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3 newly released films you should check out on amazon prime

A list of newly released films on Amazon Prime Video I think you should check out.

To be honest, it seems that Amazon Prime Video has been a little slow with original content lately. Even though this list only features three films I thought they were all great. We are just not getting enough of them. Let’s get to it.


Rosamund Pike delivers another phenomenal performance in I Care A Lot. The story of a care worker who has been scamming her clients and taking control of their assets and money. She hears about the perfect client: An elderly woman; rich, forgetful…and more importantly: no family…or that’s what she thought. Her life is thrown into chaos when her only son, a mob boss comes asking questions about why his mother is being held against her own free will in a care home.

Co-starring Peter Dinklage as the mob boss, Diane Wiest and Macon Blair, I Care A Lot is a dark and odd comedy that may be a bit too odd for some. And, man, it was great to see Diane Wiest again. She did not disappoint.


Riz Ahmed stars as a metal drummer who tours out of a van with his girlfriend. During their recent tour, Ruben learns that he is going to lose his hearing. The film follows his journey which is fuelled by bitterness, anger, resentment and acceptance.

The acting in this film is just off the charts. Riz Ahmed’s powerful performance is equally heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.

Don’t be expecting any action with this one. Sound Of Metal is as dramatic as they come but it sure does pack a punch.

After watching, I went and checked out some reviews and I was surprised to find complaints about the sound design. I thought the sound design was perfect but I guess I can get why some people wouldn’t like it. We get to hear (or not hear) what the character is going through; from the ringing in the ears to the full-on deafening silence. Then, just out of nowhere in what would seem like a normal establishing shot in any other film, there’s almost a piercing clarity and an explosion of sound. We get to hear this, our lead character doesn’t. It really made you appreciate the tiny little things that we all take for granted every day.

A lot of actors in Sound of Metal is from the deaf community. One of the leads in the film (Paul Raci) grew up with deaf parents. He is a prominent figure in the deaf community and also performs in an ASL (American Sign Language) Sabbath tribute band called Hands of Doom.


Another drama, this time starring Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch Tahar Rahim & Shailene Woodley

This film has popped up in a few groups on social media so I decided to take the plunge and watch it. Based on a shocking true story, The Mauritanian tells the story of the false imprisonment of Mohamedou Ould Slahi by the American government. Jodie Foster plays the lawyer who takes on the case to prove his innocence.

We have seen a similar plot in a thousand movies but this was a frightening watch. I was hoping it wasn’t gonna be another film with the Americans being made out to be heroes defending freedom and it wasn’t. I am not familiar with the true story but the film came across as factual and truthful.

The performances were great all-round but without a doubt, it was Tamir Rahim that held the torch in The Mauritanian.

Well, that’s it for this list of newly released films on Amazon Prime Video. As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

Fan of The Boys? – Check out Robert Kirkman’s Invincible on Amazon Prime

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is back with Invincible, a new ultra-violent animated series on Amazon Prime – and it’s damn good!

Invincible tells the story of Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) a seemingly normal teenager and son of Omni-Man, an extraterrestrial superhero with Earth-shattering powers. Eventually, Mark will inherit his father’s abilities and join him in fighting crime and laser-beaming people in half. He starts to realise, that his father, the most powerful being on the planet isn’t the hero everyone thinks he is. He might just be just like a version of Homelander -only with a Tom Selleck moustache (That’s a fantastic combination). Heads will roll. Guts will spill.


And, man, what a fantastic cast. We have Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, Zachary Quinto, Seth Rogen, Clancy Brown, Walton Goggins and loads more.

And Amazon Prime caught me again. I thought I was sitting down to the full first season. Nope. There were only three episodes which left me with a thirst for more. Thanks for that Amazon. So now the wait begins for episode 4. I can’t wait. I am really enjoying it.

Invincible first appeared in an issue of Savage Dragon in 2002. It then got its own series and was published in 2003. It ended in 2017 after 144 issues.

If you fancy yourself some adult animation and beautiful gratuitous ultra-violence then stop what you’re doing and go and check out Robert Kirkman’s Invincible on Amazon Prime Video.

How long until the news is announced that we will get a live-action version or spin-off movie? I’ll give it one month.

Season one consists of 8-episodes. Only 3 episodes have been released so far. It’s up to you, check it out now and wait weekly or starve yourself so you can binge it in its entirety. Either way, I hope you enjoy it.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

4 BLOCKS: Gomorrah meets Sons Of Anarchy

I have no idea how 4 Blocks got past me. In a way, it’s great because I get to binge everything that is available…well, on Amazon Prime anyways.

4 Blocks is set in Berlin, it focuses on a Lebanese drug cartel/mafia run by Toni Hamady. Toni and his gang of Arab thugs make their fortune preying on the weak and vulnerable, getting the poor addicted to crack.

When their lifelong buddy, Vince arrives back on the scene after being away for decades he is quickly taken under Toni’s wing. But unlike, Toni, everyone isn’t as fast to trust, Vince.

A bitter turf breaks out between Toni & co and a local German biker gang called The Cthulhus (yay! An H.P Lovecraft reference).

4 Blocks is highly addictive….just like the crack they’re pushing.

The setting of all the high rise flats, drug dealers living the life of luxury while the majority of people suffer because of desperation and addiction is just like the fantastic Gomorrah. I made that comparison 5-minutes into the first episode. Then, the biker gang comes into it which really gives it a Sons of Anarchy vibe.

Season 2 deals with the same crimelords, only we get more gangs involved…and if you think the bikers were badass, then wait until you meet the others

There is a third season released (TNT Original) but as of yet, it ain’t available on Amazon Prime.

So, if you’re a fan of Gomorrah, Sons of Anarchy or any other really respected crime/mafia series then I advise you to get on 4 Blocks as soon as possible. You won’t be disappointed.

One of the best things I have watched in a long time. I was so gutted that season 3 wasn’t available on Amazon Prime. For those of you that have access to TNT, I am sure you’ll get hooked up with season 3 there. Lucky you!

As always thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

Borat 2 Review: Just As Fucked Up As The First – Only Twice The Fun

When the news broke that Sacha Baron Cohen had secretly shot a new Borat movie it was like a dream come true

After checking out the official trailer, yeah, I laughed but to be honest, I was far from convinced. Within 5 minutes of the opening credits I knew I was wrong and Baron Cohen has once again fooled the fine folk of the U.S & A.

After the first Borat movie, Kazakhstan’s humble hero has been sentenced to a life of hard labour. Why?…for making a mockery of the fine people of his country. All is forgiven when he is called upon by his government to deliver a monkey to the Vice Premier of the U.S & A. When Borat arrives, his 15-year-old daughter has smuggled herself in the same cage as Johnny the Monkey.

I was uncertain about the daughter story and thought the trailer seemed somewhat forced. But, man, I was so glad I was wrong. Maria Bakalova plays Tutar Sagdiyev and she is every bit as good and funny as Borat. In true Borat nature, the stuff she gets up to is just as cringe and disgusting as her loving father.

Basically, after they are unable to deliver the monkey, and to avoid an excruciating death back home, Borat is given permission to offer his 15-year-old daughter as a gift. I am not gonna go into this, but even with that description, you should be able to tell how wrong everything you will witness is going to be.

For those who are wondering how Borat is able to walk around without people noticing who he is?.

Well, I am sure that you’re aware that Baron Cohen is a true master of disguise. He spends a lot of time as Borat but he changes into different personalities throughout the film.

So, what are you waiting for?

The new Borat movie is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. Enjoy the awkward laughs. Happy Friday everyone.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker


Fallout Series In Development For Amazon

Some really S.P.E.C.I.A.L news for fans of Fallout.

Amazon and Bethesda Game Studios have announced that the hugely popular post-apocalyptic game franchise is coming to the small screen.

Here is the official announcement from Twitter from @BethesdaStudios

So, not only are we getting a Fallout series, it is getting brought to us by the producers of Westworld. Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan will produce under their Kilter Films banner.

In a recent interview via Bethesda, producer Lisa Joy, Albert Cheng from Amazon Studios and Todd Howard from Bethesda had this to say:

“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios,”

Lisa Joy – Interview @ Bethesda

“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen. But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.

Todd Howard, Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios

Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life. We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television.”

Albert Cheng – COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios

Now it is just waiting game, folks. No other news is available at this time. As soon as more is announced, I will make sure to update the article and get the news to you as quickly as possible.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
Interview Quotes from bethesda.net


Updated: Official Trailer Added For The Boys Season 2

Lucky for us, before COVID 19 closed down the world, The Boys Season 2 had finished shooting. It has been confirmed by The Boys and The Supes during a lockdown interview with Patton Oswalt

Amazon Prime recently announced that we will be getting The Boys Season 2 sooner rather than later.

Article Updated: The Boys will hit prime on September 4th. We now have the official trailer to share with you all…go to the bottom of article for the new trailer.

Unlike the first season though…we won’t get to binge the second season in its entirety. The second season will be released weekly but we will have a few to binge on September 4th. I have also added the interview with the full cast…and also, for those of you who don’t mind a few spoilers, I have added the first three minutes of season 3.

Go To Bottom Of Article For New Content + Official Trailer

All of the cast from the first season will return for season 2 with the exception of Simon Pegg as Hughie Snr.

“No, they got me out of the way. I did my little bit. It was very fun to do that show. I was pleased to be a part of it.”

Simon Pegg

We also have confirmation of two new characters, a Neo-Nazi named, Stormwatch will be joining our band of superhero slayers. Also, Patton Oswalt has been cast but as of now, his role has been kept secret.

In the first season of The Boys, Billy the Butcher has been on a warpath trying to capture and kill Homelander who he thinks raped his wife which then led to his wife killing herself. Now, we know that Butcher’s wife ain’t dead. Not only that but as a result of the rape, she became pregnant and is now bringing up Homelander’s kid in a secret location. I can only imagine how further down the rabbit hole Butcher will become when he learns his wife is alive and well and bringing up Homelanders son.

For the Hardcore fans of the original comic book material

You will be delighted to know that Billy the Butcher’s trusty doggo, Terror will also make an appearance in the second season. The reasoning behind his absence so far is just plain and simple: Dogs are just too fucking hard to shoot. If you remember in season 1, in a flashback that Butcher had about being in bed with his wife you can catch a glimpse of his dog, Terror sitting on the floor.

The Boys was created by  Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson. Although first published by a subsidiary of DC, they tried to put a stop to it to graphic novels because of the anti-hero approach to the superheroes. Basically, DC got scared because, this time, the superheroes are the bad guys. Thankfully, Ennis and co didn’t have long to wait until the series was picked up again.

The Boys was first published in 2006 via  Wildstorm (DC Comics) before shifting publishers to  Dynamite Entertainment. Ennis later confirmed that if they had of stayed with DC, then The Boys would have been chipped at and edited to suit the masses. Luckily for us, Dynamite Entertainment gave Ennis and Robertson total creative control to continue.

We’d have died on the vine [at DC]. The book would have been chipped and chipped away at until writing it was pure frustration.” 

The Boys creator, Garth Ennis

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming release of Amazon Prime’s, The Boys Season 2. As soon as I hear anything at all, you guys will be the first to know.

The Boys Fuckin’ Reunited

The First 3 Minutes of The Boys season 2 (very minor spoilers)


You can check out The Boys Season 2 teaser BELOW

Here is the official trailer for THE BOYS S02

So, apparently, this is the OFFICIAL TRAILER for The Boys Season 2…and, man, it so good! enjoy!

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

Films To Check Out On Amazon Prime Before They’re Gone

Here is a list of films that have a limited time on Amazon Prime. There is a little bit of everything and hopefully something for everyone. I hope you enjoy, let’s get cracking!


This film has been running around my brain for the last few months. There is also an Amazon Original called Undone that uses very similar animation to what we see in the adaptation of Phillip K Dick’s, A Scanner Darkly.

Directed by Richard Linklater and starring an all-star cast including Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrellson, Wynona Ryder, and Robert Downey Jnr.

The film focuses on a cop that is investigating a new, weird, dangerous and mind-altering drug.


I had the pleasure of reviewing Danish indie flick Darkland when it was it played at Fantasia International Film Festival

The film tells the story of Ziad, a surgeon who takes a dark path of vengeance when his brother is killed by a local gang.

My only complaint would be some pacing issues but if you can see past that then there is a lot to love about Darkland


One of the finest comedies I have seen in quite a while. Starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly. The film all takes place inside one apartment and would make an awesome play if one hasn’t already been made.

An incident with a child ignites the war to end all wars between to prove whose child is innocent.


This one has been on my watchlist for a long time. It is one of those movies that I knew that would grim, so I need to be in a “grim” sort of state of mind to want to watch it

At the end of World War 2, Danish soldiers have captured the remaining Nazi’s soldiers. But these Nazis aren’t like anything we have previously seen in movies, they are children. There are scared and frightened children with most of them clueless to why they were fighting in the first place.

These kids are tasked with the impossible mission of deactivating over 2 million live mines that the Nazis planted during the war. With very little training they sent out knowing that any minute could be their last.


Starring Saoirse Ronan & Gemma Arterton and directed by Interview With The Vampire director Neil Jordan. Byzantium is an unusual yet refreshing take on the vampire tale.

Two female vampires take refuge in a small coastal seaside town. The oldest of the two runs a brothel to lure and kill her victims while the youngest vampire takes a more sympathetic approach to kill her victims.

This is a superior vampire film that and a much-needed injection of darkness into a sub-genre that Hollywood has left an unforgivable stench on.


You don’t have to look at Joker to know that Joaquin Phoenix is a tremendous actor. Buffalo Soldiers was released in 2001 and the guy was just as good to watch back then as he is now.

The film focuses on Ray Elwood, an American soldier that operates a Blackmarket organisation when stationed in Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall.

That is it for this list of Films with A Limited Time On Amazon Prime. I hope you check out the ones you haven’t seen before they’re gone. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker


Best Of Amazon Prime Horror PART TWO!

OK, so I am back with the next instalment for – Best Of Horror On Amazon Part 2. There are 188 pages of horror movies on Prime, so this could end up being a monster of an article. Part three to follow, I hope you enjoy.


Matt Dillon takes on his darkest role to date as a serial killer in Lars Von Triers, The House That Jack Built.

An acquired taste, blunt, nasty and brutal af. If you’re familiar with Von Trier’s style of filmmaking then you will find a lot to love about this one.

Dillon is fantastic and although what we are seeing onscreen is some of the nastiest kills to come out of the serial killer sub-genre in recent years, it is also darkly comical. I found myself giggling to scenes that probably shouldn’t have been funny. That’s Matt Dillion for you, the man is just a joy to watch.


This really reminded me of Spanish Thriller, Sleep Tight, which, as you know is one of my favourite horror films. There are similarities but the tone and pace are far different from Sleep Tight.

An estate agent called Hussein is targeted by a man who sleeps in between the walls of his small, cramped London apartment.

When Hussien is at home, the creep is inside of walls or laying under his bed listening to everything that goes on. When Hussein leaves for work, our creepo is doing some of the nastiest shit you can imagine. He wants to destroy Hussien…and he is doing a great job at it.


This still remains one of my favourite creature-features. From what I can remember, it is also based on a terrifying true story.

Two tourists who are travelling through the Australian Outback get capsised on a swamp. They become the next meal menus for one giant Croc (or Gator).

Minimal cast, and not a lot of gruesomeness that you’d expect from a creature-feature. It is seriously tense though, it reminded me of Open Water (which I know a lot you hated) only with a giant croc instead of sharks.


Directed and co-written by none other than Guillermo Del Toro. Released in 2001, The Devil’s Backbone was sure proof that Del Toro was going to be a key player in the horror industry.

Set during the Spanish civil war, The Devil’s Backbone tells the tragic story of a young orphaned boy named Carlos. After losing his father in the war he is thrown into failing and rundown orphanage.

There’s a constant threat of war always overshadowing the orphanage, an unexploded bomb lying in the middle of their play area. It’s not a nice place, but the people who run it really try to help the children as best they can. As if the desolate and dangerous orphanage wasn’t enough, Carlos is then haunted by the ghost of a murdered orphan. This ghost tells Carlos that there will be many deaths as the war is approaching fast.


Although I am sure that everyone and their grandmothers have seen Wolf Creek, it still makes my Best of Amazon Horror Part 2 as it still remains one of my favourites to this day.

Two tourists are attacked, captured and tortured by a hardcore, insane version of Crocodile Dundee.

I am pretty sure Wolf Creek was one of the first horror movies with a minimal cast. Back then, I was so used to seeing (and loving) a huge body-count. Even though there were only two victims in Wolf Creek, by the end of this nasty little Ozzy flick, I really wanted at them to survive.


Ok, I have not seen this one in years. I do remember this one being one of the better possession films though. A young country girl gets possessed by a demon and her parents try and fight to save her soul and bring her back from the devil’s unholy.

Nothing new at all in regards to an original plot but Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) was so damn good. I found this to be more unsettling than The Exorcist, but as I said, it has been years since I have seen it. I don’t know who well it has aged.


Another Australian flick, and another creature-feature with crocs. Rogue though, unlike Black Water offers us plenty of crocs munching humans.

The usual story of a group of tourist who gets capsized and ends up targeted by a giant man-eating croc.

This had some great FX. It is far from scary but it is a lot of fun with a lot of annoying characters that you love watching getting torn to shreds.


Directed and co-written by Ben Wheatley. Starring Michael Smiley and Neil Maskell as two hitmen who receive a kill-list of hits. The further they go down the list the further they both descend into madness.

Again, I don’t think this film will be for everyone but if you enjoyed movies like The Wicker Man, then maybe you should give it s shot.


I Am Not A Serial Killer is a black horror/comedy about a teenager called John Cleaver who is obsessed with death and serial killers. In fact, he is at counselling because his mother (who works in a morgue) can see his lack of empathy for living things, he has all of the traits of a budding serial killer.

When a serial killer starts to kill in his hometown, Max is both fascinated and scared that he is going to go down for the murders. He sets out to find out who the killer suspects it’s his neighbour, Mr Crowley (Christopher Llyod) while trying to keep his own homicidal tendencies locked away inside of him.


Excision is an unusual horror movie if even a horror movie at all. The story of a teen girl who goes to desperate lengths to please her controlling and possessive mother.

This is another film that I would say would not be for everyone. It’s very macabre, arty and full of icky scenes. Another flick I believe would not be for everyone.

That’s it for The Best Of Amazon Horror Part 2. Make sure to check back soon for part 3. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

The Best Horror Movies On Amazon Prime – Part 1

I recently re-subscribed to Amazon Prime and I am glad I did. My absence from the streaming platform allowed them to rebuild their film and TV library. So, now I have loads of new & old stuff to share with you all.

I have decided to break these posts up and separate them into genres. So, I am sure you won’t be surprised that “horror” is the first genre to be covered. Here’s Part 1. Enjoy.


It was hard to believe that Hereditary was he directorial debut from Ari Aster. The film chilled me to the bone and was a welcomed and superior edition to the haunted house sub-genre.

These days, well to me anyway, haunted house movies rely totally on jump scares to fuel the story. Films like The Conjuring & Insidious actually take your hand and hold it for you. You know when these scares are going to happen because it is just so damn obvious.

A wife, husband and their two kids become victim to violent paranormal occurrences when their grandmother dies.

Also, check out my review for Aster’s bizarre second feature MIDSOMMAR


The remake of Dario Argento’s 1978 horror classic. Suspiria stars Chole Grace Mortez, Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. The story is centred around a dance company and its members.

A great retelling o this classic story but probably would not be for everyone. There’s a certain artistic style that some viewers may find too artsy. I think this is a film that you need to judge for yourself. Don’t listen to what others say, you might be surprised. And, hey! it’s on Amazon Prime, so you might as well give it a shot

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke provides us with a haunting, original soundtrack.


Guy Pearce gives one of his most haunting performances as The Reverend in Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone. With an equally impressive strong performance from Dakota Fanning, Brimstone is a dark and unsettling entry into new-wave gruesome westerns such as Bone Tomahawk.

I believe the less you know about this one the better. If you haven’t seen it yet be prepared to be mesmerised in nearly every scene, then broken-down and have your soul destroyed.

Co-starring Kit Harrington (Game Of Thrones) and Carice van Houten (Game Of Thrones) Emilia Jones (High Rise).


Starring Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reily. To this day, Eden Lake is still a movie that hits you right in the gut. A truly satisfying horror film that leaves you feeling distraught and empty inside. A film that lingers in the back of your mind for years after watching it.

A simple premise about a couple who go for a peaceful break in the woods. Their romantic getaway is cut short when they are attacked and hunted by a group of young, very dangerous hooligans.

Everything about Eden Lake is great. Not only do we have two fantastic performances from Fassbender and Riley, but the young supporting cast is equally as good with a young Jack O’Connell delivering a spine-chilling performance as a budding psychopathic killer.


The Babadook, in my opinion, one of the strongest directorial debuts in history. Directed and written by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook won the hearts of horror lovers from around the world. The thing is though, it is not quite a horror film but more of a psychological drama about love, loss, guilt and primarily mental illness.

Getting released soo is Jennifer Kent’s second feature The Nightingale. It looks superb so make sure to check back for more information on that one.


I am so happy to find this one on Amazon Prime, The Body is a Spanish mystery/horror/thriller that I had trouble finding for years. The film follows a detective who is looking for a dead body that has disappeared from the morgue.

A brilliant and dark thriller, with exceptional performances from all of the cast. Full of unpredictable twists, with an ending no one will see coming.

Directed and co-written by Oriol Paulo, writer of The Invisible Guest and Julia’s Eyes.


This is one of my all-time favourite infection/virus/outbreak movies. I thought this was a genius idea and a fresh approach to what we usually get in that sub-genre.

Made on a shoe-string budget, Right At Your Door tells the story of a Dirty Bomb being detonated in L.A. Unknown chemicals force the military to put a quarantine into place which separates husband and wife, Brad and Lexi.

Brad seals off the house and makes it airtight. His wife is locked outside and he can’t let the woman he loves inside for fear of infection or contamination.

Tense and brilliantly made independent cinema.

That’s it for part one. Make sure to check back soon for part 2. As Always, thanks for reading.

Word by Gary Gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker