Hidden Gems of HBO Max

Two episodes of Batman: The Animated Series a night is enough to keep you entertained until summer.

If you're interested in Batman: TAS, the blu-ray collection goes on sale on Amazon pretty often. It is a far superior viewing experience over HBO Max, IMHO. The directory commentaries alone are worth the price.

DC Universe is shutting down video streaming on 1/21 so Superman: TAS and Justice League will hopefully show up soon thereafter.

Studio Ghibli's New Movie Will Stream on HBO Max as It Hits Theaters

Happy about that since I really don't plan to enter a theater for a long time.

Man, almost 30 years later, rewatching B:TAS makes me realize Mayor Hamilton Hill's a bit of an asshole. How'd he get a high school named after him by the 2050s?

farley3k wrote:

Studio Ghibli's New Movie Will Stream on HBO Max as It Hits Theaters

Happy about that since I really don't plan to enter a theater for a long time.

I would be happy to never go into a movie theater for the entire rest of my life.

RawkGWJ wrote:
farley3k wrote:

Studio Ghibli's New Movie Will Stream on HBO Max as It Hits Theaters

Happy about that since I really don't plan to enter a theater for a long time.

I would be happy to never go into a movie theater for the entire rest of my life.

The only time I go to a movie theater is with friends and largely because of the opportunity to do something with them and not so much because of the movie. In even the nice theaters, they keep them so cold that even if I bring a jacket/coat/blanket, I freeze, and then that makes me need the bathroom more often than not, so I'd much rather watch movies at home where I can be comfortable and can pause the video when I need to and also use subtitles.

bekkilyn wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
farley3k wrote:

Studio Ghibli's New Movie Will Stream on HBO Max as It Hits Theaters

Happy about that since I really don't plan to enter a theater for a long time.

I would be happy to never go into a movie theater for the entire rest of my life.

The only time I go to a movie theater is with friends and largely because of the opportunity to do something with them and not so much because of the movie. In even the nice theaters, they keep them so cold that even if I bring a jacket/coat/blanket, I freeze, and then that makes me need the bathroom more often than not, so I'd much rather watch movies at home where I can be comfortable and can pause the video when I need to and also use subtitles.

That's funny because prefer to go alone or with at most one or two other people. Always at an off time and never on a weekend. I don't think I've been to a movie theater in like, five years, and I miss them so much.

30 Coins, the HBO Europe horror series, has started streaming, new episodes on Mondays. I enjoyed the first episode. Has some great over-the-top characters, and some who are even somewhat restrained!

It strikes me as sort of Catholic horror-as-telenovela, only not quite as cheesy as most telenovelas. Give it a shot!

30 Coins is sub-titled, right?

Yes, subtitles. Good thing, too, because the Spanish language actors are great.

So 30 episodes into B:TAS and I find it interesting that of all the Batman villains, the Riddler hasn't shown up yet. Mind you, for whatever reason HBO Max has them in Fox's original broadcast order* even though now Fox's entertainment division is owned by Disney.

* = Which is why the second part of the two part premiere is Episode 8, not Episode 2.

B:TAS Episode 35, "Almost Got 'Im," belongs in the pantheon of greatest comic book stories ever told.

Rat Boy wrote:

B:TAS Episode 35, "Almost Got 'Im," belongs in the pantheon of greatest comic book stories ever told.

Obviously!! I can still remember watching that episode when it first aired. I had a group of friends that always got together to watch the new episodes...

Spoiler:

At the end when the thing happens I got an intense ASMR cascade. Love that!

Is The Alienist any good?

SallyNasty wrote:

Is The Alienist any good?

I loathed the book. I’d imagine the show would have to be better.

SallyNasty wrote:

Is The Alienist any good?

I liked it. First season there wasn't a main character. The second season was mainly focused on the one lady in the group. Second season was also better than the first..

BadKen wrote:

Yes, subtitles. Good thing, too, because the Spanish language actors are great.

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30 Coins continues to be awesome.

New episodes Mondays. For some reason this is one show I don't mind waiting a week for the next part. I like letting it settle. Or rather... unsettle.