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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭The Raging Bile Duct


    Dante7 wrote: »
    You can even forgive Tom Hanks butchering an Irish accent.

    Ah, no, you can't...


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,347 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985


    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so


    1 Night
    A Hitman in London
    The Accidental Husband
    Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005
    Along The Roadside (Madsen)
    Analyze This
    An Honest Liar
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    A Perfect Getaway
    A Star is Born (2019)
    Away (Spall/Temple)
    The Assignment
    Bedroom Story (2020)
    The Brave One (J.Foster)
    Camp X-Ray (K.Stewart)
    City of Angels
    Cleanskin
    The Crazies (2010)
    Daylight's End
    The Deal
    Deep Blue Sea
    Don't Hang Up
    Eden
    Flatliners (1990)
    Flatliners (2017)
    Gambit
    Get on Up (Boseman)
    The Great Outdoors (Aykroyd/Candy)
    High-Rise
    House at the End of the Street
    I Am Dragon
    The Last Legion (Firth/Kingsley)
    Leave No Trace (McKenzie/B.Foster)
    Letters to Juiliet (Seyfried)
    Life of Pi
    Lust,Caution
    Jack Reacher
    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
    Jackie & Ryan
    Just Friends (Reynolds)
    Midnight in Paris
    Military Wives (Scott-Thomas/Horgan)(2019)
    My Dog Skip
    Open Range (Costner/Duvall)
    Passengers (Hathaway/P.Wilson)
    Revolver
    Richie Rich
    Road Trip
    Seed of Chucky
    Searching for Sugar Man
    Snitch (The Rock)
    Spellbound (2002)
    Starry Eyes
    Sucker Punch
    Suicide Squad
    Syrup
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
    Time (2020) (Amazon Original)
    Uncle Frank (Bettany/Lillis)(2020)(Amazon Original)
    Unfortunate Stories (2020) (Amazon original) Original Title: Historias lamentables
    Unthinkable (S.L.Jackson)
    We Are Your Friends (Effron)

    Broad City
    The Magicians (Season 5)
    Outlander (Season 4-5)

    Also announced recently the Hulu film "Palm Springs" looks to be finding a home here too in the coming weeks, seen it earlier in the year found it an enjoyable watch. Great chemistry between the leads and J.K. Simmons shows up also :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,345 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    Excellent, hadn't heard this news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,302 ✭✭✭p to the e


    "Midnight in Paris" is such a feel good film. Will definitely give that a watch again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,952 ✭✭✭BailMeOut


    Jame's May 'Our Man in Japan' is quite enjoyable.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭dubstepper


    Watched Color out of space. Enjoyable horror. Cage doesn't go full Cage. Never go full Cage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,347 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985


    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    Aerosmith - Rocks Donington 2014
    Air Force One
    Alanis Morrissette: Live at Montreux 2012
    A Lonely Place to Die
    Among the Shadows
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Pitt)
    Begin Again (Knightley/Ruffalo)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Depp/Highmore)
    Chloe & Theo
    Closing the Ring
    The Colony (L.Fishburne)
    Coopers Christmas
    The Da Vinci Code
    Demolition Man
    Disaster Movie
    Eulogy (Azaria)
    Fishbowl California
    Free Birds
    Four Christmases (Vaughn/Witherspoon)
    Ghost in the Shell (Johansson)
    Girl Flu
    Golden Years
    Heartbreakers
    Hop
    I Love You Phillip Morris
    Inferno
    The Informant! (M.Damon)
    J. Edgar
    Journey 2
    Johah Hex
    A Knight's Tale (Ledger)
    Leap Year (A.Adams)
    Life of a King (Gooding Jr./Haysbert)
    Logan Lucky
    Mortal Kombat
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Poseidon
    The Rebound (Zeta-Jones)
    Red Lights (Weaver/De Niro)
    The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live 2013
    Running Scared
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (McGregor/Blunt)
    Season of the Witch
    Steven Wilson: Home Invasion - In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
    Suite Francaise (M.Willams)
    Telstar: The Joe Meek Story
    The Tourist
    Truth (Redford/Blanchett)
    Vehicle 19
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Johansson/R.Hall/Bardem)
    The Witches of Eastwick
    ZZ Top: Live at Montreux 2013

    The Devil You Know (Season 1-2)
    The Exes (Seasons 1-3)
    The Firm (Season 1)
    Hindsight (Season 1)
    Merlin (Season 1-5)

    Expiring soon (That I'm aware of)

    Back to the Future Trilogy - 13/12
    Legally Blonde - 20/12
    Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde - 20/12
    Pitch Perfect - 14/12


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,302 ✭✭✭p to the e


    "I love you Philip Morris" is such an under appreciated gem. Much like "Behind the Candelabra" it suffered in the land of the free due to the homosexual content. It's based on the true story of multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell played by Jim Carrey and is hilarious and also heartbreaking at points. My advice is if you haven't seen it then don't do too much reading up on it as it might ruin some surprises.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    I watched 2 episodes of The Wilds today. It launched yesterday.

    It's about a bunch of teenage girls from different places who are on their way to some retreat in Hawaii when their private plane crashes. They end up stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean. So far, so Lost, but..... interestingly, it opens with one of the girls being interviewed by a police officer and a councillor about what happened on the island. So we know immediately she's made it back alive. So then there's flashbacks to her on the island on day 1 and her life before she was sent on the retreat. Second episode opens with one of the other girls and it plays out the same except her island flashbacks are day 2.

    I wasn't really sure about the 1st episode, some of the dialogue sounded like a 40 year old writing for a 17 year old and it was just a bit of putting for a while but the island stuff had me interested enough to keep going and by the end of episode 2 I'm really liking it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭gucci


    Watched "the night before" with seth rogen and Joseph Gordon Levitt last night.

    While its very predictable and formulaic, it was an easy watch with more laughs than I expected......Afterwards Amazon recommended I watched Old School, cruelty for a sleep deprived parent of two young kids. Of course I watched it, had 3 more bottles of beer and laughed my arse off.....and am up now since 530 with the house being trashed by the young lads. Totally worth it though


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,345 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    I watched 2 episodes of The Wilds today. It launched yesterday.
    Amazon have being doing a good job at building a bit of buzz around this and it's getting great reviews. Adding to my watch list.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    S.M.B. wrote: »
    Amazon have being doing a good job at building a bit of buzz around this and it's getting great reviews. Adding to my watch list.

    I watched 4 episodes yesterday and was cursing myself for starting it because I'm now pretty busy for a couple of days and probably won't get to watch more until the end of the week. I was looking up one of the actors to see what I knew I from and accidentally saw a bit of a spoiler so it seems quite a few people have finished it already.

    It's very binge worthy, which isn't something I say about a lot of things. No idea how it will end but there's been a pretty good drip feed of info so far and a couple of gasp moments.


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    I watched 4 episodes yesterday and was cursing myself for starting it because I'm now pretty busy for a couple of days and probably won't get to watch more until the end of the week. I was looking up one of the actors to see what I knew I from and accidentally saw a bit of a spoiler so it seems quite a few people have finished it already.

    It's very binge worthy, which isn't something I say about a lot of things. No idea how it will end but there's been a pretty good drip feed of info so far and a couple of gasp moments.

    Only a 5.9 on imdb which had me ignoring it, but I'm reconsidering now with all this positive talk!


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    El Rifle wrote: »
    Only a 5.9 on imdb which had me ignoring it, but I'm reconsidering now with all this positive talk!

    Obviously it's all down to personal taste. It is essentially a show about a group of teenage girls, which will put people off automatically, which is kind of dumb. There's nothing more dramatic or intense than a teenage girl and throwing that into any kind of genre situation, if done well, can be great.
    The first episode, as I mentioned, has a few moments where the script sounds like it's not a teenager speaking but in hindsight I think it was a kind of exposition thing and ultimately necessary, but after that I've enjoyed every minute of it.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,069 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Watched ‘Time’ this weekend - heartbreaking stunner of a documentary. Incredibly economical (well under 90 mins) but packs the weight of a huge amount of time and emotional weight into that space. As powerful a study of the human costs of the American criminal justice and incarceration system as you’re likely to find. Well deserving of its critical acclaim and high-placing on many end of year lists (no 2 on Sight & Sound against some very strong competition).


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,345 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    I'm two episodes into The Wilds now and I agree with how some of the dialogue feels a little jarring although it felt a lot more obvious in the opener.

    Not really a spoiler for the first episode but just in case,
    what has Rachel Griffiths being doing for the last 10/15 years? Massively surprised to see her show up at the end of the first episode.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    S.M.B. wrote: »
    Not really a spoiler for the first episode but just in case,
    what has Rachel Griffiths being doing for the last 10/15 years? Massively surprised to see her show up at the end of the first episode.

    I know she was randonly in that Irish film with Barry Keoghan, Mammal, a few years back. But other than that I I can't say I've been aware of her since Brothers and Sisters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,413 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    Amazon app on SkyQ now which is handy


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,347 ✭✭✭Wrongway1985


    Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so

    11:14
    300
    300: Rise of an Empire
    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (Sudeikis/Bibb)
    About Time (D.Gleeson/McAdams)
    American Mary
    As Above, So Below
    The Adventures of Pericles
    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
    Beauty Mark
    Bend It Like Beckham
    Blues Brothers 2000
    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
    Bound to Vengeance
    Broken City (M.Wahlberg/R.Crowe/Zeta-Jones)
    Bulletproof (D.Wayans/Sandler
    Charlie Wilson's War
    Chinese Zodiac (J.Chan)
    Clueless
    Cold Pursuit (Neeson)
    The Commuter (Neeson)
    The Constant Gardener (R.Fiennes/Weisz)
    Dead Silence (D.Wahlberg)
    The Departed
    Diego Maradona (2019)
    Dirty
    Drowning Mona (DeVito)
    Due Date
    Duma
    Edge of Tomorrow (Cruise/Blunt)
    Elvira's Haunted Hills
    Every Woman's Dream
    Frances Ha
    The Fly Room
    Freeway (K.Sutherland/Witherspoon)
    From Paris with Love (Travolta)
    The Full Monty
    Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    Gladiator (R.Crowe)
    Gone in the Night
    Hairspray
    The Hanging Garden
    Happy Gilmore
    The Hitcher (S.Bean)
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Honey
    I'm Your Woman (R.Brosnahan)(2020)(Amazon Original)
    In the Valley of Elah (T.Lee Jones/Theron)
    King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen
    The Land Before Time
    Legend (T.Hardy)
    Let Me Fall (2018) Original Title: Lof mér að falla
    The Lost Prince (2020) Original Title: Le prince oublié
    Love's Labour's Lost
    Macbeth (Fassbender/Cotillard)
    The Matrix
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Matrix Revolutions
    Merry Christmas (2013)
    Monster (Theron/Ricci)
    My Extraordinary Summer with Tess (2019) Original Title: Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess
    Nim's Island
    Old Boy (J.Brolin/E.Olsen)
    Parental Guidance
    Patriot's Day
    Peter Pan (2003)
    Planet 51
    The Princess Bride
    Poor Cow
    The Railway Children
    Resident Evil: Extinction (M.Jovovich)
    Resident Evil: Degeneration
    Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)
    The Riot Club
    Road House
    Romeo+Juliet (DiCaprio/Danes)
    Rush (C. Hemsworth/D.Bruhl)
    Shaun the Sheep Movie
    Sixteen Candles
    Smokin' Aces
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    The Strangers (L.Tyler)
    Step Up All In
    The Switch (Bateman/Anniston)
    Terminator Genisys
    Toys Are Not for Children
    Turbo (Dreamworks Animated Movie)
    Two Weeks Notice (Bullock/H. Grant)
    Walking Tall (The Rock/Knoxsville)
    Wedding Crashers
    What Dreams May Come (R.Willams/Gooding Jr.)
    Wildlike
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G.Wilder)


    The Expanse (Season 5) (Amazon Original)(3 immediate episodes, future episodes weekly till conclusion)
    The Wilds (Season 1)(Amazon Original)

    Expiring soon (That I'm aware of)

    A History of Violence - 18/12
    Absolutely Anything - 21/12
    Shaun of the Dead - 28/12
    Hot Fuzz - 28/12
    The World's End - 28/12
    Paul - 28/12
    Four Weddings and a Funeral - 29/12
    Secretary - 29/12


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,345 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    The Princess Bride is one of my Classic 80s Family Movie blind spots. Will now rectify that this Christmas.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭The Raging Bile Duct


    S.M.B. wrote: »
    The Princess Bride is one of my Classic 80s Family Movie blind spots. Will now rectify that this Christmas.

    You haven't watched The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

    As a family movie, it is as close to perfect as you can get.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,145 ✭✭✭✭Hurrache


    Haven't seen the Matrix in years either, I've been looking out for it for a while so it'll be interesting to see how the action and effects aged. Interesting to see it's rated 18, I didn't think it would even be rated 15 these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭mikhail


    You haven't watched The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!
    I don't think that word means what you think it means.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,905 ✭✭✭cdgalwegian


    mikhail wrote: »
    I don't think that word means what you think it means.
    It's conceivable it was misunderstood/misapplied, but not likely. It's more conceivable that the humorous connection was unintentional (and conceivably/possibly missed). :)
    If it was intentional, then :D.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭mikhail


    It's conceivable it was misunderstood/misapplied, but not likely. It's more conceivable that the humorous connection was unintentional (and conceivably/possibly missed). :)
    If it was intentional, then :D.
    Whoosh?

    ?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.suB_WznoNsnXE_bQW17TxgHaC0%26pid%3DApi&f=1


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    I finished The Wilds. I really enjoyed it. It's very binge worthy. They give you enough information to keep you watching and make you feel smart when you figure something out before it's revealed, but there are multiple reveals that genuinely shocked me throughout. I'm really hoping for a S2 because there are a lot of unanswered questions at the end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,118 ✭✭✭shrapnel222


    I finished The Wilds. I really enjoyed it. It's very binge worthy. They give you enough information to keep you watching and make you feel smart when you figure something out before it's revealed, but there are multiple reveals that genuinely shocked me throughout. I'm really hoping for a S2 because there are a lot of unanswered questions at the end.

    I really enjoyed it also, but i'm also really annoyed with it.
    this is basically part 1 of a season. there is 0 closure on any front. Everything is left up in the air, and that takes away a lot of its strength. Season 2 better be very tight or it'll go the way of lost and lose its way completely.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    I really enjoyed it also, but i'm also really annoyed with it.
    this is basically part 1 of a season. there is 0 closure on any front. Everything is left up in the air, and that takes away a lot of its strength. Season 2 better be very tight or it'll go the way of lost and lose its way completely.

    For most of the the season I thought
    we were getting lots of answers and it was refreshing for a show to not hold back but then all of a sudden there's one episode left and I have a list a mile long of questions that need answering! I don't think that takes away from the strength of S1 though. It left us all demanding a S2 which seems like a perfect way to end S1.
    I've been reading up since I finished and someone said that the creator said she's got a 5 season plan for it. I don't know if that's true or not but it definitely needs another season.

    Hopefully it gets a second season anyway. It was all filmed in New Zealand so it's possibly one of the few shows that's Covid safe, which has to be a plus.

    I actually feel like watching it all again because there's a lot of stuff revealed in later episodes that would probably give a different view on things that happened in earlier episodes.


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    I finished The Wilds. I really enjoyed it. It's very binge worthy. They give you enough information to keep you watching and make you feel smart when you figure something out before it's revealed, but there are multiple reveals that genuinely shocked me throughout. I'm really hoping for a S2 because there are a lot of unanswered questions at the end.

    Yeah me too thanks for the recco. I enjoyed it, a bit preachy at times but considering its a drama about teenage girls, it probably could of been a lot worse.
    Actually only the scene in the cafe talking about the patriarchy was really bad, i burst out laughing randomly such was its madness.
    But overall very bingeworthy, very good actresses almost all round. I'd give it a 7.5.
    Maybe having watched so many survival shows like Dorothy, they just had things a bit too easy in terms of food and water....
    Will be interesting indeed as to where the writers take this...


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭TICKLE_ME_ELMO


    El Rifle wrote: »
    But overall very bingeworthy, very good actresses almost all round. I'd give it a 7.5.
    Maybe having watched so many survival shows like Dorothy, they just had things a bit too easy in terms of food and water....

    I think that can kind of be explained by
    the fact that it is supposed to be a controlled environment. Presumably the island was chosen as one that would provide some level of basics. When Fatin found the fresh water waterfall Gretchen mentioned that they'd reached that milestone earlier than expected. And they were rationing food and foraging pretty well up until they saw the plane fly over.


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