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What is CNN+ and why would you pay for it?

It never made sense for AT&T to buy WarnerMedia. Now it’s undoing its $100 billion deal.

One Good Thing: Mare of Easttown is my new favorite murder story

Can Mark Wahlberg have it all?

It’s astounding that HBO’s new docuseries Exterminate All the Brutes even exists

WarnerMedia’s CEO says that in 2022 his movies will debut in theaters before they stream

Godzilla vs. Kong is full of holes but fun as hell

One Good Thing: The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the perfect late-quarantine binge

5 changes in the Snyder Cut that improved Justice League

The Snyder Cut rights a lot of Justice League’s wrongs

One Good Thing: The brutal beauty of Veneno

It’s a Sin finds the joy the AIDS crisis took away

One Good Thing: The pulpy joys of the Bruce Lee-inspired Warrior

Judas and the Black Messiah is already one of 2021’s best movies

9 new movies to watch over the holidays

WarnerMedia’s CEO explains why he’s blowing up the movie business

A delicious feast of food movies

It took a pandemic to change the movie business

One Good Thing: Kiki’s Delivery Service is the sweetest, most wistful witch movie ever

How The Vow’s directors went past the “sex cult” headlines to tell NXIVM’s deeper story

What to watch this weekend, on all your favorite streaming platforms

The eerie prescience of HBO’s Watchmen

7 daring movie adaptations of literary classics

A guide to Lovecraft Country’s many pop culture tropes and references

The Snyder Cut trailer shows off unseen Justice League footage and Darkseid

In HBO’s Lovecraft Country, cosmic horrors pale next to the reality of racism

7 provocative documentaries that show how our political process has evolved

Wild, chaotic, and deeply silly, the animated Harley Quinn series is a terrific watch

HBO Max wants to be the next cable bundle instead of the next Netflix

Pop culture unites us as Americans. Will streaming services change that?

You may not have to pay anything — for now — to see new shows on Apple TV+ and elsewhere

The big advantage HBO Max has over Netflix

The New HBO Max is competing with Netflix by giving you Friends and Game of Thrones for $15 a month

Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films find their first-ever streaming home

Friends is leaving Netflix in 2020