What’s New on Amazon Prime: August 2019.

Amazon Prime: August 2019.

What’s New on Amazon Prime: August 2019.

Amazon in August premiers a couple of new series and loads up on stand-up comedy specials.

Jim Gaffigan Quality Time
Ooooh, I hope he does the hot pocket thing!

Amazon seems to be taking a page out of Netflix’s playbook this month.  Like, from the very early pages, where Netflix tried to use comedians to bulk up its library.  A handful of original series are being bolstered by the acquisition of several high-profile stand-up comedy specials.  Look for Jim Gaffigan, Mike Winfield, and Alice Wetterlund to hit the streaming service in August.

Continuing an odd trend, Amazon has back-loaded all of their classic films.  Instead of dropping all of the oldies onto the front of the month like Netflix, you’ll have to wait for August 31st to see the likes of Godzilla, I Frankenstein, and…ahem…something called “Successive Slidings of Pleasure.”  It’s French, that’s about all I’ve got on that one.

New and Notable.

    • Photograph (8/16) – A struggling photographer convinces a stranger to pretend to be his fiancé in order to deflect pressure from his family.

    • Carnival Row  (8/30) – In a fantasy version of Victorian England, a detective and a fairy woman try to solve a brutal series of crimes before the peace between humans and mythical creatures is shattered.

Amazon Prime:   August 2019.

*Amazon Originals in bold.

August 2

This Is Football Season 1

August 7

All I See Is You

August 9

Free Meek Season 1
Pete the Cat Season 1 Part 2

August 12

Andy Irons: Kissed by God

August 16

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

August 21

A Simple Favor

August 23

Mission: Impossible — Fallout
#IMomSoHard Live
Mike E. Winfield: StepMan
Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is a Human and So Am I
Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight 

August 26

The Lincoln Lawyer

August 30

Carnival Row 

August 31

A Cadaver Christmas
Computer Chess
Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand  [Manuscripts Don’t Burn]
Failure to Launch
Far From Home
Glissements Progressifs du Plaisir  [Successive Slidings of Pleasure]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
I, Frankenstein
Jack Frost
Kicking the Dog
Klip  [Clip]
La Maison de la radio
Looking Glass
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter
Music From the Big House
Naples ’44
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Parting Glances
Pirate Radio
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Sacred Ground
She Must Be Seeing Things
Sucker Punch
Surviving Progress
Ten Dead Men
The Bog Creatures
The Collectors
The Fifth Element
The Hills Have Eyes Part II
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat
The Penguin Counters
The Uninvited
This Ain’t No Mouse Music
Top of the Food Chain
Top Spin
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