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Streaming in Canada on Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+, Netflix and PVOD [Feb. 22-28]

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Every week, MobileSyrup outlines a few of the most notable films and TV exhibits that lately hit Canadian streaming platforms.

Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column sometimes focuses on new content material from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, however different providers like Apple TV+ and Disney+ might be talked about when related.

We’ll additionally spotlight exhibits or films which can be made in Canada, contain notable Canadian forged or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.

Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic inflicting many films to hit digital platforms a lot ahead of deliberate, we’ll make observe of any main movies — in addition to some other notable streaming service information — that fall into this class when relevant.


Apple TV+

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry [Apple Original]

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Directed by R.J. Cutler (The War Room), this documentary affords an inside have a look at the coming-of-age story of well-liked singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.

Specifically, the movie chronicles then-17-year-old Eilish as she balances household life and the creation of her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 

Apple TV+ Canada launch date: February twenty sixth, 2021
Genre: Music documentary
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96 % (based mostly on 46 evaluations)

Stream Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry right here.

An Apple TV+ subscription prices $5.99 CAD/month.

For extra on what’s coming to Apple TV+ later this yr, click on right here.


Crave

Framing Britney Spears

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This documentary affords a brand new evaluation of the court-mandated conservatorship of Britney Spears, shining new gentle on her profession and downfall.

Framing Britney Spears was directed by Samantha Stark (The New York Times Presents).

It’s additionally value noting that Framing Britney Spears is a part of The New York Times Presents eight-documentary sequence, which can come to Crave in March.

Original launch date: February fifth, 2021
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Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, quarter-hour
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98 % (based mostly on 28 evaluations)

Stream Framing Britney Spears right here.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down

This sequence affords a behind-the-scenes have a look at how the thirteenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (additionally streaming on Crave) was filmed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down options interviews with the season’s queens, as nicely casting reels and different never-before-seen footage.

Crave launch date: February twenty sixth, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, quarter-hour
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Stream Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down right here.

A customary Crave subscription is priced at $9.99/month, with Starz costing one other $5.99/month and HBO an extra $9.99/month.

The full listing of films and exhibits hitting Crave this month may be discovered right here.


Disney+

Star

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Disney+ Canada obtained a whole lot of recent exhibits and films this week with the addition of Star, the leisure large’s worldwide model of its U.S. service Hulu.

While the service’s value has gone as much as mirror this transformation, it now options a wide range of programming from the likes of twentieth Television, twentieth Century, Freeform, Searchlight and FX. Some of that is grownup content material which may be locked behind parental controls to forestall youngsters from accessing it, like Logan, DeadpoolAlienDeadpoolThe Shape of WaterKingsman: The Secret Service, Borat and Black Swan.

There are additionally a wide range of extra adult-oriented exhibits included in Star, corresponding to EmpireHomelandFuturamaFamily Guy, How I Met Your Mother and The X-Files.

Finally, there are some titles on Star that have been unique to Hulu within the U.S. which can be branded ‘Star Originals;’ at launch, these are Solar Opposites (an animated sitcom co-created by Rick and Morty‘s Justin Roiland) and Love, Victor (a TV spin-off of the movie Love, Simon). There are two episodes of every present up to now, with new episodes rolling out each Friday.

The full listing of Star’s launch content material may be discovered right here.

For extra on Star, take a look at our interview with Greg Mason, Walt Disney Studios Canada’s vp of selling.

Disney+ now prices $11.99/month (beforehand $8.99) or $119.99/yr (was $89.99) in Canada.

This week in Disney+ information: If the launch of Star wasn’t sufficient, Disney additionally revealed what’s hitting the service in March (together with new Star content material) and the launch dates for a number of 2021 Disney+ sequence, together with Marvel’s Loki.


Netflix

Canine Intervention [Netflix Original]

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Follow a canine coach in Oakland, California as he works with varied canines and their house owners.

Netflix Canada launch date: February twenty fourth, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Six episodes (24 to 36 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Stream Canine Intervention right here.

Ginny & Georgia [Netflix Original]

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A mom tries to calm down along with her two youngsters to present them a greater life than she ever had.

Ginny & Georgia was created by Sarah Lampert (Haze) and stars Brianne Howey (Batwoman), Antonia Gentry (Raising Dion) and Diesel La Torraca (Little Monsters).

It’s value noting that the sequence was filmed in Toronto.

Netflix Canada launch date: February twenty fourth, 2021
Genre: Comedy-drama
Runtime: 10 episodes (50 to 57 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 70 % (based mostly on 23 evaluations)

Stream Ginny & Georgia right here.

Pelé [Netflix Original]

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This documentary chronicles the numerous profession of world-renowned soccer participant Edson Arantes do Nascimento, higher often called “Pelé.”

Netflix Canada launch date: February twenty third, 2021
Genre: Sports documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 76 % (based mostly on 21 evaluations)

Stream Pelé right here.

The full listing of films and exhibits hitting Netflix Canada this month may be discovered right here.

A ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription prices $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) prices $14.99/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $18.99/month (4K-supported).

This week in Netflix information: Netflix has revealed the total listing of films and exhibits hitting its platform in March.


Premium video on demand (PVOD)

Minari

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One of probably the most critically-acclaimed movies of the previous yr is lastly out there on PVOD.

The semi-autobiographical movie follows a South Korean immigrant household attempting to make it in rural American throughout the Nineteen Eighties.

Minari was written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung (Abigail Harm) and stars Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Han Ye-Ri (Secret Zoo), Alan Kim (breakout position) and Youn Yuh-jung (Keys to the Heart).

Canadian PVOD launch date: February twenty sixth, 2021
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98 % (based mostly on 211 evaluations)

Minari may be rented for $14.99 on Google Play and $19.99 on iTunes and the Cineplex Store.

Tom & Jerry

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When Jerry strikes into New York City’s best resort on the eve of a historic marriage ceremony, the occasion planner hires Tom to do away with them, main chaos to ensue.

Tom & Jerry was directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) and stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo), Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico), Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe).

Tom & Jerry is Warner Bros.’ third movie this yr to endure a simultaneous theatrical and digital launch, following final month’s The Little Things and Judas and the Black Messiah. However, within the U.S., these movies are streaming at no further value on the HBO Max service; in Canada, they’ve been made out there for buy on PVOD platforms.

Canadian PVOD launch date: February twenty sixth, 2021
Genre: Live-action/animated comedy
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 26 % (based mostly on 31 evaluations)

Tom & Jerry may be rented for $24.99 on iTunes, Google Play and the Cineplex Store.


What are you planning on watching this week? Let us know within the feedback.

For extra options, take a look at final week’s Streaming in Canada column.

The newest version of our gaming-focused companion column, Stream ‘n Load, may be discovered right here.

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