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
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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
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
HBO Max also has a big selection of new originals in the works, including a Friends reunion special and a Michael Mann-directed adaptation of the book Tokyo Vice starring Baby Driver's Ansel Elgort. Recently, three new HBO Max series to be produced by JJ Abrams were revealed: Justice League Dark, based on the DC characters, The Shining spin-off Overlook and an original '70s drama called Duster. … [Read more...] about HBO Max finally has a release date – but is its launch content any good?
Here’s where we find ourselves: after nearly three years of relentless campaigning, a version of the Snyder Cut, in whatever form it might be, is happening. The response was immediate: Snyder devotees vowed to sign up for HBO Max, and AT&T’s corporate Twitter accounts started engaging with the rowdiest fans. Even though Snyder’s version of Justice League won’t hit HBO Max until sometime in 2021, an army of aficionados became convinced that AT&T — one of the largest telecom companies in the world that, until last week, Snyder fans mentioned relentlessly on Twitter — was on their side. … [Read more...] about Snyder Cut fans demanded AT&T’s attention, and now AT&T is demanding their cash