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Comic thriller I Care a Lot heads to Prime Video, festival hit stars Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage

Black comedy thriller I Care a Lot is heading from the festival circuit straight to Prime Video.  Following its debut at the 2020 Toronto film fest, the movie will land on Amazon’s streaming service February 19. I Care a Lot stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Eiza González (Baby Driver) and Dianne Wiest (Parenthood).

Here’s the set-up: Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bills through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest ‘cherry,’ Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest),  a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play, one that’s neither fair, nor square…

Following its debut at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival, I Care a Lot will land on Amazon’s streaming service February 19…

I Care a Lot is the latest high-profile acquisition for the platform, following on the heels of  Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Palm Springs. It will be available to Prime members in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and New Zealand.

Mark Grayson as superhero Invincible in the animated show of the same name

Amazon Studios renew Robert Kirkman adult superhero animation Invincible for two more seasons

Amazon Studios has renewed Robert Kirkman’s adult animated superhero series Invincible for a second and third season. The news breaks as the show’s season one finale lands on Prime Video. “I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind Invincible,” says creator Kirkman, best known for long running zombie horror series.Continue Reading

Beatle George Harrison and Ravi Shankar in conversation in 1971

1971 docuseries: Director of Senna and Amy has a treat lined up for music and culture vultures

Apple TV+ has announced an exclusive new documentary series about the musicians and soundtracks that defined the culture and politics of 1971.  Executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) and James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), the eight episode series 1971: The Year That Music ChangedContinue Reading

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