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Mar 15th - 21st Downloads
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  • Brooklyn:  

    A wonderful film that tells the story of a young woman named Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who, in the early 1950s, decides to leave her older sister and her widowed mother in the Old Country, and seek a new life across the Atlantic Ocean in New York.  A Canadian/Irish co-production, Montreal fills in for Brooklyn in a period piece that is a romance, a drama, and beautiful slice of a world that no longer exists.  Great characters, and a wonderful story. Rated 14A.



  • The Big Short:  

    This movie is to the stock market as Moneyball was to baseball, and it’s no surprise as it shares the same producers, including Brad Pitt, who also has a small role in the film.  Christian Bale is the real-life Michael Burry, a financial expert who first went on record having figured out that Wall Street was betting against the big banks and against the average consumer, a strategy that helped create and maintain the worldwide financial meltdown of 2008.  Steve Carrell is excellent as Mark Baum, another real person who participated in what happened, and Ryan Gosling is superb as money manager Jared Vennett.  The saddest part of this big reveal is that it seems that we have not, despite the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, and a few lives, learned anything at all from it. Rated 14A.

  • Carol:  

    Forbidden love between two women is explored here in the 1950s during a time when such things were not spoken of.  Cate Blanchett is the title character, a woman who develops a relationship with another young lady (Rooney Mara) in a series of events that cannot end well for anyone.  If this were the present day, it wouldn’t even be a story worth telling, but because of the times, which are captured perfectly, everything occurs in the shadows.  Rated 18A.


  • The Monuments Men (2014):

    George Clooney is all over this World War II era true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history.  He wrote, produced, directed, and stars in the story of a select group of soldiers who's skills were not of the battlefield, but rather of a more artistic bent.  As the Nazis were falling in the closing months of the war, Hitler had ordered the destruction of all the collectible art that his followers had stolen from museums, galleries, and individuals.  The Monument Men were a collection of art experts, curators, and museum directors sent to save everything that was saveable, with their lives in the balance.  It did not do much at the box office, but it's a great concept, well-executed, with a fine cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and John Goodman.  Rated 14A. 


The Burbs (1989):

 Tom Hanks wasn't yet the huge star he is today when this film was made, long before Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, and Saving Private Ryan.  He's just a regular guy in a regular suburban neighbourhood when something strange happens - a new family moves in.  No one sees them, no one hears from them, but everyone believes something evil is afoot.  When an ordinary neighbour disappears, the rest of the residents are certain it's the new people up to no good.  Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and Corey Feldman also star.  Rated 14A.