amazon blumhouse movies

Amazon has just closed a deal with the frightmasters at Blumhouse to create eight films exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Each of the entries will be from diverse filmmakers, and marks Amazon’s first foray into feature-length properties created strictly for their streaming service. Details are what the individual features will be are slim, but since Blumhouse is involved, you can bet jump-scares will feature in somewhere. More on the Amazon Blumhouse movies below.

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Jack Ryan Season 2

Jack Ryan season 1 hasn’t even debuted yet, but Amazon is so excited about the show they went ahead and gave it a second season already. It’ll be a while before we see season 2, but casting has already commenced. Michael Kelly, who plays murderous White House Chief of Staff Doug Stamper on House of Cards, will join Jack Ryan season 2 as CIA agent Mike November, while Noomi Rapace will play German intelligence agent Harriet “Harry” Baumann.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Need something to watch? What are you looking for? Perhaps a time travel love story? A paranoid conspiracy theory? A rom-com? A sexy thriller? A breezy espionage comedy? One of the weirdest sequels ever made? All that and more awaits you in the latest edition of Now Stream This. As always, I’ve combed several streaming services and brought back some great recommendations for you to enjoy.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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walmart streaming service

Everybody who is anybody wants their own streaming service these days. Including…Walmart? The multinational retail corporation is apparently considering getting into the streaming game, with plans to launch their own streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon. This is strange, but I guess it’s also not to be completely unexpected in this day and age. Which surprising entity will launch a streaming service yet, I wonder? Perhaps Outback Steakhouse?

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tales from the loop

Amazon has given a greenlight to Tales From the Loop, a sci-fi series based on the art of Simon StålenhagOne Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go filmmaker Mark Romanek will helm the pilot and will serve as executive producer. Read more about the new series below.

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the dark tower tv series

The rumored Dark Tower TV series is still “very much alive” at Amazon, according to Amazon Studios President Jennifer Salke. Can the TV adaptation of Stephen King‘s massive fantasy series succeed where the movie failed?

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lord of the rings tv series update

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has attempted to clear up some rumors about that super-expensive Lord of the Rings TV series, including whether or not Peter Jackson is going to be involved. Salke also says the show will be “one big series” with “characters you love.”

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Jordan Peele Amazon

Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele is in high-demand now – everyone wants to work with him, including Amazon. Peele was already working with Amazon on a Lorena Bobbitt docuseries. Now, Amazon Studios has signed a first look television deal with Peele and his production company Monkeypaw Productions.

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picnic at hanging rock trailer

Picnic at Hanging Rock, previously adapted into a perfect movie by Peter Weir, has now been turned into a mini-series for Amazon. The story focuses on the mysterious disappearance of three students from an all-girls private school in Australia. Watch the first Picnic at Hanging Rock trailer below.

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Everything Sucks cancelled

Everything Sucks and Mozart in the Jungle, two well-received shows that streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, respectively, have been cancelled. Does this signify a shift in the streaming landscape?

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