Amazon Prime Video continues to release a mix of movies for the ongoing summer slate. In the best month of the season, viewers will be able to access some major recent releases such as Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” starring the Haim brothers as well as “The Lost City”, which is full of stars like Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum. , Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt.
Those looking for older classic films won’t be disappointed either as “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Mamma Mia! ” will also go to the streamer (with the catalog of Freevee gracing music). Nicholas Cage’s “Face/Off” and the late James Caan’s “Thief” arrive on August 1 along with “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” starring the late Paul Sorvino’s daughter Mira. . Don’t count out “Grey’s Anatomy” alums Sandra Oh and Kate Walsh in “Under the Tuscan Sun” either.
For true story movie lovers, Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives” — arriving Aug. 5 — recounts the events that lead to the capture of a Thai soccer team and their coach. in a cave and the miraculous rescue that took place.
Here are the top 7 new movies coming to Amazon Prime Video in August:
“Thirteen Lives” (2022)
Based on the true story, “Thirteen Lives” will continue to highlight how twelve Thai boys and their coach fell into the Tham Luang cave when a rainstorm flooded the tunnel system and trapped them inside a mountain. Directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard, the film promises suspense as a team of skilled divers find the boys alive behind the maze of water-filled tunnels, only to realize that getting them out will would be even more difficult. See the article : The Best Fantasy Movies On High Video You Need To Watch. Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen and Joel Edgerton are the team of divers — John Volanthen, Rick Stanto and Harry Harris — who plan the navigation of the complicated caves to find the thirteen living corpses.
“Thirteen Lives” is also playing in select theaters.
“Before Midnight” (2013)
The final chapter in Richard Linklater’s much-loved trilogy “Before” unfolds 20 years after the fateful train journey that brought Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) together. “Before Midnight” finds the couple summering in Greece, their twin daughters in tow. On the last night of their vacation, they take stock of their relationship now that the luster of her honeymoon years is over. Fortunately, the same cannot be said of the film itself. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by Hawke, Delpy, and Linklater matches the electric chemistry of those before it with the deep dialogue that made the first two films instant classics. Like its predecessors, “Before Midnight” takes place over the course of one day. As the sun rises and sets, the Peloponnesian coast offers the perfect backdrop for two lovers looking into their twilight years.
“The Devil Wears Prada” (2006)
“The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) will never end in style, especially since it features Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci. Andy Sachs (Hathaway) lands the job of a lifetime with Miranda Priestly (Streep), the intimidating and demanding editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. Andy, who dreams of becoming a journalist, is hired as Miranda’s second assistant. See the article : Big video: 46 best movies to watch. Emily (Blunt) advises Andy as Miranda’s first assistant. Stanley Tucci plays Nigel, who comforts Andy and helps her improve her wardrobe for her high-interest environment. The moral of the story involves Andy choosing between her career ambition and the life she built before turning herself in at Miranda’s bidding, to the disappointment of her boyfriend Nate (Adrian Grenier). and friends and family.
While our beloved James Caan’s best known role was undoubtedly “The Godfather,” his best performance was undoubtedly in “Thief.” by Michael Mann. In “Thief” Caan plays Frank, a career criminal whose new relationship (with Tuesday Weld) makes him reconsider his life of crime. (The film is based in part on a memoir called “The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar” by Frank Hohimer, released six years earlier. On the same subject : Prime Video has hidden the best comedy of 2022, and I regret sleeping on it.) Surrounded by fantastic tough character actors such as Dennis Farina, James Belushi and Robert Prosky (together with a wonderful supporting turn from Willie Nelson), Caan lives the role to the fullest; the way he walks and carries even suggests his chosen profession, the danger he puts himself in on purpose and the anxiety that begins to overtake his life as he desperately tries to escape. With beautiful cinematography by Donald Thorin and a dreamy synth score by German electronic band Tangerine Dream, it was initially seen as something of a disappointment (at least financially) but blossomed into a true cult favourite. It also established Mann as the first chronicler of the American criminal (“Thief” was his first film!), something he would repeat thanks to later masterpieces such as “Heat” and “Collateral”.
“Licorice Pizza” (2021)
With its sun-drenched SoCal setting and episodic feel, “Licorice Pizza” was practically made to watch on a summer night. Paul Thomas Anderson’s ninth feature takes place in the San Fernando Valley of the early 1970s and revolves around enterprising teenager Gary (Cooper Hoffman) and his twenty-something crush, Alana ( Alana Haim). Their on-again, off-again friendship collides with characters played by Bradley Cooper, Maya Rudolph, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Benny Safdie and more. Not to mention Haim’s actual family, including sister bandmates Este and Danielle. Buoyed by the high-spirited shenanigans of Alana and Gary, “Licorice Pizza” goes as far as it goes. Haim and Hoffman both shine, and are never better than when they share the screen. Nostalgists will appreciate set designer Florencia Martin’s recreations of real locations, and there’s plenty of Valley trivia embedded throughout the film. Best of all, the production spared no expense on its soundtrack, featuring the likes of Paul McCartney and Wings, David Bowie, Sonny & Cher and The Doors.
“The Lost City” (2022)
Loretta (Sandra Bullock), a highly successful action romance novelist, is ready to promote her latest book, when she realizes that she feels like she’s leveled up in life. Enter Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe), who kidnapped her to use her romance to actually find The Lost City, where he is convinced there is a hidden treasure. Loretta’s book cover model, Alan (Channing Tatum), who poses for her character Dash, takes her words that he is only a model seriously and starts rescuing her to prove that he actually embodies the traits of -a fictitious man who represents. Dash’s abilities to save Loretta are questionable at best, but don’t worry because actual action hero Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt) arrives to save the day. Other cast members include Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Beth Hatten, Oscar Nuñez as Oscar, Patti Harrison as Allison and Bowen Yang as Ray the Moderator.
“The Lost City” arrives August 10 on Prime Video.
“Mamma Mia!” (2008)
Streep strikes again, along with “The Dropout” star Amanda Seyfried. This classic musical journey follows Sophie (Seyfried) as she enters her mother Donna’s (Streep) journal to try and discover who her father is. Donna and Sophie live in Greece, and Sophie’s motivation to find her real father is partly because of her upcoming wedding day. According to Donna’s journal (where an ellipsis means sleeping with someone), three men could potentially have fathered Sophie — Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), or Harry (Colin Firth). The best part is the ABBA soundtrack.
“Mamma Mia!” will be available on Freevee from August 1st.