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Amazon Studios acquires Coming 2 America from Paramount Pictures

November 22, 2020

With the landscape of cinema seemingly forever changed, thanks to a certain pandemic, streaming services have become the new go-to for major studios to offload certain staple titles in a parallel act opposing the alternative of simply delaying the release. The latest title to find a new home outside of the theatre is Coming 2 […]

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Nicole Kidman to star and executive produce adaptation of award-winning play Things I Know To Be True for Amazon

October 29, 2020

Australian playwright Andrew Bovell‘s award-winning theatre production Things I Know To Be True has been acquired by Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman‘s production banner Blossom Films. Set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video across 240 countries and territories worldwide, Kidman will topline the series set around the the resilience of an enduring marriage and […]

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Film Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm thrives more as a real-world commentary than it does as a crude comedy

October 22, 2020

Whilst the novelty of the original Borat film has indeed worn off, this surprise sequel showcases creator Sacha Baron Cohen‘s twisted mindframe still has a place in an America, a country that sadly has only deteriorated since he last held up his own dirty mirror to their mentality. A few weeks ago none of us […]

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Will fans of The Boys be satisfied by Season Two?

August 31, 2020

Amazon Prime Video decided to take a leap last year into the superhero genre with The Boys, an adaptation of the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series is set in a universe where superheroes are capitalized and monetized by the shady corporation Vought International, and led by the unstable and […]

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First Impressions: Amazon Prime Video’s Alex Rider embraces spy genre tropes and overcomes them with rugged soul

July 31, 2020

Briefly branding Alex Pettyfer “hot property” off the film’s expected anticipation, and somehow managing to ensemble a cast of such weight as Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy and Mickey Rourke, the Alex Rider name was an intended film series that floundered on arrival with the release of Stormbreaker back in 2006. Underperforming in its […]

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What To Watch: Amazon Prime Video’s unmissable new additions this August

July 30, 2020

Let the social distancing binge viewing continue! Winter may be over, but staying on the couch seems like the most reasonable seasonal activity as Amazon Prime Video promises to overload its devoted audience with one helluva line-up. Harley and Katniss and Neo, oh my! Kicking off the month with a bang is everyone’s favourite anti-heroine […]

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First Impressions: Amazon Prime Video’s Little Fires Everywhere overcomes its melodramatic state thanks to nuanced performances from Witherspoon and Washington

May 22, 2020

Perhaps as it should, Little Fires Everywhere does indeed start with a fire.  “There are little fires everywhere”, a fire marshal relays to a distraught Reese Witherspoon and a concerned Joshua Jackson, as they stare at their sprawling suburban home engulfed in flames.  The marshal’s statement indicates this was intentionally lit, setting up an immediate […]

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Interview: NOS4A2 stars Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto on why good horror wins you over with compassion

June 25, 2019

The new AMC supernatural horror series NO4SA2, based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill (fun fact: he’s Stephen King’s son!), is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Starring Australia’s Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek), the show is about “Vic McQueen (Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she […]

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First Impressions: Christmas gets a spooky makeover in AMC’s NOS4A2

June 6, 2019

In Here, Iowa, Charlie Manx is on the hunt. He has a target – the lonely and unloved little Daniel – and his Rolls Royce Wraith is packed with presents, ready to take the needy child off to Christmasland. Sounds nice, right? Well, not if acclaimed horror writer Joe Hill has anything to do with […]

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Amazon Prime Video and CBS team up to “Make It So!” for Star Trek‘s Picard spin-off

May 15, 2019

With filming on the as yet untitled Picard Star Trek spin-off series underway, this week it’s been announced that Amazon Prime Video will, under a multi-year agreement with CBS, be the exclusive streaming home of the new series in more than two hundred countries and territories outside the U.S. and Canada, including here in Australia. Each […]

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Take your first look at The Man in the High Castle Season Three

August 28, 2018

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video have just shown off the first footage from the anticipated third season of their critically acclaimed series The Man in the High Castle. Based on author Phillip K. Dick’s award-winning alternate history novel, The Man in the High Castle paints a daunting picture, placing the axis powers in a state of […]

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Amazon Prime Video Announces Three New Cast Members for American Gods Season Two

June 7, 2018

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video has announced three new cast members will be joining the second season of the Starz original series American Gods Dean Winters (Divorce, John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, This Order) and Kahyun Kim (Shameless, Freaky Friday) have been cast as Mr. Town, Sam Black Crow and New Media respectively. Season two […]

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Season Two of Amazon Prime Video Original series Goliath set to premiere next month

May 9, 2018

Season two of Amazon Prime Original Goliath is officially set to premiere on June 15, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Golden Globe winner Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) will be joined by new series regulars Mark Duplass (Creep), Morris Chestnut (Rosewood) and Ana De La Reguera (Narcos), in a brand-new eight-episode season which will launch in more than 200 […]

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Author Neil Gaiman announces second season of American Gods via Twitter

May 1, 2018

Amazon Prime Original series American Gods will be returning in 2019 for a highly anticipated second season, as revealed via video on author Neil Gaiman’s personal twitter account. The video was shot on set at The House on the Rock and includes shout outs from from Gaiman himself, protagonist Shadow Moon played by Ricky Whittle (The […]

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First Impressions: Season Two of The Grand Tour returns to its irreverent high octane roots

December 9, 2017

So in Season One of The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May traversed around the world to various locations, hosting a show about cars, talking about cars, bickering about cars, getting into car-related shenanigans, and basically attempting to be serious car journalists when we all know that’s a bit of a lie. […]

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The Looming Tower coming to Amazon Prime Video in 2018

October 16, 2017

Amazon has recently announced that it will be bringing the highly anticipated new series, The Looming Tower, to Amazon Prime Video as an exclusive title for Australian members in early 2018. Packed with an all-star cast, The Looming Tower stars Emmy Award Winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Dumb and Dumber) and Golden Globe and Screen Actors […]

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Cara Delevigne to star in Amazon Original Series Carnival Row

September 4, 2017

Amazon Prime Video have recently announced that actress Cara Delevigne (Suicide Squad) is set to star in Carnival Row, a one-hour fantasy noir Amazon original project. The eight-episode series will be produced by Legendary Television and be written and executive produced by showrunner Rene Echevarria (Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium). Travis Beacham (Pacific rim, Clash of the Titans) […]

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New NFL series to arrive on Amazon Prime Video this week

September 4, 2017

Sports fans can go inside their favourite NFL teams for the first time, with All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals. Available on Amazon Prime Video on 6th September, the first season of All or Nothing takes viewers inside the locker room, on the sidelines and on and off the field for an unprecedented […]

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TV Review: Amazon’s Comrade Detective is a tough-sell of a show that manages to overcome its bizarre concept

August 4, 2017

In the 1980’s, Romanians would gather in record numbers in front of their TV sets to watch Comrade Detective.  Fronted by Florin Piersic, Jr as hard-nosed police detective Gregor Anghel, the series promised to be an action-heavy event that would both entertain its citizens whilst promoting communist ideals.  Sadly, after the collapse of the Berlin […]

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TV Review: The first season of American Gods revels in its weirdness

June 20, 2017

In our first impressions piece of American Gods we examined why this show even in its first episode had the makings of being one of the hot new television series for 2017. Adapted from the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, helmed by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and starring a ridiculously talented […]

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First Impressions: Bryan Fuller’s American Gods is a mind-bending road trip down Mythology Lane

May 1, 2017

Now available on Amazon Prime Video, the very first episode of Bryan Fuller’s new show American Gods an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Neil Gaiman novel. Both Fuller and Gaiman come with their own pedigrees to justify the hype that has been circling this show. The former, cutting his teeth on Star Trek: Voyager and […]

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SXSW Film Review: Long Strange Trip (USA, 2017) celebrates the magic, myth and madness that is The Grateful Dead

March 19, 2017

Long Strange Trip is a documentary about the Grateful Dead that feels just like being at one of the band’s concerts. It is a sprawling, swirling psychedelic affair that lives up to its name as it celebrates a band that has notched up over 50 years in the music business as the reigning kings of […]

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SXSW: The Man in the High Castle pop-up bar and events announced by Amazon Prime Video

March 6, 2017

SXSW kicks off on Friday, and among the pile of events that are set to pop-up in Austin during the festival will be a special venue set up by Amazon Prime Video, who will theme the Market & Tap (319 Colorado Street) in Downtown Austin after a number of their series – including their most […]

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