The score that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross composed for HBO’s limited series “Watchmen” could be boiled down to this: It was the most Nine Inch Nails of times, it was the least Nine Inch Nails of times. Which is to say, their work on the thoughtful science-fiction drama took them as close to their rock ‘n’ roll day job (or night job, depending how you look at it) as any film or TV scoring project ever has. And then, with a nod to the show’s premise, it took them into some alternate universes. Read more on Variety.com.
The Last Of Us Part II is a sad game where plenty of sad things happen to its cast of sad characters. It also stars a traumatized character named Ellie who can pick up acoustic guitars she finds miraculously preserved throughout the ruins of post-apocalyptic America and, if the player is a real asshole, heap extra misery onto her plate by getting her to play bummer songs on them. Read more on AV Club.
Watchmen begins in Tulsa, 1921 and explores the legacy of systemic racism in America. We’re proud to announce HBO will make all nine episodes available for free this weekend on HBO.com and On Demand, and will air a marathon of the series tomorrow (June 19, 2020) at 1PM ET.