While those fans took part in elaborate campaigns, doing everything from protesting outside of Warner Bros. headquarters in Burbank, California, to more positive ventures like taking out advertising in Times Square, the studio moved forward with its own DC Universe. Wonder Woman’s success quickly garnered director Patty Jenkins a sequel; Aquaman performed well at the box office in 2018, and Shazam! was praised by critics. Even the less-than-well-received Suicide Squad is returning for a second film, this time with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn behind the camera. … [Read more...] about Snyder Cut fans demanded AT&T’s attention, and now AT&T is demanding their cash
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Netflix vs HBO Max: TV showsIn terms of original shows, HBO Max doesn't have anything to get really excited about yet, with a new series of Looney Tunes cartoons and Paul Feig/Anna Kendrick anthology show Love Life among the highlights. The appeal instead lies in its HBO archive, with everything from Succession to The Sopranos and The Larry Sanders Show ready to watch. HBO is responsible for many of the greatest TV shows ever made, which continues to be the case today. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
David Bowie: The Last Five Years In addition to original dramas, HBO has always been known for their thought-provoking, deep-diving documentaries, and David Bowie: The Last Five Years is no different. David Bowie is one of the greatest and most constantly evolving musicians to grace the planet, and his death in 2016 left a void that may never be filled. This original HBO documentary examines Bowie’s work on his last two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, all while drawing beautiful contrast on the artist’s life through interviews with friends and collaborators. … [Read more...] about What to Watch on HBO Max at Launch
Also from DC Comics comes DMZ, a show about a modern-day American civil war adapted by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Along with Doom Patrol, HBO Max will also become the new joint home DC Universe shows such as Titans and the Harley Quinn animated series. These are examples of how HBO intend for Max and DCU to work in tandem, but "we're still working out what those mechanics are" an HBO exec said at the TCA winter press tour in January 2020. Elizabeth Banks will produce DC Superhero High, imagining life in high school for the comic book icons. … [Read more...] about HBO Max: price, free trial, movies, the Snyder Cut and more explained
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?