The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling: spooky season is soon upon us. October brings the fall, and with it, a new batch of TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max.
Here are the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in October 2020.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Spenser Confidential 2 is “definitely” happening, so everyone please relax.
- Gabrielle Union says a Bring It On sequel is “absolutely going to happen.”
- Kevin Hart’s Quibi series is getting a sequel.
- The Boss Baby: Family Business announces its voice cast.
- Hotel Transylvania 4 will arrive in 2021.
- A producer explains why National Treasure 3 still hasn’t happened.
- Wong Kar-wai has written a Chungking Express sequel.
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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Father of the Bride Part III (ish)
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix’s YouTube
The Pitch: This week, Netflix surprised everybody with the debut of a mini-sequel to the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and the baby blossoming sequel that followed four years later. It’s been 25 years since we spent time with the Banks family, and if you’re wondering what the family has been up to, Father of the Bride Part II (ish) will (kind of) show you as they reunite for in a breezy virtual family meeting, including the grown up babies who were born in Father of the Bride Part II, played by two very familiar young actors. It’s quite the family affair.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Look, things are pretty bleak here in 2020, so we’ll take any kind of emotional boost we can get. And if you’re looking for a dose of joy with the cast of one of the best family comedies of all-time, writer/director Nancy Meyers has delivered it with a reunion of the original cast of Father of the Bride. That’s right, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and George Newbern are all back, and this time it’s Matty (Culkin) taking the spotlight with a big announcement, and some special guests flesh out the two youngest members of the Banks family. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week, we host a baby reveal with Taika Waititi without all the pyrotechnics, have our side hustle be our main hustle, learn ASL at the local university, give some kids a home, and go hunting for onion rings.
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What’s in store for the Spider-Man: Maximum Venom season finale in October? What did The Flash series from the 1990s get canceled? What are some of the most over-powered attacks in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Will you rewatch Man of Steel when it hits HBO Max next month? Want to see a documentary about the history of The Joker? How are the ratings for the second season of The Boys? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
HBO and HBO Max have released new trailers that fall on the complete opposite sides of the stress spectrum. And based on their titles, it doesn’t take much to figure out which project falls on which side.
Check out The Perfect Weapon and A World of Calm trailers below, with one detailing the increase of international cyber crimes (including the Sony hack, with Seth Rogen reliving the wild scenario surrounding his 2014 movie The Interview), and the other providing a much-needed sense of serenity with A-list actors aiming to put you to sleep over peaceful nature footage.
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Just two years ago, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov said he was developing no less than 14 movies that would use his Screenlife screen capture technology to tell stories that unfolded across the screens of computers, tablets, and phones. This narrative format has already been used with the likes of Host, Searching, Unfriended, and the sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web, which Bekmambetov produced. Now he’s got a new screen capture movie being fast-tracked at Universal, and Ice Cube is set to star in it. Read More »
What if I told you there was a super-secret organization of babysitters that’s been around for thousands of years? And what if I added that those babysitters hunt monsters? You would say, “That’s bullshit.” And you’d be right, but it’s also the plot of A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, a cute little Netflix movie that looks like a cross between Labyrinth, Little Monsters, with maybe a little Hocus Pocus thrown in for good measure.
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During the month of October, Netflix will receive several new additions to its streaming library that we’re very interested in – shows like The Haunting of Bly Manor, Song Exploder, and The Queen’s Gambit, and films like Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca and Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. But I haven’t seen any of those yet, so here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in October 2020 that I have already seen and can easily recommend. Read More »
You’ve probably heard the resounding instruction plenty of times by now: vote. The U.S. presidential elections are coming this November, and it’s tantamount that you vote. But why are all these Hollywood celebrities encouraging you to vote? Why the urgency around it? That’s a bigger and more complicated question than can be answered in a short internet blog, which is why Vox has produced a Netflix docuseries called Whose Vote Counts, Explained, which dives into the deep and messy history of voting in the U.S., and who can rig it. Watch the Whose Vote Counts, Explained trailer below
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