Coming and Going on HBO Now in October 2016

James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood in HBO's 'Westworld'

Audiences have nearly a year to wait for the next season of Game of Thrones but HBO has new distractions debuting in October. Westworld, a big-budget reimagining of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film for the modern world of robotics and artificial intelligence, stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and Evan Rachel Wood. Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO in the new series Divorce and Issa Rae stars in Insecure, a comedy that explore the black female experience.

And in the movie line-up Deadpool, the R-rated comic book hit with Ryan Reynolds as a sardonic spandex-clad antihero, makes its cable debut on October 1. Other new movies arriving in October include the action comedy Ride Along 2 with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, Joy with Jennifer Lawrence in an Oscar-nominated performance, Angelina Jolie’s By the Sea starring Jolie and Brad Pitt, and the action fantasy Gods of Egypt.

Also coming in October: the launch of VICE News Tonight, a nightly news program that was initially set to debut in September, and the new sketch comedy series Tracey Ullman’s Show, the original Poltergeist (1982) as well as the 2015 remake, Eastern Promises (2007) with Viggo Mortensen, The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, and Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004) from the original superhero trilogy directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire.

Here’s what’s coming to HBO Now in October—original programming, first run movies, and films from the past couple of decades—and what’s leaving.

New Original Programming:
Westworld, Series Premiere (10/2)
Class Divide (10/3)
Divorce, Series Premiere (10/9)
Insecure, Series Premiere (10/9)
VICE News Tonight (10/10)
Magnifica ’70, Season 2 Premiere (10/17)
Tracey Ullman’s Show, Series Premiere (10/28)
Sesame Street — Halloween Episode (10/29)

Season Finales
High Maintenance, Season 1 (10/21)

Theatrical Premieres:
Cop Car (2015) (10/1)
Deadpool (2016) (10/1)
Ride Along 2 (2016) (10/8)
By the Sea (2015) (10/13)
Joy (2015) (10/15)
Mr. Right (2015) (10/18)
Gods of Egypt (2016) (10/22)
Poltergeist (Extended Edition) (2015) (10/29)

Living Legend (2015)
Por amor en el caserio (AKA For Love in El Caserio) (2014)
Embarazados (AKA We are Pregnant) (2016)

Starting October 1:
28 Days Later (2002)
An American Haunting (Extended Cut) (2005)
Balls of Fury (2007)
Bride Wars (2009)
Cast Away (2000)
Cocktail (1988)
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
Demolition Man (1993)
Drumline (2002)
Eastern Promises (2007)
I Am Legend (Extended Cut) (2007)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars (2001)
A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995)
The Kingdom (2007)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Poltergeist (1982)
Repo Man (1984)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
The Wedding Singer (1998)

Ending October 30:
Lucy (2014)

Ending October 31:
27 Dresses (2008)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Happy Feet (2006)
Inherent Vice (2014)
Juno (2007)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Mean Streets (1973)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Soapdish (1991)
Spy (2015)
Sudden Death (1995)
The Theory of Everything (2015)
Vacation (2015)
We Are Your Friends (2015)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Windtalkers (2002)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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