‘Carnival Row’ Picked Up at Amazon Without Guillermo del Toro

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 10, 2017 @ 4:54 PM
We’ve waited since at least 2005 for some version of Travis Beacham’s Killing on Carnival Row to make it off the page, and Amazon is finally moving forward – at a price. The streaming service has issued an eight-episode order for the horror-fantasy procedural, but without the involvement of project champion Guillermo del Toro.

ScreenCrush Staff Picks for What to Watch the Weekend of May 5

by ScreenCrush Staff May 5, 2017 @ 9:08 AM
If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are four things to watch this weekend:

Amazon Losing HBO Shows After All, But You Have Until 2018

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 4, 2017 @ 12:22 PM
Just over a week ago, Amazon fervently denied reports that its three-year HBO deal would expire in May, removing access to all-time HBO greats like The Wire or Six Feet Under. The confusion was attributed to technical error, but reports now confirm the deal will actually expire in 2018.

Jeff Goldblum, Danny DeVito to Lead Amazon Musician Comedy Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 3, 2017 @ 1:56 PM
Jesse Grant / Jenny Anderson, Getty Images
We knew Always Sunny cast like Danny DeVito might take additional projects over hiatus, but Jeff Goldblum leading an Amazon series? We will definitely, uh, find a way. The once and future Jurassic Park star will lead a new Amazon musician comedy alongside DeVito, featuring the two as “an iconic music duo from the past.”

Amazon Signs First-Look Deals With Three Major Indie Studios Ahead of Cannes

by Emma Stefansky May 2, 2017 @ 6:07 PM
Fox Searchlight
If you think streaming is trying to take over the world, you’re right. Amazon and Netflix have suddenly exploded onto the film festival scene, the two streaming sites vying in bidding wars against the biggest Hollywood production companies — and often winning. Today, Amazon has made a major play for supremacy ahead of the most prestigious film festival in the world.

UPDATE: HBO’s Best Dramas Are Staying With Amazon Prime

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 25, 2017 @ 9:10 AM
Now that any HBO viewer can buy their own streaming package outside a cable subscription, one had to wonder what would become of Amazon Prime’s old deal to host some of the network’s best shows. Sadly, you may have only weeks to catch some of HBO’s best series like The Wire or Six Feet Under, which are leaving Amazon behind.

Because We’re in the Future Now, A.I. Is Starting to Choose Our Movies for Us

by Emma Stefansky April 21, 2017 @ 5:09 PM
Warner Bros.
Growing up means realizing that we don’t live in the Jetsons’ version of the future, with instant meals and flying cars, but one that’s run by data and analytics. Hollywood has been inching into the data game, as companies develop software that has the ability to use information from a screenplay or a trailer to predict box office ticket sales. In the future, robots might be choosing our movies for us. It’s already happening now.

Amazon Prime Instant Video and TV Releases for May Announced

by Emma Stefansky April 18, 2017 @ 6:17 PM
Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions
Amazon released their list of what to look forward to streaming on their instant video service next month, and May has some absolute winners. Not only did the site nab Oscar nominee Manchester by the Sea, they’ll also have available to stream last year’s Best Picture winner Moonlight, their new Original Series Dino Dana and I Love Dick, and a ton of classic James Bond movies.