With summer right around the corner, it only means new shows and movies are moving in and out over at HBO Max. June is sure to be packed full of exciting content, but that, unfortunately, means that golden entertainment has to get removed to leave some slots open. To celebrate the end of May, check into HBO Max for all the best shows and movies it offers right now, including new sketch comedy treats and British mystery adventures.
Dubbed “the dean of counterculture comedians,” the George Carlin’s American Dream documentary series reflects on the life and work of Carlin. Directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, the two-episode series attempts to convey just how loved Carlin was on both sides of the political spectrum. Carlin’s comedy was for everybody, and this love letter to him aims to peel back the layers of his personal life from him that made him who he was on stage.
Comedians who speak on Carlin in the documentary include Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt and Bill Burr. The first hour also includes interview footage from Carlin himself, so it’s not just people talking about his influence. Whether or not viewers enjoy Carlin’s style or work, it’s a reflective piece on the duality of a person who sometimes got misconceived by the public and is deserving of a watch.
Teen Titans Go! Season 7B Shares Lessons About Taxes and Imaginary Friends
Teen Titans Go! continues to take the more comedic approach with DC’s favorite teen heroes in Season 7B. Fresh off the Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls collaboration (Mayhem in the Multiverse), HBO Max will likely see a success story when the second part of Teen Titans Go! Season 7 drops on the platform. The Cartoon Network series was also just renewed for an eighth season and will hit 400 episodes soon.
this time around, Teen Titans Go! has the heroes back in action and includes some of the fans’ favorite aspects of the show, including Khary Payton having a musical moment when Cyborg breaks out in song. Other storylines include the Titans discovering the consequences of eating breakfast for every meal, learning about the IRS and taxes and celebrating Wonder Woman’s 80th birthday at DC headquarters.
That Damn Michael Che Season 2 Might Be Even More Controversial
Saturday night Live may have lost a bunch of its key cast members, but co-head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che is still at his strongest — even with his future uncertain at SNL. Along with his current work on SNLhe’s returning for a second season of his sketch comedy series, That Damn Michael Che. If there’s one thing HBO Max should get praised for, it’s giving shows a chance that subscribers would probably never see on Netflix, Hulu or Prime Video. That Damn Michael Che is unfiltered and honest about events happening in the world, which is a breath of fresh all.
Revisit Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes One Last Time
Many films are leaving HBO Max this month to make room for June arrivals, and among these are Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Oddly, HBO Max is getting rid of these films so soon, considering two scripted series are in the works at the streaming service — but it might be a way to get fans excited about some new sherlock material. With these series in development, on top of a Sherlock Holmes 3it’s time to revisit the beloved sherlock adaptations.
Both films follow Downey Jr. and Law as Sherlock Holmes and his partner John Watson, respectively. Additionally, Rachel McAdams stars as their former adversary Irene Adler. Downey’s portrayal of the unconventional detective-for-hire is a fan-favorite, and was one of his greatest ventures when making his comeback in the entertainment industry. Likewise, Law gave a stellar and accurate portrayal of John Watson that emphasizes his qualities as a soldier and surgeon. A Game of Shadows leaves a bunch of questions up in the air, but maybe those questions will get answered in the third film of the series.
Figure Out the Complicated Connections in Crazy, Stupid, Love
Before Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange were hopping around in the multiverse and making all sorts of messes, people were trying to figure out how everything connected in the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. The film has an all-star cast that includes Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon and is one of the rawest movies about the complications of love.
While the film initially follows Cal (Steve Carell) on his quest to rediscover manhood after separating from his wife, everything spirals from there. Everyone is related to — or at least knows — everyone in this film, which means this film embodies a small town where everyone knows everyone. It’s heartwarming, heartbreaking and an all-around movie full of chemistry. There’s also a cool take on the classic Dirty Dancing lifting scene between Stone and Gosling, which probably prepared them for their future extensive dance scenes in La La Land.
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