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  • Ralph Breaks the Internet:

    Six years after the action in Wreck It Ralph from 2012, this animated Disney feature does something that few films can boast .. it's a sequel that is actually better than the original.  Wreck-It Ralph (again voiced by John C. Reilly) was a villain in a videogame, residing in an arcade, and living his life.  When he met up with Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman), they were in competition with one another, but ended as friends.  When the action picks up in the wonderfully animated story, they are good friends, and they learn that they need a replacement part for the videogame of which they are a part, which leads them to a router, and then onto the internet, opening a whole new world, an endless one, as they search for e-bay to buy what they need.  But they have no money, which creates a number of interesting sideline adventures and brings us a whole compendium of Disney characters, including a number of princesses from past feature films that will have young viewers entranced, and their parents overwhelmed.  The story is complex and exciting for any ages, the ending will make you tear up just a bit, and it's one of those family films that offers every bit as much - maybe more - for adults than it does for the kids.  Rated PG.


  • The Possession of Hannah Grace:

    The movie opens with an exorcism in progress, and it isn't going well.  A young woman named Hannah (Kirby Johnson) has been possessed, and the demon appears to be winning.  Three month's later, Hannah's body shows up at the morgue.  Toronto's Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) is a former cop named Megan who gets out of extended rehab  fighting after demons of her own, and takes on a job looking after booking cadavers in the city morgue, starting out on the graveyard shift.  Her first night on the job, Hannah's apparent remains arrive.  That's when things start to become strange, with odd noises emanating from the room in which the body was placed. The production values here are very good, and this is a quality horror film with nothing gratuitous.  The dread builds as Megan becomes more and more aware that the body she placed in that drawer is more that what it appears to be.  If you like the horror genre, and don't want a blatant slasher flick, or a profane bit of nonsense, this one will do a fine job of scaring the yell out of you. Written by Brian Sieve who wrote and produced "Scream: the TV Series."  Rated 14A.

  •  Mary, Queen of Scots:

    Saoirse Ronan takes on the title role with a vengeance that offers excellent insight into the power of women and the diversity that existed in 16th Century Europe every bit as much as it exists in modern society.  Critics and audiences have praised the film for its historic attributes.  Unfortunately, this stunning movie was shut out of the Golden Globes, completely snubbed, which is a shame.  The exteriors, filmed on location in the Highlands of Scotland, are travelogue-beautiful, and Ronin's portrayal of the Queen, a Catholic, who lost everything to her rival Queen Elizabeth of England (Margo Robbie), a Protestant -  including her head by the way - is remarkable.  Demonstrating that it was tough to be a Royal in those days - you never knew who had the daggers out for you - this is an excellent period piece!  Rated 14A. 

  • Paddelton (2019):

    This Netflix original unites long-time television fixture Ray Romano (Everyone Loves Raymond) and Mindy Project star Mark Duplass as an unlikely pair of friends, Andy and Michael respectively.  They are neighbours, each a misfit in his own way.  Romano's Andy is nothing like his sitcom character as the story takes an unexpected turn when Michael is diagnosed with cancer.  Duplass co-wrote the script with the movie's director Alex Lehmann, marking Lehmann's rookie outing helming a film.  This character study with a gentle twist also stars Kadeem Hardison who was Dwayne Wayne in the early 90s TV series "A Different World."  Rated 14A. 


    Kong: Skull Island (2017):

    The first thing you'll notice about this iteration of King Kong is that this is one gigantic ape!  At 104 feet tall, it's by far the biggest version of Kong ever put on screen, the reason being that next year's "Kong VS Godzilla" needs to have the title character in this film large enough to tackle Godzilla head-on. Set in 1973 at the end of the Vietnam War, we are introduced to Samuel L. Jackson as Preston Packard, a military commander who is sad that the war is over.  Asked if he wants to get his helicopter unit together for a recon mission into strange territory he is delighted to see action again.  Kong's appearance is spectacular, shot with the same kind of motion-capture technology that was used for Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies, and in the most recent Planet of the Apes films.  Rated 14A.

Above Ground (2017):

This made-for-US-cable crime thriller has Julie (M. J. Bracken) feeling an obligation to help her ex-husband Thad (Clayne Crawford) who has suddenly gone missing.  The authorities refuse to do anything for reasons that Julie cannot fathom, so she takes it upon herself to find him, and walks right into the clutches of an organized crime group that does not play nicely.  The cast consists of journeyman television performers, most of whom are vaguely recognizable, with the focus on the mystery of what happened to Thad.  Rated 14A. 



Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018):

Based on actual events, Joaquin Phoenix stars as John Callahan, a young man severely injured in a car accident in which he was the impaired driver.  His alcoholism led him to that place, where he emerged a quadriplegic, and it appeared that his life was pretty much over.  While in rehab, he found that he had an ability to draw editorial cartoons, and with the help of his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and his sponsor (Jonah Hill), he learns that perhaps there is a life worth living after all.  Set and shot in Portland, OR, home of the real-life John Callahan.  Rated 14A.