HBO NOW Highlights For July (Including The Premiere Of ‘Vice Principals’)

Summer is officially upon us, which means you’ll have to slather yourself in sunscreen just to go outside to get your mail. Don’t do that. You’ll need much less UV protection if you relax and watch HBO NOW in the comfort of your own home. Particularly, you should be watching Vice Principalsbut you should also enjoy the series premiere of The Night Of, and the Season Two premiere of Ballers, too

Other than that, make sure you catch the premiere of Straight Outta Compton, one of the best films of 2015. Also, with the recent news about Stargate, maybe you can catch up with a trio of Stargate films to bolster your inner narrative of being a universe explorer.

Here’s what you should be watching this July on HBO NOW.

Vice Principals, Series Premiere (7/17)

The last time Jody Hill and Danny McBride got together for an HBO series, they came up with the endlessly entertaining Eastbound & Down. That previous marriage resulted in some gut-busting scenes, including this one. For their second series, Hill and McBride have recruited Walton Goggins (Justified, The Shield) — he and McBride play two vice principals whose particular brand of educational leadership will be sure to provide the funny.

Black Mass2015 (7/9)

Black Mass is one of those films that will be watched decades from now by film scholars who’ll study Johnny Depp’s performance. It’s a damn fine transformation for Depp, who succumbs to his inner darkness to give his characterization of Whitey Bulger creepy, demonic energy. Bulger is a real bad guy, and Depp gives one of his best career performances in bringing his inflections to life. The film itself sadly doesn’t hold together under the weight of Depp’s gravitas, but it’s a worthy investment for that alone.

Jackie Brown1997

Jackie Brown is a terrific film, with a noir-ish plot and colorful characters. It may not be  Tarantino’s most popular film, but it’s got buckets of swagger and it’s arguably the chilliest blast of coolness amongst his works.

Here’s the list of titles coming this July.

New Original Programming:

The Night Of, Series Premiere (7/10)
HBO First Look: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (7/12)
Ballers, Season 2 Premiere (7/17)
Vice Principals, Series Premiere (7/17)
Open Your Eyes (7/18)
HBO First Look: Jason Bourne (7/20)
Looking: The Movie (7/23)
Sr. Avila, Season 3 Premiere (7/24)

Theatrical Premieres:

Jem and the Holograms, 2015 (7/1)
Vice, 2015 (7/1)
Suffragette, 2015 (7/2)
Blackhat, 2015 (7/3)
Black Mass, 2015 (7/9)
Straight Outta Compton, 2015 (7/16)
Our Brand Is Crisis, 2015 (7/23)
The 33, 2015 (7/30)


Primero de Enero (aka January 1st), 2014 (7/1)
El amor me queda grande (aka Love Is More Than I Can Handle), 2014 (7/1)
El club de los incomprendidos (aka The Misfits Club), 2014 (7/8)
Sin hijos (aka No Kids), 2015 (7/15)
Endgame, 2015 (7/22)

Starting July 1:

28 Weeks Later, 2007
A Perfect Murder, 1998
Dave Chapelle’s Block Party, 2005
Dirty Harry, 1971
Dumb and Dumber, 1994
Dumb and Dumber To, 2014
Ghost, 1990
Iceman, 1984
Jackie Brown, 1997
Joy Ride, 2001
Love Potion No. 9, 1992
National Treasure, 2004
Not Another Teen Movie, 2001
The Bourne Ultimatum, 2007
The Neverending Story, 1984
The Secret Garden, 1993
Stargate, 1994
Stargate: The Ark of Truth, 2008
Stargate: Continuum, 2008
Van Wilder: National Lampoon’s, 2002
Last Chance to Catch:
Freddy Got Fingered, 2001 (Ends 7/19)

Ending July 31:

Ali, 2001
All the Pretty Horses, 2000
As Above/So Below, 2014
Beerfest, 2006
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie, 1980
The Divergent Series: Insurgent, 2015
Evan Almighty, 2007
Get Shorty, 1995
Kiss the Girls, 1997
A Little Chaos, 2014
The Longest Ride, 2015
Magnolia, 1999
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
Pathfinder, 2007
The Piano, 1993
Scream, 1996
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007
Transformers, 2007
The Water Diviner, 2014
What Happens in Vegas, 2008