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    HBO Max Just Rolled Back Its Yearly Subscription Price So You Should Probably Get Moving

    For 12 months, you'll only have to pay $11.99/mo.

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    Whether you've been wanting to join the conversation around I May Destroy You and Lovecraft Country, get a belated start on critical favorites like Succession and Watchmen so you can be primed for the Emmys (for which both earned seven nods), or dig up some hidden gems to secure your title as the Friend With Killer Recs™, you will be happy to learn that HBO is rolling back its rates on Max subscriptions to an enticing, all-time low $11.99/mo.

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    Major! This discounted promotional offer is valid through Sept. 25 at 11:59pm EST and, as a refresher, this will give you access to HBO Max's exceptional catalogue of prestige TV, movies (including access to a huge archive of Criterion Channel titles), and comedy for a full year.

    Apart from brushing up for the Emmys on Sept. 20, why else does this feel like a very timely gift? Well, look no further than the original programming slated for this month.

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    That includes the abortion buddy comedy Unpregnant (Sept. 10; starring Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira). In early reviews, critics have already praised the film for its "winning, real performances."

    And! On Sept. 14 we will be blessed with We Are Who We Are, the drama series from Luca Guadagnino (King of Languid, Sensual Summers) who you might know best for his lil' movie Call Me By Your Name.

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    This joint is sure to hit just as hard. We find ourselves back in Italy with a 14-year-old named Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) living with his mothers Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), who work on a military base. The series also boasts a "startlingly sharp" performance by Kid Cudi as Scott Mescudi. Your pursuit of happiness? It might end in success with this one in the mix.

    If you're still not sold, let me remind you that HBO Max is now the exclusive home of the much-sought-after Studio Ghibli films.

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    Here's the full list you can watch right this second: Castle in the Sky, The Cat Returns, From Up On Poppy Hill, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, Ponyo, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, The Secret World of Arrietty, Spirited Away, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, Tales From Earthsea, When Marnie Was There, Whisper of the Heart, The Wind Rises

    Gonna have to give this a big thumbs-up. For more info about this service (wait, what's HBO Go and HBO Now, again?) please consult our handy explainer and for intel on the best films popping off over at HBO Max, consider scanning our guide.

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    Sign up for HBO Max for $11.99 a month and access countless TV shows and movies. Or, test it out right now for free for a week (for new subscribers only).

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