Bula has put together a list of ten great features that are hidden in the Amazon Prime Video catalog. The films chosen are not among the most acclaimed, but they deserve a chance, as they can positively surprise. The selection prioritized works of different genres, among them the suspense “Sem Escalas” (2014), by Jaume Collet-Serra; the romantic comedy “Down with Love” (2003), by Peyton Reed; and the science fiction “Looper: Assassins of the Future” (2012), directed by Rian Johnson. The feature films “Cosmópolis” (2012), by David Cronenberg; and “The Mafia Man” (2012), by Andrew Dominik; are on the Paramount + paid channel, but you can try the service for free for seven days.
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Carl is the chef of a famous Los Angeles restaurant, but he doesn't get along with the owner, who doesn't like innovations in the menu. One day, a renowned food critic goes to the restaurant and publishes a negative review, making Carl furious. He will take satisfaction from the critic and the fight between them goes viral on the internet. Carl is fired and decides to restart his career by running a food trailer.
During a flight from New York to London, agent Neil Marks receives a series of cryptic messages, demanding that he ask the airline to deposit 150 million in an account. If not, a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes. Initially, Neil pays no attention to threats. But when the first person is murdered, he begins an investigation inside the plane to find out who the criminal is.
Érik is a spoiled millionaire of only 27 years old, known as the “golden boy of the financial market”. In the back seat of a limo, he crosses the city to get a haircut at his favorite barber shop. Traffic is chaotic in New York due to a visit by the country's president. With the traffic jam, Érik makes the car his office and bets on deals that could put his empire in danger.
In a futuristic setting, Dredd is a judge of a megacity, where 800 million people live. Feared by offenders, he has the power to judge and execute his sentences. Dredd is ordered to supervise for one day the aspiring Judge Cassandra, who was appointed to the position only by the mediumistic powers she possesses. That same day, Dredd and Cassandra face the biggest drug dealer in town together.
Jeff is a lazy 30-year-old man who still lives in his mother's basement and doesn't work to help her pay the bills. A fan of the film “Signs”, he lives waiting for supernatural evidence to tell him what to do with his life. One day, believing that he is being guided by fate, he walks at random and encounters his older brother, Pat, who suspects that his wife is cheating on him. So, Jeff decides to help Pat find out the truth.
In a futuristic society, time travel is possible, but it is only available in the underground market. When mobsters want to murder someone, they send the victim to the past and a killer known as "Looper" does the job. Joe is one of those hired killers, but the job gets complicated when he finds out that his new target is the older version of himself, brought in from the future because he has become a threat to mobsters.
A gang decides to rob an illegal poker game in New Orleans. Since the participants in the match are mafiosi, theft shakes the criminal underworld. Mafia bosses, unsure whether they have been betrayed, hire professional killer Jackie Coogan to investigate the case and murder the culprits. Jackie is an apparently calm and kind man, but he has no pity for his victims.
Ray is a divorced man and estranged from his two children, who live with his mother. To take a trip, she leaves the children with Ray. But as soon as she receives the children, he realizes that a big storm is coming. They spend the night in the basement and, the next day, discover that aliens are destroying the Earth. Now, Ray does everything to keep his family safe and find his ex-wife again.
In the 1960s, Barbara Novak, a writer from the interior of the USA, arrived in New York to sign a contract with a major publisher. She is launching a book called "Down with Love", in which she advises disappointed women not to fall in love anymore. The success of the work makes Catcher Block, a womanist journalist, decide to interview Barbara. Going against her ideals, the writer falls in love with Catcher.
This comedy follows the daily life of a group of dreamy teenagers who work at Empire Records, a small store specializing in music. The establishment is making a low profit and risks being bought by a large chain. To help the owner, employees try to find a way to make money. At the same time, they deal with their own problems and insecurities.