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Icon Film Channel to launch on Amazon Prime, a new home for award-winning movie classics

A new classic film channel is launching on Amazon Prime. Starting March 18, the Icon Film Channel is a new monthly subscription channel that will initially showcase around 150 movies from the distributor’s catalogue.

Launch titles include Academy Award Nominated Drive and triple Academy Award nominated features Apocalypto and The Passion of the Christ.  Other attractions include Buried, The Butterfly Effect Trilogy, House of Sand & Fog, La Vie En Rose, Looking For Eric, The Guest, Enigma and The Mummy.  

Newly remastered titles, including Academy Award winning Gosford Park and double Academy Award nominated Malcolm X are also included, with many being only available to stream in the UK through the new service.

Newly remastered titles, including Academy Award winning Gosford Park and double Academy Award nominated Malcolm X are also included…

Mel Gibson’s dialogue-free action movie Apocalypto coming to Icon

The service hopes to attract films fans through the strength of its curated content, stressing the appeal of award-winning directors including Roman Polanski, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Altman, Spike Lee, Wolfgang Petersen, Mel Gibson, Stephen Fry, Lars Von Trier, Nicolas Winding Refn and Ken Loach.

The new service promises to save subscribers ‘hours of trawling through streaming services trying to find a good film to watch. With The Icon Film Channel, you are guaranteed new and classic films that stand the test of time, and these can now be yours at a touch of a button in the comfort of your own home or on the move.’

While the service is expected to screen new movies as well as golden oldies, there’s no news on potential streaming debuts.

The Icon Film Channel will be available via the existing Prime Video app to watch on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles.

Midnight cowboy: Sky spaghetti western drama Django is broody and brutal

Sky has released a new trailer for its upcoming western epic Django, and we’re so excited for the show we’ve spent the day polishing our spurs in anticipation. Debuting on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now February 17, and directed by Francesca Comencini (Gomorrah the Series), the ten-part series is loosely based on the 1966…

This is the way: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 launches on Disney+ March 1

Star Wars: The Mandalorian will return to Disney+ March 1.  The eagerly awaited third season stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito.  Created by Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars universe spin-off has been a runaway success for the streamer. Set after the fall of the Empire and before…

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