Yeah, I try to avoid people's opinions before seeing stuff these days. Partly to avoid spoilers, and partly as to not color my expectations. Movie watching for me is a more interesting experience if I know as little as possible about a film before viewing.
I don't get HBO, but that sort of experience actually makes me miss it a little bit. Back in the day before on-screen guides and instant streaming sometimes I'd just be flipping by, see the MGM, Paramount, or Columbia logo and just give whatever came after a try. If you'd forget to look up the title after the fact you might not even know what the movie was called