Anyway, it’s pretty impressive how many times Keanu Reeves has managed to revive his career after you thought the actor was gone for the first time. But the 1990s were particularly tough, because with “Gefahrliche Surfung”, “Speed” and “MatrixWithin a decade, Reeves was able to produce three style-defining genre masterpieces that still work brilliantly today.
But that’s not all: With “The Devil’s Order” another Reeves highlight started in German cinemas in 1998. Taylor Hackford’s film is an extremely atmospheric mixture of occult shocker and legal thriller branded as John Grisham (“The Firm”). You don’t know the horror thriller yet? If you want to watch it with an Amazon Prime Video subscription, you’ll have to hurry up because “The Devil’s Advocate” disappears from here tomorrow, August 18th!
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The successful lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is a young climber from a small southern town and can already look back on 64 (!) consecutive court hearings. But in order to maintain this success rate, he occasionally uses morally rather questionable methods. This draws the attention of the head of a major New York law firm, John Milton (Al Pacino), to the young upstart.
Milton offers Kevin a job, a handsome fee, and a huge apartment on Fifth Avenue. After a moment’s hesitation, Kevin accepts the offer and moves with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) from the provinces to the big city. At first, the two are enthusiastic about the new life and Kevin really thrives in his position. But Mary Ann soon notices that something is fishy about the company. The strange happenings keep increasing and Milton seems to be far more than he pretends to be…
There is no question: “Trainspotting” is one of the biggest cult films of the 1990s, along with “Pulp Fiction” and “The Big Lebowski”. It goes without saying that a sequel can also backfire enormously, especially in relation to the iconic status of the original. However, Danny Boyle has managed to deliver a more than worthy sequel with “Trainspotting 2” 20 years after the first part.
If you don’t know “Trainspotting 2” yet and have parked it on your Prime watch list because you’re still waiting for the right moment for the film, then it has probably come now, because on August 18th it will also disappear from the subscription from Amazon Prime Video. With “The Devil’s Advocate” and “Trainspotting 2” you would have a more than top-class film evening ahead of you!
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20 years after Mark (Ewan McGregor) left Edinburgh to seek his fortune in Amsterdam to try, he is now returning to his Scottish homeland. There he not only helps his old buddy Spud (Ewen Bremner), who is still addicted to drugs, but also has to confront his once best friend Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), whom he cheated out of a lot of money before he ran off is.
After a brief welcome brawl, the two decide to do something together again. Because Sick Boy wants to put an end to his badly running bar and open a high-class sauna club together with Mark. Too bad the fourth member of the former gang, Begbie (Robert Carlyle), just escaped from prison – and he’s still mad at Mark…
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