September is coming to an end and HBO Max is gearing up for October. Following tradition, HBO Max is shedding a lot of movies this month to make room for more in October – hopefully horror movies to get ready for Halloween. There are also plenty of new TV shows to catch up on if subscribers don’t feel like watching a movie. At CBR, we’ve rounded up the best for readers to catch up on this weekend, from reality competition shows to action-packed thrillers.
The hype for more fashion is back in season 2
One television series that survived when HBO Max cleaned the house is the reality series the hype. The series follows the formula of established fashion design shows Project Catwalk and make the cutto take several designers into a competition and put their talent and skills to the test. Each designer is assigned different challenges, gradually getting eliminated in each episode and hoping for a cash prize at the end. Contestants take their love of streetwear and use it to win the ultimate prize.
Season 2 of the hype sees new contestants from across the country showcasing their talent for designing streetwear for the judges (known as “co-signers” on the show). Co-signers Offset, Beth Birkett and Marni Senofonte return to judge the up-and-coming designers who will blow audiences’ socks off. Special guests are expected in season two, including DJ Khaled, Law Roach and Angelo Baque. Additionally, Speedy will return to host the eight-episode second season.
Living Single is one of the most underrated sitcoms of the 90’s
All five seasons of come this week live single, which aired from 1993 to 1998. The sitcom stars Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander and more than five friends who live together in a Brooklyn brownstone. The show focuses on their life experiences together, personally and professionally, and how they navigate life’s issues while nurturing their relationships. The show struggled to be one of the top-rated shows while it aired, but it remains a fan-favorite sitcom and a popular sitcom to look back on — for some people, it’s theirs friends or The office.
As I said, live single focuses on six people living in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. All are single, their households are fragmented in the brownstone: four women live together in one apartment, two men who have known each other since childhood live in another. An editor and her cousin, who wants to be an actress, live in the first apartment. There’s also her childhood friend who is looking for a man to spend her life with and is a little self-conscious with her spending habits. The last woman in the apartment is a lawyer who acts as the group’s mother and likes to start trouble with the men next door.
Super 8 remains one of JJ Abrams’ best films
One movie leaving HBO Max this week is super 8, starring Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning as teenage filmmakers trying to make a zombie movie. Kyle Chandler also plays the grieving father of one of the teenagers in the film. The film is said to be director/writer JJ Abrams’ love letter to Steven Spielberg, who also produced the film (and was recently revealed to be in the running to produce it mumbo-jumbo). The connection can be obvious at times, with references to Spielberg’s 1980s work ET and The Goonies. But sometimes those references and tributes make the film all the better.
super 8 focuses on the teenage filmmakers trying to make their movie when a train derails and strange events happen. The events can only be explained by extraterrestrials, which the children’s biology teacher apparently knew about. The kids are the film’s obvious highlight, as all of their personalities shine through in the 1979 background. Their relationships and the mysterious being causing all the chaos in the city make it one of the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century, proving that JJ Abrams is a master of the sci-fi genre.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a favorite for Brendan Fraser fans
A Brendan Fraser renaissance of sorts is taking place in 2022 with his latest film The whale received critical acclaim upon its release at the Venice Film Festival. While Fraser has had recurring roles on TV shows like Doom Patrol and the canceled ones bat girl film, many believed he would never act again like he did in the early 2000s. But with his outstanding performance in The whale — a performance most people haven’t seen but applaud — people are dying to dive back into Fraser’s most iconic roles. One such role is that of volcanologist Trevor Anderson Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne from 1864, which has previously been filmed several times. Josh Hutcherson previously starred alongside Fraser The hunger Games-Era, Anita Briem and Seth Meyers (yes, the talk show host). The film follows the first three on their journey to “the center of the earth” and believes that Verne’s novel is based on actual scientific accounts. What they find down there are things they never expected and discoveries that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Check out the Scary Movie franchise before it’s too late
That Scary movie Franchise has had its ups and downs. The fifth film is one of the lowest-rated films of all time, but the first few films, which are absolute classics, make up for the bad reviews. While this is the right time for horror movies (and their spoofs), HBO Max is picking up the first three films of the Scary movie franchise from the platform. All the more reason to catch the movies this weekend to kick off the spooky Halloween season.
That Scary movie Movies are parodies of multiple genres across the horror spectrum. Movies and shows spoofed include: Scream, Friday the 13th, Buffy the vampire slayer and so many more. The first film itself follows a group of teenagers who accidentally hit someone in their car and bury the body in the lake. A year later, a man wearing a Ghostface mask is chasing them and killing them one by one.