Amazon Prime lands more Masterpieces

Amazon will be growing its library of British programming in a new deal with PBS that will bring Wolf Hall and other shows featured on the public TV showcase Masterpiece to Amazon exclusively after their respective runs on PBS. Amazon Prime has already secured such PBS hits as Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfrdge but this […]

Watch This! The ‘Mystic Pizza’ reunion on ‘Good Morning America’

Mystic Pizza (1988), a summer buddy movie of romance and friendship among three best friends in the resort community of Mystic, Connecticut, launched the careers of Lili Taylor, Julia Roberts, and Annabeth Gish. Roger Ebert gave it his thumbs up when it was released in 1988: “The characters are allowed to be smart, to react […]

Essential Viewing: ‘Dr. Strangelove’ on Amazon Prime

The funniest film ever made about nuclear holocaust, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick’s screwball satire of cold war posturing and mutually assured destruction, didn’t begin as a comedy. The source novel, Peter George’s Red Alert, was a grave contemplation of the cold war gone hot […]

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Coming to Amazon Prime in July, 2015

Amazon has announced what’s coming to Amazon Instant Video in July for Prime members to stream as part of their subscription. June 30 Under the Dome: Season 3 July 1 Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) Downton Abbey: Season 5 Drive Me Crazy (1999) The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) Thumbelina (1994) Bulworth (1998) Heidi (2005) Wayne’s World 2 (1993) […]

Rabbit Hole

What to watch the week of Friday, May 15

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand After four nominations, Julianne Moore won her first Academy Award for “Still Alice,” playing a renowned linguistics professor who is diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease while still in the prime of a rich and happy life. It veers between familiar disease-of-the-week drama and touching portrait of a strong, […]