Amazon Prime Video has just added 27 big movies to its library
Some absolute classics. Some absolute not-so-classics.
Amazon Prime Video has already revealed some of the big new movies and shows coming to its streaming service throughout August, but it has also added a HEAP of older movies to its library.
Some are good. Some are not. Here they are, starting with...
THE AGE OF ADALINE
Blake Lively plays a woman who has been 29 years old for eight decades, forced to make a difficult decision when she meets the love of her life (Michiel Huisman). A very average romantic drama ensues, with very good performances from Lively and Harrison Ford.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
We all love Andrew Garfield-as-Peter Parker again. But we still don't love his Spidey movies. Even though this one is actually pretty watchable.
The Carol Burnett/Tim Curry/Albert Finney one. The good one.
The Rose Byrne/Jamie Foxx/Cameron Diaz one. The bad one.
THE BOUNTY HUNTER
A bounty hunter (Gerard Butler) is assigned with a capturing a bail-jumper, who happens to be his ex-wife (Jennifer Aniston). 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, just FYI.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2
A very good and very funny animated comedy sequel.
Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up for this action comedy by Kevin Smith, about... (checks notes)... stolen baseball cards?
Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried headline this decent romantic drama set in the aftermath of 9/11 from the writer of The Notebook.
EAT PRAY LOVE
Julia Roberts has her life implode after a divorce, so she jets off around the world to find herself via eating and praying and loving.
Matt Damon teams up with the director of District 9 for this good-but-not-great sci-fi action thriller.
Stallone and Arnie team up to escape from a prison that has been designed specifically to be inescapable. Like most prisons, really. But more so.
The weather is getting out of control - Are tsunamis weather? They're not, right? - and only rocket scientist Gerard Butler can save us.
The original, and the best.
The reboot, and not as bad as you've heard.
The sequel, and neither as bad as you've heard, nor as good as you've remembered.
One of the most-loved movies from the '80s.
THE GREEN HORNET
The director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tries his hand at the superhero genre. It looks great, has a brill cast, but just... isn't all that interesting?
Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and a very young Tom Holland headline this true-life story about a family trying to survive the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. A very good horror film disguised as a drama.
THE LUCKY ONES
Three soldiers - Rachel McAdams, Michael Pena, Tim Robbins - find themselves heading on a group road trip when they get back home from war. A very okay drama.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
A big budget and very stylish remake of the hit spy show, with Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki starring and Guy Ritchie directing.
The animated movie version of Scooby Doo has a decent voice cast - Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg - that the kids will probably like.
SEX AND THE CITY
The first movie. It is actually not terrible.
A great voice cast - Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton and Nick Kroll - feature in this entertaining jukebox comedy musical.
The original Tobey Maguire one. Willem Dafoe steals the show as the cackling villain.
A very stacked cast - Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Zoe Saldana - star in this heist thriller. 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, just FYI.
Denzel Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in this tense crime drama.
V FOR VENDETTA
This adaptation of the brilliant graphic novel places Natalie Portman on the frontline for a secret war in a future London.