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+ will be mentioned where appropriate. 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
The Legend of Vox Machina [Amazon Original]
The Legend of Vox Machina is based on the popular Dungeons & Dragons Critical Role web series and stars Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray and Sam Riegel reprising their respective roles.
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: January 28, 2022 (first three episodes, three new episodes every Friday)
Kind: animated fantasy
Duration: 12 episodes (about 30 minutes each)
Flux The Legend of Vox Machina here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime subscription, which costs $79/year.
The full list of movies and shows streaming on Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
the after party [Apple Original]
After a high school reunion results in someone’s death, a detective grills every partygoer to uncover the culprit.
the after party was created by Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) and features an ensemble cast that includes Tiffany Haddish (Girls trip), Sam Richardson (Veep), Ike Barinholtz (MADtv), Ben Schwartz (Parks and recreation) and Illana Glazer (vast city).
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: January 28, 2022 (first three episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Kind: comedy, mystery
Duration: Eight episodes (about 30 minutes to an hour each)
Flux the after party here. It should be noted that the entire first episode of the series is available for free on YouTube.
Apple TV+ costs $5.99/month in Canada.
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After the death of her father, a young woman moves in 1882 from rural Pennsylvania to New York to live with her wealthy aunts, getting caught up in a social war between the upper class.
Golden age was created by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and stars Christine Baranski (The good wife), Cynthia Nixon (sex and the city), Carrie Coon (Leftovers), Louisa Jacobson (native son) and Morgan Spector (The Plot Against America).
Crave premiere date: January 24, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Monday at 9 p.m. ET)
Kind: historical drama
Duration: Nine episodes (about an hour each)
Flux Golden age here.
In a near future ravaged by climate change, a man uses a machine that can access people’s memories to search for his missing love.
Reminiscence was written and directed by Lisa Joy (Westworld) and stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Rebecca Ferguson (Dunes), Thandiwe Newton (Westworld) and Cliff Curtis (Fear the living dead).
Original theatrical release date: August 20, 2021
Crave premiere date: January 28, 2022
Kind: Neo-noir, sci-fi, thriller
Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes
Flux Reminiscence here.
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.
Buck Wild’s Ice Age Adventures [Disney+ Original]
Buck embarks on an adventure in the world of dinosaurs with Crash and Eddie.
Buck Wild’s Ice Age Adventures was directed by John C. Donkin (Ice Age franchise) and features Simon Pegg returning to voice Buck, while Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project), Justina Machado (One day at a time) and Vincent Tong of Vancouver (My little Pony franchise) join the cast.
It should be noted that the film was animated by Vancouver-based Bardel Entertainment (rick and morty).
Disney+ Canada premiere date: January 28, 2022
Kind: Animated comedy
Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Flux Buck Wild’s Ice Age Adventures here.
Marvel’s Hit Monkey [Star Original]
A wronged Japanese macaque is framed by the ghost of an American assassin as he wages war against Tokyo’s underworld.
Based on Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajić’s Marvel Comics character of the same name, Hit-Monkey was created by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (Blade of Glory) and features the vocals of Ally Maki (Destroy), Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso), Olivia Munn (The press room), George Takei (star trek) and Fred Tatasciore (the Hulk in various Marvel animated titles).
Original TV Premiere Date: November 17, 2021
Disney+ Canada premiere date: January 26, 2022
Kind: Animated, adult
Duration: 10 episodes (24 to 30 minutes each)
Flux Marvel’s Hit Monkey here.
A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year in Canada.
The full list of movies and shows releasing on Disney+ this month can be found here.
Get Curious with Jonathan Van Ness [Netflix Original]
In this podcast spin-off, weird eyeJonathan Van Ness explores various subjects, including snacks, hair and insects.
Netflix Canada premiere date: January 28, 2022
Duration: Six episodes (25 to 27 minutes each)
Flux Get Curious with Jonathan Van Ness here.
Snowdrops (Season 3)
Six months after the events of Season 2, Layton continues to travel the world in search of living conditions while Wilford seeks revenge.
Based on the 2013 film of the same name by Bong Joon-Ho and the 1982 French graphic novel The Transperceneige (which the film also adapts), snowdrops stars Daveed Diggs (hamilton), Jennifer Connelly (a beautiful spirit), Mickey Summer (Frances Ha), Sean Bean (game of thrones) and Steven Ogg of Edmonton (The Walking Dead).
It should be noted that the show is filmed in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia.
Original TV broadcast: January 24, 2022 on TNT (first episode)
Netflix Canada premiere date: January 25, 2021 (first episode, new episodes every Tuesday)
Kind: dystopian thriller
Duration: To be determined
Flux snowdrops here.
The woman in the house opposite the girl at the window [Netflix Original]
A heartbroken woman wonders if she witnessed a murder.
The woman in the house opposite the girl at the window was created by Mysteries of Mike Tyson‘ Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson and Larry Dorf and stars Kristen Bell (The right place), Michael Ealy (Hair salon), Tom Riley (Nevers) and Mary Holland (The happiest season).
Netflix Canada premiere date: January 28, 2022
Kind: Black comedy, mystery
Duration: Eight episodes (22 to 30 minutes each)
Flux The woman in the house opposite the girl at the window here.
Following a recent price increase, a “Basic” Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a “Standard” subscription (supported by HD) costs $16.49/month and a “Premium” subscription costs $20.99 $/month (supported by 4K).
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 viewing suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
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