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HBO Max Will Keep Its DC Comics Movies Available After All

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DC fans were understandably a little upset when they learned that just weeks into HBO Max’s existence, the new streaming service was already removing a bunch of its superhero titles. That was despite the fact that a whole subsection of the HBO Max, including a prominent tab on the home page, was supposed to be devoted to DC Comics and its stable of characters. After subscribers raised a stink, HBO decided to reverse course. Via press release, they’ve announced that “by popular demand” the DC Comics movies will be sticking around “through December 2020.”

The full list of Warner Bros. DC movies that will be available through the rest of the year on HBO Max is:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Justice League
  • Suicide Squad
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
  • Superman: Unbound
  • Watchmen (movie)
  • Wonder Woman

WarnerMedia, which owns HBO Max and DC Comics is the awkward position of having two different streaming services with slightly overlapping content — because they also have a DC Universe streaming service that offers many of these same films, plus other TV series inspired by DC superheroes along with a selection of comic books. Limiting some superhero stuff to DC Universe might get a few people to subscribe to both services … but when you’ve already got people paying a hefty $15 a month for HBO Max, it’s tough to tell them they need to pay more if they want to watch Suicide Squad. 

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All Nine Episodes of ‘Watchmen’ Will Be Free This Weekend On HBO

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If you haven’t gotten the chance to see Damon Lindelof’s series Watchmen, this weekend is your chance. HBO is offering all nine episodes of the show free for streaming from June 19 to 21 on HBO.com and Free On Demand. The decision was made as “an extension of the network’s content offering highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers.”

Based on the DC comic book series of the same name, Watchmen follows a group of masked vigilantes who are treated as outlaws in their society. The cast is led by Regina King as Angela Abar, a lead detective in the Tulsa Police Force. The first season of the show was met with widespread acclaim, with critics praising how the show tackled social and cultural issues while retaining the identity of its source material. Combine that with a dynamite ensemble cast and a stellar soundtrack, and you’ve got yourself a sophisticated drama that lives up to DC’s new reputation for bold, daring content.

HBO has also expanded their list of titles available for free sampling from June 19 to July 2. The added titles include Being Serena, Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and United Skates among others. HBO will also feature selected episodes of True Detective (S3/E1), The Shop (S2/E1, S2/E6), and The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (S1/E1).

So fire up your smart TV or laptop this weekend, and do a little binge watching. Even if you’ve already seen Watchmen, it doesn’t hurt to watch it again. C’mon, you deserve it!

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The Biggest Movies Missing From HBO Max

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HBO Max is officially up and running, and users have already noted the impressive (and slightly exhaustive) amount of content available on the streaming platform. HBO is owned by AT&T as a part of its WarnerMedia film and television division, which means that HBO Max features a large amount of Warner Bros. titles, including movies starring the heroes of DC Comics and all eight Harry Potter films. It's also the new home to several Studio Ghibli films, which have never been available for streaming in the US until now.

But you should know, HBO Max comes with a pretty price tag. At $15 a month, HBO Max offers more content than you can find on the HBO channel or HBO Go. Before making the switch, be aware that there are some surprising gaps in HBO Max's catalog. For example, the launching of DC Comics' own platform DC Universe has led to the absence of quite a few superhero films. Here are 10 popular movies currently not available for streaming on HBO Max.

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Every TV Series Streaming on HBO Max at Launch

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HBO Max opened its digital doors this week, offering a ton of films and shows for new customers. Even with the coronavirus pandemic slowing the release of some of the service’s originals (including the long-awaited Friends reunion special), HBO Max already has almost 400 series available for streaming. That number includes all your favorite HBO shows, like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and The Wire, along with other licensed series from around the TV universe, like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette from all over the world.

Below is the full alphabetic list of all the shows on HBO right now. HBO Max originals are listed in bold. Search for any of these titles on HBO Max and you’ll find it. Happy streaming:

Every TV Show on HBO Max

15: A Quinceanera Story
2 Dope Queens
20 Years on Death Row
The 2000s
24/7 College Football
4th & Forever
91 Days
Adam Ruins Everything
Adventure Time
Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters
Alaska Extreme
The Alienist
All Def Comedy
The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show
Almost Royal
The Alzheimer’s Project
Amazing Dinoworld
The Amazing World of Gumball
American Icons
Angels in America
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Apples & Onion
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The Ascent of Money
Asia: Secret Lives, Hidden Places
At Home With Amy Sedaris
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children
Avenue 5
The Bachelor
The Bachelor (Australia)
The Bachelor (Canada)
Bachelor in Paradise
Bachelor in Paradise (Australia)
The Bachelor (New Zealand)Bachelor Pad
The Bachelor (UK)The Bachelorette
The Bachelorette (Australia)The Bachelorette (Canada)
Band of Brothers


Beating Death: The Science of Survival
Being Erica
Being Serena
Ben 10
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Beware the Batman
Supernanny: Beyond the Naughty Step
The Big Bang Theory
Big Little Lies
Big Love
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Blinded by the Lights
Boardwalk Empire
The Boondocks
Bored to Death
Bright Now
The Brink
Bungo Stray Dogs
Butterfly Effect
The Carbonaro Effect
The Case Against Adnan Syed
The Casual Vacancy
Catherine the Great
The Chris Gethard Show
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Classical Baby: The Lullaby Shows
The Closer
The Comeback
Conan Without Borders
Cowboy Builders (UK)


Craftopia (HBO Max Original)
Craig of the Creek
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dave Cook’s Tourgasm
DCI Banks
Deep Ocean
Deep Time History
The Defiant Ones
The Deuce
Dexter’s Laboratory
Dios Inc.
Divorce Doctor Who
Doom Patrol
Down and Dirty With Jim Norton
Dream Home Rescue
Dream the Future
Dynamic Genomes
Eastbound & Down
The Eighties
The Hypnotist
The Bronze Garden
The Business
El PErro y El Gato
The Electric Company
Ellen’s Game of Games
Entre Nos
Esme & Roy
Expedition Europe
The Fades
Family Tree
First Dates (Australia)First Dates (Canada)First Dates (Ireland)
First Dates Hotel (UK)
First Dates (New Zealand)
First Dates (UK)
Five Days
Flight of the Conchords
The Flintstones
Food CIAFood Lore
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions

From the Earth to the Moon
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Funny or Die Presents
Game of Thrones
Garfunkel and Oates
Gavin & Stacey
Generation Kill
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
Gentleman Jack
Getting On
Golden Life
Grace Grisse
Hack My Life
Hack My Life: Inside Hacks
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child
Happily Ever Avatar
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Oakland Raiders
HBO Comedy Half-Hour
HBO Latino Presents: A Tiny Audience
Head Over Heels
Hello Ladies
Here And Now
Heroes Cotidianos
High Maintenance
Hijos del Carnaval
His Dark Materials
Home Movies
The Honorable Woman
How to Build
How to Make It In America
I Know This Much Is True
I’m Alan Partridge
Impractical Jokers
Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes
In Treatment
Infinity Train
Innovation Nation
Inside No. 9
Jamie: Private School Girl
Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown
Jane Eyre
The Jetsons
The Jinx
John Adams
John From Cincinnati
Jonny Quest
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
The Joy Of…
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Katy Keene
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Kill la Kill
Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World
La Vida Secreta de las Parejas
The Larry Sanders Show
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Leaps in Evolution
The Leftovers


Legendary (HBO Max Original)
Life on Fire
Life’s Too Short
Lipstick Empire
Little Big Shots
Little Britain
Little Britain USAA Little Curious
Living Universe
Looney Tunes (classic)
Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max Original)
The Looney Tunes Show
Los Espookys
The Louis Theroux Collection
Love Life (HBO Max Original)
Mad TV
Magnifica 70
Major Crimes
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Men of a Certain Age
Mighty Magiswrds
Mildred Pierce
The Misadventures of Romesh Rangathan
Miss Sherlock
The Movies
Mr. Show
Mrs. Fletcher
Mujer de Fases
Mr Brilliant Friend
Nancy Drew
Nature Tech
The New Pope
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show
The Newsroom
The Night Of
The Nineties
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency


The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo (HBO Max Original)
The OC
Ocean Mysteries
The Office (UK)
Olive Kitteridge
On Freddie Roach
On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us
One Night Stand
Our Boys
The Outsider
The Pacific
The Pact
Paddington Bear
Parade’s End
Pico de Neblina
Pinky Dinky Doo
The Pioneer
The Plot Against America
The Powerpuff Girls
Pretty Little Liars
Pride and Prejudice
Random Acts of Flyness
Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another Wrld
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Time With Bill Maher
Regular Show

Adult Swim

Rick and Morty
The Righteous Gemstones
Robot Chicken
Rock the Park
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
Room 104
Rurouni Kenshin
Russell Simmons Presents: Brave Ne Voices
Russell Simmons Presents: Def Comedy
Samurai Jack
Santos Dumont
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Saving My Tomorrow
Schwarzes Marken
Scooby and Scrappy and Yabba-Doo
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
The Scooby-Doo Show
Scooby-Doo Where Are You!
Scott & Bailey
Search Party (HBO Max Original)
Sesame Street
Sesame Street: More Classics
The Seventies
Sex and the City
Sharp Objects
The Shop: Uninterrupted
Show Me a Hero
The Silent Valley
Silicon Valley
Single Long
Six Feet Under
The Sixties
The Sleepers


The Sopranos
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Sr. Avila
The Stacey Dooley Investigates Collection
State of Play
Stath Lets Flats
Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places
Steven Universe
Storm Chaser’s Guide
The Story of Europe
Summer Camp Island
Supernanny (UK)
Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
Tacoma FD
Tanner ’88
Teen Titans
The Teenage Psychic
Tell Me You Love Me
Tenacious D
The Testament of Sister New Devil
The Thick of It
This Is Life With Lisa Ling
This Time With Alan Partridge
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn
Todxs Nosotrxs
Tom and Jerry
Top Gear
Tracey Ullman’s Show
True Blood

True Detective
Uncle Grandpa
Underwater Wonders of the National Parks
United Shades of America
Vice Principals
Victor and Valentino
We Bare Bears
We’re Here
The Weight of the Nation
When Shall We Kiss
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The Wire
The Wonder ListThe World Between Us
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas
Years and Years
Yogi Bear
The Young Pope
Your Lie In April

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What Is the Difference Between HBO and HBO Max?

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HBO Max, the new streaming service from WarnerMedia, is now open for business, with a large and varied catalogue of films and shows including Doctor Who, Rick and Morty, and every episode of Friends — plus the vast library of HBO original shows and films.

A lot of people we’ve spoken to, though, are still caught up on a few basic questions they want answered before they sign up. So let’s tackle them all one by one:


We’ll have lots more on HBO Max, including the full lineup of movies and shows, highlights to watch, and lots more in the days ahead.

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‘Lovecraft Country’ Trailer: HBO’s Next Monster Hit

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The formidable team of J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele are teaming up for HBO’s next big new series, Lovecraft Country. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the show imagines a world where H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic monsters collide with the Jim Crow-era in the American South. It sounds like a very interesting combination; the show is executive produced by Misha Green, who is also the showrunner.

Watch the first Lovecraft Country trailer right here:

The main cast includes Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell from Birds of Prey, and Michael K. Williams. Here’s the show’s official synopsis:

HBO’s new drama series, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country premieres on HBO this August. We will definitely be watching.

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‘Hellraiser’ Series Coming to HBO, David Gordon Green To Direct

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Clive Barker's 1987 British supernatural horror film franchise Hellraiser is getting the series treatment at HBO, with the first few episodes to be directed by Halloween's David Gordon Green.

According to Deadline, the series will be penned by Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, Heroes), and Michael Dougherty (X-Men United, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Trick r’ Treat). With a creative team so well-versed in horror, Hellraiser's small screen debut is bound to be hair-raisingly scary.

Based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart, Hellraiser involves the death and subsequent resurrection of Frank (Sean Chapman), who is brutally killed upon acquiring a haunted puzzle box. Years later, Frank's brother Larry (Andrew Robinson), his wife Julia (Clare Higgins), and their teenage daughter Kirsty (Ashley Lawrence) move into the same house where the incident took place.

There, Kirsty finds the puzzle box and meets the Cebonites, the carnal pleasure-seeking demons who appear whenever someone solves the puzzle. They are led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley), a ghost-faced Cebonite whose cranium is adorned with needles.

Hellraiser was followed by nine sequels, the most recent being Hellraiser: Judgement in 2018. The series will expand on past Hellraiser mythology, rather than serving as a reboot of the franchise. And you can bet your own head that Pinhead will be making an appearance. The show won't waste too much time dwelling on past events — instead, it will focus on continuing the Hellraiser universe. That means you'd better brush up on all 10 movies before Hellraiser hits HBO.

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