Wendell Pierce in the HBO series Treme created by David Simon

Revisit ‘Treme’ and ‘When the Levees Broke’ to remember Katrina – Amazon Prime and HBO Now

This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans, a natural disaster compounded by insufficient defenses and a disastrous response by the government. Looking for a proper way to mark the occasion? Amazon Prime and HBO subscribers have two very good options. Treme, David Simon’s follow-up to The Wire, is beautifully […]

Eric Johnson, Eve Hewson, and Clive Owen in the Cinemax original series 'The Knick,' available on HBO On Demand, HBO Go, and HBO Now for a limited time

Clive Owen in ‘The Knick’ on HBO Go / Now / On Demand

For a limited time, HBO subscribers (cable and streaming both) can watch the entire first season the acclaimed Cinemax original series The Knick. Starring Clive Owen as the brilliant, unconventional surgeon at a struggling hospital in 1900 New York City, the medical drama period piece is the project to which Steven Soderbergh committed himself after […]

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra

‘Behind the Candelabra’ on Amazon Prime

Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra made its world premiere at Cannes and its American debut on the small screen. A passion project of Soderbergh’s for over a decade, it was finally made for HBO on a limited budget when all the studios passed on the project (“They basically said it was too gay,” explained Soderbergh […]

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 […]