Always Be Streaming - 24 July 2020

The weekly Always Be Watching guide to weekend viewing.

There’s no way to sugar coat it - there ain’t many new things I’m that excited by this weekend. Maybe the Jim Gaffigan special on Prime Video. Maybe.

But that’s just me.

A few things handy to know about viewing this weekend:

  • Family movie Animal Crackers debuts on Netflix this weekend. It’s an interesting release as the film is actually from 2017, but the wide release was stalled due to it passing through the hands of multiple companies facing financial issues. Today it will see the light of day.

  • Spanish film Offering To The Storm is the third film in the Baztan Trilogy. The trilogy is based on a series of books starting with The Invisible Guardian, and then The Legacy of The Bones. The previous two films are available on Netflix too.

Offering to the Storm | Netflix Official Site

retro cinema:

Check your local listings, but retro films playing in Sydney, Australia this weekend include:
The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Love Actually, Moulin Rouge, Elf, Moana, From Duck Till Dawn, Jaws, The Lion King, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Apartment, Back To The Future Pt 1, Pt 2, and Pt 3, The Blues Brothers, Big Wednesday, Some Like It Hot, The Goonies, ET, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Vertigo, Dirty Dancing, The Terminator, A Streetcar Named Desire, Doctor Zhivago, The Land Before Time, The Lost Boys, Bravehart, and Lawrence of Arabia.

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


returning: 

The Alienist (s2), How To Sell Drugs Online Fast (s2), Corporate (s3), Room 104 (s4)


new: 

The Kissing Booth 2 Netflix

Stars: Joey KingJacob ElordiJoel Courtney

High school senior Elle juggles a long-distance relationship with her dreamy boyfriend Noah, college applications, and a new friendship with a handsome classmate that could change everything.

Offering To The Storm Netflix

Stars: Marta EturaLeonardo SbaragliaPaco Tous

Amaia investigates several suspicious infant deaths and horrific rituals. Meanwhile, people around her risk grave danger. Part 3 in the Baztan Trilogy.

Animal Crackers Netflix

Stars: Emily BluntDanny DeVitoJohn Krasinski, Gilbert Gottfried, Wallace Shawn

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist Amazon Prime Video

Stars: Jim Gaffigan

Jim traveled the world meeting locals and learning about their culture. He then transformed those experiences into stand-up sets of all-new material specific to each place he visited.

Die Hart Quibi

Stars: John TravoltaKevin HartNathalie Emmanuel

Kevin Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself on a quest to land the action-movie role of a lifetime.


That’s it for this week. If you didn’t find anything to your fancy… read a book.