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What To Watch On Amazon Prime This Week (April 7-April 20)

A hit movie from just a few months ago joins Amazon.

The Amazon Prime highlight: “Mid90s,” a movie that debuted Oct. 19, 2018.

Premise: A 13-year-old living in Los Angeles during the 1990s stumbles into a crew of skateboarders to hang with. These older friends steer him into new adventures and disasters.

Sum-up: Directed and written by Jonah Hill, “Mid90s” captures a unique but authentic-seeming story from a recognizable moment in American youth culture. The journey of the 13-year-old somehow achieves mature stakes and tragedy, while still maintaining believability. Hill also captures a few shots that rival the cinematic moments of the best directors.

Heads-up: I’ll avoid spoilers, but the narrative veers into problematic territory without addressing these uncomfortable choices. Occasionally, awful things happen for seemingly the sole reason of being interesting story-wise, rather than keeping a faithfulness to the characters.

Will everyone be talking about this? The movie earned quite a bit of buzz last fall. This has cult classic potential.

Check out the trailer for “Mid90s” below.

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"Mid90s" on Amazon Prime.
"Mid90s" on Amazon Prime.

Here’s the trailer:

What’s New This Week on Amazon Prime:

April 8

  • Finding Your Feet (2018)
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

April 12

  • Bug Diaries, Season 1
  • Diablo Guardian, Season 2

April 17

  • Overboard (2018)

April 18

  • Mid90s (2018)

April 19

  • Bosch, Season 5