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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 - 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.
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.
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