Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be mentioned when relevant.
We’ll also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve 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 sooner than planned, we’ll make note of any major films — as well as other notable streaming service news — that fall into this category when applicable.
Amazon Prime Video
A Quiet Place Part II
After releasing in May without any streaming option (leaving provinces without indoor movie theatres out of luck outside of drive-ins), Paramount’s horror sequel is finally available to watch at home.
Once again written and directed by John Krasinski (The Office), A Quiet Place Part II follows Evelyn and her three children as they continue to fight to survive — this time alongside an old family friend.
A Quiet Place Part II stars Emily Blunt (Sicario), Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Millicent Simmonds (Andi Mack) and Noah Jupe (Ford v. Ferrari).
Original theatrical release date: May 28th, 2021
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: July 13th, 2021
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Stream A Quiet Place Part II here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $69 CAD/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Schmigadoon! [Apple Original]
A struggling couple goes on a backpacking trip to help save their relationship, only to come across a magical and musical town that they can’t leave without finding true love.
Schmigadoon! was created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (Despicable Me) and stars Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live).
It’s worth noting that the series was filmed in Vancouver.
Apple TV+ Canada release date: July 16th, 2021 (first two episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Musical comedy
Runtime: Six episodes (about 30 minutes each)
Stream Schmigadoon! here.
An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99/month in Canada.
Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes
This series expands on Ronan Farrow’s podcast and book about whistleblowers, journalists, private investigators and other sources to expose Harvey Weinstein and other predators.
Directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO’s Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking) add to Farrow’s original reporting with new footage, photos, audiotapes and more.
Crave release date: July 12, 2021 (first two episodes, new episodes every Monday at 9pm ET)
Runtime: Six episodes (around 24-30 minutes each)
Stream Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes here.
Three generations of a family deal with different obsessions: figuring how to die with dignity, how to live without dignity, and how to make it count.
The End was created by Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy) and stars Harriet Walter (Succession) and Frances O’Connor (The Missing).
Crave release date: July 18th, 2021 (first two episodes, new episodes every Sunday)
Genre: Dark comedy
Runtime: 10 episodes (around 30 minutes each)
Stream The End here.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan
This prequel to Starz’s Power series explores the early years of Kanan Stark, the character originally played by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Raising Kanan was created by Sascha Penn (Creed II) and stars Mekai Curtis (Girl Meets World), Patina Miller (Madam Secretary). Omar Epps (House) and Hailey Kilgore (Respect).
Crave release date: July 18th, 2021 (first episode, new episodes every Sunday)
Runtime: 11 episodes (around one hour each)
Stream Power Book III: Raising Kanan here.
A standard Crave subscription is priced at $9.99/month, with Starz costing another $5.99/month and HBO an additional $9.99/month.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Crave this month can be found here.
McCartney 3,2,1 [Star Original]
Music producer Rick Rubin sits down for a one-on-one conversation with famed singer-songwriter Paul McCartney.
Rubin and McCartney cover a variety of topics, including McCartney’s time with The Beatles, his 50-plus years as a solo artist and how personal relationships impacted their iconic songs.
Disney+ release date: July 16th, 2021
Genre: Music documentary
Runtime: Seven episodes (27 to 31 minutes each)
Stream McCartney 3,2,1 here.
A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year in Canada.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Disney+ this month can be found here.
This week in Disney+ news: Marvel has confirmed that Loki will return for a second season.
A young assassin teams up with her mother and her former sidekicks to save a young girl.
Gunpowder Milkshake was co-written and directed by Navot Papushado and stars Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) and Paul Giamatti (Billions).
Netflix Canada release date: July 14th, 2021
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Stream Gunpowder Milkshake here.
Heist [Netflix Original]
This docuseries examines the extraordinary heists that regular people nearly pulled off, including a $3.1 million armoured truck robbery and the world’s most expensive bourbon.
Netflix Canada release date: July 16th, 2021
Genre: True crime documentary
Runtime: Six episodes (41 to 49 minutes each)
Stream Heist here.
Johnny Test [Netflix Original]
The hit Cartoon Network series has been revived for Netflix, offering up new adventures for Johnny, his dog and his supergenius sisters.
Johnny Test creator Scott Fellows has returned for the revival, as has original Johnny voice actor James Arnold Taylor.
It’s worth noting that the series was produced by Vancouver-based WildBrain (The Snoopy Show).
Netflix Canada release date: July 16th, 2021
Genre: True crime documentary
Runtime: 20 episodes (14 minutes each)
Stream Johnny Test here. It’s worth noting that the original series is also streaming on Netflix.
Never Have I Ever (Season 2) [Netflix Original]
Devi finds herself caught in a love triangle between Paxton and Ben, as well as new drama with her mother.
Never Have I Ever was created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher (The Mindy Project) and stars Mississauga, Ontario’s own Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (returning in her breakout role), Jaren Lewison (Tag), Darren Barnett (American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules) and Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of).
Netflix Canada release date: July 15th, 2021
Runtime: 10 episodes (28 to 32 minutes each)
Stream Never Have I Ever here.
A ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) costs $14.99/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $18.99/month (4K-supported).
The full list of movies and shows that hitting Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
Premium video on demand (PVOD)
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Nearly 25 years after the Michael Jordan-led Space Jam, Warner Bros. is back with another NBA-Looney Tunes crossover.
This time, the focus is on basketball legend LeBron James, who must team up with the Tunes in the Warner Bros. ‘ServerVerse’ to save his son from an evil AI.
Space Jam: A New Legacy was directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut) and stars James as a fictionalized version of himself, Don Cheadle (the Iron Man series) and Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery) in live-action roles, Looney Tunes veterans Jeff Bergman and Toronto’s own Eric Bauza as most of the Tunes, and Zendaya (Euphoria) as Lola Bunny.
Canadian PVOD release date: July 16th, 2021 (same day as theatres)
Genre: Live-action/animated sports comedy
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Space Jam: A New Legacy can be rented for $24.99 on iTunes and Google Play and $25.99 on the Cineplex Store.
What are you planning on streaming this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more viewing suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
Image credit: Netflix