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Dec 15th - 21st Downloads
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  • Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation:  

    The fifth, a perhaps the best, in the MI series, Tom Cruise once again plays Ethan Hunt, does most of his own stunts, including a nail-biter as he hangs on to the outside of a large transport plane that is airborne – no blue screen work here- that’s really Cruise at 5,000 feet and climbing.  The IMF team has been disbanded, the result of internal factions at high government levels that want it decommissioned, so they go rogue to redeem their good name, and the safety and security of the free world.  Simon Pegg is back as Benji Dunn, Hunt’s techie helper, and Rebecca Ferguson is also into doing her own stunt work as Ilsa Faust – a foreign operative that may be on Hunt’s side … and maybe not.  Great action!! Rated 14A.



  • Maze Runner: Scorch Trials:  

    A serviceable follow-up to last year’s initial instalment based on the YA books in which a dystopian future society is the setting.  Dylan O’Brian is back as Thomas, reprising his role as a rebellious young man who becomes the de facto leader of the group originally confined to the Maze in the first movie.  Now, it’s out of the frying pan, and you … know!  The group is now outside in the open, in the ruins of a major city, pursued by one faction, and trying to make allies out of another.  Good movie … unless you read the book – the story in the film departs significantly from the printed page, which upset some fans.  Rated14A.


  • Fantastic Four:  

    A box office dud, this is Marvel’s oldest franchise, which, despite previous attempts to make a credible film, still doesn’t work.  There were two movies with a different cast in 05 and 07 that were better received than this one.  An origins story, trying to reboot the franchise, we see the team, played by Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell becoming their alter egos, including The Thing, and the Human Torch.  Of course there’s a major villain, Dr. Doom, and a little too much dialogue for an action film.  Worth seeing, but not the best superhero movie ever. Rated 14A.




  • Grudge Match (2013):

     Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as boxers from back in the day - the inference here is "Rocky" VS "Raging Bull" but it's not quite that strong a film.  Have to give these two actors credit though, to be out there in their '60s playing the kind of roles that helped make them famous.  Stallone is Henry "Razor" Sharp and De Niro is Billy "The Kid" McDonnen, a pair of pugilists who, 30 years before, were supposed to have a big winner-take-all match but Razor backed out because he learned that Billy got his girl, Sally Rose, pregnant.  Now it's three decades later, a lot of things have changed, but the grudge is still there, and it's going to be resolved in the ring.  Rated 14A. 



9 To 5 (1980):

 35 years ago this film, which stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, was a huge hit, and it still plays very well whenever it shows up.  Dabney Coleman is the mean, sexist boss who makes these three working girls lives a living hell until they decide to get even with a scheme that changes everything.  They tie him up in his own house, take control of the business, and generally terrorize him in the same fashion that he terrorized them.  It's a great revenge movie with some great characters.  Rated 14A.