January Blues are certainly upon us, as the weather becomes drizzly and grey and the dreaded “January bug” starts to spread around our offices. There is nothing better at this time of year than to curl up on the sofa with a good streaming subscription to watch the latest movies and TV series. With that in mind, what is new on HBO in January 2020, and what can we look forward to?
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
John Wick’s third chapter was a truly epic action thriller, featuring the reluctant assassin back where we know him.
Fans will remember how the first John Wick saw Keanu Reeves’ retired assassin return to work after brutal killers broke into his home and killed his dog – the gift given to him by his recently deceased wife.
Since then, Wick has tried desperately to get out of the game, but with every turn someone is trying to drag him back in and force him to rejoin the life he escaped from.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is available to stream on HBO now.
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American Animals is a crime drama based on a real life crime committed by some students desperate to give their lives “meaning.”
The group decide to steal rare books from a library in the hope of selling them for millions of dollars, but the heist is led by two students who seem desperate to try and escape their humdrum lives for something more exciting.
Starring Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, and Ann Dowd of The Handmaid’s Tale fame, the film gained positive critical reviews, and currently holds an 89 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an 81 percent audience score.
American Animals is available to stream on HBO now.
Fast Five is the fifth (believe it or not) movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, which saw Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return to the fold as Dom Loretto and Brian O’Conner.
The film was named so as to distance it from the street-racing themes seen in the previous movies, and focuses more on action and heists.
The film also saw the introduction of Dwayne John as Luke Hopes, a DSS agent who hunted the pair down in the hopes of putting Dom and Brian behind bars.
Fast Five is available to stream on HBO now.
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Les Miserables, 2012
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, 2012
Mr. Holland’s Opus, 1996
Odd Jobs, 1986
The Odd Couple II, 1998
Rock the Kasbah, 1991
The Russia House, 1990
Scary Movie 3, 2003
Seventh Son, 3015
The Shooting, 1967
Shutter Island, 2010
Sweet Dreams, 1985
The Aftermath, 2019
The Little Stranger, 2018
The Thing About My Folks, 2005
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, 1974
Godzilla: King of Monsters, 2019 – available from January 18
The Curse of La Llorona, 2019 – available from January 25
TV series on the platform which come out in January include Manon, which premiered on January 6, The Outsider, which premiered on January 12, The New Pope, which premiered on January 13, and Avenue 5, which premieres on January 19.
The tenth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will premiere on the platform on January 19 as well.