Weekend #27 of 53 (7/3 – 7/5/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service
Normally post this on Thursdays, but my work week has been crazy busy, so I’m behind here. Absolutely not complaining because a lot of people are unemployed and extremely grateful that my work, labeled as essential, has been busier than normal this time of year. At the same time it leaves my “free” time somewhat wrecked.
Ah, but I have the next two days off, so in between the fireworks and festivities, will definitely ramp up my movie and TV show watching.
One of the movies I’ve been most looking forward to seeing in the music bio genre is *Street Survivors: The True Story of Lynyrd Skynyrd [FIRST LOOK] that went straight to VOD (Video On Demand) and is available on Vudu (and probably all other competing VOD providers) at least to own or rent. I love it when they give us these options and when the price isn’t that different, I’m probably going to just buy ($7.99) instead of rent ($3.99).
Have written before that it makes most sense to offer a lower own it price like this with movies that aren’t big budget. They will get people to just pay the extra $4 so if the movie is really good, they can rewatch it multiple times. In the case of a movie about a rock band I like, I’m thinking the sound track has to be worth the eight bones as it is. Will find out soon.
I’m not seeing a lot of brand new movie releases on the streaming services this weekend. They probably are holding back a bit since they rotate in a bunch of new titles on the first of each month, after sending some titles away. License roulette in full swing. I probably should be reporting what all those are in a post or at least linking to the multiple other sites already doing that.
I believe Reelgood and/or JustWatch have services where you can track movies you want to watch and be notified when and where they appear. If I’m wrong (feel free to correct me in the comments if you know otherwise), then they should have that type of service to make their site even more useful.
I’m sort of getting used to using my phone as a remote, but after a couple weeks of Chromecast (see: Tired of Waiting For Roku, 7+ Year Customer Buys Chromecast Ultra to Stream HBO Max to TV) it’s just not as user-friendly to me as having a UI (User Interface) on the TV like Roku offers. I don’t like the small screen and the fact that it sometimes loses the sync to my phone so I have to go back in and recast to watch what’s next. It’s just not an amazing user experience like Roku. HBO Max really needs to get it together with Roku because they are the primary reason I’m using Chromecast.
Alright, let’s see what’s new out there. I may continue to update this post now that I’m finally winding down for my days off and have more time to research new movies and TV shows coming to streaming services. Seems like I might be missing some good stuff. I looked at Amazon, for example, and didn’t see much new happening there. That can’t be right, can it?
*Title with asterisk – newly released
Title is linked and has star rating – already watched, rated and reviewed
Title bolded – on our schedule to watch/rewatch, rate and review (or in progress)
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.
- *Desperados (July 30)
- *Under the Riccione Sun
- *Unsolved Mysteries – Volume 1
- *Southern Survival – Season 1
- *Say I Do Surprise Weddings – Season 1, 8 episodes
HBO Max Movies
- Midway ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (July 4)
HBO Max TV
- *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 2
Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
- *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 4 (also available on DC Universe)
- *Perry Mason – episode 3
- *Metamorphosis – Original
DC Universe TV
- *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 8: “Shiv Part Two”
Am really feeling the withdrawal symptoms that Harley Quinn is over. We have a new Stargirl and Doom Patrol episode, though.