WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #22 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, IMDB TV, Shudder, HBO Max, DC Universe

Weekend #22 of 53 – 5/29 – 5/31/2020

Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows — mainly new, but also some older titles — at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) will be selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new pics feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial and check out.

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.

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)

ALL Week #22 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

With this week’s launch of HBO Max (see: HBO Max Launches – Here’s What Everything Looks Like Inside #HBOmax), Netflix continuing to crank out new original programming and YouTube’s We Are One Film Festival (see: YouTube Hosting We Are One FREE Digital Film Festival with 20 Partners May 29 – June 7, 2020) this weekend leaves plenty of viewing options.

A number of movies that have come out in the last year are available streaming through HBO Max (Ready or Not, The Art of Racing In The Rain), Netflix (Uncut Gems) and Amazon Prime Video (Rocketman, The Goldfinch).

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NETFLIX Movies

  1. Intuition (2020)
  2. All Day And A Night (2020)
  3. John Henry (2020)
  4. Nezha (2019)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Space Force Season 1 – 10 episodes
    Comedy, Deadpan – Original
  2. *Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – 4 episodes
    Docuseries – Original
  3. *Dorohedoro Season 1 – 12 episodes
    Manga, adult animated

Binge watched both seasons of Selling Sunset over the last week. A reality TV series featuring the high priced world of real estate in California that has been greenlit for a third season later in 2020. High commissions and drama inside a real estate office that deals primarily in selling homes worth millions. I thought at first this would be a really shallow show that wouldn’t maintain my interest, but somehow it did.

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AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Come To Daddy (2020)
  2. The Tracker (2019)
  3. The Hustle (2019)
  4. Zapped (1982)
  5. Black Sunday (1977)

YouTube: We Are One Film Festival (FREE)
https://www.youtube.com/WeAreOne
Friday May 29 – June 7, 2020

  1. *Crazy World (TIFF) – Film
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r713MM-dJMg
  2. *Egg – Short
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg4jtCq9DtE
  3. *Toto – Short
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh0wlWwp_M
  4. *Marooned – Short
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9jU2KqamuE
  5. *No One Left Behind – Short
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=243Y9xoREvw

Just a few of many films at the co-curated virtual festival that caught my eye. Similar to how SXSW was handled here (see: Afterthoughts on SXSW 2020, er, Going To The Dogs), the plan is to watch, rate and review several of the films being presented during the festival and share back the experience. Hope others reading will join in and share back as well.

IMDB TV Movies (FREE, ad-supported)
https://www.imdb.com/tv/

  1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
  2. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  3. Christine

IMDB TV (FREE, ad-supported)

  1. The Incredible Hulk – Season 1 –
    Superhero, Bill Bixby, Lou Ferigno
  2. The A-Team – Season 1
    Action, Mr. T

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 6
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday May 29, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Discord chat via reddit/shudder group
  2. Confessional
  3. Turbo Kid
  4. Blood Machines ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [FIRST LOOK]

HBO Max Movies

  1. The Art of Racing In The Rain ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Ready Or Not ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Wonder Woman (2017) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  4. Suicide Squad

HBO Max TV

  1. *Love Life – Season 1 – Episodes 1-3
    Anna Kendrick, romance comedy – Original
  2. *On The Record
    Documentary – Original
  3. *Craftopia
    Children’s Game Show – Original
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DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 9: “Bacherlorette”
  2. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 3: “Icicle”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #21 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Roku, Peacock, Shudder, DC Universe

Weekend #21 of 53 – 5/21 – 5/25/2020

Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) will be selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new pics feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial and check out.

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.

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)

ALL Week #21 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

This is a good weekend for new movies at Netflix. The Lovebirds, originally scheduled for theaters and bought by Netflix will be available Friday May 22. Uncut Gems, which has Adam Sandler on display in a non-comedy, frenetic thriller role will be available on Monday May 25.

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NETFLIX Movies

  1. The Lovebirds [FIRST LOOK] (May 22)
  2. Uncut Gems ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (May 25)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Trailer Park Boys – Season 2 (May 22)
    Animated – Original
  2. *The Flash – Season 6

Started watching Homecoming the first season and want to get back to it. With season two coming this weekend, it would provide a good time to see what Julia Roberts is up to.

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AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Rocketman (May 22)

AMAZON PRIME TV

  1. *Homecoming – Season 2 (May 22)
    Julia Roberts, Thriller – Original

Tales from The Loop is must watch for anthology show fans. It’s a trip!

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ROKU Movies (FREE)

  1. The Waterboy ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 
  2. Purple Rain
  3. Bull Durham
  4. Being Evel (also available ad-free on Peacock)

FACEBOOK Movies (FREE)

Sylvester Stallone is hosting a FREE watchalong Thursday 5/21 @ 4pm PT (GMT-5) of Rocky on Facebook courtesy of MGM here: https://www.facebook.com/mgm/videos/1144328932611289/

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PEACOCK Movies – service in soft launch since April 15, 2020

As with all services, movies have come and gone. Here are a couple films picked out that are confirmed available to watch now but I easily saw more to watch and/or rewatch.

  1. Being Evel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – documentary on Evel Knievel
  2. Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 5
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday May 22, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Discord chat via reddit/shudder group
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DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 8: “Inner (Para) Demons”
  2. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot
  3. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 2: “S.T.R.I.P.E” (May 25)

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #20 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, Roku, Shudder, DC Universe

Weekend #20 of 53 – 5/15 – 5/17/2020

Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) are selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new pics feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial and check out.

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.

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)

ALL Week #20 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

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NETFLIX Movies

  1. *The Wrong Missy ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. *John Henry
  3. *Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Interactive (see: Netflix Says More Viewer Interactive Movies Like Bandersnatch Are Coming)
  4. United 93 (May 16)

Enjoy interactive TV viewing, so no surprise I’m pretty psyched about checking out Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt this weekend if possible and comparing to Bandersnatch.

NETFLIX TV

  1. Riverdale Season 4 – 19 episodes
    Based on Archie Comics

Still watching last weekend’s TV picks, including The Hollow and #1 in the world as of this writing Dead To Me starring Christina Applegate, but I’m definitely curious about the already established world of Riverdale.

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AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Seberg (May 15)

AMAZON PRIME TV

  1. *The Last Narc – 4 episodes
    Documentary, mini-series – Original
  2. Alias Seasons 1-5
    Jennifer Garner

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Alias, but really dug that show back in the day. If you think of the Peppermint ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer Garner, only cooler, less emotionally divesting, and more espionage. Alias helped put Garner on the map.

Also of interest is the new docuseries on a cartel narc who was kidnapped and murdered. It was released May 15 and swear I saw it before it got pulled (temporarily I’m assuming). Will keep checking back on this one because Netflix really seems to excel at some original documentaries.

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ROKU Movies (FREE)

  1. Hobo With A Shotgun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. You’ve Got Mail ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

The late, great Rutger Hauer has had enough and he goes off .. with a shotgun. Every bit worth the price of admission (FREE, ad-supported). For those of you that remember what it was like with dial-up internet once upon the time in the 90s, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reunite for Nora Ephron’s You’ve Got Mail.

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 4
    Co-Host: Lloyd Kaufman
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday May 15, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Discord chat via reddit/shudder group

Disney+ TV

Since Disney+ launched and The Mandalorian ended, I haven’t used the service very much. Our grandchildren, however, are all about watching various Disney movies on there. We now know Mando season 2 is coming out in October 2020, features Boba Fett in at least some capacity returning and has one episode directed by grindhouse maestro Robert Rodriguez (Machete!)

  1. Fury Files (May 15)
    Animated – TV Shorts – Marvel
An example of what Fury Files (might) be like … coming to Disney+ May 15, 2020
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DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 7: “There’s No Place To Go But Down”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #19 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, YouTube, Shudder, DC Universe

The Last Drive-in hosted by Joe Bob Briggs new episodes every Friday night at 6pm PT (GMT-8)

Weekend #19 of 53 – 5/8 – 5/10/2020

Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) are selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new picks feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial, some perhaps just gain awareness that they exist. There are too many streaming services out there, we feel your pain.

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 the streaming service.

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)

ALL Week #19 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

NETFLIX Movies

  1. Bennett’s War ⭐️⭐️⭐️

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Dead To Me – TV – Season 2 (10 episodes?)
    Christina Applegate
    Black comedy – Original
  2. *The Hollow – TV – Season 2 (10 episodes?)
    Science Fantasy Adventure Mystery, Animated – Original
  3. *The Eddy – TV – Miniseries (8 episodes)
    French Musical Comedy – Original

Binge watched the first season of The Good Place (TV Series) after hearing how it compared to Upload, which was watched, reviewed and recommended.

YouTube Movies

  1. John Wick
    Lionsgate Live Event (FREE!)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/LionsgateLIVE
    Friday May 8, 2020 @ 6pm PT (GMT-8)
    More Event Details

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 3
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday May 8, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)

DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 6: “All The Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues”

Time for another episode of this awesome adult animated TV series. Have you seen Harley Quinn before? We are subscribed, follow, watch and review every episode. They are released Fridays at 6am PT (GMT-8). Look for our review to be posted at some point tomorrow.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #18 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Shudder, DCU

Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) will be selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new pics feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial and check out.

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.

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)

ALL Week #18 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

NETFLIX Movies

  1. Den Of Thieves (2018)
  2. *The Half of It (May 1, 2020)
  3. *All Day and a Night (May 1, 2020)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Into The Night Season 1
    Apocalyptic sci-fi thriller – Original
  2. *Hollywood Season 1 – 6 episodes
    Reality, Dating Game – Original

Am looking forward to checking out Into The Night Season 1. I’m getting a 24 meets Deep Impact vibe from the compelling trailer:

Airplane setting stories? I’m a sucker for them, more please!

AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Walking Tall (1973) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

AMAZON PRIME TV

  1. *Upload [FIRST LOOK] Season 1 (Friday, May 1)
    Sci-fi, – Original

My most looked forward TV series launch this coming weekend is Upload.

YouTube Movies

  1. La La Land
    Lionsgate Live Event (FREE!)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/LionsgateLIVE
    Friday May 1, 2020 @ 6pm PT (GMT-8)
    More Event Details

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 2
    Guest co-host: Tom Savini
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday May 1, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Use promo code SAVINI for free 30 day trial

DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 5: “Batman’s Back Man”

Will always look forward this amazing adult animated series, especially when the title suggests a certain “bat” might be making a guest appearance.

The clown prince of mayhem is MIA in season two so far … will we see him again?

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #17 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Shudder, Vudu, Peacock, DCU

Harley Quinn chilling with Poison Ivy’s house plant, Frank from a Season 1 episode. Season 2 Episode 4 “Thawing Hearts” available Friday 4/24 @ 6am PST (GMT-8)

Weekend #17 of 53 from May 24 – May 27, 2020.

Every week on Thursdays movies and/or TV shows at various streaming channels (these will change periodically) will be selected to watch/rewatch. The goal is to highlight some noteworthy movie and/or TV shows to check out for the coming weekend.

Movie theater new releases are covered already under the opening week posts that we do on Wednesdays (as soon as theaters reopen, these posts will resume), this new pics feature is strictly for streaming releases.

Some of these streaming services you may subscribe to, some you might want to check out a free trial or resubscribe and see what’s new.

NOTE: If you’re coming to these posts weeks or months later, some and/or all of the picks listed below may no longer be on the streaming services indicated. Anything marked as “Original” typically doesn’t expire on the streaming service.

KEY
*Title with asterisk – newly released
Title linked and has star rating – already watched, rated and reviewed
Title bolded – on our schedule to watch/rewatch, rate and review (or in progress)

ALL Week #17 of 53 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *The Willoughbys ⭐️⭐️⭐️[FIRST LOOK] (Apr 22)
  2. *Extraction ⭐️⭐️⭐️[FIRST LOOK] (Apr 24)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *After Life – Season 2 – 6 episodes
    Black comedy-drama – Original
  2. *Hello Ninja – Season 2 – 10 episodes (?)
    Animated, CGI – Original
  3. *Circus of Books ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Apr 22)
    Documentary – Original
  4. *The Last Kingdom – Season 4 – 10 episodes (Apr 26)
    British historical fiction – BBC / Netflix
  5. *Explained: “Coronavirus” (Apr 26)
    Limited series – Original

Netflix just keeps releasing more and more originals. It’s a great time to be a subscriber of this service.

YouTube Movies (FREE)

  1. THE BEATLES: Yellow Submarine
    Official Sing-A-Long Watch Party
    Saturday April 25 @ 9am PST (GMT-8) event location here
    UPDATE 4/25/20: 71,000+ showed up (see: Just Watched The Beatles Yellow Submarine with 71,000+ People)

AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Dr. No ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  2. From Russia with Love ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Goldfinger ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Thunderball
  5. You Only Live Twice
  6. Diamonds are Forever
  7. Never Say Never Again

Since we have to wait for Bond 25 No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig, so why not get your Sean Connery James Bond on by watching/rewatching all 7 Bond Connery films in UHD 4K?

The 10-day SXSW event starts next Monday, so after the weekend there will be 10 days of festival movie viewing (see: Attend A FREE Film Festival Online: SXSW 2020 Festival April 27 – May 6, 2020 via Amazon Prime Video)

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

  1. The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 1
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday April 24, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)

Joe Bob Briggs is back starting Friday night with The Last Drive-In Season Two and Chris Jerico is co-hosting the first episode. New Shudder subscribers can enjoy a free 30 day trial. Returning subscribers: $5.99/month.

VUDU Movies (FREE)

  1. Child’s Play (1988) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 
  2. Bloodsport
  3. Encino Man

VUDU is best known for their VOD rentals, but they also offer 5,355 “free” movies that contain commercials. The ads aren’t too intrusive like some free streamers. They just were bought out by Fandango (see: Fandango Buys Vudu from Walmart – What Does This Mean For Both Services?)

Other free movie/TV streaming services worth checking out: ROKU and IMDB

PEACOCK Movies – soft launch April 15, 2020
https://www.peacocktv.com/

  1. It Came From Outer Space (1953)
  2. Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
  3. Saved By The Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)

For fans of the TV show Saved By The Bell, the complete series is available for streaming, including Saved By The Bell: The College Years and the two TV movies shown above. I hadn’t watched those movies before, but found them both to be better than I expected. Got me kind of back into this series.

Peacock teaser trailer for Saved By The Bell — coming in the future

Dustin Diamond who played Screech thinks he should be in the reboot, despite him writing a book that wasn’t that friendly to the rest of the cast. We’ll find out whenever it is released as no official release date has been announced.

That eye is just wicked scary … a horror classic that must be seen based on Ray Bradbury story

DC Universe TV
https://www.dcuniverse.com/

  1. *Harley Quinn Season 2, Episode 4: “Thawing Hearts” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

If you haven’t been following the adult (language) adventures of Harley Quinn, this is the place every Friday at 6am PST (GMT-8) to enjoy Season 2 episodes. The second season runs will run through June 29, 2020 for 13 episodes total. Highly recommended. All episodes are rated and reviewed, see Harley Quinn.

Do Cinematic Goofs Ruin Movies For You? – Jurassic Galaxy “uninhabited planet” showing roads

Roads can clearly be seen on this “uninhabited” planet in the movie Jurassic Galaxy (Showtime)

Jurassic Galaxy ⭐️

Look, the movie is garbage, that’s not what this post is about. Just using it for a bad example and wondering if movie goofs like this can ruin a picture for you?

Then again, maybe dinosaurs can make roads. This picture seems to indicate on some distant planet it is a possibility.

I’m reminded of that much, much, much cooler Twilight Zone episode where the astronauts think they’ve landed on some foreign planet only to discover power lines and realize they crash landed back on earth. Yeah, that was a good twist.

Do cinematic goofs ruin movies for you?