It was another great week on HBO Max! We dive into the new offering of the streaming service, which is again full of great titles.
Direction: Brad Peyton | cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
The white gorilla George grows enormous due to a bizarre meteorite impact. But he is not the only one affected by the space dust and must help the world.tag (2018)
Direction: Jeff Tomsic | cast: Ed Helms, LilRel Howery, Jon Hamm, Annabelle Wallis
A group of former classmates organizes a tag game every year that lasts a full month. That knows no boundaries. Everything is allowed. This year the game takes place during the wedding of the only undefeated person in the group. It makes him an easy target. But he’s ready…
Dane Cook: Vicious Circle (2006)
Direction: Marty Callner | cast: Dane Cook
Superstar comedian Dane Cook returns to Boston to perform in his first-ever solo cabaret show on HBO. Cook brings an energetic routine to common topics like lying, crying, sneezing, arguing and cheating.
Direction: Gary Fleder | cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Izabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth
Jason Statham plays a retired DEA official who moves to a small and quiet village for his daughter. Unfortunately, it is not exactly safe here, partly due to the presence of a local drug lord, played by James Franco.
Direction: Mike Mills | cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic
After the death of his mother, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is startled by a statement from his father (Christopher Plummer) that he is gay and has a younger lover. While trying to deal with this, Oliver gets to know Anna (Melanie Laurent), with whom he begins a relationship.
Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
Direction: Deborah Reinisch | cast: Stan Ivar, John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kim Delgado
Freelance author Tom Maguire has quite a bit of health issues, as his back is in pretty bad shape. He decides to marry Irene Dunbar, a former publisher and good friend of his, so that he can still be insured. But their marriage does not go quite as planned and the two are faced with quite a few surprises.
Direction: Ben Wheatley | cast: Alice Lowe, Eileen Davies, Steve Oram, Roger Michael
A couple (Steve Oram and Alice Lowe) decide to venture into the English countryside. They run into a local resident and the mood suddenly changes. It gets a lot grittier but also a lot funnier.
Direction: Daniel Roher | cast: Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, Dasha Navalnaya, Zakhar Navalny
In August 2020, a plane flying from Siberia to Moscow made an emergency landing. One of the passengers, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was critically ill. He was taken to a local hospital and eventually evacuated to Berlin, where doctors confirmed he had been poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent previously implicated in attacks on other opponents of the Russian government. President Vladimir Putin denied any involvement. Not only does Navalny survive the poisoning, but as soon as he recovers a bit, he counterattacks…
Direction: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig | castChanning Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common
A Yeti is convinced that wacky, small-footed creatures called “humans” really exist.
Utøya 22. July (2018)
Direction: Erik Poppe | cast: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Brede Fristad, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne
We meet Kaja, twelve minutes before the first shot is fired at a summer camp in Utøya, Norway. It is July 22, 2011, the worst day in modern Norwegian history, when Anders Breivik not only bombed, but also murdered many teenagers.
Going in Style (2017)
Direction: Zach Braff | cast: Morgan Freeman, Joey King, Ann-Margret, Michael Caine
Three seniors lose their pension money, which means that they no longer have a lot of money. One day they decide they have had enough. They make a plan to rob a bank. The only problem is they don’t even know how to hold a gun yet.
The Nun (2018)
Direction: Corin Hardy | cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons
When a young nun commits suicide, a priest is sent to investigate her suicide.