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

HBO Max: Nov 26

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

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

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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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

Disney+

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

HBO Max Movies

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

HBO Max TV

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

Amazon Prime Video Movies

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

Hulu Movies

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

Peacock TV

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

Netflix Quietly Settles with Chooseco in Black Mirror Lawsuit over Choose Your Own Adventure

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A lawsuit update has come in.

In October 2019 we wrote about Netflix being the subject of a legal dispute over their interactive viewing program Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (see: Netflix Says More Viewer Interactive Movies Like Bandersnatch Are Coming).

At the time we tried to find out the status of that lawsuit with Chooseco, that owns the tradmark for “Choose Your Own Adventure” and it appeared the case was still pending.

Netflix has now reached a settlement, although the details haven’t yet been made public. The article does do some speculation, as we did as well. We promised to provide an update on the court case whenever we saw one. That day is here.

Best guesswork says that Netflix reached some kind of agreeable number for using the Choose Your Own Adventure trademark in the promotion of Bandersnatch. The real question is whether that deal includes any future use of the reference in other interactive films, or freedom to use the name “Choose Your Own Adventure” in describing the genre of interactive films Netflix is producing. If possible that would be a shrewd legal move on Netflix’s part, as Bandersnatch signaled that modern audiences are open to the novelty of interactive viewing – if done right.

Netflix Reaches Settlement In Black Mirror Lawsuit

Am not a fan of lawsuits like this where the details aren’t known. I realize no company wants to have negative publicity and maybe part of the reason the details aren’t public yet is Netflix plans to partner with Chooseco and co-brand with them for the interactive viewing genre. Suppose we’ll know soon enough.

Hopefully the interactive genre continues to expand. Only certain stories will fit this type of creative storytelling, but it’s something I’d be interested in watching more. What about you? Have you enjoyed these type shows? Or do you prefer more passive viewing that doesn’t require making decisions with your remote?

Guess it’s the gaming fan in me that likes the genre. As pointed out originally, there is a history in videogaming of interactive storytelling. Also enjoyed the books, now licensed by Chooseco. Whatever the details are, the main takeaway needs to be more of this content being created. Netflix paying license fees to Chooseco, fine, co-branding, fine, just don’t sit on a trademark and not let anybody else do anything creatively.

Perhaps a year from now or sooner we’ll know what’s happening. Feel free to chime in the comments below if you see an update with more details or to let us know if you enjoy these type of interactive viewing experiences.

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

Netflix: Nov 20

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

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

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

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

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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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

Disney+

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

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Underwater ⭐️ (11/21)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Between The World and Me

Amazon Prime Video Movies

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

Amazon Prime Video TV

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

Hulu Movies

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

Hulu TV

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

Shudder TV

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

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

Hulu: Nov 13

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

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

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

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

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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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

Disney+

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

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Dolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (11/14)

HBO Max TV

  1. *Murder On Middle Beach – premiere
    docuseries

Amazon Prime Video Movies

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

Amazon Prime Video TV

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

Hulu Movies

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

Shudder Movies

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

Netflix TV Channel Begins Testing In France on the Web Only

Some streaming channels offer a real time TV option and it seems that Netflix is now toying with having its own TV channel called Netflix Direct but it’s only available in France on the web, nowhere else.

Of course, Netflix has plenty of suggestions and algorithms to point viewers in the right direction, but this week, the company revealed that it will start testing a new feature called Direct that serves as a real-time TV channel populated with shows, movies, and more from the service. Direct is always running, whether you’re watching or not, so you can tune in and out whenever you like if you can’t decide what to watch on your own.

Netflix is finally testing the feature everyone has been demanding – BGR

We’ve become used to on demand viewing, so this doesn’t hold that much interest to us, unless Netflix uses it to debut new movies first and then put into their on demand library thereafter. Am not saying they should opt for that strategy, but it’s one strategy that some channels have used. Shudder does it, for one, HBO does it sometimes also.

Would you watch a Netflix real time TV channel or prefer on demand?

Will Netflix Price Itself Out Of The Streaming Market?

If your reaction to Netflix raising their monthly subscription prices again is, “didn’t they do that not too long ago?” we’re with you. Raising prices for any streaming channel in the current times is a risky bet.

In fairness, based on the amount of new content Netflix is adding compared to all the other streaming services, they are worth the extra money.

The company’s decision to raise its standard plan by $1 per month, from $12.99 to $13.99, and its premium plan by $2 per month, from $15.99 to $17.99, is an essential part of Netflix’s long-term strategy. It’s why Netflix has a market valuation of $218 billion on just $2.8 billion of net income in the last 12 months.

Why Netflix will keep raising prices with confidence

Of course if you’re #1 already in your field, that will lessen the blow. And Netflix has a pretty good lead over just about everybody else, from a standpoint of a stable of ready new content and existing movies and TV shows to binge-watch.

They just keep adding more, more more, to the point where we questioned not long ago maybe they’re adding too much (see: Does Netflix Release Too Many Originals? Maybe Ask New CMO Bozoma Saint John)

The problem with adding too much is something new usually only gets one chance to be “new.” Then it can get lost in the archives. There are exceptions like TV shows that get to be new every time a new season, special or episode is released. Movie-wise, though, that one opportunity can be fleeting.

We like seeing around 3-5 new movies per week open in theaters. Right now due to the pandemic the number of new releases is one per week, sometimes two.

If I was in charge of organizing new movies for streaming channels, I’d focus on promoting and releasing 1-2 quality new movies (max) per week for the channel. If every streaming channel had one feature new movie per week, that would still be more than most moviegoers could see, but at least it wouldn’t be saturated.

What I mean by “quality” is very subjective. It’s not just a question of the budget, which we can go down a rabbit hole arguing larger budget equals higher quality, something I generally disagree with in concept. Yes, a larger budget can have bigger name actors, more special effects, but it doesn’t mean the story is going to be great. It could also mean a great story without any name actors or decent special effects won’t draw as large an audience. Special effects needed will vary upon the type of films being made of course.

For example, I’d label most of what Blumhouse is producing as “quality.” They shoot for lower budget and not all of their films are good, of course, but there is definitely an emphasis from that studio in getting the bang for their buck. Some other studios making movies on Netflix do not have as high filmmaking standards with similar or larger budgets.

As for a marketing and promotional strategy? Promote these new releases starting with an active campaign 90 days from the release date (release the first trailer, then a second trailer 45 days before) and increasing the amount of promotional activity incrementally until the week before and during which should be at the height of movie lover engagement. Would also buy ads in movie theaters, if allowed, even if it’s during that extended period before the previews begin. The Noovie segment, I think it’s called.

How many new movies would you like to see your favorite streaming channel release per month?

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

Amazon Video: Nov 6

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

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

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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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

Disney+

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

HBO Max Movies

  1. *The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

HBO Max TV

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

Amazon Prime Video Movies

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

Amazon Prime Video TV

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

Hulu Movies

  1. *Braking For Whales (2020)

Hulu TV

  1. *The Mighty Ones – Season 1

Peacock Movies

  1. *Save Me Too (11/5) – Original

Shudder Movies

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

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

Disney+: Oct 30, 2020
Season 2 premiere!

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

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

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

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

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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 services.

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

Movies rotating into NETFLIX as of November 1

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

Disney+

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

HBO Max Movies

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

HBO Max TV

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

Movies rotating into HBO MAX as of November 1

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

Amazon Prime Video Movies

  1. *Soorarai Pottru (2020)

Amazon Prime Video TV

  1. Truth Seekers – Season 1 – Original

Movies rotating into AMAZON PRIME VIDEO as of November 1

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

Hulu Movies

  1. *Bad Therapy (2020)

Movies rotating into HULU as of November 1

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

Peacock Movies

Movies rotating into PEACOCK as of November 1

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

Shudder Movies

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

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

HBO Max: Oct 23

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

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

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

KEY

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

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

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

HBO Max Movies

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

HBO Max TV

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

Amazon Prime Video Movies

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

Hulu Movies

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

Shudder Movies

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

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.

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 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

NETFLIX TV

  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

HBO Max TV

  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
    Horror
  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