Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29







Black mass   dvd

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.   --rotten tomatoes--



Bridge of spies  dvd

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, BRIDGE OF SPIES is "absolutely brilliant and totally riveting" (Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times). James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA send him on a nearly impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. High stakes and suspense power a story that captures the essence of a man who risked everything, vividly bringing his personal journey to life.  --amazon--


Criminal  dvd


To stop an international terrorist, the memories and skills of a CIA operative are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal.  --amazon--





Endeavour series 1   dvd


Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve.

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Everest     dvd

2 Guns helmer Baltasar Kormakur directs Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes in this adventure docudrama set in 1996, when a number of simultaneous expeditions up Mount Everest resulted in the deaths of eight climbers.   --rotten tomatoes--







Good Dinosaur


An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
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Grantchester season 2

The whiskey-drinking and jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) returns alongside his friend and veteran cop Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) for a second season of crime solving in the small country parish of Grantchester. Based on the popular Sidney Chambers mystery novels by James Runcie. --amazon--


Keanu

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in this comedy as two friends posing as drug dealers to get back a stolen cat.
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Midnight special


A father (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to protect his young son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers.

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Stand up guy   dvd

Sammy Lagucci is a lovable loser who just wants to do right by his daughter. When he finds out the gangsters he runs with are planning to take him out, he enters the Witness Protection program to protect himself and his family. Going from The Big Apple to a small town in Wisconsin gets him down at first, but on a dare he does an impromptu stand-up comedy routine and finds he has a knack for it. His act goes viral, and what should be a blessing turns into a curse when his newfound fame gets the attention of the mob.  --amazon--





Straight outta compton     dvd

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug 8



Batman v Superman, Dawn of Justice   dvd

...Batman v Superman kicks off DC's expanded universe with a bang and it certainly delivers on the premise that DC does NOT want to imitate Marvel in any fashion. They're going to "do their own thing" which is exactly what any comic book lover could of hoped for as I feared we would get repeats of the same exact films Marvel had already released years ago (and are still releasing)....  -- amazon--





11.22.63      dvd
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy was killed, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?... ... a high school English teacher who, encouraged by his ailing friend ... travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Delving into the darkness of the American dream, viewers are transported to the world of 1960s Texas as Jake explores the mystery surrounding the supposed gunman Lee Harvey Oswald, his family and associates...   --amazon--



Elvis & Nixon     dvd


The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
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Miles ahead      dvd
... In the midst of a prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications. Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), a wily music reporter, forces his way into Davis' life and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. Plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.   --amazon--




Tunnel: Season 1      dvd

When a dead body is discovered in the English Channel tunnel, exactly midway between England and France, a detective from each country is appointed to work the investigation. The two officers must must work on their own partnership as well as track down the criminal. Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy star. It is a fairly faithful re-make of Scandinavian hit The Bridge.  --amazon--