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December 16th - 22nd Downloads
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  • The Maze Runner:  

    An excellent young adult sci-fi thriller based on the novel by Jay Dashner in which a young man regains consciousness in a walled forest-like setting populated with other teens who have built a society of sorts, while trying to figure out the purpose and the mysteries of the maze in which they are imprisoned.  They don’t know what’s beyond the walls, which move and change their configuration each night … but the fastest and most fit leave each day to run the maze, trying to find a way out, and trying to avoid monstrous creatures bent on doing them harm.  Starring Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) as Thomas, a great supporting cast makes this a belivable adventure.  Rated 14A.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:  

    The evil Shredder and his minions have New York City at their mercy as the grip tightens, bringing civic and police officials under their control.  The only hope lies in the sewers of the great city where four turtle brothers, ninjas all, plan their defence.  Working with an intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her cameraman Vern (Will Arnett), the brothers, in this origins story, put their talents together and work out a strategy to free the city.  One of many films, animated and life action, with this title, the special effects here make the turtles more than real, offering a believable story … if you are 10 or under.  Rated PG.

  • Magic in the Moonlight: 

    Woody Allen wrote and directed this period piece, the story of a magician (Colin Firth) dedicated to revealing fake magicians and fake psychics, who has in his sights a mother and daughter (Marcia Gay Harden and Emma Stone) who claim to talk to the dead, and charge people for the privilege of participating.  As he investigates, he begins to wonder if perhaps the daughter, Sophie, is the real thing … plus he is beginning to have feelings for her.  Interesting film, typical of Woody Allen’s European work over the past two decades. Rated 14A.

  • Scrooged (1988):  

    Bill Murray has arguably done his best work ever - before or since - in this take off on the Charles Dickens story.  Here, Murray is Frank Cross, a TV executive with an attitude.  He hates Christmas, he hates kids, and he hates anyone who doesn't work as hard as he does.  Selfish, bad-tempered, and arrogant, there isn't much to like about Frank.  All of that changes when he is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve.  Watch Carol Kane, as the Ghost of Christmas Present, grab Frank's lip to get his attention.  When that scene was shot, she actually grabbed too hard, tearing his lip forcing filming to be postponed for more than a week. Rated 14A.

     

    The Possession (2012):  

    This horror-thriller is said to be based on an actual series of events, in which a young girl named Em (Natasha Calis) convinces her divorced dad on his weekend with her to buy a strange box at a yard sale ... actually a Dibbuk box of Jewish legend, it is said to contain an evil spirit confined to the box until it is opened by an unsuspecting person.  Em is unsuspecting, and soon very strange things begin to happen in her life an in the lives of her parents.  The spirit in the box takes possession of her, and aims to carry on its evil in a new way.  As a side note, the box is real, and those who have owned it over the years have all had unexplainable things happen in their lives.  A better-than-average thriller with no blood and guts, just a good, spooky story.  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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