Streaming has become more popular than ever, and while COVID restrictions have kept moviegoers mostly out of theaters for the last year, Amazon Prime makes watching new movies from home easy. The platform offers “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Cry Macho,” “Candyman,” and other movies recently in theaters.
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The story of televangelist, author, and singer Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield) unfolds in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” The film explores Bakker’s rise to larger-than-life religious celebrity known for her signature faux eyelashes, and the financial struggles, schemes, and scandals that threatened to topple the couple’s empire.
In “Cry Macho,” Clint Eastwood portrays a washed-up rodeo star hired to bring his boss’ son back home from Mexico. The film was simultaneously released in theaters on HBO Max in September but it only remained on the streaming platform for 31 days. Amazon Prime gives you the option to rent “Cry Macho” for $19.99 (you’ll have 30 days to watch and 48 hours to finish once you start), or purchase a digital Ultra-HD version of the film for $24.99.
A sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” picks up 27 years after the original. The plot centers on an artist (Yahya Abdul Mateen II) who becomes obsessed with the urban legend and unwittingly unleashes a wave of violence. Teyonah Parris, Vanessa E. Williams, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Kyle Kaminsky also star in the supernatural slasher film. DaCosta, who made her feature film debut with “Candyman,” also co-wrote the movie alongside Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.
Dev Patel stars as Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, in this fantasy adventure film written and directed by David Lowery. Adapted from the Arthurian legend, the film’s plot finds Gawain setting off on an epic quest that will test his inner courage as he sets out to confront the Green Knight. Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, and Ralph Ineson are included in the cast.
Jennifer Hudson takes on the role of the Queen of Soul in “Respect.” The film begins in 1952 with Aretha Franklin as a kid singing in her father’s choir in Detroit and follows her journey to international stardom. Franklin herself handpicked Hudson for this role prior to her death in 2018.
Picking up where its predecessor left off, “Don’t Breathe 2” follows Norman “The Blind Man” Nordstrom while living a life of seclusion with only a young girl who serves as a family member until she’s kidnapped. This forces Nordstrom to tap deeper into his dark ways to get her back.
The government has implemented a purge system created as a way to cleanse the country of crime by reserving all misconduct for a 12-hour period once a year, where all lawlessness (no matter how brutal) is completely legal. In “The Forever Purge,” the annual event has ended but a group of troublemakers decide that it should go on forever. Two Texas families must now come together to survive and flee the country when Mexico opens its borders for six hours to help Americans. “The Forever Purge” stars Ana de la Reguera, Joshua Lucas, Levin Rambin, Tenoch Herrera, and William Patton.