Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix [December 9 — 15]

Every week, MobileSyrup goes over some of the most notable movies and TV shows to recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.

This column typically focuses on content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, but other streaming services will be mentioned when relevant.

Additionally, the column highlights shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve notable Canadian cast or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.

Amazon Prime Video

The Grand Tour Presents: Seamen [Prime Original]

For its fourth season, The Grand Tour shifts gears and races into a new format focusing on feature-length specials about a variety of vehicles besides cars. In the first episode, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take a tour across Cambodia and Vietnam in boats.

Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: December 13th, 2019 (first episode)
Runtime: TBA
Genre: Motoring
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Stream The Grand Tour Presents: Seamen here.

Long Shot

A journalist becomes the speech writer of his former babysitter, who’s now U.S. Secretary of State.

Long Shot was directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50) and stars Vancouver’s own Seth Rogen (Superbad), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and, notably, Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as the Justin Trudeau-esque Canadian Prime Minister.

It’s also worth pointing out that parts of Long Shot were filmed in Montreal.

Original theatrical release date: May 3rd, 2019
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date:
December 12th, 2019
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Genre: Romantic comedy
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

Stream Long Shot here.

Amazon Prime Video is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime subscription, which is priced at $79 CAD/year in Canada.

The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.


Crave

Framing John DeLorean

This documentary film chronicles the rise of the successful-yet-controversial automaker John DeLorean.

Framing John DeLorean was directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (Batman & Bill) and stars Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Josh Charles (The Good Wife) and Dean Winters (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Original theatrical release date: June 7th, 2019
Crave release date:
 December 9th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

Stream Framing John DeLorean here.

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Follow three generations of deaf people — a young boy, his grandfather and Beethoven — as they overcome loss.

The film was directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky (Beware the Slenderman).

HBO Canada/Crave release date: December 11th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

Stream Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements here.

Stockholm

Based on the true story chronicled in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama,” Stockholm follows an ex-con who develops a relationship with one of the female employees of the bank he’s robbing.

Stockholm was written and directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Robert Budreau and stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty) and B.C.-born Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels).

It’s also worth noting that much of the movie was shot in Hamilton, Ontario.

Original theatrical release date: April 12th, 2019
Crave release date:
December 13th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Genre: Biographical drama
Rotten Tomatoes score: 68 percent

Stream Stockholm here.

A standard Crave subscription costs $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.


Netflix

6 Underground [Netflix Original]

After faking his death, a tech billionaire assembles a team of operatives to take down a foreign dictator.

6 Underground was directed by Michael Bay (Transformers) and features an ensemble cast that includes Vancouver’s own Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Mélanie Laurent (Respire), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven), Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody), Adria Arjona (Good Omens) and Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist).

Netflix Canada release date: December 13th, 2019
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Genre: Action-thriller
Rotten Tomatoes score: 43 percent

Stream 6 Underground here.

A Family Reunion Christmas [Netflix Original]

Following its debut in July, Netflix Original sitcom A Family Reunion is back for a Christmas special that sees the kids enter a church holiday pageant.

The series was created by Meg DeLoatch (Family Matters) and stars Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Sister, Sister), Anthony Alabi (former Miami Dolphins player), Talia Jackson (Raised by Wolves), Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Criminal Minds), Cameron J. Wright (Sofia the First) and Jordyn Raya James (Bet on Your Baby).

Netflix Canada release date: December 9th, 2019
Runtime: 29 minutes
Genre: Sitcom
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Stream A Family Reunion Christmas here.

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show [Netflix Original]

In her latest stand-up special, Michelle Wolf tackles everything from outrage culture, feminism, massages and otters.

Netflix Canada release date: December 10th, 2019
Runtime: 59 minutes
Genre: Stand-up comedy
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Stream Michelle Wolf: Joke Show here.

A ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) costs $13.99/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $16.99/month (4K-supported).

The full list of movies and shows hitting Netflix Canada this month can be found here.


On-demand

Code 8

A feature-length crowdfunded film based on the 2016 short of the same name, Code 8 follows a super-powered young man who is hunted by militarized police after committing a petty crime.

The Canadian film was directed by Jeff Chan (Grace: The Possession) and stars Toronto-born cousins Robbie and Stephen Amell (from The Flash and Arrow, respectively), Sung Kang (The Fast and Furious franchise) and Winnipeg-born Greg Bryk (Ubisoft Montreal-developed video game Far Cry 5).

It’s worth noting that a spin-off series directed by Chan and starring both Amells was announced for Quibi — the short-form mobile streaming service set to launch in April 2020 — was also recently confirmed.

Digital release date: December 13th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes minutes
Genre: Sci-fi thriller
Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

Code 8 can be rented for $5.99 or purchased for $14.99 the Google Play Store or iTunes.


What are you planning on streaming this week? Sound off in the comments!

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