April 5th - 11th Downloads
& DVDs
  • Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens:  

    By now everyone knows the big reveals that occur in the storyline of this extravaganza that reunites Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fischer as Princess Leia, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and the droids R2D2 and C3PO, don’t they?  I’m going to assume that, despite the incredible box office of this record-breaking film, there will still be many who don’t know the dirt on what really happens, and I’m not going to reveal that here.  I can tell you that another generation is being primed to carry the light saber forward, to use The Force, and to continue battling yet another evil empire.  And I can tell you that, as an ardent fan of the first three movies especially, that this one is very satisfying.  Will it play well on the home theatre system?  Actually, yes … easy to recommend this one for a good, long ride! Rated 14A.

  • #Horror:  

    Based on actual events, this movie follows the fates of six young teens, all friends, all assembled to participate in a social media game, and all cyber bullied almost to death.  As an observer, it’s easy to say that one would not get caught up in such a thing, but these girls did, and the results were horrific.  Chloe Sevigny (Bloodline, American Horror Story) leads a strong cast of emerging performers, anchored by veteran Timothy Hutton as their evening of fun becomes completely unravelled and then turns into a disaster. Rated 14A.

  • The Hallow (aka The Woods):  

    It’s the oldest theme in the horror business, a family moving into a remote, rundown, and maybe haunted home, has all kinds of weirdness happening around them … but what makes this one different is that it is set and shot in Ireland, the old home is actually a run-down mill, and what is found lurking in the forest are not little leprechauns, but rather horrors of an unspeakable nature.  Good special effects, and the absence of “name actors” makes this one a very believable horror-thriller. Rated 14A.

  • Side Effects (2013):

    Rooney Mara stars, and Steven Soderbergh directs, in this story of human drama ... and the drug business.  No, not THAT drug business ... the pharmaceutical business.  Jude Law is Jonathan Banks, a psychiatrist treating Mara's character for depression.  Her husband has recently been released from prison, and she should be happy about that, but she struggles with the darkness.  When Dr. Banks prescribes a new medication for her, it has a bizarre effect ... one that causes her to murder her husband.  With Banks' practice in a shambles, and his patient in a mental hospital prison ward, he frantically tries to put his life back together again.  Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones also star.  Rated 18A. 

Monsters (2010):

An interesting sci-fi thriller about an alien invasion that has earth occupied by otherworldly creatures who are slowly taking over the planet.  There are different places around that are worse than others, and an American journalist in Mexico knows that if one can get past the wall between that country and the US (no Donald Trump here) his new-found friend, an American tourist, may find safety.  Scott McNairy and Whitney Able star in this low-budget, yet scary version of a visit to our planet from non-friendlies.  Rated 14A.