The definition of a hidden gem. Monument Ave. Denis Leary and Colm Meany star in Boston crime drama…. Really like this movie… surprised to see it on Amazon because for a while it basically impossible to get anywhere…. Kinda a low budget but great performances….
Watched Jolt tonight, new action film with Kate Beckinsale as a woman with violent tendencies, she wears a shock vest to keep her urges under control, and she sets out to find out who killed a man she's just started dating and kill them, violently.
It wasn't great, to be honest. The script is really poor, but Beckinsale seems to be having a lot of fun with it and there's a lot of violence. It's a very easy watch though, and only about 90 minutes.
There's a scene at the end that was presumably meant to set up a sequel, but it really made it feel more like a pilot for a TV show.
Kate Beckinsale feels like an actor whose career should be better than it is; wonder if all those Underworld sequels with her then husband Len Wiseman held her back, made her seem like a schlock merchant.
Yeah, she's quite charming and can definitely do comedy, Love & Friendship is a great example of that. This film has an awful script, there's just no way around that, and there's so many forced jokes that don't land, but even with that you can kind of see what she'd be able to do with a some decent writing.
I've been thinking about this film since last night and I'd actually really like to see it as a TV show. I haven't read any of the background on it but it really did feel more like a pilot than something written to be a film, even one setting up a sequel.
Jolt just felt like another full movie there to set up a Universe just an over long pilot episode.
Kate Beckinsale is of course easy on the eye to watch just like Milla Jovovich they have fallen into the B movie action roles and they are both much better than that.
Absolutely bizarre film ...she is better than this crap.
Yeah, like the basic idea is fine, maybe even interesting, with all the shady people secretly pulling strings, but as a stand alone story it didn't even make sense.
They deserve better? Neither can act. Sharknado beckons for both.
Beckinsale can definitely act, brilliant in love and friendshipnin particular.
She was also good in that TV show the Widow (even though the show itself wasn't great).
But she needs to be slightly more choosey with her roles
Fun little film added today called shadow in the cloud
Chloe Moretz one? I've been wanting to watch this for a while, heard very varied reviews on it.
That's the one I enjoyed it, fun popcorn film, best to go in not knowing much.
Her accent is a bit dodgy I will say...
Do Hulu shows usually end up on Amazon here?
Usually is a stretch but have had a better strike rate here than the other platforms for their content yes, still find it odd that it appears to continue to do so after Star on Disney Plus launched (Nine Perfect Strangers coming to Prime next month).
I was wondering about Only Murders in the Building but it seems to be listed as Disney Plus, now that you mention it.
Selection of new titles/re-adds in the last week or so
The 5th Wave
Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dear John (Seyfried/Tatum)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Marriage Fool
The Next Three Days
The Other Guys
The Pineapple Express
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Shadow in the Cloud (Moretz)(Amazon Exclusive)(2021)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Drop the Dead Donkey (Season 1)
The Grand Tour (Presents...Lochdown)(Amazon Original)(2021)
Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)
The Imitation Game - 5/8
Paddington - 6/8
Cop Car - 8/8
Miss Congeniality - 8/8
Vacation - 11/8
Watched it tonight. I really enjoyed it. It's a lot, I will say, but I liked it a lot.
I watched Shadow in the Cloud because of the positive comments here but thought it was disgracefully bad on so many fronts. I actually wanted to turn it off half-way through but forced myself to watch it till the bitter end.
😃I don't know what to tell you, I did say it had very varied reviews.
Loving Clarkson's farm.
Glad it hit Amazon cos it was something I was meaning to check out. Not surprised the views are so extreme cos just in the space of the trailer, I was unsure if I loved or hated what I saw.
I feel like it's definitely something that's best watched as blind as possible, but at the same time it's probably one that some people would need to be prepared for. Without spoiling anything, it starts out as one thing, has a very unexpected reveal in the middle, and then just changes genre, tone, pace, direction, everything, for the second half. Personally I really enjoyed it, I thought it was a lot of fun, but I can see why some people wouldn't like it. I'm not sure if it counts as a B movie, but it's definitely not one to take too seriously.
I get that. I may have been a little more receptive to it, had I been a bit more prepared beforehand (even though I usually prefer to go into most films blind). I'll refrain from going into detail here, as I don't want to keep dragging this thread off course too much.
Shadow in the Cloud tried to be too many things, the
element reeked of The Twilight Zone the one the Simpsons ripped.
Well, that spoiler tag worked...
Watched it myself. It was complete nonsense and far too cluttered but I enjoyed it in a having a beer and pizza and switching the brain off kind of way. There were parts that were totally preposterous but I was hooked to the screen with the tension.
Ha, Ah this new boards innit 😔
Ya it's fine for a one time only watch, I was similar kept me relatively entertained for it's short duration but ultimately when it's been processed can't say it would be something I'd recommend myself.
A Bucket of Blood
Alex of Venice
The Angry Birds Movie
A Bear Named Winnie
Conan the Barbarian (Momoa)
Crank: High Voltage
Escape Plan (Stallone/Schwarzenegger)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
I Am Not a Serial Killer (C.Lloyd)
The Impossible (E.McGregor/N.Watts)
The King's Speech
Law Abiding Citizen
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Lucky Ones (T.Robbins/R.McAdams)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Ocean's Eleven (Clooney/B.Pitt/Damon)
Rob the Mob
Short Term 12
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
World's Greatest Dad (R.Williams)
30 Rock (Season 1-7)
Comic Book Men (Season 2-7)
Cruel Summer (Season 1)(Amazon Original)(2021)
Duncanville (Season 1)(2020)
Making the Cut (Season 2)(Amazon Original)(2021)
The Mindy Project (Season 1-6)
Reef Break (Season 1)(2019)
Rookie Blue (Season 1-5)
S.O.Z: Soldados o Zombies (Spainish Language)(Amazon Original)(2021)
Will & Grace (Season 1-8)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - 15/8
Moon - 15/8
Sneakers - 15/8
Sweeny Todd - Demon Barber... - 16/8
Zodiac - 17/8
From that list I highly recommend Short Term 12 to anyone who hasn't seen it. It's a great film but also the ultimate "before they were famous". It's got Brie Larson, Kaitlyn Dever, LaKeith Stanfield, Stephanie Beatriz, and the guy who played Freddie Mercury.
I Am Not A Serial Killer is also very good.
Is that SoZ series worth a look? I see it has the guy who plays Oso from Snowfall in it.
Watched the film Room tonight, very good, quite sad at times but well worth a watch.