Filmed in Chattanooga, TN, Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina GilbertÂ® is a personal journey that follows a year in the life of Katrina Gilbert, a 30-year-old woman earning just above the minimum wage as a certified nursing assistant. Katrina never expected to be a single mother of three young children, living paycheck to paycheck and barely scraping by. But after leaving her husband Jeremy â€“ whose addiction to painkillers destroyed their marriage and gutted their finances â€“ Katrina finds herself living in a trailer and providing sole support to her children. Overworked, underpaid and uninsured, Katrinaâ€™s saving graces are a budding relationship with a single father facing similar circumstances and the Chambliss Center, a subsidized day-care center that provides affordable daycare. A microcosm of the ordeal faced by some 70 million women and children in the U.S. today, Paycheck to Paycheck is executive produced by Maria Shriver, and is a component of the recently released, multi-platform project, The Shriver Report: A Womanâ€™s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.
Concluding a spectacular seven-season run on HBOÂ® this summer, True BloodÂ® is the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining series from OscarÂ®- and EmmyÂ®-winner Alan Ball (Six Feet UnderÂ®) and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. This year, a season-opening battle between raging Hep-Vamps and their Bon Temps prey sets the stage for a season-long series of hair-raising denouements for Sookie, Bill, Eric, Jason, Sam, Alcide, Tara and their human/vampire allies and adversaries. As weâ€™ll see, some of True Bloodâ€™s most beloved figures will meet cruel fates, while others will cheat death (true and otherwise) to forge happily-ever-after relationships that will leave fans surprised and, ultimately, satisfied. What will happen to your favorite True Blood character? Pre-order True Blood â„˘ The Complete Seventh Season on DVD or Blu-ray with Digital Copy to see how it all ends.
True Blood is the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining series from OscarÂ®- and EmmyÂ®-winner Alan Ball (Six Feet UnderÂ®) and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
Through seven spectacular seasons, True Blood has enthralled viewers from beginning to end. Now for the first time, you can own all seven seasons on DVD and Blu-ray. Follow Sookie, Bill, Eric, Jason, Sam, Alcide, Lafayette, Tara and their human/vampire allies and adversaries on their incredible journey.
All men Must Die. But first, All Men Must Serve. In this thrilling fourth season based on George R.R. Martinâ€™s bestselling books, the Lannistersâ€™ control over the Iron Throne remains intact, but can they survive their own egos as well as the ongoing threats around them? While an unshaken Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army on Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing â€śRed Viper of Dorne,â€ť arrives at Kingâ€™s Landing to attend Joffreyâ€™s wedding. At the Wall, the Nightâ€™s Watch seems overmatched against Mance Rayderâ€™s advancing army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe. Whatâ€™s more, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her fierce trio of dragons and an Unsullied army, is poised to â€śliberateâ€ť Meereen, the largest Slaver City in the east, which could provide her with an imposing force to execute her ultimate plan of reclaiming the Iron Throne for her family.Reserve your copy today on DVD or Blu-ray with Digital Copy.
The one-hour HBOÂ® drama series created by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul. Smart, topical, thought-provoking and highly entertaining, The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its acerbic anchor (Jeff Daniels), executive producer (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and others), news-division boss (Sam Waterston) and parent-company CEO (Jane Fonda). Season 2 will take place over a five-day period leading up to Election Day 2012, and will encompass numerous flashbacks to earlier events from 2011 and 2012. One of the seasonâ€™s major story arcs involves a wrongful-termination lawsuit made by a staff member alleged to have doctored a report about a suspicious U.S. drone strike. As details about the suitâ€™s origin and aftermath emerge, The Newsroom team continues its quixotic mission to â€śdo the news wellâ€ť in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their personal entanglements.
Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. and around the world, with 46% of Americans believing the Genesis account of creation is the literal truth. Directed by award-winning British documentarian Antony Thomas (HBOâ€™s For Neda), Questioning Darwin takes an in-depth look at the views of creationist Christians, who reject Charles Darwinâ€™s theory of evolution, while also examining how Darwin handled the question of God as he developed his theory of natural selection in the mid-1800s. Featuring interviews with Darwin historians and biographers, ministers and creationist Christians, and Darwinâ€™s own words through his letters and writings, the film is a balanced examination of a 150-year debate, which has only increased in the last two decades with the rise of evangelical Christianity in the U.S. The film also illuminates little-known facts about Darwinâ€™s life, placing one of the greatest scientific minds in historical context. By turns thought provoking and infuriating, Questioning Darwin will inspire debate among believers on both sides of the issue.
Written by and starring HBOÂ® favorite Larry David (Curb Your EnthusiasmÂ®, SeinfeldÂ®) and directed by Greg Mottola (SuperbadÂ®), Clear HistoryÂ® is a new HBO FilmsÂ® comedy about a man who lost out on millions â€“ over the name of a car.Â Ten years ago, Nathan Flomm (Larry David) had a successful career as the head of marketing for a start-up electric car company, but a disagreement with his boss Will Haney (Jon Hamm) led Nathan to walk away and sell back his shares of the companyâ€™s stock.Â Soon after, the company became one of the most successful companies in the world, leaving Nathan reeling over the 10% he gave up that wouldâ€™ve been worth millions.Â The resulting public humiliation sent Nathan fleeing for exile.Â A decade later, Nathan lives a simple life on Marthaâ€™s Vineyard and goes by the alias â€śRolly DeVore.â€ťÂ But when Will shows up, Nathan/Rolly vows to drive his nemesis off the island before his true identity is uncovered.Â Order your copy today on DVD or Blu-ray with Digital Copy!
This May, HBOÂ® addresses the issue of childhood obesity in the three-part series The Weight of the Nation for KidsÂ®, HBOâ€™sÂ® companion to its 2012 four-part, multi-platform documentary series, The Weight of the Nation. Developed in partnership with some of the worldâ€™s foremost health-research organizations, The Weight of the Nation spotlights the facts and myths of this crisis, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and cripples the health care systemâ€“ and The Weight of the Nation for Kids brings it down to (kid!) size, presented in a fun, family-friendly format. Incorporating interviews with young students as they make simple changes to their diets, school menus, or activities, the films reveal just how effective these kids are at bringing about bigger changes in their world â€“ whether itâ€™s students advocating for local, fresh produce as in Kebreeyaâ€™s Salad Days, trading in video-game sports for real-life sports in Quiz Ed!, or convincing school boards to provide healthier lunch options in The Great Cafeteria Takeover. Driven to improve themselves and their communities, the kids of The Weight of the Nation for Kids are an inspiration to those of all ages
The May 1, 2011 raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan that culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden took 40 minutes. The CIAâ€™s hunt for bin Laden took two decades. An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film FestivalÂ®, ManhuntÂ® tells the remarkable true story of the nearly 20-year pursuit of the worldâ€™s most notorious terrorist. Directed by EmmyÂ®-nominee Greg Barker, the film features testimony and recollections â€“ some shared for the first time â€“ from top CIA officers, many of them women, who labored to eliminate bin Ladenâ€™s terrorist organization and eventually the man himself. Based on the book â€śManhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden â€“ from 9/11 to Abbottabadâ€ť by Peter Bergen, this documentary feature is a real-life spy thriller that reveals behind-the-scenes accounts from CIA analysts, targeters and operatives, who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that make up this fascinating yet painful chapter in American military and political history. How the pieces of this ever-changing puzzle come together â€“ of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and their violent determination to strike the United States â€“ is the backbone of the story.
Elephants are among the Earthâ€™s most majestic and intelligent creatures â€“ but for hundreds of years, they have suffered under the hands of humans. We have poached them for their tusks, chained them up in captivity, and destroyed their natural habitats. Narrated and executive produced by OscarÂ® nominated actress Lily Tomlin and directed and produced by EmmyÂ® winner Amy Schatz, An Apology to Elephants is an HBOÂ® family documentary that illustrates how elephants live in the wild â€“ from their matriarchal structure to their truly impressive memories â€“ and examines the problems and issues that arise when they are brought to live in captivity in zoos and circuses. This film traces our long history with elephants and features beautiful nature footage, juxtaposed with disturbing behind-the-scenes video of the cruel ways that circuses break down elephantsâ€™ spirits in order to get them to perform. The film also shows how people have been striving to spread awareness and improve the conditions for the scores of elephants still living in North America.
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