What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV: September 2018
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV this month.
You’ll like it if you like: The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The highest-grossing feature by a black director (Ryan Coogler) and the first superhero film to feature a predominantly black cast, Marvel’s Black Panther could very well go down as 2018’s most important movie. Cultural significance aside, there’s much to enjoy here: exhilarating action, political verve, fully realized characters and a central narrative that would make Shakespeare blush. Even if you’re experiencing superhero movie fatigue, Black Panther is two hours well spent. Netflix Canada, September 4.
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You’ll like it if you like: The Iron Giant, Big Hero 6 and Wall-E
When rebellious teenager Mai (voiced by Charlyne Yi) stumbles into a secret lab and awakens a powerful robot named 7723 (voiced by John Krasinski), it marks the beginning of a life-changing friendship. As the pair takes on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman, an epic adventure unfurls in gloriously rendered animation. Netflix Canada, September 7.
You’ll like it if you like: Shameless, Arrested Development and Barry
Jim Carrey reunites with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry for the new half-hour dark comedy, Kidding. The legendary funnyman stars as Jeff Pickles, a Mr. Rogers-esque icon of children’s television. When his son passes away, however, he finds that his own advice might not be enough to guide him and his estranged family through the crisis. Catherine Keener, Frank Langella and Judy Greer also star. CraveTV, September 9.
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You’ll like it if you like: Force Majeure and Date Night
The comfortable but predictable married life of June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) is thrust into unfamiliar territory when the two decide to take a ski trip. Created by Emmy Award-winning writers Alan Yang (Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock), Forever is an insightful and poignant comedy about love and commitment. Amazon Prime Video, September 14.
Norm Macdonald Has a Show
You’ll like it if you like: Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald’s style of humour isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the Saturday Night Live alum has built quite the cult following over the years. In his new take on the talk show format, Macdonald and his guests—Jane Fonda, Drew Barrymore, Michael Keaton and M. Night Shyamalan, to name a few—talk about…well, anything that comes to their minds. Netflix Canada, September 14.
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The Good Place: Season Two
You’ll like it if you like: Dead Like Me and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
This absurdist series follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman who wakes up in an afterlife known as the “The Good Place,” only to find out that she’s been mistaken for someone else and was actually meant for Hell. With the help of some new friends, she must learn how to be a good person and convince the afterlife’s architect, Michael (Ted Danson), to let her stay. Thought philosophy and ethics weren’t funny? The Good Place will make you a believer. Netflix Canada, September 20.
Maniac: Limited Series
You’ll like it if you like: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary
Based on the Norwegian television series of the same name, Maniac tells the darkly comic tale of Annie (Emma Stone) and Owen (Jonah Hill), two emotionally troubled strangers who agree to take part in an experimental pharmaceutical trial. The mysterious Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux) claims to have invented the cure for all of life’s problems, but things may not be what they seem. Directed by Cary Fukunaga (It and the first season of HBO’s True Detective). Netflix Canada, September 21.
You’ll like it if you like: Quincy Jones
The illustrious, decades-spanning career of Quincy Jones—composer, record producer famous for his collaborations with Michael Jackson and the most-nominated figure in Grammy history with 79(!) nominations—is examined in this biographical documentary. Directed by his daughter, actress and producer Rashida Jones, Quincy may prove to be the definitive statement on the music icon. Netflix Canada, September 21.
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Chef’s Table: Volume Five
You’ll like it if you like: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Mind of a Chef
Chef’s Table may be the most beautifully-shot program on Netflix, but there’s one huge downside: you’ll wish those ultra-expensive, gorgeously presented plates of haute cuisine were really in front of you. The popular documentary series, which highlights renowned chefs from around the world, returns for a fifth season, this time focusing on four innovative culinary masters shaking up the food scenes in Philadelphia, Istanbul, Bangkok and Barcelona. Netflix Canada, September 28.
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Hold the Dark
You’ll like it if you like: Revenge thrillers
Director Jeremy Saulnier is no stranger to unbearable tension and shocking violence: in Blue Ruin, a vagrant sets his sights on killing the man who murdered his parents; and in Green Room, a punk rock band finds themselves under attack by a gang of Neo-Nazi skinheads in the Pacific Northwest. His latest, Hold the Dark, tells the story of a wolf expert (Jeffrey Wright) who begins to unravel a mystery in a remote Alaskan village. Riley Keough and Alexander Skarsgård also star. Netflix Canada, September 28.