Best movies and TV shows on HBO Max this weekend (April 30-May 1, 2022)

May is finally here, which means anyone who hates the hot summer has reason enough to stay indoors and enjoy HBO Max’s new slate of movies and TV shows coming out on the platform in the new month. Waiting for a new episode of barry to deposit every Sunday or for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for release this week, dive into horror classics or a miniseries about a cynical, broken system.

Here are the best movies and TV shows to watch this weekend on HBO Max, including the third season of snowdrops and the nostalgic Benefits of being a wallflower.

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Snowpiercer Season 3 continues the long train ride

The third season of TNT snowdrops dropped on HBO Max this weekend after its bittersweet ending aired earlier this month. Based on Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film of the same name and the 1982 French graphic novel, The Transperceneige by Jacques Lob snowdrops Season 3 continues the story of passengers on a train constantly circling the globe of a new Snowball Earth. snowdropsThemes of classicism and social injustice created a dynamic and inviting discussion reminiscent of the 2013-2016 era of dystopian storytelling.

Season 3 is full of love triangles, LGBTQ romances, and redeemable deeds from once irredeemable characters. While some wonder if the series should end after its fourth season, Season 3 perfectly sets up the story to continue on the endless train ride of civil wars and betrayals.

Don’t Watch The Blair Witch Project In The Dark

Best known for reviving the found footage technique that started a trend with paranormal activity and Cloverfield, The Blair Witch Project is now available on HBO Max to stream. Upon its initial release in 1999, the creators behind the film were so dedicated to marketing it as a documentary assembled from lost footage that they created fake police reports and missing persons flyers of the actors, which IMDb even supported.

The Blair Witch Project follows three film students, Heather, Mike and Josh, who produce a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch. Even without the use of special effects or fantastical monsters that make up the majority of horror movies today, The Blair Witch Project is an effectively chilling film based on the thought of three college students getting lost in the woods with the unknown right at their heels.

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We own this town is a hard reality to face

We own this town is one of April’s best new shows, with Jon Bernthal leading this brutal hit of a show. Thread writers David Simon and George Pelecanos return to Baltimore once again to tell the true story of the Baltimore Gun Trail Task Force collapsing due to its own corruption. In many ways, We own this town feels like a story in the universe of Threadwith thematic points and similar punches that are so heartbreaking to see.

The glue that holds this show together is Bernthal, who is known for playing devious characters such as Frank Castle/Punisher or Shane Walsh from The Walking Dead but brings an illuminating duality to its morally conflicted character. Sergeant de Bernthal. Wayne Jenkins is so easy to root for, but the character himself is convinced he’s the right guy for the job. With only one episode under the series wing, We own this town has already kept alive a sense of danger and corruption that most shows struggle to illuminate in a few seasons.

The perks of being a wallflower are both heartbreaking and heartwarming

On Sunday, May 1, HBO Max subscribers will be welcomed to dozens of new movies on the platform, with endless possibilities. Among the best is The perks of Being a Wallflowerwhich was a staple of Tumblr-era coming-of-age movies from 2012 to 2015, when Blame it on our stars still made people cry. Return when The perks of Being a Wallflower came out, it was everyone’s obsession because it was Emma Watson’s next big role after Harry Potterand Logan Lerman was making his mark as the first live-action Percy Jackson.

With Lerman, Watson and Ezra Miller (before they made some pretty regrettable and public mistakes), The perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen Chbosky – who also dramatically directed and wrote the film. The film tackles sensitive topics of post-traumatic stress disorder and isolation, but also acts as a heartwarming film about friendship and innocent love. Plus, Paul Rudd supports the cast as a high school English teacher, and an inclusion of Paul Rudd makes every movie or show that much better.

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Made for Love Season 2 wonders what love really is

made for love is on the weirder side of HBO Max’s selection of TV shows, but it’s undeniably weird that it can’t be ignored. made for love is based on the novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting and stars Cristin Milioti as Hazel Green, the wife of billionaire tech CEO Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen). After being confined to a virtual reality complex known as the Hub – where she and Byron have lived since the first night they met – she escapes but is tracked by her husband through what he calls a “Made for Love” chip in his brain, informing him of all his emotions, whereabouts and senses.

The series also features a flashback in each episode depicting Hazel’s life before her escape, either to the Hub or before her encounter with Byron. Through these flashbacks and the current story, viewers learn more about Byron’s quirks and inventions that make the series even weirder. While it’s deeply unsettling to watch Byron’s obsession unfold as Hazel understands the danger she’s been forced into, it’s an addictive and charismatic staple.

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