Coming to Amazon Prime March 13th
At the dawn of the space-race, two radio-obsessed teens discover a strange frequency over the airwaves in what becomes the most important night of their lives and in the history of their small town.
The Report is definitely a decent movie. Adam Driver is fantastic as he always is. Love that guy! This based on true story, investigative thriller centers around the torture reports of the CIA post 9/11. While a little long, there is a lot of information to get through, and it’s all pretty entertaining and interesting. The tension is built nicely throughout, and I would definitely recommend seeing this.
Reviewed by Josh
The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.
From the studio who brought us the heartfelt comedy The Big Sick, comes another uplifting, relatable and hilarious comedy!
Brittany Runs A Marathon is inspired by a true story, and follows Brittany (played by Workaholics’ star Jillian Bell). Brittany is in the classic rut; she’s broke, has no romantic prospects and is told by her doctor she needs to lose 40 pounds. After testing a few different methods, Brittany joins a running club and with the help of 2 new friends, begins to train for the New York Marathon!
Jillian Bell is fantastic as Brittany. Bell has proven in the past that she has the comedic chops, and this movie is no exception. She hits every comedic beat with perfect timing and hilarious sarcasm! Not only is Bell hilarious, but she brings an element to her character dramatically that I’ve never seen her do before. The relatability that Bell portrays on screen is remarkable, especially during the “first run” scene. The empathy you feel for Brittany is very powerful and adds an extra layer of emotion to the film’s story.
The film has a very strong message of self-love and empowerment, and never once did it feel preachy. The movie challenges the audience to look inside to find your abilities, even in the face of life’s adversity, and the script deserves a lot of praise for that.
Just like any movie, there are plot elements that feel like “movie-moments” as opposed to realistic scenarios, but you can’t fault the movie for pulling on your heartstrings like that!
Brittany Runs A Marathon is a perfect date night movie, you’ll laugh, you might cry, and you’ll definitely leave the movie feeling like you’re ready to run a marathon
Reviewed By Nick
A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from wherever she can, rejecting anyone who tries to help her, and keeping up her bravado throughout.
Released on Amazon Prime Feb 21
A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Really loved this! Sam Esmail shows that Mr Robot was no fluke. The style and cinematography is a joy to watch, with Julia Roberts & Stephen James nailing the lead roles, this is a show that demands to be seen.
Everyone’s on top form here! Bobby Cannavale plays the manic boss perfectly, and Shea Whighams portrayal of the shy, yet determined auditor is a standout. There’s even Spacek in a minor role as Roberts mum.
The cinematography and set design is instantly recognisable as Esmail. Every shot is akin to looking at a high end style magazine. If nothing else it’s stunning to watch, but there’s also an intriguing and tense story here. It certainly had me guessing throughout.
One of my fav shows from last year.
Review by Josh
On Amazon Prime
Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself.
Amazon has knocked it out of the park with their new rude & crude, hilarious R rated Anti-Superhero series, The Boys. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, this is one to binge immediately.
Now, I haven’t read the comic books, and until about a few weeks ago, hadn’t even heard of it, but the trailer that was released recently, peaked my interest, to say the least.
The Boys is an R rated Super Hero series done right. This is what I was hoping Jessica Jones & Luke Cage might have been. Brutal, gory, gritty, funny, sweary, dark, violent, weird, wacky, and at times, pretty unsettling. ( * free the dolphins). The violence is over the top, the special effects are superb, and the comedy is crude. There’s so much to love about this.
Special mention to Karl Urban. He kills this! His cockney accent isn’t always the best, with his Kiwi twang peaking through here and there, but it works! It’s downright hilarious and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The C Word gets a good run here. Also, Anthony Starr, who plays Homelander, is freakin fantastic. I haven’t really seen him before this, but he really owns this role. There’s a few minor casting issues (wasn’t a huge fan of Elizabeth Shue), but nothing that takes away from the show.
The Boys is like a smash up of Marvel and DC, with strong Deadpool, Sin City and Daredevil vibes, but at the same time, it’s a completely unique beast. Bring on Season 2.
Highly recommend if you don’t easily offend.
Review by Josh
On Amazon Prime
A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.