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
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In terms of original movies in the works, Superintelligence, starring Melissa McCarthy, author film Let Them All Talk from Steven Soderbergh, and legal comedy Bobbie Sue starring Gina Rodriguez. Expect a suite of original reality TV shows and kids' shows, too. Animated original Scoob!, starring Mark Wahlberg and Zac Efron, will launch on-demand while cinemas are closed by the coronavirus, but it hasn't been confirmed for HBO Max yet. The Sundance 2020 award winner, Charm City Kings, is also coming to HBO Max after the company picked it up from Sony. There's also a ten-part dark comedy starring Jean Smart (of Watchmen fame) as a Las Vegas diva. … [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?
HBO Max has plenty of great features at launch. Profiles and watch lists are here from the start, and the way content verticals function as channels works nicely. HBO, Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, TCM, DC Comics, Adult Swim, Studio Ghibli and Looney Tunes are the channels you can explore right now, and the amount of content for each varies. You can create kids' profiles, too, and it's easy to search the library for the thing you want. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
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