Amazon Vs Netflix – Pick of the Week – 24th November
November 24, 2016 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments
This week we’ve got a dirty old man and a stuffy lawyer type. A warship with an intergalactic score to settle. Jackie Chan earning another paycheck with Johnny Knoxville. Woody Harrelson and The Falcon pulling off a bank heist, as well as some old farts talking about cars.
Dirty Grandpa – Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.
Skip Trace – Hong Kong detective Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan) has been tracking notorious crime boss “Matador” – whom he believes to be businessman Victor Wong (Winston Chao) – for over a decade after the death of Bennie’s partner Yung (Eric Tsang). When Yung’s daughter Samantha (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, Bennie must team up with American conman, Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville) to battle against the notorious Chinese criminal.
Battleship – Lt. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is a weapons officer aboard the destroyer USS John Paul Jones, while his older brother, Stone (Alexander Skarsgård), is the commanding officer of the USS Sampson. Unknown to Alex, Stone or the rest of the U.S. Navy, alien invaders have arrived on Earth with plans to steal Earth’s resources. When a confrontation with the invaders knocks out the Navy’s radar capability, American and Japanese forces must work together to find a way to save the planet
Triple 9 – Bullets fly on the Atlanta freeway as armed thieves make their getaway following a bank robbery in broad daylight. Unhappy with the results, ruthless gangster Irina Vlaslov orders the men to pull off another job. One member of the team is Marcus Belmont (Anthony Mackie), a crooked cop who gets saddled with Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), his new but incorruptible police partner. As Belmont and his cohorts lay the groundwork for the heist, they come up with a devious plan to use Allen as their pawn.
Pick of the week
Amazon – The Grand Tour
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back with The Grand Tour. A show about adventure, excitement and friendship… as long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find extremely annoying. Sometimes it’s even a show about cars. Follow them on their global adventure.
If you didn’t like Top Gear then you probably won’t be fussed on my pick of the week. It’s amazon’s biggest gamble yet as you can tell by the production values. Clarkson, Hammond and May have a loyal (sometimes worryingly so) fanbase though so they’ll get their money’s worth. The first episode was this week with more to come afterwards.