What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV: July 2018
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV this month.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
You’ll like it if you like: Seinfeld and late-night talk shows
In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld took his eponymous sitcom’s exploration of minutiae and transplanted it to the web. Eight seasons later, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is still going strong, thanks to its captivating rides and even more captivating guests. In a new set of episodes for 2018, Seinfeld goes on a drive with 12 comedy legends, including, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres and, in what would be one of his final appearances before his death in August 2017, the late Jerry Lewis. Their topics of conversation? Absolutely anything. Netflix Canada, July 6.
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Corner Gas Animated
You’ll like it if you like: The original Corner Gas
In the age of spinoffs, sequels and reboots, an animated revival of Corner Gas might seem uninspired. But take our word for it: a return to Dog River is just what you need. With comedian Brent Butt still at the helm, Corner Gas Animated sees the return of all your favourite characters from the original series as they go on new adventures in an expanded universe. CraveTV, July 6.
David Bowie: The Last Five Years
You’ll like it if you like: David Bowie’s late-career work
It turns out the acclaimed artist left more than enough mystery in his music for new generations of fans to get lost in. David Bowie: The Last Five Years sets its sight on the late singer’s closest collaborators, and explores the meaning behind key lyrics and music videos from his last two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar. CraveTV, July 6.
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You’ll like it if you like: The Wolf of Wall Street and Molly’s Game
I, Tonya may not completely change your mind about former figure skater Tonya Harding’s involvement in the attack of fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan, but it will captivate you all the same. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney (in an Academy Award-winning performance) shine a light on one of American sports’ most misunderstood figures with equal parts comedy and tragedy. Netflix Canada, July 6.
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You’ll like it if you like: A Dog’s Purpose and Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Jack London’s classic tale of a wild wolf-dog’s experiences during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush in northwestern Canada is brought to vivid life by Luxembourgish animator Alexandre Espigares. With a star-studded voice cast (including Paul Giamatti, Rashida Jones and Nick Offerman), White Fang is a story of morality and survival—and essential viewing for kids. Netflix Canada, July 6.
You’ll like it if you like: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Her
Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux star as artificial intelligence engineers determined to solve all of humanity’s heartaches. The futuristic society in Zoe already uses AI compatibility tests and drugs that simulate falling in love for the first time, but the two scientists take things one step further: creating a robot that can feel and love like a human. Amazon Prime Video, July 20.
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Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial
You’ll like it if you like: The comedy of Sarah Silverman
Iliza Shlesinger is a comedian who truly needs to be both heard and seen: this very visual performer’s use of random inflections, Jim Carrey-esque facial expressions and impressions are a wonder to behold. In Elder Millennial, the popular stand-up tackles male-female relations in Trump’s America with high energy and a brazen sense of humour. Netflix Canada, July 24.
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You’ll like it if you like: Post-apocalyptic horror
Michael Peña (Ant-Man) stars as a man who has a recurring nightmare involving his family. His fears turn to reality when an extraterrestrial force begins exterminating Earth’s inhabitants. Fighting to survive, he discovers an unknown strength to keep his family safe from harm. Lizzy Caplan of Masters of Sex-fame co-stars. Netflix Canada, July 27.
Orange is the New Black: Season Six
You’ll like it if you like: Nurse Jackie, Weeds and Ugly Betty
Not much has been revealed about the new season of Orange is the New Black in terms of plot, but rest assured it will pick up right where the fifth season left off: 10 female inmates of Litchfield Prison—including Piper (Taylor Schilling), Alex (Laura Prepon) and Suzanne (Uzo Aduba)—holed up in a bunker as CERT officers break-in in the aftermath of a riot. Netflix Canada, July 27.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
You’ll like it if you like: Unexplained mysteries
Based on the 1967 book by Australian novelist Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock stars Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Mrs. Appleyard, the headmistress of an upper-class women’s private boarding school in 1900. When she and her pupils venture out on a trip to Hanging Rock in rural Australia’s Mount Macedon, a series of disappearances occur that defy all logic and reason—and change the lives of the townspeople forever. CraveTV, July 27.