Jan 26th - Feb 1st Downloads
& DVDs
  •  Synchronic (2019):

    Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as two close friends and co-workers Steve and Dennis. They are paramedics in New Orleans in this action-horror thriller, where they attend the scenes of increasingly horrible accidents. It appears that a new designer drug called Synchronic may be to blame, causing those who take it to lose all humanity and understanding of what they are doing. If only it could be that simple. Something much more sinister is going on here, and when Dennis’s daughter disappears without a trace, the awful truth begins to appear. As the accidents to which they attend become more and more gruesome, the facts behind what they thought was the drug become more apparent. It has the ability, when used, to alter time in various ways, and Dennis decides that this time-jump feature may be what he needs to find his daughter and get her back. Very imaginative story! Rated 14A.


  • Princess of the Row (2020):

    The “Row” in question here, is skid row, and that’s where a girl named Alicia Willis (Taylor Buck) is drawn, in what is truly a breakout role for the young actress. She isn’t seeking drugs or anything as nefarious as that. What she wants more than anything is her dad. An Iraqi war vet who had a traumatic brain injury and severe PTSD, this is the place that his life has led him, a place where he barely functions on the margins of society. Alicia is a foster child, but she is drawn inexorably to her father, despite his serious mental health issues. The story is one of loss, of love, and of the dehumanization that occurs, not only to returned veterans who sometime seem to be cast aside, no longer of any worth, but to their family members who are painted with the same brush. Taylor Buck as Alicia is sensational in her breakout role here, and could easily have played her character as one for whom sympathy is the only real emotion the audience can feel, but she transcends that. Rated 14A.

  • The Village in the Woods (2019):

    Every village has its story, and every village has its secrets, but this one, tucked away in the English countryside, has much more at stake than just a secret or two. The setting is an old English pub that has been inherited by a woman named Rebecca (Beth Park). She makes the trip to the secluded village, along with her boyfriend, to check out the place and see if it’s something that is a business worth running. Rebecca knows nothing about this kind of venture, and chooses to rely upon the resident caretakers who seem to have a good handle on the place … although it soon becomes apparent that they are not what they appear to be, and the inn isn’t what it seems to be either. Things take a sinister turn and it soon appears that even Rebecca and her boyfriend are not what they seem to be. 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.