Tag Archives: Amazon Prime Video

TV Review: Amazon’s Comrade Detective is a tough-sell of a show that manages to overcome its bizarre concept

In the 1980’s, Romanians would gather in record numbers in front of their TV sets to watch Comrade Detective.  Fronted by Florin Piersic, Jr as hard-nosed police detective Gregor Anghel, the series promised to be an action-heavy event that would both entertain its citizens whilst promoting communist ideals.  Sadly, after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the show faded into obscurity, only to be recently uncovered by Channing Tatum (of all people) who has so graciously restored the series with all the digital remastering it deserves.... Continue Reading

TV Review: The first season of American Gods revels in its weirdness

In our first impressions piece of American Gods we examined why this show even in its first episode had the makings of being one of the hot new television series for 2017. Adapted from the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, helmed by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and starring a ridiculously talented ensemble cast, the show had all the hype at the end of 2016. Thankfully the first season has been able to live up to that and bring us an imaginative, challenging and visually beautiful series to watch.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Bryan Fuller’s American Gods is a mind-bending road trip down Mythology Lane

Now available on Amazon Prime Video, the very first episode of Bryan Fuller’s new show American Gods an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Neil Gaiman novel. Both Fuller and Gaiman come with their own pedigrees to justify the hype that has been circling this show. The former, cutting his teeth on Star Trek: Voyager and Pushing Daisies before wowing critics and audiences alike with his take on serial killing cannibal Hannibal Lecter with NBC’s Hannibal. The latter having had some of his literary works adapted for the screen already including Coraline and Stardust. We got to check out the first episode of the series before its release to the big wide world via Amazon Prime Video and here’s our Top 5 reasons why you should check out this show.... Continue Reading

SXSW Film Review: Long Strange Trip (USA, 2017) celebrates the magic, myth and madness that is The Grateful Dead

Long Strange Trip is a documentary about the Grateful Dead that feels just like being at one of the band’s concerts. It is a sprawling, swirling psychedelic affair that lives up to its name as it celebrates a band that has notched up over 50 years in the music business as the reigning kings of the counter-culture movement. This documentary occasionally feels like a hagiography but it’s a fun and justified one because it’s ultimately a free-spirited love letter to one crazy, joyful psychedelic band.... Continue Reading

SXSW: The Man in the High Castle pop-up bar and events announced by Amazon Prime Video

SXSW kicks off on Friday, and among the pile of events that are set to pop-up in Austin during the festival will be a special venue set up by Amazon Prime Video, who will theme the Market & Tap (319 Colorado Street) in Downtown Austin after a number of their series – including their most popular, The Man in the High Castle. ... Continue Reading