Free HBO and Cinemax preview this weekend

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Awesome news: Today begins a FREE four-day preview of HBO and Cinemax.

With the weather turning cooler, now’s the perfect time to curl up on the couch and catch blockbuster and award-winning films, a great comedy special, or even start a new critically-acclaimed series. The tricky part will be watching it all — HBO has nine different channels and Cinemax has seven, not to mention all the content available at the networks’ TV Everywhere products, HBOGo and MaxGo. (Learn more about them at our 2go page.)

Equally awesome, this weekend kicks off a half-price sale for first-time subscribers. You’ll get half off for 12 months if you sign up before November 21. Just call 541.382.5551 to do so.

Here’s just a sampling of what you can watch this weekend. Check the HBO and Cinemax listings for showtimes:


Taken 3, HBO
Liam Neeson is back as an ex-CIA agent, this time to protect his daughter and clear his name when he is framed for his ex-wife’s murder.

Birdman, HBO
This four-time Oscar-winning film (including Best Picture) stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thompson, an actor haunted by his blockbuster past as “Birdman.”

 Jupiter Ascending, Cinemax

The newest film by the creators of The Matrix has been called “visually stunning” and “fun and inventive.” Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star.

American Sniper, HBO
This Oscar-winning drama stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most deadly and prolific sniper in U.S. military history.

Comedy Specials

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, HBO
The Emmy-winning comedienne in her first HBO comedy special, directed by Chris Rock, and taped at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater.

Ferrell Takes The Field, HBO
Will Ferrell plays in five different baseball games, in all nine positions, on 10 different teams, all to benefit the charity Cancer for College.


The Knick, Cinemax
Season 2 of this series, from Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh, follows the staff at Knickerbocker Hospital in New York in the early 20th century. The Knick stars Clive Owen as Doctor John Thackery, a pioneering and brilliant surgeon … and cocaine addict. You can start from the beginning this afternoon and new episodes air this weekend, too.

The Leftovers, HBO
Based on Tom Perrotta’s novel, Season 2 of this drama continues Sunday. The series began three years after the sudden disappearance of 140 million people all at once … except for one town that didn’t lose any. The story focuses on Justin Theroux’s character, Kevin Garvey Jr., who is looking for a fresh start. Tune in for the latest episode on Sunday evening, but earlier episodes play all weekend long.

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