Summer is here and, while most will be running outside enjoying the sunshine, the really cool people will be inside watching Preacher Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video. While that continues to arrive every Tuesday, the month still has plenty of other gems to keep you away from that burning orb in the sky, from the powerful I, Daniel Blake and the epic Fellowship of the Ring to never-released-in-UK-cinemas film Lovesong. All that and new original series The Last Tycoon, starring Matt Bomer?
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in July 2017:
Arrow: Season 4 – 1st July
The CW’s fourth entry in its arrow-slinging series continues to be as entertainingly trashy as ever.
Inception – 5th July
Christopher Nolan’s mind-blowing sci-fi literally folds Paris in on itself to achieve the director’s ambitious, imaginative aims: to dissect dreams, reality and memories within the constraints of a mainstream blockbuster. The form struggles at times to keep hold of the content – and that’s exactly the point. If you’ve never seen it, here’s your chance. If you already have, see it again.
The Bourne Identity – 6th July
Doug Liman and Matt Damon get the long-running action franchise off to an enjoyably low-start with this European-style thriller about a man who wakes up on the beach without remembering who he is or why he has several bullets in his back.
The Girl on the Train – 7th July
Emily Blunt is excellent in this uneven adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ gripping novel.
Lovesong – 11th July
After her subtle, nuanced For Ellen, director So Yong King returns with a drama starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone. They play two friends, Sarah and Mindy, who go on an impromptu road trip, after Sarah decides to leave her neglectful husband. Along the way, the bond between the duo intensifies, before circumstances bring them apart – only for them to reunite years later, the day before Mindy’s wedding.
Where the Wild Things Are – 12th July
It’s hard to know what Warner Bros. were expecting when they hired Spike Jonze to adapt Maurice Sendak’s beloved picture book, but what they got was less a kids’ movie and more a mature study of childhood, complete with strong adult cast (Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini), stunning visuals and lots of furry beasts. Adorable, endearing and breathtakingly moving.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 19th July
The first, and best, in Peter Jackson’s astonishingly epic trilogy based on the Tolkein books is always worth re-watching.
Niko and the Sword of Light – 21st July
The animated series, based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc., follows ten-year-old Niko who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land.
I, Daniel Blake – 21st July
Dave Johns plays Daniel Blake, a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work, in Ken Loach’s blisteringly powerful drama.
The Last Tycoon: Season 1 – 28th July
Matt Bomer is on typically handsome form in Amazon’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final, unfinished novel. He plays Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), the talented studio executive whose career is on the rise in 1930s Hollywood, an era darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler. Written and directed by Billy Ray, the series also stars Kelsey Grammer as Stahr’s boss and Lily Collins as his daughter, Cecelia.
Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in July 2017:
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 3
Interview with a Vampire
The Hangover Part II
V for Vendeta
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 4
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
From Paris with Love
Murder at 1600
The Bucket List
Preacher: Season 2, Episode 6
Jackie Chan’s First Strike
Red Riding Hood