Feb 1st - 15th Downloads
& DVDs
  • Spectre:  

    Daniel Craig’s fourth appearance as 007 is, I think, his best ever.  A secret from has past comes by way of a cryptic message that sends him on a worldwide hunt.  Along the way there are interesting parallels drawn between famous Bond villains of the past, and a little something about Dame Judy Dench’s “M” that comes as a surprise.  Christof Waltz is the villain here, playing Blofeld, and you can look for a larger role from Moneypenny (Naomi Harris) this time around.  One again Bond gets an Aston Martin, but this time such a limited run as there being just 10 like it in the world.  All the right people do the right things in an excellent Bond thriller. Rated 14A.

  • Crimson Peak:  

    The visual effects in this horror-thriller are outstanding as Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), is faced with a terrible tragedy at home in London, and in her grief, takes up with a handsome stranger, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) who seems to be of noble blood. Before she knows it, she has been whisked away to his family estate in Cumbria, far from any neighbours or towns, to live in a rundown mansion that she soon learns, is haunted by all manner of ghosts.  Jessica Chastain is Lucille, sister to Thomas, and it appears that she has a secret or two, as does the house itself.  Written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro, the scary stuff is very well done, in a non-slasher sort of way … and the horror is all too real.  Excellent movie! Rated 14A.

  • Grandma:  

    Lilly Tomlin is Elle, a grandmother with a difference.  She has just broken up with her longtime girlfriend, and is totally bummed out when her 16 year-old granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) shows up trying to borrow $600 for a medical emergency.  Elle is tapped out, otherwise she would help … as for the emergency, Sage, it turns out, is unexpectedly pregnant and wants to deal with it immediately.  Her mom, Elle’s daughter, doesn’t know a thing about it, and she and Elle have been estranged for years.  What ensues is a night of trying to shake all the bushes trying to find the cash.  A comedy with a tragic edge to it.  Not for every taste, but Tomlin is amazing.  Rated 14A.

  • Happy Gilmore (1996):

    Adam Sandler's first major hit as both an actor and a writer was based on a childhood friend who was a hockey fanatic.  Happy (Sandler) is a guy who is a major loser at most things.  He can't hold a job, he's a frustrated hockey player, and he doesn't see anyway he can help his grandmother keep her home when she falls behind on her taxes ... but it turns out he can drive a golf ball farther than most people, using a slapshot hockey stroke that sends the ball hundreds of yards.  Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, and Bob Barker co-star.  Shot in Vancouver, with an appearance by pro golfer Lee Trevino.  Rated 14A. 

Tropic Thunder (2008):

This action-comedy has suddenly become very relevant even though it's eight years old.  It's about a group of actors starring in a Vietnam-era war movie shot on location in the jungle, who are taken for the real thing when an armed conflict breaks out.  Since they look and act like soldiers, that's what the must be, and soon the fight is on.  The relevancy comes from the character Lazarus played by Robert Downey, Jr., who has undergone a surgical pigmentation procedure so that he can be a black man.  Rather than hire an African-American, better to just create one, seems to be the order of the day.  Along with Downey, Jr, it also stars Matthew MacConaughey, Ben Stiller, Danny McBride, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.  Rated 18A.