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April 26th - May 2nd Downloads
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy:

    An excellent sci-fi action yarn in which Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill, an intergalactic bad boy and con man, in what is really an updated version of Han Solo from Star Wars.  Quill was abducted by aliens in his early teens, and now prowls the cosmos looking for whatever he can find.  A mysterious orb that he “sort of” steals, becomes the object of a galaxy-wide hunt, and it’s Quill for whom they are looking.  He puts together a band of criminals, some petty, and some not so much, to try to save not only his corner of the galaxy, but the whole thing.  Zoe Saldana stars along with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  Rated 14A.

  • Ride Along 2:

    Why make a sequel to a less-than-two-year-old movie that was pretty much slammed by critics and reviewers?  Simple: 2014’s Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube made a ton of money, so why not make a sequel about Ben (hart) and James (Ice Cube) in which Ben wants to marry James’ sister … but first hast to be checked out by the big brother who is a cop.  Ben is forced to do a ride-along so he can be observed, but soon, big trouble ensues whtih a bunch of bad guys.  Ben did so well then, that now, in this movie, he’s a cop too, and they are en route to Miami by car for the nuptials … but soon, big trouble ensues.  The comedy is very broad, not sophisticated … but funny. Rated 14A.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

    Looking towards this summer’s release of the next Captain America movie, this one has all the old gang back including Chris Evans as Cap, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.  The Cap has been in suspended animation, and he wakes up in a future world – future for him, present for us, where he faces a major foe from a previous age.  Great action and special effects, along with The Falcon and The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson at his side.  Rated 14A.



  • Doorway to Heaven (2013):

    Unlike the number of faith-based movies that have done very well at the box office in the past year or so, this is one of those that gives the genre a bad name.  Originally available exclusively at Wal-Mart, and starring one-time Superman from Lois & Clark, Dean Caine, and long-ago Blade Runner star Joanna Cassidy, the movie belongs to then-12-year-old Kirstin Dorn who plays the obligatory young girl, here named Riley, who sees Heaven while falling out of a tall tree where she was trying to retrieve a soccer ball, and then is tied to a story about faith - if you have faith and believe in God, you can make miracles.  Riley's brush with heaven leaves her with the power to heal, but she can't heal her parent's failing marriage, and she can't resurrect her recently deceased and much-beloved grandpa.  The production values are so-so, and the writing leaves a lot to be desired as this is clearly a 30 minute story painfully stretched to something just over an hour-and-a-half.  Rated G.

Chinatown (1974):

This Roman Polanski picture set in 1937 Los Angeles, featuring a cheating-husband-seeking private investigator was a clean sweep of all the big awards at the Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actress for Faye Dunaway, Best Actor for Jack Nicholson, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.  Nicholson is JJ Gittes, a private detective who specializes in finding out cheating spouses.  He's hired by a woman to do just that, he gets the goods on the unfaithful husband, but it turns out that the woman who hired him is not the wronged spouse as she claimed to be, but rather an impostor, and suddenly JJ is in the midst of a murder conspiracy, and a seedy, dark world where no one is exactly what they appear to be.  Stands up as a classic to this day! Rated 14A.