July 25th - 31st Downloads
& DVDs
  • The Boss Baby:

    Adam Baldwin is the voice of the title character in this animated feature about an epic battle on the horizon between puppies and babies.  He arrives at the Templeton home clad in a diaper, wearing a dark suit and tie, and carrying a briefcase.  Seven year-old Tim, who up until now was an only child, and kind of ran things around here, is aghast at the new instant sibling.   Mom and Dad seem just fine with it all, and Tim is at his wits end trying to figure out what’s up.  Well, it turns out that what’s up is a diabolical plot foisted upon the public by an evil businessman to replace cute little kids with cute little puppies.  Time is running short, and the Boss Baby has to get to work, forming an uneasy alliance with big brother Tim.  Baldwin’s Donald Trump impressions are nowhere to be found here, but it’s likely that the halo effect  helped this movie, which was a giant at the box office.  Toby McGuire, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi also supply voices.  Rated PG.


  • The Ghost in the Shell:

    Scarlett Johansson plays the title character in this visually stunning sci-fi adventure about a near-future society where the technology exists to save people from the brink of death.  That’s what happens to  Johannson’s character who’s name is Major.  She is involved in a terrible accident, but is put back together using enhanced technology that makes her the perfect fighting machine on the side of law enforcement.  Soon it seems though, that her benefactors are not quite as benevolent as first appearances indicated.  In fact, they may have caused the event that got her to this place right from the outset.  As terrorism reaches new heights, with the ability to hack into people’s minds, Major may be the only entity to stop this threat.  At the same time, she wants to know why she was singled out  to have  her life stolen.  An excellent film with  great special effects.  Rated 14A.

  • Unforgettable:

    Although the plot here is somewhat standard in psychological thrillers, it’s all in the execution, which, in this case, is letter-perfect.  Julia (Rosario Dawson) is the new wife, having married David (Jeff Stults), and has set up housekeeping in the family home, along with young daughter Lily, who seems to have some problems.  The bigger problem is David’s ex, Tessa (Katherine Heigl).  Tessa is not thrilled that a new woman has taken her place and is helping to raise her daughter.  Why she and David split in the first place isn’t revealed, but  we soon learn that Tessa is not all that well balanced, being a few egg rolls short of a combination plate.  The suspense and tension is excellent, and the story is easy to believe.  Cheryl Ladd also stars.  Rated 14A.


  • Moana (2016):

    This Disney animated feature about a young girl in Hawaii who longs for adventure, has such a strong story that you soon forget that you're watching a cartoon.  Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) loves her family, loves her island and lovers her village, but she longs to see what's out there, beyond the reef.  It is forbidden to leave the sheltered lagoon, but when things go very badly for the Islanders, with the fish, the coconuts, and the crops all failing at once, she decides to leave under cover of darkness, to find the solution and save her people.  Turns out that the god Maui has been up to know good.  He is voiced by Dwayne Johnson, and over time, Moana and Maui form an uneasy truce to restore her homeland to its former brilliance.  Even the ocean is a character in this story.  Nicely done!  Rated PG.

    No Escape (2015):

    An excellent thriller with Owen Wilson and Lake Bell as Jack and Amy Dwyer, a family that needs a financial break, and just might get one when Jack takes on a transfer with his company to go to Southeast Asia.  They are only in-country for a matter of hours when a coup takes place, and foreigners are being sought out and killed in the streets.  Jack has gone out to get a morning paper, leaving Amy and the children at the hotel when the violence breaks out.  A mysterious man named Hammond (Pierce Brosnan) whom they met on the plane, may be their only chance - or he may be part of the problem.  Keeps you guessing every minute.  Rated 14A. 

All the Way:

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is excellent, if not just a little scary in his  portrayal of LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was sworn in as President of the United States in November of 1963 after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.  Although the film touches on a number of Johnson's eccentricities, such as holding meetings with key cabinet members in the White House bathroom while he was on the toilet, it's main thrust is the work that Johnson did to pass the Civil Rights Bill giving African-Americans the same rights as all other Americans.  Anthony Mackie is credible as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Oscar-winner Melissa Leo is right on the money as Lady Byrd Johnson.  A well-made film that hits a number of issues hard and to the point.  Rated 14A.



De-LoveLy (2004): Fans of musical theatre will love this treatment of the life and times of composer Cole Porter, which is played out in three acts, with Porter watching, as a sort of silent observer of his days on the planet.  Ashley Judd plays his muse, his long-suffering wife, and his inspiration as an American soundtrack of the '30s and '40s plays out including "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day."  Both Kline and Judd were nominated for Golden Globes for their performances here.  Rated 14A.