Dragon House occupies most HBO Max subscribers on Sunday nights, but what about the rest of the weekend? As August draws to a close, many movies are leaving the streaming service. This weekend is the last chance to catch up on fan-favorite action movies.
While many movies are saying goodbye, many TV series are here to stay. House of Ho returns for a second season with more conflict and drama, and Abbott Elementary SchoolThe success of HBO Max proves that it’s not going anywhere. Check out these shows and even more movies this weekend to keep you busy and entertained.
Say goodbye to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight
One of the many franchises leaving HBO Max this month is Christopher Nolan’s The black Knight trilogy, though subscribers can still catch The dark knight rises On the platform. Starting with a well-fitting title, batman begins follows Bruce Wayne as he ventures into the vigilante lifestyle to avenge the death of his parents and reclaim Gotham City from criminals. His companions include his butler and father figure Alfred Pennyworth (who even has his own eponymous show now), his supplier of all Batman essentials Lucius Fox, and Gotham City police officer James Gordon. There is also his lover Rachel Dawes.
The black Knight continues the story of Bruce in Gotham but with a new enemy: the Joker (played by the late Heath Ledger). Ledger’s performance as the Joker and Nolan’s gritty storytelling make this one of the best superhero movies of all time, and even one of the best movies ever made. It’s so impactful in the superhero genre (especially dark films) that it even influenced future films such as Thor: Love and Thunder and The Batman with Robert Pattinson. The film follows Bruce as he learns about the Joker’s anarchist ways that are wreaking havoc on Gotham. He also has to deal with Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent, who slowly knows his downfall into vigilante Two-Face.
Check out the Blade trilogy before it leaves HBO Max
Another trilogy of superhero movies leaving HBO Max this month is the Blade trilogy. The film series was one of the first Marvels ever released in the late 1990s and early 2000s and is considered the film that launched Marvel’s cinematic success. The first one Blade the film was released two years before the first x-men movie and a whole decade before Iron Man. Now, Blade returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali reprising the role.
the original Blade The trilogy stars Wesley Snipes as the title character, a half-vampire who is also a vampire hunter. He is often joined by his companion Abraham Whistler, a vampire hunter and mentor to Blade, who is also an original character in the film franchise. The trilogy was directed by Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer, the latter of whom wrote all the films. Although it is not clear when or if the Blade The trilogy will be streaming on Disney+ soon, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the vampire hunter suddenly appeared on the streaming platform during the reboot.
Escape death with the Final Destination franchise
As The black Knight and Blade out of HBO Max, just like the Final destination franchise. Final destination is one of the most iconic horror movie franchises ever made due to its clever way of portraying an antagonist. Rather than having a physical being as the antagonist, the Final destination films typically use environmental manifested death and other deadly circumstances, attacking the protagonists.
Each Final destination The film follows the same premise: a group of friends must escape death after one of their friends has a premonition of a catastrophic disaster that will kill everyone. It might seem like a repetitive formula to follow, but the film always finds a way to spice things up to keep audiences hooked. For example, in the first movie, everyone tries to cheat death after a premonition of a plane crash. The second film is about a pile-up of cars and the third takes place in an amusement park.
Ho’s Luxurious Home Returns With Season 2
Waiting for the new episode of Dragon House every Sunday, find another rich family: House of Ho. The reality series is back for a second season, and the drama is kicked up a notch. As one of many reality shows on HBO Max, House of Ho is a rare pearl. But for those obsessed with the day-to-day lives of the ultra-rich, Hulu-disconnected Kardashians, House of Ho is for them.
House of Ho follows the life of the Ho family led by Patriarch Binh Ho and his wife Hue. The Vietnamese-American family is based in Houston and has conservative values that are often the subject of criticism from children in the family and viewers. The children include eldest Judy, who is considered a disappointment by her parents simply because she is a woman. There’s also his brother Washington, who spends his time drinking and gambling but (surprisingly) is praised by his parents for everything he does. The favoritism and clear rift in the family create an interesting dynamic that fuels the drama needed to make reality TV compelling.
Abbott Elementary brings the public back to school
Audiences can’t get enough of the most popular sitcom on TV right now: Abbott Elementary School. The series is written and produced by comedian Quinta Brunson, who also stars in the series. Abbott Elementary School is nominated for six Emmys, proving it’s a force to be reckoned with, and it’s only in its first season. With just a month into the second season, it’s time to catch up with the Willard R. Abbott Elementary gang.
The series unfolds as a mockumentary with a documentary crew recording the lives of teachers at the predominantly black Philadelphia public school, which is also underfunded. Brunson plays Janine, a second grade teacher driven by optimism despite sometimes precarious circumstances. There’s also Tyler James Williams as Gregory, a first-grade substitute teacher who dreams of being a principal. They also work with history teacher Jacob, experienced teachers Melissa and Barbara, and oblivious headmistress Ava. As different as they all are, they all come together to support children and ensure they have the best experiences and education at school.