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21 BRIDGES (1hr 39min) ** ½  The convoluted cliched film opens at the emotional funeral of a 13 year old boy’s NYPD father, killed in the line of duty. That boy 19 years later is sharp, efficient, well known homicide cop Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther), living with his dementia suffering mother, who arrives at the fatal scene at a Brooklyn restaurant of a late night drug heist by two hired, heavily armed masked men, psycho Ray (Taylor Kitsch) and cautious Michael (Stephan James), resulting in the deaths of eight police officers. The two killers were surprised to find 300 kilograms of pure uncut cocaine in a hidden safe instead of the expected 30!  Davis immediately closed-down all 21 bridges, tunnels, subways and trains leading out of Manhattan, thereby keeping the fugitives contained till 5 a.m. when all would be opened for the morning commute. Senior officer McKenna (J K Simmons) insists Davis is accompanied by narcotics detective Frankie Burns (Sienna Miller). This is about dirty cope facilitating drug deals and the unsuspecting killers have been set up, as has Davis.. (Scotiabank Theatre)
DARK WATERS (2hrs 6min) *** Based on a New York Times magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became Du Pont’s Worst Nightmare,” the Todd Haynes whistleblower real-life drama is an oft told story of large powerful corporations poisoning us, and the legal system unable to combat that efficiently and swiftly.  Persistent corporate defense attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) takes on West Virginia’s DuPont Chemical, the most powerful American chemical company, and in the process puts his marriage, career and life in jeopardy. The “forever chemicals” utilized for miracle Teflon products saturated the local population’s water supply. The leak of PFOA or C-8, from its plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, allegedly contaminated local water supplies and was linked to testicular and kidney cancers, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, pregnancy-induced hypertension and high cholesterol. In 2001, residents brought a class action against DuPont over C-8 exposure. DuPont convened a panel of scientists to determine whether any diseases were linked to C-8. and the panel concluded that there was a probable link. Although the serious, depressing drama is absorbing, it will be a hard sell to mainstream audiences. (Intl Village)  
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)
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)
NEW: FRANKIE (1hr 38min) * ½  I wish I could say something positive about this dull, boring and pointless melodrama but I can’t, and even an elegant cast can’t bring life to a bland, depressing script. Withdrawn revered actress Francoise or Frankie (Isabelle Huppert) is dying of cancer and she has invited her family and close friends to her home in Sentra on the Portuguese coast one last time. Those attending are of course her devastated loving husband Jimmy (Brendan Gleeson), her now out of the closet first husband Michel (Pascal Greggory), her son Paul (Jeremie Renier), her stepdaughter Sylvia (Vinette Robinson), her best friend and on set hairdresser Irene (Marisa Tomei) who has brought along her second unit director boyfriend Gary (Greg Kinnear) – they are both working on a Star Wars film - and that disappoints Frankie as she was hoping to couple unlucky-in-love son Paul with Irene. Paul is off to the US shortly and Frankie wants to see him attached permanently for a change. Gary proposes to Irene but she turns him down as this location just isn’t conducive to engagements, whereas New York might have been!  Sylvia, daughter from Jimmy’s first marriage, and husband Ian (Ariyon Bakare) have marriage problems. Their teenage daughter Maya (Sennia Nanua) meets a local boy on a bus and they team up for an afternoon on the beach leading to her first kiss. Michel wanders in with handsome young guide Tiago (Carloto Cotta) but nothing happens. This is very much a walk and talk film and at no time do we see all the invited in the same room possibly toasting Frankie. Weird!  Even the weather throughout the film is generally cloudy or rainy which is perfect for the overall moody settings and endless dialogue. Sintra looks nice when the sun is out and people are on the beach. Sorry, no, there is no humour. The climax is unbelievably lengthy with a wideshot of everyone on the distant horizon when nothing happens, and that sums up this disaster perfectly. What a waste of talent!  (Park & Tilford)
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 will be hugely successful.  (Intl Village, Dunbar, Scotiabank Theatre, 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)
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)
NEW: THE IRISHMAN (3hrs 19min) **** Recommended.   Director Martin Scorsese and writer Steven Ziallian have a strong Academy Award and Golden Globes Best Picture contender in this epic and lengthy crime drama based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.  Likewise you can expect acting award nominations for perfect performances by Robert De Nero, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, and the possibility of a music score award for Scorsese’s buddy Robbie Robertson of The Band fame. Incidentally there’s a fabulous selection of pop songs throughout from the 50s and 60s. Till the climax at the 3 hour mark, I had this tagged as Best Picture, but then, for the following 30 minutes, the pace lost momentum, dropped to a crawl and petered out. What an anti-climax and it wasn’t particularly interesting. The film opens with cancer-ridden ,wheel-chair bound, lonely World War 11 vet Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (De Nero) in a nursing home in Philadelphia reminiscing about his career as a Labour Union official and a Mafia hitman with links to the Bufalino crime family. In 1980 he was found guilty of labour racketeering, served 13 years of a 32 year prison term and died in 2003 aged 83. In Philadelphia in the 1950s, Sheeran drove meat-packing delivery trucks, selling some of it to a crime family gangster, Felix “Skinny Razor” DiTullio (Bobby Cannavale). Accused of theft, lawyer Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano) of the powerful crime family headed by Russell (Pesci) got him off without Sheeran giving names and he started working for them as mob enforcer which included murder. Russell introduced him to volatile Jimmy Hoffa (Pucino), popular head of the Teamsters who had support and ties with the family. Sheeran introduced Hoffa to his wife Maryanne (Jennifer Mudge) and family, especially daughter Peggy (Anna Paquin) who disapproved of her dad’s life. Sheeran became Hoffa’s bodyguard while he was on the road. Following John Kennedy’s 1960 election which Russell supported, brother Robert (Jack huston) as Attorney General formed a Get Hoffa squad which got him arrested and jailed for jury tampering. His Teamsters replacement was Frank Fitzsimmons (Gary Basaraba) who squandered the union’s resources and loaned funds to the Mafia and that aggravated Hoffa, pardoned but forbidden to participate in Teamsters activities till 1980. When Hoffa openly planned to regain control of the Teamsters where he was no longer accepted, Russell told Sheeran to warn Hoffa at a testimonial dinner in Sheeran’s honour that the heads of the crime families were not happy with his threats and, when Hoffa’s response to Russell was he “knows things,” Hoffa’s death was sanctioned. In spite of what Sheeran says, the Hoffa file is still wide open. Interestingly Scorsese has digitally de-aged his cast by 30 or more years. (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 overlong bland screenplay. (Netflix)
KLAUS (1hr 36min) *** Animation. From Netflix comes its first original exquisitely designed animated feature and it is a English language Spanish production and very original story on the myth of Santa Claus  The animator and screenwriter is Spaniard Sergio Pablos, the creator of the hugely popular Despicable Me franchise.  In 18th century Norway’s Royal Post Academy, spoiled Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) was a disaster, and disappointment to his wealthy father who sent him to a frozen remote island village above the Arctic Circle, where he must move 6,000 letters through his station before returning home. It's the most unfriendly place on earth with daily open hostility. The mailroom was in ruins and now Jesper’s home!  He met large white-haired and bearded reclusive woodsman, Klaus, living in forested mountains far from civilization. His hobby is making toys, made initially for his wife and their first child years ago. But she died childless and he kept creating new toys. Presented with a drawing of a toy by a boy, Klaus built it and it was left on the child's doorstep as a surprise. Others also requested presents and Jesper insisted they must each write a letter to Klaus and he would collect and deliver them. Too heavy for a horse, reindeer were used to deliver the packages. We’re getting all the elements of the traditional Santa story and it's different and fun. (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)  
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (1 hr 58min) *** ½  Let’s introduce the main characters in Walt Disney’s dark fantasy adventure, the sequel to the 2014 box office hit: Prince Phillip of Ulstead (Harris Dickinson) is the son of human King John (Robert Lindsay) and treacherous Queen Ingriff (Michelle Pfeiffer), who has proposed to Aurora (Elle Fanning) of the supernatural Moors (CG creatures) whose godmother is Maleficent, Protector of the Moors (Angelina Jolie). She is angry at news of her adopted daughter’s decision. At a disastrous engagement peace-making dinner, the two opposing Queens snipe at each other, the King falls into a coma and Malificent, blamed for that, is wounded by an arrow as she flies off, She is nursed back to health by, like herself, winged, horned Dark Fey population who hide from humans deep in the bowels of the earth, Warmonger Ingriff is determined to kill all the fairy-tale creatures with a deadly poison, which leads to the final battle with flying creatures being dissolved by the iron dust balls. Superbly animated, this is fun for the whole family. (Intl Village, Metropolis):
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, Fifth Avenue).
RED SEA DIVING RESORT  (2hrs 10min) ** Inspired by true events in the early 80s of a real life rescue called Operation Brothers, Mosad agents took thousands of  Jewish-Ethiopians from detention centres in Sudan, transporting them to Israel.  Ethiopia’s civil war forced Jews to flee to neighbouring Sudan but Sudan was an enemy country to Israel. Ari Levinson’s (Chris Evans) audacious plan was for the Israeli government to lease an abandoned Red Sea beach resort from the Sudanese government as a cover for extracting groups to the beach where Israeli Navy Seals would then transport them to Israel. Once approved by supervisor Ethan Levin (Ben Kingsley) and spy agency chief Barrack Isaacs (Mark Ivanir), Levinson chose his team: Sammy Navon (Alessandro Nivola), Rachel Reiter (Hayley Bennett), Jake Wolf (MiHuiseman) and Max Rose (Alex Hassall). When large numbers kept disappearing periodically from the Refugee Camp, suspicious Sudanese Colonel Ahmed (Chris Chalk) sensed a problem, and when the inmates refused to collaborate, he shot them. With a bland script, lethargic pacing and minimal action, the end result is hugely disappointing.  (Netflix)
STAND! (1hr 50min) ** The stage production STRIKE! by Danny Shur and Rick Chafe is a musical based on the true story of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.  Here it’s called STAND!  Ukrainian steelworker immigrants Mike Sokolowski (Gregg Hensy) and son Stefan (Marshall Williams), arrived in Winnipeg, desperate to make enough money to bring over three remaining family members.  World War 1 troops returned home, looking for work. Wages were low, working conditions terrible, jobs scarce and workers’ rights non-existent. Foreigners accepting lower wages competed for work, inciting racial bigotry. Stefan befriended Jewish neighbour, Rebecca (Laura Slade Wiggins), annoying his father and her brother (Tristan Carlucci). Stefan sent an anonymous letter to the newspaper, detailing their grievances. The workers formed a Strike Committee, enraging influential business manager A. J. Anderson (Paul Essiembre), resulting in a Silent Strike March of 30,000 union and non-union workers, shutting down city services, factories, shops and transit. Director Robert Adetuyi does a commendable job with his actors but the dialogue us stilted and stagey. (Intl Village)
NEW: WAVES (2hrs 15min) *** ½  Here’s a name to remember Trey Edward Shults who is the gifted  director and writer of this totally engrossing and engaging family drama with extraordinary performances from the lead stars, superb photography and an intelligent relatable screenplay.  In South Florida, upper middle class Ronald Williams (Stirling K, Brown) is the head of the African-American family comprised of loving wife Catherine (Renee Else Goldsberry) and she is stepmother to goal-oriented high school senior Tyler (Kelvin Harrison jr) and his younger sister Emily (Taylor Russell).  Tyler is the keen star member of the school’s wrestling team and Ronald is forever pushing Tyler physically and mentally to be better, aggressively training him in the gym of their upscale home. (“We are not afforded the luxury of being average.”)  Unknown to his parents and the school, Tyler has a painful Level 5 SLAP tear (a torn piece of cartilage in the shoulder joint) and so he depends secretly on dad’s painkillers, while the specialists have strongly recommended him to undergo surgery before it gets any worse. Too late! Thrown onto his shoulder during a match, the damage is irreparable and, with his arm in a brace, wrestling is over for him. When his girlfriend Alexis (Alexa Demie) confronts him with the news that she is pregnant, he insists she has an abortion and she disagrees and breaks up with him. Drinking and high on drugs, Tyler is despondent when he learns Alexis is attending the annual school dance. Both Ronald and Catherine try to dissuade him from going but he insults both of them before driving off in dad’s car. Tyler and Alexis argue and trade blows, and, one blow is fatal. On the run he is caught and sentenced to prison for second degree murder. Meanwhile at school grieving Emily feels ostracized following her brother’s actions till a friendly gentle Luke (Lucas Hedges) stops and talks to her and a friendship gradually grows. He’s battling his own inner demons. At home Catherine complains of Ronald’s overbearing way with Tyler and lack of attention to Emily. Ronald blames Catherine for failing him in their sexual relationship, and she decides they need to split. Emily and Luke have the perfect relationship when he learns his abusive, hated, cancer-ridden father is dying. Emily persuades him they should visit him hospitalized in Missouri and an emotional reunion takes place.  The stunning heartbreaking film is filled with extraordinary riveting individual scenes, touching on angst-riddled issues of race and class. Be prepared for tears The insightful drama and flawless performances deserve serious consideration during the awards season.. (Park Theatre)

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NEW DVDs .. starting Tuesday December 10
FREAKS  Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Lexy Kolker, Ava Telek, Aleks Paunovic
HUSTLERS  Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo , Cardi B, Usher
IT: CHAPTER TWO  James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone
KILLERMAN. Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero, Zlatko Buric, Suraj Sharma
LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE Documentary. also Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris
ONCE UPON A TIME. .IN HOLLYWOOD.Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday December 17
ABOMINABLE  Animation Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson
AD ASTRA  Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland. John Ortiz, Kimberly Elise
AMERICAN WOMAN Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Will Sasso, Aaron Paul, Amy Madigan, Sky Ferreira,
DANGER CLOSE  Travis Frimme, Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh, Daniel Webbe, Alexander Englandl
DOWNTON ABBEY Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern
OVERCOMER Alex Kendrick, Ben Davies, Priscilla C. Shirer, Aryn Wright-Thompson, Ben Davies, Jack Sterner
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD  Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday December 24
ADOPT A HIGHWAY  Ethan Hawke, Elaine Hendrix, Diane Gaeta, Mo McRae, Chris Sullivan, Betty Gabriel
JUDY  Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Bella Ramsey
THE KILL TEAM. Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian "Sene" Marc

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday December 31
PRIMAL  Nicolas Cage, Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand, LaMonica Garrett. Michael Imperioli, Tommy Walker

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 7
JOKER Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp
THE LIGHTHOUSE. Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson.  Directed by Robert Eggers.

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 14
GEMINI MAN Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Linda Emond
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON  Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church, Bruce Dern
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL Nicolas Cage. Laurence Fishburne. Barry Pepper. Adam Goldberg. Leslie Bibb.
THE TURKEY ROAD. Ryan Hansen. Matt Jones. Kristen Hager. Davone McDonald. Tanner Anderson