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HBO Now March Highlights (Including ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and ‘Neighbors 2’)


It’s almost March and that means that HBO Now is getting a bunch of new stuff for subscribers to stream. For documentary fans, Rock and a Hard Place and Cries from Syria are must see films, both tackling difficult subjects that do not get enough attention. There is also a wide variety of HBO original content on the way, including UConn: The March to Madness, which covers the 2016-2017 season for the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team, the second season of the dark comedy Animals., and the stand up special Jerrod Carmichael:8.

A wave of blockbusters is also hitting the streaming service, so if you missed some of last year’s biggest movies, you’ve got a chance to catch them now. X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Insurgence, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and the latest in the Ice Age franchise are here for your next movie night.

Jerrod Carmichael: 8

Coming off of the success of his successful and subversive sitcom, The Carmichael Show, Jerrod Carmichael is bringing his own brand of comedy in his latest HBO special. By tackling issues of race, politics, and young adulthood in America, Carmichael is a unique and important voice in the comedy world. Jerrod Carmichael: 8 is sure to be as sharp and hilarious as ever, so this is one that comedy fans should not miss.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Part of the appeal of comic book movies is seeing your favorite characters brought to life from page to screen, and X-Men: Apocalypse has that in spades. A whole new crop of young mutants is joining the team, including Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner as the young Jean Grey. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender return to the roles of Professor X and Magneto, once against squaring off over the uncertain powers of the mutants. If you missed this one in the sea of other superhero movies, check it out on HBO Now.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Sometimes sequels (especially comedy sequels) feel really unnecessary, but the combined comedic powers of Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron make Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising perfect viewing for a chill Friday night. As the Radners (Rogen and Byrne) once again have to deal with rowdy college kids lowering the value of their suburban home, this time they team up with Efron’s recently graduated Teddy to take out the sorority that’s currently ruining their lives. Proving that girls can get in just as much trouble as boys, Neighbors 2 is better than any sequels has the right to be.


Here are all the titles coming and going on HBO NOW in March:

New Original Programming:
UConn: The March to Madness (3/2)*
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (3/6)
Jerrod Carmichael: 8 (3/11)
Cries from Syria (3/13)
Animals., Season 2 Premiere (3/17)
The Zookeeper’s Wife: HBO First Look (3/20)
Rock and a Hard Place (3/27)
Gifted: HBO First Look (3/28)
*Debuts on HBO NOW/ HBO GO morning after linear airing

Theatrical Premieres:
The Green Inferno, 2013 (3/1)
X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016 (3/4)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, 2016 (3/11)
Ice Age: Collision Course, 2016 (3/18)
The Last Witch Hunter, 2015 (3/19)
Within, 2016 (3/22)
Independence Day: Resurgence, 2016 (3/25)

Estrenos:
Madre (AKA Mother), 2016 (3/1)
El Acompañante, 2015 (3/3)
Mi America, 2015 (3/10)
Una Noche De Amor (AKA One Night of Love), 2016 (3/17)

Starting March 1:
American Psycho, 2000
American Psycho II: All American Girl, 2003
Bullet to the Head, 2013
The Cider House Rules, 1999
Closed Circuit, 2013
Cocoon, 1985
Cocoon The Return, 1988
Dragnet, 1987
End of Days, 1999
Grumpier Old Men, 1995
Grumpy Old Men, 1993
Hairspray, 2007
Live Free or Die Hard, 2007
M*A*S*H, 1970
Marley & Me, 2008
The Mothman Prophecies, 2002
Nights in Rodanthe, 2008
Parenthood, 1989
Powder, 1995
Rabbit Hole, 2010
Resident Evil, 2002
The Secret Life of Bees, 2008
The Tuxedo, 2002
Under Siege, 1992

Last Chance to Catch:
AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator Requiem, 2007 (Ends 3/24)
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, 2007 (Ends 3/24)

Ending March 31:
The 33, 2015
Balls of Fury, 2007
Black Mass, 2015
The Boy’s Life, 1993
Bride Wars, 2009
Brooklyn, 2015
Cold Mountain, 2003
The Danish Girl, 2015
Point Break, 2015
Suffragette, 2015
Capote, 2005
Cast Away, 2000
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, 2004
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, 2006
Eastern Promises, 2007
Ella Enchanted, 2004
Jeepers Creepers, 2001
The Kingdom, 2007
The Longest Yard, 1974
The Place Beyond the Pines, 2013
The Soloist, 1993
Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye, 1985
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, 1995
Vice, 2015
We Were Soldiers, 2002
Youth, 2015

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