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What to watch on Amazon Prime 15.02.19


A selection of entertainment coming to the streaming service over the next few weeks

There’s just so much amazing stuff available on Amazon Prime, so here’s a selection of new and old entertainment coming to the streaming service over the next few weeks.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris is a 2011 fantasy comedy film written and directed by controversial figure Woody Allen. The plot followers Gil Pender, played by Owen Wilson, who is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancée, he has taken to touring the city alone.

On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange yet familiar revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age's icons of art and literature.

The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present.


Beautiful Boy

Originally released last year, Beautiful Boy is a biographical film directed by Felix Van Groeningen, marking his English-language feature debut. The screenplay, written by Luke Davies and Van Groeningen, is based on the two related memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff.

As a teenager, Sheff seems to have it all, as he achieves good grades and is an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When his addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son and family.


Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

Another one based on a memoir, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot was written and directed by Gus Van Stant, and stars an exciting cast that includes Jack Black, Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill.

After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up alcohol. Encouraged by his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor, Callahan reluctantly enters a treatment programme and discovers that he has a knack for drawing. The budding artist soon finds himself with a new lease on life when his edgy and irreverent newspaper cartoons gain a national and devoted following.


The Tunnel

Based on the original Swedish series The Bridge, this British crime drama follows UK and French detectives who are forced to work together when a French politician is found dead inside the Channel Tunnel, sparking a complex cross-Channel investigation.

As the series progresses, the true intention of the killer they’re searching for is revealed.


Death Wish

Directed by Eli Roth, Death Wish was released last year and is a remake of the 1974 action film of the same name.

Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city's violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings grab the media's attention, the public begins to wonder if the deadly avenger is a guardian angel… or the Grim Reaper itself.

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