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New On Amazon Prime: August 2019

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How is it going CST Army? Jader here again with your monthly dose of Amazon Prime Video! Sadly, I’m not as thrilled with this month’s selection even though we do have some greats films coming towards the end of the month (as usual with Amazon), I found this month’s addition to be slightly underwhelming. So without further ado… let’s get to the lists!

August 2

300 (2006) – A stylistic war film that follows Leonidas and the 300 Spartans vs. King Xerxes and the Persians at the battle of Thermopylae. A well-adapted telling of Frank Miller’s graphic novel. One of Zack Snyder’s best films, yeah I said it… I absolutely love this film. If there is one thing that Snyder does correct its shooting action sequences, the cinematography in this film is fantastic! Put this one on the guilty pleasure list as well.

This is Football (Amazon Original Series)

August 7

All I See Is You (2016)

August 9

Free Meek (Amazon Original Series)

Pete The Cat (Amazon Original Series)

August 12

Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)

August 16

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Season 1 (Amazon Original Series)

Photograph (Amazon Original Film)

August 21

A Simple Favor (2018) – To be fair, I have NOT seen this film in its entirety HOWEVER it wasn’t by choice. I managed to start this movie on a flight to Texas in May and we landed 30 mins before the film finished. I thought to myself I’ll catch it on my flight home but got on a flight with no movies playing. What I did see from this film I absolutely loved. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively gave performances that they knocked out of the park. Twisted, and simply fun film. One of the films I’m looking forward to this month so I can finally finish it!

August 23

#IMomSoHard Live (Amazon Original Series)

Alice Wetterland: My Mama is a Human and So am I (Amazon Original Series)

Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight (Amazon Original Series)

Mike E. Winfield: StepMan (Amazon Original Series)

Mission: Impossible- Fallout (2018)- One of the best film of 2018, and in my opinion one of the best action films of the decade! This is hands down my favorite Mission: Impossible film. This is a real treat for those of you that have not seen the film. Fair warning, normally you can pick out any Mission: Impossible movie (1-4) and don’t really need to watch all of them to follow the story. In Fallout, you definitely need to watch the fifth film (Rogue Nation) to truly grasp Fallout. Tom Cruise delivers in every aspect of the word, joined by the usual suspects Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and returning from the fifth film Rebecca Ferguson the supporting cast is A-1. Newcomer to the franchise but no stranger to us was Henry Cavill and what an addition he was! One of my favorite performances by Cavill and his chemistry with Cruise was incredible. Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct this relentless action film with nonstop action, beautifully shot, and incredible stunt work! MAKE SURE YOU CATCH THIS FILM!

August 26

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) – A film that in my opinion was the start of McConaughey being on a roll of great performances. He broke out of the rom-com roles (I still really love him in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), and started REALLY showing us his acting chops. Overall great performances, compelling story, clever, suspenseful and a rapid changing plot that will keep you glued and on the edge of your seat!

August 30

Carnival Row (Amazon Original Series)- Saw the trailer to this right before I started writing this article before I give you IMDB’s synopsis, this basically looks like a steampunk show with magical creatures, racism, and murder. Looks interesting, but won’t be tuning in right away like I did The Boys (seriously watch The Boys if you have not already). OK… so here is IMDB’s description of the show ” A human detective (played by Orlando Bloom) and a fairy (played by Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string of murder reveals an unimaginable monster.”

August 31

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

Boy (2010)

Computer Chess (2013)

Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand/ Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2013)

Failure to Launch (2006)

Far From Home (2024)

Firstborn (1984)

Flashback (1990)

Glissements Progressifs du plaisir/ Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)

Godzilla (2014) – A movie I feel gets a lot of slack. Admittedly, I was one of many that did. The more I rewatch this film the more I appreciate it, not great but not too bad. A film that has very little Godzilla obviously leaves you wanting more Godzilla. Especially the final minutes of the film where we get out big monster fight. Nice little tease to what the future of the franchise will bring.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Not as good as the original, but an entertaining comic book film. More action than its predecessor and is a visual treat, but sadly it is the last we will see Del Toro’s vision of the world he adapted for the silver screen. 

I, Frankenstein (2014) – Don’t do this to yourself… have some self-love. Watching paint dry might be slightly more entertaining.

Jack Frost (1998) – I remember this movie from when I was a kid. Not that I loved it, but it has Michael Keaton which is usually a win. I remember this movie being funny but also very depressing.

Kicking The Dog (2009)

Klip/ Clip (2012)

Korkoro (2009)

La Maison de la Radio (2013)

Looking Glass (2018)

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2014)

Music from the Big House (2010)

Naples ’44 (2016)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008) – A pretty decent date movie with interesting lead characters, and some memorable quotes. The soundtrack was fun as well.

Parting Glances (1986)

Pirate Radio (2009)

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Sacred Ground (1983)

She Must Be Seeing Things (1987)

Sucker Punch (2011) – Uh oh, another Snyder film that I liked? I can’t say that I love it but after all the negative reviews I heard… I didn’t think it was that bad. Maybe I have a soft spot for Zack Snyder. Watch at your own risk… it is a little bizarre.

Surviving Progress (2011)

Ten Dead Men (2008)

The Bog Creatures (2003)

The Collectors (1999)

The Fifth Element (1997)- A cult classic. A funny, oddly fun sci-fi film. Tons of action, and great performances. Highly recommend this.

The Hills Have Eyes Part II – Not mind-blowing, and not as good as the reboot but this pretty much is what I expected upon watching this film. It’s survival horror which I’m a fan of, decent scares and gore.

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat (2012)

The Penguin Counters (2017)

The Uninvited (2009)

PICK OF THE MONTH – MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT (CLEARLY)