Next month, Amazon Prime Video has some excellent new shows including two Amazon Originals James May: Oh Cook, a seven-part cooking show by someone who really can’t cook, and The Pack hosted by Gold Medalist skier Lindsey Vonn and her dog Lucy.
New films premiering in November include the heartfelt and hilarious road movie Uncle Frank, Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and Australian coming of age drama, Sequin in a Blue Room.
Coming to Amazon Prime Video in Australia this November
James May: Oh Cook S1, 13 November
James May: Oh Cook is a seven-part cooking series hosted by someone who really can’t cook, James May (Top Gear, The Grand Tour). With a title inspired by the presenter’s infamous (and unrepeatable) catchphrase, this Amazon Original documentary provides a unique perspective on kitchen creations for those who don’t know how to cook, as the audience learns culinary skills with James along the way.
Bohemian Rhapsody, 13 November
Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates the band Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
The Pack S1, 20 November
In this Amazon Original documentary global adventure, 12 teams of dogs and their human companions compete in fun and exciting challenges celebrating their incredible bond. At stake at the end of this unforgettable journey is a life-changing prize – $500,000 for the winning duo and $250,000 for an animal charity.
The Pack is hosted by Gold Medallist skier Lindsey Vonn and her dog Lucy.
Uncle Frank, 25 November
Set in 1973, Uncle Frank follows teenager Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) who leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. Beth soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his long-time partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) – an arrangement he’s kept secret for years.
After the sudden death of Frank’s father, Beth’s grandfather, Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
From writer-director Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under, True Blood) this heartfelt and hilarious road movie stars Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, with Margo Martindale and Stephen Root.
Sequin in a Blue Room, 27 November
Favouring the instant gratification of anonymous, no-strings sexual encounters over meaningful relationships, high schooler Sequin is part of the always logged-on, but never engaged, hook-up generation. He ghosts ex-partners and remains emotionally unavailable. That is until he finds his way to an anonymous sex party, where a whole new dizzyingly alluring world unfolds before him.
Utterly fixated on a mysterious stranger he met at the party, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and perilous mission to track him down.
Sequin in a Blue Room is the debut feature for up-and-coming director Samuel Van Grinsven and was co-written with LA based screenwriter Jory Anast. The film stars Melbourne actor Conor Leach in his film debut, alongside Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Puberty Blues) and Anthony Brandon Wong (The Matrix Revolutions, Family Law).
Coming to Prime Video in November:
● Nasha S1, 2 November
● Ferro S1, 6 November
● Wayne S1, 6 November
● Ici C’Est Paris, 50 Years of Passion S1 Part (1), 10 November
● The Grudge (2020), 12 November
● The Professor and The Madman, 12 November
● Bohemian Rhapsody, 13 November
● Chhalaang, 13 November
● James May: Oh Cook S1, 13 November
● Pete The Cat S2 Part (3), 13 November
● The Peanut Butter Falcon, 13 November
● Maara, 20 November
● The Pack S1, 20 November
● Training Day, 25 November
● Uncle Frank, 25 November
● Sequin in a Blue Room, 27 November
● Harriet, 27 November
● Life in a Year, 27 November
● Locas Por El Cambio, 27 November