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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations

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  • Panic, 10 episode teen drama,though all the teens are played by actors closer to 30 nothing special but it does have Jack Nicholson's son Ray




  • Fair Game 2010.
    CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

    Senator (Chappaquidick) 2017
    Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

    Gold 2016.
    Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

    Founder 2016.
    The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

    I watched those four recently and I'd highly recommend them and would easily give a solid 7/10.

    www.imdb.com




  • Panic, 10 episode teen drama,though all the teens are played by actors closer to 30 nothing special but it does have Jack Nicholson's son Ray

    I knew he seemed familiar.

    Most teenagers are played by 30 year olds but in the case of Panic some of them really look old.

    The lead and her two friends do at least look and beg have under 20.

    The first episode was good.




  • The Founder 2016.
    The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

    really enjoyed this one, Michael Keaton is great in it.




  • Broad city is great !!! I think it’s underrated/under seen over here


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  • Broad city is great !!! I think it’s underrated/under seen over here

    I watched it when it aired on Comedy Central. It was very hit and miss across the seasons though. Some of it was genius and had me in stiches, other parts left me scratching my head a bit....




  • I stopped watching with a season and a half left during it's original airing probably for the reasons outlined above. I should really revisit the final few episodes.




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

    16 Blocks (Willis)
    Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    Agent of Influence (C.Plummer)
    An American Werewolf in Paris
    Avenging Angelo (Stallone)
    Blitz (Statham/Considine)
    Body of Lies
    Boy (Waititi)
    Chef
    Dahmer (Renner)
    Django, Prepare a Coffin
    Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It!
    The Escape (Arterton/D.Cooper)
    The Ex
    Goats
    Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    Hangmen Also Die!
    Homicide (Mantegna/W.H.Macy)
    Kung Fu Jungle
    Last Action Hero
    The Last Frontier (Original Title: Подольские курсанты)
    The Longest Week
    Love, Rosie (L.Collins/Claflin)
    Man About Town
    The Messenger (B.Foster/Harrelson)
    Neon Flesh (Original Title: Carne de neón)
    Nora (E.McGregor)
    Nowhere Boy
    Our Friend (Segel/D.Johnson/C.Affleck)
    Priest of Love (McKellan)
    Private Property
    Pursued
    Ratchet & Clank
    The Resident
    The Rolling Stones: From The Vault - Live In Leeds 1982
    The Rolling Stones: From The Vault – Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990
    The Rolling Stones: From The Vault - No Security – San Jose ’99
    The Rolling Stones: From The Vault - Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015
    The Secret of My Success (M.J.Fox)
    Shade
    Sharing the Secret
    Sisters of War (Snook/Van der Boom)
    Smart People
    Storks
    Swimming with Sharks (Spacey/Forbes/Del Toro)
    The Truth About Love
    Unforgivable
    Welcome to Marwen (S.Carell)
    Welcome to Me
    World's Greatest Dad


    Clarkson's Farm (Amazon Original)(2021)
    Chivas: El Rebaño Sagrado (Amazon Original)(2021)
    Great British Theatre (Amazon Original)(2021)(5 episodes including Ian McKellan on stage,Fleabag & Hamlet)
    Lexx (Season 1-3)
    Some Girls (Season 1-3)


    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    Wonder - 25/6
    Red Riding Hood - 26/6
    Real Steel - 27/6
    Creed,Creed II - 28/6
    This Means War - 28/6
    Heathers - 29/6
    Widows - 29/6
    Dunkirk - 30/6

    Informer - 26/6




  • Mos Def's performance Will divide, but 16 Blocks was the closest we got to a "proper", back to basics Die Hard movie IMO, starting Bruce Willis n all (playing slightly older as greying, saggy cop). Very tightly constrained, low stakes and uses the premise well.




  • Started Clarkson's Farm the other day and it's surprisingly very watchable! Quite funny too.


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  • CiaranW wrote:
    Started Clarkson's Farm the other day and it's surprisingly very watchable! Quite funny too.

    Have to agree. Some funny moments in it. The scenes with Gerald are quite funny.




  • I recommend High Life on Amazon Prime.




  • pixelburp wrote: »
    Mos Def's performance Will divide, but 16 Blocks was the closest we got to a "proper", back to basics Die Hard movie IMO, starting Bruce Willis n all (playing slightly older as greying, saggy cop). Very tightly constrained, low stakes and uses the premise well.
    If Die Hard is a reference point, then 16 Blocks is a laggard; serviceable, with nothing memorable in it. Re Mos Def, I'd mos def be on the "I've never heard his music, but it's gotta be better than his monotone mumble-acting" side of the diivide.




  • If Die Hard is a reference point, then 16 Blocks is a laggard; serviceable, with nothing memorable in it. Re Mos Def, I'd mos def be in the "I've never heard his music, but it's gotta be better than his monotone mumble-acting" diivide.

    I mentioned it more because it better took the low stakes, confined-locale premise of Die Hard than the 4th and 5th films of the actual franchise. Those went big, McClane turning into a superhero, when they should have stayed small, let McClane stay a cop.

    No, it's not an especially memorable film beyond that, and wouldn't wax lyrical at all - but it understood how to mine a tense narrative out of something as simple as "travel 16 Blocks of NY", than the kind of executive driven "uh, Dir Hard goes to Russia. More explosions! Jai Courtnay must happen!" crap that drove the progenitor off a cliff.

    So I'd recommend it more as a comparison piece than some hidden classic. It's not the latter at all.




  • Both Under Siege films still on Prime,Die Hard on a ship and on a train. The first pretty great of that vein the second not so much but watchable nonsense nonetheless and also better than the later Die Hards imo despite the dated "technology".




  • Both Under Siege films still on Prime,Die Hard on a ship and on a train. The first pretty great of that vein the second not so much but watchable nonsense nonetheless and also better than the later Die Hards imo despite the dated "technology".

    Seagal gets less screen time than Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey in the first one, keeping his time minimal seems to be the trick as they kill him off early in Executive Decision




  • pixelburp wrote: »
    I mentioned it more because it better took the low stakes, confined-locale premise of Die Hard than the 4th and 5th films of the actual franchise. Those went big, McClane turning into a superhero, when they should have stayed small, let McClane stay a cop.

    No, it's not an especially memorable film beyond that, and wouldn't wax lyrical at all - but it understood how to mine a tense narrative out of something as simple as "travel 16 Blocks of NY", than the kind of executive driven "uh, Dir Hard goes to Russia. More explosions! Jai Courtnay must happen!" crap that drove the progenitor off a cliff.

    So I'd recommend it more as a comparison piece than some hidden classic. It's not the latter at all.

    The Last Boy Scout is often overlooked




  • Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse.. is great craic.




  • The Last Boy Scout is often overlooked

    I would never overlook it.




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

    The Best of Men
    Cold Deck
    Crimes of Passion
    Digging to China (E.R.Wood/Bacon)
    A Dog's Way Home (A.Judd)
    Dumb and Dumber
    Johnny Mnemonic
    Hidden Agenda (McDormand/B.Cox)
    The Ice Road (Nesson/Fishburne)(Amazon Original)(2021)
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
    Jupiter Ascending
    Little Men
    Mary J Blige's My Life (Amazon Original)(2021)
    McLintock! (J.Wayne)
    New York, I Love You
    Out of Sight
    Reality Bites (W.Ryder/E.Hawke)
    Shuffle
    The Town


    Bosch (Season 7)(Amazon Original)(2021)
    The Greatest American Hero (Season 1-3)
    Prime Day Show (Presented by Amazon Music - H.E.R./Kid Cudi/Billie Eilish)


    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    The American President - 1/7
    The Italian Job (Caine) - 2/7
    Shutter Island - 2/7
    American Hustle - 4/7
    How to Lose a guy in 10 Days - 4/7
    Charlie19 wrote: »
    Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse.. is great craic.
    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalyse - 5/7
    Vanilla Sky - 5/7
    Monster-in-Law - 7/7


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  • If you've not seen it already then make time to watch The Professor staring Johnny Depp.




  • Watched Sound of Metal last night. Very good, although I feel that the movie title and premise may turn a lot of people off from watching it. I can tell you that it doesn't matter what your taste in music is, even if you hate metal, you will still enjoy this movie.




  • The ice road

    I am fan of big Liam Neeson...like most of the geriaction stuff.....but this is awful....I gave up after 25 minutes...plot is a mish mash of nonsense...the special effects are awful, not sure what the budget was....I wouldn't bother




  • gmisk wrote: »
    The ice road

    I am fan of big Liam Neeson...like most of the geriaction stuff.....but this is awful....I gave up after 25 minutes...plot is a mish mash of nonsense...the special effects are awful, not sure what the budget was....I wouldn't bother

    Wrong. This movie is a masterpiece.




  • Wrong. This movie is a masterpiece.
    ...are you being sarcastic?
    Where to start with this dire film....
    The first crappy CGI explosion looked like something from a syfy channel film.....then it went downhill from there.
    Every character is paper thin, the entire film is just cliche after cliche.

    You would be far better of watching wages of fear or sorcerer




  • VonLuck wrote: »
    Watched Sound of Metal last night. Very good, although I feel that the movie title and premise may turn a lot of people off from watching it. I can tell you that it doesn't matter what your taste in music is, even if you hate metal, you will still enjoy this movie.

    The title had more than one meaning and what I took away from it was it wasn’t referring to the music




  • gmisk wrote: »
    ...are you being sarcastic?
    Where to start with this dire film....
    The first crappy CGI explosion looked like something from a syfy channel film.....then it went downhill from there.
    Every character is paper thin, the entire film is just cliche after cliche.

    You would be far better of watching wages of fear or sorcerer

    My apologies I was think of the Liam neeson movie cold pursuit which is excellent. And I agree sorcerer is a very good watch.




  • My apologies I was think of the Liam neeson movie cold pursuit which is excellent. And I agree sorcerer is a very good watch.
    Ah that makes more sense...no worries.
    Cold pursuit was really good, underrated imo.




  • Watched Our Friend last night - lots of tears so not really uplifting or light heared to watch in current times ! Good film though.


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  • Clarkson's Farm, I found it thoroughly enjoyable.

    I like Jeremy anyway but no interest in farming, but I found it very good, with the added characters especially. Really interesting view of how life on a big farm is too.

    When I hear farmers complaining about the weather, I have a bit of an insight now as to why.


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