Top 12 movies and TV shows coming soon to Amazon Prime Instant Video in October 2014
James R | On 30, Sep 2014
Amazon has had one hell of a year so far, culminating in the release of Transparent – one of the best TV shows of 2014. What’s even more impressive, though, is its run is set to continue in October. From some great TV series at the start of the month to a mind-bending Christopher Nolan blockbuster, here are our top picks of what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Instant Video in October 2014.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 – Wednesday 1st October
The small screen spin-off from the Marvel Cinematic Universe started off wobbly, but soon became a gripping second perspective on events within S.H.I.E.L.D. following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As Season 2 returns to Channel 4 this month, now’s a good time to catch up – and skip the weaker entries.
Prometheus – Wednesday 1st October
Ridley Scott’s prequel is not the Alien film you might have been expecting, but look past that disappointment and you’ll find an ambitious, pretty, fascinating sci-fi. (Read our review.)
Batman: Year One – Wednesday 1st October
This 2011 animation is the latest addition to Amazon’s growing catalogue of Batman titles – and, based on the legendary 1980s comic book arc from Frank Miller, couldn’t come with a stronger pedigree.
Yes Man – Sunday 5th October
Jim Carrey stars in this feel-good flick inspired by the Danny Wallace book. What happens if you go through life saying yes to everything? An enjoyable comedy drama – with a hilarious cameo from Rhys Darby, aka. Flight of the Conchords’ Murray.
Broken Embraces – Sunday 5th October
This Spanish melodrama from Pedro Almodóvar reunites the director with some of his best regular stars, from Lluis Homar to Penélope Cruz. The tale of a blind screenwriter remembering his love for a deceased actress, the noir-tinged drama is beautiful to look at and boasts some equally stunning performances.
Whatever Works – Sunday 5th October
Woody Allen and Larry David. It sounds like a perfect match – and it is. The script for this 2009 rom-com may be dated and far from Allen’s best, but David’s cynical delivery brings some chuckles to the familiar routine.
Centurion – Monday 6th October
Neil Marshall these days is best known for his work on Game of Thrones, but he’s been making pulses race ever since 2002’s Dog Soldiers. Centurion, a historical action film about the killing of the Ninth Roman Legion in Caledonia, is no exception. From a gritty lead turn from Michael Fassbender to strong support from Liam Cunningham, David Morrisey, Noel Clarke and Riz Ahmed, this low-budget thriller zooms along with nary a worry about low budgets.
The Blind Side – Monday 6th October
John Lee Hancock’s semi-biographical sports drama is firmly at the cheesy end of the spectrum but won an Oscar for Sandra Bullock as Best Actress – deservedly so.
Inception – Tuesday 7th October
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.
Bambi – Friday 10th October
What needs to be said about Disney’s 1942 classic? Three words: bring a tissue.
Alpha House Season 2 – Friday 24th October
Amazon’s very first original programme, Alpha House, returns for another run of political humour. This time, Season 2 sees star John Goodman joined by an impressive roster of guest performers, including Penn, of Penn & Teller fame, and none other than Bill Murray.
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