an intense […]

  • ‘Barry': Bill Hader is a Hitman Who Gets Into Acting (Trailer)

    ‘Barry': Bill Hader is a Hitman Who Gets Into Acting (Trailer)

    I used to think that the ultimate intersection between crime and show business could be found in the early sequence of Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, when Robert Downey Jr.’s character accidentally crashes an audition while running from the cops. An upcoming HBO comedy series starring Bill Hader looks like it might come close to that […]