Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [May 3-9]

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Every week, MobileSyrup outlines a number of the most notable films and TV exhibits that not too long ago 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 exhibits or films which can 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 earlier than 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

The Boy From Medellín [Amazon Original]

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Director Matthew Heineman (A Private War) chronicles in style Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin’s preparations for his 2019 homecoming live performance amid political turmoil.

Amazon Prime Video Canada launch date: May seventh, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 76 % (primarily based on 21 evaluations)

Stream The Boy From Medellín right here.

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

Apple TV+

Mythic Quest (Season 2) [Apple Original]

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As a part of their new association, Ian and Poppy now share co-creative director duties on Mythic Quest, main them to additional butt heads on the place to take the sport.

Mythic Quest was created by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Rob McElhenney, Megan Ganz and Charlie Day and stars McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao (Content), David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Danny Pudi (Community), F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) and Ashly Burch (the PlayStation 4 online game Horizon Zero Dawn).

It’s value noting that the collection’ second COVID-related episode, “Everlight,” launched three weeks in the past.

Apple TV+ Canada launch date: May seventh, 2021 (first two episodes, new episodes each Friday)
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: Nine episodes (round half-hour every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: one hundred pc (primarily based on 12 evaluations)

Stream Mythic Quest right here.

An Apple TV+ subscription prices $5.99/month in Canada.

For extra on what’s coming to Apple TV+ this 12 months, click on right here.


Dark Side of the Ring (Season 3A) [Crave Original]

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The first two episodes of the brand new season of Crave’s wrestling docuseries give attention to Brian Pillman, who turned notorious for a collection of scripted stunts earlier than his dying in 2007.

Later episodes are concerning the wrestler Nick Gage and former pay-per-view wrestling channel Collision in Korea.

Crave launch date: May seventh, 2021 (first episode, new episodes each Thursday at 9pm ET)
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Four episodes (first episode 1 hour, 25 minutes)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Stream Dark Side of the Ring right here.

Shrill (Season 3)

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In the ultimate season of Shrill, Annie seemingly has the whole lot she wished after leaving her man-child boyfriend and making daring profession strikes, solely to find that she wants to seek out achievement elsewhere.

The collection relies on Lindy West’s Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman and stars Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Lolly Adefope (Plebs), Luka Jones (Best Friends Forever) and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

It’s value noting that Toronto-raised Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) is an government producer on Shrill.

Crave launch date: May seventh, 2021
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: Eight episodes (23 to 26 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Stream Shrill right here.


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After a staggered theatrical rollout amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Crave is lastly streaming the newest movie from Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy).

Tenet follows a undercover agent who should manipulate time to stop an assault from the longer term that would trigger World War III. The movie stars John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman), Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) and Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet).

Original theatrical launch date: August twenty sixth, 2020
Crave launch date: May seventh, 2021
Genre: Action, sci-fi
Runtime: 2 hours, half-hour
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 70 % (primarily based on 350 evaluations)

Stream Tenet right here. Note {that a} $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

Way Over Me [Crave Original]

A physician strikes up a secret relationship with a bipolar affected person whereas a pair of her front-line responder correspondents should take care of their very own points within the subject and at house.

The collection contains a French-Canadian solid that features Vincent Leclerc, Pascale Bussières, Sophie Lorain, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Valérie Blais, Bruno Marcil, Danielle Proulx, Émile Schneider and Sandra Dumaresq.

Crave launch date: May seventh, 2021
Genre: Psychological thriller
Runtime: Six episodes (43 to 49 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

Notably, that is the primary Crave Original to be accessible in each French and English concurrently at launch. The French model with English subtitles (Sortez-Moi de Moi) might be streamed right here, whereas an English dubbed model is accessible right here.

Note {that a} $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

A commonplace 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 record of films and exhibits hitting Crave this month might be discovered right here.


Star Wars: The Bad Batch [Disney+ Original]

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For Star Wars Day (May 4th), Lucasfilm debuted its new Clone Wars animated spin-off, The Bad Batch.

The collection follows the Batch Batch, a squad of elite Clone Troopers with genetic mutations, as they perform mercenary missions after the autumn of the Republic.

The Bad Batch was created by Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) and options Dee Bradley Baker reprising his function because the clones/Bad Batch, whereas Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462) voices a brand new feminine clone named Omega.

Disney+ Canada launch date: May 4th, 2021 (first episode, second episode debuted May seventh and new episodes will launch each Friday)
Genre: Animated sci-fi
Runtime: 16 episodes (about half-hour every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93 % (primarily based on 23 evaluations)

Stream Star Wars: The Bad Batch right here.

Other Star Wars day content material that hit Disney+ this week contains The Simpsons brief “The Force Awakens From Its Nap,” a digital tour via Star Wars areas in “Star Wars Biomes” and an exploration of the interiors and exteriors of the Millennium Falcon and Imperial Star Destroyer in “Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs.”

This week in Disney+ information: Marvel has moved up the discharge date of its upcoming Disney+ unique collection Loki to June ninth, with new episodes of the Tom Hiddleston-led present dropping each Wednesday as an alternative of the same old Friday.

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

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


Jupiter’s Legacy [Netflix Original]

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The superpowered youngsters of the world’s first superheroes battle to reside as much as their mother and father’ legendary feats.

Based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s comedian collection of the identical title, Jupiter’s Legacy was created by Steven DeKnight (Spartacus) and stars Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Ben Daniels (The Crown), Leslie Bibb (The Big Easy) and Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2).

Netflix Canada launch date: May 4th, 2021 (first episode, second episode debuted May seventh and new episodes will launch each Friday)
Genre: Superhero
Runtime: Eight episodes (36 to 57 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 35 % (primarily based on 26 evaluations)

Stream Jupiter’s Legacy right here.

Monster [Netflix Original]

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An honour pupil is implicated in a robbery-turned-murder, forcing him to struggle for his innocence in a system that’s already judged him.

Based on Walter Dean Myers’ 1999 novel of the identical title, Monster was helmed by music video director Anthony Mandler (Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World”) and stars Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Waves), Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

It’s value noting that Vancouver-based Bron Studios co-produced the movie. Interestingly, Monster initially premiered at Sundance in January 2018, which means it’s taken almost three-and-a-half years for the movie to lastly launch to the general public.

Netflix Canada launch date: May seventh, 2021
Genre: Legal drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 65 % (primarily based on 26 evaluations)

Stream Monster right here.

Selena: The Series (Part 2) [Netflix Original]

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This collection chronicles the lifetime of famed Mexican-American singer-songwriter Selena.

Selena: The Series was developed by Moisés Zamora (Star) alongside Selena’s household and stars Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead), Noemi Gonzalez (The Young and the Restless) and Seidy López (Training Day).

Netflix Canada launch date: May 4th, 2021
Genre: Biographical drama
Runtime: Nine episodes (32 to 40 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: N/A

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness [Netflix Original]

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Director Joshua Zemen (Mysterious Skin) explores journalist Maury Terry’s lifelong perception that the Son of Sam murders had been linked to a satanic cult.

Netflix Canada launch date: May fifth, 2021
Genre: True crime documentary
Runtime: Four episodes (58 to 62 minutes every)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 17 % (primarily based on six evaluations)

Stream The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness 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).

The full record of films and exhibits hitting Netflix Canada in May might be discovered right here.

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

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

Gamers, in the meantime, can discover our newest ‘Games to Stream ‘n Load’ column right here.

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