Nov 8th - 14th Downloads
& DVDs
  •  After Ever Happy (2022):

    This romance, heavy on the drama, tells the story of Tessa and Hardin (Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin respectively). Their relationship has been a challenge, with Tessa a sweet, simple, good girl, and Hardin the moody, and sometimes cruel young man for whom she fell. They have been through a lot when a revelation about their respective families sheds light on the fact that they are not that different. Tessa has an edge to her that begins to show, and Hardin has a softer nature in some respects. The startling truths about their respective backgrounds have Tessa better understanding Hardin's dark nature, but the more she tries to comfort and understand him, the more he pushes her away, because the deepest, darkest secrets have not yet been revealed. As they move in that direction, an even more complex issue threatens their relationship. Circumstances now have them in a transatlantic situation with a distance issue maximizing their problems. Can they survive? Can’t tell you! Rated 14A.


  • The Devil’s Workshop (2022):

    Well, there is method acting, and there is researching your role to get better at it. Which one does Clayton exemplify in this horror-thriller that may leave you a little unhappy with the way it ends. Clayton (Emile Hirsch) is an actor trying out for a role as a demonologist. His main competitor at the audition is Donald – he was lost roles to Donald before, and resents the fact that the younger actor seems to get all the breaks. Both are invited back for a final audition and it is suggested by the producers that they do something to prepare. Donald gets coaching from a couple of friends, while Clayton puts an ad online, asking to meet with a real demonologist. He gets a response from Eliza (Radha Mitchell) who says she is the real thing, and that she is happy to meet with him. During the course of their first session, she tells him that he has evil spirits in his head, and that she will have to eradicate them in order to cleanse his mind and better prepare for the role. During the purification, in which he is told to keep his eyes shut tight, he sneaks a peek and sees Eliza about to stab him with a large knife. Only a misunderstanding, she convinces him … let’s start again. This time she drugs him with a potion in the tea she has prepared, and now the nightmare really begins. What follows are graphic horror scenes and a realization that Eliza is in league with the devil, and that not getting the role will be the very least of Clayton’s troubles. I like a good horror-thriller, but don’t put this one in that camp – it becomes too graphic, too … well, horrible … and it does not, for me at least, offer a satisfying ending. Rated 14A.

  • The Most Dangerous Game (2022):

    Inspired by the 1922 short story of the same name by Richard Connell, this thriller follows a similar path as the story, with just a few updates. A father and son are shipwrecked on a remote northern island and are barely able to save themselves on shore when it becomes clear that the shipwreck was not the worst of their problems. The island is owned by a reclusive man who uses it as a hunting preserve exclusively … and the game that he hunts is human!! With the father and son coming to the grim realization that there is no help to be had from man nor beast in this isolated location, and with the hunter knowing every square meter of the island from a lifetime of finding human prey, it becomes a cat and mouse game with the highest stakes possible – two human lives. Tom Berenger, Bruce Dern, Casper Van Dien, and Judd Nelson star. Rated 14A.

  • Falling for Christmas (2022):

    This Netflix release looks, on the surface at least, an awful lot like a Hallmark seasonal movie, known for thin plots, beautiful people, and nice outcomes. It's certain that the casting of Lyndsay Lohan, sometimes showbiz bad girl, will get more attention than the storyline itself. Lohan's character here is named Sierra Belmont. She is an heiress, set to inherit a fortune that will make her a billionaire, she is engaged to the man of her dreams, and she has a ski accident in Utah that results in a head injury creating that standard romantic-movie device, amnesia. Sierra doesn't know who she is nor can she remember her past. She finds herself in the care of a blue-collar guy who is the owner of the ski lodge where her accident occurred. Did I mention that he is handsome beyond words? And that he has a precocious daughter who feels slighted by their temporary guest? In the days leading up to Christmas, we watch as two worlds collide, that of the uber-rich, and that of the working class. As for Lohan herself, after bouts of drug problems, challenges with such people as director Michael Bay whom she equated with Hitler, she left the Hollywood lifestyle and now lives in Dubai. Seeing her back in front of the cameras is a first in several years. Rated 14A.


    All Quiet on the Western Front (2022):

    WWI was a long, long time ago, having ended in 1918, but its stories remain as relevant today as when they were told during the heat of battle.  Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, it follows the lives of some young German idealists who, their flames fanned by the State propaganda machine, sign up to fight against what they believe to be a monstrous enemy that deserves to be subjugated and put to death.  Actor Daniel Bruhl is Paul Baumer, who, along with his friends Albert and Muller, enthusiastically enlist fuelled by patriotism and in the strong belief in the just cause for which they fight.  Everything changes on the Western Front when the horrors of trench warfare become a reality, and when it becomes evident, piece by piece, that the cause for which they fight is neither noble nor just, but rather is dictated by the needs and desires of politicians safely ensconced back home in Germany.  Even though the date of the truce that will end the war has been announced, Paul and his surviving friends are ordered to continue to fight by the top brass so that Germany will have gone out on the offensive.  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.



My Policeman (2022):

In 1950s London, we become acquainted with a young police officer named Tom (Harry Styles), a teacher named Marion (Emma Corrin), and a museum curator named Patrick (David Dawson). The morals and the conduct of those days is significantly different than what is acceptable in today's world, and the relationship between the three, in those early days not long after WWII, evolves into and emotional firestorm in which alliances are made and lost and regrets hang heavily in the air as the trio struggles with their respective relationship issues. Then, a flash forward to the 1990s, and our trio come together again, still full of remorse and hurt from the events of the past, but they feel they have one last chance to heal the wounds that still fester, and to heal the damage that was near fatal at a psychological level. A character study with a level of intensity that may be too strong for some viewers. Rated 18A.


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 +

Causeway (2022):
This Jennifer Lawrence-starring vehicle features a now-standard theme with a twist. There is no end to movies about American military personnel returning home after tours of duty in such places as Afghanistan and Iraq, and facing the challenges of returning to a regular life after all that they had seen and all that they had done in the service of their country. Same story here, except the soldier is Lynsey, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence's character, who cannot effectively cope with coming back home to New Orleans and picking up life as it was before. Brian Tyee Henry ("Bullet Train") also stars. This movie was completed in 2019, but has been sitting on the shelf since then, and has a theatrical as well as an Apple + release. Rated 14A.