Weekend #17 of 53 from May 24 – May 27, 2020.
Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) will be selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.
Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new pics feature is strictly for streaming releases.
Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial or resubscribe and see what’s new.
NOTE: If you’re coming to these posts weeks or months later, some and/or all of the picks listed below may no longer be on the streaming services indicated. Anything marked as “Original” typically doesn’t expire on the streaming service.
*Title with asterisk – newly released
Title linked and has star rating – already watched, rated and reviewed
Title bolded – on our schedule to watch/rewatch, rate and review (or in progress)
ALL Week #17 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service
- *After Life – Season 2 – 6 episodes
Black comedy-drama – Original
- *Hello Ninja – Season 2 – 10 episodes (?)
Animated, CGI – Original
- *Circus of Books ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apr 22)
Documentary – Original
- *The Last Kingdom – Season 4 – 10 episodes (Apr 26)
British historical fiction – BBC / Netflix
- *Explained: “Coronavirus” (Apr 26)
Limited series – Original
Netflix just keeps releasing more and more originals. It’s a great time to be a subscriber of this service.
YouTube Movies (FREE)
- THE BEATLES: Yellow Submarine
Official Sing-A-Long Watch Party
Saturday April 25 @ 9am PST (GMT-8) event location here
UPDATE 4/25/20: 71,000+ showed up (see: Just Watched The Beatles Yellow Submarine with 71,000+ People)
AMAZON PRIME Movies
- Dr. No ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- From Russia with Love ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Goldfinger ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- You Only Live Twice
- Diamonds are Forever
- Never Say Never Again
Since we have to wait for Bond 25 No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig, so why not get your Sean Connery James Bond on by watching/rewatching all 7 Bond Connery films in UHD 4K?
The 10-day SXSW event starts next Monday, so after the weekend there will be 10 days of festival movie viewing (see: Attend A FREE Film Festival Online: SXSW 2020 Festival April 27 – May 6, 2020 via Amazon Prime Video)
- The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
Season 2 Episode 1
Horror films double-feature with host commentary
Friday April 24, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
Joe Bob Briggs is back starting Friday night with The Last Drive-In Season Two and Chris Jerico is co-hosting the first episode. New Shudder subscribers can enjoy a free 30 day trial. Returning subscribers: $5.99/month.
VUDU Movies (FREE)
- Child’s Play (1988) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Encino Man
VUDU is best known for their VOD rentals, but they also offer 5,355 “free” movies that contain commercials. The ads aren’t too intrusive like some free streamers. They just were bought out by Fandango (see: Fandango Buys Vudu from Walmart – What Does This Mean For Both Services?)
Other free movie/TV streaming services worth checking out: ROKU and IMDB
PEACOCK Movies – soft launch April 15, 2020
- It Came From Outer Space (1953)
- Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
- Saved By The Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)
For fans of the TV show Saved By The Bell, the complete series is available for streaming, including Saved By The Bell: The College Years and the two TV movies shown above. I hadn’t watched those movies before, but found them both to be better than I expected. Got me kind of back into this series.
Dustin Diamond who played Screech thinks he should be in the reboot, despite him writing a book that wasn’t that friendly to the rest of the cast. We’ll find out whenever it is released as no official release date has been announced.
DC Universe TV
If you haven’t been following the adult (language) adventures of Harley Quinn, this is the place every Friday at 6am PST (GMT-8) to enjoy Season 2 episodes. The second season runs will run through June 29, 2020 for 13 episodes total. Highly recommended. All episodes are rated and reviewed, see Harley Quinn.