Always Be Streaming - 17 July 2020

The weekly Always Be Watching guide to weekend viewing.

Last weekend was a huge weekend for high profile movies debuting on streaming services. This week is considerably quieter. But there’s still a few things to watch out for:

  • P-Valley is a new US drama set in a Mississippi strip club by playwright Katori Hall. The reviews for the show are uniformly very positive. It’s currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Inkoo Kang at THR says of the show that it’s “about a small town under encroachment by corporate powers, the racism and colorism that still determine too many fates and the confidence and vulnerability that come with "booty money" — all from the point of view of Black working-class women and queer men.”

  • New streamer Peacock has launched with an adaptation of the Aldous Huxley book Brave New World. Reviews have been middling, but if you’ve read the book you might be curious.

retro cinema:

Check your local theatre listings, but retro films playing in Sydney Australia this weekend include:
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, The Greatest Showman, Moana, Alien, Fast & Furious 6, The Lion King (2019), Jaws, Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, Inside Out, Frozen, Toy Story, Amelie, Jurassic Park, Scream, The Fast & The Furious, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Meet Me in St Louis, Groundhog Day, My Fair Lady, The Princess Bride, Goldeneye, The Blues Brothers, Predator, Citizen Kane, Ghostbusters (1984), The Iron Giant, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Casablanca, Mary Poppins, and The Good The Bad & The Ugly.

Seriously - there will never be another time in your life where this many beloved favourites are playing again in theatres.

returning: 

Absentia (s3), 30 Rock - 2020 special, Amphibia (s2)

new: 

Cursed Netflix

StarsKatherine LangfordDevon TerrellGustaf Skarsgård

A teenage sorceress named Nimue encounters a young Arthur on his quest to find a powerful and ancient sword.

Fatal Affair Netflix [Movie]

StarsNia LongOmar EppsStephen Bishop

Ellie tries to mend her marriage with her husband Marcus after a brief encounter with an old friend, David, only to find that David is more dangerous and unstable than she'd realized.

Dark Desire Netflix

StarsMagali BoysselleErik HayserPaulina Matos

Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.

Boca a Boca (AKA Kissing Game) Netflix

In a Brazilian cattle-ranching town, adolescents panic when they're threatened by the outbreak of a contagious infection transmitted by kissing.

One Night Only: The Beatles In Oz Live And Remastered 9Now

StarsDavid CampbellThe BeatlesSue Bushby

For the first time, the celebrated Beatles live Australian concert from 1964 is remastered. Long considered one of the Fab Four's top live TV performances, like you've never seen it before.

P-Valley Starz | Stan

StarsBrandee EvansNicco AnnanShannon Thornton

The Pynk is a popular strip club in Mississippi, where intrigue abounds when the mysterious Autumn is welcomed by Mercedes, the dancer, and Uncle Clifford, the club's discreet owner.

United We Fall ABC

StarsWill Sasso, Jane Curtin

A couple with young children and overzealous extended families let their judgmental grandmother move in with them.

Brave New World Peacock

Creators: Grant MorrisonBrian TaylorDavid Wiener
Stars: Alden EhrenreichJessica Brown FindlayHarry Lloyd, Demi Moore

In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.