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HBO Max, HBO Gain 1.9 Million Subscribers in Q3 as International Offsets U.S. Drop

WarnerMedia’s U.S. direct-to-consumer business took a hit in the third quarter, as it lost a net 1.8 million HBO and HBO Max customers after its deal with Amazon to carry HBO expired in mid-September. But international markets more than made up the difference: Worldwide, there were 69.4 million global HBO Max and HBO subscribers at […]
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The First Shots: The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine by Brendan Borrell

The First Shots: The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine by Brendan Borrell The full inside story of the high-stakes, global race for the lifesaving vaccine to end the pandemic Heroic science. Chaotic politics. Billionaire entrepreneurs. Award-winning journalist Brendan Borrell brings the defining story of our times alive through compulsively readable, first-time reporting on the players leading the fight against a vicious virus. The First Shots,...
Tags: Podcast, Hbo, Washington, Seo, Pfizer, Wuhan, Adam Mckay, Trump White House, Moderna Therapeutics, Chris Voss, Michael Callahan, Stéphane Bancel, Books/Authors, Operation Warp Speed, Brendan Borrell, Robert Dr Bob Kadlec


Kenneth Branagh Stopped Anthony Hopkins From Retiring While Making Thor

Sir Anthony Hopkins won his second Oscar for Best Actor this year for his performance in "The Father," but it might never have happened had another knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire kept him from retiring ... with a role in a Marvel movie. That's right: it was Sir Kenneth Branagh, the director of the first "Thor" film, who convinced Hopkins not to retire by having him play Odin the Allfather.This is just one of the behind-the-scenes tidbits from the production history of t...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Clarke, Hannibal Lecter, Thor, Kenneth Branagh, Hamlet, Anthony, Anthony Hopkins, Henry V, Hopkins, Ken, Branagh, Robert Ford, Odin


How ‘Insecure’ Writer and Exec Producer Amy Aniobi Is Expanding Her Tribe

Wrapping up production on “Insecure” in June was an emotional experience for writer and executive producer Amy Aniobi. Not only was the beloved HBO comedy ending, but world events made production even more complex. “Creating that final season in a pandemic felt like the hardest thing any of us had ever done,” Aniobi tells Variety. […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Insecure, Amy Aniobi, Aniobi, Rap Sh*t


Barry Season 3 Is Almost Finished Filming, Season 4 Has Been Written

In recent years, Bill Hader has become a true comedic treasure, especially by creating and starring in the HBO hit series, "Barry." Hader plays a Marine-turned-hitman for hire named Barry Berkman who starts to lose his passion for killing and crime sprees. Instead, he accidentally discovers an acting class that allows him the freedom to express himself in ways he never thought he could. While he attempts to trade in a life hidden in the shadows for one in the spotlight, Barry finds love (Sarah G...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Barry, Bill Hader, Coen Brothers, Sally, Winkler, Alec Berg, Hank, Berg, Henry Winkler, Hader, Anthony Carrigan, Sarah Goldberg


The 13 Best Game Of Thrones Characters Who Weren't In The Show

Adapting a book for television is a tricky business, especially when you're dealing with source material that encompasses several novels that aren't complete yet. There is always going to be controversy over which characters get left out.George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire," adapted into HBO's mega-hit "Game of Thrones," has several point-of-view characters and literally hundreds of supporting characters, so it was inevitable that the story would have to be truncated by the showrunners...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Bolton, Jon Snow, Robert, Noye, Reed, Martin, Jon, George R R Martin, Westeros, Starks, Weiss, Wyman, Aegon


Brian d’Arcy James, Mackenzie Astin, More Join Cast of HBO’s Love & Death

The cast of HBO Max’s upcoming limited series Love and Death is growing, as Deadline is reporting that a handful of actors have joined the cast of the series. RELATED: Love & Death Photos: Elizabeth Olsen is Axe-Killer Candy Montgomery According to the report, Brian d’Arcy James, Olivia Applegate, Mackenzie Astin, Adam Cropper, and Bruce McGill have been cast. The handful of actors join a cast that already features the likes of Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Fugit, Lily Rabe, Keir Gilch...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Texas, Movies, Drama, Nicole Kidman, Scott Brown, TV News, Streaming, Brian, Mcgill, Elisabeth Moss, Elizabeth Olsen, James, Krysten Ritter, Golden Globe


5 Frances McDormand Movies To Stream After The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson's newest movie, "The French Dispatch," hits theaters this week. /Film's own Hoai-Tran Bui wrote of the movie in her review: "'The French Dispatch' is so breathlessly stylized that one might accuse it of being airless and emotionally inert (and indeed, many have). But that's not the case at all." The story of an American magazine in a fictional French city boasts a dynamite ensemble cast featuring Anderson staples like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, and W...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, France, Frances Mcdormand, Wes Anderson, Scarlett Johansson, William, Fargo, Anderson, Martin Mcdonagh, Coen Brothers, Elaine, Holly Hunter, Julian, Abby, Mildred


David Gordon Green Is Not Worried About The New Hellraiser Movie Competing With His TV Series

There are two different "Hellraiser" projects on the way. There's a new movie from director David Bruckner, and there's also a TV show that will have a pilot episode helmed by "Halloween Kills" director David Gordon Green. Bruckner's film, which will star Jamie Clayton as the new Pinhead, will drop on Hulu, while the "Hellraiser" TV series is headed to HBO, and, by all accounts, both projects are completely separate – they have nothing to do with each other, other than the fact that they're both...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Green, Hulu, David Gordon Green, Bruckner, Jamie Clayton, Michael Dougherty, Mark Verheiden, David Bruckner, David Gordon Green Bruckner, HBO Hellraiser, EW Green


'Dune,' the highly anticipated sci-fi epic, hits HBO Max one day early - stream it at home starting October 21

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in "Dune." Warner Bros. "Dune" hits HBO Max and theaters on October 21 at 6 p.m. ET. The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac. You need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month) to stream the movie at home. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) "Dune" is coming to HBO Max a d...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Movies, Entertainment, Films, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Newark, Warner Bros, Kyle Maclachlan, Hulu, Richard, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch


Amazon Is Already Spending Game Of Thrones Money To Make The Wheel Of Time

In case you haven't heard the big news — the next "Game of Thrones" is on the way! It's called... "Westworld"? Or maybe "The Witcher"? Perhaps it's "The Expanse"? Or Amazon's "Lord of the Rings"? So many shows have had the title thrown their way, that it's getting pretty hard to keep track. But the latest addition to the club has been getting the comparison since the project was first announced.Amazon's upcoming fantasy epic, "The Wheel of Time" shares much in common with HBO's crown jewel — bot...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Time, Weber, Bezos, Mike Weber, Stone, Amazon Studios, Witcher, Two Rivers, Brad Stone, Rafe Judkins


13 Movies Like Gone Girl That Thriller Fans Need To Watch

"Gone Girl" is one of the most popular mystery novels of the postmodern era. Before publication, expectations for the book were high, as author Gillian Flynn's previous works, "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places," had established her as a sharp, cunning writer unafraid to tackle truly twisted material. "Gone Girl" became a sensation when it hit bookshelves in 2012; the question "Who is Amy Dunne?" haunted both the novel's characters and an audience of mystery fans.Hollywood quickly turned its atten...
Tags: Elsa, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, California, Boston, Ben Affleck, Stephen King, Superman, Los Angeles, Chicago, Fox, Dave, Cruise


Top 10 ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Episodes, Ranked

For more than 20 years, Larry David has gifted audiences with a glimpse into his hilarious misfortunes and creative approach to social conventions. Throughout 10 seasons (100 episodes) so far, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has coined terms from “pants tent” to “accidental text on purpose” to “stop ‘n chat,” all while magnifying the minutiae of everyday […]
Tags: Hbo, Columns, Curb your Enthusiasm, Larry David


HBO’s ‘Four Hours at the Capitol’ Is a Powerful, Flawed Documentary: TV Review

When a group of insurrectionists took the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 in order to disrupt the counting of electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election, one might have expected the events of the day to resonate, months later, far more than they do. The attack seems at times to be rapidly fading from our cultural […]
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, U S Capitol Jan, Four Hours At The Capitol


Hulu’s ‘Dopesick’ Is the Latest in a Series of Shows Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Countless American lives have been touched by opioid addiction or lost to it. And this crisis, more and more, is getting covered by TV. High-profile projects in which opioids play a part include HBO’s “Mare of Easttown,” with Kate Winslet’s title character in slow-motion grief over the loss of her son to drugs, and Showtime’s […]
Tags: Hbo, Features, Showtime, Kate Winslet, Hulu, Dopesick, Mare of Easttown, American Rust


Dune Will Premiere Slightly Earlier On HBO Max

The impending release of "Dune," Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi epic, promises that "the spice must flow." But for those viewers who will be taking in the film from the comfort and safety of their own homes rather than the multiplex, it turns out the spice will flow just a little bit sooner.As you may remember, "Dune" was one of the many Warner Bros. productions that found itself at the center of an industry-wide controversy last year: namely, AT&T's decision to release their entire slate of f...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Warner Bros, Dune, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Collider, Dune Denis Villeneuve, HBO Max


Will There Be A Made For Love Season 2?

The original dark-comedy series for HBO Max, "Made For Love," is like taking an episode of "Black Mirror," splicing it with 2020's "The Invisible Man" and running it through a comedy filter. Based on Alissa Nutting's 2017 novel of the same name, "Made For Love" is about a woman named Hazel (Cristin Milioti) who escapes from an awful 10-year-long marriage to a tech billionaire named Byron (Billy Magnussen) and the virtual reality complex where they lived for a decade without ever leaving. After s...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Byron, Lee, Hazel, Diane, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Hollywood Reporter, Cristin Milioti, Christina Lee, NUTTING, Jacob Hall, Alissa Nutting, Suzanna Makkos, HBO Max


The Daily Stream: Foundation Is A Heady, Gorgeous Sci-Fi Series That Imagines Science As The Savior

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Series: "Foundation"Where You Can Stream It: Apple TV+The Pitch: Humanity has spread out across the stars, living under a somewhat benevolent Galactic Empire, which has brought prosperity and stability to hundreds planets across the galaxy. But it's a ticking time bomb. Mathematician Hari Seldon (Jared Harris) has predicted that ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, Lee Pace, John Carpenter, Shin Godzilla, Foundation, Josh Friedman, Galactic Empire, Asimov, Edward Gibbon, Cleon, David S Goyer, Apple TV Foundation, Isaac Asimov Foundation


The Best Stephen King Movies Streaming Right Now

It's Halloween season, and what better time to sit back and watch some Stephen King adaptations? If you're me, any time is good for that, really. But if you're on the hunt for some films based on the work of the master of horror specifically for spooky season, I am here to help. I've scoured the internet to bring back info on where you can find the best Stephen King movies streaming right now. The parameters were simple: the movie in question had to be part of a streaming service. Which means mo...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Tom Hanks, Maine, David Cronenberg, Stanley Kubrick, Nebraska, Tbs, Christopher Walken, Kubrick, Annie, Steve Buscemi


The Huge Box Office For Halloween Kills Seemingly Says A Lot About Peacock

"Halloween Kills," after being delayed for a full year, finally made its way to theaters over the weekend, taking in a killer $50 million. It's the best start for a horror movie of any kind in the pandemic era, and also the best start for a movie getting a hybrid release, meaning that it launched both in theaters and on streaming. In this case, for free of charge to Peacock subscribers. However, the numbers make it hard to believe this movie was readily available on a major streaming service, wh...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Netflix, Army, Ridley Scott, MGM, Samba TV, Samba, Martin Scorsese, Kong, Peacock, Zack Snyder, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse


Linear and Streaming Are Separate Pillars of HBO’s Success

HBO and WarnerMedia's streaming platform, HBO Max, enjoy significant momentum with groundbreaking and award-winning programming amid an increasingly crowded entertainment landscape and considerable changes in viewing habits. Casey Bloys, chief content officer at HBO, joined Adweek's Convergent TV Summit to discuss the brand's strategies for producing high-quality content for subscribers. Keeping up with viewing habits...
Tags: Hbo, Advertising, Adweek, Connected TV, Casey Bloys, Programming & Performance, WarnerMedia, HBO Max


'Four Hours at the Capitol' grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, "Four Hours at the Capitol" presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it's a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes -- and cameras -- of those swept up in the moment.
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Daily Podcast: The Story Of Marvel Studios Review, Mel Gibson In John Wick Prequel, And More

On the October 19, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Mel Gibson joining the John Wick prequel series, Y: The Last Man being canceled, and a new book about the history of Marvel Studios.Opening Banter:In the News:(Ben) Y: The Last Man Has Been Canceled By FX On Hulu(Ben) Y: The Last Man Might Get Resurrected On HBO Max(Ben) John Wick Prequel Series Adds Mel Gibson, Just In Case You...
Tags: Podcast, Hbo, Movies, News, Mel Gibson, Hulu, Ben, Ben Pearson, John Wick, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Story Of Marvel Studios Review, Ben John Wick, John Wick Prequel


Non-Horror Fan Anthony Michael Hall Shares What Drew Him To Halloween Kills [Interview]

Anthony Michael Hall has had one heck of a career, and is one of those child stars that managed to navigate the tumultuous business that is Hollywood, coming out on the other side, still working to this day. The star, known for his work with John Hughes in "The Breakfast Club" among many other things, is getting a chance to chew the scenery in a big way in "Halloween Kills," which recently hit theaters as well as Peacock. And it managed to do gangbusters business at the box office on its opening...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Youtube, Mexico, New York City, Chicago, David, Bill Murray, Dallas, Christian Bale, Batman, Gary Oldman


Y: The Last Man Might Get Resurrected On HBO Max

Alas, poor Yorick, we barely knew you. The story of the last Y chromosome-carrying person on Earth and his amazing pet monkey was canceled before the end of its first season on FX on Hulu. The series, based on the bestselling Brian K. Vaughan comic book series, went through some behind-the-scenes turmoil before it ever aired, perhaps dooming it to its appropriately apocalyptic fate. But all hope may not be lost. The Hollywood Reporter dug into the reasons why the streaming series didn't survive,...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Dc Comics, Hulu, FX, Clark, Lane, Ben Schnetzer, Diane Lane, Keoghan, Michael Green, Brian K Vaughan, Amber Tamblyn, FX Productions


Eternals Early Buzz: A Sprawling, Sweeping Superhero Movie Unlike Any Other — Or A Complicated Mess

With how much time fans have spent waiting for the latest iteration of the MCU, it's clear everyone is going to have their opinions about "Eternals." Chloe Zhao's first foray as a writer-director for the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been highly anticipated since after Kevin Feige announced Marvel Studio were pursuing a screen version of Jack Kirby's 1976 comics in 2018. In the film, which premiered in Los Angeles on October 18, the Eternals are revealed as an immortal alien race that have emerg...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Patton Oswalt, Jack Kirby, Fandango, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Indiewire, Zhao, Kevin Feige, MCU, Gemma Chan, Erik Davis, David Ehrlich, Peter Sciretta


Succession Season 3 Just Gave HBO Max Its Biggest Premiere Yet

"Succession" has finally returned, bringing with it plenty of backstabbing, lots of foul language, and the biggest premiere audience HBO Max has ever seen.The politically-charged family drama premiered its third season on Sunday night, drawing 1.4 million viewers across all platforms. According to HBO (via Variety), not only did this mark an all-time high for "Succession" season premieres, but it doubled as the best premiere-night performance of any HBO original series since the launch of HBO Ma...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Roy, Variety, Kendall, Big Little Lies, Logan Roy Brian Cox, Kendall Jeremy Strong, Kendall Roy Jeremy Strong, Shiv Sarah Snook, HBO Max, Roman Kieran Culkin


The Lost Daughter Trailer: Olivia Colman Stars In Maggie Gyllenhaal's Haunting Directorial Debut

"Don't let it break, peel it like a snake."Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Lost Daughter" is adapted from Elena Ferrante's novel of the same name. The film stars Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia Colman ("The Favourite") in the lead role as Leda Caruso, a woman who foments a growing obsession with a mother and daughter she sees while on vacation.This subgenre, in which a woman slowly unravels while obsessing over something, is one of the most emotionally exhausting but effective s...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Trailers, Johnson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elena Ferrante, Gyllenhaal, Don, LEDA, Colman, Michael Parks Randa, Leos Carax, Charles Dorfman


Studio Ghibli's Earwig And The Witch Is Now Coming To Netflix – In Select Territories

Netflix is soon to be the international home of the newest film from Studio Ghibli, "Earwig and the Witch." As part of a new deal that excludes the United States and Japan, Netflix will distribute "Earwig and the Witch'' to countries all over the world. This is a massive get for Netflix, considering Ghibli's deal with HBO Max marked the Japanese animated juggernaut's first ever deal allowing the films to reach larger audiences easier than ever before. Since 2020, 21 Studio Ghibli films have been...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, News, Disney, US, Netflix, Canada, United States, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, Totoro, Mononoke, Ghibli, GKids, Goro Miyazaki


Succession recap: season three, episode one – is Logan Roy on the ropes?

This series opener didn’t disappoint, as battle commenced in the wake of Kendall’s biblical backstab, and the Roys became mired in more dirty corporate double-dealing• TV review: Smash hit reaches new heights of comedy – and crueltySpoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Succession season three, which airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episode one.The Roys are back in town. And, in the words of Logan himself, they’re going full fucki...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Television, US, Culture, Television & radio, Sky Atlantic, Logan, Kendall, Roys, Succession, Logan Roy, Episode recaps