With all of the issues surrounding HBO Max these days, the need to focus on quality over quantity could never be more true. Thursday’s earnings call shows the direction of HBO Max and it’s not one of churning content out just to churn it out. There’s already way too much content out there. You’d be surprised how many people decide to skip the new stuff in lieu of rewatching their favorite programs again. While I…"Quality over Quantity: HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+"
The Warner Bros. Discovery second quarter earnings call is taking place on Thursday afternoon after a rough week for the company. During the past few days, Warner Bros. cancelled both Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt while both films were in post-production. It is unprecedented for a major studio to do this. On top of this, HBO Max has quietly removed Max Originals and HBO series from their platform. The films are available through digital retailers…"Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 Earnings Call"
If Warner Bros. Discovery shelving Batgirl wasn’t enough, HBO Max quietly removed 6 films launched as Max Originals. The following titles are no longer streaming on the streaming service per a Variety report: An American Pickle Charm City Kings Locked Down Moonshot Superintelligence The Witches HBO Max also quietly removed House Party from its schedule. Did anyone even notice? If House Party is also cancelled completely, the studio is going to have a third title…"HBO Max Frustratingly Removes 6 Original Films"
HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during August 2022. HBO Max has announced everything coming to the platform this August, including the debut of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON (8/21), based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.” In addition, all eight seasons of the HBO hit GAME OF THRONES arrive on HBO Max in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on the ad-free…"HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in August 2022"
HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during July 2022. This July, get ready for brand-new content from award-winning creators, reimagined classics that fans will fall in love with all over again, and more! Here’s some of the diverse content coming to HBO Max this month that fans will enjoy. Meet the next generation of pretty little liars in “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” (7/28).…"HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in July 2022"
Endangered explores a year in the life of a small number of journalists working in democracies and the intimidation from the far-right. The following words were said about journalists during a campaign rally in Brazil and it is absolutely sickening: “These reporters are criminals. These people need to be executed.“ Think about it. When someone speaks this sort of rhetoric on the campaign trail, it is absolutely reprehensible. If you spoke this way in the…"Endangered – Tribeca 2022"
HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during June 2022. This June, HBO Max is starting the summer right with a fresh slate of returning favorites and new content featuring vibrant storylines from original voices. Series and film fans alike will be captivated by the new content coming to HBO Max this month. Emmy-winning drama series “Westworld” (6/26) returns to the platform for its fourth season…"HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in June 2022"
George Carlin’s American Dream is a two-documentary about the late comedian premiering on HBO and available to stream on HBO Max. While interviews with contemporary comedians are nice, this documentary does not work without the archival footage of the late George Carlin, the dean of the counterculture comedians. It’s this footage that drives the bulk of the documentary. It’s best to learn about Carlin’s life from the man himself. Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, who…"George Carlin’s American Dream: This Doc Is Superb"
HBO Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during May 2022. This May, HBO Max is springing into a wide array of award-winning comedies, documentaries, and thrillers from a unique group of creators. Fans will immerse themselves in season two of the Emmy-winning “Hacks” (5/12). In this new chapter of the comedy series, the dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young,…"HBO Max: Coming and Leaving in May 2022"
Between film, television, and streaming services, there is simply way too much streaming content getting released for public consumption. It’s all too much as The Beatles guitarist George Harrison once sang. According to a piece in Variety, a Nielsen report states that there are 817,000 unique titles across both TV and the various streaming services as of February 2022. The number is up 26% from 646,000 titles in December 2019. It’s enough to feel overwhelmed–I…"There Is Too Much Streaming Content Being Made"