New Amazon Prime Video Releases: February 2016Britt Hayes |
If you're looking for an alternative to heading out to the theater or if you need a change of pace from Netflix, don't neglect that Amazon Prime subscription. The streaming service has some new exclusive titles arriving next month, including the critically-acclaimed documentary Amy and Spike Lee's bold and bombastic Chi-Raq. There's also a handful of classics for you to discover and rediscover, along with new seasons of TV shows for your binge-watching needs. Read on for your guide to what's hitting Amazon Prime Video in February.
A Better Life: Starring Demian Bichir, Jose Julian and Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Amy: The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.
Batman (1989): Starring Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger and Jack Nicholson. The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Deliver Us from Evil (2014): Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
How To Steal A Million: Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole and Eli Wallach. Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her.
The Kings of Summer: Starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias. Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Like Sunday, Like Rain: Starring Julian Shatkin, Olga Merediz and Debra Messing. Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.
Lost in Translation: Starring Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Giovanni Ribisi. A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Men In Black: Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Fiorentino. A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extra terrestrial interactions on planet earth.
Night Watch (2004): Starring Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov and Mariya Poroshina. A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.
Nintendo Quest: A gaming enthusiast sets out with his friend for a road trip, hoping to buy all 678 officially-licensed Nintendo games in 30 days or less — with no online purchases allowed.
The Fifth Element: Starring Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.
The Fury: Starring Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes and Carrie Snodgress. A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
The Karate Kid (1984): Starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
The Truth About Emanuel: Starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina. A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.
To Be Or Not To Be (1983): Starring Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Ronny Graham. A Polish actor hatches a plan to escape with his wife when World War II hits.
Twelve O’Clock High: Starring Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe and Gary Merrill. A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.
Waking Ned Devine: Starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan. When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Adaline: Starring Jill Evyn, Lane Townsend and Jeremy Walker. Adaline's terrifying visions bleed through from the past and become Daniela's present-day nightmares.
Poldark Season 1: Starring Heida Reed, Eleanor Tomlinson and Kyle Soller. Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.
The Identity Theft Of Mitch Mustain: In 2005, Mitch Mustain was the top high school quarterback in America; the first ever consensus Gatorade, Parade, and USA Today Player of the Year. He began his college career with eight consecutive victories. Then, momentum stopped.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby: Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Amy Adams. Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
Chi-Raq: Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and John Cusack. A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Girls Season 2: Starring Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke and Allison Williams. A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.
Solomon Kane: Starring James Purefoy, Max von Sydow and Rachel Hurd-Wood. A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
The Newsroom Season 3: Starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and John Gallagher Jr. A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.
The Americans Season 3: Starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Holly Taylor. Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.
The New Yorker Presents Season 1: From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists.
Love & Friendship: Starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny and Xavier Samuel. While visiting her in-laws' estate to evade persistent rumors about her affairs, an 18th century widow endeavors to find husbands for herself and her reluctant daughter.
Digging for Fire: Starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt and Orlando Bloom. The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.
Inequality for All: A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.