Oct 20th - 26th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  No Escape (Follow Me) (2020):

    Social media is the focus here as a group of friends, one of whom has a very popular VLOG, travel to Moscow to improve the standing and the media influence of the VLOGGER. Sounds pretty straightforward, but the horror hasn’t yet begun in this thriller. A little inside tip – the scenes on the plane headed for Moscow show us the inflight movie in progress, which is “Escape Room,” from 2017 about six friends who enter the room with good intentions, but see it take a horrific twist. The writer/director of that film was Will Wernick who also wrote and directed this film. And what a surprise … once on the ground in Moscow, the friends find their way to an Escape Room and decide to try it out, just to show the social media audience how different things are in Russia as compared to America when it comes to this kind of “fun.” Of course all is not what it appears to be and soon the group finds itself trapped with a horror-movie-ending facing them. Rated 14A.


  • The Vanished (2020):

    Actor Peter Facinelli (SWAT, the Twilight Saga) steps away from the cameras to write and direct this psychological thriller in which a family looking to enjoy a little away time at a cabin in the woods (a typical setting for such films) when things take a turn. The parents are Wendy and Paul (Anne Heche of “Chicago PD” and Thomas Jane of “The Punisher”) and they are hardly settled in when daughter Taylor (Kk Helm) goes missing. Paul and Wendy frantically call the police, and two arrive in short order, Sheriff Baker (Jason Patric) and Deputy Rakes (Peter Facinelli who can’t seem to stay away from in front of the camera!). it doesn’t take long before it’s clear to the parents that the Sheriff and his Deputy either can’t, or won’t, turn up and clues, so Wendy and Paul take matters into their own hands to find out what happened to Taylor, and where she might be. The further into their own investigation they delve, the less clear it becomes as to who is whom and what is what. Good tension with a twist along the way. Rated 14A.

  • Cut Throat City (2020):

    This action-thriller stars Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, and is set in New Orleans, post-Hurricane Katrina. Directed by rapper RZA, it’s the story of four boyhood friends, now adults, who can find no direction in the devastation left behind by the hurricane. Their jobs are gone, their lives as they knew them are gone, and they have no way to make a living. Opportunity steps in when a local crime boss makes a deal with them. If they pull a heist for him, their share will look after them for a long time and just might get them a new career in crime. Reluctant but with their backs to the wall, they do the deal, but it goes bad. Everything that could go wrong goes wrong and soon they are on the run. The cops have their number, but the crime boss things they double-crossed him, so they have two factions on their tails. Rated 18A.

  • Enola Holmes (2020):

    Netflix acquired the distribution rights for this whodunnit after it was decided to stream the movie rather than put it in theatres.  It's a Sherlock Holmes story, but unlike any that have come before.  Enola (Millie Bobby Brown who played "Eleven" on ``Stranger Things") is a much younger sister to Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, but she has the detective genetics that it takes to go looking for a mystery to be solved.  None of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books mention a younger sister, but here she is, and when her mother goes missing, Enola sets off to find her.  Helena Bonham Carter plays Mother Holmes, and Henry Cavill is Sherlock.  When it's discovered that mother is missing, and that there are a number of gifts and trinkets that she has inexplicably left behind, big brother Sherlock continues to insist that Enola leave the matter alone, and head off to boarding school.  Not her ... soon she is searching all of London, looking for clues.  A crime-adventure, rated 14A. 


    Country-ish (2020)(TV series):

    This Netflix original is a reality series that features country singer and internet star Coffey Anderson and his wife Criscilla.  It walks through their daily lives with the couple, and focuses on their careers - she's a hip-hop artist - their Christian faith, and their desire to provide wholesome entertainment in a world that seems to want things a lot more raunchy.  A former U.S. Marine, and an active participant in the Nashville music scene, Coffey has released nine albums so far, about half of them faith-based and the other half mainstream.  He was a contestant on season 2 of American Idol in 2003 where he made it as far as the Hollywood round.  Rated PG.


    Pets United (2020):

    A perfect animated film for youngsters, parents, and grandparents, but only if they watch with the kids. The central characters are all pets of one sort or another, and their common thread is that they are spoiled, they are selfish, and they live a life of luxury, because their owners have all the mechanical denizens of Robo City doing the hard work.  But what happens when the robots run amuck and the humans have to flee?  Time for the skate-boarding pug, the self-aggrandizing Siamese, a pet pig, and a smart fox to grow up and take some responsibility.  Good fun for kids of all ages - meaning, much past 13, they will probably think it's lame, but younger ones will relish it.  Rated G.

New on CRAVE

A Hidden Life (2019)

This dramatic re-enactment of actual events that took place during WWII tells the story of an Austrian farmer named Franz Jagerstatter (August Diehl) who was recruited by the German army during the days prior to the outbreak of the war.  After basic training, he, and the other able-bodied men who had been conscripted, returned to their farms and villages, and to their previous lives.  With the fall of France, Jagerstatter and his peer group were called to active duty, and as their first requirement, had to swear allegiance to Adolf Hitler and to the 3rd Reich.  He refused, despite the fact that the consequences of doing so could be severe.  He fell back on the support of his wife and children, and despite the pleas of people in his village to capitulate, Jagerstatter refused.  They told him he could face prison, and even death.  He refused to swear allegiance, and was whisked away to prison to await trial.  Many of the locations used in the film are the actual places that Jagerstatter lived, raised his family, and ultimately faced incarceration and a trial.  Directed by Terence Malik, rated 14A.

The Witcher (TV Series, 2019):
This Netflix original series is a sword-and-sandal thriller that follows Geralt of Rivera, a solitary monster-killer who roams the earth righting the wrongs created by monstrosities everywhere.  Henry Cavill stars as the title character, based on a novel series.  A second season has already been announced, so you can binge watch this one safely.  Rated 14A. 



The Legion (2020):

This Amazon original takes place in the time of the Emperor Nero, who was busy fiddling - actually, if he played anything, it was the Lyre - while Rome began its torturous fall.   Noreno (Lee Partridge) is perfectly cast here, a short holdover from his badly groomed days in 2017's "Viking Siege."  The invasion of Parthia by the Roman Legions has been a total screw-up, and now two full Legions are stranded in the snowy mountains, slowly facing starvation and death by freezing.  There is a larger part of the Roman army that is in Syria, across the mountains and down into the desert, where the facing of the elements is different.  Someone needs to get from the snowy soon-to-be-graves, to the rest of the army so that help and supplies can save the remaining soldiers.  That someone is Noreno, as he is an amazingly fast runner and could cover the distance in the shortest time.  The problem?  Noreno is only half Roman, and his other half hates the city state that has never done him any favours.  Mickey Rourke and Bai Ling also star.  Rated 14A. 

New on DISNEY +

Mulan (2020):
T21 years after the animated version of this classic story was in theatres as an animated, full-length feature, it's now a live-action film that was originally headed for theatres this summer, but which is now going to be streamed by Disney + for an extra fee - probably in the $30.00 realm, in addition to the five or six dollars that is your monthly Disney + fee.  33 year-old Liu Yifie plays the title character here, a young woman who steps in for her ailing father when the Emperor decrees that one man per household must serve his country in a war against northern invaders.  Disguised as a man, Mulan is tested every step of the way, as no one knows her true identity.  The story is based on a Chinese folklore tale and also stars Jet Li and Rosalind Chao.  Rated 14A.