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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations

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    ShamoBuc wrote: »
    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.

    Yes, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Had “gone off” Clarkson and gave up on Top Gear back when was on BBC never mind new version on Amazon. I do have farming background (nowhere near the size of what he is “farming”) and find it quite funny and like you said the characters are excellent. The “big tractor” in itself is good and the rams/sheep’s scenes with the vet and others is quite good…”you need a shepherd”
    Saying that must be spending a fortune in help for the farming, no way making money on it.


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

    Oh yeah that's clear after watching the movie, but someone who was just judging whether to watch it based off the title and plot summary might think it's all about heavy metal music, which it's not at all.


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    VonLuck wrote: »
    Oh yeah that's clear after watching the movie, but someone who was just judging whether to watch it based off the title and plot summary might think it's all about heavy metal music, which it's not at all.

    Aye, it was a hard sell for the wife when I told her the name of the film. I had to give a synopsis of the film and convince her heavy metal wasn't going to be the major theme of the movie.


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    Aye, it was a hard sell for the wife when I told her the name of the film. I had to give a synopsis of the film and convince her heavy metal wasn't going to be the major theme of the movie.

    I remember years ago meeting my boss and his wife on their way to the Savoy for a romantic night at the pictures. I hadn't the heart to tell them that True Romance wasn't going to be quite what they expected!


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    anyone know of a website, where they show prime shows/movies that are about to expire?


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    anyone know of a website, where they show prime shows/movies that are about to expire?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=n%3A9791716031&brr=1&rd=1

    Yes it's the UK site but there is much more correlation nowadays generally if a title is listed here that's on Prime here you better get cracking. It gives you what shall be leaving within the upcoming month.

    Expiry notices will go up on such titles 2 weeks in advance be it by sussing your watchlist (recommend) or hovering title on primevideo.com


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    tomorrow war has got some terrible reviews
    i watched it last night, the dialogue is terrible , some of the acting is terrible but i enjoyed it ., mindless popcorn action/sci fi fun


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    peteeeed wrote: »
    tomorrow war has got some terrible reviews
    i watched it last night, the dialogue is terrible , some of the acting is terrible but i enjoyed it ., mindless popcorn action/sci fi fun

    I enjoyed it also. It's not terrible at all. 6/10.


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    They removed broad city a day before I could finish the last episodes…… this is something I will never forgive and likely never fully recover from.


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    Nalz wrote: »
    I enjoyed it also. It's not terrible at all. 6/10.

    6/10 is very close to a terrible review.


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    Started watching Bosch yday.
    Really liking it so far. Looking forward to more tonight.
    Dark, gritty crime detective drama.


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

    10 Items or Less
    21 & Over
    A Cinderella Story
    The Accountant
    The Age of Stupid
    Animalympics
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    Blood Diamond
    Charade (C.Grant/Hepburn)
    Cinema Paradiso (Original Title: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
    Contagion
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Death in Love
    Deepwater Horizon (M.Wahlberg/K.Russell)
    Dressed to Kill
    Escape Room
    The Feels
    Final Destination 3
    The Final Destination
    Free Willy
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    The Glass House
    The Gospel According to Matthew (Original Title: Il vangelo secondo Matteo)
    The Great Gatby (Di Caprio/C.Mulligan)
    Harpoon
    He Walked by Night
    He's Just Not That Into You
    In the Heart of the Sea
    House on Haunted Hill (V.Price)
    La La Land
    Layer Cake
    Leave No Trace
    Kansas City Confidential
    King of New York (Walken/Caruso)
    Mad at the Moon
    The Man with the Golden Arm (Sinatra/K.Novak)
    Matilda
    Mr. Calzaghe (Documentary)
    The Naked Kiss
    Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice
    North of the Rio Grande
    Pay the Ghost
    Pixels
    The Physician
    Primer
    Royal Wedding (Astaire/J.Powell)
    Scrooged
    Storm Boy
    Sully
    The Switch
    Terminator Genisys
    The Tomorrow War (Pratt/Strahowski)(Amazon Original)(2021)
    The Tracker
    Upstream Color
    War Dogs
    The Way Back
    The Wedding Guest
    Welcome to the Punch (J.McAvoy/M.Strong)
    The Woman

    Anonymous Noise (Season 1)
    Eureka Seven (Season 1)
    Erased (Season 1)
    Love Live! Sunshine!! (Season 1-2)
    The Promised Neverland (Season 1)
    Your Lie in April (Season 1)
    The Shield (Season 1-7)
    Station 19 (Season 1-3)


    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    School of Rock - 12/7
    Saving Private Ryan - 16/7
    Little Miss Sunshine - 18/7


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    ShamoBuc wrote: »
    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.

    I watched a couple of episodes of this while it was pissing rain at the weekend. I'll put my hands up and say I think he's a total twunt. It's interesting in places in terms of dealing with stuff I never would have thought about when it comes to farming but so much of it feels so staged that it destroys the rest of the show. And he's an utter penis.


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    peteeeed wrote: »
    tomorrow war has got some terrible reviews
    i watched it last night, the dialogue is terrible , some of the acting is terrible but i enjoyed it ., mindless popcorn action/sci fi fun

    Also watched it last night, liked it I like Chris Pratt but not truly convinced he's a lead tbh. Had the writing been better could have been a great film but it's entertaining anyway - 6.5/10


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    6/10 is very close to a terrible review.

    Terrible for me is 3 or less, 4 is poor, 5 is watchable, 6 is okay, 7 is good, 8 very good, 9 excellent and 10 is well 10!

    But I appreciate different websites/peoples gauges are different.


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    I think a 6/10 is watchable, but I'd never willingly want to watch it again.


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    The Shield is coming I see, think I watched the first three seasons years ago on netflix, might give the rest of it a go now.


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    Mickeroo wrote: »
    The Shield is coming I see, think I watched the first three seasons years ago on netflix, might give the rest of it a go now.

    It's been on prime for a while. It's great, launched Walton Goggins.


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    protonmike wrote: »
    It's been on prime for a while. It's great, launched Walton Goggins.

    There since around February I think, expected it to leave like the rest of the FX shows but been renewed so may give a bash myself now.

    On another note The X-Files looks likely to be leaving soon, expected with the Disney factor I suppose.


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    There since around February I think, expected it to leave like the rest of the FX shows but been renewed so may give a bash myself now.

    On another note The X-Files looks likely to be leaving soon, expected with the Disney factor I suppose.

    A criminal act… I like to dip in for an episode or two… good HD as well…..


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    Nalz wrote: »
    Terrible for me is 3 or less, 4 is poor, 5 is watchable, 6 is okay, 7 is good, 8 very good, 9 excellent and 10 is well 10!

    But I appreciate different websites/peoples gauges are different.

    Ya 6 is nowhere near terrible, I'd rate similar and gave tomorrow war 6.5


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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=n%3A9791716031&brr=1&rd=1

    Yes it's the UK site but there is much more correlation nowadays generally if a title is listed here that's on Prime here you better get cracking. It gives you what shall be leaving within the upcoming month.

    Expiry notices will go up on such titles 2 weeks in advance be it by sussing your watchlist (recommend) or hovering title on primevideo.com

    thanks:)


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    Noticed the Gamera films added to Prime recently, and decided to give the 1990s trilogy a gander. I'm not a kaiju expert, but my understanding is the series was conceived in the 1960s as a rival Japanese studio's cheapo rival to the popular Godzilla franchise. By most accounts, the original films aren't anything to write home about - indeed, they've been actively mocked by Mystery Science Theatre. Even the character - a giant turtle with massive fangs, fire breath and a rocket powered shell - is fairly naff.

    And yet the 1990s movies are extremely well regarded, and it's not hard to see why. These are great modern monster / disaster movies that surprisingly get better with each passing film. The first is a rock solid bit of kaiju storytelling, but a focus on characters pays serious dividends by the time the excellent third film rolls around. The modern Godzilla / 'Monsterverse' films from the US have been rightly criticised for their terrible human-level storytelling - this is how you do it better. Even the nonsense stuff about the psychic connections between humans and the monsters works well. Gamera's relationship with humanity complicated as the series progresses, to quite striking and interesting effect.

    This is still a film series based around a guy in a turtle suit, but it also feels like a pleasant stop-gap between the era of practical and CG effects. There's some superb model work throughout, and director Shusuke Kaneko really delivers on the big showstopping monster mash climaxes. By the time very Evangelion like mecha-monsters get involved, there's plenty of pleasantly beautiful compositions. Temper your expectations - this isn't Hollywood level, and some effects are very much 'guys in suit' territory. But if you like your monster movies, these films represent a much, much better take on the genre than anything Hollywood studios have made with exponentially higher budgets. Not bad for a series featuring a c-tier monster.

    For anyone interested and (understandably) confused by the plethora of Gamera titles on Prime at the mo, you want to start with Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) and then work your way through the handily titled Gamera 2 and Gamera 3.



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    Dave Made A Maze

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4457344/

    Watched it the other night and thoroughly enjoyed it for it's uniqueness and creative visuals. It's not a million miles from one of those "high concept" fan-favourite episodes of Community to be honest, so if you're familiar with and like those, you'll really enjoy this one I think.



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

    Alabama Moon

    An American Affair

    American Violet

    Bad Moms

    Brooklyn's Finest (Gere/Cheadle/E.Hawke/Snipes)

    Clueless

    Dangerous Moves (Original Title: La Diagonal Du Fu)

    Freaky Deaky

    His Girl Friday

    Horizon Line (A.Williams/K.David)(2020)(Amazon Original)

    The Matrix

    The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Revolutions

    Meet John Doe

    New York, I Love You

    Prince Avalanche

    Rat Race

    Submission (Tucci)

    Sugar Mountain

    Valerian and the City of a Thosand Planets

    Where Is Kyra?

    Yes Man


    L.A.'s Finest (Season 2)


    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    Crazy, Stupid, Love - 29/7



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    If you want a good laugh watch Dating Amber. I'm finding it very funny



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    Guns Akimbo has been added. Harry Potter has two guns bolted to him and is forced to take part in a live-streamed death match. Great movie!!!



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    Watching Start up on Netflix. It’s okish so far.



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    Watched Guns Akimbo the other night too enjoyed it also. I'll say it again Hugos' niece be snappin up the parts Margo Robbie not available for (like she actually did for Ready or Not).



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