‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ returns with a new trainer and Netflix does Marilyn Monroe with ‘Blonde’: What’s streaming in Canada this week
With so many different streaming platforms and cable deals to browse through, choosing what to watch has never been harder. To make it easier for you, here are our top tune-up tips for the week ahead.
A journey to infinity
Mathematicians, particle physicists and cosmologists explore the concept of infinity and the afterlife in this new Netflix documentary. Judging by the trailer, it looks like the movie will ask some tough questions while delivering some intense visuals. Just make sure you have all your smarts when you decide to absorb this one.
This fascinating series unravels the mystery of a small town in Central America that traps anyone who enters it. As the reluctant inhabitants fight to keep their sanity while simultaneously searching for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest.
Paramount Plus Canada
Bachelor in Paradise
While I really loved « The Bachelor » and « The Bachelorette », they now honestly feel like very long commercial breaks until we can go back to heaven. The series’ eighth season sees Jesse Palmer take on full-time hosting duties. Other changes this season include the separation of couples by gender, with a group traveling to another villa to meet new singles without facing the wrath of those they have previously associated with.
8 p.m. EST, Citytv
The Mighty Ducks: The Game Changers
Pick of the week is the new season of « The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers » on Disney Plus. It’s hard to believe the story of a team of brave teenage hockey players made their big screen debut in 1992. Thirty years later, the movie trilogy turned TV series is back for its second season. While I was skeptical about how the famous franchise would feel as a streaming series, I was pleasantly surprised by the first season. Sadly, when the show returns, it will be without Coach Bombay as Emilio Estevez left after failing to reach a deal for the new season. He will be replaced by Josh Duhamel, who plays Colin Cole, a former NHL player who now runs an intense summer hockey institute in California.
Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga
In January 2021, a group of amateur online traders managed to topple Wall Street by investing in video game retailer GameStop. The exchanges took place amid the pandemic when anonymous Reddit users banded together to pull off a shockingly successful get-rich-quick scheme. The real people behind the story are revealed in this new documentary series.
Based on the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, this fictional portrayal of Marilyn Monroe stars Ana de Armas in the title role. The film has already drawn early criticism for its portrayal of the actress as a victim of both neglect and addiction. Controversy swirled primarily around the film’s depictions of abortion and how it chronicled Monroe’s relationship with John F. Kennedy.
Dreams in Vantablack
This poetry anthology of 12 animated shorts featuring young black poets from across Ontario is directed and created by former World Slam Poetry Champion Ian Keteku. The series promises to offer a rare view of black youth culture through the prism of different African-Canadian voices with fresh perspectives.
Gem of Radio-Canada
The greatest beer race of all time
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, this Apple original stars Zac Efron as Chickie Donohue, a fun-loving guy who wants to show his support for his serving friends. in Vietnam by bringing them American beer on the front line. Amazingly, this is based on a true story. The film stars Russell Crowe and Bill Murray.
Apple TV Plus
Hocus Pocus 2
Nearly three decades after « Hocus Pocus » made its big-screen debut, the sequel to the Halloween cult classic will premiere this week. It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame candle resurrecting 17th century siblings and now it’s up to three high school kids to stop the witches once again.
ET Canada Presents: Indigenous Artists and Icons: Celebrating the Future
In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, “ET Canada” presents a new special hosted by Shayla Stonechild. « Indigenous Artists & Icons » will feature interviews with musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, MUSKRAT Magazine founder Rebeka Tabobondung, and Big Brother Canada’s Josh Nash and Kiefer Collison.
7:30 p.m., global
The Walking Dead
It’s hard to believe there are only eight episodes of « The Walking Dead » left before the groundbreaking series comes to an end. The show, which premiered in 2010, breaking numerous cable ratings records, has been on a downward spiral in recent years, losing most of its lead cast including Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira. The show also seemed to get lost as Sunday’s premiere seems to be a struggle for political power rather than a fight to survive the zombie apocalypse. It’s also hard to be invested knowing that Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan already have spinoff deals in place, as does Norman Reedus (meaning no matter what happens in these final eight episodes, we know that Negan, Maggie and Daryl will make it out alive). It kind of lowers the stakes. That said, we have yet to see how it all ends.
9 p.m., AMC and AMC Plus
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