Sept 27th - Oct 4th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  "Bullet Proof" (2022):

    Former British football star and Guy Ritchie favourite (“Snatch”) plays Temple, a mob boss with a thirst for greed who is himself robbed by a thief who gets millions of dollars and an unexpected passenger – Temple’s pregnant wife Mia played by Vancouver’s Lina Lacompte. She is hidden in the getaway car seeing an opportunity to put some distance between herself and the wicked Temple. She sees a chance to start a new life for her and for her baby, and the Thief (James Clayton) had no idea that she was a stowaway, and no idea that Temple would react so strongly, putting a bounty on the Thief and a reward for anyone who brings back Mia. Mia however, has other ideas. She has no intention of being caught, dragged back to Temple, and having her child raised in that environment. For mob boss Temple, it all seems pretty simple – for the Thief, it’s a nightmare – and for Mia, well, she has a plan. The Thief and Mia are fast, he has a good aim with a gun, and she is fearless … but how long can that last with a squad of hitmen canvassing all known areas, looking to wrap up the case in no time at all, to collect their spoils. Rated 18A for violence.


  • Sound of Metal (2019):

    It has taken this inspired-by-actual-events film a long time to get to DVD, but its message remains as strong as the day it was released. Riz Ahmed stars as Ruben Stone, a deeply committed heavy metal drummer who works with his singer and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) as they tour incessantly to bring their brand of high-volume frenzy to fans everywhere. When Ruben begins to lose his hearing, he goes first to a pharmacy, and later to a doctor where he learns that he only has a small percentage of his ability to hear, and that his ability to understand the sounds around him will continue to decline until it disappears. Ruben is a recovering addict as well as a musician suffering hearing loss, and many of the supporting actors in this film are members of the deaf community. Actor Ahmed learned American Sign Language for this movie, and he also learned, over a period of six months, to play the drums. As is the case with many actual rock musicians, the fading ability to hear expands to include not only the music around them, but the sound of their own voice. As Ruben goes through this process, some interesting truths about those who cannot hear are revealed. Interesting story, excellent performances. Rated 14A.

  • Wrong Place (2022):

    This was one of the final films made by Bruce Willis before he announced that his health issues were forcing him to retire from acting. Many unkind reviewers, looking at this film, wish that he had made that announcement before this revenge thriller was made rather than after. Willis’s character is Frank, a former chief of police, now working as a security guard after a late-night car accident, where he hit a deer on the highway, changed his life forever. His daughter Chloe is dealing with a cancer diagnosis, his wife was killed in the accident, and in a disjointed series of events, Frank steps outside to have a smoke and witnesses a murder. As a witness to the crime, he will have to testify, but Chloe and her friend have chosen to spend some time at a remote cabin in the woods and it is here that the meth distributor who is the drug kingpin in Frank’s witness case feels he must extract his revenge. We have seen all this before, many, many times, always done far better, and with all due respect to Bruce Willis, it is clear watching his performance that his health was not up to the task. Rated 14A.

  • Blonde (2022):

    This is the first Netflix movie rated NC17 in the States, which is one step beyond the "R" rating that the most explicit films receive. It's the dramatized story of the life of Marilyn Monroe, and is one of the most anticipated Netflix titles this year. Based on the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates and directed by Andrew Dominick, it is a fictionalized version of the turbulent years of Norma Jean Baker, the abuse she dealt with, and the family challenges she faced, on her way to becoming Marilyn Monroe, with her marriages to the rich and the famous, her dalliances with Presidents and crowned heads of Europe, and here ultimate downfall. Ana de Armas ("Knives Out") is Norma Jeane, Oscar winner Adrian Brody is "The Playwright," clearly a facsimile for her third husband, Arthur Miller, and Bobby Cannavale is her ex-athlete first husband who was actually baseball great Joe DiMaggio. That marriage lasted just 274 days. Many characters, real and created show up, and much of what occurs is based on supposition and of the possible. Rated 18A for Canada.


    Day Shift (2022):

    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

The Serpent Queen (2022) (TV Series):

The only snakes and serpents in this historical drama are of the human variety as we get an eight-part series based on Leona Friede's book "Catherine de Medici, Renaissance Queen of France." Samantha Morton ("Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them") plays the title role here. She was queen of France by marriage to King Henry II for a dozen years and became one of the most significant political voices of her generation. After the death of her husband, she continued to become increasingly more influential, pulling the strings on the reigns of her subsequent sons who had no idea of the extent to which they were being manipulated. For most of the 16th century she was the most important woman in Europe, and was known for her ruthlessness and for her ability to make ground-breaking decisions with no concern for the human price. Rated 14A.



Thirteen Lives (2022):

This is the dramatized story of the 2018 cave rescue in northern Thailand in which a dozen boys and their soccer coach were trapped in a flooded cave system for two weeks as the world watched and waited for some kind of rescue to be mounted before the monsoon rains threatened to flood the cave system completely. Disney + has already streamed the National Geographic film "The Rescue" from last year, and now we have Ron Howard directing, and Colin Farrell starring as John Volanthan, the British cave diver who was the key player in the rescue of the trapped team. Joel Edgerton and Viggo Mortenson also star in what is designed to be an accurate depiction of the challenges of this rescue that resulted in the death of a Thai Navy Seal. Rated 14A.


New on DISNEY + /Star

Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation (2022):

A little late for summer vacation with kids all back in school now, this may be a Disney marketing ploy to get the youngsters back in front of the TV after a summer in which viewing typically dips. Disney's ownership of the "Star Wars" franchise has allowed for a lot of latitude as Finn, the young Lego man who starred in the previous Lego movies, has arranged a surprise vacation for his friends aboard the "Halcyon," a Galactic Star Cruiser. Things go sideways quickly when Finn is separated from the group, and he encounters three spirits in which The Force is strong - Obi-Wan-Kenobe, Anakin Skywalker, and Princess Leia, all of home tell their own stories of vacations gone wrong. Shelby Young voices Leia, "Star Wars" veteran Matt Lanter is Anakin, and another "Star Wars" animated series veteran, James Arnold Taylor is Obi-Wan. There are some other voices that you'll recognize too, if you are a fan of the genre. Billy Dee Williams is Lando Calrissian just as he was on the big screen, and Anthony Daniels, the original robot voice of C3PO shows up to do the chores here. Rated PG.

New on Apple +

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022):
Based on the book by Chickie Donohue about his eight weeks in Vietnam where he was committed to bringing some goodwill - and some beer - to fighting friends. Donohue is played by Zac Efron here, and his biography is the basis for the story - a U.S. Marine on leave at home during the Vietnam War, he and a bunch of buddies in a bar came up with the idea of finding their friends who were still in the heart of the action, and bringing them messages from home, as well as a few laughs and a lot of beer. Donohue set out to do just that, and this film chronicles what happened along the way. The excellent cast includes Bill Murray, who will always show up for a beer, and Russell Crowe who has been known to tipple a few as well. Directed and co-written by Peter Farelly ("Green Book," "Dumb and Dumber To").