Summer’s here! And you know what that means: either endless downpours of rain or heat so horrific that you could fry an egg on public transport. So if you’re not running away to another country for August, the only sensible thing to do is stay indoors. Fortunately, if you’re an Amazon Prime Instant Video member, there are some things worth staying indoors for…
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon in August 2014:
Orphan Black Season 1 – Friday 1st August
This Canadian sci-fi series follows Sarah, a woman who takeson the identity of her clone after they commit suicide. Come for the stellar lead performance by Tatiana Maslany. Stay for the moral debate about identity and technology.
Red 2 – Saturday 2nd August
Bruce Willis made more headlines than Red 2 when this sequel came out last year. Based on Warren Ellis’ comic book, it sees the retired spies hunted down by the government for reasons.
Meet the Robinsons – Friday 8th August
Loosely based on William Joyce’s A Day with Wilbur Robinson, this Disney film tackles everything from adoption to time travel with colourful visuals.
2 Guns – Saturday 16th August
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team up for this buddy comedy thriller. A guns-blazing, wisecracking action film. Nothing more – and nothing less.
Top of the Lake – Sunday 17th August
Elisabeth Moss makes the most of her chance to step out of her Mad Men shoes in Jane Campion’s series, which sees Detective Robin Griffin return to her New Zealand hometown to solve the disappearance of a local teen. Gripping stuff.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – Saturday 23rd August
Based on Cassandra Clare’s best-selling young novels, The Mortal Instruments sees Clary Fray discover she is one in a line of warriors who protect the world from demons. Buffy 2.0? A reverse Twilight? Either way, Lily Collins impresses.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Friday 29th August
Tom Hanks is dead – and his son is struggling to deal with it. But while this big metaphor for the US recovering from 9/11 is heavy-handed Oscar bait, Thomas Horn’s performance means it’s actually very rewarding in its own extremely unsubtle way.
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What’s coming soon on digital? Head this way for our full list of VOD release dates – or read our summer binge-viewing guide.