Post Tagged with: "HBO"

Television Review: ‘Vice Principals’

HBO series such as “Summer Heights High,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Girls” succeed in tapping into niche audiences and twisting comedic tropes into something new. The shows aired by HBO, however, are not for everyone: The crude humor and plotlines inspired largely by news headlines may hit too close to[Read More…]

Television Review: ‘The Deuce’

Filled with sexy intrigue and authentic portrayals of human strife, “The Deuce” is the latest in HBO’s lineup of addictive, provocative television dramas. The show, which premiered Sept. 10, has received critical acclaim thus far and was renewed just nine days after its first air date. The show follows the[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Spielberg’

★★★★☆ HBO’s “Spielberg,” directed and produced by Susan Lacy, is no ordinary documentary. The film is as much a documentary about famed director Steven Spielberg’s life as it is about his filmmaking style — it is impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. The documentary’s narrative is[Read More…]

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

Title sequences serve an important role beyond simply introducing the cast and crew of a TV show. Rather, they have the unique ability to pique a viewer’s interest in watching the show, and in some cases, even foreshadow the events of a given episode. The most successful TV intros are[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Movie Review: “Entourage”

Movie Review: “Entourage”

★★★★★ A fading star from the once-famous show “Viking Quest,” a tequila tycoon weed-guzzler, a pizza-rolling Sbarro’s manager turned suit-wearing movie producer, a short-fused workaholic talent agent and a kid from a Mentos commercial who changed the game. For those who were fans of the HBO television show, you will[Read More…]

Is America the Best Country In the World?

In the pilot episode of the HBO series “The Newsroom,” a college student asks Atlantis Cable News anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), “What makes America the greatest country in the world?” McAvoy responds candidly, stating the United States is no longer the greatest country in the world. His answer not[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Sarah Silverman presents straightforward, unexpected comedy that manages to incite laughter in her new album "We Are Miracles."

Album Review: ‘We Are Miracles’

★★★☆☆ Never before have I seen so many lewd words scribbled across my notepad as when I finished reviewing Sarah Silverman’s recently released comedy album, “We Are Miracles.” In this album, the audio track from her 2014 HBO stand-up special of the same name, Silverman is not afraid to confront[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Jay Z and Beyonce prove that they are still music royalty with their tour 'On The Run' which has been filmed by HBO.

Television Review: ‘On The Run’

★★★★☆ When you think of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, what images pop into your head? Is it Brooklyn and Houston and mind-boggling personal and professional success? Or is it a gang king and a princess taking names at any cost, careening out of control until they reach their bitter end? Chances[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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In season four, Ygritte (Rose Leslie) and Thormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) prepare to march on the South.

Television Review: ‘Game of Thrones’

★★★★★   This article contains spoilers.   This Sunday, “Game of Thrones” returned with its fourth season, so highly anticipated that Deadline.com reported that viewership had increased 52 percent since the third season opener and HBO Go crashed from the amount of traffic. But although the show ended on a[Read More…]

Television Review: ‘True Detective’

Television Review: ‘True Detective’

5/5 stars HBO’s “True Detective,” which just concluded its first season, is certainly unnerving — and not just because it chronicles two blunt, hard-edged homicide detectives searching for a satanic serial killer for 17 years in worn-down, bucolic Louisiana. Buried underneath is the exploration into the relationship between two tragically[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, The Guide