Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [March 15-21]

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Every week, MobileSyrup outlines a number of the most notable films and TV reveals 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 companies like Apple TV+ and Disney+ can be talked about when related.

We’ll additionally spotlight reveals or films which might be made in Canada, contain notable Canadian solid or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.

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

Amazon Prime Video

Genius: Aretha

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The third season of National Geographic’s Genius anthology interval drama collection focuses on iconic singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin.

Genius: Aretha was developed by Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) and stars Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and David Cross (Arrested Development).

Amazon Prime Video Canada launch date: March twenty first, 2021 by way of StackTV (first two episodes, two new episodes each Sunday)
Genre: Biographical drama
Runtime: Eight episodes (particular person size TBA)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85 % (based mostly on 13 critiques)

Stream Genius: Aretha right here. Note {that a} $12.99 CAD/month StackTV subscription is required.

The Stand [Amazon Exclusive]

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After a pandemic decimates nearly all of humanity, the few survivors break off into two teams for one closing confrontation.

Based on Stephen King’s 1978 novel of the identical identify, The Stand was developed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and Benjamin Cavell (Justified) and options an ensemble solid that features James Marsden (Westworld), Odessa Young (Shirly), Owen Teague (It collection) and Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies).

It’s value noting that the collection was filmed in Vancouver.

Original TV broadcast: December 2020 to February 2021 (CBS All Access within the U.S.)
Amazon Prime Video Canada launch date:
March nineteenth, 2021
Genre: Fantasy, drama
Runtime: Nine episodes (49 to 65 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63 % (based mostly on 30 critiques)

Stream The Stand right here.

An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no extra price with a $69/12 months Amazon Prime subscription.

The full record of films and reveals hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month may be discovered right here.

Apple TV+

Calls [Apple Original]

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From the director of 2013’s Evil Dead, Fede Álvarez, comes an audio-focused drama collection about completely different individuals within the lead-up to an apocalyptic occasion.

Quite a lot of celebrities lend their voices to the collection, together with Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame), Nick Jonas (Jumanji collection), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) and Lily Collins (Emily in Paris).

Apple TV+ Canada launch date: March nineteenth, 2021
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Nine episodes (about 12 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83 % (based mostly on six critiques)

Stream Calls right here.

An Apple TV+ subscription prices $5.99/month.

For extra on what’s coming to Apple TV+ within the subsequent a number of months, click on right here.


Q: Into the Storm

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Over the course of three years, Cullen Hoback (Terms and Conditions May Apply) examines the rise of the QAnon conspiracy theorists and their influence on modern-day tradition.

Crave/HBO Canada launch date: March twenty first, 2021 (first two episodes, two new episodes each Sunday)
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Six episodes (about one hour every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 67 % (based mostly on 9 critiques)

Stream Q: Into the Storm right here. Note {that a} $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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More than three years after the discharge of the much-maligned Justice League, followers have efficiently campaigned to get director Zack Snyder’s fabled minimize of the movie launched.

The core story stays the identical — Batman assembles a staff of superheroes to cease the invading alien forces of Steppenwolf — however the ‘Snyder Cut’ is for much longer and incorporates few of the identical scenes.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League boasts an ensemble solid that features Ben Affleck (The Town), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and Ray Fisher (True Detective).

Crave/HBO Max launch date: March 18th, 2021
Genre: Superhero
Runtime: Four hours, two minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 75 % (based mostly on 193 critiques)

Stream Zack Snyder’s Justice League right here. Note {that a} $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

It’s value noting that alongside the discharge of the Snyder Cut, Crave has additionally launched a ‘DC Multiverse Binge Collection.’ This consists of Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the just-added Christopher Reeve Superman movies and Tim Burton-era Batman movies, in addition to current Crave content material like Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Doom Patrol.

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. However, there’s a 50 % off promotion on all of those plans till the top of March.

The full record of films and reveals hitting Crave this month may be discovered right here.


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier [Disney+ Original]

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Several months after Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes’ efforts to renew their on a regular basis lives are upended by a brand new international menace, inflicting them to begrudgingly work collectively as soon as once more.

Based on Marvel’s comedian e book characters of the identical identify, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was created by Malcolm Spellman (Empire) and options returning Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), Sebastian Stan (the Winter Soldier), Daniel Brühl (Zemo), Port Perry, Ontario’s personal Emily VanCamp and Montreal’s personal Georges St-Pierre (Batroc). Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49) co-stars as John Walker/U.S. Agent.

It’s value noting that Ottawa’s personal Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) directed all six episodes of the collection.

Disney+ Canada launch date: March nineteenth, 2021
Genre: Superhero
Runtime: Six episodes (about 40-50 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95 % (based mostly on 95 critiques)

Stream The Falcon and the Winter Soldier right here.

Disney+ prices $11.99/month or $119.99/12 months in Canada.

The full record of films and reveals hitting Disney+ Canada this month may be discovered right here.

This week in Disney+ information: The full record of films and reveals hitting Disney+ Canada in April may be discovered right here.


Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 3) [Netflix Original]

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Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and different well-known drivers race on throughout a shortened season on account of COVID-19.

Netflix Canada launch date: March nineteenth, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 10 episodes (about 37 to 44 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Stream Formula 1: Drive to Survive right here.

Waffles + Mochi

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Puppet friends Waffles and Mochi journey the world with former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and their child associates to study delicacies.

Waffles + Mochi was created by Erika Thormahlen (Just Deal) and Jeremy Konner (Drunk History).

Netflix Canada launch date: March nineteenth, 2021
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 10 episodes (about 26 to 32 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Stream Waffles + Mochi right here.

Premium video on demand (PVOD)


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After a go to from a mysterious stranger results in a useless physique, Tom and Janet start to query the loyalty of their associates.

Happily was written and directed by BenDavid Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) and stars Joel McHale (Community), Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire), Stephen Root (King of the Hill), Natalia Zea (Justified) and Paul Scheer (Black Monday).

Canadian PVOD launch date: March nineteenth, 2021
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 64 % (based mostly on 24 critiques)

Happily may be rented for $4.99 from Google Play and the Cineplex Store and $6.99 from iTunes.

This week in PVOD information: Warner Bros. has confirmed that Godzilla vs. Kong will solely be obtainable in Canadian theatres when it releases in North America on March thirty first, not PVOD or another platform.

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

For extra options, try final week’s Streaming in Canada column.

Meanwhile, players can discover the newest version of our weekly companion gaming-focused column, ‘Games to Stream ‘n Load,’ right here.

Image credit score: Marvel Studios

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