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  • Dr. Strange:

    Benedict Cumberbatch puts on the cloak with the ability to allow the user to fly through the air as he slips into this Marvel Comics role with complete ease.  Dr. Strange was a gifted surgeon who was involved in a catastrophic car crash that injured his hands beyond repair, and he was no longer able to perform his life’s work.  An arrogant and egotistical man, he turned inwards after the accident and became something of a recluse, eventually finding his way to Nepal where he had heard that there was a gift of healing that may restore his damaged hands.   Instead, one surprise after another leads him into the study of  the mystical arts practiced by those in this remote region, and after years of study he emerges with the ability to bend time and to find his way between the dimensions that separate our world from treachery that would destroy us all.  Great special effects here that are literally mind-bending, along with an excellent supporting cast that includes Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton. Rated 14A.

     

  • Allied:

    This World War II drama looked, from the trailers, like action, thrills, and high adventure, but it is actually a love story punctuated with small amounts of action.  Brad Pitt is Max Vatan, a Canadian officer attached to the RAF for special undercover work that involves spying on the Germans.  Marion Cotillard is Marianne Beausejour, a French National who is an operative for the Underground.  Together she and Max complete a covert operation, and fade out of France, back to Britain during the Blitz.  As we learn more about each of their lives, and about the love that keeps them together like a magnetic attraction, we begin to suspect that one or the other, or maybe both, is not exactly what they appear to be.  The spy business has never been far behind them, and we wonder if there is still much more to learn about them.  Good movie with great casting – this is the film Pitt was making when his marriage came unglued, and Cotillard chose to speak out saying that she was not “the other woman.”  Rated 14A.

  • Moonlight:

    The darling of the Oscars, this is a story in three parts, all about the same young man named Chiron whom we first meet as a nine year-old, child of a crack-addicted mother in Miami.   The young black boy is largely ignored by his mother who is consumed with her addiction, he is bullied and treated abhorrently in his crime-riddled neighbourhood, which leads to his shy, withdrawn nature.  Taken under the wing of an older drug-dealer for a time, we see this as the foundation for Chiron’s life.  We then visit him as a teen, and later as a young adult, at each level learning more about what will become of him as he battles for his identity, he battles with his sexual identity, and he tries to come of age.  Rated 18A.

  • Max Rose (2013):

    Jerry Lewis returns to the big screen for his first starring role in years.  The movie was not well-received by critics, and it wasn't widely distributed either.  Lewis plays the title character, a jazz pianist who learns, shortly after his wife's death, that she may have been unfaithful to him.  He cannot get that out of his mind, so he embarks on a series of visits to people from his past to find out just what might have actually happened.  Lewis, who is now age 91, actually had the release of this film held up until his 90th birthday, where it debuted in New York City.  In Europe he is still revered as a movie genius, while on these shores, not so much.  An interesting film, but certainly not what we have come to expect from the one-time funnyman.  Rated 14A.



    The Rezort (2015):

    Just when we think we have seen every possible permutation and combination of the zombie genre in movies and television comes this British film that adds one more twist.  The Zombie Wars are now over, and humans have prevailed, having killed almost all of the undead that used to walk the streets and shuffle through the wilderness.  The handful of Walkers that are left are confined to a small island which becomes a tourist attraction - a place where tourists can go, and just like a safari, only this one called a "Zafari" with a "Z", and hunt zombies for sport.  Works well too, on this particular day, until the security system in the luxury hotel fails, and some of the shuffling undead make their way inside and put the chomp on some of the guests, who quickly turn, and go looking for others chomp.  Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove, Fear the Walking Dead) stars along with Jessica De Gouw (from the TC series Arrow where she plays Huntress).  Rated 14A. 

The Living Daylights (1987):

Timothy Dalton is 007 in this thriller that touches all seven continents around the world as Bond is commissioned to help stop an evil arms dealer named Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) from conspiring to take over the world.  Dalton was a much more serious 007 than was Roger Moore, and he was contracted for three Bond films, although he just made two, this one, and License to Kill in 1989.  He was selected because Pierce Brosnan, who was the producer's choice, could not get out of his Remington Steel TV commitment.  Rated 14A.