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June 7th - 14th Downloads
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  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi:

    This deadly accurate view of what happened to US Ambassador Chris Stevens (Matt Letcher) based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff, along with three other American Embassy workers, paints a damning picture of those in the Government, especially then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Those who were there begged the Government for help as it became more and more clear that the Embassy was a target that could not be defended without help.  No help came, largely a result of those thousands of miles away in Washington refusing to take things seriously, and then playing the cover-up game.  An insightful picture of the fear that these men must have felt as their lives came to an end.  Also stars John Krasinski and James Badge Dale, directed by Michael Bay.  Rated 14A.

  • Zootopia:

    An excellent family animated film from Disney that offers a story told from the viewpoint of a rookie female police officer, Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin, Snow on Once Upon a Time), this is one of those that the kids will love, and the adults will appreciate because of all the clever inside humour.  They are all animals in Zootopia, as humans don’t factor in to this world at all, and police constable Judy, working a conspiracy cast that she has uncovered, has to work with a slick detective fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  Watch for the news anchor, Peter Moosebridge ….that voice is our own Peter Mansbridge.  Rated PG.

  • Hail Caesar:

    A humorous and very clever film about the glory days of Hollywood, in which a major star, Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped right off the movie set, didn’t really catch on with audiences, perhaps because it had too much “inside” story and humour.  You can draw conclusions as to who these actors are, as they play characters very closely modelled on Hollywood figures of the ‘40s and ‘50s.  Stealing the show is singing cowboy Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenriech) who gets the girl, and gets the next big part too.  In reality, because of the notice that Ehrenriech garnered from his appearance here, he has been signed to be the new Han Solo for upcoming star wars films.  Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Scarlett Johannsen also star in what I found to be a great romp! Rated 14A.


  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015):

    It doesn't seem to matter if it's SHIELD, the Avengers, or the Transformers, all the authorities want to shut these do-gooders down, and it's no different for the IMF, the Impossible Missions Force.  The Government has reviewed its actions, and feels that too much stuff blows up when Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team go to work, so the team is disbanded and outlawed.  Of course there are still the real outlaws, especially The Syndicate, at large, so Hunt decides to take on the task of secretly getting the band back together again to fight this threat, this time as a rogue force.  As always, the special effects and stuntwork are amazing.  Pay particular attention to the scene in which Ethan Hunt is on the outside of a huge transport plane as it takes off, leaving him hanging by his fingernails.  Real plane, real take off, real Tom Cruise, with only a safety belt between him and the ground.  All the stunt driving is his too.  Also stars Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, and Ving Rhames.  A good action-thriller!  Rated 14A.

Footloose (1984):

This is the original, not the remake from 2011, and it holds up just fine with Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer as the stars.  Bacon is Ren, the teenager from the big city who moves to a small town with his family, where dancing and rock music have been banned because they are "evil."  Lori Singer is Ariel, a girl who would love to get down and dance too, but she can't go up against the city fathers, and especially the Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow) who rules with an iron fist.  Loosely based on actual events that took place in Oklahoma in the '70s, we see a major revolution in the works as the prom approaches and the kids can't party the way they feel they should.  A youthful Sara Jessica Parker also stars.  Rated 14A.