I've been watching the HBO series Westworld and am interested in reading writings applying critical theory to the depiction of race in the show (including race/gender/orientation intersectionality). Everything between pop-culture articles/tweets/Tumblrs and academic papers is welcome. PoC authors especially preferred.
In this interview with Julia Louis Dreyfus, she talks about how the TV show Veep moved its filming location from Baltimore to Los Angeles. Halfway through, she says, "We never shot anything exterior during the day in California to stand in for the East Coast because the light is so different there." Having recently moved from Baltimore to Los Angeles myself, I'm curious - what does she mean?
I'm a cable cutter with a ROKU and Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu subscriptions. I enjoy Game of Thrones and ROKU offers a one month free trial with a subscription to HBO Now. I'd like to watch the upcoming season for as little money as possible. [more inside]
iTunes allowed me to download the new HBO Now app. Site said available on Apple products with IOS. But, while it took my money, I cannot find or load the downloaded app. I admit to being an idiot understanding and managing my Macbook. But shouldn't the download appear somewhere? Neither iTunes nor HBO make it easy to troubleshoot. Any ideas/ directions??
I have a question about one scene in the series finale of Boardwalk Empire. Question and spoilers inside. [more inside]
Twenty five years ago (around then, early 90s), there was on HBO an advertisement promoting HBO. It consisted of a montage of recent popular movies (and maybe some older, durable classics that HBO showed back then) accompanied by a theme that was taken from a movie. The theme was choral in nature, haunting children's voices. Help me remember the movie the theme came from! [more inside]
I have been dipping in and out trying to track this show down. I had previously been looking for the clip on the Zodiac killer when I posted this specific question on the Zodiac in 2009. [more inside]
I've watched and really enjoyed Alberto Ferraras's Habla documentary series on HBO, and I was wondering where I could find or download it. Thanks!
I'm translating David Mamet's new movie about Phil Spector. My dialog list is substandard, so I basically have to guess what they're saying. In this audio clip, Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor are discussing the evidence against Spector and cite precedents that sound like "Caitlin" and... something. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Another "what movie was this?" question: a fantasy/horror film set at least partially in a castle, where the villain deliberately rips his own face off. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember an HBO series that was mentioned on AskMe recently. It lasted for only one season, and had to do with romantic relationships and marriages (I think) and was a character-study sort of show. Help?
How realistic is the portrayal of the media's coverage of the prison on Oz? (No spoilers in the question, potential for some in the answers.) [more inside]
I am very much enjoying HBO's In Treatment. I was amazed by the number of episodes in each season and then learned it was originally broadcast daily on week nights. How was this managed in terms of filming, cast availability etc.? Was it filmed entirely ahead of broadcast, as I understand HBO series tend to be? it seems unmanageable and risky otherwise.
I'm watching Game of Thrones and noticed that often the windows do not have glass, and yet I think I sometimes see glass trinkets. Glass seems like a very important technology because it keeps out bugs but allows in light, which sounds pretty useful when disease travels by insects and the winter is coming. When does glass begin to become a common-place part of domiciles, and what benefits did it mainly have for human civilization when it began to be more widely used in architecture? Is technologically feasible for the world of Game of Thrones, and if not, what are the main constraints?
What song played over the end credits of tonight's series finale of "Eastbound and Down?" [more inside]
"Is it Sybil?" Help me understand this dated reference in a Rita Rudner joke from the early 90's. [more inside]
Can you tell me what the name of this TV special was? It may have aired on Showtime or HBO in the late 80s or early 90s.
Long ago (late 80s? early to mid 90s?) my sister had a videocasette tape of something that was presumably recorded from Showtime or HBO. It seemed to be a "special" of some sort that involved a guy in a very stage-like unrealistic bedroom interacting with large monster-like puppets and singing strange comical songs. I think at some point he also swung on a vine from one area of the room to the other. There were a lot of musical segments. I think at one point he was dressed up in a safari outfit, but I'm not certain. I know I haven't provided a lot of details here, but maybe you know what I'm talking about?
I'm looking for a website that pulls the list of currently running movies on premium channels (HBO/Showtime) and combines it with ratings data pulled from imdb or rotten tomatoes or something similar. [more inside]
Has the person who chose "Straight Up and Down" as the theme song for HBO's Boardwalk Empire ever explained why he/she chose it? It's such an unusual choice but I think it works well.
Can anyone recommend to me music similar to the album Delmond and his father were recording in HBO's Treme? [more inside]
Game of Thrones: I haven't read the book, but I've been watching the HBO t.v. series. Do the long winters occur only on the Westeros continent? Or is it assumed that the long winters impact both Essos and Westeros, and/or is the result of some global phenomenon? [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
Please help me find a way to watch the upcoming Game of Thrones miniseries on HBO that starts this week, without having to actually subscribe to HBO. [more inside]
I loved the HBO mini series Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Rome. Can you guys recommend any movies or TV shows that are similar. Thanks
Recommend us some Tee-Vee! [more inside]
HBO, Cinemax or Showtime? I'm getting one movie channel with my cable company. Which one is your favorite and why? I love all movies and want lots of variety.
I watch tv on Netflix, so I'm always a bit behind. It's worth it - I love spending epic weekends with great tv. And I loved Six Feet Under ... for two seasons. I couldn't finish the third. Each disc would sit on my table for months. I finally threw in the towel. It was just too dull and monotonous. But I keep hearing how amazing the final season was. And so my question is, when does the series get good again? How far forward can I skip?
Loving (HBO's new show) Treme's music. Where can I sample the best of the best? [more inside]
What is the best blog out there annotating and providing context for understanding Tremé? [more inside]
OKSOI'MLATE filter: Why would it be worth it to invest six seasons worth of time in the phenomena known as The Sopranos? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a cheesy movie from the 1980s -- one of the sort that ran on HBO at 1:00 AM on a Friday night. [more inside]
In season 1, episode 10 of The Wire ("The Cost"), who is Orlando supposed to be buying the drugs from? (Probable spoilers within.) [more inside]
HBO Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert -- help me give it as a gift! [more inside]
I have a question about the character McNulty on The Wire, at the end of Season One. Spoiler ahead: [more inside]
Inspired by this thread, I am trying to remember the name of a tornado special that aired, I think, on HBO several years ago. [more inside]
HBO TV show in the 90s... Follows a guys life and shows segments from 60s and 70s TV shows because he was essentially raised in front of the television. Can anyone tell me what it was called? Thanks hive!
I am watching The Wire again, and wondering approximately how much time the entire show covers?
What was the orchestral music they kept playing during the De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight tonight? [more inside]
Where can I find a picture (front or side view) of the beach shack from Entourage- Season 5 Episode 1?
Trying to remember an early '80s (possibly Canadian) short film shown on HBO's Short Take (right after a video for the original "Don't Stand So Close to Me," which might place it around 1980/81, maybe later?) about a prep-school kid who spots a punk rock girl on a train and dreams that he's kissing her.
Can you point me towards a concise summary of the major events from the entire run of the Sex and the City show? [more inside]
Where online can I find a list of vocabulary from "The Wire" and some plain-language definitions? [more inside]
Are any of the cable pay channels (HBO, Showtime etc) worth paying for anymore? [more inside]
Please help me identify this song from the HBO series "Flight of the Conchords". [more inside]
Help me find more music like Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D. [more inside]
Deadwood TV series question -- my wife and I have reached critical mass in not understanding one of the story arcs. (Possible spoilers inside for those who haven't made it to the middle of Season 2) [more inside]
What's this song: There is a sample of a frustratingly familiar song used in the trailer for the upcoming HBO show "Tell Me You Love Me". (Click here to watch). [more inside]
In April (or May....or March) of this year, there was a movie on one of the expanded HBO channels around 2 or 3 in the morning. I don't think it was one of those type of movies, but it might be. The plot basically revolved around a group of high school kids from California who were into drugs and other nefarious activities, and ended up killing their good friend (more inside)... [more inside]
Know of anywhere in Seattle that's showing the series finale of "The Sopranos" on June 10th? [more inside]
Did I miss something in the last episode of Deadwood? (spoilers galore) [more inside]
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