Warner Bros. didn’t need another shot at Justice League. The shared Justice League universe envisioned by Snyder wasn’t working the way Warner Bros.’ needed, and the focus shifted to solo superhero movies, including Wonder Woman, Shazam, and Aquaman. At the same time, Warner Bros.’ parent companies, WarnerMedia and AT&T, needed an ace in the hole for their shiny new streaming service, HBO Max. There wasn’t an apparent winner at launch, but they had the promise of their own Mandalorian — even if it would take millions of dollars and months of work to turn that promise into reality. … [Read more...] about Snyder Cut fans demanded AT&T’s attention, and now AT&T is demanding their cash
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HBO Max: the new direct-to-consumer streaming service that we're focusing on in this article. HBO Now: the existing direct-to-consumer streaming service that costs $14.99 a month.HBO Go: features the same content as HBO Now - but you can only access it as a bonus with a cable subscription to HBO. In addition, you can access the same HBO content on both services through Amazon Prime Video for $14.99 per month. Likewise, on the day of release, HBO Max cut a deal with Comcast to offer HBO subscribers access to the service 'in the coming days'. … [Read more...] about HBO Max: price, free trial, movies, the Snyder Cut and more explained
If you’re a fan of running down a series of corridors away from the monster of the week while enjoying quirky characters and trips to the far future and distant past, all wrapped in alternating veils of mystery, horror, action, and adventure, then there’s no better show than Doctor Who. The show follows a mad human-like alien who stole a cranky time machine that’s stuck in the shape of an old English police box. The alien’s species can regenerate and are rarely found without at least one companion by their side and several enemies all around them. While it’s currently unclear when the next season of the show will arrive on HBO Max, you can find a nearly endless stream of binge-worthy content in its first 11 seasons. … [Read more...] about What to Watch on HBO Max at Launch
You could call this an argument of quantity vs quality. As a premium cable channel, HBO makes far fewer shows than Netflix, but with an incredibly high hit rate. Netflix has plenty of new shows every single week, but many series you'll probably never watch. Still, for breadth and regularity of content, Netflix is still the king for TV. We look forward to seeing HBO Max challenge that, though. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
On the all-ages side, Craftopia sees kids compete in various crafting challenges, and its host is YouTube personality LaurDIY. Looney Tunes Cartoons is an animated show featuring Bugs Bunny and company, that aims to recapture the high-end nature of the original animated shorts featuring the long-running characters. The Not Too Late Show with Elmo is what it sounds like, as the Sesame Street icon grills the likes of John Mulaney and John Oliver. … [Read more...] about HBO Max finally has a release date – but is its launch content any good?