Nov 17th - 23rd Downloads
& DVDs
  •  Unhinged (2020):

    Russel Crows stars as a character identified only as "The Man." His life is falling apart, and he is looking for an excuse to get even, with anyone, at any cost. When Rachel (Caren Pistorious) comes up behind his pickup truck at an intersection, and honks at him because he's slow on the change of light, he gives her one chance. At the next light, he gives her a bit of a wave, expecting one back. None is forthcoming, and that's enough for "The Man." To say this is a case of road rage would be dramatic understatement. The Man begins stalking Rachel - her life isn't going all that well today either, struggling as a single mom going through a wicked divorce and custody battle, she doesn't need any more drama in her life, but she honked at the wrong guy at the wrong time. The Man goes to work threatening her loved ones, and the violence here, although not sustained, is brutal when it breaks out. If you're in the right frame of mind, this is a good thriller ... but be careful at stop lights ... the movie's point is that you just don't know who “this close” to becoming unhinged is.” Rated 14A.


  • 2067 (2020):

    Kodi Smit-McPhee ("The Road," "Dead Pool 2) stars as a young man named Ethan Whyte in the year 2067 who labours underground with others, trying to find better sources of oxygen for an earth starved a breath of fresh air. All the plants have now died because of global warming and pollution, as well as overpopulation, and one of the most precious commodities is breathable air, but the artificial oxygen that is being produced does more to poison the environment and the people than it does to help. Set in Australia, with an all-Australian cast, the look of the film is post-apocalyptic. A time travel device has been invented with the hope that, at the other end of the time tunnel, humankind will have survived. 407 years into the future, the machine makes contact, and ping comes back, when decoded, simply says, "Send Ethan Whyte." That's the premise. The story plays out like a kind of murder mystery, with clues left everywhere for us to process. Ethan is flung into the future, and it looks like the planet has healed, with dense jungle everywhere. But no people. No animals. Not even a bird. There is literally nothing for Ethan to send back to 2067 that will help humanity. Or is there? Rated 14A.

  • The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020):

    This romantic comedy is built on one basic premise: many people save trinkets, photos, and other reminders of the relationships they are in. When the relationships go bad, what happens to all the little items that have been kept? Lucy is a 20-something New Yorker with a great business idea. What if she opened up a gallery for all the bits and pieces of trivia that people kept from now-distant romantic relationships? Lucy creates a pop-up gallery that has its news spread quickly on social media, and it also helps her focus on what she needs in her next relationship. A good choice for those who are into social media and understand the “pop-up” concept. Rated 14A

  • 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.