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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Netflix has plenty of great licensed movies, too, and an absolute ton of originals, but right now the breadth of the HBO Max library makes an immediately exciting first impression. This feels like a real cinema lover's offering, which you'd expect from a movie studio that's been around as long as Warner Bros. That could easily change over time, though, as Netflix makes more awards contenders like Marriage Story and The Irishman and continues to secure great older movies to stream. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
The Wire HBO is responsible for the creation of some of the grittiest and hardest-hitting crime dramas the small screen can handle. Perhaps the grittiest of them all is The Wire, a show set in Baltimore, Md. and inspired by the very real experiences of David Simon, who spent 12 years writing for the Baltimore Sun City Desk. The show follows a Baltimore task force, the criminals they pursue, and the good and bad guys on both sides. … [Read more...] about What to Watch on HBO Max at Launch
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
HBO Max, the next big streaming service, finally has a release date of May 27 2020, it's been confirmed. The service, which is the creation of WarnerMedia, will launch with a number of exclusive shows on day one, including the Anna Kendrick anthology series Love Life and a talk show with Elmo from Sesame Street. That's in addition to a vast catalogue of content from the HBO archives, like The Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the promise of monthly originals to come. … [Read more...] about HBO Max finally has a release date – but is its launch content any good?