Day Shift streaming new on Netflix

What’s new on Netflix, Prime, Crave, Disney Plus, Apple TV+ & CBC Gem

Vampire hunter comedy Day Shift, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Hurricane Katrina drama Five Days at Memorial, baseball series A League of Her Own and more.

A weekly round-up of the new movies and TV series streaming on Netflix, Crave, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Apple TV+, Tubi, CBC Gem and Criterion Channel

New on Netflix

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe new on Netflix
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (new on Netflix)

Day Shift (Aug. 12), a dark (but sunny) vampiric comedy, looks better than most recent Netflix originals. Starring Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dog and Meagan Good, Day Shift is about an L.A. vampire hunter who has a week to come up with the cash to pay for his kid’s tuition and braces. Trying to make a living these days just might kill him.

Nostalgia wins again with the semi-popular He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Aug. 18), which returns with a third season on Netflix. Mighty teen Adam and his heroic squad of misfits discover the legendary power of Grayskull and their destiny to defend Eternia from sinister Skeletor.

13: The Musical (Aug. 12) is about a 12-year-old NYC kid who plans the ultimate Bar Mitzvah. However, those plans go awry when his parents reveal they’re getting divorced, and he has to move halfway across the country. Directed by Tamra Davis, an all-time great music video director who also helmed Billy Madison and Crossroads, the film also features an all-star cast including Josh Peck, Debra Messing and Rhea Perlman. 

For something more feline, check out the new documentary Inside the Mind of a Cat (Aug. 18). Featuring a panel of cat experts, the doc looks at the inner workings of cats and their deep, dark secrets.

See what’s new on Netflix Canada here. 

New on Prime Video

a league of her own
A League of Her Own (new on Prime Video)

While most remakes, reboots and reimaginings suck, there’s some hope that the new Prime series A League of Her Own (Aug. 12) will be good. While the movie is an all-time classic for a reason, there’s also so much room to explore the character interactions in more detail — it’s not a stretch to reinterpret the text for a series. Also, the cast rocks! Starring Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Kelly McCormack (Letterkenny) and Nick Offerman (Parks & Rec), this look into the formation of an all-girl baseball league in the 1940s looks like it could be a great time. 

See what’s new on Prime Video here.

New on Crave

After Yang new on Netflix
After Yang (new on Crave)

The latest season of All-Stars is still unfolding in the mediasphere, but RuPaul is already back with a new season of Secret Celebrity Drag Race, season 2 (Aug. 12). This second season will be a little different than the first, comparable to the structure of The Masked Singer, in which the celebrities will already be in drag and have to “Lip Sync for Their Lives”, and will not be revealed until they’re eliminated at the end of the show. 

If somehow that’s not enough Drag Race for you, the first two episodes of Drag Race Philippines (Aug. 17) also premiere this week on Crave. 

If you’re looking for some films to watch, both After Yang and Belfast start streaming on Aug 12.

See what’s new on Crave here.

New on Disney Plus

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law new on Disney
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (new on Disney Plus)

While some audiences are burned out on new Marvel and Star Wars shows, Disney Plus can’t seem to stop churning them out. This week the new She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Aug. 17) premieres on the platform. The show follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series features guest performances by Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination and Benedict Wong as Wong.

Do you love Jeff Bridges and want to see him kick ass as a former CIA operative? Well, he stars in a new series, The Old Man (Aug. 17), based on a best-selling novel by Thomas Perry. If Bridges isn’t enough for you, the show co-stars John Lithgow.

See what’s new on Disney Plus here.

New on Apple TV+

five days at memorial
Five Days at Memorial (new on Apple TV+)

Based on a true story, Five Days at Memorial (Aug. 12) is a new series that follows the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina at a New Orleans hospital. Starring Vera Farmiga and co-created by Carlton Cuse (a producer on Lost) and John Ridley (a producer on 12 Years a Slave), early reviews have been very promising.

See what’s new on Apple TV+ here.

New on CBC Gem

no return new on Netflix
No Return (new on CBC Gem)

Hopefully you love crime thrillers because CBC Gem has yet another one. No Return is a four-episode series that follows an idyllic family holiday to Turkey that turns into a nightmare when the 16-year-old son is accused of a serious crime. It starts streaming on Aug. 12. 

See what’s new on CBC Gem here.


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A weekly round-up of the new movies and TV series streaming on Netflix, Crave, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Apple TV+, Tubi, CBC Gem, Shudder and Criterion Channel