APRIL 10 – APRIL 17, 2020
Between the annual busyness around the Oscar season, the fires that threatened my home in October, and now this worldwide pandemic, needless to say, some sections of this blog got left unattended. One of those was my weekly Stream Guide, a post devoted to telling what titles are freshly available on the different streaming apps. With everyone stuck at home during these times of self-quarantining, I figured that if there’s ever a time people might need a guide on what’s available to watch, now would be it.
IT: CHAPTER TWO
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
CAST: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård
September 6, 2019
A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.
CAST: Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas, Garret Dillahunt, Clemens Schick, Will Dalton, Bradley Whitford and Brían F. O’Byrne
April 17, 2020
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
CAST: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
October 18, 2019
ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
CAST: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, and Rita Moreno
25TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jean Hagen) (NOMINEE)
Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Lennie Hayton) (NOMINEE)
April 11, 1952
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.
CAST: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo
September 6, 2019
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
CAST: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, and Jonah Hill
July 31, 2009
ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER
After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
CAST: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, and Cathy O’Donnell
32ND ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Picture (WINNER)
Best Director (WINNER)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (NOMINEE)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charlton Heston) (WINNER)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Griffith) (WINNER)
Best Cinematography, Color (WINNER)
Best Film Editing (WINNER)
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (WINNER)
Best Costume Design, Color (WINNER)
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (WINNER)
Best Sound (WINNER)
Best Effects, Special Effects (WINNER)
November 18, 1959
TOTAL RECALL (2012)
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
CAST: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, John Cho, and Bill Nighy
August 3, 2012
Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.
CAST: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester, Matt Damon, and Jessica Boehrs
February 20, 2004
A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
CAST: Mia Wasikowska, Philip Dodd, Fiona Press, Lily Pearl, and Rainer Bock
September 19, 2013
The Weinstein Company
LEAVING NETFLIX THIS WEEK
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
- American Experience: Ruby Ridge (2017)
- Brampton’s Own (2018)
- Chasing the Dragon (2017)
- I, Daniel Blake (2016)
- Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50.50.50 (2018)
- Oklahoma City (2017)
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
- The Cravings – 2 Seasons (2016)
- The Longest Yard (1974)
MONDAY, APRIL 20
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
- DreamWorks Spooky Stories: Volume 2 – 5 Episodes (2011)
THURSDAY, APRIL 23
NEXT FRIDAY, APRIL 24
- The Ugly Truth (2009)