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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations

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    Pen Rua wrote: »
    I’m not seeing it on Prime Video immediately?

    Wrong thread, apologies.


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    In fairness, I've seen multiple ads for it this week on TV. Looks like the kind of sh1te to keep me occupied late at night with the brain switched off.

    I'm trying to watch it at the moment but it's crap


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    Watched The Mauritanian last night. Overall a solid watch but suffers and all too familiar problem for many Hollywood films from the last few years in that it's twenty minutes too long.

    The torture scenes are particularly distressing. Jolie Foster and Tahar Rahim deliver very good performances but Benedict Cumberbatch who I do like is horribly miscast.


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    deisedude wrote: »
    Watched The Mauritanian last night. Overall a solid watch but suffers and all too familiar problem for many Hollywood films from the last few years in that it's twenty minutes too long.

    The torture scenes are particularly distressing. Jolie Foster and Tahar Rahim deliver very good performances but Benedict Cumberbatch who I do like is horribly miscast.

    Watched that a few nights ago. It's really good. I didn't notice any lull or drop of pace. Didn't even know it was over the 2 hour mark until I just looked it up there.

    Guy who plays Slahi put in a great performance.


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    Watched that a few nights ago. It's really good. I didn't notice any lull or drop of pace. Didn't even know it was over the 2 hour mark until I just looked it up there.

    Guy who plays Slahi put in a great performance.

    I could easily see a sequel being made, Amazon need a big franchise to compete with Disney/Netflix.


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    Is "What Drives Us" only on the UK prime video? Not showing on the Irish version


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    PsychoPete wrote: »
    Is "What Drives Us" only on the UK prime video? Not showing on the Irish version

    If its a thing with Dave Grohl it is actually on there.


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    If its a thing with Dave Grohl it is actually on there.

    I checked this morning and it wasn't there


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    PsychoPete wrote: »
    I checked this morning and it wasn't there

    Just checked and it's on mine


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    Not showing on mine, searched for it in browser and when I clicked on it opened prime video and said not available in Ireland


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    Without remorse....
    I wouldn't really bother very very average.
    Disappointing given cast (who have been good in other films but are horrible here) writers (one is Taylor Sheridan) and clearly a decent budget.


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    gmisk wrote: »
    Without remorse....
    I wouldn't really bother very very average.
    Disappointing given cast (who have been good in other films but are horrible here) writers (one is Taylor Sheridan) and clearly a decent budget.

    I'm a fan of leave your brain at the door action flicks but this just streched credulity to the point where the set pieces weren't worth it


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    I'm a fan of leave your brain at the door action flicks but this just streched credulity to the point where the set pieces weren't worth it

    I've been watching the Fast & Furious films in order over the last week so I can suspend disbelief with the best of them but this was utter sh1te. I gave up. I hope they all died in the end.


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    I've been watching the Fast & Furious films in order over the last week so I can suspend disbelief with the best of them but this was utter sh1te. I gave up. I hope they all died in the end.

    Jordan kidnaps the neighbours guy from the restaurant, I gave up then


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    I watched "What Drives Us" tonight, I did enjoy it but made me realise how much I miss going to gigs and concerts


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    The Report (2019) stars Adam Driver & Annette Bening. It tells the story of Daniel Jones, the Senate staffer responsible for the compilation of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture.

    It seems we fell into a series of 9/11 related films - between Zero Dark Thirty (which gets a feature in the movie), The Mauritanian & this film.

    Compared to the foregoing movies, it delves into the background of the CIA's actions, how they were approved, who was behind them etc.

    Far from an "entertaining" watch, but definitely a strong film.


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    Pen Rua wrote: »
    The Report (2019) stars Adam Driver & Annette Bening. It tells the story of Daniel Jones, the Senate staffer responsible for the compilation of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture.

    It seems we fell into a series of 9/11 related films - between Zero Dark Thirty (which gets a feature in the movie), The Mauritanian & this film.

    Compared to the foregoing movies, it delves into the background of the CIA's actions, how they were approved, who was behind them etc.

    Far from an "entertaining" watch, but definitely a strong film.

    Heard a great description of it. Pretty much every anti war film manages to glamorize war to some extent or create entertainment out of horror. The Report avoided that entirely and presented facts, in a very blunt way but effectively imho. Really liked it.


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    Quick Question: Can i record programmes/movies off amazon prime (and other streaming services for that matter)


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    fryup wrote: »
    Quick Question: Can i record programmes/movies off amazon prime (and other streaming services for that matter)

    You can download them on a device, if that’s what you want? I believe that they are only available as long as the program is available on the platform - I.e. if it leaves Amazon then the “recording” is also gone, but this happens on Sky too as far as I know (happy to be corrected!)


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    Don’t know if it’s been discussed on this thread yet but I have finished a binge on a tv show of the decade. It’s called “the boys”
    Amazing series from the outset.
    Think marvel / avengers / DC and make it x rated violence.
    No holds barred of gore , great character development, edge of the seat one more episode viewing.

    Very recommended


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    dalyboy wrote: »
    Don’t know if it’s been discussed on this thread yet but I have finished a binge on a tv show of the decade. It’s called “the boys”
    Amazing series from the outset.
    Think marvel / avengers / DC and make it x rated violence.
    No holds barred of gore , great character development, edge of the seat one more episode viewing.

    Very recommended
    If you aren't put off by animation......I would really recommend Invincible on Amazon prime it is along the same lines and is cracking


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    dalyboy wrote: »
    Don’t know if it’s been discussed on this thread yet but I have finished a binge on a tv show of the decade. It’s called “the boys”

    Yeah its the best thing on amazon, such a refreshing twist on the superhero genre

    Im currently watching the Marvellous mrs Masel, its the kinda series id usually avoid but im loving it.


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    Greyfox wrote: »
    Yeah its the best thing on amazon, such a refreshing twist on the superhero genre

    Im currently watching the Marvellous mrs Masel, its the kinda series id usually avoid but im loving it.

    In your opinion is it anything like “the boys” ?
    Character/plot/narrative similar?


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    dalyboy wrote: »
    In your opinion is it anything like “the boys” ?
    Character/plot/narrative similar?
    Nope other than both have comedy elements. Mrs. Maisel is very witty, smart writing - there's no violence other than sharp lines that could cut. She's an upcoming comedian in 1950's New York from a well-to-do household who uses comedy to vent / rant about her life. There's a story arc of her career but there's no villain, no big bad organisation and the cast is smaller. It's more character focused too. Both great shows but Mrs. Maisel is the better one for my tastes.


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    Animal Kingdom the series is a bit [email protected], struggling to finish season 1. It’s so lame, it’s like a mix of point break robbers with Baywatch attitudes. Very disappointing especially after such a great Aussie movie that it’s based on.


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    Animal Kingdom the series is a bit [email protected], struggling to finish season 1. It’s so lame, it’s like a mix of point break robbers with Baywatch attitudes. Very disappointing especially after such a great Aussie movie that it’s based on.
    I lasted four episodes and gave up.


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    We're really enjoying it, a **** version of Sons of Anarchy:) the characters develop nicely as the show goes on, hopefully prime pick up season 4


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    Watched "What Drives Us" after given its mention on here.

    I mean its fine if you like some of the talking heads involved Steven Tyler, The Edge, Flea, St Vincent, Lars Ulrich, Ringo, Brian Johnson etc etc.

    However the premise appears to be exploring touring out of a van but on that it kinda fails as most interviewed just veer off into general band beginnings and random ramblings which ends up a mixed bag of interesting to not so much.

    Was gas to hear our own Dave Fannings voice enter the fray at one point but yeah its basically Dave Grohl chatting to mates in the music business most of which are actually too massive to have endured any sort of extended van touring ever or not in donkeys years so I guess it's no surprise the least known band (Radkey) are most on topic.


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    gmisk wrote: »
    If you aren't put off by animation......I would really recommend Invincible on Amazon prime it is along the same lines and is cracking

    Cheers for that.
    Animation doesn’t put me off.
    One of my fave movies for 2018 was Into the Spider-Verse.
    Will check invincible out


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    Greyfox wrote: »
    Yeah its the best thing on amazon, such a refreshing twist on the superhero genre

    Im currently watching the Marvellous mrs Masel, its the kinda series id usually avoid but im loving it.

    I’m 4 episodes in. Great time period being in the 50’s and NY location. The dynamic with the characters is intriguing so far. It’s got a kind of “mad men” vibe to it.
    Will stay with it for the time being

    Thanks for the tip


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