HBO Max is home toBut if you’re not a fan of Snyder, let’s take a look at the other movies that the premium streamer has to offer. From recent movies showing the crash, to a A movie-worthy one if you can, HBO Max has an eclectic bag of star-studded originals.
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Godzilla vs. Kong is only available for a month starting March 31, so grab it while you can. The MonsterVerse movie offers almost exactly what you expect: two iconic giants bashing each other, with little regard for a good plot or memorable human characters. Fortunately, if it’s city-taking action you’re after, director Adam Wingard offers dazzling perspectives that bring you closer to the show. With a dash of weird sci-fi and a few laughs, this crowd pleaser provides a more than decent night out.
Also known as The Snyder Cut. This is for the crowd of Zack Snyder fans who campaigned for the director to have a second chance at ending Justice League, after he was forced to leave before completion due to personal tragedy. Joss Whedon came in, but the 2017 stage version was a critical and box office failure. Now, a four-hour director’s cut of Snyder is ready on HBO Max, with a slew of new scenes, a couple of new villains, and the spectacular epilogue. If you agree with Snyder’s slow motion style, his strikingly different original vision is worth checking out.
Whether you like this or not probably depends on how much you like Seth Rogen. You get a lot from him: He stars in two roles in An American Pickle, first playing Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling Jewish worker who immigrated to America in 1919. He finds work in a pickle factory, and this is where things get weird. – falls into a tub of pickles that keeps it for 100 years. He wakes up in Brooklyn 2019 and hangs out with his great-grandson Ben, also played by Seth Rogen. If you embrace this creative premise, then this is a great low-key comedy for the smaller screen with impressive chemistry between Rogen and Rogen.
This is a sweet little gem on HBO Max. Non-pregnant stars Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira as a duo of friends cross states where pregnant teenager Veronica (Richardson) can miscarry. Yes, it is about the issue of pro-choice, with Veronica’s parents refusing to give her permission to have an abortion. But it also fits into the key cog in all road trip movies, and shows a beautiful friendship between the two leads.
A coming-of-age drama starring motorcycles. Charm City Kings stars a fresh, young cast, including Jahi Di’Allo Winston as Mouse, a 14-year-old drawn into the Baltimore cycling world, much to his mother’s dismay. The film’s strengths lie in its impressive young talent and strong directing of scenes involving motorcycle action. Additionally, WandaVision fans will see Teyonah Parris in a supporting role. It is not perfect, but there is much to admire.
This is a bit of a novel inclusion. See what Robert Zemeckis (director of Back to the Future) and Anne Hathaway did with their retelling of the Roald Dahl classic. Jahzir Kadeem Bruno is Hero Boy, a boy who is turned into a mouse by the occasionally CGI Grand Witch of Hathaway. No one says it looks like the 1990 Anjelica Huston original, but it’s intriguing enough to take a look.
Meryl Streep playing an eccentric author in a Steven Soderbergh comedy. What else you need to know? If you want to know more: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Hughes (Streep) is struggling to finish her next book, haunted by her literary agent (Gemma Chan). She goes on a cruise with old friends, who inspired her best-known work. The tensions are strong. It looks great, Soderbergh uses sharp, natural light, and most of the dialogue is impromptu. See how Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen, Lucas Hedges, and the rest of the impeccable cast have fun with it.
Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in this surprising romantic comedy film from Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). The film was written and filmed during the confinement, and the pandemic actually appears in the backdrop of the film. Hathaway and Ejiofor play a couple planning to rob a jewelry store in London while most stores are closed. Their relationship has struggled in lockdown, and they reevaluate a thing or two in the midst of their crazy mischief. It’s not the most refined movie, but you’re mostly in it because of Hathaway and Ejiofor’s charisma. The inclusion of the pandemic will either intrigue or alienate you.
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