Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Streaming Talk
Reload this Page >

Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

Streaming Talk The Place to talk about streaming video and audio
Old 01-01-24, 02:32 PM
DVD Talk Forum Expert How-Tos and Guides
Last edit by: TheBang
Where to find What's New and Leaving each month on MAX:
https://press.wbd.com/us/brands/max/media-releases
Print Wikipost

Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

Old 06-07-20, 01:40 PM
  #526  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,223
Received 3,709 Likes on 2,665 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I watched 3 of the 7 Police Academy movies yesterday on HBO Max. I had not seen them in many many years. 1 and 2 are very funny. 3 is okay. I know it gets worse from 4 onwards.
Old 06-09-20, 10:46 PM
  #527  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,223
Received 3,709 Likes on 2,665 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Gone with the Wind pulled from HBO Max

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...e-wind-1297806


Apparently WB got complaints about it being there and also director John Ridley wrote an editorial on the LA Times saying that while he doesn't believe in censorship, he thinks this is the wrong time to have that movie available to watch. Especially with how the film depicts slavery and the confederacy and what's going on now. You can read his editorial below.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/stor...the-wind-movie


While I'm sure most of you probably had no plans to watch this movie, what do you think? You think this is a paranoid knee jerk reaction?

Last edited by DJariya; 06-09-20 at 11:04 PM.
Old 06-09-20, 10:51 PM
  #528  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 76,493
Received 6,348 Likes on 4,341 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

But that's the President's favorite movie!

Old 06-09-20, 10:57 PM
  #529  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mwbmis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 7,003
Received 195 Likes on 157 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

There is a whole slew of problematic movies viewed through a 2020 lens. Are we going to relegate them all to history?
The following users liked this post:
Alan Smithee (06-19-20)
Old 06-09-20, 11:16 PM
  #530  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,223
Received 3,709 Likes on 2,665 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

So it sounds like the movie will return at a later date with a disclaimer

Old 06-10-20, 12:11 AM
  #531  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,791
Received 1,042 Likes on 859 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I think it’s an overreaction. It’s not like we’re talking Birth of a Nation here.
Old 06-10-20, 07:59 AM
  #532  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,363
Received 1,035 Likes on 819 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I'm indifferent to it, I assumed most older movies had disclaimers these days -- it's been a trend in previous years.
Old 06-10-20, 09:18 AM
  #533  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,457
Received 2,034 Likes on 1,572 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by DJariya
So it sounds like the movie will return at a later date with a disclaimer

https://twitter.com/TVMoJoe/status/1...079647744?s=20
Whew, I can go back to not watching it and forgetting it's even on there once it's back. Crisis averted!
Old 06-10-20, 09:24 AM
  #534  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 38,262
Received 1,207 Likes on 927 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

^ Likewise. I've never seen the film, nor care to. Sounds like a borefest of epic proportions.
Old 06-10-20, 09:38 AM
  #535  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LorenzoL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 23,722
Received 461 Likes on 373 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by davidh777
I think it’s an overreaction. It’s not like we’re talking Birth of a Nation here.
This.
Old 06-10-20, 09:39 AM
  #536  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,791
Received 1,042 Likes on 859 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I think it’s worth seeing from a film history perspective, but yes, I rarely rewatch it. Not enough payoff for its running time.
Old 06-10-20, 10:33 AM
  #537  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 778 Likes on 582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by davidh777
I think it’s an overreaction. It’s not like we’re talking Birth of a Nation here.
Ask a black person if it's an overreaction then get back to us. To many, it's in the same league as BoAN.
Old 06-10-20, 11:18 AM
  #538  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,791
Received 1,042 Likes on 859 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
Ask a black person if it's an overreaction then get back to us. To many, it's in the same league as BoAN.
Fair enough. I haven’t seen it in at least 10 years.
Old 06-10-20, 11:27 AM
  #539  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 23,548
Received 2,308 Likes on 1,564 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
^ Likewise. I've never seen the film, nor care to. Sounds like a borefest of epic proportions.
This. I've never seen it and have no desire to, it indeed looks like an epic length borefest to me. I'll just take everyone's word that it's a "classic" and continue to ignore it.


The following users liked this post:
Why So Blu? (06-10-20)
Old 06-10-20, 11:30 AM
  #540  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 76,493
Received 6,348 Likes on 4,341 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

It felt more dated in the 1970s than the other classics from that era (Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Citizen Kane) feel today.
Old 06-10-20, 11:43 AM
  #541  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,223
Received 3,709 Likes on 2,665 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Old 06-10-20, 11:44 AM
  #542  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 778 Likes on 582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by davidh777
Fair enough. I haven’t seen it in at least 10 years.
In case you forgot, it has a lot of slaves and romanticizes slavery.
Old 06-10-20, 11:57 AM
  #543  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 76,493
Received 6,348 Likes on 4,341 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
In case you forgot, it has a lot of slaves and romanticizes slavery.
No doubt, it's a problematic film. But it always has been. I just find it a little weird that we should be more offended about it this week than a month ago. If it were a movie that glorifies police brutality like Dirty Harry (not on the service at the moment, BTW), I can see the sensitivity of removing it now. But GwtW is nothing new and far from the only movie that is terribly dated on the racial front on the service.

And while it does portray slaves in a glamorized light, it also is historical for being the first movie to honor an actor of color with an Oscar. (I am still amazed that a fourth black actor didn't win an Oscar until Denzel Washington in 1990! -- and he got it for a character who was publicly whipped)
Old 06-10-20, 04:23 PM
  #544  
Former Member
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 1,045
Received 43 Likes on 30 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I think it's less about this specific movie, and more about what statement we are making.

As mwbmis pointed out, tons of historical movies (and books, music, paintings... should I go on?) have problematic social values depicted. Do we add disclaimers to all these, or do we exercise a little common sense and perspective? I can't imagine too many impressionable young kids are going out of their way to watch Gone with the Wind. Could be wrong though...

If the disclaimer is going to make people happy during this time of heightened tension, I don't have a problem with it. Just seems like a knee jerk thing, and I don't see why HBO should be the one to educate me on historical context.

But of course everyone is afraid of bad PR right now.
Old 06-10-20, 04:42 PM
  #545  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,791
Received 1,042 Likes on 859 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
In case you forgot, it has a lot of slaves and romanticizes slavery.
Honestly I mostly remember the classic quotes and certain visuals, not how certain issues were presented. The reason I compared it to BOAN is because I just remember that for glorifying the Klan, but I’ll grant that comparisons are probably best left to those more familiar with both films.
Old 06-10-20, 05:53 PM
  #546  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 778 Likes on 582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I’m just ribbing you, but it’s interesting because I had a conversation like this years ago with a friend of mine who was black. It was enlightening hearing from him his perspective about movies, and GwtW in particular.
The following users liked this post:
davidh777 (06-11-20)
Old 06-11-20, 02:40 PM
  #547  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,457
Received 2,034 Likes on 1,572 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Ugh, who decided to do it like this:


Nobody else does this with their own content except for DC Universe, which is also owned by them. Like what is it about DC that they want to rotate things instead of just have a consistent library?
Old 06-11-20, 02:53 PM
  #548  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Meathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Snowtown, USA
Posts: 4,675
Received 472 Likes on 327 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Well that explains why all those DC films I listed are leaving on the 1st. But yeah who thought this was a good idea?
Old 06-11-20, 03:22 PM
  #549  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,791
Received 1,042 Likes on 859 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I could see rotating their animated films, but the live-action films makes no sense. It’s not like there are THAT many that people will want to watch.
Old 06-11-20, 03:27 PM
  #550  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,457
Received 2,034 Likes on 1,572 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by davidh777
I could see rotating their animated films, but the live-action films makes no sense. It’s not like there are THAT many that people will want to watch.
Doesn't seem like it's just DC. The Hobbit movies are leaving soon (including the one they just put up), as is Titanic, Braveheart, the Lego Movie, Lego Batman, etc. None of these are leaving because they are leaving HBO (the channel), these are their own properties.

Maybe they're just preexisting agreements, but it seems to me like either this is some kind of stupid strategy so that people don't just cherry pick the service every few months (which is so insanely dumb) or they still want to milk money out of their properties and don't have faith in this service to be the destination for people seeking their properties out.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.