While movie theatres and entertainment venues have been shut until end-April, do not despair. Who says that the movie experience is limited to only cinemas? Bring it back to the comfort of your own home. With brand new blockbusters premiering every Saturday at 9pm on HBO and HBO GO, HBO has got you covered.
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Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Premiered 4 April, Saturday at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO
When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his son Tim embarks on a journey to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu, a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who can only communicate with Tim. They join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton.
Escape Plan: The Extractors
Premieres 11 April, Saturday at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO
Kicking this explosive action tale into high gear, security expert Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison. In the process, Breslin’s girlfriend is also captured. With his team, they must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront their sadistic foe and save the hostages before time runs out. Stars Sylvester Stallone, Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson” and Zhang Jin.
Bad Education (HBO Original Film)
Premieres 26 April, Sunday same time as the U.S. at 8am on HBO GO and HBO
On the verge of the nation’s top spot and experiencing spurring record college admissions and soaring property values, a popular Long Island school district is rocked by an embezzlement scandal. American school administrator Frank Tassone and his partner Pam Gluckin are forced to maintain order and secrecy – by whatever means necessary. Stars Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman,” “Les Misérables”), Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya,” “Mom”), and Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“The Irish Man,” “The Big Sick”).
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Premieres 2 May, Saturday at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO
The highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster animated comedy “The Secret Life of Pets”. It tells the story about the lives pets lead behind closed doors after their human counterparts leave their homes each day. Directed by Chris Renaud, featuring voices by Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Hale, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell.
Premieres 16 May, Saturday at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO
As a category 5 hurricane tears through Florida, a young woman rushes to find her father who is injured and trapped in the crawl space of their home. With the storm intensifying and water levels rising, the pair face an even more terrifying threat lurking below the surface. Stars Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper. Produced by Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and directed by Alexandre Aja (“The Hills Have Eyes”).
Dora and The Lost City of Gold
Premieres 30 May, Saturday at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her biggest challenge yet – High School. When her parents mysteriously disappear while searching for the Lost City of Gold, Dora must swing into action and lead a group of ill-equipped high schoolers on a wild quest to save them. Stars Isabela Moner.
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Show details and images provided by HBO in a recent press release.
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