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(Some) HBO Shows Headed to Amazon Prime

Sorry, no 'Game of Thrones'

(Newser) - Soon, Amazon Prime customers will be able to stream HBO shows—but before you get too excited, be warned that the announcement mostly applies to older programs. Game of Thrones isn't part of the exclusive deal, though seasons of shows like Girls and Veep will appear some three years... More »

Band of Brothers' 'Wild Bill' Dies

He fought for 'Easy Company' during and after WWII

(Newser) - William "Wild Bill" Guarnere was lucky to survive 70 minutes after a combat jump into Normandy on D-Day, let alone almost 70 years. Guarnere, who has died at the age of 90 and who was part of the "Band of Brothers" celebrated in an HBO miniseries, landed in... More »

OK, Tom Hanks, Get Off WWII Already

Private Ryan , Band of Brothers, The Pacific ... yeesh

(Newser) - Please, please, please, Tom Hanks, no more World War II stuff, OK? That plea is from Brian Donovan, who points out that, among Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific, “it is entirely possible that Tom Hanks has spent more time making entertainment about World War II... More »

Generation Kill On Target

HBO's miniseries captures soldiers in 'their unfettered, foul-mouthed glory'

(Newser) - From the mean streets of Baltimore to the meaner ones of Baghdad, the force behind The Wire scores a direct hit with HBO's new Generation Kill, writes Brian Lowry for Variety. Following a cast of Marines during the Iraqi invasion’s first 40 days, the 7-episode miniseries may make you... More »

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