18 new movies. HBO Max’s offer grew significantly again this week, with the streaming service invariably adding more than ten new films every week. We list the new offer.
Spangas in Action (2015)
Direction: Jop de Vries | cast: Ricardo Blei, Priscilla Kneteman, Hassan Slaby, Guillermo Hilversum
The friendship of Raven (Lennart Timmerman) and Abel (Ricardo Blei) is put under pressure when Spangalis College is closed and the students are dispersed to other schools. In their struggle to prevent this, the group of friends decides to occupy the school building. That’s not going according to plan. And when Raven and Abel get into a big fight, two camps arise within the close group of friends. It’s only after things get completely out of hand that they realize the true value of friendship.The Bird Watcher (2020)
Direction: Threes Anna | cast: Freek de Jonge, Nick Golterman, Sophie van Winden
The bird keeper has been living alone and blissfully on a remote island for almost half a century. One day he receives a message that his post is being lifted. His happy existence in and with nature comes to an abrupt end. However, the discarded bird watcher refuses to go and goes to war in his own way.
All the Devil’s Men (2018)
Direction: Matthew Hope | cast: William Fichtner, Sylvia Hoeks, Milo Gibson, Gbenga Akinnagbe
A bounty hunter must search London for a disgraced CIA agent. This brings him into a battle with an ex-military ally and his private army.
Direction: Lin Oeding | cast: Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Stephen Lang, Zahn McClarnon
Joe Braven (Momoa) is a humble lumberjack who lives on the border between Canada and the United States with his family. Braven must spring into action when he is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners who visit his secluded cabin in the mountains. The skilled drug smugglers soon learn that they are not dealing with a normal man: a force of nature who fights for the lives of his family and for the love of killing. Dillahunt plays a cash-hungry truck driver who cunningly hides drugs in Braven’s log cabin.
The Last Right (2019)
Direction: Aoife Crehan | cast: Niamh Algar, Samuel Bottomley, Cian Boylan, Brian Cox
Successful lawyer Daniel Murphy (Michiel Huisman) travels from Boston back to Ireland for his mother’s funeral. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, he is not only given responsibility for his autistic brother Louis, but also for the body of the man who was sitting next to him on the plane. Spurred on by his brother Louis and feisty young undertaker Mary, he embarks on a maddening drive across Ireland in order to bury the unknown man, closely followed by the police (Colm Meany). The Last Right is a witty and heartwarming road movie in which two brothers, each with their own manual, come closer together. With an ecologically responsible cardboard coffin with a flower motif on the roof.
The Infiltrator (2016)
Direction: Brad Furman | cast: Bryan Cranston, Leanne Best, Daniel Mays, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Based on the true story of Robert Mazur, an undercover cop who spent years as Bob Musella. He recorded all kinds of conversations that led to a major arrest during a staged wedding. “Operation C-Chase” was designed to expose bankers who manipulated the financial system to launder money for drug lords like Pablo Escobar. Ultimately, the operation also ensured that Manuel Noriega could be tried.
Direction: Baz Luhrmann | cast: Tom Hanks, Austin Robert Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery
In this thoroughly cinematic drama, we see the life of Elvis (Butler) from the perspective of his complicated relationship with his mysterious manager Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). Through Parker, the film traces the complex dynamics between him and Presley spanning more than 20 years, from Presley’s breakthrough to his status as an unprecedented superstar, against the backdrop of America’s changing cultural landscape and loss of innocence. At the center of that journey is one of the most important and influential people in Elvis’s life: Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Direction: Drew Goddard | cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
For those familiar with the earlier work of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, the quality and intelligence of the film should come as no surprise. Whedon has previously played with expectations and the horror genre in his series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. It was here that Goddard first learned the tricks of the trade. Right from the start, the duo opens up: the film opens in a large institution where men in white coats prepare a grand event. Which event? Five young people who are going to spend a weekend in a remote cabin in a large forest.
Direction: Hlynur Palmason | cast: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen
Two brothers work in a cold winter. Their routine is jeopardized when a violent feud with another family develops.
Direction: Dennis Bots, Dennis Bots | cast: Abbey Hoes, Abbey Hoes, Gijs Blom, Gijs Blom
A girls’ weekend in a secluded house in the Ardennes causes four girls to ask questions about each other and their past. Can they trust each other?
The Experiment (2010)
Direction: Paul Scheuring | cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr.
American remake of the German film Das Experiment (2001) about 26 men taking part in a psychological experiment. The group is divided into prisoners and guards, but as tension mounts, the experiment threatens to spiral out of control…
The happy housewife (2010)
Direction: Antoinette Beumer | cast: Carice van Houten, Waldemar Torenstra, Annemieke Bakker, Matthijs van Nieuwkerk
Lea Meyer is happy: husband Harry adores her, brings in tons of money and, like Lea herself, loves sex. In short; Lea’s life is perfect until Harry says he wants a child. The delivery of Harry Junior is a battle of attrition. Lea’s unbeatable humor and optimism lose out to the violence of nature. While Harry is an intensely happy father, Lea doesn’t feel any connection to the baby. She gets delusional, sinks into psychosis and is forced to be admitted. At first she makes fun of the psychiatrist, the therapy and the ‘crazy’ around her. But along the way, she discovers that her fellow patients are people with very recognizable fears and that beneath her relentless attempt at making fun of everything, there is a lot of unprocessed grief. Once at home she is unable to pick up the thread again; she no longer fits into her old life and will have to deal with the past before she can become A Happy Housewife.
The Grey (2011)
Direction: Joe Carnahan | cast: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts
The Gray is about a group of workers in Alaska who fly home after a job on remote terrain. However, their plane crashes, and the men soon find themselves stranded in wolf territory. To survive, they must outwit a ruthless pack of wolves.
Full moon (2002)
Direction: Johan Nijenhuis | cast: Daan Schuurmans, Georgina Verbaan, Cas Jansen, Ellen Ten Damme
After graduation, a group of friends and two misfits set out on a sailing trip in search of a secret Full Moon Party. They discover that the difficult questions come after the final exam.
The Karate Kid (1984)
Direction: John G. Avildsen | cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove
Daniel LaRusso moves with his mother to California where he falls madly in love with a girl. However, when she is beaten up by a local youth gang, he asks Mr. Miyagi, an old master of martial arts, to give him karate lessons.
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Direction: John G. Avildsen | cast: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Bruce Malmuth, Eddie Smith
Daniel La Russo accompanies his karate master Miyagi to his hometown of Okinawa. It is his first trip to an exotic place. He discovers more of his master’s mysterious past. For Miyagi, it’s the last chance to meet his father and see his childhood sweetheart again.
The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
Direction: John G. Avildsen | cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith
The evil karate master Kreese who was killed by the old Mr. Miyagi was humiliated, still wants revenge. He’s left his business to his wealthy, unruly associate Terry Silver, who promises to take out Miyagi and his apprentice Daniel for good. daniel and mr. Miyagi meanwhile lead a quiet life in Okinawa as operators of a bonsai shop. Mike Barnes, a Silver man, challenges Daniel to a fight
The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Direction: Christopher Cain | cast: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers
At a memorial service for former armed forces, Mr. Miyagi the widow of an old comrade in arms, who once saved his life. As a posthumous thank you, he decides to teach the seventeen-year-old granddaughter Julie Pierce in martial arts.