“The Batman” Has a Date for HBO Viewers

The Batman, the latest addition to one of DC’s biggest superheroes, has launched on HBO Max on April 18, and will air on regular HBO on April 23 at 8 pm EST. The movie is currently running in theaters and stars Robert Pattinson in the titular role.

The Movie

The Batman was released in theaters on March 4, 2022, and has since enjoyed a good run. The movie managed to earn approximately $134 million domestically from its opening weekend alone. According to Ann Sarnoff, the chairman-CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, the production company is planning on launching all their upcoming theatrical releases on streaming websites only 45 days after they hit the theaters in 2022. This is a contrast to the company’s 2021 policy where the theatrical release and HBO Max release happened at the same time. Films like Dune, Mortal Kombat, and Suicide Squad all had a corresponding release on both screens.

Drawing the Crowds

Since 2020, movie theaters have had a problem drawing crowds back in to watch movies on the big screen. Sarnoff further stated that the decision of which movies should release in theaters no longer depends on just the budget size, but also the genre and the audience’s behavioral patterns. Most genres, like comedies and dramas, are not experiencing big openings at the moment. Action and superhero movies have been one of the biggest draws for viewers to step back into the theaters. The Batman, also starring Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, is directed by Matt Reeves and is the longest Batman movie to date at 2 hours 55 minutes with credits. While talking about the long run times, Reeves stated that the immersive quality of the movie will keep you engrossed and you’ll forget that it’s so long. He further added that the movie was once actually longer but was cut down for better viewing.

Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Getting Married

Sometimes, marriage is more of a discovery than a destination. And in such cases, what you don’t know today, can hurt you tomorrow. So, it’s not prudent to avoid difficult questions before marriage, only to get blindsided by them in the future! Instead, honesty in asking and answering these following questions can build the foundation for a steady and happy marriage.

Will Past Romantic Experiences Make or Break Our Marriage?

This is hands down the most important subject matter to openly discuss between two people before tying the knot. It’s very important to have an idea about the effect of individual experiences with exes on the conjugal relationship. Such experiences can help or hinder a marital journey. According to relationship experts, the only productive way to have such conversations is to agree to accept the obvious fact that the other person had a life before the marriage.

When Do You Want to be Alone?

Being alone here means keeping individual autonomous areas of choice. Going into marriage, many people want to keep their individual privacy intact in certain areas of their lives. That means they may be reluctant to share their friends, hobbies, or some private activities with their spouses. This can lead to feelings of rejection, suspicion, and subsequent tension between couples if it isn’t discussed beforehand. To bring such conversation to the table without any awkwardness, relationship experts suggest simply asking the partner about the needed or preferred time to be left alone.

What is Your Language of Love?

This may sound generic, but it’s a concept that actually varies from couple to couple. According to relationship experts, categorizing expressions of love is helpful in strengthening a marriage. Based on personal preference, languages of love can differ in couples, like showing affirmations, spending quality time together, giving gifts, acts of service, physical touch, etc. Knowing each other’s preferred love language can help the couple work out a way to nurture their marital relationship, in a way specific and special to both of them.