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June 3rd-10th Downloads
& DVDs
 
  • Lone Survivor:    

    June 2005: Afghanistan:  Marcus Lutrell and his team of five Navy Seals are deployed behind enemy lines to capture or kill a chief Taliban leader.  The Seals have to obey the rules of engagement, the Taliban do not.  Things come unhinged when their recon spot is compromised by three Afghani goat herders, young boys mostly.  Now the question:  kill them and be secure, or allow them to carry on, and warn the village below?  They make the right choice, and soon a firefight of huge proportions is going on … and the title tells us the outcome.  Excellent, although difficult to watch film with Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster. True story all the way!  Rated 18A.

  • Son of God:   

    An edited-down version of the History channel mini-series “The Bible,” this excellent production focuses on the life of Jesus from His birth to His Crucifixion and Resurrection.  Most of the cast is international in nature with Spanish actor Diogo Morgado in the lead role.  One face you will recognize is that of Roma Downey who plays Mary, Mother of Jesus.  She and her husband Mark Burnett (Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice) produced the mini-series, created this movie out of that work, and have announced a History channel sequel that will look at the spread of Christianity after Jesus left the earth.  Rated 14A.   

  • Robo Cop:  

    Reviews on this remake of the 1987 original were mixed, but I found it a far better film than the first one with Peter Weller.  This time around it’s Swedish actor Joel Kinneman who is 2028 Detroit city police officer ambushed and critically wounded by the bad guys.  Modern technology allows what’s left of him to be placed into a robot body creating a new kind of law enforcement officer.  I found the humanity exhibited by Kinneman, and the script which was more believable, a cut above the original.  Good movie! Rated 14A.

  • The Lucky One (2012):

    Zac Efron is Logan, a US Marine who served three tours in Iraq, and whose life was saved, he believes, when he spotted the photograph of a woman on the ground in some rubble, moved away from his buddies to pick it up at the same moment a mortar shell pounded into the exact spot in which he had just been standing.  Feeling like he owes his life to this unknown person, when he gets Stateside, he devotes his life to trying to find her, and he does, in the person of Beth (Taylor Schilling) living in a small Louisiana town.  He cannot bring himself to explain how he ended up there because she thinks their meeting was a coincidence.  Rated  14A.

     

    Passengers (2008):

    I really like this much-overlooked movie from six years back.  It didn't get a lot of notice back then, but in today's twist-ending world, it's one of the better films of the genre.  Good cast that includes Anne Hathaway as a psychologist and grief counselor, and Patrick Wilson as a plane crash survivor.  Hathaway is Claire, a woman who feels that something more is afoot as the six survivors that she is interviewing, and helping deal with what happened, all tell different versions of what happened during the crash.  Some heard an explosion, others say that definitely did not happen ... and when the survivors begin disappearing, one-by-one, things get even more strange.  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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