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Amazon Video Announces New Shows And Movies For October




Amazon Video has released details of all the new TV shows and films it’s going to be rolling out onto its streaming service in October 2017. And it’s fair to say that the 60-plus titles deliver something for everyone. Including fans of AV quality, as it happens, as all four of the new Amazon Original Series on the list will be available in both 4K resolution and high dynamic range.

These four 4K/HDR Amazon Originals are season three of excellent coming of age comedy Red Oaks, and three debut series: Lore, Sigmund And The Sea Monsters, and Inside Edge. Lore is based on the popular podcast of the same name, and is pitched as an ‘unscripted horror anthology series dealing with scary and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares’.

Sigmund… is a live action kids’ show about two brothers who help a friendly sea monster avoid a hunter. Inside Edge is, as its name suggests, a series about cricket – or rather ‘which combines the worlds of cricket and entertainment’, according to Amazon.

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Amy Adams in sci-fi classic, Arrival.


Amazon is also rolling out two new Original films in October that underline the diversity of content Amazon seems to be aiming for these days. Documentary City Of Ghosts follows a group of activists trying forced to go undercover when their homeland is taken over by ISIS, while The Wall tells a fictional tale of two US soldiers pinned down by a relentless sniper in Iraq.

Other highlights being licensed to Amazon Video from other studios include season six of American Horror Story, season five of The Americans, superb Denis Villeneuve sci-fi movie Arrival, Coen Brothers classic Fargo, and one of my personal guilty pleasures, 1995’s Clueless, starring Alicia Silverstone.

Here’s the full list of October additions to Prime Video and Amazon Channels. And just to be clear, they’re organized according to launch date, not quality…

New TV shows streaming on Prime

Beauty and the Baker, Season 1, 10/2/17

American Horror Story, Season 6, 10/3/17

The Americans, Season 5, 10/5/17

The Fashion Hero Season 1, 10/6/17

Inside Edge Season 1, 10/9/17

Lore Season 1, 10/13/17

Sigmund and the Sea Monster Season 1, 10/13/17

Red Oaks Season 3, 10/20/17

New movies streaming on Prime

Abandoned Mine (2012), 10/1/17

Alcoholist (2016), 10/1/2017

Apartment 1303 (2012), 10/1/17

Bunker of the Dead (2015), 10/1/17

Clueless (1995), 10/1/17

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Alicia Silverstone on sparkling form in Clueless.


Election (1999), 10/1/17

Escape from LA (1996), 10/1/17

Fargo (1996), 10/1/17

Ghost World (2001), 10/1/17

Ghoulies (1984), 10/1/17

Ghoulies II (1987), 10/1/17

I Believe in Unicorns (2014), 10/1/17

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1987), 10/1/17

Jug Face (2013), 10/1/17

Margot At the Wedding (2007), 10/1/17

Needlestick (2017), 10/1/17

Pet Sematary (1989), 10/1/17

Pet Sematary Two (1992), 10/1/17

Pi (1998), 10/1/17

Queens and Cowboys (2014), 10/1/17

Scareycrows (2017), 10/1/17

Snake Eyes (1998), 10/1/17

Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986), 10/1/17

The Machinist (2004), 10/1/17

The Whistleblower (2011), 10/1/17

Unlimited (2015), 10/1/17

Song to Song (2017), 10/2/17

Blood Hunters (2016), 10/4/17

Save My Seoul (2017), 10/4/17

Blair Witch (2016), 10/7/17

Megan Leavey (2017), 10/7/17

5150 (2016), 10/11/17

City Of Ghosts (2017), 10/13/17

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), 10/14/17

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back


The Other Dream Team (2012), 10/15/17

The Whole Truth (2016), 10/15/17

Fight For Space (2016), 10/18/17

The Wall (2017), 10/20/17

Awaken The Shadowman (2017), 10/25/17

The Liberators (2016), 10/25/17

Arrival (2016), 10/28/17

Priceless (2016), 10/29/17

Available for Streaming on Amazon Video


Family Guy, Season 16, 10/2/17

The Last Man on Earth, Season 4, 10/2/17

Mr. Robot, Season 3, 10/12/17


Under an Arctic Sky, Rental date 10/3/17, Start date 9/5/17

13 Minutes, Rental date 10/3/17, Start date 10/3/17

Girls Trip, Rental date 10/17/17, Start date 10/3/17

The Emoji Movie, Rental date 10/24/17, Start date 10/10/17

Kidnap, Rental date n/a, Start date 10/17/17

The Dark Tower, Rental date, 10/31/17, Start date 10/17/17

Cars 3 (Theatrical), Rental date n/a, Start date 10/24/17

Cars 3 (With Bonus Features), Rental date n/a, Start date 10/24/17

Available for Streaming on Amazon Channels


Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 9, 10/1/17

Poldark, Season 3, 10/2/17

Sid the Science Kid, Season 3, 10/2/17

White Famous, Season 1, 10/15/17

The Durrells in Corfu, Season 2, 10/16/17


Central Intelligence, on Cinemax, 10/1/17

Proximity: The Series, on Outside TV Features, 10/19/17

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‘Outlanders’ Season 5 confirmed by executive producer



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Everyone’s favorite show that isn’t Game of Thrones is coming back for a fifth season.

In lieu of an official announcement from Starz, Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore said Sunday that the show will be returning for a fifth season, Entertainment Weekly reported. Moore noted that there are still “usual negotiations and conversations” about the future of the show, but he seemed completely confident in confirming Season 5.

“We are certainly going to do it,” Moore said at the For Your Consideration: Outlander panel. “I have no doubt we are doing a Season 5.”

The pseudo-announcement doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the show’s success, critical acclaim, and its source material. The series is based on the best-selling novels of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, and each season roughly adapts one book in the series.

Outlanders Season 3 finished in December last year and Season 4, which is still in production, is expected to kick off this fall. Season 5 likely won’t air until 2019 or even 2020.

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Everything we know about Season 2 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’



And you thought it couldn’t get any darker…

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This story contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1. To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our highlights recap.

There’s just about one guarantee for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale: No one is safe.

The cast and executive producers of Hulu’s hit show made that abundantly clear during the panel at PaleyFest on Sunday, March 18. They revealed some tantalizing details about where the characters are going when we return to Gilead on April 25.

“Anyone could die,” said executive producer Warren Littlefield. But, like the show’s world, it isn’t just all darkness. Showrunner Bruce Miller also revealed that at least one person will escape Gilead’s clutches, and well, we’re certainly pulling for June over Serena.

The end of Season 1 left off on an ambiguous note (to say the least), with many of characters left to hang in a freefall of uncertainty. So where will they be in Season 2?


Thankfully, Alexis Bledel will return as Emily, despite the horrors she faced. EW revealed that Season 2 Emily even gets her own flashback scenes to pre-Gilead life with her wife, played by guest star Clea Duvall.

But in the here and now, Emily finds herself stuck in the most desolate of places.

Only hinted at in both the book and Season 1, the colonies are like Gilead’s concentration camps: a radioactive wasteland where the “unwomen” are sent to work until they die. Bledel mentioned it as a place where one’s physical health immediately deteriorates. Miller said the colonies are, “an extrapolation of the way [Gilead] thinks about women — as disposable.”



Perhaps the most tragic yet oddly uplifting character of all, the handmaids’ refusal to stone her does not save Janine from punishment. She’s sent to the Colonies for endangering her child, but actress Madeline Brewer said it isn’t all bad. “She’s just grateful that’s she’s alive, after so many brushes with death.”

Aunt Lydia

For Aunt Lydia, Offred’s pregnancy is the victory she’s been working toward. But as we’ve seen, even a happy and determined Aunt Lydia is a terrifying Aunt Lydia. In Season 2, Miller said we’ll see her “sense of duty to make sure Offred’s baby is healthy and comes into a loving household — even if it kills her and most of the people around her.”


While Moira’s escape to Canada might be the best ending a handmaid can hope for, Samira Wiley said there’s no escaping the trauma left behind. In Little America (Toronto’s safe haven for Gilead refugees) her and Luke deepen their relationship through a common love for June.

Wiley also hinted that we’d see Moira’s life not only before Gilead, but outside of June. In Season 1, she mentions the love of her life, Odette — who was reclassified as an “unwoman.” Will Moira get  another reunion? Or is Odette with Janine and Emily now in the Colonies?  


O-T Fagbenle echoed Wiley’s sentiments, saying that they both have PTSD to deal with. But also, Season 2 explores the parts of Luke and June’s relationship that were less than rosey. Don’t forget: He left his first wife to marry her. So we’ll see the more “contentious” parts of their coupling.


Actor Max Minghella gave some assurance to audiences that the shift we see in his character after learning about June’s baby is genuine. “His primal feelings for her have not shifted for her,” he said. “Nick’s constantly making decisions that negate his self-preservation [for her.]”

We’ve never seen handmaid’s dressed in black before

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The Waterfords

“Serena’s pissed,” said Yvonne Strahovski. And, boy, we know how dangerous that can get.

When it comes to Commander Waterford, “They’ve come to an incredibly uneasy peace,” said Miller. “[The loss of June] hollowed out their marriage… but I don’t know if you’d see that from the outside. They seem like a united front [against June.]”


The poor Martha left to deal with the repercussions in the Waterford household after June’s departure, “is in the most perilous state she’s ever been in,” said actress Amanda Brugel.


For obvious reasons, Season 2 will focus on the theme of motherhood. But we’ll get a full scope of this through Offred/June’s character. In flashback scenes, we’ll see one of the most interesting relationships from the book’s that has yet to be explored in the show: June’s own mother. 

Relating it back to the conversations about #MeToo — and the shift between second and third wave feminism — producer Warren Littlefield suggested that June’s relationship to her mom will exemplify that.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ heads to Wakanda: Chadwick Boseman is set for April 7



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Wakanda’s very own Black Panther is headed to Studio 8H. 

On April 7, Chadwick Boseman will take on the hosting duties for Saturday Night Live with none other than the “Bodak Yellow” queen Cardi B as a musical guest. The announcement was made during an episode guest hosted by Bill Hader this weekend. 

While Boseman and Cardi haven’t appeared on the show before, both have been parodied by cast member Chris Redd and former guest host Tiffany Haddish, respectively. 

“Who finna not go to the club to watch Bardi on tv?!,” Cardi wrote on Instagram following announcement. By the looks of it, pretty much everyone: the news elicited enthusiastic reactions from folks online who can’t wait to see what SNL cooks up for Wakanda (and Bronx) royalty.