You Can Watch The Wire Remastered in HD on Amazon BUT SHOULD YOU

Like The Wire, but wish it was NOT filmed in standard definition with a 4:3 ratio? Enjoy streaming things on Amazon? Today is your day and no one can take that away from you, not even David Simon, creator of The Wire, who is decidedly ambivalent about the remastered HD version of The Wire that is now available for… » 1/22/15 10:14am 1/22/15 10:14am

Here's some new Game of Thrones season 5 footage

HBO has very slowly teased and trickled footage from Game of Thrones season 5 with a secret website and now this new elaborate seemingly self-destructing mobile-only video teaser. Luckily, the footage—which could only play once and not be screenshotted—was leaked online and we have a few more seconds to get excited. » 12/16/14 11:19pm 12/16/14 11:19pm

With Standalone HBO, How Much Will It Cost to Cut the Cord?

Sometime next year, HBO is going to start offering HBO without a cable subscription. It's what we've been waiting for, and it means maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to finally cut the cord. The question remains as to how much that'll cost—will it really be much cheaper than a traditional cable package? Let's run some… » 10/15/14 2:14pm 10/15/14 2:14pm

How Game of Thrones Crafted Last Season's Emmy-Winning Visual Effects

Game of Thrones walked away from the Emmys last week with four of the biggest technical awards, including a very well-deserved win for best visual effects. One team responsible has posted some of their process videos from season 4. Let's just say it looks tougher than conquering the walled city of Meereen. » 9/02/14 12:19pm 9/02/14 12:19pm

Why the HBO-Amazon Deal Is Good for Everyone (Except Netflix)

HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don't need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the Wire to Eastbound & Down. And in this game of everything-but-Game-of-Thrones, everyone wins;… » 4/23/14 12:20pm 4/23/14 12:20pm

HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're interested in except Game of Thrones. » 4/23/14 9:10am 4/23/14 9:10am