Sky has announced the launch of the Amazon Prime Video app on its Sky Q and NOW TV platforms as well as confirmed that the NOW TV app will appear on select Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs for the first time.
South African-born Australian filmmaker Seth Larney works some sporadically impressive magic to bring his sophomore sci-fi feature to life with scale beyond its indie budget, telling a competent time travel yarn that, above all, showcases a promising future for this young filmmaker.
Writer/director Max Winkler (yes, son of the The Fonz) doesn't quite hit third time lucky with his latest, an indie rehash of familiar boxing/fighter/brother dramas with earnest performances from Charlie Hunnam and Jack O'Connell.
If Showtime's dramatisation of the life of a religious abolitionist and his ill-fated plan to lead a bloody capture of the US arsenal doesn't sound like it might be a laugh a minute, I think I might be able to change your mind!
Xbox Series X and Series S streaming apps confirmed
by Andy Bassett
Microsoft recently posted a blog article confirming the home entertainment streaming apps that will be available for its latest consoles and the list includes the Disney+ streaming service, Apple TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Sky hit a rich vein in October with original programming including Brave New World, Riviera S3 and The Undoing, along with several movies acknowledging UK Black History Month. The spate of high profile films and new Sky series looks to continue into November.
After the extreme success of Big Little Lies (well, the first season anyway), it was only a matter of time before some of BLL’s key players reunited to bring us another look at the sordid and murderous lives of society’s elite.
Tom Berenger surprises with a thoughtful, character-driven antithesis to larger-than-life revenge/survival thrillers like Rambo: Last Blood, affording something a little bit different in this low budget, small scale indie flick.
After a modestly diverting first season, Spectrum's flagship vehicle, the Bad Boys spin-off LA's Finest, quickly falls apart, finding itself lost in a sophomore year that clearly nobody involved expected would ever be greenlit.
Kevin Bacon reunites with his Stir of Echoes writer/director David Koepp for some creepy supernatural thrills in this Blumhouse production about a family trapped in a house that just won't let them go.
Sky brings a couple of pieces of original content for October - a retelling of a family favourite and a high profile limited series based on the writings of Aldous Huxley. And there’s plenty of returning TV shows and new movie premieres too.
From creators Misha Green and Jordan Peele comes the most inventive, fun and devastatingly realistic depiction of cosmic horror and civil rights ever seen on TV... you know, compared to the slew of other race conscious, slimy monster shows.
Conveniently sharing the name with Russia's recently announced Covid vaccine, Sputnik may actually be one of those rare movies which will benefit from a delayed release, and is an impressively atmospheric indie debut.
Procedurals used to be a dime a dozen, but now it thankfully takes something extra to keep these episodic shows going, with Prodigal Son afforded a hint of Sherlock/Hannibal secret sauce in the Tom Payne/Michael Sheen lead duo.