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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
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 Kangat 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.
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.
Absentia (s3), 30 Rock - 2020 special, Amphibia (s2)
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.
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