When DC FanDome launches later this month, fans will get a proper glimpse at Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League, which is heading to HBO Max in 2021. While director is busy putting the movie together in post-production, he couldn’t help but tease fans a little bit with a look at the new, alternate version of the villain Steppenwolf, the leader of the Parademon army who acts as a herald announcing the forthcoming arrival of the read big bad, Darkseid. See Zack Snyder’s Justice League Steppenwolf photo below. Read More »
(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: Orphan
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: Wealthy couple Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard adopt seemingly sweet orphan Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) and quickly come to regret it after Esther turns out to be one bad seed.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: This movie shouldn’t own as hard as it does, but director Jaume Collet-Serra, who knows exactly how to spin trash into gold, sells it. Sure, “evil little kid” movies are a dime a dozen, but Orphan is so stylish and so unapologetically nasty that it’s hard not to love. Plus: that whopper of a twist is a total hoot.
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HBO Max will have to pivot to a new release date for the Friends reunion special — again. The highly-anticipated unscripted Friends reunion special, which is set to bring back the hit sitcom’s original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry, has reportedly been delayed yet again due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on physical production.
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One Perfect Shot, the Twitter account which celebrates iconic moments of cinematography in films and TV shows, soon might be able to have the meta experience of sharing a photo from its own show.
HBO Max has greenlit a new documentary series inspired by the account, which will give directors the visual tools to put them inside a 360 recreation of one of their most memorable shots. Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and 13th, will executive produce and narrate the show. Get more details below. Read More »
The first trailer for Raised by Wolves is here, and what a fine trailer it is. It’s a bad idea to overhype stuff based on a trailer, but I have to admit, this looks wild and different, and that’s pretty exciting. In this sci-fi series from executive producer Ridley Scott, a group of human children is being raised by two androids on a strange planet. But all is not as it seems. Read More »
The political landscape delivers us a fresh hell from which there seems to be no escape. Thankfully, we don’t always have to engulf ourselves in the nightmare that is American government, because we can turn off the news. But there are those who don’t have that luxury because it’s their job to report on the events unfolding from within the political circus everyday, and a new documentary film coming to HBO Max will show how insane the scene truly is.
On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries follows a mix of veteran journalists and intrepid first-time reporters as they cover the lead-up to the presidential election where Democrats and Republicans determine who will be their presidential candidate this year. Watching it unfold as a citizen and spectator was grueling enough, and it looks like being in the thick of it was even worse. Watch the On the Trail trailer below to get a glimpse of the madness. Read More »
Zack Snyder wants to make one thing crystal clear: when audiences tune in for his “Snyder Cut” of Justice League when it debuts on HBO Max, there won’t be a single shot in there that was composed by Joss Whedon, who stepped in to take over production after Snyder left the movie back in 2017. According to Snyder, every single shot in the Snyder Cut will be photographed by Snyder himself. Read his fiery quotes about the subject below.
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Looney Tunes Cartoons surprised longtime fans of the classic Warner Bros. animated shorts that used to grace the big screen. The new iterations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Wile. E. Coyote, The Road Runner, and more are all back in a big way on HBO Max, and the masterminds behind the triumphant return of Looney Tunes got together for a Comic-Con at Home panel to talk about what goes into the series that captures the spirit of the classic cartoons. Plus, they also debuted a new Looney Tunes Cartoons short for your enjoyment. Read More »
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The fun never ends with Adventure Time, thanks to the new series of HBO Max animated specials focusing on several beloved characters of the Cartoon Network series. It’s a welcome return to the Land of Oo, with creator Pendleton Ward and executive producer Adam Muto behind the Adventure Time: Distant Lands specials, which will center around the characters of BMO, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, Peppermint Butler, and of course, Finn and Jake.
To give us a sneak peek of the four Adventure Time: Distant Lands special — the first of which, BMO, hits HBO Max this weekend — are Muto and cast members Glory Curda (Y5), Olivia Olson (Marceline), and Niki Yang (BMO) speaking in a Comic-Con at Home panel, teasing details and giving us a snippet of Marceline’s newest heartbreaking song.
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In the one month since it launched, HBO Max has signed up more than four million customers, according to AT&T.
The numbers pale in comparison to the 10 million that Disney+ hit within its first 24 hours (ratcheting up to 50 million in its first six months) and the 33.6 million customers Apple TV+ attracted within its first quarter. Though HBO Max at least has been able to do outdo Quibi, which reportedly wasn’t even able to crack 1 million paying subscribers after its three month free trial. However, HBO Max is a different beast, and its numbers could grow depending on WarnerMedia’s ongoing deals with Roku and Amazon, and the company’s ability to transfer its more than 30 million HBO cable customers to HBO Max.
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