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& DVDs
  • Ghostbusters:

    According to director Paul Fieg, this is not a “remake” of the 1984 original with Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, but is rather a “re-imagining” of the concept of ghostly activity in New York City tackled by a team of women this time, who have the skills and the ability to try to stop the hauntings.  The story is completely different, and the team consisting of characters played by Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, have a different spin on how they will get the job done.  There are certainly similarities, but the new version stands on its own, and McKinnon’s character as the Ghostbuster with the strongest level of technical expertise is original and funny well beyond her teammates.  Interesting to note too, that despite the addition of a much slimmer Melissa McCarthy to the cast, the language is pleasantly tame – I don’t think I heard a single four-letter word in any of the dialogue.  And what does this mean?  Well, despite the fact that I liked this movie, it crashed and burned at the box office and there will be no sequel. Rated 14A.

  • The Legend of Tarzan:

    A different spin on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character is seen here, as we meet Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard)  as he leaves Africa to take up responsibilities back home as Lord Greystoke.  He marries Jane (Margot Robbie) and settles into a dignified, business life, when the call comes from the international community in the UK to go back to the jungle.  The Brits need Lord Greystoke’s help to ward off possible slave trading by the Belgians under King Leopold, and a man raised by apes in the jungle may be the only person who can get to the  place where these travesties may be occurring.  Once back on the Dark Continent, it isn’t long before the diabolical Rom (Christoff Waltz) has arranged for the kidnapping of Tarzan and Jane, and begins a series of events geared to further the slave trade and worse.  Some good action, good special effects, and a strong story make this one worthwhile for anyone wanting a fine action film with a heritage. Rated 14A.

  • Ice Age 5: Collision Course:

    The whole gang is back again including Manny the Mammoth (voice of Ray Romano), his wife Ellie (Queen Latifah), sabre-toothed tiger Diego (Dennis Leary) and Syd the Sloth ( John Leguizamo) having dealt, in previous movies, with receding ice as the glaciers retreat, continental drift as land masses change, and now with the very real possibility that earth is on a collision course with a massive asteroid that could wipe out all life.  Scrat, the little sabre-toothed squirrel plays a significant role has he finds himself in outer space with a stunning view of our planet.  Okay for kids, but this whole franchise is getting old.  Can’t imagine they will make another in this series – this is one too many as it is. Rated PG.

  • The Revenant (2015):

     Leo DiCaprio stars as the real-life trapper and hunter Hugh Glass, who, in the early 1800s, was attacked by a bear, and was ultimately left for dead by his hunting companions.  But Hugh Glass wasn't dead, and what kept him going through a brutal mountain winter, was the desire for revenge.  The movie won Oscars for Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Picture,  Best Director (Alejandro Innaritu); and  Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy).  Shot in Alberta and BC, as well as in South America, watch for the scene in which a starving Hugh Glass devours a bison liver from a fresh kill.  Actor DiCaprio is a vegetarian, and he was to hungrily eat a piece of red-stained gelatin. It looked so phony on-screen that he decided to eat the real thing, which made for a great scene, but DiCaprio said he would never do anything like that again!  Rated 18A. 

Machete Kills (2013):

 Sometimes less is more.  I love the character of Machete that was created as a trailer for a non-existent movie in the Quentin Tarentino film Grindhouse from 2007.  In 2010, Tarentino and director Robert Rodriguez built an actual movie around the trailer, simply titled Machete, and starring Danny Trejo, who, prior to working in movies, was doing time in San Quentin for armed robbery and drug offences.  The movie was great fun, a terrific action adventure romp, and that should have been where things stopped ... but Rodriguez chose to do another movie in which Machete is a little too far out there, working for US authorities, trying to help stop a Mexican desperado who threatens the States with a warhead-tipped guided missile.  I watched and enjoyed, even though  it was far too over the top and completely unbelievable.  Rated 18A.