Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave and Netflix [July 18-24]
Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that have recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ section generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are mentioned where relevant. Premium video-on-demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game, as movies continue to come to digital at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, we’ll highlight shows or movies that are made by Canadian companies, involve notable Canadian cast or crew, and/or are filmed in Canada.
Amazon Prime Video
Everything is possible [Amazon Original]
After being encouraged by an online message board, a teenager is inspired to ask the trans girl he has a crush on.
Everything is possible was directed by Billy Porter (Laid) and stars Eva Reign (Sideways smile), Abubakr Ali (Power Book II: Ghost) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (hamilton).
Amazon Prime Video Canada: July 22, 2022
Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes
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In 1979, a group of filmmakers rent a guest house on a farm to shoot a pornographic film, but when their elderly hosts catch them in the act, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives.
X was written and directed by Ti West (In a valley of violence) and stars Mia Goth (Suspiria), Jenna Ortega (You), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy), Snow of Brittany (Perfect series) and “Day ‘n’ Nite” rapper Kid Cudi (credited as Scott Mescudi).
Original theatrical release date: March 18, 2022
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: July 21, 2022
Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes
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A Amazon Prime Video Subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79/year.
The full list of movies and shows streaming on Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Try (Season 3) [Apple Original]
After finally getting their wish, Nikki and Jason must now navigate life with two children.
Trying was created by Andy Wolton (Look alike) and stars Esther Smith (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Rafe Spall (black mirror).
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: July 22, 2022 (first two episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Gender: The comedy
Duration: Eight episodes (about 30 minutes each)
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An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99/month in Canada.
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Last night in Soho
A fashion school student finds herself daydreaming about an aspiring singer in the 1960s, which ends up revealing something sinister.
Last night in Soho was directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and stars Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit), Anya Taylor Joy (The Queen’s Bet), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and the late Diana Rigg (the British series The Avengers) in his last film role.
Original theatrical release date: October 22, 2021
Crave premiere date: July 22, 2022
Gender: Psychological horror
Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes
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A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile-only subscription is also available for $9.99/month.
The full list of Crave movies and shows this month can be found here.
The gray man [Netflix Original]
After uncovering dark secrets, the CIA’s top mercenary is forced to flee as he’s being hunted by a former colleague and international assassins.
Based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel of the same name, The gray man was crossed out by Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo (the latter co-wrote the film) and stars Ryan Gosling of London, Ontario (Blade Runner 2049), Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame), Ana de Armas (Knives out), Régé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Jessica Henwick (The Matrix Resurrections), Dhanush (Vadachennai) and Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo).
It should be noted that in addition to reuniting the Russo brothers with Evans, The gray man was co-written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote the Russos’ four Marvel films, including Infinity War and End of Game. The gray man is also Netflix’s most expensive film with a budget of around US$200 million (C$260 million).
Netflix Canada premiere date: July 22, 2022
Gender: action thriller
Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes
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My Little Pony: a new generation that sings [Netflix Original]
A young pony brings magic back to her world with a herd of new friends in this sing-along version of My Little Pony: A New Generation.
A new generation that sings features the vocals of Vanessa Hudgens (musical high school), Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and James Marsden (x-men series).
Netflix Canada premiere date: July 18, 2022
Gender: Animated family musical
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
What are you planning to stream this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
Image credit: Netflix