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The Witches movie will skip theaters in favor of HBO Max release

The Witches movie will skip theaters in favor of HBO Max release

The Witches, the latest movie inspired by the classic Roald Dahl children's book (not to be mistaken with the 1990 movie), is the latest flick to skip theaters in favor of a home streaming release. The reason is exactly what you expect: the pandemic has tossed the movie industry into chaos, resulting in many delayed theatrical releases and, in some cases, the decision to skip theaters entirely in favor of a digital premiere.

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DC Universe original content will soon move to HBO Max

DC Universe original content will soon move to HBO Max

It seems a recent shakeup at WarnerMedia has spurred a big change for DC Universe, the subscription service that launched in late 2018. According to a recent interview with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, DC Universe will be transformed and its original content will be moved over to the much bigger and newer HBO Max streaming service.

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Raised by Wolves trailer shows big Ridley Scott potential for HBO MAX

Raised by Wolves trailer shows big Ridley Scott potential for HBO MAX

The first major trailer was released today for the HBO MAX series Raised By Wolves. Raised By Wolves is a science fiction series about human children and their two android caretakers. The androids are "tasked with raising human children on a mysterious new planet after the Earth was destroyed by a great war."

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Amazon Fire TV will get a big HBO streaming app change this weekend

Amazon Fire TV will get a big HBO streaming app change this weekend

Amazon Fire TV users will still be able to access to the HBO Now content library going forward, but the app itself will get a big change starting on August 1, according to a new report. The change will come amid the relatively recent launch of HBO Max and its slow expansion across platforms, underscoring the confusing nature of WarnerMedia's naming structure.

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HBO Max plans new wellness show based on Calm meditation app

HBO Max plans new wellness show based on Calm meditation app

WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service has announced plans to launch its first health and wellness project, one called A World of Calm. The original series will be based on the meditation app Calm; celebrities like Idris Elba are on board to voice each episode. The show is intended to help viewers relax using a combination of calming footage, music, and 'scientifically-engineered' narratives.

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Live action Batman drama puts Gotham Police on HBO Max

Live action Batman drama puts Gotham Police on HBO Max

The Robert Pattinson "The Batman" movie is still scheduled for October 2021, so it's not out yet. But it already has a spin-off. The show doesn't yet have a title, but it'll focus on the Gotham Police Department. It'll expand on the story told by the movie The Batman after* it's released on October 1, 2021.

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Gone with the Wind returns to HBO Max, but with a new warning

Gone with the Wind returns to HBO Max, but with a new warning

A couple of weeks after it was removed, HBO Max has quietly returned Gone with the Wind to its streaming service. As expected, the movie is unedited but now includes a disclaimer that warns viewers about certain problematic content before they watch. The movie was originally removed from the streaming platform after a scathing editorial over the lack of an advisory.

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HBO makes Watchmen series free, but only for this weekend

HBO makes Watchmen series free, but only for this weekend

In October 2019, HBO released the first episode in its original drama series Watchmen. The series is based on the graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons; it received critical praise and high viewer ratings with a total of nine episodes in the first season. If you aren't an HBO subscriber and haven't had the chance to sign up and watch, HBO has some good news for you.

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Someone at AT&T thought these DC HBO Max comic books were a good idea

Someone at AT&T thought these DC HBO Max comic books were a good idea

Here's something new for the "things nobody asked for and would never want anyway" pile: DC and WarnerMedia have teamed up to make a new comic series promoting HBO Max. Corporate team ups like this are nothing new, and indeed, Warner has been doing its best to position HBO Max as the hottest streaming service around, but we can't help but wonder if maybe HBO's marketing teams should focus on giving these ideas a little more time in the oven.

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HBO Max pulls ‘Gone with the Wind’ movie over racist content

HBO Max pulls ‘Gone with the Wind’ movie over racist content

WarnerMedia's newly launched streaming service HBO Max has pulled the classic movie Gone with the Wind from its library following a heated editorial pointing out its racist content. The decision to pull the movie is only temporary -- WarnerMedia plans to return the title to HBO Max, but when it does, it'll include a disclaimer.

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HBO Max gets a free ride on AT&T but that may not be a good thing

HBO Max gets a free ride on AT&T but that may not be a good thing

HBO Max went live at the tail end of last month, and if you're an AT&T subscriber, you'll find that streaming content from the new service doesn't count against your data cap. Specifically, streaming HBO Max over AT&T's network won't count against typical data caps for those who are metered connections, and it also won't count against the quasi-data caps on unlimited plans, where crossing a certain data usage threshold will lead to a throttled connection but not a halt to data access entirely.

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Some Sony smart TVs now support HBO Max streaming service

Some Sony smart TVs now support HBO Max streaming service

The new HBO Max streaming service finally opened to sign-ups this week, giving consumers yet another major option for watching on-demand TV shows and movies. A day after the service's launch comes a related announcement from Sony: some of its smart TVs now support the service. With this support, owners of these TVs will be able to directly download the app rather than having to use a third-party device.

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