Dec 1st - 7th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  I See You (2019):

    Actor/writer Devon Graye scripted this tense, mind-ripping psychological drama that stars Helen Hunt as a wife and mother who made a big mistake, and is now trying to make amends with her family. Hunt is Jackie Harper. She is married to Greg (John Tenney), a small city police detective who, along with their teenage son Conner, live in a spectacular waterfront home. Too nice a home for a cop's salary, but Jackie's father had money, the house was his legacy to her. Jackie's legacy to her family, when the story opens, is something much worse - she has had an affair, it's over, but the family is devastated, with Conner acting out, Greg thinking about moving out, and Jackie desperately trying to make amends. Greg is working on a missing children's case which has the town frightened and worried, and it's his job to try to keep things safe. Jackie, home alone, notices things that don't seem quite right. Pictures on the wall begin to go missing from inside their frames. The television turns itself on and off, with no apparent explanation. She wonders if son Conner might be partly responsible, which only ramps up the tension between them. He blames his mother for destroying their family, and speaks to her only in a scornful fashion. Soon, there is a murder in the house, and an attempted cover-up. This movie, from Amazon Prime, has all the trappings of a big-screen thriller. One of the finest films of this type that I have ever seen. I doubt that you'll see what's coming! Rated 14A.


  • Made in Italy (2020):

    Michael Richardson, a young actor with a limited resume, stars in this family drama opposite Liam Neeson, which is interesting because they play father and son, and in real life, they ARE father and son. Neeson is Robert. He is an artist in the truest and most Bohemian sense. Richardson is Jack. He is the manager, but not the owner, of a London art gallery that is owned by his Robert’s estranged wife Ruth and her family … only Jack doesn’t yet know about the estrangement. Ruth springs a surprise on Jack, telling him that she and her family are selling the gallery, and that he isn’t part of the plan as to what happens next – he was just the manager, and had no skin in the game. She suggests though, that Robert sell a house that he owns in Tuscany, and that the money be used to buy the London gallery. When Jack approaches his father, he is in the company of another woman … Jack’s mother, Robert’s first wife – was killed in a car accident when Jack was just a child, and he remembers very little of the Italian house in which they lived. A soapy, dramatic, and sometimes awkwardly romantic film, Neeson’s is not the kind of character that he normally plays, but it’s an interesting change of pace. Rated 14A.

  • Buddy Games (2020):

    This action-comey movie would likely appeal to the Alpha male audience more than any other, although some ladies might appreciate some of the masculine eye-candy that shows up. Josh Duhamel is Bob, known to his mates as the Bobfather. He is the leader of a group of male friends who have been pals for life but have been on the outs for five years. Included in the group are Dax Shepherd, and “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles and for a more feminine viewpoint, Olivia Munn adds a different kind of competition. And it’s competition that the Bobfather has in mind … he crafts a serious of games, some physically challenging, and some just silly, all designed to get the boys back on the same page again. Filmed entirely in BC, the series of insane challenges, both physical and mental, are somehow designed to bring back the spirit that united these guys in the first place. 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.