‘The Sopranos’ – Celebrate the 20th Anniversary on Amazon Prime Video and HBO Now

The Sopranos debuted on HBO in January of 1999 and changed the television landscape forever. More than simply “The Godfather Sees a Shrink,” the brilliant made-for-cable drama gave “family crisis” a whole new meaning and television drama a new sophistication. Emmy winner James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano, a blue collar guy in an upper-middle class neighborhood, […]

Coming and Going on HBO Now in December 2018

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Wes Anderson’s animated Isle of Dogs come to HBO cable and streaming services in December, along with the comedies Blockers and Life of the Party and giant creature spectacle Rampage. HBO Originals include the feature Icebox, about a boy trapped in the U.S. Immigration system, and the documentaries Momentum […]

Bradley Cooper stars in the Clive Barker horror film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura

‘The Midnight Meat Train’ – Clive Barker horror on HBO Now

Curiosity is a killer in The Midnight Meat Train (2008), adapted from the short story by Clive Barker (one of the first he wrote) and directed by Japanese style-bomber Ryuhei Kitamura in his American feature debut. Leon (Bradley Cooper), a street photographer who chases police calls for a living but prefers to document the underbelly […]

Amy Adams in the HBO Original series based on the Gillian Flynn novel

Coming and Going on HBO Now in July 2018

Sharp Objects, the new HBO miniseries starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson and based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, and the HBO Original documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind debut on all HBO platforms in July. Also arriving in July: the superhero blockbuster Justice League, Battle of the Sexes with Emma Stone and […]

Jeffrey Wright in the HBO original series from Jonathan Nolan

Coming and Going on HBO Now in April 2018

Go back to the future on HBO in April: season two of the ambitious science fiction series Westworld, a smart and savvy reimagining of the 1970s movie, and War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the superb revival trilogy, offer radically different takes on our evolutionary course. Also coming in April […]

Charlize Theron goes ‘Atomic Blonde’ on VOD and Blu-ray/DVD

Lean, mean, swift, and sure, Atomic Blonde (2017) is the kind of action movie we need in the contemporary morass of CGIed to mush spectacle. That’s not to say it eschews digital effects but director David Leitch, a co-creator and uncredited co-director of John Wick and a veteran stuntman and stunt choreographer, uses digital manipulation […]