It’s not cable, it’s HBO Now

After months of anticipation, HBO launches its new web-based service HBO Now. That means that you can now get the premium pay cable channel without cable. And, what a coincidence, that’s just in time for the fight season debut of “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s current signature series. The price is $15 a month, comparable to […]

Interstellar movie

What to watch the week of Friday, April 3

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to his hugely successful “Dark Knight” trilogy and cerebral caper film “Inception,” is as visually and conceptually ambitious a science fiction film as you’ll see on this kind of scale. The family drama at the center, with Matthew McConaughey as the single dad who leads a deep space […]

What to watch the week of Friday, March 27

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies“ brings Peter Jackson’s supersized take on J.R.R. Tolkein’s fantasy to its conclusion with a battle that nearly dwarfs the Middle Earth-shattering war “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (pun intended). It’s Elf and Man against Dwarf, but for the Orcs it’s personal. This is the […]

Coming to Amazon Prime in April

Amazon announced highlights of its April schedule. Here’s what arriving on the service this month, and what’s leaving. Let the binge-watching commence! April 1st The Brothers Grimm Ken Burns: The Roosevelts Amistad Death Wish 1 & 2 Escape from Alcatraz French Connection II Mommie Dearest My Old Lady (Prime Member Exclusive) Suicide Kings The Thing […]

Coming to Netflix in April

Netflix announced highlights of its April schedule. Here’s what arriving on the service this month, and what’s leaving. Let the binge-watching commence! April 1 And Now … Ladies and Gentlemen… (2002) Bandolero (2000) Barnyard (2006) The Beautician and the Beast (1997) Bound (1996) Buffalo Soldiers (2001) The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) Down to Earth […]