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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Nov. 23-29]


Weekly, MobileSyrup reviews some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently.

Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant.

We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada.

Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of any major movies that fall into this category where appropriate.


Amazon Prime Video

Life in a year [Amazon Original]

A young man tries to give his girlfriend a life worthy of experiences in the year that remains.

Life in a year was directed by Mitja Okorn (Letters to Santa) and stars Jaden Smith (The Get Down), Cara Delevigne (Carnival row), Nia Long (Empire) and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (A few good men).

It is worth noting that the movie was shot in Toronto.

Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date: November 27, 2020
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Life in a year here.

Amazon Prime Video is included at no additional cost in a $ 79 CAD / year Amazon Prime subscription.

The full list of movies and shows that hit Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.


Ask for

Christmas movies galore

It’s worth mentioning that Crave added a host of Christmas movies on November 27, including:

  • A Christmas Carol (HBO + Movies)
  • Adorn the Halls (Starz)
  • Die hardStarz)
  • Doctor Who: Christmas Specials
  • Resonates all the wayStarz)
  • Jingle All The Way 2 (Starz)
  • Love Actually (Starz)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Starz)
  • Miracle on 34th Steet (1994) (Starz)
  • A Russell Peters Christmas
  • Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (Starz)
  • A very Harold & Kumar Christmas (Starz)

You can find these and more at Crave’s’The Holiday Collection.

Stewardess

A flight attendant wakes up hungover and with no memory of the night before in her hotel room with a corpse, leading her to wonder if she is really the killer.

Based on Chris Bohjalian’s 2018 novel of the same name, Stewardess was developed by Steve Yockey (Supernatural) and stars Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Michiel Huisman (game of Thrones), Zosia Mamet (Crazy men) and Rosie Pérez (Bold).

Stewardess is one of many US-only HBO Max originals that has come to Canada through Crave as part of Warner Media’s exclusive deal with Bell.

Crave release date: November 26, 2020 (first three episodes, new episodes every Thursday)
Gender: Comedy, drama, suspense
Execution time: Eight episodes (about 45 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96 percent (based on 27 reviews)

Stream Stewardess here.

The mystery of DB Cooper

Directed by John Dower (Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (Once in a lifetime: the extraordinary story of the New York cosmos)), this documentary tells the story of four people believed to be the infamous DB Cooper, the mystery man who in 1971 hijacked a plane in United States airspace, extorted $ 200,000 in ransom, parachuted, and never again Was seen.

Ask for: November 25, 2020
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88 percent (based on 16 reviews)

Stream The mystery of DB Cooper here.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

A teenage girl travels across state lines to New York City with her cousin to have an abortion.

Written and directed by Eliza Hittman (Beach rats), Never Rarely Sometimes Always stars Sidney Flanigan (acting debut), Talia Ryder (Steven Spielberg’s next film West Side Story), Théodore Pellerin himself of Quebec (The family is first) and Ryan Eggold (90210).

It is worth noting that Never Rarely Sometimes Always is one of the highest rated films of this year on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

Original theatrical release date: March 13, 2020 (VOD release on April 3 due to COVID-19)
Ask for:
November 27, 2020
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99 percent (based on 200 reviews)

Stream Never Rarely Sometimes Always here.

12 Christmas dates

In this Christmas-themed reality dating show, three singles go on various holiday dates to try to find “the one” for them.

This is another HBO Max original that airs on Crave.

Ask for: November 26, 2020 (first three episodes, new episodes every Thursday)
Gender: Reality
Execution time: Eight episodes (approximately 45 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream 12 Christmas dates here.

A Crave standard subscription It costs $ 9.99 / month, with Starz adding another $ 5.99 / month and HBO an additional $ 9.99 / month. It’s worth noting that you have until November 30 to take advantage of Crave’s 25 percent discount on the Black Friday promotion; read more about that here.

In the meantime, the full list of movies and shows that came to Crave this month can be found here.


Disney +

Black beauty [Disney+ Original]

A teenage girl develops a close bond with a wild horse.

Based on the 1877 novel by Anna Sewell, Black beauty was written and directed by Ashley Avis (Abandoned) and stars Mackenzie Foy (the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn), Kate Winslet (Titanic) as the voice of the horse, Fern Deacon (Ackley Bridge) and Claine Forlani (Mallrats).

Disney + Canada Release Date: November 27, 2020
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56 percent (based on 27 reviews)

Stream Black beauty here.

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions [Disney+ Original]

Singer / songwriter Taylor Swift directs, produces and stars in this concert film that sees her perform all 17 tracks from her eighth studio album, Folklore.

Disney + Canada Release Date: November 25, 2020
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions here.

A Disney + subscription It costs $ 8.99 / month or $ 89.99 / year in Canada.

The full list of movies and shows that hit Disney + this month can be found here.


Netflix

The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two [Netflix Original]

Kate Pierce, now a teenager, runs away due to her mother’s relationship and ends up at the North Pole, where an elf is plotting to ruin Christmas.

The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two was directed by Chris Columbus (Home alone) and features returning cast members Kurt Russell (Santa Claus), Goldie Hawn (Mrs. Claus), Darby Camp (Kate Pierce), Judah Lewis (Teddy Pierce, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Claire Pierce).

Netflix Canada Release Date: November 25, 2020
Gender: Christmas comedy
Execution time: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70 percent (based on 37 reviews)

Stream The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two here.

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker [Netflix Original]

This documentary shows the career of the renowned actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen (Fame) and follows her dance students as they prepare for their annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.”

Netflix Canada Release Date: November 27, 2020
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker here.

Mosul [Netflix Original]

Based on “The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS” by Luke Mogelsen The New Yorker characteristic, Mosul tells the story of an Iraqi SWAT team and a policeman as they fight ISIS in the decimated city of Mosul.

Mosul was directed by Matthew Michael Carnahan (directorial debut, co-writer of Deep water horizon) and stars Suhail Dabbach (The wounded locker), Adam Bessa (Extraction) and Is’haq Elias (City of a million soldiers).

Netflix Canada Release Date: November 26, 2020
Gender: Military drama
Execution time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69 percent (based on 13 reviews)

Stream Mosul here.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder [Netflix Original]

This documentary follows Pickering, Ontario’s own Shawn Mendes rise to stardom, and a behind-the-scenes look at his life during his eponymous 2019 world tour.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder It was directed by music video director Grant Singer (Scarborough director, Ontario’s The Weeknd’s “Starboy”).

It’s worth noting that the film was released just in time for Mendes’ fourth studio album, Wonder, which launches on December 4.

Netflix Canada Release Date: November 23, 2020
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 23 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50 percent (based on 10 reviews)

Stream Shawn Mendes: In Wonder here.

A Netflix ‘basic’ subscription it costs $ 9.99 / month, a ‘standard’ subscription (HD Compatible) costs $ 13.99 / month and a ‘Premium’ membership It is priced at $ 16.99 / month (4K compatible).

The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in November can be found here.


What are you planning to broadcast this week? Sounds below.

For more recommendations, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column here.

Image Credit: Warner Media

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