hbo max premiere dates

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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best foreign movies and tv streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

We’ve got an animation-heavy column for you in this week’s Pop Culture Imports, but if you’re looking for bright, family-friendly fare, they won’t be here. What is it with foreign filmmakers using animation as a medium through which to work through some of the most traumatic events (fictional or otherwise) in history? That’s a question for another day, but meanwhile let’s have a look at the best foreign movies and TV streaming now, which include war-torn refugee films Funan and Adú, a disaster anime series from Netflix, and a deadpan heist film from Romania.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.
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Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Disney+ and Hulu in August 2020

Since movie theaters aren’t likely to reopen in August, you’re going to need another round of new titles to stream from Disney+ and Hulu. Thankfully, each of the streaming services have a big selection of movies and TV shows coming next month, including the revival of The Muppets, more of 20th Century Fox’s original X-Men franchise, one of the best indies of 2019, and some movies from the late 1980s and early 1990s that Hollywood doesn’t really make anymore.

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The Quarantine Stream The Centrifuge Brain Project

(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: The Centrifuge Brain Project

Where You Can Stream It: YouTube (and below)

The Pitch: A short film following Dr. Nick Laslowicz and his experiments with physically impossible amusement park rides and their effect on cognitive function.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The summer is halfway over, and let’s face it: things aren’t going to magically get better. The summer of 2020 might as well not exist. But we can dream. Dream of escape, of letting go, of finding ourselves out in the world again, amongst the crush of humanity. The Centrifuge Brain Project can be viewed as an amusing little curiosity, with its CGI-created amusement park rides that could never exist in the real world. But there’s something unexpectedly poetic at work here that makes the entire 6-plus-minute film both beautiful and haunting.

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movies leaving peacock

NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock officially launched this week to little fanfare. And with equally little fanfare, Peacock’s biggest movies — including the Jurassic Park and Matrix franchises — are quickly leaving the service.

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Bruce Lee His Greatest Hits Blu-ray

Normally, I devote this column to several new releases. But the Criterion Collection release of Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits deserves its own special consideration. There are five films included, and a hefty amount of special features. But more than that, this box set is a great introduction to what made Bruce Lee such a special performer, and why his legacy lives on to this day.

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palm springs streaming records

No, the buzz for Palm Springs that you’re seeing all over social media is not déja vu. After Max Barbakow‘s time loop romantic-comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti debuted to glowing praise at the Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs set records as the biggest deal at the annual Park City fest. And after its streaming debut on Hulu, the unique rom-com is setting records once again.

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psycho uncut

Alfred Hitchcock box sets are a dime a dozen, but one upcoming box set offers something that has never been available to watch in the U.S. before: the original uncut version of the master of suspense’s 1960 classic Psycho. A movie that is practically perfect as is, rumors of a Psycho uncut version have been floating around for ages, but now Hitchcock fans can see it for the first time on home video.

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friday the 13th box set

Scream Factory is releasing the Friday the 13th box set to end all Friday the 13th box sets. The 16-set disc is as definitive as you can get, bringing every single Friday the 13th film together in one package complete with new extras, new 4K scans, and more. And yes, before you ask, Jason X, the masterpiece where Jason goes to space and becomes a cyborg, is also included.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Hamilton

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

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