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  • Spy:  

    Melissa McCarthy again, this time as a behind –the-scenes CIA “helper” who watches the real spies on video while giving them instructions as to what’s coming up behind them.  She is Susan Cooper, and she has the back of her main operative, Bradley Fine (Jude Law).  A sudden turn of events leaves the team needing an operative on the ground who can be completely undercover, and Susan gets the assignment, her first in the field.  Infiltrating the turf of an international arms dealer, she is soon over her head … or maybe not.  Jason Statham and Rose Byrne also star – directed and produced by Paul Fieg (Brides Maids). Rated 18A.

  • Poltergeist:  

    A reboot of the 1982 original, once again we have a family in a house in which strange things are happening, and a little girl named Madison (Kennedi Clements) who seems to be the focal point of the supernatural goings-on.  The parents, Eric and Amy (Sam Rockwell and Rosemary Dewitt) at first assume, as do all movie parents in a haunted house, that “there must be a logical explanation for this.  Yes, the logical explanation is that entities from beyond this reality want their little girl, and they will stop at nothing to get her.  Some very spooky scenes, especially when little Madison is abducted into some kind of separate dimension from the family, but is still in the house – somewhere and some-when.  A good, scary movie, and the director says, as many do, that the house in which they shot was …. Haunted. Rated14A.

  • Entourage:  

    This movie version of the HBO  TV series has most of the original cast present, including Kevin Connolly as Eric, Adrian Grenier as Vince, Jerry Ferrera as Turtle, and of course, Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold.  Picking up exactly where the TV show ended, we see Vince being offered a role in a movie that Ari is producing.  Vince agrees to it, but only on the condition that he direct.  Vince has never directed anything … he couldn’t direct a car out of a garage … but the agreement is made, and soon the trouble abounds.  The budget, according to Vince, is just a suggestion, a vague guideline, not a rule.  So … into the tank everyone goes, struggling to get out.  It doesn’t really go anywhere, but fans of the series will be happy that the movie wraps things up nicely.  Sort of.  Rated 18A.


  • The Departed (2006):

     Timing is always everything, and I don't believe in coincidences, so here's Netflix getting a little boost from Johnny Depp.  Jack Nicholson is the star here, a mob boss named Frank Costello in South Boston, based entirely on the real-life Whitey Bulger whom Depp plays in Black Mass which opens this weekend.  Costello is one part charming, one part king cobra and one part harbinger of doom as he allows no one to take advantage of anything that he doesn't sanction.  Cruel, ruthless, and totally diabolical, Nicholson's portrayal is excellent.  Leo DiCaprio and Matt Damon also star, along with Martin Sheen and Mark Wahlberg.  Excellent for those who like a good mob story.  Rated 18A.  


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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