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Not to Be Left Out, Amazon Studios is Also Getting into the Original Movie Game

by Britt Hayes January 19, 2015 @ 3:36 PM
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Over the last few months, Netflix has revealed plans to produce and distribute original films, like new projects from Adam Sandler, a ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ sequel, and the new ‘Pee-wee’ movie from Paul Reubens and producer Judd Apatow. It seemed fairly predictable that Amazon would also get into the movie game pretty soon, following their slate of original streaming series, like the critically-acclaimed ‘Transparent.’

Amazon Signs Woody Allen to Write and Direct First TV Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 13, 2015 @ 8:59 AM
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Amazon gained some serious credibility in the TV department in recent months, particularly with Sunday’s dual Golden Globe wins for ‘Transparent’ and star Jeffrey Tambor, but the retail conglomerate’s studio branch has its biggest match point yet. Woody Allen himself will write and direct his first TV series for Amazon, already ordered for a full season. I mean, it ​is​ Woody Allen.

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘A Killing on Carnival Row’ Eyed as Amazon Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 9, 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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Just when you thought Guillermo del Toro might have had too much on his plate, from ‘Justice League Dark’ to ‘Pacific Rim’ sequels and FX’s ‘The Strain,’ the visionary director’s long-gestating ‘A Killing on Carnival Row’ may have returned to life. Amazon has begun eyeing the fantasy horror project as a new series, with del Toro in mind to direct the pilot.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: January 2015

by Britt Hayes December 30, 2014 @ 5:44 PM
It's the start of a new year, so maybe you should resolve to take advantage of that Amazon Prime subscription—especially if you just renewed it. There are a bunch of great movies and TV shows heading to the premium streaming service in January, from old classics to new favorites, guaranteeing there's surely something you can watch in your free time. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in January 2015.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Titles -- October 2014

by Britt Hayes September 30, 2014 @ 5:17 PM
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Yeah, there's a lot of great content coming to Netflix Instant in October, but if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, don't let that premium subscription go to waste! As a bonus, there's some good horror content hitting the service to provide some thrills and chills leading up to Halloween. And if you're willing to pay a little extra, you can rent or buy a season pass for a handful of some brand new seasons of TV shows. Read on for our guide to the newest titles heading to Amazon Prime Instant Video this October.

HBO and Amazon Prime Strike Major Streaming Deal: Which Series Made the Cut?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 23, 2014 @ 10:27 AM
HBO has long been a thorn in the side of streaming media enthusiasts, only licensing its content to be accessed through HBO GO, unlike the Netflix and Amazon Prime models that have become so commonplace in recent years. Now, the pay-cable network struck a surprising Amazon Prime deal to deliver streams of a variety of shows past and present, but don't expect to start that 'Game of Thrones' marathon just yet.

'Alpha House' Season 2: Amazon Renews John Goodman Comedy, Confirms Six Others to Series

by Nick Romano March 31, 2014 @ 10:28 AM
Amazon's John Goodman-led original series, 'Alpha House,' garnered much acclaim during its first season run and even challenged Netflix's premiere model by initially releasing only the first three episodes before transitioning into a weekly release. So far, it's proved successful, and now Amazon has officially given the green light to 'Alpha House' season 2, in addition to series orders for six other programs.

Amazon Picks Up 'Transparent,' 'Bosch,' 'Mozart in the Jungle' and Chris Carter's 'The After' to Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 11, 2014 @ 5:14 PM
Last year we were somewhat disappointed, if not altogether unsurprised to see that Amazon had rejected the 'Zombieland' pilot in favor to 'Betas' and 'Alpha House,' but the studio's second round of original series has proven much more ambitious. Of five pilots previously made available to stream, Amazon has impressively given series orders to four, including Jeffrey Tambor's critically-lauded 'Transparent,' and 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's post-apocalyptic drama 'The After.'

Amazon 2014 Pilot Season: Watch 10 New Series Debut, From 'Bosch' to Chris Carter's 'The After'!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 6, 2014 @ 2:01 PM
Amazon Studios' initial pilot season drew plenty of attention for its concept in letting viewers choose which new series went to production, exciting us all with the concept of a 'Zombieland' continuation, thought the streaming service ultimately opted for the more demure 'Alpha House' and 'Betas.' Round 2 has arrived, as Amazon made available 10 new pilots from the likes of 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter's 'The After' to Jason Schwartzman's 'Mozart in the Jungle'!