Mar 8th - 14th Downloads
& DVDs
  • In the Heart of the Sea:  

    This one landed at the box office with a thud, but it’s a better movie than the numbers.  Ron Howard directed this tale of bravery among 19th century whalers who went where no one had gone before – to an amazing whaling ground found only after many months at sea … they found something else too – a great white whale that attacked their boats protecting the gigantic pod.  This is the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  The special effects are good, the challenges the men faced, adrift in shattered boats facing the unknown.  Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy star. Rated 14A.

  • The Peanuts Movie:  

    I wondered, while this film was in production, just how there could be enough material for yet another movie based on the cartoon characters created by the late Charles Schulz.  Well, worry not – this film is jam-packed with action, heart-warming moments, and a lot of genuine laughs.  We have the ongoing fight between Snoopy and the Red Baron, we have Charlie Brown kicking the football while Lucy pulls it away, and we have the Little Red-Haired Girl … with a developing story around that relationship.  Excellent movie! Rated 14A.

  • Victor Frankenstein:  

    Another one that landed with a thud at the box office, but it deserved everything it got, which was almost nothing.  Daniel Radcliff is excellent as Igor, Victor Frankenstein’s assistant, and the entire story is seen through his eyes, but it just seems that this genre cannot take another origins-of-the-monster movie.  It shudders, lurches, and groans like the creature itself. James McAvoy stars as the well-meaning-but-evil doctor.  Rated 14A.

  • Winter's Tale (2014):

    I am surprised that this movie tanked at the box office.  The fact that it stars Colin Farrell should be enough on its own to have made it a success, but perhaps the high-concept story set some potential viewers aback.  Farrell is an auto mechanic and a thief who is robbing the home of a wealth New York family, believing that no one is home.  But their wheelchair-bound daughter (Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abby) catches him in the act.  What ensues is a magical fantasy that is part time-travel, part alternate universe, and part love story.  You have to pay attention as it plays out, but it's a terrific, and underrated film.  Rated 14A.

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980):

 Sissy Spacek did all her own singing in this biopic about the live and times of Loretta Lynn, the Queen of Country music. Born in Butcher's Holler, Kentucky, married as a young teen, a grandmother in her 30s, and a talent that just would not quit, this story of persistence, perseverance,  heartbreak and tragedy is worthy of a country song all on its own ... and it's got one - the title track.  Tommy Lee Jones also stars.  Rated 14A.