Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 416
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,519

    Amazon Prime Instant Video Rec

    Kinda surprised that this thread hasn't been started on its own (I know folks post about Amazon recs on the Netflix Instaview thread, but why?)

    Recently signed up for the free trial at Amazon. I wasn't particularly thrilled by their catalog at first, but once I started digging I began to find some gems. They have a pretty solid selection of spaghetti westerns and classic kung fu films, for example.

    On the Spaghetti Western tip I'd give thumbs up to:

    FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE
    A strange, surreal, post-Summer of Love spaghetti western directed by noted Italian gore meister Lucio Fulci. This film is unlike any other spaghetti western you're likely to see (save for the exception of Alejandro Jodorowsky's Mexican head trip El Topo). There is bouncy, hippy-styled theme music, lots of gore, a crazy villain, revenge, redemption, cannibalism...the list goes on.

    (the trailer does contain some spoilers, so watch at your own discretion)
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    1,177
    Just put that on the watchlist, thanks. Some of the BBC and PBS shows are really good.....Worricker Trilogy, The Widower, Top Boy, and White Chapel to name a few.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    seatown
    Posts
    3,307

    Amazon Prime Instant Video Rec

    Vikings is legit. i'm watching The Blcklist right now and it's pretty entertaining.

    there's so much overlap with netflix now that i can't remember what's even exclusive to Amazon anymore.
    Last edited by shroom; 04-26-2017 at 07:33 PM. Reason: memory

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Verdi NV
    Posts
    7,825
    It's on the main page,
    I liked Bosch. Good binge watch.

    The movies seem to be endless. I spent an entire weekend watch "Customers also watched" selections

    I go for allot of 3.99$ SD rentals
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    In a van... down by the river
    Posts
    3,602
    Alpha House - gets funnier as the season moves on. Hard to believe that they only made 2 seasons of this one. It's really good.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Verdi NV
    Posts
    7,825
    Just finished watching The 24 Hour War

    If you like racing cars and history. Its worth watching.
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,519
    GREEN ROOM

    Super intense survival cum containment horror flick.
    Imagine Deliverance on meth, but much louder and way more claustrophobic.
    Great practical effects.
    Great cast.

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  8. #8
    DJSapp's Avatar
    DJSapp is online now (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    All over NCal
    Posts
    6,249
    Been watching Catastrophe. Quite entertaining comedy about horrible people.

    Fat fuck bubbas are not erosion.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Verdi NV
    Posts
    7,825
    I ended up watching
    American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
    I liked it.

    Watch Episode 8 - There is a message there.
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,519
    SWISS ARMY MAN

    Quite possibly the most elaborate dick & fart joke ever committed to film (or any other medium, for that matter. If Guinness had an entry for such a feat, this film would be the most serious of contenders.

    If that doesn't work for you, then this is the most searingly absurd endictment of California's mental health system I've ever seen.

    or, if you will, imagine Where the Wild Things Are crossed with a Monty Python skit gone horribly awry. Either that, or perhaps Robinson Crusoe as re-imagined by John Blutarsky.

    Last edited by dookey67; 05-02-2017 at 11:48 AM.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Stumptown
    Posts
    5,840
    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
    Been watching Catastrophe. Quite entertaining comedy about horrible people.

    This is a great show

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    In a van... down by the river
    Posts
    3,602
    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo_Baggins View Post
    This is a great show
    Agreed - great dialogue and the characters are hilarious. The Scottish husband of the main woman's friend is pure GOLD!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,519
    EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

    This may be bordering on blasphemy, but I dare say that I found EWS to be superior to Dazed and Confused, which this is a sorta-semi-sequel to.

    To me, Richard Linklater has become the defacto master of what I deem hyper-real verite, a style of utilzing unknown actors and unfolding his films in a manner that feels strangely like a documentary; EWS stradles that fine line between fiction and reality, something he started way back with Slackers.
    The film is basically about baseball and p***y and not much else, but damn is the dialogue and naturalistic acting amazing.

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,519
    NEON DEMON

    Nicholas Winding Refn's (Drive/Valhalla Rising) latest.





    those folks who didn't cotton to his last film, Only God Forgives, may not like/dig/get this one either.
    Refn again name-checks/thanks Alejandro Jordorowsky in the end-credits; that should give you an idea of what you're getting into..
    the film reminded me a lot of Rosemary's Baby, as well as The Sentinel (two understated and creepy horror classics, imho) crossed with elements of Cinderella, Snow White, and the Bathory mythos.
    but it's also a barbed wire swipe at the vapid, superficial trappings of not only Los Angeles, but the fashion world, as well as a commentary on the corruption of youth and the desire to remain youthful.
    beautifully cinemagraphed, teeming with an amazing score and sound design, plus a bubbly sense of dread and uncertainty help to make it rather mezmerizing.
    film was railed in Cannes for necrophelia and cannibalism; the former is a bit unnerving. the latter, well, let's just say i've seen worse on The Walking Dead.
    visually arresting at the very least.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    TennesseeJed
    Posts
    9,473
    The Patriot is strong.

    Long Strange Trip!
    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

    Brain dead and made of money.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    4,446
    The Thick of It.

    The Sopranos.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,961
    Red Oaks is good.


    Kind of a Caddyshack vibe.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    OREYGUN!
    Posts
    13,835

    Amazon Prime Instant Video Rec

    X2 for Red Oaks

    Schitt's Creek

    Catastrophe

    Fleabag

    Transparent

    Sneaky Pete

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,348
    Long Strange Trip is okay. I'm only a few episodes in but Amir Bar-Lev doesn't seem to really spend enough time on some of the more critical issues and instead we watch minutes worth of bad Frankenstein scenes.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    1,685
    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Long Strange Trip is okay. I'm only a few episodes in but Amir Bar-Lev doesn't seem to really spend enough time on some of the more critical issues and instead we watch minutes worth of bad Frankenstein scenes.
    Yeah, they skipped right over the part when Bobby and Pigpen almost got fired.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    6,531
    "I Love Dick" in spite of it's name is pretty entertaining.
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Truckee, CA
    Posts
    5,519
    THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
    Quietly creepy post-apocalyptic endeavor penned by Mike Carey (best known for his comic book Lucifer). It's filled with some familiar sci-fi/horror tropes, but they are tweaked just enough to make it refreshing. And, again, it's quietly creepy, with an undercurrent of malevolence that simmers throughout and keeps things interesting.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Walpole NH
    Posts
    7,910
    I really liked that movie. The girl who, played The Girl, was amazing. I'm not really into the whole zombie thing, but this one works.
    crab in my shoe mouth

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    4,165
    Another vote for The Girl with ......
    The entire cast was excellent, including all the kids (especially the biters).

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Verdi NV
    Posts
    7,825
    Contact
    Is in the amazon lineup this month.

    Watching it right now. Awesome movie.

    Seems like an awful waste of space
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •