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December 9th - 15th Downloads
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy:  

    One of the legitimate mega-hits of the current year, this sci-fi action thriller has it all – a solid story, great characters, plenty of humour, and a wide-open doorway to a sequel.  Chris Pratt (Parks & Rec) is Peter Quill, aka Starlord, a sort of two-bit con artist on a galactic scale.  To help save the universe from a diabolical threat, he teams up with alien confreres including a walking tree (voice of Vin Diesel), and a gun-toting raccoon (voice of Bradley Cooper).  Green-skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana) works for the bad guys, but you can never really be sure who is on who’s side when con artists are in play.  Rated 14A.

  • Dolphin Tale 2:

    After a great showing by the 2011 original that featured the story of a dolphin who had lost her tail in a lobster trap, and faced death by drowning were it not for a team of specialists from a Florida aquarium, real life people played by Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, and Harry Connick, Jr.  It looked like all would be happily ever after for the young dolphin named Winter … but as the second movie opens, we learn that Winter’s tankmate and surrogate mother dies, meaning, unless a new partner can be found, that Winter will be sent away.  Nobody wants that to happen, we everyone goes to work once again trying to save the day.  A terrific family film well worth watching!  Rated PG.

  • When the Game Stands Tall: 

    High School and college football are almost a religion in the U.S. and this is one of many movies based on actual events in the lives of players and coaches whose fortunes rise and fall with the numbers in the “win” column.  This is the story of the De La Salle High School Spartans who won 151 games in a row under coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) which amounts to a 12 years running, a record in all of American sports.  It’s also the story of what happened when the team lost its first game in more than a decade, a story of character, common sense, and positive behaviour.  No swearing, no violence, no sex … just a solid story that will resonate with all ages. Rated PG.

  • The Addams Family  (1991):  

    Based on the ‘60s TV series, we have Angelica Huston as Morticia, and Raul Julia as Gomez, heads of the family that lives in that scary mansion on the corner – the one with the bats flying out of the attic.  A nonsensical plot about a crooked accountant trying to slip a fake Uncle Fester into the Addams’ treasure vault doesn’t really matter – it’s all about style.  Christopher Lloyd is Fester, and Christina Ricci is Wednesday Addams. Rated PG.

     

    4 Minute Mile (2014):  

    A good cast here, with Kim Basinger and Richard Jenkins, in the story of a young man from a disadvantaged background (Cam Gigandet of Seal Team Six) who has a chance encounter with a has-been track coach who is mad at the world and heading nowhere.  The two form an unusual friendship, and soon the coach sees outstanding athletic potential in the young man.  It looks like a fairly standard storyline … until a big twist changes everything. Rated 14A.

     

EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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