What’s on HBO This Weekend? 10/31 – 11/1


HBO is getting a double feature on Saturday with two new movies. The Purge: Anarchy arrives just in time for Halloween. My sources tell me the sequel is much better than the original. Then after that, The Pyramid debuts. Then on Sunday, HBO original programming is in full swing with episodes from The Leftovers, Project Greenlight and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Also, don’t forget to set your clocks back on Saturday! Here’s HBO’s lineup for this weekend:

Saturday 10/31

The Purge: Anarchy – 8:00 p.m.

HBO Description: It’s “Purge” time again: the one government-sanctioned night every year in which lawlessness–including murder–is permitted. With residents desperately trying to avoid the bloodthirsty hordes, one heavily armed man on a mission of his own becomes the unlikely guardian angel of four innocents. A “satisfyingly creepy, blunt, down-and-dirty thriller” (New York Times). Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Michael K. Williams. Written and directed by James DeMonaco. (R)

The Pyramid – 9:45 p.m.

HBO Description: Archaeologists uncover an incredible new pyramid in the Egyptian desert–and awaken an ancient curse with a bloodlust that knows no bounds. Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare and James Buckley star in this harrowing horror film. Directed by Gregory Levasseur; written by Daniel Meersand & Nick Simon. (R)

Sunday 11/1

The Leftovers – 9:00 pm.

HBO Description: Rev. Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) takes his vegetative wife Mary (Janel Moloney) outside of Miracle to seek answers about her condition. But their lives take a dangerous detour when Matt is barred from returning to town. Matt races to get Mary back into Miracle while struggling to keep her safe from desperate tourists who are squatting just outside Miracle’s gates. (TVMA)

Project Greenlight – 10:00 p.m.

HBO Description: Season Four Finale. With filming wrapped, Jason gets notes on his director’s cut of the film, and, on Ben’s suggestion, screens it for a test audience. Though resistant to some of the feedback, Jason looks to make fixes during reshoots – and works round the clock with the editor to get the final cut completed before the film’s red-carpet premiere at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. (TVMA)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – 11:06 p.m.