It’s been a pretty great week on HBO Max. As you are used to, we list all the new titles!
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
Direction: David Yates | cast: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows that the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) wants to take control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him on his own, he enlists the help of magic zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Together with a team of wizards, witches and a brave Muggle baker, he embarks on a perilous mission where they encounter old and new mythical creatures and face Grindelwald’s growing army of followers. But how long can Dumbledore keep his distance when the stakes are so high?Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (2013)
Direction: Stephen Frears | cast: Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover, Frank Langella
‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’ is about Ali’s lawsuit against participating in the Vietnam War. The boxer was called up in the 1960s, but used his faith, among other things, to counter it. He was charged with evading military service and lost his title and boxing license. To this end, Ali decided to go to the Supreme Court.
Largo Wincho (2011)
Direction: Jérôme Salle | cast: Tomer Sisley, Sharon Stone, Ulrich Tukur, Napakpapha Nakprasitte
Largo Winch, who became the head of Group ‘W’ after the death of his adoptive father, decides to sell the company and create an ambitious humanitarian foundation. But on the day of the signing, Largo Winch is charged with crimes against humanity by a mysterious witness. Largo will have to prove his innocence by digging into his past, deep in the heart of the Burmese jungle.
Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (2022)
Direction: Michael John Warren | cast: Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard
Fifteen years after the roaring Broadway success of eight Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, the original cast and crew come together for a spectacular one-time reunion concert for The Actors Fund. The documentary film follows the cast members as they prepare for their return and rediscover the beauty and timelessness of this hit musical. They also look back at how the show started small and eventually became the big winner at the Tonys, as well as reflecting on the universal theme of teenage troubles and the unusual love story of protagonists Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele.
One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp (2014)
Direction: Irene Taylor Brodsky |
Documentary about the indelible effect that sharing, friendship and emotional support can have on children experiencing an extraordinary loss. The documentary chronicles three heartbreaking days at Camp Erin, a mourning camp that provides support to children who have lost a loved one to cope with their grief.
Direction: Lars von Trier | cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Brady Corbet
Justine and Michael celebrate their wedding at Justine’s sister Claire’s house. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia moves toward Earth and the two sisters face the rapidly approaching end of the world. While Justine falls into a deep depression, Claire resists to the end.
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (1995)
Direction: Steven Schachter | cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Meredith Salenger, Jon Pennell
William Coite (Neil Patrick Harris) travels to his hometown with his wife Robin (Meredith Salenger) to attend the umpteenth wedding of his mother Jill (Bonnie Bedelia). A little later he hears from his uncle Paul (Terry Kiser) some curious things about his mother. William lost his father to a murder long ago, but what does his mother have to do with it?
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Direction: James Franco | cast: Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring actor, meets the strange and mysterious Tommy Wiseau, the duo form a unique friendship. Together they move to Hollywood, where they want to make their dreams come true.
Men in Black III (2012)
Direction: Barry Sonnenfeld | cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement
In Men in Black 3, Agents J and K are back… in time. J has seen a lot in his 15 years with Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, surprises him as much as his ironic, reserved partner. Still, when K’s life and the planet’s future are in danger, Agent J travels back in time to set things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that reveal themselves when he teams up with young Agent K to save his partner, Men in Black, and the future of the humans.