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Well, Now Bring on the Streaming Service Bundles

Disney+, Hulu, Max are teaming up. You know, kind of like a cable package

(Newser) - In a move that CNBC says is "reminiscent of the traditional cable TV bundle" of yore, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery are teaming up to offer a bundle of the two companies' streaming services.
  • What's included? The bundle will include Disney's Disney+ and Hulu, and Warner Bros.

Some Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Sad News for Curb Fans

Season 12 of Larry David show on HBO, Max will be series' last

(Newser) - The good news: Larry David's weekly cringefest, Curb Your Enthusiasm, is coming back for its 12th season on Feb. 4. The bad news, if you enjoy subjecting yourself to such cringe: It's the Emmy-winning series' last, reports USA Today . The 10 episodes will run on HBO and stream...

Max Irks Writers and Directors 24 Hours In

Streaming service promises to change its 'creators' credits

(Newser) - Warner Bros. Discovery's streaming service Max may only be hours into its rollout, but it quickly came under fire from top Hollywood guilds for the way it credits writers and directors—including Martin Scorsese. Early Wednesday, some started noticing a change to the credits on films. Instead of individually...

South Park Is Caught in the Middle of a $200M Suit

Warner Bros. Discovery is suing Paramount, South Park Digital Studios over exclusivity rights

(Newser) - During the peak of the pandemic, homebound Americans continued to receive a bit of comic relief thanks to South Park, which aired a couple of COVID-themed episodes to break the tension. Who's not laughing now: Warner Bros. Discovery, which is suing competitor Paramount for airing new episodes of the...

Spielberg Says HBO Max Threw Directors 'Under the Bus'

He says it changed moviegoing habits when films were 'relegated' to streaming services

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg's new movie The Fabelmans opens in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles Friday ahead of a Nov. 23 nationwide release—and he has a lot of sympathy for fellow directors whose movie didn't get theatrical releases. In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times...

A Christmas Story Christmas Trailer Released

'Christmas Story' sequel features many returning cast members, including Peter Billingsley as Ralphie

(Newser) - HBO Max has released the official trailer for A Christmas Story Christmas, a sequel to 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story, per Deadline . Not to be confused with previous and perhaps easily forgotten sequels—including My Summer Story and A Christmas Story 2 —the latest installment features many returning...

House of the Dragon Has a Fiery Debut

'Game of Thrones' prequel has biggest HBO debut ever, briefly crashes HBO Max

(Newser) - Almost 10 million viewers were on hand for the Sunday night premiere of House of the Dragon on HBO, the largest audience the network has ever seen for a new series debut. The Game of Thrones prequel, however, did not match the 17.9 million who tuned in to the...

Directors of Nixed Batgirl React to the Shock Move

'We still can't believe it,' say Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

(Newser) - One studio exec called the move by Warner Bros. Discovery to never release Batgirl, despite the fact that shooting on the film has already wrapped up, "unprecedented." The movie's directors seem to agree with that take. They're now speaking out on the move that has taken...

HBO Max's Latest Film Is a Record-Smasher

Latino remake of 'Father of the Bride' is streaming service's most-viewed movie to date

(Newser) - The latest Father of the Bride remake was created to broadcast on HBO Max exclusively, and it's a move that's paid off for the streaming service. Deadline reports the new version of the film, starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan, drew HBO Max's largest audience ever for...

Lawsuit: Warner Let Matrix Sequel Bomb at Box Office

Co-producer says company 'desperately' wanted to boost HBO Max subscriptions

(Newser) - Warner Bros. bungled the release of The Matrix Resurrections so badly that it damaged the entire Matrix franchise, co-producer Village Roadshow claims in a lawsuit against Warner. The Australian company accuses Warner of wrecking the sequel's chances of box office success by releasing it on HBO Max at the...

4 Becomes 3 in Sex and the City Reboot
4 Becomes 3 in
Sex and the City Reboot

4 Becomes 3 in Sex and the City Reboot

HBO Max sequel arrives Dec. 9

(Newser) - And just like that… there were three. HBO Max released a teaser trailer for its Sex and the City spinoff And Just Like That… on Friday, showing the New York City girl gang we've come to know is now without their beloved ( on screen, but perhaps not off...

Brittany Murphy Documentary: 'She Was In So Much Pain'

Film suggests weight loss, urged by her husband, contributed to death

(Newser) - Amid reflection on the harsh Hollywood treatment of young 2000s celebrities including Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes comes What Happened, Brittany Murphy? , a two-part HBO Max docuseries examining the star’s sudden death in 2009 at the age of 32. Murphy's death was attributed to pneumonia, anemia, and intoxication...

Sex and the City May Have Its Samantha Jones Replacement

Nicole Ari Parker looks to be filling the space Kim Cattrall used to

(Newser) - With Samantha Jones officially out, will Sex and the City's famous foursome remain a foursome? All signs point to yes. Sarah Jessica Parker posted an Instagram photo last week that is picking up steam; it shows SJP (SATC's Carrie Bradshaw) with Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), Kristin Davis (Charlotte), and...

Twitter Embraces Intern Who Sent Mysterious E-mail

Turns out practically everybody on the internet has a funny story about making a mistake at work

(Newser) - It’s really too bad it wasn’t a marketing stunt. When HBO Max sent its subscribers a puzzling email that read, in its entirety, “This template is used in integration tests only,” everyone was talking about it. Especially on Twitter. HBO tweeted from its usually very dry...

At 90, Clint Eastwood Has New Film Coming Out

'Cry Macho' will be released in the fall

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood may be less than a decade away from being a century old, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. His latest film, Cry Macho, will be released Oct. 22, Variety reports. Eastwood, who also directed the movie, stars as a former rodeo star and horse breeder...

Mindy Kaling Has Perfect Response to Troll

Someone used an 'Office' gif against her, and it backfired

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling has scored a deal with HBO Max in which she will produce an animated series about Velma from Scooby Doo and voice her character, per the Hollywood Reporter . But the reason the news is getting a bit more attention than usual has to do with what Bustle calls...

Sex and the City Reboot Coming, Without One Star

Kim Cattrall won't be joining

(Newser) - The Sex and the City ladies are back—or at least, 75% of them are. The beloved series is getting a reboot on HBO Max, Variety reports. Star Sarah Jessica Parker posted a teaser to Instagram on Sunday featuring some well-known lines from the show. "And just like that,...

2 Big Pieces of News for Wonder Woman Fans

'1984' installment makes $16.7M in its opening weekend, and a 3rd installment is on

(Newser) - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having shuttered an estimated 65% of North American movie theaters, Wonder Woman 1984 scored a decent box office win: $16.7 million in its US opening weekend after debuting Christmas Day. That's a pandemic record, USA Today reports, and Variety calls the number "robust...

Blame AT&T for Warner Bros.' Controversial HBO Max Plan

Telecom giant has different priorities, Edmund Lee argues

(Newser) - Theater chains and big Hollywood names are furious at Warner Bros.' plan to simultaneously release all of its 2021 movies at theaters and on HBO Max, the streaming service owned by WarnerMedia. At the New York Times , Edmund Lee has an explanation for the controversial move: AT&T...

Big Hollywood Name Unloads on Warner Bros. Strategy

Director Christopher Nolan blasts idea to stream movies immediately on HBO Max

(Newser) - Warner Bros. stunned the film industry last week with the announcement that it would stream its 2021 movies on HBO Max at the same time they are released to theaters. Now, one of Hollywood's biggest directors is joining the criticism . Christopher Nolan, behind films such as Dunkirk, Inception, and...

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