Tag: amazon

Now Streaming: JACK RYAN S2 Serves Up More Action Meat and Political Potatoes

John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce star in an old-school series on Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: GOLIATH S3 Finds Gold in a Dry Valley

Billy Bob Thornton returns as a dogged attorney who takes on Dennis Quaid and more menacing rich people.

Now Streaming: CARNIVAL ROW, Steampunk in Murderous Flight

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in the Amazon Prime Video series.

DARK/WEB Series Goes to Amazon, Premieres July 19

Dark/Web, the 8-episode sci-fi/horror anthology series we've covered here before will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime as of July 19. The series debuted last February at Entertainment Weekly's and SCAD's prestigious television festival, aTV Fest, and will screen to a...

Notes on Streaming: GOOD OMENS Searches for Salvation

Michael Shannon and David Tennant star in Neil Gaiman's irreverent series.

DEAD DIRTY CON MEN Trailer: Crime Thriller Throwback Hits Digital

Marie-Grete Heinemann's fast-talking throwback to the crime films of Roderiguez and Tarantino, hell even early Scorsese, is finally getting a digital bow through Global Digital Releasing in partnership with Rock n' Tape Films. The crime story centers around a rogue...

TALES FROM THE LOOP: Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series Based on Simon Stålenhag's Artwork

Yesterday Amazon announced that they will develop a sci-fi series based on the illustrated works of Simon Stålenhag and his 2015 book Tales From the Loop.    Amazon with work with Fox 21 Television Studios and have hired Legion writer...

Notes on Streaming: A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL Simmers, G.L.O.W. Burns Bright

The most frequent complaint about Netflix is that their flood of new series all have too many episodes that are all too long. Here is my two-pronged solution: (1) try another streaming service; (2) watch shorter shows with fewer episodes....

Notes on Streaming: Amazon's ABSENTIA Frustrates, While BRITTANIA Sprawls

Health alert: before binge-watching Absentia, make sure to limber up your eyeballs, because they'll be rolling in their sockets a lot once the series gets rolling. In that respect, Absentia reminds me of the first season of the murder-mystery series...

Notes on Streaming: RUNAWAYS and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Recently premiering on the Hulu streaming service and now debuting new episodes every Tuesday, Runaways offers a different spin on the Marvel universe. Rather than the darker, more violent take offered by the label's flurry of Netflix shows -- Daredevil,...

Trailer: Anacondas, Crocodiles, Sunken Ships Abound in Bengali Adventure Film AMAZON OBHIJAAN

While Indian cinema still remains toplined by Hindi cinema to overseas audiences, the fact is that India now lives in a post-Baahubali world, where regional cinemas are regularly churning out films that could give Hindi cinema a run for their...

Notes on Streaming: THE LAST TYCOON, Searching for Optimists in a Sea of Cynicism

Old Hollywood comes to life in The Last Tycoon, inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished last novel, but surely influenced by the machinations of present-day Hollywood. Fitzgerald's novel, prepared by Edmund Wilson, was published posthumously in 1941, soon after the...

Interview: Listen to Music On Screen - Author Dennis McNally, Archivist David Lemieux, and Director Amir Bar-Lev on LONG STRANGE TRIP

Throughout this trilogy of podcast episodes, I’ve spoken about musical sources and the faraway fruits of their trajectories via music documentaries. In the first installment, Rumble spoke to the varying multi-cultural influences on roots music at the turn of the...

Streaming Reviews: I LOVE DICK, Season 1; MASTER OF NONE, Season 2

Over the weekend, two notable series made their full-season debuts on competing streaming services. Each confounds, to a degree, assumptions I'd made about the relative strengths (and weaknesses) of those services. Both are definitely worth sampling. A prickly, confrontational affair...

Gaiman And Pratchett's GOOD OMENS Coming To Amazon

Oh, it's good news here for scifi-fantasy fans with word reaking this morning that author Neil Gaiman is on board as an executive producer for an adaptation of Good Omens - the apocalyptic comedy he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett -...

INFERNAL AFFAIRS Heads to Amazon via THE DEPARTED

Ten years ago, Martin Scorsese's somewhat ungainly The Departed took flight from Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's terrific thriller Infernal Affairs, eventually earning Scorsese his long overdue first Academy Award. Now a new version is heading to the Amazon streaming...

Exclusive Clip: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, "Now He Will Cure Us All!"

After a successful festival run last year, Embrace of the Serpent opened in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Our own Patrick Holzapfel wrote in part: "It is one of those films that rarely gets made,...

Review: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, A Spiritual Quest With A Political Regret

Inspired by Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes, the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent is a spiritual quest with a political regret. We follow two stories of German explorers (one of them is Jan Bijvoet...

Critical Distance: A TRANSPARENT Look At MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The sophomore slump poses a very real danger to critically-praised creative debuts. On the small screen, all one needs to do is point to HBO's True Detective, a show that dissolved into frustrating nothingness during its second season. Divorced from...

Shane Black And Fred Dekker Hang On The EDGE Of A Series

Amazon Studios won awards with its dramatic, heart-warming look into the transgender community in the series Transparent, and now the eCommerce giant has produced a series of pilots that viewers can vote on to a bonafide series.A standout of these...