WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #48 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock

HBO Max: Nov 26

Weekend #48 of 53 (11/26 – 11/29/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

KEY

*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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *The Christmas Chronicles 2 (11/25)
  2. *Mosul (11/26) – Russo Brothers thriller
  3. *The Call (11/27)
  4. *The Beast
  5. *Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Great Pretender – Season 2 (11/25)
    Anime
  2. *The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives (11/27)
  3. *Sugar Rush: Christmas – Season 2
  4. *The Uncanny Counter – Season 1 (11/28)
  5. *Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday!

Disney+

  1. *The Mandalorian – Season 2, Episode 5 of 8 – “Chapter 13” (Nov 27)

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Superintelligence (11/26)
  2. The Call Of The Wild ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (11/28)

HBO Max TV

  1. *The Flight Attendant – Season 1, Episode 1 (11/26)
    Thriller, Drama

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Uncle Frank (11/25)
  2. Bombshell ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (11/26)
  3. *Life In A Year (11/27)

Hulu Movies

  1. *Centigrade
  2. Bombshell (also on Amazon Prime)

Peacock TV

  1. *Saved By The Bell (2020) – Season 1, Episode 1 (11/26)

U.S Households Signed up for 9 Million Total New Streaming Subscriptions in Q3 2020 vs. 2 Million in 2019

Streaming has benefited in 2020 from the pandemic, with three streaming services performing especially well with new subscribers over the third quarter 2020: HBO Max, Hulu and CBS All Access. Hulu more from their live TV subscription offering as more people ditch cable and satellite for streaming live TV.

Americans are streaming more video than ever before amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The average U.S. household now subscribes to 2.5 streaming services versus 2.1 a year ago, according to an estimate from analysts at UBS. Americans signed up for 9 million total new subscriptions last quarter, way up from the 2 million subscriptions added in the third quarter last year.

These 3 Streaming Services Crushed It Last Quarter

In 2020, I’ve been most impressed with Hulu. I didn’t really watch it that much before this year, but felt like I was missing something good. The Mandalorian aside, Disney+ has been underwhelming by comparison to Hulu, at least for what I want to watch.

We’re renewing Disney+ for another year, but it’s still mostly a play for our grandchildren, it’s not something we will watch very often. Again, except for The Mandalorian which is about to air episode #5 of 8. That’s three more to go and then another drought of new content until Pixar’s Soul drops on Christmas (see: Disney Diss? Rips Soul From Theaters To Be Disney+ Exclusive) and additional intended for theaters show up on Disney+.

Am also surprised to see CBS All Access on this list. They have a very small library of movies, but do have some good, mostly classic TV shows to watch. They are pretty much the only game in town to stream season four of the classic Twilight Zone. The one with the hour long episodes. They have the other four seasons also and Jordan Peele’s most recent version of The Twilight Zone.

Any big streaming channel surprises above for you?

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #47 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: Nov 20

Weekend #47 of 53 (11/19 – 11/22/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

As Thanksgiving inches closer, Netflix continues to feed us with new Christmas-oriented content, including a Dolly Parton musical and an animated movie called Alien Xmas.

For non-holiday movies: Body Cam (2020) on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, Machete Kills (2013) on Netflix. Who can ever get enough of Danny Trejo as Machete? The trailer for that is below. Run is a Hulu Original.

Just past the weekend on Monday comes a new Bruce Willis movie called, Hard Kill that went straight to VOD. It has the absolute worst 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so could be evidence that a once mighty action hero has completely bottomed out, but mentioning for those who want to check out the newest movie Willis has appeared in. I will turn it on and give it a try. Not sure if I’ll stay for it all, similar to what I’ve done with some other action stars of the past like Steven Seagal’s recent movie output.

KEY

*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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *The Princess Switch: Switched Again (11/19)
  2. *My Amnesia Girl
  3. *Three Words To Forever
  4. *40 Sticks (11/20)
  5. *Alien Xmas
  6. *If Anything Happens, I Love You
  7. *The App That Stole Christmas
  8. *Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square
  9. Machete Kills (2013)
  10. *Hard Kill (11/23) – Bruce Willis

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Voices of Fire – Season 1
    Reality TV, Gospel

Disney+

  1. *The Mandalorian – Season 2, Episode 4 – “Chapter 12” (Nov 20)

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Underwater ⭐️ (11/21)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Between The World and Me

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Body Cam, 2020 (Nov 18)
  2. *Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss (11/20)
  3. *Most Wanted (11/21)
For some reason I kept thinking this was a retitle of Black and Blue ⭐️⭐️⭐️ but no, it’s not

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. *Small Axe – Miniseries (11/19)
  2. *The Pack – Season 1
    Animal, Dog, Competition

Hulu Movies

  1. *Soul Surfer (11/17)
  2. *Body Cam (11/18) – also on Amazon Prime Video
  3. *McQueen
  4. *Amulet (11/19)
  5. *Run (11/20) – Original
  6. *Tesla

Hulu TV

  1. No Man’s Land – Complete Season 1
  2. Animaniacs – Complete Season 1 (11/20) – Original

Shudder TV

  1. *Leap of Faith – Exclusive
    Documentary, The Exorcist

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #46 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Hulu: Nov 13

Weekend #46 of 53 (11/12 – 11/15/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Only 7 weekends in 2020 remain, counting this weekend, and contrary to the movie theaters, it’s been a very active and productive year for streaming — and it continues. That’s not saying there haven’t been good new movies in theaters, because there have been, just not very many.

Streaming, on the other hand just keeps having more and more new movies and TV shows for us to choose from. The selection in 2020 has been staggering to cover, much less watch and, even much less, review. A couple like us simply cannot watch everything new. One person would basically never be able to sleep to be able to watch everything.

So, then, it becomes what interests you to watch. Every week, usually on Thursday, we cover a good portion of what’s new on many of the streaming services. We can’t cover everything new, and don’t even try to do so, but we try to hit the high points and share so you can tune into these posts and see what interests you most.

KEY

*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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Ludo (11/12)
  2. *Jingle Jangle (11/13)
  3. *The Life Ahead
  4. *The Minions of Midas – Original
  5. *A Very Country Christmas (11/15)
  6. Cloudy with a Chance for Meatballs 2
  7. Hometown Holiday
  8. V for Vendetta

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Trial 4 – Miniseries (11/11)
    true crime
  2. *The Minions of Midas – Miniseries (11/13)
  3. The Crown – Season 4 – Original

Disney+

  1. *The Mandalorian – Season 2, Episode 3 – “Chapter 11” (Nov 13)
  2. Inside Pixar

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Dolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (11/14)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Murder On Middle Beach – premiere
    docuseries

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *The Ride (11/13)
  2. *The Dictator (11/14)
  3. 12 Pups of Christmas (11/15)
  4. Christmas Crush

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. *Alex Rider – Season 1 (11/13)
  2. *James May: Oh Cook – Season 1
  3. American Horror: 1984 – Season 9

Hulu Movies

  1. The Man Who Invented Christmas (11/12)
  2. *I Am Greta (11/13) – Documentary – Original
  3. *Sputnik (2020)

Shudder Movies

  1. *Lingering (11/12)
  2. Saturday The 14th (11/14)

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #45 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Shudder

Amazon Video: Nov 6

Weekend #45 of 53 (11/5 – 11/8/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Now that we’re getting into November, Netflix is starting to drop new Christmas movies. We watched a bunch of holiday-oriented movies last November and December. It’s a good time of year to get into those movies, but they can become very repetitive and formulaic.

KEY

*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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *A New York Christmas Wedding (11/5)
  2. *Midnight at the Magnolia
  3. *One More Try

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta – Season 1
  2. *Operation Christmas Drop – Special
  3. *Paranormal – Season 1
  4. *Country Ever After – Season 1

Disney+

  1. *The Mandalorian – Season 2, Episode 2 – “Chapter 10” (Nov 6)

HBO Max Movies

  1. *The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Industry – Season 1, Episode 1 premiere (11/9)
  2. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2020 (11/7)

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *The Secret: Dare To Dream (11/6)
  2. Retaliation (2017)

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. *Ferro – Season 1 – Original
  2. *Wayne – Season 1
  3. Community – Season 1-6

Hulu Movies

  1. *Braking For Whales (2020)

Hulu TV

  1. *The Mighty Ones – Season 1

Peacock Movies

  1. *Save Me Too (11/5) – Original

Shudder Movies

  1. *Blood Vessel (11/5) – Original
  2. Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life And Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (Director: David Gregory) (11/9)
  3. Cherry Tree (Director: David Keating)

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #44 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Shudder

Disney+: Oct 30, 2020
Season 2 premiere!

Weekend #44 of 53 (10/29 – 11/1/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Bring on the horror because Halloween 2020 weekend is here. Sunday is also the first of the month which means a bunch of different movies rotated into various streaming services. Alphabetical lists are included below.

The biggest even is on the streaming TV front with Season 2 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Oh yeah, this weekend is going to cook!

Also looking forward to the animated Creepshow special on Shudder. It’s there to tide us over until Creepshow Season 2 hits in 2021.

KEY

*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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight (Oct 28)
  2. *Holidate
  3. *Secrets of The Saqqara Tomb – Documentary
  4. *Bronx (Oct 29)
  5. *The Day of the Lord
  6. *His House
  7. *The 12th Man (Oct 31)

NETFLIX TV

  1. Somebody Feed Phil – Season 4
  2. Suburra – Season 3
  3. The Garfield Show – Season 3 (Nov 1)
  4. M’entends-tu? / Can You Hear Me? – Season 2
  5. 60 Days In – Season 5
  6. Dawson’s Creek – Seasons 1-6
  7. Forged in Fire – Season 6
  8. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath – Seasons 1-3

Movies rotating into NETFLIX as of November 1

A Clockwork Orange
Boyz n the Hood
Casper
Christmas Break-In
Easy A
Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale
Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
Jumping the Broom
Knock Knock
Little Monsters (1989)
Mile 22
Ocean’s Eleven
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Piercing
Platoon
School Daze
Snowden
The Impossible
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Next Karate Kid
Wheels of Fortune
Yes Man

Disney+

  1. *The Mandalorian – Season 2, Episode 1 (Oct 30)

HBO Max Movies

  1. *John Lewis: Good Trouble (Oct 27)
  2. *Black Christmas (Oct 31)
  3. It Chapter Two

HBO Max TV

  1. *The Soul of America – Documentary Premiere
  2. Ghosts – Season 2
  3. Vida Perfecta – Season 1
  4. Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story (Oct 28)

Movies rotating into HBO MAX as of November 1

10,000 BC, 2008
13 Going On 30, 2004
2 Fast 2 Furious, 2003 (HBO)
Above The Rim, 1994
All Is Bright, 2013
America, America, 1964
Anchors Aweigh, 1945
Another Cinderella Story, 2008
The Arrangement, 1969
Austin Powers In Goldmember, 2002
Autumn In New York, 2000 (HBO)
Baby Doll, 1956
Battleship, 2012 (HBO)
Beasts Of The Southern Wild, 2012 (HBO)
Billy Madison, 1995 (HBO)
Blast From The Past, 1999
Blood Work, 2002
The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, 2005 (HBO)
Broadway Danny Rose, 1984 (HBO)
The Bucket List, 2007
The Children, 2009
A Christmas Carol, 1938
Chronicle, 2012 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
City Island, 2010 (HBO)
City Slickers, 1991 (HBO)
Clash Of The Titans, 2010
Critical Care, 1997
Cruel Intentions, 1999 (HBO)
The Dancer Upstairs, 2003 (HBO)
The Dark Knight, 2008
David Copperfield, 1935
Dead Man Walking, 1995 (HBO)
Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985 (HBO)
The Devil’s Advocate, 1997
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, 2003 (HBO)
Dolphin Tale, 2011
Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, 2003
The Eagle, 2011 (HBO)
East Of Eden, 1955
Eight Legged Freaks, 2002
Elf Pets: Santa’s Saint Bernard’s Save Christmas, 2018
The Enforcer, 1976
A Face In The Crowd, 1957
The Fast And The Furious, 2001 (HBO)
Femme Fatale, 2002
The Five-Year Engagement, 2012 (Extended Version) (HBO)
A Flintstone Christmas, 1977
A Flintstone Family Christmas, 1993
Free Willy, 1993
Friday The 13th, 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, 2009
The Gauntlet, 1977
Genius, 2016 (HBO)
Get Santa, 2014
Girl In Progress, 2012
Grumpier Old Men, 1995
Grumpy Old Men, 1993
Guys And Dolls, 1955
Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 (HBO)
Happy Gilmore, 1996 (HBO)
Heidi, 2006
High Fidelity, 2000 (HBO)
High Society, 1956
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, 2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, 2013
Hollidaysburg, 2014
House On Haunted Hill, 1999
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 2012 (HBO)
Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes
The Iron Giant, 1999
J. Edgar, 2011
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday, 1993
Jason X, 2002
King Kong, 1976 (HBO)
The Last King Of Scotland, 2006 (HBO)
The Lego Batman Movie, 2017
The Lego Movie, 2014
The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2014
License To Wed, 2007
Life Stinks, 1991
Linda And The Mockingbirds, 2020 (HBO)
Little Man Tate, 1991 (HBO)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action, 2003
The Losers, 2010
Lowriders, 2017 (HBO)
Made, 2001 (HBO)
The Madness Of King George, 1994 (HBO)
Magic Mike, 2012
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special, 2017
Magnum Force, 1973
Malibu’s Most Wanted, 2003
The Man With The Golden Arm, 1955
The Mask, 1994
Menace II Society, 1993
Miss Julie, 2014 (HBO)
Money Talks, 1997
Mr. Nanny, 1993
Music And Lyrics, 2007
Must Love Dogs, 2005
Mystic River, 2003
National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, 1993
Needful Things, 1993
The Neverending Story, 1984
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, 1991
New York Minute, 2004
Nights In Rodanthe, 2008
Nothing Like The Holidays, 2008
Now And Then, 1995
Ocean’s 11, 1960
Old School, 2003
On The Town, 1949
Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas, Special Premiere
A Perfect World, 1993
Pleasantville, 1998
The Pledge, 2001
Popstar, 2005
Practical Magic, 1998
The Prophecy, 1995 (HBO)
The Prophecy 2, 1998 (HBO)
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent, 2000 (HBO)
Prophecy 4: The Uprising, 2005 (HBO)
Prophecy 5: The Forsaken, 2005 (HBO)
Radio Days, 1987
Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)
Rick And Morty, Season Four PremiereThe Right Stuff, 1983
Rock Star, 2001
Rosewood, 1997
Rumor Has It, 2005
Salvador, 1986 (HBO)
Scoop, 2006 (HBO)
The Sea Of Grass, 1947
The Secret Garden, 1993
Sesame Street, 1969
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, Special Premiere
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Special Premiere
Sinbad Of The Seven Seas, 1989 (HBO)
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, 2005
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2, 2008
Smurfs Christmas Special, 1982
Some Came Running, 1958
Space Cowboys, 2000
Splendor In The Grass, 1961
Sudden Impact, 1983
Summer Catch, 2001
Swingers, 1996 (HBO)
Swordfish, 2001
A Tale Of Two Cities, 1935
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, 2003
Terminator Salvation, 2009
Terms Of Endearment, 1983
Thief, 1981 (HBO)
Thirteen Ghosts, 2001
Tightrope, 1984
The Time Traveler’s Wife, 2009
Tis The Season To Be Smurfy, 1987
Titans, Seasons 1 & 2
Torque, 2004
Tower Heist, 2011 (HBO)
The Town That Santa Forgot, 1993
Troll, 1986 (HBO)
Troll 2, 1990 (HBO)
True Crime, 1999
Tweety’s High-Flying Adventures, 2000
Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983 (HBO)
Una Semana (HBO)
Unaccompanied Minors, 2006
Untamed Heart, 1993 (HBO)
Veronica Mars, 2014
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, 2011 (Extended Version) (HBO)
We Bought A Zoo, 2011 (HBO)
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special, 2018
Wild Wild West, 1999
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!, 2004 (HBO)
Witches Of Eastwick, The, 1987
The Wood, 1999
Wyatt Earp, 1994
Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper, 1982
Yogi’s First Christmas, 1980
Young Justice, Seasons 1-3
Zoo Animals (HBO)

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Soorarai Pottru (2020)

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. Truth Seekers – Season 1 – Original

Movies rotating into AMAZON PRIME VIDEO as of November 1

28 Days Later (2003)
A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019)
A Christmas Switch (2018)
A Majestic Christmas (2018) (Hallmark Movies Now)
Arizona Whirlwind (1944)
Article 99 (1992)
As Good As It Gets (1997)
Boyz N’ The Hood (1991)
Breathless (1983)
Country Strong (2011)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Deja Vu (2006)
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)
Firewalker (1986)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Marrying Father Christmas (2018) (Hallmark Movies Now)
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
More Than A Game (2009)
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Next Day Air (2009)
Platoon (1986)
Rock N’ Roll Christmas (2019)
Romancing The Stone (1984)
Ronin (1998)
Silverado (1985)
Step Up (2006)
Thank You For Smoking (2006)

Hulu Movies

  1. *Bad Therapy (2020)

Movies rotating into HULU as of November 1

12 Rounds (2009)
3 Ninjas (1992)
A Christmas Solo (2017)
A Nanny For Christmas (2010)
A View to a Kill (1985)
Alien Nation (1988)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Article 99 (1992)
Beerfest (2006)
Big Daddy (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Breathless (1983)
Bringing Down The House (2003)
Broadcast News (1987)
Children Of The Corn (2009)
Christmas In Compton (2012)
Christmas In Vermont (2016)
Christmas on Holly Lane (2018)
The Christmas Tale (2005)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Dead Presidents (1995)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)
The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Firewalker (1986)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Foxfire (1996)
From Russia with Love (1964)
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Hud (1963)
I Heart Huckabees (2003)
I Spy (2002)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Jumping The Broom (2011)
The Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)
Kiss The Girls (1997)
Knocked Up (2007)
The Last Waltz (1978)
License to Kill (1989)
Little Giants (1994)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Lord Of War (2005)
Lost In Space (1998)
Love Hurts (1990)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Maverick (1994)
Moonraker (1979)
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
The Net (1995)
Next Day Air (2009)
Octopussy (1983)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Once Upon A Time At Christmas (2017)
Pacific Heights (1990)
Paws P.I. (2018)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2009)
Platoon (1986)
The Prestige (2006)
Ronin (1998)
School Dance (2014)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Spy Next Door (2010)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Thunderball (1965)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Universal Soldier (1992)
W. (2008)
Wanted (2008)
The Waterboy (1998)
Wetlands (2019)
Wild Hogs (2007)
Wild Things (1998)
Working Girl (198)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

Peacock Movies

Movies rotating into PEACOCK as of November 1

  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)
  • American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
  • American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love (2009)
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • Cell (2016)*
  • Children Of Men (2006)
  • Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Daybreakers (2010)
  • Field Of Dreams (1989)
  • The Fifth Element (1997)
  • Gods Of Egypt (2016)
  • The Guru (2003)
  • Hostel (2006)
  • Hostel: Part II (2007)
  • Hunter Killer (2018)
  • Knocked Up (2007)
  • Last Holiday (2006)
  • The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
  • The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
  • Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • Little Rascals (1994)
  • Meet Joe Black (1998)
  • Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)
  • My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)
  • Mystery Men (1999)
  • Nighthawks (1981)
  • Parenthood (1989)
  • Police Academy (1984)
  • Prince Of Darkness (1987)
  • Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
  • Scent Of A Woman (1992)
  • The Scorpion King (2002)
  • The Shape Of Thing (2003)
  • The Ugly Truth (2009)
  • Wanted (2008)
  • What Women Want (2000)
  • Winchester ’73 (1950)
  • Z for Zachariah (2015)
  • American Pickers
  • Ancient Aliens
  • Botched S6
  • The Profit S7
  • There’s Johnny S1

Shudder Movies

  1. *Creepshow Animated Special (Oct 30)
  2. *May The Devil Take You Too – Original

FIRST LOOK: Totally Under Control – Hulu

We share your pain in pandemic fatigue, but here in America we have an election coming in a few weeks and many still haven’t voted yet (my ballet will arrive in the next few days). I used to vote on election day in person, but for several years now it’s been strictly mail-in balloting.

One of the topics that many will be considering in who they vote for is what will future politicians will do about the pandemic? Personally, I have mixed opinions about politicizing the pandemic, but worried about the next four years. Heck, I’m worried about the next four months.

We’ve anticipated a wide variety of COVID-19 movies, documentaries and TV shows to begin appearing in entertainment. Totally Under Control scratches that itch on the documentary front.

Filmed in secret over five months, Totally Under Control (streaming on Hulu tomorrow) uses news footage and interviews with experts and government whistleblowers to show how the administration missed each opportunity to either stop the virus from arriving in the U.S. or prevent its spread. The filmmakers present these events in rapid, blow-by-blow succession, lending the doc an urgency that contrasts with the languid federal response to the pandemic.

‘Totally Under Control’: An Essential Pandemic Documentary – The Atlantic

Official trailer:

Totally Under Control is available for streaming via Hulu on October 20, 2020.

“First Major LGBTQ+ Holiday rom-com” Happiest Season Skips Domestic Theatrical Release for Hulu

Those hoping to watch Happiest Season this holiday on the big screen in the United States will now need a subscription to Hulu. Maybe you have one already, so kick back, it’s on the release radar next month.

“I am beyond grateful to Hulu for providing an incredible home for ‘Happiest Season,’ and I’ll forever cherish my journey with Sony Pictures who felt just as strongly as I did about the value of bringing the first major LGBTQ+ holiday rom-com to audiences,” said DuVall. “I’m hopeful that this universal story, told through a unique lens, will join the long list of holiday classics that continue to bring all of us so much joy and happiness.”

‘Happiest Season’ Heads to Hulu From Sony Pictures in U.S. – Variety

What’s curious about this release is why it isn’t happening in the theaters? More and more articles like this one point out that it’s not surprising when movies skip theaters in these times because not that many theaters are open. AMC is almost 90% open in all their theaters across the United States including parts of California and New York state. Sure, Regal closed and some Alamo Drafthouse theaters are closed, but it’s not like there aren’t theaters open nationwide.

Also, curious that being this is billed as the first major LGBTQ+ rom-com release, one would think they would at least try a theatrical release domestically? I don’t get how some of these decisions are being made for theatrical releases in the United States right now. Guess we are in the minority that like seeing new films first on the big screen. A Hulu release probably means they felt they’d make more money this way.

Happiest Season will stream on Hulu starting November 25, 2020.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #43 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

HBO Max: Oct 23

Weekend #43 of 53 (10/22 – 10/25/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Staying home this weekend and looking to watch some higher profile movies? You’re going to have a selection of several feature films, including:

  • HBO Max – Roald Dahl adaptation Witches originally intended as a theatrical release
  • Amazon Prime Video – the sequel to that bizarre Sacha Baron Cohen character Borat most easily titled Borat 2, but the actual title is: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Netflix – They are still making Tremors movies? You know those graboid creatures that tunnel underground? Yeah, they are still making those movies. Tremors: Shrieker Island available to watch right now. There’s also Rebecca.
  • Hulu – the wild, weird Bad Hair let’s down its spooky locks
Netflix: Oct 21

KEY

*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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Tremors: Shrieker Island
  2. *Rebecca
  3. Bending The Arc (2019)
  4. Cadaver
  5. The Hummingbird Project
  6. Yes God, Yes
  7. Move
  8. Over The Moon

NETFLIX TV

  1. *My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3
  2. Barbarians (Oct 23)
  3. The Queen’s Gambit

HBO Max Movies

  1. *The Witches – Roald Dahl adaptation (Oct 22)

HBO Max TV

  1. *The Undoing – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Undoing” (Oct 25)
    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Borat Subsequent Moviefilm AKA Borat 2 (Oct 23)

Hulu Movies

  1. *Bad Hair – Original (Oct 22)
  2. Cyrano My Love (Oct 19)

Shudder Movies

  1. *32 Malasana Street (Oct 22)
  2. Them (Oct 19)
  3. Sleep Tight (Oct 19)
  4. *Joe Bob’s Halloween Drive-In Special
    Shudder TV LIVE Friday October 23, 2020 @ 6pm PT (GMT-8)
Premieres live Friday October 23 and available for streaming Monday October 26

Should Disney+ add Hulu as a hub or leave a standalone service?

Hulu is going all out for Halloween with Huluween!

A lot of speculation is around what Disney’s plans are with Hulu.

One idea is to bring Hulu in as a hub inside Disney+, similar to how Amazon Prime and Hulu already have subscribed add-on channels. This would make Disney+ even more like a streaming TV station with various channels.

Adding a Hulu hub within Disney+, would be away round adding more mature content to Disney+ and ideally increase. subscriptions to Hulu, raising more revenue for Disney.    While many including myself would prefer just one streaming service with everything, Disney is still cautious about associating some brands with the Disney name and also Disney+ wouldn’t be able to continue at its current price point with double or treble the amount of content.

Could Hulu Become A Hub Within Disney+ ? | What’s On Disney Plus

Disney also was once going to take Hulu internationally, but it seems those plans have stalled. In part, perhaps they don’t want to make Hulu too valuable, because Comcast still owns a stake and the more valuable it is, the more Disney will need to pay Comcast by 2024 to buyout their stake.

We’ve enjoyed Hulu, it’s one of the better streaming channels. For new content, anyway, if you strip away the main IP that Disney+ has (Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, The Simpsons, Disney animation etc), it’s a better streaming service than Disney+. It seems like Disney+ strategy was to assemble and offer their legacy content and not add much new in the first year. They have season two of The Mandalorian coming and some notable movies, but more new content comes regularly to Hulu. Also, Hulu is more adult-oriented.

So, does it make sense to fold Hulu into Disney+? I’m not sure on this one. It might turn off Hulu subscribers who don’t see Hulu as Disney, then again it might add an edge to Disney+ that it is more than (mostly) family-friendly content. I kind of like the idea of keeping the services separate and standalone, but can see this would make Disney+ more robust, particularly in the adding new content portion of the service, which is a current weakness.

What do you think? Leave Hulu standalone or should it be folded into Disney+?