If you got a new Amazon Firestick for Christmas or have exhausted all of the series and programmes that are already on there, you may be eager to find out exactly what is new to the world of Amazon Prime now that we have entered 2017. Dry January has begun for many and as the cold weather continues, money is a struggle, staying in becomes the new going out and Amazon Prime becomes the new Netflix (sorry not sorry). Check out what’s coming to your screens to drive away the January blues this 2017. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed…
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A family favourite, Stardust, first produced in 2007 came to Amazon prime on the 1st January to celebrate the first day of the new year, it is a gripping, excellently produced fantasy film starring Claire Danes, Sienna Miller and Jason Flemyng to name but a few. The adventure-packed storyline follows the journey of Tristan in his quest to catch the fallen star and is guaranteed to get you right in the feels.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Coming on the 9th, you may have recognised this child-friendly screen adaptation being shown over Christmas. Based on the popular, classic children’s book the show will have you hooked – it isn’t just for children!
Sneaky Pete: Season 1
The popular 2015 crime series is coming to Amazon Prime. Conman Marius is on the run from vicious gangsters. He conceals his identity by stealing that of his former cell mate, Pete and also makes his story even more believable by taking cover with Pete’s estranged family – a group that have enough dark secrets and bad history of their own.
A Nicholas Sparks novel turned film that is guaranteed to get even the most cold-hearted of viewers. Two neighbours fall in love with each other at their first meeting, cue soppiness, romance, comedy, tears and tragedy all rolled into one. Staring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer as the lead roles.
Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1
Period drama lovers rejoice! This true story follows the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald as she meets famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald and embarks on a journey of their relationship. The series features Christina Ricci and Gavin Stenhouse as Zelda and Fitzgerald and is set to come to Amazon Prime at the end of January (27th).
Swiss Army Man
If it’s unconventional that you’re looking for then you’ve definitely come to the right place with this one. Positively received by critics and starring none other than Daniel Radcliffe, the film sees the protagonist Hank (played by Paul Dano) stranded on a desert island and attempting suicide. He notices a corpse wash ashore, played by Radcliffe, and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. Available to watch on Amazon Prime from the 30th January and it premiered this time last year (Jan 2016) at the Sundance Film Festival.
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The Girl on the Train
It came to cinemas in 2016 and was a best-selling novel before that, The Girl on the Train tells the story of Rachel as she creates a fantasy world involving people she sees in their houses from her daily train commute. One day she witnesses something worrying and reports it to authorities. However, she is unable to trust her own memory and a tight web of secrets, lies and drama unfolds. Rachel is played by British actress Emily Hunt. Buy this using your Amazon Prime membership now.
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Horror fanatics fear not, you have not been forgotten. Released in October 2016, it is safe to say that Ouija is suitably terrifying even for the bravest horror lovers. A classic tale of evil being let into a family home and possessing one of the children. Oh, and it’s set in the 60’s for good measure. Expect to jump out of your skin at every given opportunity. Buy from the 10th January (if you dare).
Christian Wolff is an extremely clever accountant that works freelance for some of the most dangerous criminal organisations in the world, but with authorities getting wind of his activities and the body count rising, who will survive? A complicated plot but well worth the watch. Purchase this thriller from the 10th January, and be sure to be mind boggled!
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12
Amazon Prime don’t just have movies available to buy, you can also buy series. You can pay for the series by paying a price per episode or you can opt to buy the whole series, whatever suits you best. This month you can buy Season 12 of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. If you’re buying season 12 then you probably have a great idea of what the whole thing is about, but if you don’t, it basically follows a gang of underachievers that run Irish pub ‘Paddy’s Pub’ in Philadelphia. The gang are not the nicest of people and are always engaged in some level of controversy, probably what makes them so entertaining. It was first launched in August 2005 and you’ll be pleased to know that if you are a fan, the show has been comissioned for a thirteenth and fourteenth series.