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THERE ARE 2 NEW REVIEWS THIS WEEK:  From guest reviewer ex-producer Hugh Beard: 1917. 0n Netflix: THE WITCHER (TV series). 

NEW: 1917 (1hr 50min)  **** ½ Recommended.  Director / writer Sam Mendes’ WWI drama plunges the viewer alongside two young British soldiers experiencing the fear and horror of the front-line trenches. The ‘one-shot format, stretched out to feature-length, is reminiscent of González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’.  The groundbreaking cinematic experience is akin to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Space Odyssey’, 1917 casts you into the heart of the battle following two young British soldiers through the trenches in one extended tracking shot throwing the audience into the action. Heartbreakingly real with the tension ramped high, the two undertake a nearly impossible mission through no-man’s land to save countless lives.  Scattered bodies, horses’ corpses, with rats feasting on the dead, paint a graphic picture of the living hell of war.  A crashing bi-plane, being swept up in a torrential river, German snipers in a bombed village at night, hauntingly illuminated by falling flares, adds to the dramatic action – interspersed with quieter emotional moments – traveling on a truck with soldiers from another division, who laugh and joke about anything and everything except the war. The haunting song ‘The Wayfaring Stranger’ is sung to soldiers about to launch a dawn attack.  Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch book-end the movie, making strong cameo appearances alongside stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman. A remarkable achievement only slightly flawed by a weaker performance by Chapman. (Park, Scotiabank Theatre, Park Royal, Metropolis)   Reviewed by ex-producer Hugh Beard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO_egPbJgjk
6 UNDERGROUND  (2hrs 8min)  **  Director Michael Bay is best known for his big budget, high concept, excessive special effects action films but is held in low esteem by. His latest effort wont change that.  An unnamed do-gooder American miniature magnets billionaire the critics (Ryan Reynolds) faked his own death so he could resurrect himself as a Ghost leader known as One to form a vigilante squad to liquidate terrorist leaders that governments would avoid antagonizing. He then approached five others to copy his lead by faking their deaths, Ghost Two being French spy Camille (Melanie Laurent), Three is hitman Javier (Manuel Garcia-Ruffo), Four is thief Billy (Ben Hardy), Five is doctor Amelia (Adria Ardona), and Six is parkour expert Dave Franco. their first target is the lawyer of four generals of the brutal fictitious middle-Eastern regime of Turgistan and his location is Florence in Italy. They plan to topple Turgistan's government and replace the ruthless General with his imprisoned brother Murat. Then follows indiscriminate ludicrous gory violence with killings, explosions and chases around the world. Visually stunning, if you turn your brain off, you might enjoy this. (Netflix).
CATS (1hr 50min) *** In 1939 poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S.Eliot was composer Andrew LLoyd Webber’s favourite book.  From it he created and composed the musical comedy fantasy drama Cats for the London stage where it ran for 21 years (18 years on Broadway). The almost plotless creation, directed by Tom Hopper, centres on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles, as they come together over a single night at the annual Jellicle Ball, to decide which one will ascend to the Heavicide Layer and be reborn into a new life. The musical consists of different contenders introduced, either by themselves or by other cats, in continuous production numbers. The film, with little narrative, mirrors the play through its whimsical yet nonexistent story.  Performer cats include ballerina Francesca Howard, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson. this is nothing like former hit Broadway productions turned into memorable films like The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and West Side Story. Basically, this is for Cats fans. (Intl Village). .
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (1hr 58min) *** Essentially for, by and with blacks, the motherf***** word is in every sentence. Production values are high, including performances, direction, camerawork, set design and score, with a strong comeback performance by Eddie Murphy as filmmaker/comedian Rudy Ray Moore portraying outrageous flamboyant character Dolemite on stage and in blaxploitation films as from 1975, utilizing sex, violence and drugs to shock and provoke audiences. In 1973 Los Angeles, Moore was a struggling singer in a record store, having problems getting his music played. At night as MC at an African-American club he created an alter-ego the “baddest motherf***** ever” called Dolemite, decked out in gaudy pimp outfits, and he was a hit. Crude, foul-mouthed records of his stage act led to him creating his own cheap, bawdy film which in turn became hugely successful blaxploitation films. He persuaded lonely, downcast, ex-back up singer Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) to join him on stage and then recruited writer (Keegan-Michael Keya), a former actor D’Urville Martin  (Wesley Snipes) as director and inexperienced UCLA students as technicians for his chaotic raunchy films. (Netflix)
FALLING INN LOVE (1hr 38min) * ½ Apart from New Zealand’s scenery, this is a predictable, dull and phony romcom. In San Francisco Gabriela (Christina Milian) is jobless as her design firm has folded, as has her relationship with Dean (Jeffrey Bower-Chapman). She pours her problems into an online competition to “Win an Inn” in New Zealand and, unsurprisingly, she wins. But she is shocked (but we aren’t ) that The Bellbird Valley Farm, situated in NZ’s picturesque North Island, is a crumbling, rundown disaster. Among the local townfolk is handsome, single Jake (Adam Demos) who keeps popping up everywhere she goes (guess where that will end), Shelley (Claire Chitham) a shrubbery-shop owner, Charlotte (Anna Jullienne), uptight B&B owner, and two married gays (Blair Stran, Daniel Waterson) who run the local café … and bleating goat Albert which appears in-house regularly. Her plan is to renovate, sell and return home. She accomplishes everything except the last item. The insipid dialogue’s awkward and there’s minimal chemistry between the couple. (Netflix)
FORD v FERRARI (2hrs 32min) *** The Italian luxury sportscar Ferrari Company had consistently won the prestigious Le Mans race which frustrated Ford president Henry Ford 11 (Tracy Letts) and executive Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal). Ford commissioned engineers and designers to build a new racing car, the Ford GT 40, to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans.  He hired manufacturer and retired ’59 Le Mans winner, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), who chose erratic racing car engineer and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as chief test driver. They worked out the design flaws of the GT 40 Mk 1 prototype but Shelby chose two other drivers for the 1964 Le Mans and no Ford finished the race. Ford was furious but allowed Shelby to solve the problem of why the car broke down. A test and fiery brake failure almost killed Miles. The constant sparring between Damon and Bale is fun and the racing well photographed but it’s overlong and the technical details of the car problems were tedious. It’s worth seeing for Bale’s performance. (Intl Village)  
FRACTURED (1hr 40min) ** ½ Roy Monroe (Sam Worthington) is a recovering alcoholic and his marriage to Joanne (Lily Rabe) is on the rocks although it’s not really noticed by their 6 year old daughter Peri (Lucy Capri). They are on their way home from an argumentative Thanksgiving dinner with her parents when they pull over at a pit stop. Wandering off on her own, Peri is traumatized by a menacing dog and falls backwards into a construction site, injuring herself. Roy throws a rock at the dog and falls in as well resulting in a head wound when a distraught Joanne joins them. They drive to the closest rural emergency where Roy signs in while Joanne and Peri are taken down for a CT scan. Roy passes out in the waiting room and on asking at the desk about his family, he is told he came in alone. Apparently none of the staff saw anyone except for him. Hospital In house cameras indicate he was alone. Is Ray is experiencing visual hallucinations from psychological trauma resulting from the incident … or is he a murderer?  (Netflix)
FROZEN 11. (1hr 44min) *** ½ Animation. On a budget of $150 million, the 2013 original grossed $1.276 Billion, and now here’s the exquisite sequel. The songs are again written by Robert Lopez and  Kristen Anderson-Lopez, with Into the Unknown the lead single. It starts with King Agnan of Arendelle  (Alfred Molina) and Queen Iduna (Evan Rachel Wood) telling their children Elsa and Anna a complicated mythology about an enchanted forest, surrounded by a powerful mist, ruled by four stones representing earth, air, fire and water. Agnam entered the enchanted forest to make peace with the “Northuldra” but something went wrong and the tribe was forever trapped in the locked-down forest. Years later, Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) hears a mysterious voice beckoning her “into the unknown” forest to confront a family secret. And so the adventures start with Elsa joined by Princess Anna (Kristen Bell), her boyfriend Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Sven the Reindeer and wise-cracking snowman Olaf (Josh Gad). Elsa discovers the true source of her powers, but Arandelle is in danger as she has awoken massive powerful spirits. This is now the highest grossing animated film ever!  (Intl Village, Park Royal, Metropolis)
THE HIGHWAYMEN (2hrs 12min) *** This has been in development by writer John Fusco since 2005 initially as a Paul Newman and Robert Redford project about a couple of retired Texas Rangers who were hired to apprehend notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde. Texas governor "Ma" Ferguson (Kathy Bates) disbanded the Texas Rangers to introduce a new younger generation of law enforcement officers and high on their wanted list was trigger happy, wild and young Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow whose crime spree started in 1931 ending in 1934, killing 9 lawmen during that time. Unable to apprehend them and stung by bad publicity, Ma called out of retirement and gave "highwaymen" status to former Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Manny Gault (Woody Harrelson) and the overly long film follows their exploits in tracking down and eventually killing the celebrated murderous wild and young couple. Much of the film relies on the officers' chemistry, including a lot of dry humour, and director John Lee Hancock made the perfect choice of old pros Costner and Harrelson. (Netflix)
HOLIDAY IN THE WILD (1hr 26min) * ½ Here’s a cheesy, formulaic, undemanding romcom set in the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia, East Africa. In New York, veterinarian Kate (Kristin Davis) and workaholic husband Drew (Colin Moss) see their son Luke (John Owen Lowe) off to college and, to celebrate their second honeymoon, Kate has booked them a safari holiday in Zambia, except Drew abruptly declares he no longer loves her and is moving out immediately! Kate decides to go solo, meets charter flight pilot/conservationist widower Derek (Rob Lowe) at the Elephant Orphanage Project. Kate delays returning home and offers her services. The couple start bonding, much to the annoyance of Derek’s girlfriend Leslie (Hayley Owen), who is connected to the Foundation’s funding and threatens retaliation. The all sixes and ages elephants are the real stars and not much is seen of the other wildlife. Kate returns to New York and eventually discovers the Sanctuary must close shortly as funds are running out. She makes a decision to raise the money by selling off her possessions including her apartment and with help from her rich friends she buys a one way ticket to Africa. Totally clichéd and predictable, the screenplay is dull and boring, but at least the elephants are lovable. (Netflix)  
IN THE TALL GRASS (1hr 30min) ** ½ "After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a brother and sister venture into a vast field of grass in Kansas but soon discover that there may be no way out."  Based on a novella by Stephan King and son Joe Hill, Vincenzo Natali should have adapted and directed a shorter film. Pregnant Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) and brother Cal (Avery Whitted), driving to San Diego, pull up beside fields of tall grass opposite an old church. Becky hears a distraught young boy, Tobin (Will Buie Jr.) and his mother Natalie (Rachel Wilson), calling for help and, curious, they are lured into the grass, become separated and lost. Tobin’s father Ross (Patrick Wilson) shows up looking for his son while Tobin finds Cal and shows him a mysterious ancient rock. When Travis (Harrison Gilbertson), father of Becky’s baby, finds out that the siblings have not shown up at their destination, he looks for them, finding their car by the church, and he enters the grass searching for them.  But then a car arrives at the church and it’s Ross, Natalie and Tobin who chase after their dog heading into the field at the sound of Travisl voice calling for Becky!  Intrigued?  It gets really convoluted with excessive repetition. (Netflix)
THE IRISHMAN (3hrs 19min) **** Recommended.  Director Martin Scorsese can count on numerous award nominations with his epic crime drama based on I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. Cancer-ridden, wheel-chair bound, War vet Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Nero) in a Philadelphia nursing home reminisces about his career as a Labour leader and a Mafia hitman. In the 1950s, Sheeran, driving meat delivery trucks, made deals with Befalino crime family’s Felix (Bobby Cannavale). When arrested, family lawyer Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano) got him off and he started working for boss Russell Bofalino (Joe Pesci) as mob enforcer. Russell introduced him to popular Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), wife Maryanne (Jennifer Mudge) and daughter Peggy (Anna Paquin) who disapproved of dad’s criminal life. He became bodyguard for Hoffa who eventually got arrested and jailed for jury tampering. His Teamsters replacement was Frank Fitzsimmons (Gary Basaraba) who squandered the union’s resources, aggravating Hoffa. On release, Hoffa was forbidden to participate in Teamsters activities but openly planned to regain Teamsters control where he was no longer accepted. The crime families’ heads were not happy and Hoffa’s death was sanctioned.  Powerful and totally engrossing unfortunately with a drawn out bland ending! (Netflix)
JOJO RABBIT (1hr 48min) *** ½ What a captivating satirical black comedy this is with screenplay and direction by New Zealand’s Taika Waititi. Based on Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, the 1940s-set story of brainwashed 10 year old Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) a loyal Hitler Youth whose mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson), was hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin MacKenzie) in their home behind a false wall. Jojo is fiercely patriotic with an imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Waititi) with whom he converses regularly. He and tubby buddy Yorki (Archie Yates) attend a Hitler Youth Training camp run by Nazi Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell) with assistants Finkel (Alfie Allen) and Fraulein Rahm (Rebel Wilson). To pass “the test,” Jojo must kill a rabbit and, when he can’t, he runs off with the boys calling him Jojo Rabbit. There’s lots of dark funny stuff as well as the macabre, such as bodies hanging in the town square (“they did what they could”). The casting is perfect. Davis is superb, and all this is highly original and entertaining. (Intl Village)
THE KING (2 hrs 20min) ** ½  Based on several plays of William Shakespeare’s Henraid, it was re-written by Australians director David Michod and filmmaker Joel Edgerton. The meticulous production is sumptuous early 15th century, but the dialogue ponderously dull.  Slight, delicate Timothee Chalamet as King Henry V was not the right choice while Sir John Falstaff (Edgerton) is serious and silent here compared to his comic Shakespeare creation. When brother Thomas (Dean-Charles Chapman) and estranged dad Henry 1V (Ben Mendelsohn) died, rebellious, drinking and carousing son Prince Hal on his ascension to the throne changed his ways, becoming responsible but surely. The arrogant Dauphin of France (Robert Pattinson) sent an assassin to kill him, failed and taunted him into war. Vastly outnumbered by the French, the Duke of Dorset (Steven Elder) recommended retreat but Falstaff forecasted heavy overnight rain which would cause the French in heavy metal armour and on horseback to be bogged down in mud, trying to avoid English lethal long-bowmen’s accuracy. The battle of Agincourt is well directed and choreographed in this otherwise overrated bland screenplay. (Netflix)
THE LAUNDROMAT (1hr 36min) ** Director, photographer, editor Steven Soderbergh has gathered an impressive cast including Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone, David Schwimmer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeffrey Wright, Will Forte and James Cromwell for his biographical comedy-drama. Documents containing personal financial information about wealthy individuals and public officials had previously been kept private. While offshore business entities are legal, some of the shell corporations were used for illegal purposes, including fraud, evasion of tax and international sanctions, till 2016 and the Panama Papers.  Crooked firm founders, Jurgen Mossack (Oldman) and Ramon Fonseca (Banderas), explain the scam (“tax avoidance is not tax evasion”). A New York widow (Streep), curious about a meagre insurance payout, discovered a West Indies building full of P.O. boxes, with millions of files linking offshore tax schemes to the world’s wealthiest. The contract was with a dubious cheap insurance company fraudulently sold to another company, and these were shell companies that didn’t exist. Based on actual secrets, the Panama Papers reportedly revealed Donald Trump’s name 3,450 times! (Netflix)
LITTLE WOMEN  (2hrs 15min) *** ½ Published in 1968, it follows the lives of four sisters, Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy, daughters of Father (Bob Odenkirk) and Marmee March (Laura Dern), from teenagers to adulthood. Actress-turned-director/writer Greta Gerwig’s direction is flawless as are the settings, costumes and performers.. Jo (Saorise Ronan) is headstrong, tomboyish and anxious to break into the literary world.  Meg (Emma Watson) wants to start a family preferably with John Brooks (James Norton), tutor to family friend Laurie (Timothee Chalamet) who is in love with Jo. Wanting to be a musician, Beth (Eliza Scanlen) loves the piano and is invited to play in the home of Laurie’s grandfather Mr. Lawrence (Chris Cooper). Amy (Florence Pugh) wants an artistic life and has a crush on Laurie, though realizing he loves Jo.  In New York, Jo meets German teacher Friedrich Bhaer (Louis Garrel) who initially is critical of her efforts at writing a book. Then there’s judgmental cantankerous Great Aunt March (Meryl Streep) who believes women should be obedient fir a good marriage! You girls know the story.  (Intl Village, Metropolis)  
MARRIAGE STORY (2hrs 16min) **** Recommended. Netflix’s witty, smart, heartbreaking family drama written, directed and produced by Noah Baumbach is nominated for numerous Awards.  Theatrical director Charlie (Adam Driver) and actress wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) live in New York where they adore 8 year old son Henry (Azhy Robertson). Nicole accepts a lead role in a, L.A. TV pilot, and, with Henry, moves in with mother (Julie Hagerty).  Surprisingly the couple is discussing separation but want to split amicably, avoiding lawyers. Nicole hires a high-powered divorce lawyer (Laura Dern) to whom she admits to being mentally swamped by egotistical Charlie. In L.A. to visit, Charlie is served with divorce papers. Lawyer Jay (Ray Liotta) advises playing dirty which Charlie refuses. He rents an apartment to be near Henry and hires family lawyer  Bert (Alan Alda). In court there’s a ferocious battle between the lawyers. The couple decides to talk but that ends in devastating, bitter accusations. They’re essentially good, imperfect, loving people, but can they reconcile for Henry’s sake?  (Netflix)
MURDER MYSTERY (1hr 37min) ** Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are together again in a comedy mystery. Pity the film isn’t near the standard of the gorgeous European locations. Police officer Nick Spitz (Sandler) and wife Audrey (Aniston) fly to Europe for their long delayed honeymoon’s 15th anniversary. On the flight she meets billionaire viscount Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans) and he invites them to join a party on the family super yacht in Monte Carlo, which includes Cavendish’s ex-fiancee Suzi (Shiori Kutsuna), his cousin Toby (David Walliams), actress Grace Ballard (Gemma Arterton), Colonel Ulenga (John Kari), bodyguard Sergei (Olafur Darri Olafsson), Maharajah Vikram (Adeel Akhtar) and Grand Prix driver Juan Carlos (Luis Gerard Mendez). Their host, billionaire Malcolm Quince (Terence Stamp), announces he has a new will eliminating all of them, and then the murders start. Sorry, this is tedious, boring and dull. (Netflix)
PARASITE (2hrs 12min) ***½  Sub-titled. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho and his satirical black comedy thriller won the Palme d’Or major awards, involving two contrasting families: the Kims, poverty-stricken con artists, and the Parks, vulnerable, wealthy upper class. When a student friend suggests Kim’s son should temporarily take over his lucrative job of teaching English to the Parks’ daughter, that leads to the scheming Kim family getting both chauffeur and loyal housekeeper fired while dad and mom replace them and his sister is given the job of teaching art to the Park’s son. When they leave for a brief holiday, the Kims make themselves at home, contemplating life as permanent residents. The sacked housekeeper makes an unexpected return, saying she left something in the basement. That turns out to be her husband, living in a hidden secret furnished bunker for years. They panic when the Parks phone that they are returning home immediately and the culprits are forced to hide. To go any further would necessitate revealing plot spoilers with multiple twisted grisly blood splattered revelations and reversals. The film is overlong with later slow elongated scenes. There’s enough here to recommend it. (Intl Village).
THE TWO POPES (2hrs 5min) **** ½ Recommended.  My choice for 2019’s best film is director Fernando Meirelles’ biographical, vastly humorous and entertaining drama written by Anthony McCarerten. Bavaria’s Pope Benedict XV1, born Joseph Ratzinger, headed the Catholic Church from 2005 till his unexpected resignation in 2013. He was succeeded by Argentine’s Pope Francis, born Jorge Bergoglio.  On John Paul 11’s death, the conclave elected Ratzinger as new Pope while Bergoglio was runner-up. In the ensuing seven years, Catholicism suffered a succession of scandals and cover-ups (pedophile priests). A flashback covers Bergoglio’s youth leading to his conversation with a priest, prompting his decision to join the Jesuit priesthood. When his letters of resignation were ignored, he flew to Rome, not realizing Benedict had invited him to visit. Their first meeting is an intelligent sharply written sequence with the two men debating heatedly over the rule of God and the church’s current role. The next day there’s another superbly written conversation, more personal and relaxed, with Benedict playing piano and watching his TV show “Inspector Rex” Both are Beatles fans!  The following day both men confess their past serious failings (“All humans make mistakes’). The final scene years later shows the two Popes enjoying pizza while watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final between Germany and Argentine! Multi-Award nominations!  Bellissimo!  (Netflix)
NEW: THE WITCHER  (TV series of 8 episodes. Each 1hr) * ½  Definitely NOT recommended. It’s a heavy confusing mess if you view the series in a couple of sittings.  Watch it for the varied and elaborate effects, fight sequences and virtually nothing else. Starting off with a set not unlike some on Game of Thrones, it’s downhill from soon after the first scene in Episode 1, in which our hero bursts out of the water in an impressive battle to the death with a giant kikimora, a massive octopus like creature with giant talons.. Episode 4 is worth seeing on its own for the dazzling effects followed by excessive boring dialogue in Episode 5. That said, the Netflix series is the English adaptation of the short stories and novels by Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski of Witcher (Spellmaker), influenced by Slavik mythology. In 2001 a Hexer (Witcher) Polish TV series followed by a film were critical and box office failures. Unfortunately Brit lead star Henry Cavill as gravelly-voiced Geralt Rivua, possessing superhuman physical and mental abilities but with a permanent sour expression, gives the worst performance of his career, possibly due to poor direction and a disastrous muddled script. Flowing white wigged and pale skinned Geralt has been trained since childhood as a monster hunter. There are two other main characters but all parts are played by unknown-name actors: Ciri (Freya Allan), granddaughter of Queen Calanthe of the kingdom of Cintra (Johdi May) is weirdly Geralt’s adopted daughter, and powerful sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) who has a complex close relationship with Geralt.  When we are first introduced to Yennefer, she’s initially a hunchback with Elven heritage, and yes the Elves play a big part in the ensuing episodes. And there are grotesque massive mythological monsters and magical portals and even a pathetic dragon! The stories jump around and go backwards and forwards hopelessly in an incomprehensible convoluted manner. The editing is appalling, the dialogue atrociously wooden and the acting and storyline barely adequate. Perpetually upbeat is Jaskier (Joey Batey), a lute-playing bard and jester who, as a contrast, attaches himself to sullen Geralt through thick and thin. Perhaps the appeal will be to the limited who’ve read the books or played the video game. What I do know is that this is not a patch on Game of Thrones nor will it be considered for next year’s Emmy or Golden Globes Awards. Nor even Netflix’ mega-bucks can salvage this boring disaster. (Netflix)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSqi-8kAMmM

                                                             
                                                              NEW DVDs....


NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 14
CODE 8  Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Greg Bryk, Kari Matchett, Sung Kang, Shaun Benson, Peter Outerbridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfQ10VJ-vxw
GEMINI MAN Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Linda Emond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEQTGlZZhAo

THE LIGHTHOUSE. Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman.  Director/co writer: Robert Eggers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42_UHhpq530
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL. Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Imelda Staunton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MwW1NAsnR8
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON  Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church, Bruce Dern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACze83fG4wM

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 21
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Animation) Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bette Midler, Allison Janney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFnn4fNsB64
COUNTDOWN  Elizabeth Lail, Anne Winters, Peter Facinelli, Charlie McDermott, Austin Zajur, Tichina Arnold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZsgNH17_X4
I SEE YOU  Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Owen Teague, Libe Barer, Judah Lewis, Gregory Allan Williams, Erica Alexander
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulSVg5Um1kQ
PAIN AND GLORY Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano, Leonardo Sbaraglia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVGOsrb1H6E
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Thomas Middleditch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjelrTXP21I

NEW DVDs .... starting Tuesday January 28
HARRIET. Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters, Tim Guinee, Vanessa Bell Calloway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhnq5KbFAyc
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN  Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNiUOZT9qyA
PARASITE  Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZowrwPMqRc
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE. Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3_aTo8sTM

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 4
DOCTOR SLEEP  Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Carl Lumbly, Emily Alyn Lind ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cna6yt_aNjA
LAST CHRISTMAS  Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Patti LuPone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jSD-8F5AzY
THE NIGHTINGALE  Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Damon Herriman, Charlie Shotwell, Ewen Leslie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfBv9C_Ie8c
PLAYING WITH FIRE John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhUscqqM0Nc
WAVES. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bnV53WWmi8

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 11
ROMA Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg
FORD V FERRARI. Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hWrPtUxO2M

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 18
21 BRIDGES  Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZoSTG10lw
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTQ0c5FmV0w
THE GOOD LIAR Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Culkin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2xDIe01fFY
MIDWAY Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart,Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_7eN5iloyk

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday March 3.
DARK WATERS Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq0NmehbOG0
PLAYMOBIL:THE MOVIE Animation. Anya Taylor-Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Meghan Trainor, Daniel Radcliffe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgyP9GG9Ecw
QUEEN & SLIM  Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Cloe Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7lBJE4AH1g