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

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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. *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.

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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 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

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

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

NETFLIX TV

  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.

HBO Max TV

  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

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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. *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.

NETFLIX TV

  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
A.M.I.
Basic Instinct
Black ’47
Cape Fear
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Employee of the Month
Enemy at the Gates
Fargo
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
Her
House of 1,000 Corpses
Human Nature
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
I’m Leaving Now
The Longest Yard 
(1974)
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
Troy
WarGames
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.

HBO Max TV

  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)
Beef
Beginners
Best in Show
BLOW
Bombshell
Boogie Nights
Boomerang
The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power.
The Butterfly Effect
Cats & Dogs
Catwoman
Cellular
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)
Constantine
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)
Deliverance
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Dreamcatcher
Edge of Darkness
Empire of the Sun
The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House
Endings, Beginnings (HBO)
Enter The Dragon
Eraser
Firewall
Frantic
Frequency (HBO)
Friday
The Friday After Next
Galaxy Quest
The Golden Compass
Gothika
Grudge Match (HBO)
Hairspray
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
Infamous
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
Se7en
Semi-Pro
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
Shame (HBO)
Sherlock Holmes
Sleight (HBO)
Son of Batman
South Park: The Pandemic Special
Steel
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
TMNT
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
Joe
John Carpenter’s Vampires
Killers
Kindred Spirits
La Sucursal
Madea’s Big Happy Family
Mud
National Security
Next Level
Noose For A Gunman
Nurse
Quantum Of Solace
Raging Bull
Señorita Justice
Southside With You
Spaceballs
Species
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

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A Beautiful Mind
Across The Line
After Life
Anti-Trust (Tech geek guilty pleasure!)
Blade
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
Fallen
Girls Against Boys
Good Hair
Guess Who
Hostel
Hostel: Part II
House Of 1000 Corpses
The Hurt Locker
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Interview With the Vampire
Joe
Judy & Punch
Kicking & Screaming
Killers
Lady in a Cage
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Martyrs
Mud
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
Spaceballs
Species
Superbad
Thanks for Sharing
Tooth Fairy
Triumph of the Spirit
Vampire
Wayne’s World 2
When A Stranger Calls
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard

Shudder Movies

  1. *Scare Me – Original

Shudder Reaches 1 Million Subscribers on September 23, 2020

Creepshow Season 2 is filming now for future release on Shudder, slated most likely for 2021

Congratulations to AMC’s Shudder for hitting the seven figure subscriber milestone.

“The addition of original series and movies turbocharged our growth and turned Shudder into a must-have service for anyone interested in great horror, thriller or supernatural entertainment,” said Miguel Penella, president of SVOD at AMC Networks, in a statement. “Our relentless focus on quality programming, innovative content and finding the best up-and-coming creators has enabled Shudder to break out in the crowded world of subscription services.

AMC’s Horror Streaming Service ‘Shudder’ Reaches 1M Subscribers | Cord Cutters News

This news comes in the middle of their 61 days of Halloween horror event that kicked off on September 1 and runs through Halloween 2020.

Being a huge horror fan myself, Kara finds it one of her least favorite genres, this news is even better. Have said it before that Shudder is a must have for hardcore horror fans. Even if you subscribe, binge what you want for a couple months, leave and then come back and do it again a few months later. Whatever your horror watching strategy, at some point Shudder should be part of it.

And nobody is paying me to say that, nor are there any affiliate links to the site here. We’re subscribers and horror fans, that’s all, passing along something good.

As far as niche streaming sites go, this one is one of my most favorites. DC Universe used to be, but they are getting out of the streaming movie and TV show business, going comic books only and their video content is moving to HBO Max.

Anything you’d like to see playing on Shudder? They do have some modern horror films, but their sweet spot is titles that are older and newer originals, like recently I watched Nicolas Cage in Color Out Of Space ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (recommended).

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

Movies

  • 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.

TV

  • 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

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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. *Enola Holmes – Original
  2. Real Steel

NETFLIX TV

  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)

HBO Max TV

  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

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.

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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)

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.

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

  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
    Docuseries

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

AMC Network drops lawsuit against AT&T over alleged network unfairness

The Shudder promo code above likely doesn’t work any more, but you can find more

An update on the lawsuit between AMC and AT&T over alleged unfairness AT&T was showing its existing network over competing networks. The carriers have reached an agreement.

The Walking Dead parent alleged AT&T favors its own competing networks including HBO and TNT by insisting on “discriminatory” terms to renew affiliation agreements with AMC. AT&T had called the complaint “without merit” and insisted it treats “all programmers fairly.”

AMC Networks Request To Withdraw Complaint Against AT&T Granted By FCC – Deadline

What’s most interesting in the Deadline article is what AT&T says about AMC toward the end of the article.

“The cost to provide AMC Networks’ programming to our customers should reflect that AMC Networks’ shows have been declining in popularity as compared to their peers for several years.”

Ouch. Don’t know if AT&T is correct about the stats, but do know from a fan standpoint, I disagree on at least one area of AMC Networks.

AMC is the network behind Shudder, for that alone they deserve my respect vote. Shudder is an awesome, low-cost niche streaming service for horror fans. If you like horror and aren’t subscribed to Shudder, find yourself one of the many easily available promo codes (just do a Google search for “Shudder promo codes”) and check out a free month trial. With Halloween right around the corner next month, the timing is great.

We resubscribed to Shudder this week, making it the ninth streaming service we are currently subscribed to:

  1. Netflix
  2. Amazon Prime Video (as Prime members)
  3. HBO Max
  4. Disney+ (subscribed annually, mostly for our grandchildren, we hardly ever watch it)
  5. Peacock (premium subscription is free, since we are Xfinity internet customers)
  6. Shudder (resubbed new this week of 9/14)
  7. Hulu (will cancel once working through the movies & shows we’re currently watching)
  8. CBS All Access (contemplating dropping after Lower Decks, just not that much else there of interest)
  9. DC Universe (most likely dropping soon, but waiting first to see what this week’s big announcement is, see: )

Add all these subscription fees up and it’s pushing $75+/month. We can’t watch all these channels enough to justify keeping all, so we’ll drop the ones we’re watching least and return when something we really want to see on the channel returns.

Shudder from AMC, to get back to the article in question, is well worth subscribing to, especially in the fall, when that horror halloween witchy time of year is in full force.

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.

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 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)

NETFLIX TV

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

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Unpregnant – Original
  2. Coastal Elites

HBO Max TV

  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)
  2. COLOR OUT OF SPACE​ – A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE
  3. COUNTESS DRACULA ​(Director: Peter Sasdy)
  4. THE VAMPIRE LOVERS ​(Director: Roy Ward Baker)
  5. VICTOR CROWLEY ​(Director: Adam Green)
  6. LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU ​(Director: David Gregory)
  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 #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.”