Where are all the gamers in the room? The upcoming Prime Video film, 1Up is set to premiere on the streaming platform this Friday, July 15th! It stars Fil-Am actor Paris Berelc, Taylor Zakhar (Kissing Booth 2 &3), and Ruby Rose who are all deep into the world of Esports. This billion dollar industry has taken off to new heights in the recent years and has even expanded as a major topic in higher education. The comedy film will take you on a wild ride in online gaming and into its competitiveness.
Who said gaming is only a male sport? The film follows Vivan's (Berelc) journey to form an all-girls Esports team to take down The Betas - the boys group that cast her out. Enlisting the help of her professor (Rose) to train them ahead of the big matchup that will decide not just the fate of their team, but their fate in the school.
Vivan and the girls look to challenge the status quo and show them girl gamers are here to say. Failing isn't an option, there's too much at risk. If she doesn't win the showdown, the possibility of losing her scholarship and team is all on the table. Catch how it all unfolds only on Amazon Prime Video.
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Amazon Prime Video just released the latest young adult series, The Summer I Turned Pretty from the Jenny Han book series of the same name. The author who also wrote and co-created the Netflix triology, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this story introduces us to young and upcoming actors, Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, and Gavin Casalegno to play the characters of Isabel (Belly) Conklin, and brothers Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. Again, Jenny Han creates your next summer obsession and continues to show representation through her characters and music selection.
Belly and her brother spend their summers in a beach house in the fictional town of Cousins with her mom's BFF and two her sons. The kids have a close bond, but Belly hopes that the summer of her 16th birthday everyone including the Fisher boys will finally stop seeing her as the little kid they grew up with. The early 2000s book series gets an update in the series touching on topics like mental health and sexual fluidity, but still explores the story around family, young love, and summer shenanigans.
Besides bringing these characters to life on-screen, the music in the series is one you'll have playing as your summer soundtrack. Name some of your favorite artists today, their music is probably in an episode and there is something for everyone. Jenny Han's a big Swiftie and have 5 of her tracks throughout the series, but the soundtrack has all genres including some of our favorite Fil-Am artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls.
Episode 1: Summer House
Olivia Rodrigo: "Brutal," "1 step forward, 3 steps back"
Episode 3: Summer Nights
Saweetie Feat Doja Cat - "Best Friend"
Episode 5: Summer Catch
The Pussycat Dolls: "Don't Cha"
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Need to rewatch one of your favorite Kathniel films? Catch Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in their 2015 film, Crazy Beautiful You streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The blockbuster hit is English Dubbed and available to rent for $3.99 or purchase for $9.99 in the US and UK regions. Queue up a movie night with the family and share a few laughters and tears.
Watch the trailer below and check out the film's synopsis:
A troubled artistic teen Jackie is forced to go on a medical mission with her mother to be straightened out. Jackie meets Kiko a compassionate hardworking lad who works with her mother on the mission. Kiko opens her eyes and heart to forgiveness and love as Jackie helps heal Kiko's childhood wounds. A Philippine romantic comedy film by Star Cinema.
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