Category Archives: Amazon Prime

Escape From Pretoria

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Two white South African men are for fighting for equal civil rights. However, whilst trying to spread their message using leaflet bombs they are arrested and charged to 10 years in one of the countries most notorious prisons, Pretoria. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Daniel Radcliffe stars Tim Jenkin in this one of a […]

Escape From Pretoria – MOVIE REVIEW
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SEX, DRUGS & BICYCLES (2020)

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Greetings again from the darkness.  For anyone who still believes documentaries are dry and boring, the cure is this latest from Jonathan Blank, a filmmaker who returns to Holland 25 years after his first documentary, SEX, DRUGS & DEMOCRACY (1994). Entertaining and informative is a terrific blend as Mr. Blank uses interviews, statistics, and animation […]

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The War Zone (1999)

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An alienated teenager, Tom (Freddie Cunliffe) saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret. I stumbled across this film while working my way through film decades on Prime. I tried to remain as unaware of this film as I possibly could because I felt […]

The War Zone (1999)
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Those People Next Door (1953)

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During the war, a titled family object to their squadron leader son’s engagement to the daughter of a factory worker. This is a film I watched due to the desire to expand my repertoire of films. Amazon Prime certainly is the place to find the sorts of films people forget. It’s also quite an obscure […]

These People Next Door (1953)
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Carnival Row

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 Amazon Prime          Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne   Jarred Harris   Suspense, Fantasy, Drama A serial killer is loose in Carnival Row, and the government turns a blind eye (as always) to lower class citizens. The human Rycroft Philostrate (bloom) is a detective or P.I. looking into the deaths of some fae […]

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Street Scene (1931)

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A husband’s violent reaction becomes the talk of the neighborhood when he catches his cheating wife in the act. I noticed this film was on Prime and decided to watch it. Also the premise sounded interesting. This film marked the film debut of Beulah Bondi. This film is a bit of a curio as although […]

Street Scene (1931)
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Carcera (2018)

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A young woman (Lene Kqiku) awakes drugged and restrained in a strange house, but her captor may be more than he appears. I encountered this short film on Amazon Prime. The premise sounded interesting and with a runtime of only 7.5 I was intrigued. It does a good job of giving the film an undercurrent […]

Carcera (2018)
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I Care a Lot

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I Care a Lot (2020) ★★★ / ★★★★ Marla Grayson is a taker. We learn right from the get-go that her goal is to be filthy rich and if that means having to take advantage of the most vulnerable, she is happy to oblige. Because in her mind, if she doesn’t grab the opportunity, someone […]

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Boxing in Japan before the cherry blossoms are “In Full Bloom”

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One hundred and twenty-seven years of boxing pictures, and a little indie film comes along and shows us the ring in ways we haven’t seen before. “In Full Bloom” is a patient, simple post-war parable of fighters — cultures in collision, dreams and disappointment. It’s set in Japan and is filled with beautiful images of […]

Movie Review: Boxing in Japan before the cherry blossoms are “In Full Bloom”
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Drishyam 2

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What is the movie about? :: Georgekutty (Mohanlal) and Rani (Meena), along with their daughters Anju (Ansiba Hassan) and Anu (Esther Anil) have become richer after those earlier incidents, as the former has now bought some land, and started a film theatre by the name Rani. Their neighbour Saritha (Anjali Nair) is a victim of […]

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First Glance: “Coming 2 America”

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It’s hard to believe it’s been thirty-three years since Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall let loose in “Coming to America”. That John Landis comedy was a surprise hit that ended up being 1998’s third highest grossing film at the US box office. Over the years it has maintained its legions of fans mainly due to […]

First Glance: “Coming 2 America”
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One Night in Miami – Review

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One Night in Miami is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. By I. Simon Actors going onto directing features often tends to fascinate me, a reason being that I like seeing whatever they might’ve learned from directors they’ve worked with and how they apply that to their own feature. In the case of One Night […]

One Night in Miami – Review
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Amazon Prime In February 2021

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Amazon next month (February 2021) plans to add 58 new TV shows and movies to its Prime streaming lineup, including six originals. The new titles will include Bliss, an Amazon original movie starring Owen Wilson as a recent divorcee who meets a homeless woman (Salma Hayek) who believes her world of poverty is a computer…

Amazon Prime In February 2021: 58 New Titles
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Film Review – One Night in Miami (2020)

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One Night in Miami (2020)

Director – Regina King (The Finest)

Cast – Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree

Plot – A fictionalized account of the night of February 25th 1964, a night where cultural icons Malcolm X (Ben-Adir), singer Sam Cooke (Odom Jr.), NFL player Jim Brown (Hodge) and […]

Film Review – One Night in Miami (2020)
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Sylvie’s Love

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Picture it: 1950s Harlem. A young man is walking by a record store. Through the window he spots a beautiful young woman behind the cash register, visibly enjoying an episode of I Love Lucy. Something urges him inside – he grabs the Help Wanted sign out of the window just to have something to say. […]

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WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND

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Netflix: Jan 20 Weekend #4 of 52 (1/21 – 1/24/2021) for 2021

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND #4 of 2021 Movie and TV Streaming Picks – Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu
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One Night in Miami

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One Night in Miami may be fictional, but the realness it brings with these four historical figures grounded as friends is really captivating!!! Real Rating: 4.5 Hotel Rooms What I Like: -The writing for this film was superb, it really puts a human view on these four historical figures during the Civil Rights Movements and […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Movie Review

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Title: Wonder Woman 1984.

Rated: PG-13.

Director: Patty Jenkins.Story: Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns.Screenplay: Patty Jenkins,

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MMT Minute Thoughts on ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

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(L-R) Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge star in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI. Photo: courtesy of Amazon Studios. “The more I learned about them, the more it seemed natural they would have been drawn to one another. They were unapologetic in their art. They were unapologetic in their political beliefs. And […]

MMT Minute Thoughts on ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
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Promising Young Woman

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Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was once a promising young woman, a fact her parents take the opportunity to remind her of every morning at breakfast. Now 30, friendless, living at home despite heavy parental hinting that it may be time to move one, an unambitious med school dropout turned barista, Cassie’s parents (Jennifer Coolidge, Clancy Brown) […]

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