HBO Max may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, however, at the moment, it still stands head and shoulders above other streams when it comes to its vast movie library that includes a variety of titles of all genres that is growing every month. August was no different, with films from all eras of Hollywood and other parts of the world added to the service. Check out some of the highlights below.
Director/Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber
spit: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Taylor, Rip Torne, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Gary Cole, and Jason Bateman
Classic sleep game for kids in the 2000s, Dodgeball: The Story of a True Underdog is a funny thriller about the underdog sports genre starring two A-list comedians at the height of their power. Vince Vaughn Peter LaFleur plays the struggling gym owner, Average Joe’s, which is across the street from the posh Globo Gym owned by airhead and decisive White Goodman (Ben Stiller). When White tries to buy Medium Joe, Peter and his assorted crew of gym staff and regulars have 30 days to raise $50,000. So, naturally, they signed up for a dodgeball tournament with a cash-only prize for White and his Globo Gym followers to sign up, paving the way for a final showdown. An endlessly rewatchable comedy stuffed with some unforgettable flair.
Director/Writer: Damien Chazelle
spit: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist
If you need a file Miles Teller fix after Top Gun Mavericklook no further than Damien ChazelleModern classic. Andrew (Teller), a professional jazz drummer and a first-year student at a prestigious music college, pushes himself to the limits in an effort to reach the good graces of ruthless and abusive jazz instructor Terrence Fletcher (JK Simmons). Chazelle proclaimed himself as a high-quality film director worthy of attention, while Simmons delivered an iconic performance that immediately won a well-deserved Academy Award.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
the book: Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
Staff: JOhn Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, and Bruce Willis
Quentin Tarantino It blew the doors of the indie film scene and influenced a generation of filmmakers with this masterpiece about a group of friends who love to talk about cheesy burgers and quote Bible verses. Set in an eclectic soundtrack in the sprawling criminal underworld of Los Angeles, three interlocking stories revolve around the wife of a mob boss, a boxer trying to retrieve a valuable personal item, and a hitman with a new lease on hoping to keep it going. to walk on the ground. Every member of the cast is excellent; john Travolta He revived his career as Vincent Vega, Samuel L. Jackson Giving what is arguably his greatest and most outstanding performance of his career, while Uma Thurman It features electricity in every scene and adorns the cover of one of the most iconic movie posters in cinema history.
Director/Writer: Alex Garland
spit: Domhnal Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno
Caleb (Domhnal Gleeson), a researcher at a huge tech company, to win an award to spend a week with the elusive CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac) in his luxurious but secluded mansion. Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has developed a humanoid robot named Ava (Alicia Vikander), which is rooted in artificial intelligence making it capable of thinking and awareness. However, the situation becomes tense when Ava trusts Caleb that Nathan is a liar who cannot be trusted. Long-time writer of screenplays and novels, Alex GarlandThe director’s debut announced an exciting new talent in filmmaking who has the mind to engage in thought-provoking and science fiction stories. A great science fiction movie well worth your time.
Director/Writer: Brian de Palma
spit: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, and Dennis Franz
Jack Terry (John Travolta) is a Philadelphia-based sound technician working on post-production for the low-budget film Slasher. After asking the producer for better wind sound and more realistic screams for the film’s climax, Jack goes to a local park in hopes of recording some better sound effects. While recording, he saw a car veering off the road and into a nearby lake. The driver of the car, who was also the governor, was killed, but Jack managed to save the passenger, a woman named Sally (Nancy Allen). Later while listening to his recording, Jack hears a distinct sound of gunshots before the tire explodes and discovers that the accident was not an accident but an assassination, throwing himself into a plot and in the crosshairs of those who carried out the murder. . Brian de Palma He is shown to be a masterful filmmaker with this massive neo-noir puzzle. blow It is simply a must for all movie lovers.
Director: Duncan Jones
clerk: Ben Ripley
spit: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright
Duncan Jones Follow his first appearance in the acclaimed hack the moon With this time-episode of the sci-fi thriller. When US Army pilot Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up on a commuter train in Chicago confused and doesn’t remember getting there, but to the world around him, even in his thinking, he seems to be an entirely different man. The train soon explodes and Colter wakes up in a small cockpit where he is told that he is on a mission to discover the culprit of the explosion and will have to return to the other man’s body in order to do so. A thriller that expertly uses the time loop metaphor.
Director: James Ponsoldt
clerk: Donald Margulies
spit: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Ron Livingston, Anna Klumsky and Joan Cusack
Based on a true story; David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), a journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, to interview famous author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) over a few days during his writing tour of his newly released acclaimed infinite novel. While on the road, the two men discuss various topics from their lives and writing to dogs and television. They head out for some issues but eventually develop a kind of kinship and a deeper understanding of themselves and each other. A touching drama featuring two great lead shows, especially from Segel who really should have been given some accolades for his work here.