July 12th - 18th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  Black Site (2022):

    Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible – Fallout) is Abby Trent, a CIA operative in a Black Site located in the Jordanian Desert in this action thriller. The team working terrorism-related cases in the region captures an influential, high-value, and most dangerous detainee named Hatchet (Jason Clarke), whom they incarcerate for interrogation in their secret facility known as Citadel. Abby is a key part of the questioning of Hatchet but before the real questioning begins, Hatchet somehow escapes their custody, but doesn’t seem to have gone too far as he is now targeting and murdering every agent in the top-secret facility. It becomes clear that the evil rampage is nearly unstoppable, and it’s also clear that there is far more at stake than just the lives within Citadel. The consequences of Hatchet’s actions reach far beyond the Jordanian desert with a grim outcome if he cannot be stopped. Filmed on location in Australia, the additional cast includes Aussie actor Jai Courtney (“Honest Thief,” “Suicide Squad”) and fellow countrymen Uli Latukefu (“Young Rock”) and Lucy Barrett (“Charmed”). Rookie screenwriter Jinder Ho makes his feature film debut with this project. Rated 14A.


  • Montana Story (2021):

    Co-writers and co-directors Scott McGhee and David Segal deserve a lot of credit for the authenticity they have featured in this neo-western set in the present day, but featuring themes as old as The Old West in its most classic sense. Erin and Cal are an estranged brother and sister played respectively by Hailey Lu Richardson and Owen Teague. The are summoned to the ranch in Montana where they grew up before later growing apart from the family because of their father’s serious illness. In order to do the right thing with Dad means that the siblings have a lot of work to do with other family members to overcome the estrangement and the hard feelings built up over years of relationship challenges. The ranch has been a part of the family for generations, and now Erin and Cal are faced with the possibility of having to sell it in order to pay for their father’s medical expenses. The fabric of this movie is completely authentic, although the story itself is exactly that – a story – but it was shot in its entirety in the state of Montana, giving the visuals that “Yellowstone” feel that we have come to appreciate so much from the Kevin Costner series on Amazon Prime. There’s a great performance from a Canadian First Nations actor as well, Eugene Braverock, who grew up on the Kainai (Blood) Reserve in Southern Alberta, just a few kms from the Montana setting. Rated 14A.

  • The Beatles: Get Back:

    Director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) uncovered more than 50 hours of previously unseen film that was shot during the making of the Beatles' Documentary "Let It Be" from 1970, a film that presented a relatively negative version of the last days of what had once been The Fab Four. That movie focused on the breaking up of the band and pointed at John Lennon, his relationship with Yoko Ono, and differences with Paul McCartney, as the reasons for the demise of the group. In this series of productions, three, two-hour films, we get a different spin on all of that. I was disappointed in one major respect - yes, there are hours and hours of never-before-seen footage, but much of it is just downright boring. We see the boys, and their various hangers-on working through writing and recording a dozen songs for the "Let It Be" album, and much of it is of interest, I think, to musicians who watch the chord selection and different iterations of the various songs with interest, but Jackson's film, in the interest of authenticity, gets very draggy. I loved it, but have to admit that sometimes I just wanted to yell at the television and say, "for crying out loud, just get on with it!"

  • Persuasion (2022):

    Based on the Jane Austin novel, this period piece is, a dramatic romance, stars Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliott, a young woman, persuaded earlier in her life to turn away the affections of a dashing young man of humble origins, and living with her snobbish family, may have a second chance. Anne is a modern-thinking young lady, and she is aware that despite her parents' uppity ways, they are on the brink of bankruptcy. When her one-time suitor, Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) comes crashing back into her life seven years later she wonders now if she should pick up where he left off. Henry Golding ("Crazy Rich Asians") also stars. Rated PG.


    Operation Mincemeat (2021):

    This film, based on actual events in WWII, was released by Warner Bros in the UK theatrically, and is being released by Netflix in North America. Colin Firth stars in this ingenious story of an espionage operation in 1943 that turned the tide of the war when a pair of British operatives used a combination of a corpse and false identity documents to deceive the Germans at a critical point when a huge build-up of troops was set to quash the allies. It tells the story of those who fight in the shadows, and whose true exploits are sometimes unknown and lost in the fog of war and the mirage of history. Rated 14A.

New on CRAVE

Pillow Talk (2022) (TV Series):

Not to be confused with the warm and fuzzy Rock Hudson/Doris Day movie from 1959, this one shares the same title and the same bedroom idea, but it is far more explicit. Debuting this weekend, this Crave original is based on a French language series currently on Crave. The new one follows four real-life couples who play fictionalized versions of themselves as well as one set of roommates. Set entirely in bedrooms, this ten-part comedy is described in publicity releases with such terms as "raw," and with unexpected drama and intimacy. Rated 18A.



Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (TV Series) (2022):

Lizzo, who was born Melissa Vivienne Jefferson in Detroit 34 years ago was raised in Houston, TX and in the space of her relatively short life has founded and fronted five different hip hop groups beginning with "The Chalice," then "Grrrl Prty;" followed by "The Clerb;" "Ellypseas;" and finally "Absynthe." She received 8 nominations at the 62 Grammy Awards, the most of any female artist, and won in four categories including "Best Solo Pop Performance." This series focuses on Lizzo's hunt for a number of tough, confident, and talented young women to join as dancers on her upcoming world tour. In addition to composing music and performing, she has also become an actor with both voice credits and acting credits on her resume. Her words to live by, as exhibited in this Amazon Original series are the following: "The space I'm occupying isn't just for me. It's for all the big Black girls in the future who just want to be seen. Rated 14A.

New on DISNEY + /Star

Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV Series) (2022):

Disney has chosen to release this series on the 45th anniversary of the premiere of the first Star Wars film, "Episode IV: A New Hope." Ewan McGregor plays the Jedi master of whom Princess Leia says, in that first movie, "help me Obi-Wan ... you're our only hope!" The events in this series take place 10 years after the action in "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." It was in that film that Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, went to the Dark Side. In this series, Christensen returns to play Darth Vader, while Obi-Wan, exiled to the desert planet of Tatooine, works to protect young Luke Skywalker while evading the Empire's Jedi hunters at every turn. Rated PG.

New on Apple +

The Tragedy of MacBeth (2021):
This one opened in limited theatrical release two weeks ago and is now available on the Apple + outlet. Denzel Washington stars as the man who would be king at the ambitious urging of his wife, Lady MacBeth (Francis McDormand). The unusual casting is a direct result of the film's director, Joel Coen who also shares a writing credit with the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Filmed in black-and-white, and done completely on soundstages, with no exterior scenes at all, we see the prophecy of the three witches off the top, that drive the action for MacBeth to become a murderer in his quest for power. Rated 14A.