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THERE ARE 7 NEW REVIEWS THIS WEEK: ASSASSINATION NATION, THE CHILDREN ACT, THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, LIFE ITSELF, MANDY, A SIMPLE FAVOR, THE WIFE.


NEW
: ASSASSINATION NATION (1hr 35min) ** This violent black comedy thriller reminds me of the horror franchise of The Purge, based on a future dystopic America where every year there is a 12 hour period overnight during which all crime including murder is legal. Incidentally, the 2013 original starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey (best known as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones). Although The Purge had mixed reviews from the critics, the worldwide take was over $447 million against a total budget of $35 million!  If you’re into blood baths, you’ve come to the right place. We are given a few trigger warnings: “drug use, sexual content, toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia, guns, nationalism, racism, rape, kidnapping, sexism, nudity, swearing, torture, violence, gore, weapons and fragile male egos.” In The Purge it was a family and here it is four teenage High School girls, Lily (Odessa Young), Em (Abra), Sarah (Suki Waterhouse) and Bex (Hari Nef), who become the target of Salem when their secrets are spilled and available for everyone to peruse. The girls spend their time partying, texting (superimposed on the screen), sexting, snapchatting and Instagramming, and sex is no big deal. Lily is dating bumbling Mark (Bill Skarsgard) but she is sending a lot of selfies to an older man she calls Daddy while Bex gives herself at a party to hot football hero Diamond (Danny Ramirez) though he ignore her the next day. Someone starts hacking into the iPhones of the town’s cross-dressing Mayor Bartlett (Cullen Ross) and high school Principal Turrell (Colman Domingo) -wrongly accused - for starters before other prominent men of the community are accused with lives ruined, and the activity is traced to Lily’s house where she lives with her parents and younger brother. When the promiscuous lives of the girls are made public, they are physically and brutally attacked and forced to run from a mob wearing masks and carrying machine guns, and that sequence goes on and on endlessly. Eventually Lily comes across an arsenal of weapons and the girls take their ultra-violent vengeance on their attackers, including the cops.  You’ll either love or hate this chaotic film – I tend to side with the latter. (Intl Village)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdvMaKA_nE0
BlacKKKlansman (2 hrs 15min) *** ½  The most intriguing, engrossing and hard-hitting film in months, director/co-writer Spike Lee has a winner in this factual autobiographical story by Ron Stallworth, the first African-American police officer in the Colorado Springs Police Department who infiltrated the Louisiana KKK and received the endorsement of David Duke, white supremacist leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Stallworth (John David Washington) always wanted to be an undercover officer. He was given the  chance to observe the speech by civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins). In 1979 the Ku Klux Klan were seeking new members for its local chapter. Stallworth convinced them he wanted to join because he was a pure Aryan white man, tired of the abuse of white race by blacks and other minorities. When accepted by phone, Stallworth chose white undercover Jewish Detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), wired for sound, to double for him when he reported in person and that’s the way the investigation went for the next few months. It’s serious and tense but interlaced with humour. (Intl Village)
NEW: THE CHILDREN ACT (1hr 45min) *** ½  When the Academy Award nominees are being considered, Emma Thompson’s name should be included for her tour-de-force performance in this totally engrossing adult drama from the novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement, On Chesil Beach) who earned the nickname Ian Macabre for his early Gothic short stories. “The Children Act 1989” allocates duties to local authorities, courts, parents, and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted.  Fiona Maye or officially the Right Honorable Mrs. Justice Maye (Emma Thompson) and her husband Jack (Stanley Tucci) are estranged, not having had sex for 9 years and, although he confesses he loves her, she is overworked and solely dedicated to her career. In frustration he asks her if he could embark on a sexual affair with a 28 year old but she is horrified and rejects the idea. She is a judge in the High Court of Justice in England and has just heard a particularly difficult case in which she ruled that conjoined twins should be separated despite the fact that one would automatically die due to her ruling. Does that make her a murderer? While she and Jack are arguing, she receives a call about a teenager just two months short of 18 with leukemia who refuses a blood transfusion as his parents (Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh) are members of Jehovah’s Witnesses and receiving blood is against the scriptures, and without blood he would die. Jack leaves home while she is on the phone. The next day she goes to the hospital to see for herself, with parents watching, if he is capable of denying treatment or not. Adam (Fionn Whitehead) is a sensitive, intelligent boy and they spar verbally. He persuades her to stay while he reads his poetry to her and plays a song on the guitar to which she sings and he warms to her. In court she allows the court to give him a transfusion as he is not yet 18 and permitted to make his own decision. Back home, Jack has not returned and it is 2 days before he does and admits to having had sex. Time goes by and one day she meets Adam on the street, He is grateful to her for saving his life, disillusioned with religion and wants to meet more often which she rejects, but he is desrerate and persistent.  What does he want?  Will Jack return home? Can Fiona change her ways to include others?  If this doesn’t move you to tears, nothing will. (Fifth Ave) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8gPssTDf_M
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (1hr 45min)  *** ½ The name is automatically associated with the teddy bear Winnie the Pooh and characters Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo and Owl, and you know they came from the fertile mind of British author and playwright A.A.Milne in the mid-1920s. Here, Winnie and friends are throwing a party for 9 year old Christopher Robin leaving for boarding school. Fast forward through WW11 when Christopher (Ewan McGregor) joined the army and saw violent action, returned and married architect Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and they have a daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael) now 9 years old. Christopher is employed as an efficiency expert by Winslow Luggages and is so overworked that he has no time for his family. Winnie has lost contact with his animal friends and goes through Christopher’s magic portal to find him in London and get help in his search. A shocked Christopher is determined to return Winnie home and in doing so and on finding the gang, he re-learns what is important in life. But he has an important deadline at work and with the help of Madeleine, Evelyn, Winnie, Tigger and friends, we have an absolutely hilarious climax!  Kudos to director Marc Foster and especially McGregor, this is magical!  (Intl Village, Metropolis) 
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
(2hrs) *** ½ The coloured film is based on a popular satirical novel by Singaporean-American author Kevin Kwan whose intent was to introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience while the story was loosely based on his own upbringing in Singapore, whose most eligible bachelor Colin Khoo (Chris Panf) and fashion icon Arimenta Lee (Sonoya Mizuno) are being married in the Wedding of the Century. Nick Young (Henry Golding) is Colin’s best man and he has invited girlfriend NYU economics professor Rachael Chu (Constance Wu),l to the wedding and to meet his family, although she doesn’t know it is one of Singapore’s richest. Nick’s protective, highly critical dragon-lady mom Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) is convinced Rachael is a gold-digger and she’s rallied supporters to break up the relationship. Supporting Rachael is former NYC friend Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina), daughter of weird nouveau riche parents (Ken Jeong, Koh Chieng). One gigantic luxurious party follows another and, in between, are subplots involving scheming, feuding, story twists and revelations of secrets. (Fifth Avenue, Scotiabank Theatre, Metropolis)
NEW: FAHRENHEIT 11/9  (2hrs 6min) *** ½  Director/writer/producer Michael Moore makes an urgent plea on behalf of democracy as we know it and he exposes what has been going on in the USA since Donald J. Trump made his debut in the political arena. And he proves that when people rise against corruption and inequality, changes can take place. Oddly, Moore predicted Trump would win the election and, in voice-overs, he takes swipes against Obama, Peloski, Clinton and the establishment Democrats, all so positive that Trump would never be president. He had a 15% chance of winning while Hilary was projected an easy winner. On the other hand, Bernie Sanders might have had a chance and when he stood down in favour of Hilary, so automatically did his disappointed staunch supporters. Moore presents clips of an earlier Trump when he and Moore appeared together in 1998 on a Roseanne Barr interview where Trump said he liked Moore’s movies but not his politics, Steve Bannon said likewise; Moore was a master of his craft but they disagreed on politics. Hrd to believe, Jared Kushner hosted “Sicko” for Moore in New York!  Trump luridly commented on daughter Ivanka’s voluptuousness and made the remark he would date her if she wasn’t his daughter. There follow scenes of Trump in a beauty contestants’ changing room. He has always committed his crimes in plain sight and that’s how he gets away with them. There’s an interesting segment on megalomaniac Republican Governor Rick Snyder who switched the drinking water supply of Flint, Michigan from the pure clean safe Lake Huron to new pipes emanating from the polluted Flint River, resulting in health issues including legionnaire’s bacterial disease for the mainly black population. When the lead in the water started corroding auto parts, they were transferred back to Huron’s water while the population still continues to be poisoned. A visit from President Obama angered the locals when he showed them he could drink the water without any problems. Also featured are the highly successful student protest rallies which started in Parkland, Florida, following 10 fatal school shootings, leading to 700 marches demanding gun regulations in the USA. When West Virginia teachers went on strike against low pay and other problems, they won. The documentary’s conclusion is chilling. Hitler speaking at a rally and dubbed by Trump’s voice also at a rally is potent and disturbing. According to Trump: “The American dream is over” but according to the students: "We have one simple goal: rally as many young people as possible to register and commit to vote in November."  Moore deservedly has another easy nomination here for Best Documentary at Awards time. (Fifth Avenue, Intl Village) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxrEzYqD3lU 
NEW: THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (1hr 44min) * ½  A film starring multi-Award winning Cate Blanchett and charismatic comedian Jack Black sounds promising and when added to a screenplay of author John Bellairs’ first of a series of 12 Gothic mystery fantasy novels for young adults, the prospects are interesting, especially with the surprise inclusion of director Eli Roth, most closely associated with the horror genre (Hostel). Every single thing is at fault, especially the appallingly bad screenplay by Erik Kripke, whose only other film credit is for the negatively reviewed Boogeyman.  With  atrocious, stiff dialogue, even the best of actors would fail. The casting of 10 year old central character Lewis Barnavelt by actor Owen Vaccaro was a mistake, not helped by his badly delivered lines. On his parents’ death in 1955, the book-loving boy, in tweeds and a pair of aviator goggles, was sent to New Zebedee, Michigan to live with his mysterious warlock uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in his creepy, cluttered .house filled with clocks. His next door neighbour is witch Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) and the two friends trade endless sharp barbs which initially are amusing but fast become forced and tiresome. The house was originally owned by Jonathan’s former partner, sinister warlock Isaac Izard (Kyle MacLachlan) and witch wife Selena (Renee Elise Goldsberry). With black magic they had plotted to bring the world to doomsday. Before their deaths, Isaac had built a clock which he had hidden somewhere in the walls as it attempts to pull the world into magical alignment which, if successful, would allow him to destroy it. At school, nobody chose Lewis for their sports’ team, but, in spite of that, the would-be boy wizard (Lewis is no Harry Potter) befriended popular athletic classmate Tarby Corrigan (Sunny Sulijic), inviting him into the house and showing off the magic he had learned from Florence and Jonathan who had gave him permission to open all doors except the one to a vault which under no circumstance must he unlock. When the boys attempt to raise the dead in the cemetery, they inadvertently succeed in releasing the decaying corpse of Isaac. As expected the key to the forbidden vault is found and used, revealing a massive book on necromancy. The results are never really scary although it’s not recommended for little children. Jonathan warns “This is no place for a kid,” and we would add “nor for an audience.” (Scotiabank Theatre, Metropolis)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU-Al0bLCLw|
INCREDIBLES 2  (1hr 46min) *** Animation. Following 14 years since the brilliant ‘not based on anything’ original, writer/director Brad Bird’s sequel takes place immediately after the last narrative left off and introduces us again to the Parr/Incredibles family consisting of Bob Parr/Mr Incredible (Craig T Nelson), wife Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), daughter Violet (Sarah Vowell), son Hash (Huck Milner) and wildly funny baby Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile). Although the “Super Relocation” program is dead and the Incredibles jobless, super-hero fan & telecommunications CEO Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) and his ambitious inventor sister Evelyn (Catherine Keener) plan to restore support of the Supers, using Elastigirl and her powers as their crime-busting star, leaving Bob looking after the kids. The problem is a new cyber villain, Screenslaver, with computer screens and goggles turning innocent people and Supers into obedient hypnotized drones. Next victims will be world leaders. Although visually stunning, the long and over-stuffed epic may be a bit heavy for younger fans. (Intl Village)
JULIET, NAKED (1hr 45min) *** ½  Here’s a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining romcom made even better by perfect performances from a terrific ensemble cast. The simple story is centred on film professor Duncan Thomson (Chris O’Dowd) and his long-time obsession with early1900’s alt singer/songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) while living for 15 years with long-suffering girlfriend Annie (Rose Byrne). A whole room is dedicated to him in her house! When he receives an acoustic demo of Tucker’s popular album, Juliet, Naked, a masterpiece according to Duncan, frustrated Annie writes a scathing critique of his fan website, Duncan is furious but Annie gets a response from reclusive Tucker, although she doesn’t tell Duncan, totally agreeing with her comments! He suggests they meet in London and they find they have much in common and an affair begins without Duncan knowing, untill they meet!  See this hugely appealing and endearing British gem, and stay for the amusing closing credits! (Intl Village)  
NEW: LIFE ITSELF (!hr 57min) *  I have never seen Dan Fogelman’s tear-jerking success of TV’s multilayered This is Us and if it’s anything like this feature film then I've missed nothing.  Apart from some performances, there isn't anything to recommend in this overwrought, trite, morbid drama involving a succession of tragedies. At the heart of this disaster set in NYC is the intense undying love Will (Oscar Isaac) has for Abby (Olivia Wilde). When Will commits to her, he swears she will be the one and only love throughout his life … till death, etc. Will loved wife Abby with an intensity usually reserved for stalkers.  At age 6, Abby’s parents were killed and she lived with her pedophile Uncle until eventually she shot him in the knee!  We spend an eternity with the loved-up couple in bed with  an ugly pooch named F**kface.  Pregnant Abby gives birth to daughter Dylan, named because of Will’s passion for Bob Dylan and his plaintive ballad Make You Feel My Love (listen to the early Adele version). But the marriage falters and Will goes to pieces, is institutionalized and when released he visits his therapist Dr. Cait Morris (Annette Bening) regularly, and the ending comes abruptly. In Chapter 2, short tempered, brawling daughter Dylan (Olivia Cooke), raised by her widowed grandfather Irwin (Mandy Patinkin), was a singer in a punk band (she manages musically to destroy Feel My Love). In Chapter 3 and for something totally different, we are introduced to Mr. Saccione, born in Italy but now the bachelor owner of his father’s vast olive groves in Spain. He recognizes the value and hard work of soft-spoken laborer employee Javier (Sergio Peres-Mencheta) and makes a generous offer for him to become foreman while living rent free in the palatial homestead. Javier has fallen in love with village waitress Elena (Lorenza Izzo), eventually marries her and they have a sickly son Rodrigo (Adrian Marrero). Saccione hires the best doctors and the kid’s health improves but meanwhile Saccione falls for Elena. Jealous Javier leaves, knowing she and Rodrigo will have a better life without him. Years later, Rodrigo (Alex Monner) is attending NYU and guess who he hooks up with?  Dylan!  The multigenerational contrived drama’s over-the-top script is weak and unoriginal. Sorry, definitely not recommended! (Intl Village, Metropolis)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5kwtJkUdpA
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (1hr 54min) ** ½ It's 10 years since the original's release which grossed $615.7 million! Based on the stage musical Mamma Mia!, it featured the infectious music of Swedish supergroup ABBA. The story told of how free-spirited Donna (Meryl Streep) came to be on the Greek island of Kalokairi and was determined to find out who was the father of her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). Was it Irish-American architect Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Swedish travel writer Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) or British banker Harry (Colin Firth)? Now Donna is deceased and Sophie, married to Sky (Dominic Cooper) and pregnant, is re-opening her newly renovated Bella Donna hotel with a gigantic party, and reminisces with old friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) about young Donna (Lily James) and her sexual relationships within a month with Sam (Jeremy Irvine), Bill (Josh Dylan) and Harry (Hugh Skinner). Cher makes an appearance as her grandmother. Strictly for the fans! (Intl Village)
NEW: MANDY (2hrs) ** ½ Here’s yet another revenge horror film, this one from 44 year old director/co-writer Panos Cosmatos, born in Rome and whose family moved to Victoria B.C. in the 1980s. But this one is the most bizarre, weird, incoherent and confusing films of this year, yet it is stylish and exhilarating to watch. This will become a cult midnight classic for those into this type of over-the-top bloody lunacy, and it has Nicolas Cage going berserk more than he’s ever done before. I’ll keep the review simple as not many of our readers will be planning to see this. In a remote section of the forested Shadow Mountains in 1983, a middle aged loving couple, logger Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and his partner artist Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough), live in a comfortable hippie cabin beside Crystal Lake.  On a walk alone one day, a vehicle of religious weirdos slowly passes Mandy, and her gaze is noticed by the drugged-out cult leader of the Children of the New Dawn, Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache, son of William Roache, best known as Ken Barlow in Coronation Street), whose groveling unhinged followers, Brother Swan (Ned Dennehy), Mother Marlene (Olwen Foiure), Sister Lucy (Line Pillett) , Brother Hanker (Alexis Julemont) and Brother Lewis (Stephen Fraser), are committed to do his biding. “Get that girl I saw” is his order to them and he summoned demonic disfigured black-clad biker “beings” to assist. They swoop down on Red and Mandy, leaving him gaged and bound in barbed wire while abducting Mandy to be presented to Jeremiah. He goes bonkers when she laughs at him. She is trussed up and taken to her home where Jeremiah takes his revenge of her in front of Red who is left to die slowly. But he manages to free himself and gathers a vast array of weapons, including a hand-forged silver axe, a Reaper crossbow and a chainsaw, and plots his gory vengeance which takes place over the majority of the film. This is grief-stricken, ferocious Cage’s tour-de-force maniacal psychotic performance which sees him getting crazier and bloodier every minute. Icelandic composer Johann Johansson’s bombastic synth-heavy original score (now deceased, he was a favourite of Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, and won a Golden Globe for The Theory of Everything) plays an important role in the film.  The trippy visuals are stunning and so kudos to imaginative DP Benjamin Loeb and production designer Hubert Pouille. Visionary Cosmatos and Cage make a great team, and the former is the name to watch ... but be forewarned this is an unpleasant film. (Park Theatre)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D23Emnl_rE&vl=en  
PEPPERMINT (1hr 42min) ** ½  French director Pierre Morel (Taken) is back with another action packed thriller which primarily should attract Asian markets appreciating wall-to-wall bloodbaths. Riley North (Jennifer Garner) and her husband Chris (Jeff Hepner) are celebrating daughter Carly’s (Cailey Fleming) 10th birthday at the carnival when dad and daughter are killed in a drive-by Mafia shooting with Riley seriously wounded and hospitalized. When she identifies the killers and goes to court, crooked Judge Stevens (Jeff Harlan) dismissed the case (“the evidence is insufficient”) and the murderers went free. 5 years later she has prepared herself physically and mentally to take revenge on all those who destroyed her life. On the anniversary of the slaughter, Carly begins her carnage on Mafia’s ruthless kingpin Diego Garcia’s (Juan Pablo Raba) gang while being seen on every TV set and pursued by the mob, the LAPD and the FBI. (Scotiabank Theatre, Metropolis)
NEW: A SIMPLE FAVOR (1hr 56min) ** Even talented Anna Kendrick can’t save this convoluted psychological comedy/thriller from being one of this year’s most disappointing movies. Wholesome naive single mother Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is a widow and stay-at-home lonely mommy blogger living in suburban Connecticut. In her daily routine she picks up her young son Miles (Joshua Satine) to take him home. She meets Miles’ best friend Nicky (Ian Ho) and his mother, the sophisticated, wealthy and confident Manhattan PR executive Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) who invites Stephanie home for cocktails in the  family’s lavish home. Following conversation and cocktails, the two women supposedly become 'best friends' (actually they have great chemistry together). Stephanie meets Emily’s amorous British author husband Sean (a wooden Henry Golding, currently star of Crazy Rich Asians).  Over further copious gin martinis, the women trade “secrets” and Stephanie admits to having had sex with her half-brother (Rupert Friend) who was killed in a car accident along with her husband (Andrew Rannells). When Stephanie takes a photo of Emily, she snaps at her and demands she destroys it. “You do not want to be friends with me, trust me.” Emily phones Stephanie and asks a simple favor to pick up Nicky along with Miles as she has been delayed at work. But the hours turn into days and still Emily has not appeared and has stopped responding to messages.  Stephanie and Sean phone the police and meanwhile the couple grows closer with Stephanie enjoying the luxuries of stylish Emily’s home. When a body is found drowned, it is identified as Emily’s, especially as she is wearing Sean’s gift of a ring to her. Stephanie decides to snoop and she discovers that Emily had a twin sister – could that be the dead body?  The police inform her that Sean took out an extra $4 million life insurance policy before she disappeared.  Then the film becomes a silly complicated mess, going completely out of control while it is exhaustingly over-loaded with unnecessary and unconvincing revelations and twists, most predictable. None of this is compelling and it quickly backfires and torpedoes everything that has gone on previously. Director Paul Feig has done so much better in the past with the likes of Bridesmaids and Spy. (Fifth Avenue, Metropolis)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WcDAbo3nJg
NEW: THE WIFE (1hr 40min) *** ½ What a treat this adult and hugely entertaining drama is, with sensational performances from Jonathan Pryce and especially the luminous Glenn Close in her career’s best performance. It is adapted by Jane Anderson (Mad Men, Olive Kitteridge) from the novel by Meg Wolitzer (This is My Life) and directed by Sweden’s Bjorn Runge.  Joan (Close) and Joe Castleman (Pryce) have been married for 40 years and appear to be the perfect couple, although dutiful unobtrusive Joan lives in the egotist’s shadow. Set in 1992 Connecticut, the couple is asleep when they receive a call from Sweden advising that Joe is to be honored with a Nobel Prize for Literature, but Joan’s face is strangely conflicted at the news.  They celebrate with friends and family, pregnant daughter Susannah (Alix Wilton Regan) and budding author son David (Max Irons, son of Jeremy), when charismatic Joe’s toasts always include his love and support of Joan (“without this woman I am nothing”) although commenting “my wife’s not a writer.” She looks after his every day needs but there now appears a slight tension. On the flight to Stockholm, with sulky Max sitting behind, bitter that dad shows little interest in his writing and desperate for his approval, the Castlemans are approached by annoyingly insistent journalist Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater), determined to become Joe’s biographer and which Joe contemptuously rejects while Joan cautiously advises him to be more diplomatic. At the hotel, they are introduced to a welcoming committee and an attractive young Swedish photographer (Karin Franz Korlof), assigned to follow him everywhere, and Joan is acutely aware of Joe’s roving eyes. There are flashbacks to 1958 when struggling seductive novelist Joe (Harry Lloyd) first met and critiqued the efforts of eager aspiring student writer Joan (Annie Starke) in his creative writing class, and their sexual relationship led to Joe leaving wife and baby. Joan got a job in a publishing house which was looking for “a Jewish writer.” She recommended Joe and his career took off.  While he is led off to confer with award committee members, Joan is urged to go shopping or get a spa treatment. One of the best scenes occurs when Bone persuades Joan to have drinks with him and that turns into a flirtatious impromptu cat and mouse interview with Bone already having knowledge of her early brilliant writings, Joe’s indiscretions and Joan’s hidden frustrations (“I think you’re sick and tired of being invisible”). With secrets revealed, the ending is devastating and explosive.  (Fifth Avenue) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GzlRB6Rb8s

                                                     
                                                  
   NEW DVDs

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday September 18
BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Rosanna Arquette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oCY_mMvG9s
DAMSEL Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster, Russell Mael
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lr8CMFbq_c
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM  Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Toby Jones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFUCWFe9v70
SIBERIA  Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lynchnikoff, James Gracie, Eugene Lipinski,  Molly Ringwald
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1-c_Y70Oj4

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday September 25
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS  Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Maia Mitchell, Thomas Jane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5ROSS9ReUY
THE SEAGULL Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Billy Howle, Elisabeth Moss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_TMVoHcPvM
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY  Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9PkToULL1c&vl=en
UNCLE DREW.  Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Nick Kroll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgWQD0Dv6Zg

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday October 2
THE CATCHER WAS A SPY. Paul Rudd, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Daniels, Tom Wilkinson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22vPGR_mUWc
DEATH RACE: BEYOND ANARCHY. Zach McGowan, Danny Glover, Fred Koehler, Danny Trejo, Christine Marzano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S12BoYDzxw
LEAVE NO TRACE. Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeffrey Rifflard, Peter Simpson, Michael Draper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpBV5N1nRFE
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO  Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5SbkzXvHj4
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS.  Documentary. In 1980 the true story of why identical triplets were separated,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM5TQ4f7ycw

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday October 9
CONSTANTINE: CITY OF DEMONS (animation). Matt Ryan, Damian O'Hare, Laura Bailey, Emily O'Brien
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx6QGsSJeQo
DON'T WORRY, HE WONT GET FAR ON FOOT Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKcYirDge1g
EIGHTH GRADE  Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Daniel Zoghadri, Fred M Hechinger, Jake Ryan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icv6hqEuzYc
HOTEL ARTEMIS  Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bELPcq7gB4
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION. Animation Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg,  Kevin James
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku52zNnft8k
SKYSCRAPER. Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pIEzZVqwFs

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday October 16
ANT-MAN & THE WASP. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEWeV2_MAWg
UNFRIENDED WEB. Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Stephanie Nogueras, Billy Drago, Andrew Bryniarski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtmsytPKplk
WHITNEY. Documentary. Intimate unflinching portrait of Whitney Houston that probes beyond tabloid headlines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmoDWLnT4gU

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday October 23.
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Cher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx-fXw7LAOQ
PATIENT ZERO. Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Clive Standen, Agyness Deynn, John Bradley 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ia_KOLTTo

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU. Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaBGcorkzpk

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday October 30
THE DARKEST MINDS. Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Patrick Gibson, Gwendoline Christie, Bradford Whitford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqUSPQY4oKo
OUR HOUSE. Thomas Mann, Nicola Peltz, Percy Hynes White, Kate Moyer, John Ralston, Xavier de Guzman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rRRW1DanDU
THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME. Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan,  Gillian Anderson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXkUaaVrB_s

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday November 6
BLACkkkLANSMAN  John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvqsQO-uxaE
DESTINATION WEDDING. Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Greg Lucey, Fred Dubost, D Rosh Wright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc3dV8fJqAk&vl=en
INCREDIBLES 2 (animation) Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cLn1-OE2dI
PAPILLON  Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Eve Hewson, Roland Møller, Yorick Van Wageningen, Tommy Flanagan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGeNA3gy9Ic