WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #42 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Shudder

Netflix: Oct 16

Weekend #42 of 53 (10/15 – 10/18/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

A encouraging weekend coming up for both theater releases (see: Opening 10-16-2020 in Theaters: Honest Thief, 2 Hearts) and streaming.

The Trial of The Chicago 7, originally intended as a theatrical release, was picked up by Netflix. Blumhouse continues their horror movies Q&A with directors watch party this Saturday, but you can see the movies on Amazon already: Evil Eye and Nocturne. Also on the horror front, Shudder will premiere The Mortuary Collection.


*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.


  1. *The Trial of The Chicago 7
  2. *A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting – Original
  3. *Love Like The Falling Rain – Original
  4. Rooting for Roona


  1. *Social Distance – Season 1 – 8 episodes
    Technology, COVID-19, Anthology
  2. Half & Half – Seasons 1-4
  3. One on One – Seasons 1-5
  4. Power Rangers: Beast Morphers – Season 2, Part 1
  5. Someone Has To Die – Season 1 – 3 episodes (Oct 16)
    Crime, Thriller Miniseries
  6. Grand Army – Season 1

HBO Max Movies

  1. *The Perfect Weapon (2020) – Documentary


  1. Detention Adventures – Season 2
  2. David Byrne’s American Utopia
    Concert, Music
  3. *Lovecraft Country – Season 1, Episode 10 “Full Circle”
    Horror, season final episode (Oct 18)

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Evil Eye – Original
  2. *Nocturne – Original
  3. *Time – Original
  4. A Most Beautiful Thing
  5. Playing With Fire

Hulu Movies

  1. *Playing With Fire (also on Amazon Prime Video)
  2. The Painted Bird (2019)
  3. Life After Basketball (2019)
  4. The Escort (2016)
  5. Friend Request (2016)

Hulu TV

  1. *Helstrom – Season 1
  2. *The Purge – Season 2
  3. Treadstone – Season 2

Peacock TV

  1. *Mr. Mercedes – Season 1 – 2, 20 total episodes (Oct 15)
    Stephen King adaptation

Shudder Movies

  1. *Mohawk (Oct 12)
  2. *The Mortuary Collection – Original

Let’s Get Crazy on Halloween 2020 – Apply to be paid $1,000 to watch 24 hours of horror movies

I “applied” and so can you — Halloween is a Saturday and watching 24 hours of horror movies is right up my alley, I should pay them just to be able to participate!

I’ve done blogathons in the past. Can honestly say I’ve never done a 24 hour straight watchathon.

Was looking at the Star Wars movie marathon in the theaters when Rise of Skywalker came out and was intrigued and interested. This particular challenge doesn’t require leaving my house, not sure if that’s a pro or con.

In a blogathon for 24 hours you write and posts blog posts. Seemed easier to me than it actually was, particularly toward the final six hours when the tank gets beyond empty and your brain goes into mush mode.

The dream teams at CableTV.com and HighSpeedInternet.com are partnering up to pay one lucky horror flick aficionado $1,000 to watch a nonstop, 24-hour movie marathon on a streaming service of their choice. If a night of #nosleep, coffee, and gallons of fake blood sounds like more of a dream than a nightmare, this job is right up your (dark, abandoned) alley. 

Get Paid $1,000 to Watch 24 Hours of Horror Movies This Halloween

This horror watching on Halloween movie challenge, however, is a bloody sharp opportunity to choose 13+ horror movies on various streaming channels and tweet and blog the fun. I mean, think about the run times, about 1.5 hours per movie .. it’s just about perfect for 13+ movies. With the right pre-planning exactly 13 movies could be chosen for a perfectly superstitious movie count.

24 hours x 60 minutes = 1440 minutes
divided by 90 minutes (average estimated movie)
= 16 movies!

What 13 movies would I choose? That I have to think more about for certain, but I just surfed around Shudder’s Newly Added List and quickly picked out 13 horror movies I’d like to watch or rewatch (in no particular order):

  1. 91 minutes – Mohawk (2018)
  2. 94 minutes – The Cleansing Hour (2020)
  3. 96 minutes – The Deeper You Dig (2020)
  4. 89 minutes – The Masque of Red Death (1964)
  5. 85 minutes – From Beyond (1986)
  6. 100 minutes – Rabbit (2018)
  7. 100 minutes – Starfish (2018)
  8. 102 minutes – Fade To Black (1980)
  9. 83 minutes – 30 Miles From Nowhere (2020)
  10. 89 minutes – The Evil (1978)
  11. 94 minutes – Mortuary (1983)
  12. 89 minutes – One Dark Night (1983)
  13. 81 minutes – Random Acts of Violence (2020)

= 1193 minute

Bonus movies to round out 1,440 minutes

14. 92 minutes – Hellmaster (1992)
15. 108 minutes – Uncaged (2016)

= 1,393 minutes

This would leave like 40+ minutes for bathroom pause and breaks throughout the day. Again, these aren’t necessarily the movies I’d watch if chosen, but maybe they would be, who knows?

Want to apply?

Yes, you can apply, too. It’s not about the money to me, but if they pick me and want to pay, I’m not going to turn down a thousand bones for doing something I love doing anyway. It’s about watching and enjoying horror movies.

You get 100 words for them to decide why you should be the one they choose. I made sure my precisely 100 words were exactly 666 characters.


WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #41 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: Oct 7

Weekend #41 of 53 (10/8 – 10/11/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Halloween and October in general is Christmas for horror fans. Since the movie theater landscape is ravaged, we continue to turn to streaming for the bulk of new movies to watch. Thank you to the various streaming channels for stepping up and giving us new content to watch.

Watch parties! We’ve attended a few virtual watch parties and they are fun. There are several coming up this weekend and next.

A Blumhouse watch party event in association with Fangoria and for those with Amazon Prime Video on Saturday and Sunday including a Q&A with directors following the viewing.

Saturday October 10 @ 5:30pm PT – The Lie
Sunday October 11 @ 5:3pm PT – Black Box

Amazon Prime Video: Oct 8

Welcome to the Blumhouse which is an upcoming collection of new original horror films, hailing from Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television. The watch party event is scheduled to begin this Saturday, October 10 which will also include an after Q&A session with each of the films’ directors.

Welcome to the Blumhouse: Fantastic Fest & Fangoria Set Watch Parties For Amazon Prime Films


*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.


  1. *Hubie Halloween ⭐️⭐️ – Adam Sandler (Oct 7)
  2. *Ginny Weds Sunny
  3. *Deaf U
  4. The 40 Year Old Version


  1. *The Haunting of Bly Manor – Season 1 – 9 episodes (Oct 9)
    Horror, loosely based on Turning of the Screw
  2. *Fast and Furious Spy Racers Season 2: Rio
From Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan comes this new Netflix TV Series on October 9

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Charm City Kings – Original

Not recommended, except if you truly want to see how incredibly awful it is: Cats will be available Oct 10 on HBO Max. They should have offered a director’s cut, something to see if they could improve this abomination. It’s one of those slow down and watch an accident mentality watches and mentioned only for that moment.


  1. *The Lovecraft Country – Season 1, Episode 9: “Rewind 1921” (Oct 11)
    Lovecraftian Horror
  2. The Fungies: Season 1B

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Black Box
  2. *The Lie
  3. *Archive
  4. Terminator: Dark Fate (also on Hulu – Oct 9)
  5. Chasing The Crown: Dreamers to Streamers

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. Mr. Robot – Season 4

Hulu Movies

  1. *Books of Blood
  2. *Terminator: Dark Fate ⭐️⭐️½  (Oct 9)

Hulu TV

  1. Next: Series Premiere

Shudder Movies

  1. *The Cleansing Hour

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #40 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, Shudder

#1 on Netflix Top List; as of 10/1 – American Murder: The Family Next Door (RECOMMENDED)

Weekend #40 of 53 (10/1 – 10/4/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

We all know these are unprecedented times right now. Earlier in the comments area we were having a discussion about the theatrical window. It’s such a polarizing topic with the big three theater chains and it’s stupid.

You can just click on the tag theatrical window and see all kinds of past posts on the topic. I’ve been heavily in favor of reducing the theatrical window and in some cases eliminating it altogether. Not for the big budget movies like Tenet, but for independent films, smaller to medium-sized budget films and streaming tie-in films. Keep reading what I mean by streaming tie-ins.

Hulu (TV): October 2

Meanwhile, we have Netflix chugging along during the pandemic releasing more new movies, more content than these mega million, er billion, dollar theater chains every single week. In some cases every few days. Netflix looks absolutely genius for investing so heavily in new content. They have been doing it not because they predicted the pandemic, but because they feared the day when there were no movies from studios they could license any more because the studios have their own competing streaming services. Here we are in 2020 and a lot of them have.

Back to the anemic number of movies by comparison being released theatrically right now. Sure, it might not make sense for some movies to release domestically with only 70% of theaters reopened and moviegoer confidence shaken over safety in some (many?) areas, but having a screen that can show movies that only/primarily shows classic movies isn’t going to drive moviegoers to the theater. They need more new movies.

How can they get them?

The answer is obvious. We write about and share new movies coming out every Thursday here. There are plenty to choose from to show in theaters. Plenty. Why aren’t theaters interested?

Is it ego? They think if they show a bunch of non-theatrical release movies in their theaters it will diminish the overall theater experience? That if they break their long standing rules about day and date releases, it will forever tarnish the business cycle?

We’re in a pandemic. There are no established movie theater rules that apply to this new situation. So, make up the rules that benefit your customers — moviegoers, us — and when the pandemic is over, you can go back to some pre-pandemic rules. Maybe you won’t want to? Maybe the new rules you create will be even better for your business.

Your product is movies. It’s like a hamburger stand that doesn’t sell hamburgers. You need new movies coming into your theaters every week.

Why haven’t the theater chains gone to studios and Netflix and other streamers and asked to screen their new movies until this pandemic is over? Let people see these movies in theaters that want to see them on the big screen. Maybe it doesn’t work for every single movie, but certainly this is better than showing a bunch of classic movies for $5, yes/no? Why is the stupid “respect for the theatrical window” the battle cry for the big three theaters?

They won’t listen to me. I’m just a spec of dust somewhere in a vast internet desert, but business survival 101 means being open to other creative visions, plans and ideas. Since these are unprecedented times, the movie theaters need to treat them accordingly and do things differently.

Maybe just possibly someday some movie theater owner will read this and say, “you know what, we should have tried something like this.”

We can always dream

Since we won’t be seeing any of the movies and TV shows below on the big screen (at least in the near future), we’ll have to continue to enjoy from the comfort of our homes, offices, computers, etc. My oh my, it’s quite the selection of new and classic content to watch.

As a final incidental note, October is my favorite entertainment


*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.


  1. *American Murder: Family Next Door (9/30)
  2. *The Outpost
  3. *We Have Always Lived In The Castle
  4. *You’ve Got This
  5. *The Binding
  6. *Dick Johnson Is Dead
  7. *All Because of You
  8. Human Nature (2019)
This movie dropped on Netflix and, while very predictable, has a fresh presentation style for true crime

A lot of interest is around Welcome To Sudden Death (FIRST LOOK), but have seen it and it’s not worth watching (nope, mini-spoiler: no Penguin battle in the kitchen battle) Yes, it’s available on Netflix.


  1. *Oktoberfest – Beer & Blood – Season 1
  2. Bakugan: Armored Alliance: Season 2? (Oct 1)
  3. Carmen Sandiego Season 3 (Netflix Family)
  4. Code Lyoko Seasons 1-4
  5. Evil Season 1
  6. Familiar Wife Season 1
  7. The Parkers Seasons 1-5
  8. The Unicorn: Season 1
  9. The Worst Witch Season 4
  10. You Cannot Hide Season 1

Movies rotating into NETFLIX as of October 1

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
All Because of You 
(Netflix Original)
Along Came a Spider
Basic Instinct
Black ’47
Cape Fear
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Employee of the Month
Enemy at the Gates
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Free State of Jones
Ghost Rider
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Good Morning, Verônica
 (Netflix Original)
Gran Torino
House of 1,000 Corpses
Human Nature
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
I’m Leaving Now
The Longest Yard 
Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (Netflix Original)
The Outpost
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Poseidon (2006)
The Prince & Me
Stranger than Fiction
Superman Returns
Sword Art Online: Alicization
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Yogi Bear

HBO Max Movies

  1. Beavis & Butthead Do America
  2. *Downhill ⭐️½

HBO is starting out the month with their weekly new theatrical release movie with two horrible films. Since October is a notoriously spooky month, this seems timely. Sometimes it’s worth watching these films to see if they’re so bad, they’re good. Downhill is a lifeless, cold comedy with Will Ferrell and next week the worst film we’ve seen in quite time, Cats. Neither is recommended viewing, but maybe one or both work for you.


  1. *The Lovecraft Country – Season 1, Episode 8: “Jig-a-Bobo” (Oct 4)
    Lovecraftian Horror

Movies rotated into HBO MAX on October 1

Bolded titles recommend quick picks we recommend:

A World of Calm: Documentary Series Premiere
Akeelah And The Bee (HBO)
All-Star Superman
American Dynasties: The Kennedys
American Reunion (HBO)
Analyze That
Analyze This
The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (HBO)
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Ball of Fire
Beavis And Butt-Head Do America (HBO)
Best in Show
Boogie Nights
The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power.
The Butterfly Effect
Cats & Dogs
Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke
The Chronicles Of Riddick (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold
Clean and Sober
The Client
Collateral Beauty
The Color Purple
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (HBO)
Cradle 2 the Grave
Critters 2
Critters 4
The Curse of Frankenstein
Day Of The Dead (HBO)
Death Sentence (Extended Version) (HBO)
Deerskin (HBO)
Dirty Dancing (HBO)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (HBO)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Edge of Darkness
Empire of the Sun
The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House
Endings, Beginnings (HBO)
Enter The Dragon
Frequency (HBO)
The Friday After Next
Galaxy Quest
The Golden Compass
Grudge Match (HBO)
Hairspray (Musical Remake)
Harina (aka Flour) (HBO)
The Haunting
The Hills Have Eyes (Extended Version) (HBO)
The Hills Have Eyes II (Extended Version) (HBO)
Horror of Dracula
The Hunting Ground
I Am Sam
The Informer
The Invisible War
Jonah Hex
The Last Kiss (HBO)
The Last Mimzy
Laws of Attraction
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
Libeled Lady
Life as We Know It
Little Baby Bum
Little Big League
Madea’s Big Happy Family
Malcolm X
Man of Steel
Marie: A True Story
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix
Million Dollar Baby
Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
Mister Roberts
Monsters Vs. Aliens
The Mummy
Mutiny on the Bounty
Next Friday
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (HBO)
Nothing Sacred
Open Water (HBO)
Open Water 2: Adrift (HBO)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
The Pelican Brief
A Perfect Murder
The Perfect Storm
The Phantom of the Opera
Presumed Innocent
Race for the White House: Season 1
Raised By Wolves: Season 1 Finale
Revolutionary Road (HBO)
Roger & Me
Sands of Iwo Jima
Scanners (HBO)
Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
Shame (HBO)
Sherlock Holmes
Sleight (HBO)
Son of Batman
South Park: The Pandemic Special
Superman vs. the Elite
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
They Were Expendable
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
The Thin Man
The Thing (HBO)
A Time to Kill
Tin Cup
Training Day
Tricky Dick
Turistas (Extended Version) (HBO)
U.S. Marshals
Us (HBO)
Vampire in Brooklyn
A Very Brady Sequel
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World
What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?
When Harry Met Sally
Where the Wild Things Are
The Whole Ten Yards (HBO)
The Wings of Eagles
You’ve Got Mail

Amazon Prime TV

  1. *Sons of the Soil – Season 1
  2. Bug Diaries Halloween Special (Oct 2)
  3. Savage X. Fentry Show (Oct 2)

Movies rotating into AMAZON PRIME VIDEO as of October 1

30 Days Of Night
A Knight’s Tale
Battlefield Earth
Blood Ties
Drugstore Cowboy
Eight Millimeter
Funny Girl
Girl, Interrupted
Guess Who
John Carpenter’s Vampires
Kindred Spirits
La Sucursal
Madea’s Big Happy Family
National Security
Next Level
Noose For A Gunman
Quantum Of Solace
Raging Bull
Señorita Justice
Southside With You
Thanks For Sharing
The Big Hit
The Da Vinci Code
The Departed
The Gambler Wore A Gun
The Grudge 3
The Mask Of Zorro
The Pianist
The Wedding Planner
Triumph Of The Spirit
The Mothman Prophecies

Peacock TV

  1. Saturday Night Live – all 45 seasons!
    Comedy, Live, Improv

Hulu TV

  1. *Monsterland – Original
    Anthology, Horror

Hulu is going all out for Halloween with their focus on Huluween.

Movies rotating into HULU as of October 1

A Beautiful Mind
Across The Line
After Life
Anti-Trust (Tech geek guilty pleasure!)
Blade 2
Blade: Trinity
Blood Ties
Blue City
The Curse Of Downers Grove
Deep Blue Sea
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Drugstore Cowboy
The Executioners
The Express
The Eye
Girls Against Boys
Good Hair
Guess Who
Hostel: Part II
House Of 1000 Corpses
The Hurt Locker
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Interview With the Vampire
Judy & Punch
Kicking & Screaming
Lady in a Cage
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Nurse 3D
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
The Portrait of a Lady
The Quiet Ones
Raging Bull
The Sandman
Senorita Justice
Sk8 Dawg
The Skull
Snakes On A Plane
Thanks for Sharing
Tooth Fairy
Triumph of the Spirit
Wayne’s World 2
When A Stranger Calls
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard

Shudder Movies

  1. *Scare Me – Original

5 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in October 2020

Theaters: October 16

Somewhat surprisingly, there is one more wide release planned in October than September.

We’ve been following the historic movie theater scene in 2020 and what a year so far, huh? Not from amazing movies coming out and huge box office numbers — what could/should/might have been in some parallel universe — from everything that seems to prevent that from happening.

Brief recap. In mid March all US theaters closed. In late August they started reopening and as of this writing at the end of September an estimated 70% of theaters have not reopened. The two major markets, New York and California still have many closures, but I keep reading that they’re planning on reopening soon. In our local area — not too far from the Seattle area where most of this all started — a bunch of theaters, like a couple dozen at least, remain shuttered. These areas are still in Phase 2 of the local government shutdown and cannot reopen theaters yet. These local restrictions are, very slowly, being relaxed and unless there are missteps with the virus, should reopen before No Time To Die (ironic title, I must admit) is scheduled to come out.

Tenet, the biggest movie since the pandemic started launched hasn’t had the US box office sales hoped for. Blame on this in part is placed on the two major markets with theaters still closed. Meanwhile.

Netflix: Oct 7

Below you’ll find the movies listed as being released in theaters before month’s end as well as the streaming and VOD movies and at the bottom the movies that were originally planned to be released in September and delayed along with the current release dates, if known.

As has been the case since the end of March 2020, all titles remain subject to change, but since we’re actually seeing movies in theaters again, if this positive trend of reopening theaters continues, we should be able to get back to a schedule of releasing these coming soon lists sooner. In the meantime there’s no point in releasing ~45 days or so before the month due to the studio changes and postponements.

For historical reference, we’re including the films originally planned along with their rescheduled release dates, several have been pushed to 2021.

2020 Theater Releases

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is being updated throughout the year). We have a post showing all wide release movies scheduled in 2021, but as of this writing is still in draft status due to frequent changes being made. Would like to say we’re confident no further changes will be made, but that isn’t realistic currently. We’re going to post it sooner or later, probably sooner. Several movies are planned for 2021 that we had planned to see in 2020 and there are still 2021 planned titles coming to fruition — maybe.

Here, for now, let’s focus on October 2020.

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries can/may/will vary.

OCTOBER 2020 (5 movies)

  • The War With Grandpa – FIRST LOOK (Oct 9)
  • Honest Thief (delayed, moved from Sept 4 to Oct 9, move #2 to Oct 16)
  • 2 Hearts (delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)
  • The Empty Man – FIRST LOOK (delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020, move #2 to Oct 23, 2020)
  • Fatale (moved AHEAD from Oct 20, 2020 to June 19, move #2 delayed to Oct 30)

  • The Lie – FIRST LOOK (Oct 6) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Hubie Halloween – FIRST LOOK (Oct 7) – Netflix
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 16 streaming) – Netflix
  • Rebecca (Oct 21) – Netflix

    • Wonder Woman 1984 FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to Oct 2, move #3 to December 25)
    • BIOS – (delayed, moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021) Tom Hanks
    • Venom 2 (delayed, moved from October 2, 2020 to TBA 2021, move #2 to June 25, 2021) Marvel MCU
    • Without Remorse (delayed, moved from September 18 to Oct 2, move #2 to Amazon Prime Video and “TBA 2020”)
    • Halloween Kills (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to Oct 15, 2021) Jamie Lee Curtis
    • Candyman (delayed, moved from June 1 to September 25, move #2 to Oct 16, move #3 to “TBA 2021”)
    • The Witches (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to TBA 2021) based on Roald Dahl story, has potential
    • Connected (delayed, moved from Oct 23 to “TBA 20202”)
    • Snake Eyes (delayed, moved from Oct 23 to Oct 22, 2021)
    • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (delayed, moved from October 23, 2020 to January 22, 2021)
    • Death on the Nile (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 23, move #2 to Dec 18, 2020)

As we look through the DELAYED list above, those 11 delayed movies would have been a major boost to movie theater interest. Instead, we’ll get the five movies below … maybe.

The War With Grandpa

(October 9)

Of the five wide release movies planned in October, this is #2 am most looking forward to seeing. It has a fun looking old vs. young vibe, especially with that wacky dodgeball scene. I like how De Niro asks the older woman if she wants to get back at the kids and she’s like “yeah!” This could be a dud or fun or … well, it could be underwhelming. I’m going to try and stay positive on this one. I mean, Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro … these guys are talented actors. Don’t lay an egg on us, please!

Honest Thief
(delayed, moved from Sept 4 to Oct 9, move #2 to Oct 16)

Somewhere I remember reading or seeing a video that Liam Neeson wanted to get out of action films. Or at least films like Taken, but maybe I’m dreaming, because this role seems very Taken-ish. Especially with his “I’m coming to get you” revenge line. I like Liam Neeson’s quiet guy goes postal routine.

With Wonder Woman pushed to Christmas day, this becomes the standout title of October in theaters. Am looking most forward to this one.

2 Hearts
(delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)

Lukewarm interest from the trailer, but of course we’ll see it regardless. This might be an OK date night movie, I don’t know.

The Empty Man
(delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020, move #2 to Oct 23, 2020)

No official trailer available as of this posting.

October is the perfect month for horror films. We had some good ones planned that got postponed, and no idea how this one will fare, should it go on as expected, but it’s #3 of the 5 for films I’m most looking forward to seeing in October.

I’m intrigued from the comic book aspect and more than a little surprised we don’t see a trailer for this yet. It’s like three weeks away and still no official trailer?

(moved AHEAD from Oct 20, 2020 to June 19, move #2 delayed to Oct 30)

No official trailer available as of this posting.

I don’t know much of anything about this movie other than the plot synopsis on IMDB. That’s not enough to make it move from #5 of 5 for looking to see in October 2020.

Which of these movies, if any, are you looking forward to seeing?

Of the list of movies above released or delayed, what are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you going to wait for these movies to come to streaming or venture into theaters? If you’re still in a holding pattern, it’s all good. Let’s chat about it in the comments.

As always, wishing you all happy viewing, whatever you’re watching!

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #39 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: September 23

Weekend #39 of 53 (9/25 – 9/27/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service


  • NetflixEnola Holmes
    follow Sherlock Holmes sister, Enola, solving a mystery involving the disappearance of her mother
  • Amazon Prime Video / HuluJudy
    if you haven’t seen Renee Zellweger’s Oscar-winning Best Actress performance playing the incomparable Judy Garland, this weekend on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu is your chance. Might just have to rewatch this one!
  • ShudderVerotika
    Glen Danzig’s directorial debut is an erotic horror anthology? Sign me up.


  • NetflixThe Good Place – Season 4
    The last season of the life after death comedy series, The Good Place available for binging starting 9/26
  • Amazon Prime VideoUtopia – Season 1 (9 episodes)
    Drama, virus … this one may have potential. check out the trailer in the Amazon


*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.


  1. *Enola Holmes – Original
  2. Real Steel


  1. A Perfect Crime – Documentary (Sept 25)
  2. Country-ish – Season 1 (Sept 25)
  3. The School Nurse Files – Season 1 (Sept 25)
  4. Sneakerheads – Season 1 (Sept 25)
  5. *The Good Place – Season 4 (Sept 26) — FINAL SEASON

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Just Mercy ⭐️⭐️½ (Sept 26)


  1. *Agents of Chaos Part 1 & 2 – Documentary
    Politics, Soviet Union, Technology
  2. *Fandango At The Wall – Documentary (Sept 25)
  3. *The Lovecraft Country – Season 1, Episode 7: “I Am” (Sept 27)
    Lovecraftian Horror

Amazon Prime TV

  1. *Utopia – Season 1

Hulu Movies

  1. *Judy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (2019) – Note: also streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Shudder Movies

  1. *Verotika – Exclusive
    Anthology, Erotic, Horror

App tells how many more years we can watch movies before we’re going to die – and a snake dick reference!

I’m going to die at 88 years old, which means some 35+ more years of terrorizing life on earth

In 2020, we can’t ask Nostradamus when we’re going to die, but we can ask an app called My Longevity (https://mylongevity.org/calculator) how much sand is left in your hour glass.

The major reason life expectancy calculators spit out such different figures is because there are a wide range of factors influencing the results. Being married increases your life expectancy compared to being single, as does being happy. In addition to smoking, levels of fruit and vegetable intake influence life expectancy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, levels of alcohol consumption and exercise make a profound difference to life expectancy. These are concrete lifestyle changes people can make which can add years to their lives.

This app claims it can calculate your life expectancy

People are living longer, which is one nice thing to take away from this life expectancy calculator.

How many more movies left to watch?

Doing the math, calculating at least watching/rewatching one movie every day, means I’ll be able to watch at least …

35 years
365 days
= 12,775 movies

I’ll have to quicken the watching pace if I want to watch more than 15k or 20k more movies. Still, that’s a lot of movie watching mileage left in the tank. This doesn’t factor in TV shows either, so I’m sure the overall numbers will exceed 20,000 for both, assuming I do, in fact, survive 35+ more years.

Am somewhat concerned about external factors like gigantic asteroids hitting the earth, contracting some — cough — disease and being hit by a car (hey, it’s a realistic fear). I’ve got other fears, who doesn’t … snakes are one of them. Snakes freak me out.

Yes, the following snake dick scene from the HBO series Lovecraft Country freaked me out.

I’ve read stories about snake dicks, but this is the first time I’ve seen one in film – yeah it spooked me!

Lots of time left. I don’t smoke, drink very little alcohol, have a healthy height & weight, a relatively stree-free job which provides some very good physical exercise (no, not talking about activity at this website, my regular job is physical, lol) and no major health concerns (known, at least). Counting my blessings, not boasting, believe me.

Yeah, as the legendary poet Robert Frost would say, “and miles to go before I sleep.”

I hope all of you reading score well in the my longevity calculator and have tens of thousands of movies left to watch in your life as well. Feel free to share your score below in the comments, if you like.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #38 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, CBS All Access, Shudder

Netflix: September 16

Weekend #38 of 53 (9/18 – 9/20/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Once again this week, Netflix with their massive back stock of movies and TV shows already produced pre-pandemic is the focal point of what’s new on streaming.

Starting to make us wonder when they’re going to run out (we hope they don’t!), but it seems no other streaming channel has the ramp up and head start with originally produced content that Netflix has. Maybe in 2021 and beyond there will be more and better competition, but Netflix is at the top of the heap, somewhat easily, we are reminded week in and week out.

This week a featured movie starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson in The Devil All The Time and the TV series Jurassic World: Camp Crustaceous. Shudder also has an original, Spiral, that looks worth checking out.

As far as other TV, Netflix is also premiering Ratched, a series based on the popular nurse character from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. HBO continues their weekly new movie on their platform with a good one, The Invisible Man (2020) from Blumhouse earlier this year. Although there hasn’t been a lot of competition that is currently our #1 favorite film watched in theaters in 2020.


*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)

Netflix TV September 18

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.


  1. *The Devil All The Time
  2. The Paramedic (Sept 16)
  3. The Last Word (2017)


  1. *Jurassic World: Camp Crustaceous
  2. *Ratched – Season 1 – 9 episodes
    based on Nurse Ratchet from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  3. *Dragon’s Dogma – Season 1 – 7 episodes
    Videogames, Anime
  4. *Challenger: The Final Flight – 4 episodes

HBO Max Movies

  1. *The Invisible Man ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (2020)

Hulu TV

  1. *Pen15 – Season 2 (10 episodes) – Original

CBS All Access TV

  1. *Star Trek: Lower Decks (Sept 17) – Season 1, Episode 7: “Much Ado About Boimler”
    TV-PG, Animated

Shudder Movies

  1. *Spiral – Original

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #37 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, CBS All Access, Shudder, Peacock

Netflix September 10

Weekend #37 of 53 (9/11 – 9/13/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Our home movie theater is still not reopened. We still have that one Regal Cinema theater 30 miles south, and that’s been our go-to option for the movie theater experience. Everything else, still remains shuttered in our area, including at least one independent theater.

This means probably a lot of moviegoers in our area are either staying with streaming for their entertainment options or also making the trek 30 miles south to the lone Regal Cinema near Olympia, Washington that’s open. It hasn’t been very busy any of the times we’ve been there, so I think a lot of people are staying home and streaming.

HBO Max: Sept 10, 2020

Still close to the first of the month, there are a bunch of good streaming movies to check out and some new movies and TV shows as well.

Shudder is doing a 61 days of Halloween countdown in 2020. They normally do 31 days, but have expanded to 61, I guess because of the Thing That Should Not be Named. They have a movie I’ve been wanting to see that was previously VOD only and it’s a Shudder exclusive, Color Out Of Space starring Nicolas Cage. We need to get our horror on because it’s that witching season!

Peacock movies rotated in September 1st and their roster of originals are included in this weekend streaming post as well.

Next week or the week after, we’ll try to check out some of the free streaming channels (Roku, Tubi, IMDB, etc). There are way too many streaming choices available out there right now to choose from and keeping up with the ones we pay for is challenging.

Chances are really good if you want to see a movie released in the last 20 years, it’s available to stream somewhere. We like using the FREE services: Reelgood.com and JustWatch.com to see what movies are playing where. If you’re reading this post past the dates indicated in the title, then you might need to check those services to see where the movies and TV shows have moved onto.


*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.


  1. *The Babysitter: Killer Queen – Original, directed by McG
  2. *#Alive (2020)
  3. Pets United (Sept 11)
  4. Dad Wanted (Sept 11)
  5. Midnight Special (2016)
  6. Son of Adam (2018)


  1. Julie & The Phantoms
  2. Greenleaf – Season 5

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Unpregnant – Original
  2. Coastal Elites


  1. Detention Adventure – Season 1
  2. Make It Big Make It Small – Season 1

Hulu TV

  1. *Woke – Season 1 (8 episodes) – Original

CBS All Access TV

  1. *Star Trek: Lower Decks (Aug 27) – Season 1, Episode 6: “Terminal Provocations”
    TV-PG, Animated

Shudder Movies

  1. BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA ​(Director: Francis Ford Coppola)
  3. COUNTESS DRACULA ​(Director: Peter Sasdy)
  4. THE VAMPIRE LOVERS ​(Director: Roy Ward Baker)
  5. VICTOR CROWLEY ​(Director: Adam Green)
  7. FADE TO BLACK ​(Director: Vernon Zimmerman)
  8. SOUTHBOUND ​(Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, Radio Silence)

Shudder TV

  1. NOS4A2 Season 2 (Sept 10)

Peacock Movies

  1. *Black Boys (Sept 10) – Original
  2. *The Sit-in: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show (Sept 10) – Original (documentary)
  3. Anthony (Sept 4) – Original

Movies rotated into PEACOCK service as of September 1, 2020

  • You Should Have Left
  • The Break-Up
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • Semi-Pro
  • Wanted
  • Catwoman
  • Vegas Vacation
  • The Mummy (1932 film)
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  • He’s Just Not That Into You
  • Transporter 3 
  • Because I Said So
  • Hitch
  • Zombieland
  • Love Happens
  • Nurse Betty
  • Beetlejuice

In last week’s movie lists from streaming services (see: WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #36 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, CBS All Access) we didn’t include Peacock in the September movies rotating in list, so correcting that above.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #36 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, CBS All Access

Hulu August 28

Weekend #36 of 53 (9/4 – 9/7/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Here we are again, armed with detailed listings of first of the month rotated movies. A holiday three day weekend as well. With too many folks still grounded by the Thing That Should Not Be Named, at least we have tons of movies for solace.

Yes, still a lot of movie theaters are not reopened, including our home theater (but we do have one Regal Cinema 30 miles south), but streaming remains a strong alternative. When we say there’s plenty to watch from the safety and comfort of home that’s not hyperbole, just reference this post.

The theaters really only have Tenet ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ as the big new film — and it’s been one that many have waited eagerly to see — and Mulan is the big VOD stream this weekend, testing the $30 price point. We saw a poll saying a pretty decent percentage of people will pay the VOD for Mulan. Did you? Let us know (spoiler-free, please) in the comments.

Again, the first of the month is an exciting time for that new paint smell at your favorite streaming service. The streaming services flood with rotated movies. Have lists of those below as well for the main streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu). Our favorite streaming categories are “recently added/what’s new” and “leaving soon” because they help us find what’s changed on the service, but these first of the month lists are handy.

The car is started, let’s roll.


*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.


  1. *Love, Guaranteed
  2. *I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  3. *Freaks – You’re One Of Us


  1. Away – Season 1 (10 episodes)
    Sci-fi, Hilary Swank, Original
  2. Sister, Sister – Season 1-6
  3. Borgen – Season 1-3
  4. The Promised Neverland – Season 1

Movies rotated into NETFLIX on September 1

Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III

Barbie Princess Adventure
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices — Netflix Family
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! — Netflix Family
Children of the Sea
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions — Netflix Comedy Special
La Partita / The Match — Netflix Film
Magic Mike
The Muppets
Muppets Most Wanted

Not Another Teen Movie
Pineapple Express

The Producers (2005)
Puss in Boots
Red Dragon
Sex Drive
The Smurfs


  1. *Dino Dana The Movie
  2. *Hell On The Border (2019)


  1. *The Boys – Season 2
  2. A Chef’s Life – Season 1
  3. Cedar Cove – Season 1
  4. Codename: Kids Next Door – Season 1
  5. George Gently – Season 1
  6. Hero Elementary – Season 1
  7. How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition – Season 1
  8. I’m Dying Up Here – Season 1
  9. Keeping Faith – Season 1
  10. Last Hope with Troy Dunn – Season 1
  11. Nazi Mega Weapons – Season 1
  12. Stuck With You – Season 1
  13. Texas Metal – Season 1
  14. The Blood Pact – Season 1
  15. The Bureau – Season 1
  16. The Celtic World – Season 1
  17. The Crimson Field – Season 1
  18. The Jack Benny Show – Season 1

Movies rotated into AMAZON PRIME VIDEO on September 1

1 Million Happy Nows
A Birder’s Guide To Everything
Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game
Addicted To Fresno
Alex Cross
American Dragons
Bachelor Lions
Barney Thomson
Beach Party
Big Time
Bitter Melon
Casino Royale
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Dark Matter
Defense Of The Realm
Die, Monster, Die!
Don’t Talk To Irene
Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine
Eaten By Lions
Employee Of The Month
Enemy Within
Extreme Justice
Face 2 Face
I’d Like To Be Alone Now
I’m Not Here
Kart Racer
Kramer Vs. Kramer
Lakeview Terrace
Lord Love A Duck
Man Of La Mancha
Microbe And Gasoline
Miss Nobody
Muscle Beach Party
Music Within
No Way To Live
Patriots Day
Sex And The City: The Movie
Sex And The City 2
Slow Burn
Sunlight Jr.
The Bank Job
The Billion Dollar Hobo
The Birdcage
The Dunning Man
The Festival
The Go-Getters
The Graduate
The Hanoi Hilton
The Haunted Palace
The House On Carroll Street
The Last House On The Left
The Mechanic
The Ring Thing
The Video Dead
The Visitors
The Weight Of Water
The White Bus
The Woods
The Yes Men
To Keep The Light
The Turkey Bowl
Twice-Told Tales
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls
Warrior Road
Weather Girl
What Children Do
What If It Works?
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Yongary: Monster From The Deep

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Spies In Disguise ⭐️⭐️ 


  1. Raised By Wolves – Limited Series
    Ridley Scott, first full episode by HBO Max on YouTube for FREE
  2. *Lovecraft Country – Season 1, Episode 4: “Holy Ghost” (Sep 6)
  3. *Infinity Train – Season 3, Episode 4
    Animated, Episode Run Time: 11 minutes
  4. Doctor Who: Season 12
  5. Forensic Files II: Season 1
  6. Impractical Jokers: Seasons 5-8
  7. Lazor Wulf – Season 1
  8. Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart– Episodes 1-30
  9. Moral Orel – Seasons 1-3
  10. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Seasons 1-3
  11. Sealab 2021: Seasons 1-5
  12. Squidbillies – Seasons 1-12
  13. Superjail! – Seasons 1-4
  14. Tigtone: Season 1
  15. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! – Seasons 1-5
  16. Young Sheldon – Seasons 1-3

Movies rotated into HBO MAX on September 1

All The Right Moves
The Astronaut Farmer
Ballmastrz: 9009
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Black Dynamite
Blood Diamond
The Bodyguard
The Brak Show
Butterfield 8
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Charlotte’s Web
The Cider House Rules
City Of God
Clara’s Heart
Cold Creek Manor
The Conversation
Cop Out
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Date Movie (Unrated Version)
The Devil Inside
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Dog Day Afternoon
Dolores Claiborne
Fatal Attraction
Father of the Bride
Final Destination 5
Flight Of The Phoenix
Going the Distance
A Good Year
Harlem Nights
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
A Hidden Life
Honeymoon in Vegas
Impractical Jokers: After Party
Impractical Jokers: The Movie
In Good Company

Joe Pera Talks With You
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Joyful Noise
A Kiss Before Dying
The Lake House
Lassie Come Home
Lean on Me
Life with Father
Little Women (1949)
Lost in Space
A Man Apart
Marathon Man
The Mexican
Miracle Workers: Season 1
Midnight Run
Miracle At St. Anna
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Murder by Numbers
Observe and Report
Off the Air
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Operative
The Outsiders
Over the Garden Wall
Over The Hedge
Point Break 
Private Benjamin
PT 109
Red Riding Hood
The Replacements
Reversal of Fortune
A Room With A View
See No Evil
Shrek Forever After
Sin Cielo
The Sitter (Unrated Version)
Snakes on a Plane
Son of the Mask
Star 80
Sunrise at Campobello
Tennessee Johnson
Three Kings
Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight
Two Weeks Notice
V for Vendetta
Victoria and Abdul
The Wedding Singer
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
When We Were Kings
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Wind and the Lion,

Hulu Movies

  1. *Madagascar: A Little Wild (Sep 7) – Original
  2. Trolls World Tour ⭐️⭐️½
Streaming on Monday September 7, Labor Day, this Hulu Original

Hulu TV

  1. Mike Tyson Mysteries – Complete Season 4

Movies rotated into HULU on September 1

50 First Dates
Absolute Power
Aeon Flux
American Dragons
An American Haunting
Any Given Sunday
Anywhere but Here
Back to School
Bad Girls from Mars
The Bank Job
Because I Said So
The Birdcage
Broken Lizard’s Club Dread
Call Me
The Cold Light Of Day
Cool Blue
Criminal Law
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Demolition Man
Desperate Hours
Deuces Wild
Employee of the Month
The End of Violence
Evil Dead II
Extreme Justice
The Festival
Hanoi Hilton
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
The House on Carroll Street
I Feel Pretty
The Impossible
Invasion U.S.A.
The Last Boy Scout
The Last House on the Left
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Love Is All There Is
Mad Money
Man of La Mancha
The Mechanic
Mississippi Burning
Mr. North
Music Within
Not Another Teen Movie
The Omen

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Pieces of April
Practical Magic
Reasonable Doubt
Slow Burn
Some Kind of Wonderful
The Terminator
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her
This World, Then the Fireworks
Top Gun
Trolls World Tour
Turkey Bowl
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls
The Weight of Water
The Woods

CBS All Access TV

  1. *Star Trek: Lower Decks (Aug 27) – Season 1, Episode 5: “Cupid’s Errant Arrow”
    TV-PG, Animated