May 3rd - 9th Downloads
& DVDs
  • Hyena Road:

    An outstanding portrayal of Canadian military personnel in Afghanistan during the current conflict that paints a realistic and somewhat chilling picture of life on the ground in a country that is as foreign to many of us as the surface of the moon.  Paul Gross wrote, directed, produced, and stars in this action thriller that is as strong a film from the Canadian viewpoint as American Sniper might be for those in the US.  Our deployed troops are heroes on many levels, women and men who put their lives on the line every day.  Rossif Sutherland (Kiefer’s half-brother, Donald’s son) also stars.  Rated 14A.

  • Joy:

    Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) is exceptional as the real-life Joy Mangano, a self-made multi-millionaire who came from very humble beginnings.  In the early going, Joy is saddled with a dysfunctional family of major proportions, with her divorced father (Robert De Niro) and mother (Diane Ladd) living under the same roof, along with her ex-husband who fancies himself as the Latino Tom Jones, and every kind of family hanger-on imaginable.  He house is in danger of being lost, she works two jobs, and everyone depends upon her to do everything.  Eventually she sees a way to get out of this rut, by selling an invention on QVC.  The Miracle Mop was born, and also a business empire, but the family was still sucking the life out of her.  Outstanding movie! Rated 14A.

  • The Fifth Wave:

    Chloe-Grace Moritz is one of the last hopes for mankind as four alien invasion waves have swept over the earth with the coming fifth wave likely the one that will seal the deal for the invading hordes.  Cassie Sullivan (Moritz) has a plan, but she needs help.  When a young man seems to come out of nowhere, she sees him as the possible key to defeating the aliens … unless of course he is actually allied with them.  Trust is a big issue here based on the YA novel by Rick Yancy.  Rated 14A.

  • Non-Stop (2014):

    Liam Neeson plays another of his signature characters - a washed up, alcohol-soaked former cop named Bill Marks, now working as an air marshal on a long night flight from New York to London.  He gets a text message from someone threatening to detonate a bomb unless the airline offers up a $150 million ransom.  This begins a game of cat-and-mouse once it becomes clear to Marks that the bad guy is on the plane with him ... but who is it?  Out of more than 200 passengers, there is a good array of suspects, and they change their likelihood of being the perpetrator with every passing minute.  A good thriller with some fine action sequences.  Rated 14A.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979):

At the time of its release, this was the most expensive movie every made, with a budget of $46 million.  The special effects, woefully primitive by today's standards, took the lion's share of this money, but there was also a lawsuit that had to be settled on Leonard Nimoy's (Spock) behalf before he would agree to appear in the picture.  A man-made space probe from the 1970s is found in deep space, still functioning, but now having taken on tremendous powers.  The high-priced effects are laughable now, but the drama surrounding the story in which the machine displays god-like characteristics holds up well to this day.  Rated PG.