Thanksgiving is drawing to a close, and Christmas is right around the corner. You will be dealing with an influx of family members coming and going through your doors, bringing presents and looking for food. And when the dust settles, everyone’s going to crash on your couch, snack on your food, and stream some of your entertainment. Well, you are in luck. Amazon Prime is refreshing its streaming options for December, and adding a few gems to the lineup. Here rae five movies you can stream, as an Amazon Prime member, in December (as well as the dates that they will be made available). What are you going to watch tonight?
Selfishly, I’m glad I can stream Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi adventure Interstellar over and over now because I’m not entirely sure I understood everything that happened. Especially at the end. With his daughter. And the book case. And Matt Damon’s astronaut. And his much older daughter. Yeah, I’m still very lost. Time to stream!
Ava DuVernay’s historical account of the important work completed by Dr. Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement was a must-see for so many reasons. Not only did the director masterfully recreate the passion (and, yes, turmoil) of the era, but she coaxed a devastatingly brilliant performance from leading man David Oyelowo as King. If you didn’t catch this one in theaters at the time, see it now. It is guaranteed to move you.
Something’s Gotta Give
Some days, all you want out of a feature films is Movie Stars (capitalized, for emphasis) filling the screen with charisma, personality, wit and light. You know, all of the things that helped them become Movie Stars in the first place. Few in this industry are bigger than Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and when the two collaborated with Nancy Meyers (The Intern, The Holiday), they created a sweetly memorable concoction. Seeing as how Nicholson never acts anymore, give this one a stream to remind yourself how great he is/was/will forever be.
Once upon a time, Jim Belushi was a bona fide Hollywood leading man. I’m not joking! But Belushi’s hang-dog presence isn’t the reason we’re recommending you stream the sweet and surprisingly charming Curly Sue. You might not know, but this one was written and directed by the late, great John Hughes – serving as the last film he ever directed. It’s not on the same level as his teen-icon masterpieces, from Sixteen Candles to The Breakfast Club. But it has enough of this inherent talents in it to garner a watch.
Do you know how many Free Willy movies they made? Do you? The answer is four. There were four movies made about kids trying to free a trapped whale. Oh, they didn’t ALL focus on the freeing of the whale. But the fact that Hollywood recycled the franchise that many times is ALMOST as ludicrous as the fact that there are TWO Weekend at Bernie’s movies. Still, the first Free Willy was a crowd-pleasing hit, and thanks to Amazon Prime, you can find out why for free.
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