Sunday, March 7

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Mar. 1-7]

Weekly, MobileSyrup describes 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 films to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of important films, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, that fall into this category where appropriate. .


Amazon Prime Video

Coming 2 America [Amazon Original]

Akeem returns to America with Semmi to meet her long-lost son.

Coming 2 America was directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle and flow) and features many actors reprising their roles from the original 1988 film, including Eddie Murphy (Akeem), Arsenio Hall (Semmi), and James Earl Jones as Jaffe. Wesley Snipes (Sword), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) and KiKi Layne (The old guard) are new to the franchise.

Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date: March 5, 2021
Gender: Comedy
Execution time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48 percent (based on 116 reviews)

Stream Coming 2 America here.


Ask

First cow

A 19th century American cook starts a business with a Chinese immigrant using milk from a wealthy landowner’s cow.

First cow was directed by Kelly Reichardt (Certain women) and stars John Magaro (Orange is the new black), Orion Lee (Informer), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and the late René Auberjonois (Deep space nine) in one of his final roles.

Original theatrical release date: March 6, 2020
Crave release date:
March 5, 2021
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95 percent (based on 167 reviews)

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

There is no “I” in the trio

A long distance partner tries sexual experimentation.

The series was filmed primarily with phone cameras and video calls.

It is worth noting that There is no “I” in the trio is one of the originals for the US-only HBO Max service, which is available in Canada exclusively from Crave.

HBO Max / Crave Release Date: March 4, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83 percent (based on six reviews)

Stream There is no “I” in the trio here. Please note that a $ 19.98 / mo Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

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

The full list of movies and shows coming to Crave this month can be found here.

This week in Crave news: Bell has launched a limited-time promotion that offers a three-month 50 percent discount on all of its Crave plans.


Disney +

Raya and the last dragon [Disney+ Original]

A lone warrior must locate the last surviving dragon in an effort to save the fractured people from a returning evil.

Raya and the last dragon was directed by Don HallMoana) and Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting) and features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Awkwafina (The farewell), Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) and Sandra Oh herself from Ottawa (Killing Eva).

Disney + Canada Release Date: March 5, 2021
Gender: Animated fantasy
Execution time: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95 percent (based on 172 reviews)

Stream Raya and the last dragon here. It’s important to put attention on Stripe However, it is not available as a normal Disney + title.

Instead, it is offered through ‘Premier Access, ‘ the premium program that Disney launched last year with live action Mulan remake, along with a theatrical release. This means you have to pay $ 34.99 in addition to a Disney + subscription to watch Stripe.

Premier Access will be available until May 4, after which the movie will be available to all Disney + subscribers on June 4 at no additional cost.

Disney + It costs $ 11.99 / month or $ 119.99 / year in Canada.

The full list of movies and shows coming to Disney + Canada this month can be found here.

ICYMI: WandaVisionThe finale was released on March 5.


Netflix

Biggie: I have a story to tell. [Netflix Original]

This documentary uses rare footage and an in-depth interview to chronicle the life of rapper The Notorious BIG.

Netflix Canada Release Date: March 1, 2021
Gender: Musical documentary
Execution time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78 percent (based on 23 reviews)

Stream Biggie: I have a story to tell. here.

The Flash (season 7)

With his speed slowing down, The Flash races against time to save Iris from the mirror dimension.

Notably, The flashSeason 7 includes episodes that were scheduled for the previous season, but were left unfinished amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, The flash was created by “Arrowverse” architects Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns and stars Grant Gustin (Joy), Candice Patton (The Young and the Restless), Danielle Panabaker (Bones), Carlos Valdés (Jersey Boys) and Ottawa’s own Tom Cavanagh (Ed).

It’s worth noting that the series was filmed in Vancouver.

Original TV air date: March 2, 2021 (first episode)
Netflix Canada Release Date:
March 4, 2021 (first episode, new episodes every Thursday)
Gender: Super Hero
Execution time: Number of episodes to be confirmed (about 43 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream The flash here.

Moxie [Netflix Original]

Drawing inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and a new friend, a shy teenager posts an anonymous fanzine to denounce sexism at her high school.

Based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie was directed by Amy Poehler (Parks and recreation) and stars Hadley Robinson (Little woman), Lauren Tsai (Legion), Patrick Schwarzennegger (Midnight son), Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) and Poehler.

Netflix Canada Release Date: March 3, 2021
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Execution time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68 percent (based on 60 reviews)

Stream Moxie here.

Pacific Rim: the black [Netflix Original]

When Kaiju attacks Australia, two brothers venture out with a Jaeger to find their parents.

Based on Legendary’s Pacific Rim franchise, The black was developed by Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (Ultimate Avengers) and features the voices of Gideon Emery (Teen wolf), Erica Lindbeck (Person 5) and Victoria, Calum Worthy of BC (Austin and Ally).

Netflix Canada Release Date: March 4, 2021
Gender: Anime
Execution time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68 percent (based on 60 reviews)

Stream Pacific Rim: the black here.

The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month can be found 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).


What are you planning to broadcast this week? let us know

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

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