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'Z: The Beginning of Everything,' 'Sneaky Pete' and more coming to Amazon Prime in January

Christina Ricci plays a young Zelda Fitzgerald before and after she meets husband F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Amazon series chronicles their turbulent and opulent lives.

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Christina Ricci plays a young Zelda Fitzgerald before and after she meets husband F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Amazon series chronicles their turbulent and opulent lives.

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Amazon doesn't have quite as many titles coming to its streaming service in January as Netflix and Hulu. But what it lacks in quantity it certainly makes up for in quality.

It's two new Amazon Originals airing this month focus on the glamourous life of Zelda Fitzgerald and a crime drama series with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as an executive producer.

American History X (1998), Jan. 1: A powerful film from the late ‘90s tracing a man's journey to extreme racism. Edward Norton and Edward Furlong play two brothers who become involved in the neo-Nazi movement. In the present, younger Danny uses a history class assignment to explore why he and his brother's involvement with the neo-Nazis was so deeply flawed. In the past, older Derek goes on a racist tirade on television and later is sent to prison for manslaughter after killing would-be thieves.

Rent (2005), Jan. 1: Featuring six of the original Broadway cast members, Rent chronicles the lives of a group living in the East Village of New York City. The musical tracing the group's struggles with sexuality, drugs and paying their rent in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s.

Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (Amazon original), Jan. 13: Con man Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) gets out of prison, but is still haunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. Like any smart con man, he decides to assume the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and reunite with Pete's estranged family. The series was part of Amazon's pilot program last year and also stars Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, Shane McRae and Michael Drayer with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as one of its executive producers.

Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1 (Amazon original), Jan. 27: The 1920s socialite Zelda Fitzgerald, played by Christina Ricci, is the subject of Amazon's newest period drama. The show traces her life before and after meeting husband F. Scott Fitzgerald and explores the crazy antics that were used in much of F. Scott's work. Nothing showcases the Jazz Age quite like the turbulent and opulent lives of the decade's most famous couple.

And the rest... 

January 1
13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Across the Universe (2007)
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Happy Feet (2006)
Hellboy (2004)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Norm of the North (2016)
Radio (2003)
Stardust (2007)

January 3
She's All That (1999)

January 9
The Infiltrator (2016)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Season 1

January 13

Just Add Magic: Season 2 (Amazon original)

January 17
Red Rock: Season 2

January 22
Where to Invade Next (2015)

January 23
The Choice (2016)

January 26
America Divided: Season 1

January 27
Dirty Grandpa (2016)

January 30
Swiss Army Man (2016)

Contact Chelsea Tatham at ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:37pm]

    

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