WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #16 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: April 16

Weekend #16 of 52 (4/15 – 4/18/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service

Let’s hope this is the start of us back on track for this being published on Thursdays, because as friendly reader, Jo, pointed out last weekend, this is less useful for others if/when it’s posted later than Thursday.

However, fair warning going forward, it may still be posted later in the weekend and maybe sometimes not at all if the day job keeps me away.

We both love watching movies, and this is our weekly reference, too, of what we want to watch and/or what’s new on the various streaming channels, so it remains a useful guide we want and kind of need too.

KEY

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

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

NETFLIX Movies

  1. *Dad Stop Embarrassing Me (Apr 14)
  2. *Law School
  3. *The Soul
  4. *Why Did You Kill Me?
  5. *Dark City Beneath The Beat (Apr 15)
  6. *The Master
  7. *Ride or Die
  8. *Synchronic (Apr 16)
  9. Arlo The Alligator Boy
  10. Crimson Peak
  11. Into The Beat
  12. Rush
  13. Why Are You Like This?
  14. The Zookeeper’s Wife

NETFLIX TV

  1. *The Circle – Season 2 (Apr 14)
  2. *Fast and Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (Apr 16)

Disney+ Movies & TV

  1. *Big Shot (Apr 16)
  2. *Earth Moods
  3. *Treasure Buddies
  4. *White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
  5. *National Geographic: Earth Moods Volume I
  6. *Primal Survivor (S5)
  7. *The Kid Who Would Be King
  8. *RIO

HBO Max

  1. *Infinity Train, Max Original Season 4 Premiere (Apr 15)
  2. The Dark Knight Rises (Apr 17)
  3. Mare of Easttown, Limited Series Premiere (Apr 18)

Amazon Prime Video

  1. *Burden – 2020 (Apr 14)
  2. Cézanne Et Moi -2017
  3. Terror’s Advocate – 2007
  4. Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (Apr 16)
  5. Somewhere (2010)
  6. Wander (2020)
  7. Side Effects (Apr 18)

Hulu

  1. *Fly Like A Girl – 2020 (Apr 16)
  2. Songbird – 2020
  3. Modern Persuasion – 2020)   
  4. Thelma – 2017

Shudder

  1. *The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs (Apr 16)

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #15 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: April 9

Weekend #15 of 52 (4/8 – 4/11/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service

Spring for streaming. Let’s see what’s happening this weekend.

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. *What Lies Below – 2021 (Apr 4)
  2. *Coded BIas (Apr 5)
  3. *The Last Kids On Earth: Happy Apocalypse To You – Animated (Apr 6)
  4. *The Way of the House Husband (Apr 8)
  5. *Thunder Force (Apr 9)
  6. *Have You Ever Seen Fireflies
  7. *Night In Paradise
  8. *The Stand-in (Apr 10)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *The Big Day – Collection 2 (Apr 7)
  2. *Diana: The Interview That Shook The World (Apr 11)

Disney+ Movies & TV

  1. *Disney Future-Worm! (Apr 9)
  2. *Disney Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (S1)
  3. *Disney Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (S2)
  4. *Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Time After Time (S1 Finale)
  5. *Man of the House
  6. *Mark Twain and Me
  7. *Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
  8. *Cesar Millan: The Real Story

HBO Max

  1. *The Other Two – Season 1 (Apr 9)
  2. *The New Mutants – 2020 (Apr 10)
  3. *The Nevers – TV Series (Apr 11)

Amazon Prime Video

  1. *Them – TV Series (Apr 9)
    Stephen King said the first episode scared him!
  2. Noah (Apr 10)
  3. G.I Joe Retaliation

Hulu

  1. *Everything’s Gonna Be Okay: Season 2 Premiere (Apr 9)
  2. Rebel: Series Premiere
  3. The Standard (2020)  
  4. Stars Fell on Alabama (2021)
  5. The Day I Became a God: Season 1, Epsiodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Apr 10)
  6. Desierto (2015)          
  7. Knuckledust (2020)    

Shudder

  1. Don’t Panic – 1988 (Apr 5)
  2. Zombie For Sale – 2019
  3. *Creepshow – Season 2, Episode 2 (Apr 8)

TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S2E6 – The Counter-Clock Incident ⭐️⭐️½

Season 2
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
October 12, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 6 – “The Counter-Clock Incident”

The Enterprise, complete with a dignitary, the first captain, Commodore April, of the Enterprise (not Pike), encounters a ship traveling toward them and a Supernova at an unbelievably fast speed — warp 34. Captain Kirk tries to hail the ship, but they aren’t responding, so they put a tractor beam on it, barely slowing it down to warp 32. The captain of the other ship speaks in a language they don’t understand. They realize the language is running in reverse. They play the message in reverse and hear the captain saying the Enterprise is interfering with an important mission.

The alien ship ends up pulling them inside the Beta Naobi system in an unusual reverse time universe.

Summary

Commodore April being named as the first captain of the Enterprise is a bit jarring if you’re familiar with Captain Pike in the Original Series. Obviously, this wasn’t canon. Also, it’s another time travel of sorts story and, unfortunately, Star Trek has too many of those. The difference here, is they don’t actually visit a place in the past, they just travel so fast that time moves differently, which is scientifically accurate. Everybody grows younger, which will remind of several other plotlines.

Mrs. April’s voice is clearly Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) which is distracting. I’ve noticed that James Doohan and Nichelle Nichols voiced extra characters, but their voices were disguised poorly. This had me thinking a different character was talking.

This episode, at least for Star Trek, seems cliched, even for the 70s, but other movies would use the same concept later (Benjamin Button). It’s an interesting and entertaining episode, despite the story not feeling as fresh as it probably was in the 70s. I don’t remember seeing this episode before.. It’s just ok, but not recommended.

This is the last of the 22 episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series for us to review. Despite a few weak episodes, somewhat outdated animation it was nice to hear the original series crew voicing the characters. I wish they would hae gotten some more guest stars, because it feels a little low budget sometimes, but overall, it’s too bad they didn’t make more than 22 episodes. The series overall is well worth checking out.

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️½

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #14 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, Shudder

Theaters/HBO: Mar 31

Weekend #14 of 52 (4/1 – 4/4/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service

Happy Easter everybody! Yeah, this is later than it should be and no, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke to be late, it’s just me being late. Would love to claim it was April Fool’s though 😉

The first of the month is more than April Fool’s it’s movies rotating in and out of the main streaming service time. The big news on streaming, besides these rotating movies, is Godzilla vs. Kong, which can also be seen in theaters. We caught this in the theater on Thursday in 3D and a review is coming.

It’s also the first week of the month, which means movies rotating into the various streaming services. The list of those movies are below. You can go through them and add to your wishlists.

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. *Concrete Cowboy (Apr 2)
  2. *Just Say Yes
  3. *Madame Claude
  4. *Sky High
  5. Escape from Planet Earth – 2012 (Apr 3)
  6. *The Fisherman’s Diary (Apr 4)
  7. *What Lies Below – 2020

NETFLIX TV

  1. *The Serpent – Limited Series (Apr 2)

Movies rotating into NETFLIX as of April 1

Tersanjung the Movie
Worn Stories
2012
Cop Out
Friends with Benefits
Insidious
Legally Blonde
Leprechaun
The Pianist
The Possession
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
White Boy
Yes Man

Disney+ Movies & TV

  1. *Star Wars Clone Wars – Seasons 2003-2005

HBO Max

  1. *Godzilla vs. Kong (Mar 31) – also in theaters
  2. *On The Spectrum (Apr 2)
  3. Ted 2012 Unrated Version (Apr 3)
  4. Q: Into The Storm Finale

Movies rotating into HBO MAX as of April 1

A Shock To The System, 1990 (HBO)
Abandon, 2002 (HBO)
Adam’s Rib, 1949
All Is Lost, 2013 (HBO)
Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl
Barbarosa, 1982 (HBO)
Black Dynamite, 2009
Blindness, 2008 (HBO)
The Bodyguard, 1992
Boogie Nights, 1997
Bringing Up Baby, 1938
The Butcher’s Wife, 1991 (HBO)
Caddyshack, 1980
The Collection, 2012 (HBO)
The Color Purple, 1985
Dante’s Peak, 1997 (HBO)
Dark Shadows, 2012 (HBO)
Dead Silence, 2007 (HBO)
Dirty Harry, 1971
The Eagle Has Landed, 1977 (HBO)
Early Man, 2018 (HBO)
Easy Rider, 1969
Ella Enchanted, 2004 (HBO)
The Evil That Men Do, 1984 (HBO)
Eye For An Eye, 1996 (HBO)
Fear, 1996 (HBO)
genera+ion, Part One finale
Ghost Rider, 2007
Goodfellas, 1990
Green Lantern, 2011
Hardball, 2001 (HBO)
Happy Endings
Haywire, 2012 (HBO)
In & Out, 1997 (HBO)
Kicking & Screaming, 2005 (HBO)
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, 2017 (HBO)
Lassiter, 1984 (HBO)
Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, 1990 (HBO)
Let’s Go To Prison, 2006 (HBO)
The Longest Yard, 1974 (HBO)
Man Up, 2015 (HBO)
The Mask of Zorro, 1998
The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)
Missing In Action 2 – The Beginning, 1985 (HBO)
Missing In Action, 1984 (HBO)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 (HBO)
The Nanny
The Natural, 1984
Now, Voyager, 1942
One Day, 2011 (HBO)
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, 1985 (HBO)
Police Academy 3: Back In Training, 1986 (HBO)
Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol, 1987 (HBO)
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, 1988 (HBO)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, 1989 (HBO)
Police Academy: Mission To Moscow, 1994 (HBO)
Primal Fear, 1996 (HBO)
Reasonable Doubt, 2014 (HBO)
Red Dawn, 1984 (HBO)
The Return, 2006 (HBO)
Risky Business, 1983 (HBO)
Roger & Me, 1989
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939
Sneakers, 1992 (HBO)
Space Jam, 1996
Speed 2 Cruise Control, 1997 (HBO)
Spellbound, 2003 (HBO)
Stuart Little, 1999
The Shack, 2017 (HBO)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011
Wanderlust, 2012 (HBO)
The Warriors, 1979 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)
The Watch, 2012 (HBO)
White Noise, 2005 (HBO)
The Wild Life, 2016 (HBO)
Within, 2016 (HBO)
Wolves At The Door, 2017 (HBO)

Amazon Prime Video

  1. *Moment of Truth – True Crime – Docuseries (Apr 2)
    Murder of Michael Jordan’s father

Movies rotating into PRIME VIDEO as of April 1

A Hologram For The King (2016)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Art of Falling in Love (2019)
A Simple Plan (1998)
Because I Said So (2007)
Bob Roberts (1992)
Brüno (2009)
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
Chato’s Land (1972)
Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ (1983)
Cohen And Tate (1989)
Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Frankie & Alice (2014)
Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003)
Gunfighters Of Abilene (1959)
Hancock (2008)
Head Of State (2003)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Inception (2010)
Johnny English (2003)
Lady In A Cage (1964)
Larry Crowne (2011)
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Lords Of Dogtown (2005)
Love in Harmony Valley (2020)
Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
Madea Goes To Jail (2009)
Mad Max (1980)
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Men Of Honor (2000)
Milk (2009)
Minority Report (2002)
Monster’s Ball (2001)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Motel Hell (1980)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
New In Town (1992)
Open Range (2003)
Platoon (1986)
Shaft (2000)
Shooter (2007)
Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)
Smiley Face Killers (2020)
So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)
That Thing You Do! (1996)
The Abyss (1989)
The Dead Zone (1983)
The Devil’s Double (2011)
The Gift (2000)
The Happening (2008)
The Hunting Party (1971)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
The Program (1993)
The Replacement Killers (1998)
The Skull (1965)
The Sum Of All Fears (2002)
Untraceable (2008)
Valerie (1957)
Waiting To Exhale (1995)
What About Bob? (1991)
A Soldier’s Story
About A Boy
Aloha
American Pastoral
Anaconda
Burn After Reading
Daddy’s Little Girls
Dear John
For Colored Girls
Four Rooms
Fun Size
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Girl Most Likely
Good Luck Chuck
Kung Fu Panda
Midnight Sun
Moneyball (2011)
Mud
October Sky
Road To Perdition
Salt
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Step Up Revolution
Surf’s Up
The 6th Day
The Bone Collector
The Great Debaters
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Sting
The Sting II
Tombstone
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love
What Women Want

Hulu

  1. *WeWork: Or The Making And Breaking Of A $47 Billion Unicorn (Apr 2)
  2. *Hysterical – Season Premiere (Apr 3)

Movies rotating into HULU as of April 1

2012 (2009)   
28 Days Later (2003)  
A Hologram for the King (2016)        
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)      
A Simple Plan (1998) 
The Abyss (1989)       
Before We Go (2015) 
Bug (2007)     
Bulworth (1998)         
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)       
Changing Lanes (2002)          
Chappaquiddick (2017)          
Chato’s Land (1972)   
Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ (1983)          
Cohen and Tate (1989)          
The Color Purple (1985)        
The Dead Zone (1983)
The Devil’s Double (2011)     
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)   
Die Hard (1988)         
Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)  
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)         
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)         
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Frankie & Alice (2014)
Friends With Benefits (2011) 
Garden State (2004)  
The Gift (2000)           
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)         
Guess Who (2005)     
Hancock (2008)          
The Hunting Party (1971)      
In The Mix (2005)       
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)  
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)          
Life Of Crime (2014)  
Live Free Or Die Hard (2007) 
Mad Max (1980)        
Madea Goes To Jail (Theatrical Feature) (2009)       
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)     
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)  
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2004) 
Monster’s Ball (2001)
Motel Hell (1980)       
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)   
Never Back Down (2008)       
New in Town (2009)  
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)      
The Out-Of-Towners (1999)  
The Pawnbroker (1964)         
Platoon (1986)           
The Polar Express (2004)       
The Preacher’s Wife (1996)   
The Program (1993)   
Ramona and Beezus (2009)   
The Replacement Killers (1998)         
Rio (2011)      
The Sandlot (1993)    
Scary Movie 4 (2006) 
Sex And The City (2008)         
Sex And The City 2 (2010)      
Shaft (2000)   
Shrek 2 (2002)
The Skull (1965)         
Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)      
Sliver (1993)   
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Step Up Revolution (2012)    
The Sum of All Fears (2002)   
That Thing You Do! (1996)     
The Upside (2017)     
Vanilla Sky (2001)      
Virtuosity (1995)        
Waiting to Exhale (1995)       
War (2007)     
Warriors of Virtue (1997)      
What About Bob? (1991)       
Where the Heart Is (2000)     
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)     

Shudder

  1. *Creepshow – Season 2, Episode 1 (Apr 1)
  2. Night of the Lepus – 1972 (Apr 1)
  3. The Haunting of Julia – 1977
  4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – 1986
  5. The Val Lewton Collection (Apr 2)
    1. Cat People – 1942
    2. I Walked With A Zombie – 1943
    3. The Leopard Man – 1943
    4. The Seventh Victim – 1943
    5. The Curse of the Cat People – 1944
    6. The Body Snatcher – 1945
    7. Isle of the Dead – 1945

TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S2E5 – How Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth ⭐️⭐️

Season 2
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
October 5, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 5 – “How Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth”

The Enterprise encounters a strange ship that approaches and seemingly attacks by throwing up a force field in the shape of a globe around the ship. A Mayan-like serpent god called Kublican is responsible for the encounter. Suddenly, several crew members — Kirk, Dr. McCoy, Scotty and an ensign named Walking Bear — are beamed off the Enterprise to a planet to solve a Mayan riddle.

Summary

Ensign Walking Bear serves as the informational source in this somewhat cryptic episode. Ancient Egyptians and Mayan culture mixed with space seems like the type of idea that Stargate would later focus on in more depth. Since we don’t understand a lot of ancient drawings and technology that seemed to built huge structures leads to a good space yarn. This episode, like too many others, just very hampered by opening to a fascinating story but doesn’t have much of a second act. It’s just show us an engaging conflict, then move to a hasty conclusion..

Serpents, an ensign used primarily as a macguffin and Mayan mystery that is solved too quickly to be satisfying leads to a somewhat mediocre episode. Promising, yes, but executed poorly. Not recommended.

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️

TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S2E4 – Albatross ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Season 2
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
September 28, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 4 – “Albatross”

Dr. McCoy (AKA Bones) is about to beam up after his work on the planet Dramia when the leaders present Captain Kirk with a stunning request. McCoy is being charged with unleashing a deadly plague on Dramia some 17 years ago. They take McCoy prisoner to stand for his alleged crimes. Soon, thereafter a deadly virus breaks out aboard the Enterprise and they must race against time to get McCoy back to find a cure.

Summary

It’s good to finally see Bones have a story centered around him. The original series had similar episodes where McCoy’s medical training would be essential to saving the crew from diseases and viruses. In this case he has a chance to solve two medical mysteries, if only the aliens on the planet will trust his intentions.

A good episode, but hampered somewhat as several others have been by moving too fast. By the time we’re involved in the problem, a solution is too quickly presented. It would have been cool to get deeper into an alien trial for McCoy and have the Enterprise crew situation steadily worsen.

Also, I immediately thought of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Violet turning colors as being similar to the virus symptoms. The movie was released in 1971 and this in 1974 so had me very curious if the writers were taken by that scene and decided to pay homage to it in this episode. If you’ve seen the classic movie and then watched this, you might see the similarity, whether by coincidence or design.

Nonetheless, still an entertaining episode, even if the pacing is too fast. It would have been a better episode if the story didn’t feel so rushed.

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #13 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: Mar 26

Weekend #13 of 52 (3/25 – 3/28/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service

The last weekend of the month is not without new movies and TV shows coming out. Notably, Bad Trip, which tried to make an appearance in theaters, but another movie sidelined by the pandemic.

And then it was accidentally released by Amazon Prime Video on April 17, 2020. It got taken down, but not before pirates copied it and released on illegal back channels. Then it sold to Netflix and fast forward to March 26, when it will make it’s first official, non-accidental release.

If you’re thinking, wow, what a bad trip, that title works on many levels. I don’t know how good the movie will be, but have to check it out for the bizarre release history alone.

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. *Seaspiracy – Documentary (Mar 24)
  2. *Who Killed Sara
  3. *Caught By A Wave (Mar 25)
  4. *DOTA: Dragon’s Blo
  5. *Secret Magic Control Agency
  6. *A Week Away (Mar 26)
  7. *Bad Trip – 2020
  8. *Magic for Humans by Magic Pop
  9. *Nailed It Double Trouble

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Millenials – Season 3 (Mar 25)
  2. *Big Time Rush – Seasons 1-4 (Mar 26)
  3. *The Irregulars – Original

Disney+ Movies & TV

  1. Inside Pixar: Foundations (Episodes 11-15)
  2. Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: As Time Goes By
  3. Disney Pickle and Peanut (Seasons 1-2)
  4. Gnomeo & Juliet

HBO Max

  1. *Hotel Coppelia (Mar 26)
  2. *Tina (Mar 27)
  3. *The Last Cruise (Mar 30)

Amazon Prime

  1. *Renegades (Mar 29)

Peacock

  1. John Wayne Gacy: Devil In Disguise – Original (Mar 26)

Hulu

  1. *100% Wolf – 2020 (Mar 23)
  2. *Collective – 2019 (Mar 25)
  3. *The Hurricane Heist (Mar 26)

Shudder

  1. *Let’s Scare Julie (Mar 22)
  2. *White of the Eye
  3. *The Untamed

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #12 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

HBO Max: Mar 18

Weekend #12 of 52 (3/18 – 3/21/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service

Snyder Cut, Snyder Cut, Snyder Cut .. Justice League. That’s really all there is to know about this weekend. There are some other movies and TV shows worth checking out, but Snyder Cut is where a lot of attention will be focused.

4+ hours, so make sure your bladder is empty or your pause button is nearby!

Disney+ is rolling out a new TV series with Falcom and The Winter Soldier. This follows Wandavision as the second new TV series in 2021 to date. They are trying to catch more lightning in bottles like The Mandalorian tapping the Marvel IP.

Shudder is ramping up their weekly output adding movies as well, both originals and older titles. Some are well worth checking out.

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. *Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal – documentary (Mar 17)
  2. *Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case
  3. *B The Beginning: The Succession (Mar 18)
  4. *Deadly Illusions – 2021
  5. The Fluffy Movie – 2014
  6. *Country Comfort (Mar 19)
  7. *Sky Rojo
  8. *Jiu Jitsu (Mar 20)

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Alien TV – Season 2 (Mar 19)
  2. *Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Season 3

Disney+ Movies & TV

  1. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Mar 19)

HBO Max Movies & TV

  1. Superman The Animated Series (Mar 17)
  2. *Snyder Cut Justice League (Mar 18)
  3. *A Tiny Audience – Season 2 (Mar 19)
  4. Beverly Hills Cop (Mar 20)
  5. Beverly Hills Cop II
  6. Beverly Hills Cop III

Amazon Prime

  1. *Words on Bathroom Walls (Mar 19)

Hulu

  1. *Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 2 (Mar 18)
  2. Identity – 2003
  3. *Hunter Hunter – 2020 (Mar 19)

Shudder

  1. *Nosferatu (Mar 16)
  2. *The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  3. *The Great Gabbo
  4. *White Zombie
  5. *Slaxx (Mar 18)
  6. *Koko-Di Koko-Da

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #11 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder

Netflix: Mar 12

Weekend #11 of 52 (3/11 – 3/14/2021) for 2021 Picks By Streaming Service

This week I’ve been busy with my job and haven’t been as focused on the entertainment scene and movies. We did find time to see the two new movies in theaters released (see: Opening 3-11-2021 in Theaters: The Father, Long Weekend) and keep our long running streak going of a movie review a day, although it took several days to post the reviews.

Then Friday came and no new FIRST LOOKs were posted and Thursday came and went and didn’t take a look at the streaming scene. Here it’s Sunday and finally had time to analyze what’s going on this weekend on the various streaming channels. Also peeked into the next couple days.

What are the major streaming releases, if any this weekend? Did something big get released? The long awaited Snyder Cut of Justice League is coming next weekend. Coming 2 America, the sequel to Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s classic 1988 comedy was last week, so what’s going on this weekend?

Amazon Prime: Mar 12

Let’s find out.

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. *Just In Time (Mar 12)
  2. *Paper Lives
  3. *Yes Day – 2021
    Jennifer Garner
  4. *Audrey – Audrey Hepburn Biography
  5. The BFG (Mar 13)
  6. *The Last Blockbuster – Documentary

NETFLIX TV

  1. *Love Alarm – Season 2 (Mar 12)
  2. *Paradise PD – Season 3
  3. *The One – Season 1
  4. *Bakugan: Armored Alliance – Season 1 (Mar 15)
    Anime, Children’s
  5. *The Lost Pirate Kingdom – Season 1
  6. *Zero Chill – Season 1

Disney+ Movies & TV

  1. Assembled: The Making of WandaVision (Mar 12)
  2. Own the Room – 2021
  3. Marvel Studios: Legends
  4. Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Long Time Gone
  5. Disney Junior Doc McStuffins: The Doc Is In
  6. Disney My Music Story: My Perfume
  7. Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Seasons 1-8)
  8. Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet (Season 7)
  9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 2016

HBO Max TV

  1. *South Parq Vaccination Special (Mar 11)
  2. *Isabel (Mar 12)
  3. Speed (Mar 13)
  4. Three Busy Debras
  5. Allen vs. Farrow – Documentary Finale (Mar 14)
  6. Infomercials (Mar 15)

Amazon Prime

  1. *Honest Thief (Mar 12)

Hulu

  1. *Farewell Armor (Mar 12)
  2. *Buddy Games – 2019 (Mar 14)
  3. *1 Night In San Diego (Mar 15)
  4. Constructing Albert – 2017
  5. *Here Awhile – 2019
  6. *Intersect
  7. *Missing 411: The Hunted – 2019
  8. *Naughty Books
  9. *Pink Wall – 2019
  10. *Sister Aimee – 2019
  11. The Pretenders – 2018
  12. The Relationship – 2017
  13. *The Stand: How One Gesture Shook The World
  14. *Tracks – 2019

Shudder

  1. *Prey (Mar 9)
  2. *Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker
  3. *Stay Out Of The Attic (Mar 11)
  4. *Hosts (Mar 15)
  5. *It Cuts Deep
  6. *Game Of Death
  7. *Shakma
  8. *Nosferatu (Mar 16)
  9. *The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari
  10. *The Great Gabbo
  11. *White Zombie

Shudder likes to add movies on Mondays and Tuesdays, which kind of throws off the format of this weekend post, but included Monday’s and Tuesdays titles above, since this post is late anyway.

TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S2E3 – The Practical Joker ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Season 2
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
September 21, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 3 – “The Practical Joker”

While on a routine geological mission, studying various asteroids, a trio of Romulan ships attack the Enterprise for crossing into their territory. Captain Kirk orders their escape into a nearby energy storm that shorts out the ship computer and makes it play a bunch of practical jokes on the crew.

Summary

This one has classic adventure, suspense and a little Star Trek humor. Everything a good original series included. The solution is a bit predictable, so took away a little bit from the rating there, but an otherwise enjoyable episode. Some of these stories, especially this one, feel like they would have been better extended a bit.

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½