WarnerMedia, and AT&T at large, cares about one thing above all else: profit. Corralling paying customers for HBO Max any way that makes sense is paramount. The Snyder Cut is the perfect product: an extremely vocal, visible built-in fan base that will pay whatever they can, however they can to see Snyder’s vision come to life and market the film for AT&T as much as possible for free, is the kind of dedication a company like WarnerMedia dreams of at night. … [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 has one flat price for all of it, $14.99. That's on the high side, but it's exactly what people already pay for HBO Now, and you get a bunch more content for the money. That said, to people who don't already have HBO, a service that costs more than the standard tier of Netflix may be a harder pill to swallow. You don't get 4K streaming right now, either. More on that below. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
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
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
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?