Jan 19th - 25th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  Dreamland (2019):

    Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie (“Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood”) is exceptional in this Great Depression-era story of a young woman, Allison Wells (Robbie) who has chosen a life of crime, although not without regret. After a bank robbery gone awry, she is found, wounded and vulnerable by a country boy, Eugene Cole (Finn Cole of “Peaky Blinders”). Finn’s dream has been to get out of the small town that has been his entire world for his whole life – he wants to see the world, travel, and have an adventure or two before finding a place to settle. When he happens upon Allison, he has some difficult choices to make. There is a bounty out for Allison’s capture, and the money would be a life changer for Eugene, but as much as he wants to turn her in, he seems to be falling under her spell. Could there be a romantic issue at play here, or is she just leading him on so he won’t give her over. Travis Fimmel (“Warcraft) co-stars. Rated 14A.


  • Max Cloud (2020):

    A sort of low-budget version of “Jumanji,” without the exotic locations, this is the story of a girl named Sarah (Isabelle Allan who was the poster-girl for the “Les Miz” movie”) who is an avid gamer and spends most of her time on her console. Mysteriously, she finds herself trapped inside the game, one in which she is confined to a prison on an alien planet, and it appears that her only way out is to finish the game successfully. The problem is that she can’t play from inside the game, and her best friend, the only one who can help, knowns nothing about video games. Somehow, she needs to communicate with him, and teach him how to manipulate the game in her favour. She also has some help from inside, in the person of Max Cloud (British tough guy Scott Adkins), but without the help of her friend on the outside, she will remain trapped in the game forever. Rated PG.

  • Hearts and Bones (2019):

    Hugo Weaving (“The Matrix”) is a photojournalist, Daniel Fisher, whose work is done exclusively in war zones. He has seen some of the most horrible things that life offers while working in Africa and covering genocidal conflicts. While preparing for his next overseas assignment, he is also prepping a one-man show of his photographs. It is here that he clashes with a South Sudanese refugee named Sebastian (Andrew Luri). One of the photographs in particular, a graphic and horrific image, was taken by Fisher 15 years earlier in the very village where Sebastian lived. The African begs Fisher to take the photo down so as not to make a spectacle of an already horrible event that has left him with intense PTSD. Fisher’s position is that, if such images are not shown, the world will never know of the horrors that go on in such places. Andrew Luri, much like Barkhad Abdi in the Tom Hanks movie “Captain Phillips,” had never acted before. He was an immigrant driving a garbage truck at the time he was cast. Excellent performances here. 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.