One of the most-watched movies of any holiday season is undoubtedly National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. People just can’t get enough of seeing a dysfunctional family try to make it through the holidays, probably because it makes it a little easier to deal with their own family problems. And soon enough, they may be able to see The Griswolds more often, at least if they have HBO Max.
WarnerMedia’s new streaming service has announced a new half-hour comedy series called The Griswolds, based on the Vacation franchise that started with National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983. But will it bring back any of the Vacation franchise cast members for the series or not? Read More »
In the wake of the box office disaster that was Justice League, the future of movies from DC Comics has been unclear. Despite the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman at the box office, Warner Bros. Pictures has been trying to distance themselves from the interconnected universe of superheroes created by director Zack Snyder. The success of Joker will only bolster that initiative, and it appears the future of DC Comics on screen will include the return of The Flash, a new movie for Green Lantern, potentially the involvement of J.J. Abrams, and development of projects at HBO Max. Here’s what we know. Read More »
It turns out HBO Max is the one that will be there for us. The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service is working hard to bring the cast of Friends back together in an unscripted reunion special. This would be the first time the cast of the hit sitcom, which has found new life as one of the most lucrative streaming titles on the market, would reunite onscreen since the show wrapped up its 10-season run in 2004.
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Point Horror, a series of young adult horror books penned by authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike, is headed to the small screen. HBO Max is developing a Point Horror anthology series. Each episode of the show will be inspired by one of the original books, complete with a “nostalgic nod to the 1990s” – the era in which the books originated. Read More »
The Dune TV series destined for HBO Max, Dune: The Sisterhood, is going to need a new showrunner. Jon Spaihts, who wrote the script for the upcoming Dune movie from director Denis Villeneuve, was set to serve as showrunner for the tie-in TV series, but that’s no longer the case. Sources claim that Legendary TV was unsatisfied with the work Spaiths was doing on the show, but that doesn’t mean the writer’s time in the world of Dune is done – he’s still slated to pen the Dune sequel.
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WarnerMedia executives gave a huge presentation last night revealing all sorts of details about the upcoming streaming service HBO Max, including its release date and pricing, the announcement of some new shows, and a couple of high-profile acquisitions. That’s all well and good, but there’s been some confusion about whether current HBO subscribers will be given free access to the new service.
You have HBO Max questions, and we have answers. Well, as many answers as possible at this moment, since some aspects still haven’t been made crystal clear. Read More »
The streaming wars have just begun so you might want to hunker down in the trenches for the next few years. Everyone is hell-bent on besting Netflix, which means we’re about to be inundated with a slew of new streaming services. This, in turn, means you’re going to have to decide which of these services you want – if any. Will you act like Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly and sign up for all of them? Or will you pick and choose?
To help you with this decision, I’ve broken down how the streaming services compare to each other in terms of price and content. You’re welcome.
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Most of the biggest streaming platforms are frequently — and rightly — criticized for rarely featuring films that were made before the 1980s. The race for new original content has drowned out the century of classic movies that have built up cinema to what it is today. But WarnerMedia’s forthcoming service HBO Max could, at least partially, remedy that with its curated collection of classic movies.
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It’s happened to all of us: after a long day of work, you plop down on the couch to watch a movie and fire up your streaming service of choice…only to scroll through a seemingly endless amount of bland choices for 45 minutes. By that point, you’ve wasted so much time that you just decide to give up and throw on a familiar show as some comfort viewing instead.
HBO Max wants to put an end to that.
In the company’s big unveiling presentation from the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, WarnerMedia executives announced that the new streaming service will use “human-powered discovery” in addition to smart analytics to help curate a more ideal user experience for subscribers. Find out details below.
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We’re just a few days away from the launches of both AppleTV+ and Disney+, but there is still at least one more major player waiting to enter the streaming wars after those two: HBO Max. WarnerMedia’s streaming service will debut in spring of 2020 with around 10,000 hours of content available to consume, including popular hits like Friends and The Big Bang Theory. But there are also tons of original series in development for the new service, and we’re here to round them all up in one place so you can decide if it’s going to be worth it to add yet another streaming service to your monthly budget.
The service will provide content from every branch of the WarnerMedia corporate tree, including HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes. Here’s a list of all of the HBO Max shows we know about so far (not to be confused with HBO originals, which are a whole separate thing).
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