Monday, March 1

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Jan. 4-10]


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 the important movies, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, to be included in this category when corresponds.


Amazon Prime Video

Shirley

Based on the novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell, Shirley features a largely fictional account of real-life novelist Shirley Jackson as she wrote her gothic novel Hanged.

Shirley was directed by Josephine Decker (Madeline by Madeline) and stars Elisabeth Moss (The maid’s tale), Michael Stuhlbarg (Call me by your name), Odessa Young (The daughter) and Logan Lerman (Hunters).

Original release date: June 5, 2020
Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date:
January 7, 2021
Gender: Biographical Drama
Execution time: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87 percent (based on 233 reviews)

Stream Shirley here.

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

You can find a full list of movies and shows coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada this month here.


Apple TV +

Dickinson (season 2) [Apple Original]

In the second season of Dickinson, Emily deals with her obsession with fame.

A fictional version of the famous poet Emily Dickinson, Dickinson was created by Alena Smith (The issue) and stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Toby Huss (King of the hill), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Adrian Enscoe (Seeds).

Apple TV + Canada Release Date: January 8, 2021 (first three episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Gender: Biographical Dramatic Comedy
Execution time: 10 episodes (about 30 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Dickinson here.

A subscription to Apple TV + It costs $ 5.99 / month in Canada.


Ask

Tiger

Directed by Matthew Hamachek (Amanda knox), the two-part documentary looks at the rise, fall, and return of world golf icon Tiger Woods with never-before-seen footage and interviews with those in Woods’ inner circle.

Interviewees on the series include Woods’ former caddy, his father Earl Woods’ friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel, and, breaking his silence for the first time, Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of Woods’ sex scandal.

Crave release date: January 10, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET (Part One, Part Two will arrive on January 17 at 9 p.m. ET)
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: Two episodes (1 hour, 30 minutes total)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Tiger here. Please note that a $ 19.98 / mo Crave + HBO + Movies subscription is required.

Two weeks to live

A strange young woman ventures with her with mismatched siblings to find her father’s murderer.

Two weeks to live was created by Gaby Hull (We hunt together) and stars Maisie Williams (game of Thrones), Taheen Modak (Five dates) and Mawaan Rizwan (Closest relative).

Original TV broadcast execution: September to October 2020 (Sky UK)
Crave release date:
January 7, 2021 (first episode, new episodes every Thursday)
Gender: Dark comedy
Execution time: Six episodes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75 percent (based on eight reviews)

Stream Two weeks to live here. Please note that a $ 19.98 / mo Crave + HBO + Movies subscription is required.

A Crave standard subscription is priced at $ 9.99 / month, Starz costs another $ 5.99 / month, and HBO is an additional $ 9.99 / month.

You can find a full list of movies and shows coming to Crave this month here.


Disney +

Marvel Studios: Legends [Disney+ Original]

This ongoing series serves as a recap of the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and each individual episode delves into the journey of a specific character throughout the various films in the franchise.

The first two episodes focus on Wanda / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Paul Bettany (Vision), just in time for the January 15 premiere. WandaVision, Marvel’s first Disney + original series starring both characters.

Disney + release date: January 8, 2021 (first two episodes)
Gender: Super Hero
Execution time: TBA (first two episodes of seven to eight minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Marvel Studios: Legends here.

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

You can find a full list of movies and shows coming to Disney + Canada this month here.


Netflix

History of bad words [Netflix Original]

Nicolas Cage (Adaptation) takes you through the history of profanity, with individual episodes devoted to themes such as “f ** k”, “sh * t”, “d ** k” and “pu ** y”.

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 5, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: Six episodes (20 to 21 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67 percent (based on 15 reviews)

Stream History of bad words here.

Pieces of a woman [Netflix Original]

After a heartbreaking home birth, a grieving mother tries to cope with her grief, all while breaking her relationship with those around her.

Pieces of a woman was directed by Kornél Mundruczó (White god) and stars Vanessa Kirby (The crown), Shia LaBoeuf (Honey boy), Maple Ridge, Molly Parker from BC (Old thing) and Sarah Snook (Steve Jobs).

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 7, 2021
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76 percent (based on 127 reviews)

Stream Pieces of a woman here.

Pretend it’s a city [Netflix Original]

Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese (The dead people) sits with famous author Fran Lebowitz (Metropolitan life).

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 8, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: Seven episodes (26 to 31 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Pretend it’s a city here.

Survive death [Netflix Original]

Combining personal accounts and research, this documentary series aims to solve one of humanity’s oldest questions: what happens after we die?

Survive death is based on the 2017 book of the same name by Leslie Kean.

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 6, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: Six episodes (49 to 58 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Survive death here.

A ‘basic’ Netflix subscription it costs $ 9.99 / month, a ‘standard’ subscription (HD Compatible) costs $ 14.99 / month and a ‘Premium’ membership It is priced at $ 18.99 / month (4K compatible).

You can find a full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month here.


What are you planning to broadcast this week? Let us know in the comments.

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

Image Credit: Netflix



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