Prime Video quietly adds 24 huge movies to its library
Some properly brilliant new additions to the Prime Video line-up this week.
If you have a Prime Video subscription, you'll be happy to hear they've expanded your viewing options with 24 new cinematic choices. Not ALL of them are great, but SOME of them great, and that is enough for us! Starting with...
Arnold Schwarzenegger headlines this thriller about a man who has his life turned upside following a tragic airplane crash.
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If you love the Renée Zellweger trilogy of rom-coms (and to be honest, you should only really like the first one and third one), you'll be happy to hear that Prime Video has also added Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones' Baby.
A really impressive cast including Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis, Malin Åkerman, Kristen Bell, and Jean Reno result in a below-average rom-com.
Jason Statham fronts this action-thriller about prisoners forced to take part in weaponised vehicular manslaughter in order to get a early release. Actually a lot of fun.
Clive Owen, Helen Mirren and David Kelly star in this true story about a former criminal who tries to turn his life around by getting really into gardening. Forgettable.
Matt Damon re-teamed with the director of the best Bourne movies for this thriller set against the real events of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It should have been amazing, instead it was only okay.
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
Another entry in the "Should have been amazing" pile ,Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson star in this retelling of the story that Moby Dick was based on. Looks gorgeous, but is kind of shallow.
During the recent Coronation stuff in the UK, which was televised on nearly every single British station, Channel 4 decided to broadcast one of these movies instead. Prime Video has also added Johnny English Reborn. The world lies in wait for Johnny English Strikes Again to close out the trilogy.
A fictional account of how Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) and Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) formed an unlikely political alliance. 69% on Rotten Tomatoes means it miiiiiiiiight be worthwhile.
Arnie again, this time in his classic comedy about a hardened cop forced to go undercover as a teacher for a group of young kids.
Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario, Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion star in this movie we're not quite sure we've ever heard of before. It is an action thriller and it has a score of 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
The Coen Brothers' brilliant musical comedy about a trio of escaped convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson) in 1930s Mississippi, trying to find hidden treasure while staying out of the reach of the law.
Clooney again, this time joined by Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and loads of other famous people for the very slick Vegas heist movie. Prime Video has also added Ocean's Twelve (the worst one) and Ocean's Thirteen (the second best one).
Ethan Hawke and Succession star Sarah Snook star in this mind-bending sci-fi thriller about an agent sent back to New York in 1975 to stop a terrorist bombing.
They really wanted this to be "Men In Black but for ghosts", but even with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and a $150 million budget, it simply doesn't work.
SECRET IN THEIR EYES
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts star in this dark thriller about the investigation into the murder of a young girl. This version isn't great, stick with the much superior 2009 Argentine version if you can find it.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Recent JOE interviewee James Gunn delivers one of DC's best superhero movies (while also being one of their biggest flops, due to the pandemic), with Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena and loads more fighting a giant starfish from space.
Powerful teen drama in which a mother (Holly Hunter) attempts to steer her impressionable daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) away from the friendship with a volatile student (Nikki Reed).
A very decent comedy featuring Amy Schumer as a woman convinced she is happy to be living her best single life, until she crosses paths with the man (Bill Hader) she might want to spend the rest of her life with.
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