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Feb 25th - Mar 3rd Downloads
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  • 1. GRAVITY:

    A chance to see a mulit-Oscar-nominated film well before the Oscars!  Sandra Bullock for Best Actress, Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director, a number of technical nominations, and a nom for Best Picture.  A warning here … this film just doesn’t play as well on home theatre screens as compared to the 3D and big-screen approach that made is so spectacular.  It’s good, but not great without the movie theatre environment, as the story is a little thin, which you didn’t notice on the big screen.  George Clooney also stars … but it’s the visual aspect that is so stunning.  Rated 14A.

  • 2. NEBRASKA:  

    Another Oscar-nominated film, this time with Bruce Dern up for Best Actor. Dern is Woody Grant, an old man damaged by booze and perhaps a touch of dementia, who believes he has won the lottery, and has to go from his current home in Billings, Montana, to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect his prize.  He won’t believe his estranged son David (Will Forte) that this win is a scam, and he decides to walk the thousand or so miles.  David, out of frustration, takes his father to Lincoln, spending their time together trying to figure out his old man.  Shot in black-and-white, an interesting road movie! Rated PG.   

  • 3. THOR 2: THE DARK WORLD:  

    Thor (Chris Hemsworth) promised Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in the first Thor movie in 2011 that he would be back, having to head back to the heavens to deal with issues back home.  Well, he’s b-a-a-a-a-ck, and the trouble is just beginning as Jane is possessed by an ancient and deadly power that threatens the world of the gods as well as our own planet.  Great special effects, and a good follow-up to the first film. Rated 14A.

  • 1. MERCURY MAN (2006):  

    This is the first superhero movie to come out of Thailand, and when released, was hoping for the kind of international success enjoyed by Spider-Man.  No chance of that … it didn’t even get release outside of South-East Asia, although the title character, a fireman who is transformed into a superhero when a foreign substance enters his body, is pretty good. Rated 18A.

     

    2. FOUR (2012):

    A film that got acclaim at festivals both in North America and abroad is a frank depiction of four different people on the Fourth of July.  Joe Wendell Pierce from the Michael J. Fox Show) is married with an ailing wife and a teenage daughter.  Joe is secretly gay, and on this one night, we learn about his journey, and that of his daughter left to care for he mother while he is on a “business trip.” Rated 18A.

     

    3. NASHVILLE, SEASON 1 (2013):

    If you missed out, here’s a chance to binge-watch a great series with some outstanding country music.  Connie Britton and Hayden Pannetierre star … and both do all their own singing!

     

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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