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.

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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.

PEACOCK Movies

  1. *Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

PEACOCK TV

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

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

HBO Max Movies

  1. *Harriet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (July 18)

HBO Max TV

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

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

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

DC Universe TV

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

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

Available on VOD as of June 30 to rent or own

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

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

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

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

APPLE TV+ Movies

  1. *Greyhound

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

HBO Max Movies

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

HBO Max TV

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

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

  1. Jeruzalem
  2. The Beach House

DC Universe TV

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

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

Available on VOD as of June 30 to rent or own

Weekend #27 of 53 (7/3 – 7/5/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Normally post this on Thursdays, but my work week has been crazy busy, so I’m behind here. Absolutely not complaining because a lot of people are unemployed and extremely grateful that my work, labeled as essential, has been busier than normal this time of year. At the same time it leaves my “free” time somewhat wrecked.

Ah, but I have the next two days off, so in between the fireworks and festivities, will definitely ramp up my movie and TV show watching.

One of the movies I’ve been most looking forward to seeing in the music bio genre is *Street Survivors: The True Story of Lynyrd Skynyrd [FIRST LOOK] that went straight to VOD (Video On Demand) and is available on Vudu (and probably all other competing VOD providers) at least to own or rent. I love it when they give us these options and when the price isn’t that different, I’m probably going to just buy ($7.99) instead of rent ($3.99).

Have written before that it makes most sense to offer a lower own it price like this with movies that aren’t big budget. They will get people to just pay the extra $4 so if the movie is really good, they can rewatch it multiple times. In the case of a movie about a rock band I like, I’m thinking the sound track has to be worth the eight bones as it is. Will find out soon.

I’m not seeing a lot of brand new movie releases on the streaming services this weekend. They probably are holding back a bit since they rotate in a bunch of new titles on the first of each month, after sending some titles away. License roulette in full swing. I probably should be reporting what all those are in a post or at least linking to the multiple other sites already doing that.

I believe Reelgood and/or JustWatch have services where you can track movies you want to watch and be notified when and where they appear. If I’m wrong (feel free to correct me in the comments if you know otherwise), then they should have that type of service to make their site even more useful.

I’m sort of getting used to using my phone as a remote, but after a couple weeks of Chromecast (see: Tired of Waiting For Roku, 7+ Year Customer Buys Chromecast Ultra to Stream HBO Max to TV) it’s just not as user-friendly to me as having a UI (User Interface) on the TV like Roku offers. I don’t like the small screen and the fact that it sometimes loses the sync to my phone so I have to go back in and recast to watch what’s next. It’s just not an amazing user experience like Roku. HBO Max really needs to get it together with Roku because they are the primary reason I’m using Chromecast.

Alright, let’s see what’s new out there. I may continue to update this post now that I’m finally winding down for my days off and have more time to research new movies and TV shows coming to streaming services. Seems like I might be missing some good stuff. I looked at Amazon, for example, and didn’t see much new happening there. That can’t be right, can it?

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

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

NETFLIX Movies

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

NETFLIX TV

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

HBO Max Movies

  1. Midway ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (July 4)

HBO Max TV

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

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

  1. *Metamorphosis – Original

DC Universe TV

  1. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 8: “Shiv Part Two”

Am really feeling the withdrawal symptoms that Harley Quinn is over. We have a new Stargirl and Doom Patrol episode, though.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #26 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, HBO Max, CBS All Access, Shudder, DC Universe

Will Ferrell’s newest comedy available Netflix June 25

Weekend #26 of 53 (6/26 – 6/28/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

  • Netflix – a new Will Ferrell movie, Eurovision: The Story Of The Fire Saga is something to look forward to for comedy fans on 6/26.
  • HBO Max – another top five 2019 movie for us: Doctor Sleep – The Director’s Cut (see list: 2019 Favorite Movies).
  • CBS All Access – Jordan Peele’s version of The Twilight Zone all *10* second season episodes are dropping to be binge watched. Resubscribed!
  • Shudder – Yummy is available to watch as of June 25. With Joe Bob’s Drive-in season now over, it’s time to look to new movie releases, although there is rumor of an end of summer series special. Then we get to fall and Creepshow season two.
  • DC Universe – Harley Quinn season two finale. How does this awesome series end? Does Poison Ivy go down the aisle with Kite Man, does she choose Harley, does she choose a threesome poly relationship or none of the above? Doom Patrol season two first three episodes are dropping and another Stargirl episode. It’s a great time to be subscribed to this service.

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

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

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Eurovision: The Story Of the Fire Saga – Will Ferrell

Last chance to see movies leaving Netflix at end of June:

21 (2008)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Andy Griffith Show
Blow (2001)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008)
Brooklyn’s Finest (2010)
Center Stage (2000)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Cheers
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Chloe (2010)
Click (2006) .
Cloverfield (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Duchess (2008)
Elizabeth (1998)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Happyish: Season 1 (2015)
Here Alone (2017)
Inception (2010)
No se aceptan devoluciones (Instructions Not Included) (2013)
The Invention of Lying (2009)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Kiss The Girls (1997)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Limitless: Season 1 (2015)
Little Monsters (2019)
Mansfield Park (1999)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Patriot Games (1992)
Philadelphia (1993)
The Polar Express (2004)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
The Ring (2002)
Scary Movie (2000)
Sliver (1993)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Tremors (1990)
Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)
Tremors 3 – Back to Perfection (2001)
Tremors 4 – The Legend Begins (2004)
Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Yes Man (2008)

HBO Max Movies

  1. Doctor Sleep – The Director’s Cut (June 27) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

HBO Max TV

  1. *I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – episode 1: “Murder Habit” (June 28)
    Crime, Golden State Killer – Original Miniseries
  2. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – episodes 1-3 (also available on DC Universe)
  3. Adventure Time Distant Lands – Special premiere
    Animated, Science Fiction
  4. South Park – Seasons 1-23 (June 24)
    TV-MA, Adult, Animated

If you haven’t seen Doctor Sleep yet, then this weekend on HBO Max is for you (see: Doctor Sleep Director’s Cut adds 30 minutes) — I’m a huge fan of this Stephen King novel adaptation.

CBS All Access TV

  1. *The Twilight Zone (2019-) Season 2 – Binge all 10 episodes. Color only versions right now, no black and white versions (guessing those will be released in th future, as all first season episodes are offered in black and white.

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

  1. *Yummy (June 25)

DC Universe Movies
Leaving on July 1, so last chance to watch:

  1. Batman
  2. Batman Returns
  3. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  4. Green Lantern: First Flight
  5. JL vs. Teen Titans
  6. JL: Crisis on Two Earths
  7. JL: Doom
  8. JL: Gods and Monsters
  9. JL: Flashpoint Paradox
  10. JL: The New Frontier
  11. JL: Throne of Atlantis
  12. JL: War

DC Universe TV

  1. *Doom Patrol – Season 2 – Episodes 1-3 (June 25)
  2. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 13: “The Runaway Bridesmaid” (SEASON FINALE)
  3. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 7: “Shiv Part One”

FIRST LOOK: Scare Package – Shudder

Those who have been reading this blog and/or following our reviews know that I’m a huge horror fan.

Anthology horror is a niche within that really hits close to home. Just love horror shorts. Movies like Stephen King and George Romero’s Creepshow and John Carpenter’s Body Bags are a bullseye for my viewing interest.

Shudder made Creepshow into a TV series in 2019 (see: TV REVIEW: Creepshow Season 1 Episodes Reboot by Shudder – 12 Stories, 6 Episodes All Rated and Reviewed (no spoilers)) and they are gearing up for season 2 later in fall 2020. They are also working on scripts for season three.

In Scare Package, we’re treated to seven horror shorts that take a jab at horror tropes. I’m not as big a fan of humor in horror, preferring to be scared over being made to laugh, but still I’m liking the teaser and movie info here.

The movie starts with Chad Buckley, the lonely owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, who whiles away the hours bickering with his only customer. When a job applicant shows up unexpectedly, Chad takes it upon himself to teach the newbie the rules of horror movies. As Chad narrates, he spins a series of grisly, gory tales that spring to life as mini movies, each directed by a different filmmaker. The cast includes Noah Segan (Knives Out), wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes, Toni Trucks (SEAL Team) and Hawn Tran (Watchmen), among others.

How to watch the horror-comedy anthology ‘Scare Package’
on Shudder – cleveland.com

Trailer:

7 directors, 7 stories with runtime of 107 minutes. Simple math tells me that an average of 15 minutes per short. Depending on the complexity of the shorts, this could present a quick, nasty bite in the dark. Again, I’m concerned about how much it leans on humor. It’s easier to create humor-horror than scary horror. Definitely going to check this out. Good news? It’s available as of this writing for Shudder subscribers.

Scare Package is available to stream here on Shudder as of June 18, 2020.

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #25 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, Roku, Tubi, HBO Max, Shudder, DC Universe

Available on HBO Max starting June 19

Weekend #25 of 53 (6/19 – 6/21/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

  • HBO Max – a top five 2019 movie for us: Ford v Ferrari ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (see list: 2019 Favorite Movies) and reboot of Perry Mason kicks off with the pilot TV episode.
  • Netflix offers original movies on Friday 6/19: Lost Bullet and Feel The Beat, plus a wacky looking competitive game show called Floor Is Lava.
  • Amazon – already streaming 7500 (was supposed to debut on June 19, but available at least one day early). This airplane in terrorist stress thriller looks promising.
  • Tubi (FREE) has a bunch of Rudy Ray Moore movies, a comedy special and documentary available to binge-watch
  • Shudder – the season finale of Joe Bob Briggs The Last Drive-In double-feature on Friday night
  • DC Universe – Superman: Red Son available on streaming service for the first time

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

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

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Lost Bullet (2020)
  2. *Feel The Beat (2020)
  3. Woodshock (2017)
  4. Dolemite Is My Name ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Floor Is Lava – Season 1
    Competitive Game Show — Original
  2. *Rhyme Time Town (Dreamworks) – Season 1
    Animation, Children’s

AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. *7500
  2. Crawl (2019)

ROKU Movies (FREE)

  1. Purple Rain
  2. Dirty Harry
  3. Gremlins

TUBI Movies (FREE)

  1. Dolemite ⭐️⭐️½ 
  2. The Human Tornado
  3. Shaolin Dolemite
  4. Petey Wheatstraw
  5. Disco Godfather

Tubi is all in on hard-working, dedicated comic Rudy Ray Moore’s low budget 70s movies.

Known for being so bad they are good, this is your chance to binge-watch Rudy’s signature movies on one service, also includes a documentary (The Legend of Dolemite: Bigger & Badder) and a live comedy performance (Live at the Wetlands). If you have a subscription to Netflix, catch Eddie Murphy’s take on Dolemite.

HBO Max Movies

  1. Ford v Ferrari (June 20) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

HBO Max TV

  1. *Perry Mason – Season 1 – Episode 1: “Chapter One” (June 21)
    reboot of classic series – Original
  2. *Karma – Season 1 –
    Children’s reality TV game show – Original
  3. South Park – Seasons 1-23 (June 24)

Robert ‘Iron Man’ Downey Jr. is executive producer of the reboot of Earl Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason. Downey was originally hired to star as Perry Mason, but due to scheduling conflicts had to bow out. Matthew Rhys was cast to replace Downey. Also, all 23 seasons of South Park will be available on Wednesday, June 24.

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 9 – Season Finale!
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday June 19, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Discord chat via reddit/shudder group
  2. Bone Box
  3. Mausoleum

DC Universe Movies

  1. Superman: Red Son

DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 12: “Lovers’ Quarrel”
  2. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 6: “The Justice Society”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #24 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, Amazon, Roku, Tubi, Shudder, DC Universe

Weekend #24 of 53 (6/12 – 6/14/2020) for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

Disney+ subscribers can watch Artemis Fowl [FIRST LOOK] available on Friday June 12. HBO Max sees the final 4 episodes of Love Life starring Anna Kendrick. For those partial to zombies, comes Reality Z Season 1 to binge all 10 episodes on Netflix, also The Woods first season. Amazon Prime Video has the most excellent Knives Out this weekend.

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

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

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NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Da 5 Bloods

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Reality Z [FIRST LOOK] – Season 1 (10 episodes)
    Zombies – Original
  2. *The Woods – Season 1
    Thriller – Original
  3. *Lennox Hill – Season 1 (8 episodes)
    Documentary, Medical – Original
  4. *F is for Family – Season 4
    Adult, Animated
  5. *KIPO And The Age Of Wonderbeasts – Season 2
    Animated
Based on the novel by Harlen Coben, The Woods TV series season 1 available Friday June 12, 2020 on Netflix

Disney+ Movies

  1. *Artemis Fowl (June 12)

The movie originally planned to be released in theaters and headed straight to Disney+ instead.

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AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Knives Out (June 12) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Heaven Can Wait ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Child’s Play (2019)
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ROKU Movies (FREE)

  1. The Waterboy
  2. Fruitvale Station
  3. Trouble With The Curve

TUBI Movies (FREE)

  1. Ender’s Game
  2. Look Who’s Talking
  3. RiffTrax Live: Sharkanado

HBO Max Movies

  1. The Good Liar (June 13) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Fantastic Planet
  3. Water For Elephants
  4. The Wizard of Oz

HBO Max TV

  1. *Love Life – Season 1 – Episodes 7-10
    Anna Kendrick, romance comedy – Original

The final four episodes of the first season of Love Life. HBO announced they have renewed Love Life for a second season, making it the first new series on HBO Max to get a second season greenlight (source: Deadline).

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 8
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday June 12, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Discord chat via reddit/shudder group
  2. Warning: Do Not Play
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DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 11: “A Fight Worth Fighting For”
  2. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 5: “Hourman and Doctor Mid-Nite”

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #23 of 2020 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Shudder, HBO Max, DC Universe

Weekend #23 of 53 – 6/5-6/7/2020 for 2020 Picks By Streaming Service

The first of the month is here and talk about overload — in a good way — of new movies hitting all the services.

I’ve picked out a few from several different services, but there are a bunch of good to great to amazing movies available to watch, not to mention a weekend of new movies and TV shows hitting.

It’s pretty much impossible for any one person who doesn’t make this their job (we both have full time jobs that have nothing to do with this) to stay on top of what’s new on all the streaming services, so I’m thinking the current strategy is to just try and be aware of what’s out there by hitting the top 10 lists and seeing what the buzz is from social media, movie and TV bloggers and the news, plus of course word of mouth from others you know.

If there is something great you want to mention that is available this weekend, please use the comments below to talk about it. We need to help each other sift through the massive amount of content changing, rotating and coming out 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.

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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)

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NETFLIX Movies

  1. *The Last Days of An American Crime
  2. Our House
  3. The Show
  4. The Healer

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Fuller House – Season 5 – 18 episodes
    Comedy – Original
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AMAZON PRIME Movies

  1. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  2. The Natural (1984) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lots of new movies rotating in at Amazon Prime Video as of June 1. Be sure to check the “Recently Added Movies” section.

AMAZON PRIME TV

  1. Dragnet (1951) – Season 1
    Police, Crime
“This is the city …” The entire first season of Dragnet 1951 is available on Amazon Prime

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

This weekend is your last chance to catch the virtual film festival, so if you’re interested in catching what’s being screened during the even, be sure to check out this weekend.

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

  1. *The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs
    Season 2 Episode 7
    Horror films double-feature with host commentary
    Friday June 5, 2020 @ 6pm PST (GMT-8), 9pm EST (GMT-5)
    Discord chat via reddit/shudder group

HBO Max Movies

  1. Titanic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  2. Heaven Can Wait (1978) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Presumed Innocent (1990)

New movies coming: Ad Astra ⭐️ June 8

HBO Max TV

  1. *Love Life – Season 1 – Episodes 4-6
    Anna Kendrick, romance comedy – Original
  2. I May Destroy You – Season 1 – Episode 1 “Eyes, Eyes, Eyes, Eyes”
  3. Looney Tunes Cartoons (2020)
    Animated

Watched Love Life starring Anna Kendrick the first three episodes last week and it covers her adventures trying to find and secure love. It’s an awkward and unusually paced TV show.

Not sure how much or even if I like it or not yet, but it manged to keep my interest through the first three episodes (it’s just comes off as an unusual way of watching someone trying to fall in love). The next three episodes (4-6) are dropping to check out, so will see how that goes.

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DC Universe TV

  1. *Harley Quinn TV Series – Season 2, Episode 10: “There’s No Place To Go But Down”
  2. *Stargirl – Season 1, Episode 4: “Wildcat” (6/7)
Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E ready for action in episode #3, episode 4 airs Sunday 6/7 @ 9pm PT (GMT-8)

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.

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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)

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”

FIRST LOOK: Blood Machines

Naked women with satanic crosses covering their genitals, a spaceship with lobster claws, a trippy 80s-like synth beat track … you’ve got my attention.

Blood Machines is a short 50 minute, three part science fiction journey that was released as a Shudder original this week.

I’ve watched it twice and still fascinated with the effects and world. It has a very 80s aesthetic, complete with synth-heavy John Carpenter-like music by another Carpenter (not related, it seems): Carpenter Brut.

Brut is also responsible musically for Turbo Killer, a music video that amassed millions of views and provided inspiration to the French team comprising the screen name Seth Ickman for their newest team effort.

Blood Machines was written and directed by “Seth Ickman,” a pseudonym for the French directing team of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard. It will not surprise any viewers to learn that the filmmakers have worked in art direction, commercials, and music videos. While this project falls somewhere between TV and cinema, it also resembles an extended music video, as well as an elaborate demo reel and a gnarly pin-up dorm poster.

Blood Machines review: Shudder’s sci-fi oddity is like a retro dorm poster – Polygon

The trailer:

Now, check out the ship with those claws.

It just looks like a mechanical crustacean to me, and I’m digging it. Here’s what it looks like from behind:

Blood Machines is available for streaming on Shudder as of May 21, 2020.