WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #32 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, CBS All Access, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, DC Universe, Hulu, Peacock

Weekend #32 of 53 (8/7 – 8/9/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

This week I’m most looking forward movie-wise to watching An American Pickle (FIRST LOOK) starring Seth Rogen on HBO Max. It is available for streaming on August 6, 2020.

For TV, I’m looking most forward to the new adult animated series: Star Trek: Lower Decks (FIRST LOOK) on CBS All Access. To get into that Star Trek mode, I’ve been watching The Orville on Hulu, which has a very Next Generation feel. Lower Decks is also available for streaming on August 6, 2020.

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 Lost Husband (2020)
  2. *We Summon The Darkness (Aug 8)
  3. *The Promise
  4. *The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids In Space

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Selling Sunset – Season 3
    Reality TV, Realtors
  2. *Tiny Creatures – Season 1
    Animals
  3. *Dreamworks Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
    Animated
  4. *The New Legends of Monkey – Season 2
  5. *The Seven Deadly Sins – Season 4
    Anime
  6. *The Governor – Season 1 (Aug 8)

CBS All Access TV

  1. *Star Trek: Lower Decks (Aug 6) – Season 1 premiere episode
    Adult, Animated

HBO Max Movies

  1. *An American Pickle (FIRST LOOK)
  2. *Richard Jewell ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (Aug 8)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 9 (also available on DC Universe)
  2. *Perry Mason – episode 8 – season finale!
  3. *On The Trail: Inside The 2020 Primaries
    Documentary – CNN (Aug 6)
  4. *The Swamp
    Documentary, Politics
  5. *Mob Psycho 100 – Season 1 – 12 episodes
    Anime
  6. *Promised Neverland – Season 1 – 12 episodes

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Arkansas (Aug 5)
  2. *Dora and The Lost City of Gold ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (also on Hulu)
  3. *The Peanut Butter Falcon ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (also on Hulu)

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. *Jessy and Nessy – Season 1 – 5 episodes available
    Children’s, Educational

DC Universe TV

  1. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 13: “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E Part Two”

Season finale of Stargirl!

Hulu

  1. *The Peanut Butter Falcon ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (also on Amazon Prime Video)
  2. *Dora and The Lost City of Gold ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (also on Amazon Prime Video)
  3. Slay The Dragon (2019)
    Documentary

Peacock

  1. Hitmen
    Comedy, Crime – Original Series

Are You Falling Asleep With the TV On?

Doctor Sleep ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – The Director’s Cut

Usually, we fall asleep watching something on TV. A tradition of sorts, we’ve been doing this for 30+ years now.

It’s usually an episode of a TV series (60%), but sometimes a movie (maybe 40% of the time). What we were watching wasn’t necessarily bad or boring, just that it was time to go to sleep. We both get up early for our jobs. Our bodies know what time we need to go to sleep and it doesn’t really matter what’s streaming.

According to health.com, this isn’t a very healthy practice for regulating sleep cycles.

Falling asleep with your TV on means you’re also soaking in blue light from electronics. This can mess with the quality of your sleep by suppressing production of melatonin (the hormone that keeps your sleep/wake cycle in check), and it can delay sleep onset (the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep), says Dr. Jain.

What Falling Asleep With the TV On Is Really Doing to Your Health | Health.com

Neither of us currently have any sleeping-related issues, so maybe this doesn’t negatively effect everybody. Am certainly not recommending this activity and really we should program our TV to auto sleep after X amount of inactivity (120 minutes would not be too annoying).

Do you do this regularly? Or do you read or some other activity before bed?

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #31 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, DC Universe, Hulu

Weekend #31 of 53 (7/31 – 8/2/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

The first of the month is huge for the various streaming services, as this is when a bunch of movie licenses move around.

It’s not uncommon to see dozens of movies added and removed from the leading services each month on this day. For movie lovers like us, this is like Christmas Day every month. Included in this week’s streaming picks are lists of movies cycled in on the first of the month by service.

There are plenty of sources out there covering every single movie title.

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. *Banana Split (2018)
  2. *The Hater (2020)
  3. *Seriously Single (2020)
  4. *Killing Hasselhoff (2017)

If you missed rewatching (or watching for the first time — gasp!) the first three Jurassic Park movies have moved from Peacock to Netflix this month and are available as of August 1, 2020. Also, Mad Max (1979).

NETFLIX available for streaming on August 1

A Knight’s Tale
Acts of Violence
The Addams Family (1991)
An Education
Being John Malkovich
Death at a Funeral
Dennis the Menace
Elizabeth Harvest
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hardcore Henry
Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1-2
Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III
Mad Max
 (1979)
Mr. Deeds
My Perfect Landing: Season 1
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1
The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
The Next Step: Season 6
Nights in Rodanthe
Ocean’s Thirteen
Ocean’s Twelve
Operation Ouch: Season 1
Operation Ouch: Special
Remember Me
Seabiscuit
Super Monsters: The New Class — Netflix Family
Toradora!: Season 1
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: S2
The Ugly Truth
What Keeps You Alive

NETFLIX TV

  1. *The Umbrella Academy – Season 2
  2. *Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Chapter 1 (5 episodes)
  3. *Tread
    Documentary, True Crime
  4. *Last Chance U – 5 parts
    Documentary, Sports
  5. *The Speed Cubers
    Documentary, Puzzle, Game

I’m not a huge Transformers fan, but the Cybertron trilogy on Netflix makes me want to check it out. The trailer is below.

HBO Max Movies

  1. *JoJo Rabbit ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  2. The Dark Knight

HBO Max available for streaming on August 1

10,000 BC (2008)
All the President’s Men (1976)
Altered States (1980)
Awkwafina is Nora from Queens (Season 1)
Bad Influence (1990), HBO
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
Batman (1989)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman Returns (1992)
The Bear (1989), HBO
Bee Season (2005), HBO
Before Sunrise (1995), (HBO)
Before Sunset (2004), (HBO)
Biloxi Blues (1988), HBO
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
Blue Crush (2002) HBO
The Candidate (1972)
Carefree (1938)
The Change-Up (2011), HBO
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Contact (1997)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dishwasher (2020), HBO
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Elf (2003)
The First Grader (2011), HBO
The First Wives Club (1996)
Flipper (1996) HBO
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Fool’s Gold (2008)
Fracture (2007)
The Fugitive (1993)
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Get on Up (2014), HBO
Go Tell It on the Mountain (2004), HBO
Grace Unplugged (2013), HBO
Hard to Kill (1990), HBO
Harley Quinn: Seasons 1 & 2 [RECOMMENDED]
Highlander: The Final Dimension (1995), HBO
Highlander IV: Endgame (2000), HBO
The Hindenburg (1975), HBO
Hours (2013), HBO
House of Wax (2005)
House Party (1990)
House Party 2 (1991)
House Party: Tonight’s the Night (2013)
How to Be a Player (1997), HBO
Idiocracy (Extended Version) (2006), HBO
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Jim Thorpe: All-American (1951)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Leprechaun (1993), HBO
Leprechaun 2 (1994), HBO
Leprechaun 3 (1995), HBO
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997), HBO
Leprechaun: Origins (2014), HBO
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
The Lost Boys: The Thirst (2020), HBO
The Lost Boys: The Tribe (Unrated Version) (2020), HBO
Love Field (1992), HBO
Lovelace (2013), HBO
Lying And Stealing (2019), HBO
The Marine (Unrated Version) (2006), HBO
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), HBO
Marvin’s Room (1996), HBO
Maverick (1994)
Monkeybone (2001), HBO
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007), HBO
Murder at 1600 (1997)
The Mustang (2019), HBO
My Blue Heaven (1990)
My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
Nell (1994), HBO
New Year’s Eve (2011), HBO
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
On Golden Pond (1981), HBO
Phantom (2013), HBO
Pi (1998), HBO
Raise the Titanic (1980), HBO
Roberta (1935)
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Savages (Unrated Version) (2012), HBO
Say It Isn’t So (2001) (HBO)
Serendipity (2001)
Skyline (2010) (HBO)
South Central (1992)
Spy Game (2001) (HBO)
Steven Universe Movie (2019)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Striptease (1996)
Swing Time (1936)
They Live by Night (1949)
Things Never Said (2020) (HBO)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Time Bandits (1981) (HBO)
Top Hat (1935)
Two Minutes of Fame (2020) (HBO)
Walk the Line (Extended Version) (2005), HBO
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Without Limits (1998)
Yes Man (2008)

HBO Max TV

  1. *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 6 – finale episode
    Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
  2. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 8 (also available on DC Universe)
  3. *Perry Mason – episode 7

Amazon Prime Video available for streaming on August 1

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Inception (2010)
Margin Call (2011)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Rain Man (1988)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Safe (2012)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Square Parts (2015)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
The Holiday (2006)
Top Gun (1986)

DC Universe TV

  1. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 12: “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E Part One”

Last week’s episode #10 was action-packed, fun and entertaining. Will be cool too see if they can follow up that episode.

Hulu available for streaming on August 1

71 (2015)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
A Good Woman (2006)
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Australia (2008)
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Child’s Play (1988)
City Slickers (1991)
City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)
Company Business (1991)
Death At A Funeral (2010)
Elena Undone (2010)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Free Fall (2013)
Gayby (2012)
Hellraiser (1987)
Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Just Charlie (2017)
The Last Stand (2013)
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (2010)
Margin Call (2011)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Pit Stop (2013)
Rain Man (1988)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Safe (2012)
The Saint (1997)
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Sordid Lives (2000)
Spare Parts (2015)
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Stuck On You (2003)
Top Gun (1986)
Ultraviolet (2006)
Up in the Air (2009)
Were The World Mine (2008)

7 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in August 2020 with 9 Rescheduled

The New Mutants are due in theaters August 28

Can’t wait any longer to post what’s coming in August, can we?

Today, the first of August, theaters should have been open all across the United States. With the exception of some drive-ins and scattered independent theaters, that’s not the reality.

The new date for the big three theater chains to reopen 80% of the theater – as of this writing anyway — is scheduled to be August 21 (see: Regal Cinemas now saying August 21 it will reopen in US, Tenet goes international first, then US).

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 August and delayed along with the current release dates, if known.

As has been the case since the end of March 2020, all titles are very subject to change.

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

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JUL | AUG

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is being updated throughout the year).

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

August 2020 Movies

  • *Endless – FIRST LOOK – (August 14) – *Theater and premiere on VOD/PVOD
  • Unhinged – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 1 to July 31, move #2 to “August 2020 TBA”, move #3 to August 21, 2020)
  • Antebellum (August 21)
  • The Courier (August 28)
  • The New Mutants – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from April 13 to TBA, move #2 to August 28, 2020)
  • *Hard Kill – FIRST LOOK (August 28) – *Theater and premiere on VOD/PVOD
  • Spell (August 28) [LIMITED]

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • An American Pickle – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 6) HBO Max
  • The Secret Garden – FIRST LOOK (moved up from August 14 to August 7 – premiere on streaming)
  • Boyz In The Wood – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 7) Amazon Prime Video
  • The Tax Collector (Aug 7) Applet TV+
  • Project Power (Aug 14) Netflix
  • Endless – FIRST LOOK (Aug 14) VOD / also in theaters
  • Boy’s State (Aug 14) Apple TV+
  • The One and Only Ivan (Aug 21) Disney+
  • Chemical Hearts (Aug 21) Amazon Prime Video
  • Hard Kill – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 28) VOD / also in theaters

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • The Empty ManFIRST LOOK (delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020)
    • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the RunFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020, move #3 to 2021 VOD)
    • Let Him Go (delayed, move from August 21 to November 6)
    • Infinite (delayed from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021)
    • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (delayed, move #1 February 2020, move #2 from April to August 7, 2020, move #3 to January 15, 2021)
    • TenetFIRST LOOK (delayed, July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, move #3 to “TBA”, move #4 to September 4)
    • Bill & Ted Face The MusicFIRST LOOK (delayed, August 14 to September 1 theaters and VOD)
    • MulanFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 August 21, move #3 “TBA 2020”)
    • Wonder Woman 1984FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to October 2)

The Empty Man
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
(delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)

Let Him Go
(delayed, move from August 21 to November 6)

Infiite
(delayed from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021)

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
(delayed, move #1 February 2020, move #2 from April to August 7, 2020, move #3 to January 15, 2021)

Tenet
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020, move #3 to “TBA 2020”, move #4 to September 4, 2020)

Bill and Ted Face The Music
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, August 14 to September 1 theaters and VOD)

Mulan
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

Wonder Woman 1984
FIRST LOOK

(delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to October 2)

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

Of the list of movies above delayed for theatrical release, I’m most interested in seeing are Wonder Woman 1984, Bill and Ted Face The Music and Tenet (for the second month in a row).

What are yours?

How many of these 22 movies have you seen recommended by Stephen King?

Blair Witch Project ⭐️⭐️

Stephen King has long been a fan of the cinematic experience, even writing a book about movies (Danse Macabre). Give it a read someday.

Anyway, recently he’s mentioned in various interviews different movies he’s enjoyed and recommended. The bolded titles are ones that I’ve seen. He’s got some unexpected titles in there that are worth checking out.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – André Øvredal, 2016
The Blair Witch Project – Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, 1999
The Changeling – Peter Medak, 1980
Crimson Peak – Guillermo del Toro, 2015
Dawn of the Dead – Zack Snyder, 2004
Deep Blue Sea – Renny Harlin, 1999
The Descent – Neil Marshall, 2005
Duel – Steven Spielberg, 1971
Les Diaboliques – Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955
Final Destination – James Wong, 2000
Event Horizon – Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997
The Hitcher – Robert Harmon, 1986 and Dave Meyers, 2007
The Last House on the Left – Dennis Iliadis, 2009
The Mist – Frank Darabont, 2007
Night of the Demon – Jacques Tourneur, 1957
The Ruins – Carter Smith, 2008
Sorcerer – William Friedkin, 1977
Stepfather – Joseph Ruben, 1986
Stir of Echoes – David Koepp 1999
The Strangers – Bryan Bertino, 2008
Village of the Damned – Wolf Rilla, 1960
The Witch – Robert Eggers, 2015

Stephen King Reveals His 22 Favorite Movies Of All Time

I’ve watched 10 of 22 movies Stephen King has recommended. How many have you seen?

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #30 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, DC Universe

Sequel premieres on Netflix

Weekend #30 of 53 (7/24 – 7/26/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

If you plowed through everything Peacock had to offer last week (Lost Speedways was very good for those who like racing, BTW, I recommend that series), then several movies await this weekend across the streaming services.

I haven’t seen the first movie The Kissing Booth, but the sequel is coming straight to Netflix this weekend and the main lead stars are returning. I’m looking more forward to seeing Radioactive and Spotlight. The animated films: Animated Crackers and Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing might be worth a look, too.

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 Kissing Booth 2 (2020)
  2. *Animal Crackers (2017)
  3. *Spotlight (2015)
  4. *Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing
  5. *The Larva Island Movie

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Signs (2018) – Season 1
    Crime, Thriller
  2. *Fear City: New York vs The Mafia
    Documentary
  3. *Love on the Spectrum
    Documentary

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Motherless Brooklyn ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (July 25)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Tig N Seek – Season 1 – episode 1 “The Five Rules of Finding”
    Animated, Children’s
  2. *Room 104 – Season 4 – premiere episode
  3. *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 5
    Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
  4. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 7 (also available on DC Universe)
  5. *Perry Mason – episode 6

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Radioactive (2020)

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. *If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – Season 1
  2. *Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist
    Stand-up Comedy

DC Universe TV

  1. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 11: “Shining Knight”

Last week’s episode #10 was action-packed, fun and entertaining. Will be cool too see if they can follow up that episode.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #29 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Peacock, Netflix, HBO Max, Shudder, DC Universe

Available on VOD as of June 30 to rent or own

Weekend #29 of 53 (7/17 – 7/19/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Movie-wise, this is a pretty quiet weekend for new releases, unless we’re talking about Peacock, which has opened up a library of movies — some certified classics (like Psycho) — to the world at large.

Peacock is what I’m going to be spending at least some time watching several of their Peacock Originals. Have already watched a couple of the originals. Leading my interest as of this writing is Dale Earnhardt Jr. visiting a bunch of old racetracks (Lost Speedways). I’m always fascinated with how nature grows up through man-made structures. Even 10 years without upkeep can make something look ancient.

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.

PEACOCK Movies

  1. *Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

PEACOCK TV

  1. *Brave New World – 9 episodes
    Adaptation of Auldous Huxley Novel
  2. *The Capture – Season 1 – 6 episodes
    Thriller
  3. *Intelligence – Season 1 – 6 episodes
    Comedy
  4. *Lost Speedways – 8 episodes

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Fatal Affair (2020)
  2. *MILF (2020)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Cursed – Season 1 (July 17)
    Fantasy
  2. *The Last Dance – Limited Series ESPN
    Sports, NBA, Docuseries
  3. *Gigantosaurus
    Disney Junior series on dinosaurs

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Harriet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (July 18)

HBO Max TV

  1. *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 4
    Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
  2. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 6 (also available on DC Universe)
  3. *Perry Mason – episode 5

SHUDDER Movies
https://www.shudder.com/

  1. *Lake of Death
  2. *Nina Forever (July 20)
  3. *The Pool (July 20)

DC Universe TV

  1. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 10: “Brainwave Jr.”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #28 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – AppleTV+, Netflix, HBO Max, Shudder, DC Universe

Available on VOD as of June 30 to rent or own

Weekend #28 of 53 (7/10 – 7/12/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

  • AppleTV+ subscribers — or those who want to be — will find the new Tom Hanks movie, Greyhound available to watch on July 10
  • Netflix – The Old Guard stars Charlize Theron.
  • HBO Max – Close Enough, an adult animated TV series debuts.

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 service.

APPLE TV+ Movies

  1. *Greyhound

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *The Old Guard – Charlize Theron
  2. *The Claudia Kishi Club – Documenatary

NETFLIX TV

  1. *The Twelve – Season 1 (10 episodes)
    Legal, drama
  2. *Japan Sinks – Season 1, Episode 1
    Anime
  3. *The Protector – Season 4 (final season)
  4. *Down To Earth With Zac Efron
    Original
  5. *The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space
    Family

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Last Christmas ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (July 11)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Close Enough – Season 1, Episode 1 – “100% No Stress Day” (July 9)
    Adult, Animated – FIRST LOOK
  2. *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 3
    Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
  3. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 5 (also available on DC Universe)
  4. *Perry Mason – episode 4

SHUDDER Movies
https://www.shudder.com/

  1. Jeruzalem
  2. The Beach House

DC Universe TV

  1. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 9: “Brainwave”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #27 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, Shudder, DC Universe

Available on VOD as of June 30 to rent or own

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?

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*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.

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Desperados (July 30)
  2. *Under the Riccione Sun

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Unsolved Mysteries – Volume 1
  2. *Southern Survival – Season 1
  3. *Say I Do Surprise Weddings – Season 1, 8 episodes
    Reality TV

HBO Max Movies

  1. Midway ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (July 4)

HBO Max TV

  1. *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 2
    Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
  2. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 4 (also available on DC Universe)
  3. *Perry Mason – episode 3

SHUDDER Movies
https://www.shudder.com/

  1. *Metamorphosis – Original

DC Universe TV

  1. *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.

1 Movie COMING TO THEATERS in July 2020, 12 Rescheduled

With only one day left in June, we can’t delay this post any longer, waiting for more studio movie changes.

We’ve had enough studio movie changes in the past few months to last the next 5 years. Once theaters actually reopen this will start to calm down, but until they do, we can expect more of the same in the future.

(don’t say this!)

Leading this post with the box art of the only wide release movie in theaters left planned in July.

Such an apt title for how some folks are probably feeling around the world in these troubled times.

Let’s face it, July 2020 in movie theaters – how many will even reopen — is going to be an extremely unusual month. Possibly a month many of us will never see in our lives again. A month with only one wide release new movie — assuming that movie is not delayed, of course. A chance to see some great movies we may not have ever seen on the big screen before.

Yes, classic movies in large numbers returning at one time to the big screen!

If you’re wondering what other movies will be screening in theaters, if they are open, in July, see: Regal Cinemas Announces Classic Movie Screenings Starting July 10 (IF they reopen): Rocky, Jaws, The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park and more

There were 12 more planned to be released as summer is a big time for movie theaters. We all know why this regular scheduling has been delayed.

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

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUNE
JULY

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is being updated throughout the year).

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

July 2020 Movies

  • Unhinged – FIRST LOOK (delayed, move #1 July 1 to July 31)

    STREAMING
  • Greyhound – FIRST LOOK – July 10 – AppleTV+

Previously scheduled to open in theaters in July 2020, but delayed

  • Free Guy (delayed, moved from July 3 to December 11, 2020)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (delayed, moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021)
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (delayed, moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021)
  • The Forever Purge Movie (delayed, moved from July 10 to “TBA”)
  • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (delayed, moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021)
  • Jungle Cruise (delayed, moved from July 24, 2020 to July 31, 2021)
  • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar [LIMITED] (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to July 16, 2021)
  • Rumble (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to January 29, 2021)
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)
  • MorbiusFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021)
  • Tenet (delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020)
  • MulanFIRST LOOK (delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

Free Guy
(delayed, moved from July 3 to December 11, 2020)

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
(delayed, moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
(delayed, moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021)

The Forever Purge Movie
(delayed, moved from July 10 to “TBA”)

No official trailer has been released as of this writing.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie
(delayed, moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021)

No official trailer has been released as of this writing.

Jungle Cruise
(delayed, moved from July 24, 2020 to July 31, 2021)

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
(delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to July 16, 2021)

No official trailer has been released as of this writing.

Rumble
(delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to January 29, 2021)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
(delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)

Morbius
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021)

Tenet
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, 2020)

Mulan
FIRST LOOK
(delayed, move #1 March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 to August 21)

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

Of the list of movies above, I’m most interested in seeing are Tenet, Ghostbusters 2: Afterlife, Morbius and The Forever Purge (those Purge movies have been fun). Planning to see them all whenever they make it to the theaters, but we all have our favorites. What are yours?