ALL THE WAY: Director Jay Roach on new telefilm – Exclusive Interview

ALL THE WAY poster | ©2016 HBO

ALL THE WAY, Robert Schenkkan’s drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the American civil rights movement in 1964, won Tony Awards for Original Play and Bryan Cranston’s lead performance. Now director Jay Roach has brought ALL THE WAY to HBO as a telefilm, premiering Saturday, May 21. Schenkkan adapted the script and Cranston reprises his role as LBJ; Anthony Mackie portrays Dr. King. Although also known for big-screen comedies (the AUSTIN POWERS films, MEET THE PARENTS), Roach has had a very rewarding relationship doing politically-themed fare for HBO. As both director and […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 6 – “The Door”

Jon Snow and Sansa Stark are reunited in GAME OF THRONES | © 2016 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Carice Van Houten, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Daniel Portman, Aiden Gillen, Ben Crompton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Kristofer Hivju, Iain Glen, Michel Huisman, Gemma Whelan, Tom Wlaschiha, Ellie Kendrick, Kristian Nairn, Richard E. Grant, Essie Davis, Pilou Asbaek, Kae Alexander, Ania Bukstein, Vladimir “Furdo” Furdik Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Jack Bender Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 6 – “Book of the Stranger”

Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell in GAME OF THRONES | © 2016 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Carice Van Houten, Sophie Turner, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Daniel Portman, Aiden Gillen, Lino Facioli, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jonathan Pryce, Ben Crompton, Natalia Tena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Kristofer Hivju, Iain Glen, Michel Huisman, Finn Jones, Diana Rigg, Gemma Whelan, Joseph Nauhafu Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Daniel Sackheim Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 15, 2016 At Castle Black, […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 6 – “Oathbreaker”

Anya Stark practices during GAME OF THRONES Oathbreaker | © 2016 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Carice Van Houten, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, John Bradley, Conleth Hill, Kristian Nairn, Max Von Sydow, Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jonathan Pryce, Art Parkinson, Natalia Tena, Owen Teale, Brenock O’Connor, Tom Wlaschiha, Nathalie Emmanuel, Hannah Murray, Jacob Anderson, Ben Crompton, Kristofer Hivju, Faye Marsay, Joseph Naufahu, Dean S. Jagger Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Daniel Sackheim Network: HBO, Sundays @ […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 6 – “Home”

The Wildlings rally to save Jon Snow in GAME OF THRONES | © 2016 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Carice Van Houten, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Conleth Hill, Kristian Nairn, Max Von Sydow, Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jonathan Pryce, Michael McElhatton, Tom Wlaschiha, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Patrick Malahide, Iain Glen, Daniel Portman, Owen Teale, Ben Crompton, Kristofer Hivju, Faye Marsay, Ellie Kendrick, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Elizabeth Webster Writer: Dave Hill, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 6 – “The Red Woman” – SEASON PREMIERE

GAME OF THRONES episode The Red Woman | © 2016 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Carice Van Houten, Natalie Dormer, Indira Varma, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Michiel Huisman, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Jonathan Pryce, Michael McElhatton, Tom Wlaschiha, Iain Glen, Daniel Portman, Owen Teale, Ben Crompton, Alexander Siddig, Faye Marsay, Joseph Naufahu Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: April 24, 2016 To answer the big question that has […]Read On »

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GAME OF THRONES: Michael Lombardo on Season 6 – Exclusive Interview

GAMES OF THRONES - Season 6 poster | ©2016 HBO

HBO’s GAME OF THRONES begins is eagerly-awaited sixth season Sunday, April 24. The series is adapted from George R.R. Martin’s novel saga, but this year’s TV episodes extend beyond the events of the last published book. It’s been reported that executive producers/adapters David Benioff and D.B. (Daniel) Weiss want to do another thirteen episodes, over two seasons, after this year. We caught up with HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo to talk about this and more. ASSIGNMENT X: How many more seasons of GAME OF THRONES would you like to do? MICHAEL LOMBARDO: I would like to be doing them […]Read On »

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VINYL: Ray Romano on his change of pace role – interview

Ray Ramano as Zak Yankovich in VINYL | © 2016 HBO

HBO’s VINYL, which has its first-season finale Sunday April 17, and is renewed for next year, deals with the rock music scene in New York of the 1970s. Between two of the executive producers, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese (who directed the premiere episode), a lot of knowledge about the milieu, the era and the environment has gone into this tale of struggling record mogul Richie Finestra, portrayed by Bobby Cannavale. Ray Romano, known for starring in the half-hour comedy EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, the hour-long dramedy MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE and his stand-up work, has a change-of-pace role on […]Read On »

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CONFIRMATION: Rick Famuyiwa discusses the Clarence Thomas hearings – exclusive interview

Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas in CONFIRMATION | © 2016 HBO

Rick Famuyiwa (whose feature helming credits include DOPE and THE WOOD) is the director of HBO’s new film CONFIRMATION, premiering Saturday night, April 16. CONFIRMATION is a drama, written by executive producer Susannah Grant, about the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas, played in the film by Wendell Pierce. Lawyer Anita Hill, played in CONFIRMATION by executive producer Kerry Washington, came forward at the time to testify that Thomas had sexually harassed her when she previously worked for him. Famuyiwa gives an exclusive interview to Assignment X about his take on this controversial chapter in American history. […]Read On »

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THE LEFTOVERS: Co-creator Damon Lindelof on the Season 2 reboot – Interview

Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey, Carrie Coon as Nora Durst in THE LEFTOVERS - Season 2 | ©2015 HBO/Van Redin

In Season 1of HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, adapted by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta from Perrotta’s novel, two percent of the world’s population has disappeared overnight. Three years later, Mapleton sheriff Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is trying to keep his small town together, but it’s tough – some people are trying to move forward with their lives, while others find this offensive. A cult called the Guilty Remnant engages in increasingly shocking behaviors to upset those who they think have grown complacent, and when the Remnant goes way too far, the townspeople erupt in violent wrath. Season 2 of THE LEFTOVERS […]Read On »

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