It’s a free HBO and Cinemax preview weekend. Tune in April 21-24 and check out the new episodes of Vice, The Leftovers, Veep and Real Time with Bill Maher and several movies too.
Here are some highlights:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premieres on Saturday night. Henrietta was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization. Her family reclaimed her story. Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of the critically-acclaimed book.
Other high-profile movies this weekend include:
Suicide-Squad: A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.
X-Men: Apocalypse: After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Independence Day: Resurgence: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough?
American-action fantasy film, Warcraft is the Friday Night Guarantee movie on Cinemax that weekend.
VICE and its intrepid team of correspondents deliver hard-hitting stories from around the world, investigating a broad range of topics. Editions of VICE generally focus on two 15-minute stories, though “special editions” may encompass a single theme and run longer. Watch Friday nights.
The third and final season of The Leftovers kicked off April 16. The series begins by jumping three years into the future, just a few weeks away from the seventh anniversary of that fateful day when 2 percent of the population disappeared. Watch Sunday nights.
VEEP launched its sixth season on April 16 where Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) struggles to say goodbye to her team, and boards her exit helicopter only to land shortly after, due to engine troubles. Arms folded, waiting for her motorcade, Selina listens to Laura Montez’s parade. Watch Sunday nights.
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