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Amazon Prime Film/TV Series Recommendations



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,954 CMod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    It's all right. Distinctly "nothing special". Comedy's a bit flat, drama's a bit flat, satire's a bit toothless. It has a sweet heart though

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian

    "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 4)(Amazon Original)(2022) - 2 Episodes/weekly until conclusion"

    Finally. Really looking forward to this.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,237 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    I really enjoyed it more and more as it went along, very interesting concept

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,218 ✭✭✭ hold my beer

    I watch about 2 or 3 episodes and thought it was ok, a bit of light fluff. Never bothered finishing it

  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ Caquas

    The Father is a deeply moving story about an issue which affects very many families but which rarely features in films. I have never seen this theme handled more humanely.

    Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman are tremendous as father/daughter struggling with his dementia. Hopkins deservedly won the Best Actor Oscar last year for his performance (while tucked up in bed in Wales!). Coleman is marvellous as his middle-aged daughter whose marriage is cracking under the strain of caring for her cantankerous and increasingly disoriented father. (She is wasted on that Lost Child mish-mash which only the critics and pseudos can love.).

    A brilliant script makes The Father lively and engaging, never mawkish, but it is not an easy watch. Set design and cinematography subtly draw you into his world and its confusions.

    Five stars!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,041 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

    Thanks for this rechecked it's now indeed playing for Irish users.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,506 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    I watched 2 very different but very enjoyable films on Prime today.

    First was The Surprise, a Dutch film, which surprisingly was partly filmed here in Ireland. It's a slightly dark rom-com, I guess, but there's some surprises in there too. I saw it described as absurdist humour earlier, which might be more accurate than calling it a rom-com. It's funny, charming, sweet, kind of sad, and really very enjoyable.

    Then I watched Blue My Mind, which is a terrible title, but a great film. Its billed as coming of age mixed with body horror, which is kind of accurate but doesn't paint the whole picture. I'm told the trailer spoils the whole film so I'd go in blind if you fancy watching it. It's a Swiss film, about Mia, a 15 year old girl who starts at a new school just as puberty hits and she finds herself going through some major changes. Probably not for everyone, there's some gore, I guess, but not too much.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,041 ✭✭✭ Wrongway1985

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

    About Time

    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

    Arsène Wenger: Invincible (2021)

    Before the Revolution (Original Title: Prima della rivoluzione)

    Burning at Both Ends (2021)


    Dark Eyes (Original Title: Очи черные)

    Deep Water (Amazon Original)(2022)

    Flatliners (K.Sutherland/J.Roberts)

    Flatliners (D.Luna/E.Page)


    A Good Woman (H.Hunt/Johansson)

    The Green Mile

    Grown Ups

    Grown Ups 2

    Hot Fuzz

    Infinitum: Subject Unknown (2021)

    Inglourious Basterds

    Last Action Hero

    Legend (T.Hardy)

    Macbeth (Fassbender)

    Metallica: Cunning Stunts

    Metallica: Pride, Passion and Glory — Three Nights in Mexico City

    Ossessione (1943)

    People I Know (Pacino/Bassinger)

    The Postcard Killings (2020)

    Robin Hood (1973) - Animated

    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

    Shaun of the Dead

    Slaughterhouse Rulez

    Spencer (K.Stewart/S.Hawkins/Spall)(Amazon Exclusive)(2021)

    Time Freak

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    The World's End


    The Handmaid's Tale (Season 4)

    Upload - Season 2 (Amazon Original)(2022)

    Expiring soon(That I'm aware of)

    Ammonite - 31/3

    Dune (1984) - 31/3

    The Losers - 1/4

    Argo - 2/4

    Requiem For A Dream - 2/4

    The Goldfinch - 3/4

    Con Air - 5/4

    Dead Poets Society - 7/4

    Wild Mountain Thyme - 7/4

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.

    I didn't notice Spencer in the list above when I skimmed through it earlier but just saw it mentioned on their twitter.

  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ Terence Rattigan

    Wrath of Man, Jason Statham playing Jason Statham, a heist/revenge movie, thoroughly enjoyable action movie with an impressive body count. Scott Eastwood the spit of his Dad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.

    The HBO show Hacks is arriving on prime UK tomorrow, sky must not have bothered picking it up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,752 ✭✭✭ FunLover18

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,237 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    It is terrific, Jean Smart is brilliant in it. Wonder why it took so long to come to tv/streaming here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81

    Its so bizarre to see which shows Sky cherry pick from HBO to air.......

    Prefer to see it on Prime though, much better streaming quality!

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.

    I don't mind when Sky pick them up as it usually means little to no wait. I'd love to know their thought process though.

    Hacks has yet to appear. Not sure what time amazon add content. Others are enquiring about it in the announcement tweet from yesterday which is where I spotted it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭ shanmo

    I was just coming on to ask if Hacks is showing for anyone else. Hope it isn't just released for UK viewers.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,506 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    Hacks isn't listed on JustWatch under todays new additions either 😕

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,278 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.

    It is now available for me here in the UK. It's also being heavily promoted within the user interface which I wasn't expecting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81

    If it's Prime UK only I'll be raging!

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,900 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy

    Start to rage then - it's only in the UK! One Tweet I saw said we didn't get it, according to Amazon customer support, because of Brexit although I see another saying we will be getting it soon. We'll see (or not).

  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81

    Blast. I figured their days of UK vs Ireland content had more or less finished, at least in regards to new shows/movies.

    Maybe RTE have it pencilled in sometime over the coming year(s)........

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,389 ✭✭✭✭ peteeeed

    Amazon Prime Video adding all 25 Bond movies: Here's when you can stream 007

    from 15 April

    They will be available for a "limited time"

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,845 ✭✭✭ Hurrache

    One good benefit of Prime membership is the discount you get on Amazon Music Unlimited. The quality is far superior to that you get with Spotify, but they could do with investing a bit more into their app, Spotify's wins hands down on that.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 23,506 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TICKLE_ME_ELMO

    Apparently they're not on Prime in Ireland until May.

    Wonder what other MGM films will appear, although Bond is probably their biggest property.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer

    Is this discount on Music Unlimited new?

    I’ve subscribed to Music before and never been able to pay it in a bubble with Amazon Prime and Prime Video.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer

    a recent update to the Prime Video app brought in being able to skip forward and and backwards in 20 seconds segments

    it is useful for finding a specific moment but a pain for by dragging forward if you need to go for a point more than 20 seconds

    is there an option for a normal “fast forward” like it used to be ?