Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing new to watch, even if you’ve subscribed to multiple streaming services. Netflix in Canada feels limited when compared to its American counterpart, especially with its ageing catalogue of films. Disney+ seems to believe that we should pay for a library of old and tired content. Its only new show features just one short episode every week.
And then there’s Amazon Prime, with content about as compelling as watching paint dry. No one wants to see John Krasinski pretend he’s a superspy in a dumbed-down reimagining of Tom Clancy’s espionage books.
You could watch cable TV, but the pictures can look like an unsightly slideshow on a high definition television. It’s no wonder that many consumers are subscribing to satellite TV for over 10,000 TV shows and movies on Direct on Demand. You should certainly check out these tv and internet packages to watch some of the following amazing films from the comfort of your home.
#1 Blinded by the Light
Directed and written by Gurinder Chadha, this coming-of-age feel-good drama is based on a true story. Set in the 1980s, it stars Viveik Kalra (Javed Khan) as a boy from a Pakistani immigrant family who grows up in Britain at the height of an economic crisis. Combating racism, culture clashes, and an overbearingly tradition family, he finds inspiration from the music of Bruce Springsteen as he secretly struggles to start a writing career against the wishes of his father.
#2 Dora and the Lost City of Gold
This isn’t your childhood’s Dora. Well, it is a little. Director James Bobin’s film about the iconic explorer tries to strike a balance between paying homage to the children’s educational show and being a modern action-adventure film. Miraculously, it manages to do so, thanks to an energetic performance by Dora (Isabela Moner) and an entertaining story.
Director Jon Favreau’s incredibly faithful remake of Disney’s classic animation retells the story of King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), his brother and jealous rival Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and little Simba (Donald Glover). After the king is tragically killed, Simba is left to fend for himself until he finds the courage to return and take what is rightfully his from his uncle. Although the storytelling in the new version of this old tale can be uneven, The Lion King (2019) is a must-watch for its gorgeous visuals.
#4 Good Boys
Director Gene Stupnitsky’s filthy and foul-mouthed coming-of-age comedy has Producer Seth Rogen’s fingerprints all over it. This film tells the tale of Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon). These three sixth-graders go through life together experiencing many highs as low while swearing enough to make an old sailor blush. But underneath its crude and funny exterior, Good Boys tells a surprisingly moving tale of friendship and loyalty. Watch this one when your kids have gone to bed because it features sexual content, drugs and alcohol.
These are some of the films you can watch when you subscribe to satellite TV and use Direct on Demand. Not only is it convenient, but it’s cheaper than going to the cinema, with better picture quality to boot.