What’s new on Netflix, Stan, BINGE, Amazon Prime and Disney+

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Everything streaming on Netflix, Stan, BINGE, Amazon Prime Video and DISNEY+ that’s worth your time from November 29-December 5.

NETFLIX

Scene from Elves
Hopefully watching Elves during the Christmas season will be good for your mental elf. Picture: Netflix

Elves (29th)

The silly season is upon us and what better way to celebrate… than watching a Danish horror/comedy fantasy show about killer elves? Why not make it a new, end of year tradition? Look, it makes more sense than eating roast dinners in the middle of Summer.

14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible (29th)

Fearless Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja embarks on a seemingly impossible quest to summit all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks in seven months. Watch it from your couch while eating a mountain of potato salad!

Scene from Nothing is Impossible
Turning a 1,500 page Manga into a 90 minute anime? Must have been tough to take all that material and... summit up. Picture: Netflix

The Summit of the Gods (30th)

Movie-length adaptation of the acclaimed 1,500 page (!) Manga, somehow trimmed down to a slender 90 minutes. Sure to delight anime fans, and people who enjoy the idea of climbing things, in equal measure.

Lost in Space scene
If you're not watching Lost in Space, you're really missing out on a stellar TV show. Picture: Netflix

Lost in Space S3 (1st)

Hey, it’s the third and final season of the criminally underrated, and really rather good, family oriented science fiction odyssey. Robots, alien planets, family bonding and Parker Posey! Why not binge it over Christmas?

PICK OF THE WEEK

 The Power of the Dog scene
Kodi Smit-McPhee and Benedict Cumberbatch star in Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog. Dog not pictured. Maybe its power is invisibility? Picture: Netflix

The Power of the Dog (1st)

It’s the latest film from award-winning NZ director Jane Campion (An Angel at My Table, The Piano) and it looks like a cracker. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons star in this atmospheric western drama. Not to be missed.

Money Heist 5B (3rd)

The second half of the fifth season of Money Heist is here and that’s grand. Quick question, though: isn’t every heist a money heist? Like, are there people out there performing hummus heists? That would be delicious, mind you.

STAN

Project Blue Book S1 (29th)

The engaging, sporadically thrilling, sci-fi drama has come to Stan. Watch old mate Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger from Game of Thrones) investigate alien activity in the 1950s and 60s. Engaging stuff for those who like their terrestrials a little extra.

Roots (2016) S1 (30th)

Powerful and affecting remake of the 1977 original with an all-star cast that includes Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Regé-Jean Page, Anna Paquin and Laurence Fishburne. Well worth your time.

Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil S1 (30th)

True crime special about a shonky mongrel who used his position as the head of the FLDS church to get away with all sorts of horrible things. Is also said to have had something like 78 wives! Truly a story stranger (and more awful) than fiction.

BINGE

Abandoned Engineering S4 (29th)

It’s the very niche show that visits and examines engineering that was abandoned for various reasons. However if that’s your niche, you’d be absolutely stoked on this one.

Brock: Over the Top (30th)

An inside look at the life and career of Australia’s best race car driver, Peter Brock. Expect quite a few revelations and surprising truths in this frank and illuminating doco.

Joanna Lumley’s Unseen Adventures S1 (1st)

Watch as the delightful Joanna Lumley (Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous) travels around the place and has charming interactions with people all over the world. Perfect show to watch with your mum.

Making It S3 (3rd)

Did you know there was a comedic DIY competition show hosted by none other than Parks and Rec’s Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler)? Well, now you do and you have zero excuse not to watch it.

Legendary S1 (4th)

Deliciously camp reality TV show that showcases the surprisingly robust world of voguing. Yep, that’s apparently a whole thing, and with judges like Jameela Jamil and Megan Thee Stallion, you know it’s going to be a lively time.

Amazon Prime Video

French Exit (30th)

You know who we don’t see enough of these days? Michelle Pfeiffer. Why not amend this emptiness and fill the void with this dramedy starring Michelle at her complicated best. Not a perfect film, but well worth a look. Imogen Poots and Lucas Hedges also star.

Edge of the Bush (1st)

Underrated Aussie comedy series starring Anne Edmonds in four distinct roles. Clever writing and great natural performances deliver a really entertaining time here.

The Father (1st)

Fascinating, beautifully acted and heartbreaking drama starring Olivia Colman and the great Anthony Hopkins. It’s not always an easy watch, but it’s a superb one from start to finish. Highly recommended.

DISNEY+

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Same wimpy kid, same classic story, new visual style: Diary of a Wimpy Kid is now an animated feature on Disney+ Picture: Disney+

Diary of the Wimpy Kid (3rd)

Not to be confused with the live action movies, this is an animated take on the same material. Will no doubt be of great interest to wimpy kids out there and their equally wimpy parents. Viva the wimps!

In case you missed it: Here's what was new on Netflix, Stan, Binge and Disney+ November 22-28.

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