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What to watch on Amazon Prime 20.09

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A selection of some of the best TV shows and films hitting Amazon Prime this month.

Jigsaw

The most recent addition to the Saw series is coming to Prime at the end of this month, and it’s a must-see for fans of the previous films.

Jigsaw was released in cinemas last year and is the eighth installment in the franchise. Picking up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer, John Kramer, this one’s set during the police investigation of a new succession of murders that seem a little too close to the deceased killer’s own horrific crimes.

With plenty of gore and a brilliantly revealed plot twist, it’s a good one to watch as we approach the Halloween season.

 

Forever

The main attractions of this new show are undoubtedly its main stars, previous Saturday Night Live players Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen.

Married couple June and Oscar live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban Riverside, California. For twelve years they’ve had the same conversations, eaten the same meals and taken pleasant vacations at the same rented lake house. But after June talks Oscar into shaking things up with a ski trip, the pair suddenly find themselves in completely unfamiliar territory.

 

King Lear

A two-part BBC2 adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play that aired back in May, King Lear stars iconic actor Anthony Hopkins as the titular monarch.

This fierce piece of entertainment brings the setting into the present day for a grim take on an exceptionally dark tragedy, and the king’s gradual descent into severe madness is somehow made even more unsettling in the modern light of the 21st century.

Hopkins is joined by an impressive cast of popular British actors, including Andrew Scott, Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent.

 

Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II

You just can’t beat a classic 80s film, and these are truly two of the greats.

Ghostbusters is the 1984 American supernatural comedy directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis as eccentric parapsychologists who decide to start up a ghost-catching business smack bang in the middle of New York City.

If you’re hungry for more than just the one film, you’re in luck! Prime is also making the sequel available to watch at the same time. Ghostbusters II focuses on the discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity, driving the original Ghostbusters team to revive their failing business.

 

Suburbicon

Another fairly new film on the list, Suburbicon is a 2017 American black comedy-drama directed by no other than George Clooney.

This gritty movie stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, following a mild-mannered father who must face his demons after a home invasion shakes his quaint town in 1959.

The film is loosely based on a 1957 incident in Pennsylvania, when a black family moved into the previously all-white neighbourhood and were subjected to an onslaught of racially-charged harassment and violence.

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