HBO Max Highlights February 2023

All That Breathes” and “Empire of Light,” both of which are nominated for Academy Awards, as well as “Puppy Bowl XIX,” the new season of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” and the specials “Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special” and “Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark” are among the chief highlights on HBO Max this February.

The Oscar®-nominated film EMPIRE OF LIGHT (2/7), along with other content, will debut on HBO Max this month. The Sam Mendes-helmed picture explores the resilience of human connection in the face of adversity. Cinema manager Hilary (Olivia Colman), who is depressed, and new employee Stephen (Michael Ward), who wants to leave the provincial village where he encounters daily struggle, find a place to call home and discover the therapeutic effects of music, film, and community.

The black kite, a gorgeous bird of prey vital to the ecosystem of New Delhi, has been mysteriously disappearing from the skies, and the brothers who have devoted their lives to safeguarding it are profiled in ALL THAT BREATHES (2/7), an HBO documentary directed by Oscar® nominee Shaunak Sen.

On February 12, 2019, PUPPY BOWL XIX will air on Animal Planet, TBS, and online at HBO Max and discovery+. It is the original and longest-running call-to-adoption TV event. When Team Ruff and Team Fluff take to the gridiron in the Puppy Bowl stadium to compete for the Wayfair “Lombarky” trophy, viewers will be treated to more pups, more animal shelters and rescues, and more heartwarming adoption tales than any before throughout the three-hour television matchup.

In its tenth season, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (2/19) will continue to provide sarcastic, intelligent, and thoroughly researched analyses of current events in the United States and across the world. Oliver’s amusing and well-honed take on the most pressing political, social, and cultural concerns of the day, as well as lesser-reported topics that inform and entertain, is featured each week on the show. Season 10 takes place in New York and incorporates the show’s weekly topical observations, characteristic deep dives, and distinctive comedic bits.

Marc Maron, a legend in the world of stand-up comedy and podcasting, debuts in his first HBO comedy special, taped in front of a live audience at New York City’s Town Hall. Throughout the hour, Maron discusses age, antisemitism, faith, and the relative benefits of cats and children during a pandemic. The comic also discusses his complex relationship with his father and the loss of his lover in the year 2020. MARC MARON: FROM BLEAK TO DARK (2/11) is a hilarious and unafraid look at the comedian’s trademark style of storytelling, in which he skilfully combines humor and melancholy.

Harley goes to great measures to make her first Valentine’s Day with Ivy the best ever in HARLEY QUINN: A VERY PROBLEMATIC VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL (2/9), while Bane’s attempts to impress an unexpected date go horribly wrong. Meanwhile, Clayface practices some self-love after an unsuccessful online dating meeting.

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) shorts, including the winner of the HBO Short Film Award ANOTHER COUNTRY and the finalists TALK BLACK, THE FAMILY MEETING, and PENS & PENCILS, will be available on the platform on February 1.

NAVALNY, from CNN Films, HBO Max, and Warner Bros. Pictures, follows Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny through his political climb, attempted assassination, and search for the truth.

On February 1, HBO Max will add several more discovery+ titles, such as the first seasons of LOVE OFF THE GRID, HUNGRY FOR ANSWERS, The Great Soul Food Cook Off, and THE CULPO SISTERS.

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TITLES TO BE ANNOUNCED

SheBelieves Cup, including the U.S. Women’s National Team

TITLES COMING TO HBO MAX IN February:

February 1:
A Vigilante, 2018 (HBO)
Acts of Vengeance, 2017 (HBO)
Another Country, 2022
Blair Witch, 2016 (HBO)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 2014 (HBO)
Blame it on Rio, 1984 (HBO)
Bride Wars, 2009 (HBO)
Bull Durham, 1988 (HBO)
Can’t Hardly Wait 1998, (HBO)
Casino Royale, 2006 (HBO)
Catch Me If You Can, 2002 (HBO)
Come and Find Me, 2016 (HBO)
Cooties, 2014 (HBO)
Diamonds Are Forever, 1971 (HBO)
Don’t Play Us Cheap, 1972
Dr. No, 1962 (HBO)
Eighth Grade, 2018 (HBO)
Factual: Love Off The Grid, Season 1
Food: Hungry for Answers
Footloose, 1984 (HBO)
Force Majeure, 2014 (HBO)
Girl with a Pearl Earring, 2003 (HBO)
Goldeneye, 1995 (HBO)
Good Boy!, 2003 (HBO)
Gossip, 2000 (HBO)
Graffiti Bridge, 1990 (HBO)
Hannibal, 2001 (HBO)
Heist, 2001 (HBO)
High Society, 1956
Honeyland, 2019 (HBO)
Hotel for Dogs, 2009 (HBO)
How I Live Now, 2013 (HBO)
I Am Wrath, 2016 (HBO)
Just Cause, 1995 (HBO)
Live Free or Die Hard, 2007 (HBO)
Luce, 2019 (HBO)
Mandabi, 1968
Mannequin Two: On the Move, 1991 (HBO)
Mermaids, 2003 (HBO)
Moonraker, 1979 (HBO)
Never Grow Old, 2019 (HBO)
Niaye, 1964
Nothing Like the Holidays, 2008 (HBO)
Octopussy, 1983 (HBO)
Own: The Great Soul Food Cook Off
Pens & Pencils, 2022
Person to Person, 2017 (HBO)
Platoon, 1986 (HBO)
Quantum of Solace, 2008 (HBO)
Red, 2010 (HBO)
Scary Movie, 2000 (HBO)
Scary Movie 2, 2001 (HBO)
Scary Movie 3, 2003 (HBO)
Superbad, 2007
Sleepy Hollow, 1999 (HBO)
??So I Married an Axe Murderer, 1993
Space is the Place, 1974
Superbad, 2007
Suspect Zero, 2004 (HBO)
Swiss Army Man, 2016 (HBO)
Take This Waltz, 2011 (HBO)
Taxi Driver, 1976
Thanks For Sharing, 2012 (HBO)
The Art of Self-Defense, 2019 (HBO)
The Best of Blaxploitation
The Crazies, 2010 (HBO)
The Living Daylights, 1987 (HBO)
The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974 (HBO)
The Men Who Stare at Goats, 2009 (HBO)
The Mexican, 2001 (HBO)
The Miracle Worker, 1962 (HBO)
The Monster, 2016 (HBO)
The Music Man, 1962
The Show, 2020 (HBO)
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 (HBO)
The Story of a Three Day Pass, 1967
The Terminator, 1984 (HBO)
The Vow, 2012
Throw Mama from the Train, 1987 (HBO)
Thunderball, 1965 (HBO)
TLC: The Culpo Sisters
Tommy Boy, 1995 (HBO)
Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 (HBO)
Village of the Damned, 1960
War of the Worlds, 2005 (HBO)
Wayne’s World, 1992 (HBO)
Wayne’s World 2, 1993 (HBO)
White Bird In A Blizzard, 2014 (HBO)
You Only Live Twice, 1967 (HBO)

February 2:
??Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, Max Original Premiere
Super Villains, The Investigation (Supervillains, l’enquête), Max Original Premiere
Flordelis: A Family Crime (Flordelis: Em Nome da Mãe), Max Original Premiere

February 3:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2014 Extended Version (HBO)

February 6:
C.B. Strike: Troubled Blood Premiere (HBO)

February 7:
All That Breathes, 2022 (HBO)
Edge of Tomorrow, 2014 (HBO)
Empire of Light, 2022 (HBO)

February 8:
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, 2022, Adult Swim

February 9:
Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, Max Original Season 3B Premiere

February 10:
Marcella Arguello: Bitch, Grow Up! (HBO)

February 11:
Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark (HBO)

February 12:
Puppy bOWL XIX
February 14:
King Star King!/!/!/, Adult Swim

February 16:
U.S. Women’s Soccer vs Canada, Live Sports

February 17:
Poor Devil, Max Original Season 1 Premiere

February 18:
Family Restaurant

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February 20:
Ballmastrz: Rubicon

February 23:
Gravity, 2013

TITLES LEAVING HBO MAX IN February

February 1
This is Where I Leave You, 2014 (HBO)

February 9
Mo Willems Storytime Shorts! (2020)

February 10
Central Intelligence, 2016

February 11
Batman Begins, 2005
The Dark Knight, 2008
The Dark Knight Rises, 2012

February 12
Vacation, 2015

February 13
Fruitvale Station, 2013

February 24
Boy Interrupted (HBO)

February 28
9½ Weeks, 1986
42, 2013
Above the Rim, 1994
Action Jackson, 1988
After the Sunset, 2004 (HBO)
American History X, 1998
American Psycho, 2000 Extended Version (HBO)
American Psycho II: All American Girl, 2003 (HBO)
Americano, 2017 (HBO)
Amistad, 1997
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939
Andy Hardy Meets a Debutante, 1940
Assassins, 1995
Assassination Nation, 2018 (HBO)
Atonement, 2007(HBO)
Bandslam, 2009 (HBO)
Beau Brummel, 1954
Blood on the Moon, 1948
Blast from the Past, 1999
Blow-Up, 1966
Bombshell, 1933
Bringing Down the House, 2003 (HBO)
Bug, 2007 (HBO)
Captain Blood, 1935
Captains Courageous, 1937
Chain Lightning, 1950
Chasing Papi, 2003 (HBO)
Chips, 2017
Cimarron, 1960
Coming to America, 1988 (HBO)
Contagion, 2011
Crash, 2004
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011
Doctor Zhivago, 1965
Double Jeopardy, 1999 (HBO)
Dragged Across Concrete, 2018 (HBO)
Dragon Blade, 2015 (HBO)
Executive Decision, 1996
Fantastic Voyage, 1966 (HBO)
Final Analysis, 1992
Freaks, 1932
Free Willy 2 The Adventure Home, 1995 (HBO)
Free Willy 3 The Rescue, 1997 (HBO)
Friends with Benefits, 2011
Friday, 1995
Ghost Town, 2008 (HBO)
Gigi, 1958
Going the Distance, 2010
Grand Hotel, 1932
Greased Lightning, 1977
Gridiron Gang, 2006
High Anxiety, 1977 (HBO)
Hairspray, 2007
Hotel Coppelia, 2021 (HBO)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, 2008 (HBO)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 1932
I Am Legend, 2007
In the Fade, 2017 (HBO)
Ivanhoe, 1952
Libeled Lady, 1936
Limbo, 2021 (HBO)
Little Children, 2006
Love Jones, 1997
Lord of War, 2005 (HBO)
Loser, 2000 (HBO)
Love & Mercy, 2015 (HBO)
Magic Mike XXL, 2015
Mars Attacks!, 1996
Max Payne, 2008 Extended Version (HBO)
Meet Dave, 2008 (HBO)
Melancholia, 2011 (HBO)
Money Talks, 1997
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, 2020
Next Friday, 2000
Open Season, 2006
Open Season 2, 2009
Pacific Rim, 2013 (HBO)
Please Stand By, 2018 (HBO)
Princess of the Row, 2019
Rent, 2005 (HBO)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, 1991
Roots (Mini-Series),
Screaming Eagles, 1956
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1954
Shadow Dancer, 2013 (HBO)
Shadow of the Thin Man, 1941
Show Boat, 1936
Smart People, 2008 (HBO)
Stomp the Yard, 2007
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, 2010
The Adventures Of Tintin, 2011 (HBO)
The Butterfly Effect, 2004 Director’s Cut (HBO)
The Butterfly Effect 2, 2006 (HBO)
The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1936
The Cincinnati Kid, 1965
The Craft, 1996
The Eyes Of My Mother, 2016 (HBO)
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, 2006 (HBO)
The Fog, 2005 (HBO)
The Great Ziegfeld, 1936
The Hangover Part II, 2011
The Haunting In Connecticut, 2009 (HBO)
The Impossible, 2012 (HBO)
The Lake House, 2006
The Mustang, 2019 (HBO)
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1981
The Rocker, 2008 (HBO)
The Ruins, 2008 (HBO)
The Savages, 2007 (HBO)
The Sea Wolf, 1941
The Secret Garden, 1993 (HBO)
The Snowman, 2017 (HBO)
The Tailor Of Panama, 2001 (HBO)
The Uninvited, 2009 (HBO)
The Vow, 2012
The Wedding Singer, 1998
The Wood, 1999 (HBO)
The X-Files, 1998 (HBO)
Two Girls And A Guy, 1998 (HBO)
Two Weeks Notice, 2002
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married (HBO)
Universal Soldier, 2007 (HBO)
Valentine’s Day, 2010
Walking With Dinosaurs 3d, 2013 (HBO)
Warrior, 2011 (HBO)
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
Within, 2016

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