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Here’s What’s New To HBO NOW In February, Including The Series Premiere Of ‘Vinyl’

There’s a lot of beefcake coming to HBO NOW in February, with two of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biggest features to date, and a double dose of Magic Mike hitting the streaming service. The first thing you should do, though, is catch The Drop before it disappears on the 29th — it’s one of the best films of 2014, and one of James Gandolfini’s last performances. Other highlights include the season premieres of Girls, VICE, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Alright, enough yapping. Here’s what you should be watching on HBO NOW in the month of February.

Vinyl: Season 1 Premiere (2/14)

The last time that Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter touched an original HBO program, we got the supremely satisfying Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese and Winter are adding their flavor to the ’70s rock scene in this series that weaves sex, drugs, and of course, violence into a TV tapestry that is sure to be one of the “can’t-miss” shows of 2016. Bobby Cannavale was one of the best villains in recent memory during his run on Boardwalk Empire, and he scored an Emmy for his efforts — expect more fine acting from him.

San Andreas (2/27)

What do you get when you force a Rock to go up against an earthquake? Lots and lots of money. The big-budget disaster flick, San Andreas, helped push Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into billion dollar territory for 2015, making him the top international box-office draw for that year. This film is exactly what you’d expect: tons of explosions and heroics from The Rock. Watch it with a helmet on.

Furious 7 (original and extended cuts) (2/13)

It’s the swan song for Paul Walker the actor and character in the Fast & Furious series of films, but it’s also one of the more enjoyable, high-octane flicks from last year. The Furious films keep getting bigger with each outing, but it’s also managed to do something that few long-running franchises can boast: get better.

Here’s what else is coming to HBO NOW this month…

New Original Programming:

Race: HBO First Look (2/4)

VICE: Season 4 Premiere (2/5)

Animals.: Season 1 Premiere (2/5)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2/14)

Gonzaga: The March to Madness (2/16)

Girls: Season 5 Premiere (2/21)

Togetherness: Season 2 Premiere (2/21)

Theatrical Premieres:

I Origins, 2014 (2/1)

A Walk Among the Tombstones, 2014 (2/6)

Annabelle, 2014 (2/7)

Magic Mike XXL, 2015 (2/20)

Estrenos en Español:

El adios¸ 2015 (2/5)

Hilda, 2014 (2/5)

Sirope vivo, 2015 (2/12)

La pantalla desnuda, 2014 (2/19)

ABFF Short Films:

Black Card (2/1)

First Date, Last Date (2/1)

Joy (2/1)

Stanhope (2/1)

Starting February 1:

Ali, 2001

Bad Santa, 2003

Camp Nowhere, 1994

Club Paradise, 1986

Coraline, 2009

Evan Almighty, 2007

Get Shorty, 1995

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, 1998

Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience, 2009

Kung Fu Panda, 2008

Magic Mike, 2012

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975

Road House, 1989

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007

The Piano, 1993

The Wicker Man, 2006

Transformers, 2007

What Happens in Vegas, 2008

Ending February 29:

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 2001

Blade, 1998

Blade Runner, 1982

Blades of Glory, 2007

Divergent, 2014

Dreamgirls, 2006

The Drop, 2014

Eragon, 2006

Get on Up, 2014

Ghost Town, 2008

Horrible Bosses 2, 2014

Manhattan, 1979

The Maze Runner, 2014

Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993

The Next Best Thing, 2000

Pootie Tang, 2001

Titanic, 1997

The Waterboy, 1998

V for Vendetta, 2006

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