for December 21
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Nicolas Cage and family are back, this time looking for the “greatest secret ever kept.”
  • Charlie Wilson's War

    A true story in which Tom Hanks plays a US senator who, in 1979, helped the Mjahadeen in Afghanistan with money and weapons.
  • Sweeny Todd

    Johnny Depp... this is what Edward Scissorhands must look like all grown up!
  • 1. The Simpsons Movie

    Full frontal nudity on the part of Bart Simpson is just one of the things you’ll see here that you won’t get on the TV show. The rest is pretty standard stuff as Homer single-handedly seems to destroy the environment. My favourite part of the film is the opening scene where an Itchy and Scratchy episode being watched in a theatre elicits the question, “Who would pay to watch something in a movie theatre that you can see at home on television for free?” Indeed! Rated PG. Also available in Blu-Ray HD DVD.

  • 2. Stardust

    One of the most underrated films of the year, this delightful fantasy stars Charlie Cox and Claire Danes. He promises the girl of his dreams that he will fetch a fallen star to prove his love, but the star turns out to be much, much more than a meteorite – it’s a beautiful young woman who is also being pursued by a witch (Michelle Pfieffer), four ghosts, and a band of brothers. A truly unique movie! Rated PG. Also Available in HD DVD.

  • 3. Balls of Furry

    If ping pong were an extreme sport, this is the movie that would highlight it. A spoof of some sort, the focus here is on a down-and-out world-class ping-ponger, and the corrupt world around the sport that tries to drag him back in. It’s all played for laughs, and Christopher Walken as a Zen ping pong master is over the top. This one’s an acquired taste. I found it just okay... but others found it very funny. Rated PG.

  • Rick´s Pick: Stardust

    Michelle Pfieffer’s turn as the wicked witch is worth the price of the rental alone here – this is a great spin on the standard fantasy-fairytale story.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
My favourite Christmas movie of all time, I know you can see it on TV anytime, but renting the DVD allows you to see it fully restored and commercial-free. Selected as the “best film never to win an Oscar”, it was a loser at the box office in post WW II North America... television years later made it a hit.
  • I am Legend

    Will Smith is buff and solid as Robert Neville, who may be the last man alive in a post-apocalyptic New York City. Great special effects, and a terrific building of terror.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks

    The kids will love the animated/live action antics of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore – adults, no so much.