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Jan 30th - Feb 5th Downloads
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  • Tyler Perry’s Boo 2:  A Medea Halloween:

    This Tyler Perry movie spent two weeks atop the box office in October, but it was never released in Canada.  If that bothered you, here’s your chance to make it right.  Perry, for those who are uninitiated, plays cross-gender as a woman named Medea, which has had nine previous movies.  This time, she/he along with Aunt Bam (Cassie Davis) and friend Hattie (Patrice Lovely) take a foray into a supposedly haunted campground, and learn quickly that there is no “supposedly” about it.  They are accosted and chased by all manner of goblins, ghosts, and goblins, along with the boogeyman, and have to run for their lives.  Originally designed to be family-friendly, this one is 14A and has some intense moments.

     

  • Professor Marston & the Wonder Women:

     Based on the real-life exploits of William Moulton Marston, this movie gives us insight into just how the Wonder Woman character was created and debuted in comic books in 1941.  Marston, played here by Luke Evans (The Fate of the Furious, Girl on the Train) was a psychologist who not only created the first strong, heads-up female action character in the comics … he was also the inventor of the polygraph, the lie detector, which may be why one of Wonder Woman’s special powers is to ensnare people in her “lasso of truth” which forces the bad guys to always tell the truth.  Marston’s real-life wife Elizabeth (played here by Rebecca Hall) had some truths of her own to face, as Marston didn’t hide the fact that he had a mistress, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) who was a constant companion.  A very nice period piece that forms a somewhat disturbing portrait of the man who was not quite what he appeared to be.  Rated 14A. 

  • Last Flag Flying:

    Good cast here in a story that spins out as three friends who served in Vietnam together, get together for an unusual reunion.  It’s not to swap stories and drink too much, but rather, to deal with the grief of one of them whose son, a US Marine, was killed in action in Iraq.  Steve Carrel is “Doc,” a former medical corpsman, who grieves his fallen son.  Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Laurence Fishburne, play military buddies Sal Nealon Reverend Richard Mueller respectively.  They embark on a road trip when Doc decides he does not want his son put to rest in the military cemetery at Arlington, but instead on the east coast.  They embark on a journey of rediscovery and the search for inner peace.  The only flaw here is that neither Carrel nor Cranston were old enough to have fought in Vietnam, but that’s a minor detail for a good film. Rated 14A.


  • A Ghost Story (2017):

    Casey Affleck is the Ghost of the title in this very unusual movie which, to me, really had no point, although others, perhaps more astute observers, saw it as an artistic triumph.  Affleck's character is killed in the opening moments, and his spirit, in the form of a white-sheeted ghost with the eye-holes cut out, follows his now-widowed wife (Rooney Mara) back to their home ... he lingers, choosing to remain in this plane of existence because, we assume, of his love for her.  Decades pass, the house falls into disrepair, but he continues to remain.  Why?  I'm not sure we ever really learn the answer.  Rated 14A. 


     

     

    The Layover (2017):

    Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario star as rivals for the affections of a handsome young man (Matt Barr) when their flight is redirected because of a hurricane, forcing the layover of the title.  If you pay attention to their aircraft, they board a Boeing 737 which is a one-aisle aircraft, and we see exactly that as they take their seats.  The plane that takes off is a 737, but the next scenes inside the plane show two aisles in a wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Movie magic!  Rated 14A.

Star Trek Discover (TV series):

After taking a break at mid-season, the highly-acclaimed new Star Trek series is back with its next set of episodes that take place a decade before Kirk and Spock set out on the Enterprise.  Sonequa Martin-Green stars as the officer who appears to have started the Klingon Wars with the Federation.  Rated M. 


New on AMAZON PRIME

First Flights with Neil Armstrong (1991)

Although this series is 26 years old, and Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has been dead for five years, aviation buffs will want to catch each season of the three that Amazon is offering, in which Armstrong introduces specific eras in aviation, and sometimes flies the planes that he is profiling, from the old "Jenny" biplanes that delivered the mail in post-WWI America, to the first jet trainers such as the T-33 Silver Star that set the tone for the jet age.  I know it's a specific market, but if you like planes, you'll love all of this!