1. Full Metal Jacket - Netflix - 93/100
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
We interviewed Vincent D'Onfrio a while back and his stories only made me love and appreciate this movie more. It's one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made and is a must-watch for fans of good movies.
2. The Raid: Redemption - HBO MAX - 90/100
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
The Raid and The Raid 2 are two of the greatest action movies ever made PERIOD. It is a simple story that lets you focus on what is important: incredible action scenes. There are multiple martial artists in this movie and basically all of them have gone on to do even bigger things including John Wick, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, Warrior and more. If you like action movies, it is absolutely must watch.
3. Barry Season 3 - HBO Max
Barry follows Barry Berkman, a discharged Marine from Cleveland, who works as a hitman. Lonely and dissatisfied with life, he travels to Los Angeles to kill a target and ends up "finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene
Barry is one of the best shows running right now without a doubt. In fact, I would say that S2E5 is one of the top-to-bottom best episodes of television I have ever watched. It's got humor, tension, action and more.
4. Walk Hard - Hulu - 89/100
Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.
Without a doubt, Walk Hard is one of the most under-appreciated comedy movies in recent memory. It has held up really well and this scene in-particular always gets a huge laugh out of me.
5. District 9 - Prime Video - 93/100
Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.
Like Dewey Cox, I believe this movie is under-appreciated. There haven't been many original sci-fi movies that I can remember standing out as much as this one did. It's over a decade old but the SFX look better than a lot of movies that have come out in the last year. The action rocks and Sharlto Copley CRUSHES it. By the way, watching this makes me pissed off that the Neill Blomkamp Halo movie never happened. Bloody shame.
April 1st: Any Given Sunday, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood (new animated movie from Richard Linklater that has good reviews), Argo, The Blade trilogy, Blow, Four Brothers, Full Metal Jacket, Grown Ups, Her, How to Train Your Dragon, Inception, Love Actually, Molly's Game, Puss in Boots, Saving Private Ryan, Sherlock Holmes, Something's Gotta Give, The Blind Side, The Bubble(new Judd Apatow movie)
April 4th: Better Call Saul S5
April 10th: Nightcrawler, The Call
April 15th: Anatomy of a Scandal
April 20th: Russian Doll
April 29th: Ozark S4 Part II
April 1st: 300, A River Runs Through It, Ali, As Good As It Gets, Bad Teacher, Bee Movie, Blood Diamond, Braveheart, Caddyshack, Despicable Me, Eight Legged Freaks, Good Burger, Gremlins, Hook, I Love You Man, Interview With A Vampire, Jumanji(original), Kung Fu Panda, Malibu's Most Wanted, Nacho Libre, Paranormal Activity, Stargate, That's My Boy, The Hangover, The Longest Yard, The Sum of All Fears, There Will Be Blood, Troy, Unthinkable, Watchmen, Wild Wild West, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
April 2nd: Star Trek: The Next Generation
April 3rd: Truth or Dare
April 5th: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
April 6th: The Florida Project
April 1st: Annabelle, Beetlejuice, Capote, Chicago, Dances with Wolves, Hugo, Insidious, Limitless, Moon, On the Waterfront, Peggy Sue Got Married, Rain Man, Sex Drive, The Big Chill, The Break-Up, The Heartbreak Kid, The Last Dragon, The Raid: Redemption, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
April 5th: Man of Steel, We're The Millers
April 7th: Tokyo Vice(new series from Michael Man)
April 21st: The Flight Attendant S2
April 24th: Barry S3
April 25th: We Own This City(new limited series from the producer of The Wire)
April 30th: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Bloodsport, Executive Decision, Frida, Moonstruck, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Promising Young Woman, The Day After Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Poseidon Adventure, The Transporter, Thelma & Louise, Witness, Won't You Be My Neighbor'
April 1st: Antz, Blue Streak, Casper, Crank, Death at a Funeral, Definitly Maybe, Eyes Wide Shut, The Five Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Look Who's Talking, Looper, Love Actually, Radio, Shrek, That's My Boy, Walk Hard, Watchmen
April 20th: Mayans M.C. S4
Better Call Saul (season 1)April 14th: Balls of Fury, Friday Night Lights, K-Pax, The Debt, Theory of Everything
April 15th: 127 Hours, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Crazy Heart, The Decedents, Slumdog Millionaire
April 30th: 500 Days of Summer, Charlie's Angels, House of the Dead, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Kingdom of Heaven, Man on Fire, Tombstone, White Men Can't Jump
April 1st: Cast Away, Sweet Home Alabama, O Brother Where Art Thou, Shanghai Noon, Con Air, Bringing Down the House, Unbreakable, Date Night, The Sixth Sense, Good Morning Vietnam, Rushmore, Armageddon, Signs, Garden State, The Recruit, Cedar Rapids, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Color of Money, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Young Frankenstein, Dirty Dancing, Ong Bak, Fargo, Mystic Pizza, Carrie, Raging Bull, Bull Durham, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Braveheart, Revolutionary Road, Pineapple Express, District 9
April 8th: All the Old Knives(new thriller starting Chris Pine)
LEAVING PRIME VIDEO: Not disclosed yet.