Dec 8th - 14th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  Possessor Uncut (2020):

    The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree as evidenced by this horror film written and produced by Brandon Cronenberg. He is the son of Toronto-born horror film genius David Cronenberg (“The Fly,” “The Dead Zone”), and he has crafted a unique chiller of a thriller here, with a different kind of assassin. British actress Andrea Risborough is Tasya Vos. She is a corporate killer, taking her orders from “The Company,” which requires that certain kinds of enemies meet their doom in an untraceable way. Tasya has the ability to move into the brain of a select stranger or colleague of her choice, to take over that person’s movements and duties, and to then compel them to commit the murder that is necessary, based on her orders. It’s neat and clean and makes things very simple, as there is never any thread for law enforcement to follow which could lead back to the real assassin. It all comes unglued when she invades the mind of a man who is not like the others. He puts a lock on her, and she cannot control him, nor can she leave. A battle of wills and a battle of brains escalates to level after level until something has to explode. Rated 18A for language, violence and sexuality.


  • She Dies Tomorrow (2020):

    There is an element of horror to this dramatic comedy in which a young woman named Amy concludes, when she wakes up one morning, that she will die the next day. Amy is played by Kate Lyn Sheil, and she is the namesake of the movie’s writer and director, Amy Seimetz, an actress (“Pet Sematary,” Alien: Covenant”), who has chosen to try her hand at the chores behind the camera. There’s a big party planned, to which Amy is invited, and in between deciding if she should be buried or cremated after her pending death the next day, she decides to go and have a good time. Her friend Jane (Jane Adams) is brought into her confidence, where Amy shares her strong premonition of a death within 24 hours. Soon, Amy has it too … she also believes that she is going to die tomorrow. At the party they tell a couple, and soon they are infected, believing that death is right around the corner, and so it goes, just like a Corona virus. An unusual story that isn’t all that plausible, but interesting for sure, although the ending is disappointingly ambiguous. Rated 14A.

  • Faith under Fire (2020):

    Tom Hatcher is the courageous fireman at the heart of this faith-based movie. He is played by Nick Vlassopoulous, and his character is very good at rescuing people from the edge of tragedy, but he cannot rescue those closest to him. Tom’s wife died of cancer, and he could do nothing to stop it. Now, his five year-old daughter may be facing exactly the same disease, and while he can save people from burning buildings, he can’t do medical miracles. A compassionate and understanding pastor, Dan Underwood (Dean Caine) tries to help Tom, and gets a punch in the nose for his trouble. Exhibiting the true Christian spirit, Pastor Dan works to build Tom’s trust, exercises forgiveness, and ultimately becomes his closest friend. Together they work through the health trials of Tom’s daughter. 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.