I watched the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief last night on HBO. It is a compelling portrait of where belief and total faith The Church of Scientology refused to participate in interviews, so their crying out about how the documentary does not interview active Scientologists rings hollow. But the … Continue Reading Clearing the Way
Recently, the actor who portrays John Snow on Game of Thrones declared the show needs more male nudity. His argument was there should be more menude, considering all the female flesh on parade. The truth is…I would like a bit less nudity of any sort. HBO likes to have nudity … Continue Reading You Must Be Nude Here
Screenwriter John August recently spoke about the costs of HBO. By recently I mean April 9th. He is primarily addressing the costs of HBO* and premium channels. John (ahhh yes, as if I know him from reading his blog) makes the following comment: Consumers have an artificially low expectation of … Continue Reading Streaming Into the Future
HBO has debuted a new series called Girls from Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow. So far, the show seems to be full of awkward humor and fairly upfront sex scenes. I happen to feel that much of the time, this is a lazy grab for attention via controversy. Girls feels … Continue Reading GIRLS! Incognito!
So, last weekend, HBO aired the premier of Game Change. A very loose adaption of the book Game Change by Mark Halperin and JohnHeilmann, but highly entertaining. The main focus of the book was the Democratic primary (specifically the race between Clinton and Obama).* The film was the chronicles of … Continue Reading Changing the Game