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November 21st - 27th Downloads
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  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard:

    A great performance here by Ryan Reynolds who ran a high-end security company until a mistake cost the life of a client. Michael Bryce has now seen his career
    fall apart completely, and two years later he is doing only the most basic services with a very low end clientele, when a new client appears with no warning. It’s Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), a notorious hitman with more than 200 kills to his credit, but now he is being protected by Interpol because Kincaid is needed to testify at the World Court at The Hague against a notorious Eastern European dictator who once used his services. Seems simple – Michael just
    has to get Kincaid from Manchester, England, across the channel into The Netherlands, and that’s it. But everyone is gunning for Kincaid as his testimony would be damaging to many factions, so we get a terrific action movie with a sense of humour too. Easy to recommend this one. Rated 14A.

     

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets:

    This ambitious sci-fi thriller from director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) is visually outstanding, but doesn’t have a story that hangs together well.  Based on a series of French comic books, and shot in France, this is the most expensive movie ever made in that country.  It’s the far future, and the city of the title is one in which species from a thousand planets live, work, and congregate, sort of like a giant version of the bar scene in the first Star Wars movie.  Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Carla Delavigne) are a pair of interstellar operatives tasked with maintaining order in the known universe.  They are dispatched to the city because of reports that a dark force seems to be threatening the many species that are found there, and, as is usual in stories such as this, the threat isn’t only to the city, but rather to the entire universe.  Clive Owen and Rhianna also star.  Rated 14A.

  • Leap!:

    This animated feature, perfect for young girls, brings us Dane DeHaan again, this time as the voice of a character named Victor who plays a key role in the quest of a young orphan girl named Felicie (voice of Elle Fanning) who wants more than anything to dance ballet with a major company in Paris.  Living in rural France, she makes her way to the City of Light and, passing for somebody else, gets a position as a pupil with a major ballet company.  Her deception though, might be her undoing. Having the desire to dance is not the same as having the ability to dance, and Felicie learns soon enough that things aren’t quite what they appear to be.  She is competing for the lead role in The Nutcracker, and the competition is fierce. Also features the voice of Carly Rae Jepson (Call Me Maybe), a native of British Columbia.  Rated PG.


  • Stranger Things, Season 2 (2017):

    This Netflix original is back with an entire new season that you can begin binge-watching at your convenience.  The action in this sci-fi thriller takes place a year after we last saw Mike, Dustin and Caleb, after having dealt with the horrors in "The Upside Down," and we learn quickly that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who appeared to be missing in action at the end of the last season, is back too.  All the original cast members are here, and there has been very little else released as to what may or may not happen to avoid spoilers.  You can begin this tremendous adventure again with season two beginning today.  Rated 14A.

     

     

    Wheelman (2017):

    Another Netflix original, this one a hot action movie starring Frank Grillo (The Purge) as a getaway driver for a heist mob who learns, midway through a job, that he has been double-crossed and sent up the river without a paddle.  Written and directed by Jeremy Rush who sees this as a cross between Baby Driver and Drive, both similarly-themed movies, we get the assurance that it is long on tension and drama, and short on dialogue. Rated Mature.

Mystery of the Alaskan Mummies (2001):

Maybe no one told them about global cooling.  Found in the wilds and inhospitable climate of the Aleutians, these mummies, numbering in the hundreds, look very much like their Egyptian counterparts, with similar processes and procedures used to preserve them.  As harsh as the Egyptian Deserts have been, the climate here is equally harsh and dry.  Dating back 9,000 years, this Discovery Channel documentary uncovers some rare truths.  

New on AMAZON PRIME

The plot for this alleged sci-fi thriller sounds far better than the execution.  An artifact found on earth suggests that a long-lost alien spacecraft is hidden nearby, and that, on the moon, people will find the secrets of the stars.  Doesn't really play out like that - looks like it was made using an iPhone and some props made in a neighbour's garage.  Wordy, with far too much talk and no action, this one is a real dog.  Just warning you!!  Rated 14A.