by Jader Paramo,
Hello CST Army! Sorry I’m a little late but between work, the daddy life, and repeat viewings of Avengers: Endgame, I didn’t realize how quickly May got here (even though I kept seeing the Justin Timberlake “It’s gonna be May” memes all over social media.) So for the first time ever, let me introduce or reintroduce you to some films coming to Amazon Prime this month for your viewing pleasure. Horror fans definitely have something to look forward to but worry not non-horror fans, Amazon prime has not forgotten about you, they pulled out some classics for us to revisit… let’s get started.
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Susperia (2018) – The reimagining directed by Luca Guadagnino who also directed Call Me By Your Name, while I haven’t seen the remake and I hear the film is very divisive, this is one that I definitely want to check out being a fan of the original. The 1977 film is an absolute classic for the horror genre, one film I strongly recommend for horror junkies. Not really a movie with a masterful plot, but really focuses on giving you great visuals and sounds with amazing cinematography directed by Dario Argento.
Crash (2004) – A film I have admittedly only seen once, I remember really enjoying it. Being that I was 19 when I saw it, it’s one that I should revisit soon since it is now helmed the worst film to win an academy award. I remember the ensemble cast doing great, and remember the film not having any pacing issues, and it was also the first film I remember seeing Michael Pena in and loving his performance.
Action Point (2018) – Being a fan of Jackass and Johnny Knoxville, I was curious to see this one. I’ve heard it’s pretty bad.
Dinosaur 13 (2014)
Sneaky Pete Season 3 (Amazon Prime Original)
The Romantics (2010)
King of Theives (2018)
The Punisher (2004) – I feel like this movie gets a lot of slack, before the MCU this and the Raimi Spider-Man flicks were my go to’s. I liked how grounded and gritty the film was. Sure it’s cheesy, and some of the acting is questionable, but Thomas Jane really kicked ass as Frank Castle.
Punisher: War Zone (2008): HARD PASS.
May 17 Amazon Prime Originals
Fleabag Season 2
The Durrells in Corfu Season 3
Poldark Season 4
Federal Hill (1994)
Jesus’ Son (1999)
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Morning Glory (2010)
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Blaze You Out (2013)
Body of Evidence (1993)
Cougars Inc. (2011)
Deadtime Stories (1986)
F/X 2 (1991)
Super Dragon (1976)
Forbidden Ground (1969)
Free Money (1998)
Friday Night Lights (2004) – One of the better football movies, even though full of clichés you can’t help but enjoy this one. Loved the way the game sequences were shot in this, very intense and entertaining. This is an in-your-face expose of Texas football.
Friday the 13th (1980) – A classic horror film that in my opinion has not aged well, however it did define a whole era of horror filmmaking in the ’80s. The reveal at the end of the film is what in my opinion is what makes this film tolerable, and the gore effects from the great Tom Savini are top notch.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) – Spoiler alert: This is the one where we get introduced to the iconic slasher Jason Voorhees. Practically a rehash from the original film, this is tallies up the body count and adds more jump scares and is the better sequel of the franchise… but that’s not saying much.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Fun Size (2012)
Good Omens (Amazon Prime Original)
Hart’s War (2002)
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
Jennifer Eight (1992)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Chinese Hercules (1973)
Mission: Impossible (1996) – The first film to kick off an amazing franchise. If you haven’t seen this one, make sure you check it out. Very grounded compared to the other M.I. movies. This is definitely a slow burn movie but has a great twist at the end.
N.Y.C. Underground (2013) –Steve recommends this movie because you know… New York.
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
Patriot Games (1992) – Harrison Ford is the reason we still see Jack Ryan on screen, this is compelling and thrilling spy film with non-stop action.
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987) – I’m making an executive decision and helming this the best Thanksgiving movie ever.
Private Parts (1997) – There are quite a few laughs to be had with this one. A film that to my surprise has some heart to it, whether you love or hate Howard Stern this bio is the journey on why he is the king of all media. Zero F’s given by this man.
Reservoir Dogs (1992) – My personal favorite from the bunch! I rewatched this film not too long ago, and man does it hold up! Not his best work compared to his later films but what a hell of a debut for Tarantino. The writing, direction, and acting in this film is superb! QT is the king of dialogue. The opening scene with Madonna’s like a virgin still makes me laugh so much.
Shaolin Vs. Lama (1983)
Woman Avenger (1980)
Tao Tie Gone (1979)
The ‘Burbs (1989)
The Big Wedding (2013)
The Constant Gardner (2005) – A very divisive film, some hate it some love it, I fall right in the middle of it, the acting is great but I feel like the plot is a bit slow, and the ending is a little flat.
The Doors (1991) – The key to this movie is Val Kilmer’s performance as Jim Morrison. Even though the film focuses more on Morrison’s drug addiction versus the actual band, it’s a solid psychedelic trip.
The Ghostwriter (1997)
The Gift (2000)
The Letter (1940)
The Lonely Man (1957)
The People Vs. George Lucas (2010)
The Puffy Chair (2005)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (2007)