Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video this weekend

Jan 8 2021, 11:00 am

It’s the weekend which means one thing: What am I watching?

Amazon Prime Video is kicking off the weekend with a couple of originals, some comedy, and some releases from December and January.

Get cozy, here are a few new (and some old) things to check out on Amazon Prime Video this weekend.

Herself

Herself follows the story of a young mother who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.

Shirley

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman, and Odessa Young.

Antebellum (Exclusive Content)

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. Starring Janelle Monáe, Jena Malone, and Gabourey Sidibe.

Here are a few things that dropped on the streaming service earlier this month and December:

Palm Springs

When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honour Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Yearly Departed

Yearly Departed is a series of eulogies for the year 2020, where a lineup of all-women comedians will deliver everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything in between that we’ve “lost” in 2020.

Blackbird

Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neill) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS.

Unpaused

Set and filmed during the unprecedented times, Unpaused is an anthology that brings together 5 unique creators of Hindi cinema – Nikkhil Advani, Raj & DK, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nitya Mehra, and Avinash Arun – featuring stories of love, new beginnings, second chances, and a glimmer of hope.

The Expanse – Season 5

The future of The Belt has begun as Marco Inaros wages Armageddon against the Inners for a lifetime of oppression and injustice.

The Wilds

Part survival drama, part dystopian slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island.

I’m Your Woman

Set in the 1970s, this crime drama follows a woman who is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.

Happiest Season

Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner — until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay — is even tougher. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew.

Sound of Metal

During a series of adrenaline-fuelled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it, his life — is over.

Life in a Year

Life in a Year follows 17-year-old Daryn, who finds out that his girlfriend is dying. He sets out to give her an entire life in the last year she has left.

Sequin in a Blue Room

After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, a 16-year-old boy hunts through the world of a hook-up app to track down the mystery man.

The Pack

Unleash the competition this weekend as a team of dogs and their human companions embark on a global adventure to compete in fun and exciting challenges that test the strength of their bonds.

James May: Oh Cook, Season 1

A cooking show hosted by James May, providing a unique perspective on kitchen creations for those who don’t know how to cook.

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