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A Horror Movie for Every Halloween Mood

Horror movies should be a year-round affair, but maybe you’re looking for a spine-tingling good time now that Halloween is upon us. I’ve compiled a handful of recommendations, divided up according to 10 different interests. Each category features three endorsements, and all of these titles are available on various video-on-demand platforms and/or streaming services. Let’s get spooky.   Women dealing with the terror of being alive   Maybe so many horror movies feature female protagonists because the men who run ...

Far Out + Fearsome: 10 Sci-Fi Movies About Alien Attacks to Stream this Halloween

Ever imagined what life would be like if aliens came to earth? So have the filmmakers behind these 10 intergalactic stories, ready to blast off this Halloween and beyond:   Paul (2011)     British comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost bring us the first extraterrestrial encounter of this list: a sci-fi parody about “Paul” (voiced by Seth Rogen), a sarcastic, cigarette-smoking alien on the run from the FBI. When he meets the lads, they help him as he ...

Turning Points in Time: TV Any History Buff Will Love

Take a walk through time with these extraordinary historical series and miniseries, streaming now on HBO Max!   Rome     When: 49 BC Where: Rome Who: Two Roman soldiers: Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) What: Following the ancient civilization’s transition from Republic to Empire, “Rome” tells the story of two common soldiers caught in the midst of monumental historical events. With a cast of key characters based on real people like Mark Antony (James Purefoy), ...

10 Family Favorites for Kids Who Love Music

There’s nothing like the power of song to stir up big emotions — no matter how old you are. Whether your kid is a musical prodigy or just starting to get into music, these family-friendly films and documentaries from HBO Max are sure to unite the whole family on movie night.   The Music in Me: A Family Special     Lauded as “cheerfully hopeful and downright awe-inspiring” by The New York Times, this 2006 Peabody Award Winner, directed by ...