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Old 05-21-2020, 05:53 AM
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Has anyone else noticed, they are very few newer movies on HBO,Showtime, & Cinemax since Covid ?
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:12 AM
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I had those channels for awhile, but cancelled them because I almost never watched them. Almost all the movies are available on another streaming channel. If there is a favorite show or series on a premium channel, I just buy the DVD.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:36 AM
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we only have access to Amazon Prime for movies.....there are a lot of 'new release' movies....but 99.9% of the new releases we'd never be interested in watching
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:41 AM
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I watch more movies on Netflix than any other streaming service. They also have a lot of Netflix original movies.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:46 AM
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Movies already made are being held for release by the major studios. After the theater run they end up on demand and then the premium cable channels. Netflix and Amazon Prime provide their own movies. Some are good, some are OK, and some are clunkers.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:54 AM
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HBO cinemax showtime are old school. Netflix Amazon and hulu are much better.
Ok this might hurt but if your still paying for an AOL email address you might also consider moving to a free service.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:00 AM
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I am something of movie junkie. Netflix, Amazon and Hulu does the trick. Netflix has some good stuff (that is, I like it) and a lot of junk but it is not expensive. Amazon Prime Movies comes with my Amazon Prime account and has tons of movies for free and almost anything you want for a modest rental fee. Hulu is more expensive than Netflix but provides live tv, movies from TCM and other sources, cable network shows (Oxygen if you want lots of murder docs, SyFy, etc). Oh, and Amazon has portals to other premium streaming services (we temporarily are subscribing to Starz until my wife finishes Outlander series). I have never looked back after I cut the cord and use Roku for my access to streaming (oh, and Roku is now offering movies....not too bad either).
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:20 AM
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we use amazon prime and Disney plus which includes Hulu and espn3. satisfied so far with all.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:23 AM
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Acorn lots of British and European mysteries
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Entertainment industry is shut down. No filming or releases. Our son, a film editor with Warner Bros, is working from home but they don't have anything to do. He said they're telling him July before they get back to their offices.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:23 AM
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Go to the library...free movies. Why pay for something when you can get it for free? It is in your taxes so you might as well enjoy the service offered
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I've had Directv since 2008 and 2 months ago I dropped HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime, TMC, basically I downgraded from the Premier package and saved about $75 but added Epix for $5.99. You get 3 HD movie channels. Some of these I've seen before, but in the past month or so I've seen more good movies than in a year with those other channels, here's some;

True Grit (Coen Bros verson)
A Simple Flavor (Anna Kendrick & Blake Lively)
A Quiet Place (John Krazinski & Emily Blunt)
Up in the Air (Kendrick & Clooney)
Rocketman (biopic)
Mission Impossible Fallout (Tom Cruise)

Too many to list, here's more;

Full List of Movies On Epix | Reelgood
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:22 AM
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Its not the virus . Every summer all channels have less on including premium movie channels.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:23 AM
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Netflix gets old after a while also
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:41 AM
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Xfinity was doing nearly a month long Watchathon for most of the premium channels and then some - that just ended May 17th. I was able to binge quite a lot of great shows.
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