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Feb 15th - 23rd Downloads
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  • Black Mass:  

    Johnny Depp completely disappears into the character of real-life Boston criminal Whitey Bulger in a superb portrayal of one of the most vicious gangsters ever to work the means streets of that city.  Bulger was a master manipulator, even using the FBI to his own advantage by playing the role of informer, which had the Federal officers clean up the streets of his competition, leaving things wide open for Whitey and his gang.  Based on actual events, and using an amazing portrayal by Depp, this is an excellent, although very, very tough movie. Rated 18A.


  • The 33:  

    This real-life disaster movie about 33 Chilean miners being trapped underground after a mine cave-in had them in the dark and facing death every day for 69 days until their eventual rescue as part of an international effort that had many attempts and many failures until the eventual success.  The movie tanked at the box office, which was disappointing, as it is an accurate and gripping portrayal of what happened to these men, lead by Antonio Banderas in a key role.  Tragically, almost all the miners, after their amazing rescue, returned to their lives of poverty and disadvantage … and none received any money at all from the book about the event, or from the proceeds of this movie. Rated 14A.


  • Steve Jobs:  

    Michael Fassbender takes on the title role here, in which is not a biography of the Apple founder and on-again-off-again CEO, but rather is as much a study on the evolution of digital media as it is the man himself.  Jobs was famous for his product launches with always broke new ground, and that’s what we see here, as the movie takes us behind the scenes of three successive launches, offering the world the iPod, iPad, and the iPhone. If what you’re looking for is real insight into the man himself, you really don’t get it from this movie, which explores the technology more than Jobs – but there are flashes of reality that help us remember that he was a genius, but not a very nice man!  Rated 14A.



  • The Lego Movie (2015):

     You don't have to be 10 years old to totally get the action and the nuances of Lego-mania in this excellent animated feature that tells the story of Emmett, a regular guy, a construction worker, who seems to be singled out by powers above, for something very special.  Great appearances here by Lego versions of Batman, Han Solo, and a non-animated character played by Will Ferrell, "The Man Upstairs."  Excellent imagination used here, with an action-packed story.  Rated PG. 





Australia (2008):

 This epic film that stars Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman has the look, the scope, and the feel of a spectacle such as Gone With the Wind, although it's really a story of the challenges of a cattleman in Northern Australia in the days just before World War II.  The characters are bigger than life with Nicole Kidman as Lady Sara Ashley, and the Japanese attack on the Aussie homeland ads a harshly realistic spin to the proceedings. Overly long at almost three hours, but still a good choice.  Rated 14A.