I don't know about you, but I'm in full eskimo igloo/bear hibernation mode. It’s finally properly wintry in Aberdeen. There’s a dusting of snow (and mainly ice) on the ground, which means venturing outdoors is not particularly enticing at the moment. So it’s a good excuse to wrap up warm and have some hot cocoa and popcorn (yeah I'm fantasizing, I'm still on no carbs six days of the week - this bear needs to get rid of her winter layers!), and watch lots and lots of t.v./films, if that's your bag. Here are a few things that I’m watching/ have enjoyed recently for anyone stuck for something to watch. In the U.K. there's not much on t.v., a few things are trickling back after the U.S. break (we follow you guys to some extent with U.S. shows, some of them we're just a week or two behind on). Anyway...
I will briefly recommend a few in the "new to Prime" list (some of which aren't very new but alas):
Anna Karenina: Perfect lush wintry version of doomed Russian romance. Beautiful costumes and set design.
Leap Year: It's corny, it's full of truly diabolical cliches about Ireland, but it has Amy Adams and Matthew Goode in it.Matthew Goode, I repeat, Matthew Goode (fans self - he was in Downton Abbey Christmas special, why did no one tell me?!), doing a dodgy Irish accent but irresistible all the same.
Chinese Puzzle: Romain Duris + Audrey Tautou, in a French/English rom com set in New York. Parfait. Sarah and I have a long standing date to watch the previous two films of this French trilogy.
Going the Distance: Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this long distance rom-com. it's really not the best but I like Drew so will watch anything she's in.
Non-Stop: Confession: I LOVE bad Liam Neeson films where he's a grizzled one man rescue mission. I'm one of them. I plan on watching and savouring Taken 2 on Prime the next chance I get. If it wasn't so yucky out I would probably go see the third one in the cinema. I don't know what is wrong with me! This movie involves Liam Neeson as an alcoholic air marshal/disgraced former cop dealing with an unknown terrorist on a plane. It also stars Julianne Moore and Lady Mary from Downton Abbey as an air hostess. It has a good premise but kind of runs out of steam mid-way through. As far as thrillers on board an airplane go, it's not as good as the Jodi Foster one or the Cillian Murphy one but is watchable enough nonsense. Liam Neeson may or may not save the day. I'm so ashamed of myself right now....