Chris Smith has had a tough time lately.
He was shot in the chest and a building fell on him. He was in prison for years and in the hospital for months. Also, his dad failed to cancel his phone service and now he’s broke.
Not to worry. He still has a hard body, sturdy skills (mostly lethal), a pet eagle and, as writer-producer James Gunn puts it, “a really goofy helmet.”
The result is “Peacemaker,” starring John Cena (shown hee). It’s a brisk and witty series that debuts Jan. 13 on HBO Max. Two days later (10:15 p.m. Jan. 15) , the opener airs an HBO — right after an 8 p.m. showing of “The Suicide Squad,” the 2021 film that spawned it. Read more…
Even as the TV turf quakes and shifts, HBO stays steady. It keeps turning out top-quality shows.
Now, however, those shows are spread over two spots: Some start on HBO, then slide to the HBO Max streaming service; others (including John Cena’s upcoming “Succession,” shown here) are Max-only.
Either way, the quality persists. That was clear this week with: Read more…