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Saoirise Ronan and Emory Cohen

Add some romance to your collection with John Connelly’s well-crafted and feel-good Brooklyn, with great performances from Saoirise Ronan and Emory Cohen as two young people who meets by accident in Brooklyn in the 50s.  Ronan plays an Irish girl who is lured the the U.S.A to explore the American Dream but soon finds that she must not only choose between two countries, but between two lovers.




Kristen Wiig as Charlotte Goetze, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze and Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe - Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Kristen Wiig as Charlotte Goetze, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze and Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe – Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is set in San Francisco in 1976 and takes us into the life of a teenager (Bel Powley) who grows up at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock. Like most teenage girls, she longs for love, acceptance, understanding and a sense of purpose in the world. Living with a wacky mother (Kristen Wig), does not make it easier for her, but when her mom’s super-sexy boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgård) appears on the scene, life becomes much more interesting. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative exploration of a girl’s sexual and artistic awakening.  Bonus Features:   Take a look at how the film was created, there’s  Q & A with Bel Powley,  Alexander Skarsgård and director Marielle Heller at the LA Film Festival,  and an audio commentary with Heller and her cast.

Premiere Invitation - The Jakes are MissingIn the South African film The Jakes Are Missing an unhappily married woman (Mampho Brescia) has been struggling with her marriage to her husband Donald (Pope Jerrod) and finds herself at a crossroad wanting to leave. Donald is so occupied at work that he doesn’t notice his wife’s disposition. When their son (Mpho Sebeng), who is obsessed with music, sneaks out to a concert that could change his career, it changes his life when he becomes a witness to a murder. To escape the wrath of criminals, the Jakes family are forced to pack their bags and move to a secret location  where they meet the funniest people, fall in love and find their roots all over again.  Read an interview with writer-producer Bianca Isaac.

Deon Lotz and Deirdre Wolhuter

Deon Lotz and Deirdre Wolhuter

Explore the zany world of a crazy South African family in the writer-director Koos Roets madcap ‘n Paw Paw Vir My Darling  that takes place in post-1994 South Africa and takes a look a family’s desperate and sometimes hilarious attempts at surviving. Based on Jean Goosen’s bestseller, the story is told from the point of view of Tsjaka, the family dog (voiced by Tobie Cronje), a pavement special who witnesses the family members struggling to adapt to their circumstances and to maintain peace within themselves, their neighbours, and the authorities. The cast and great and it offers entertaining escapism.  Read an interview with Koos Roets. Read the review. Bonus features: A behind the scenes feature and music video.

GrandmaIn Grandma Lily Tomlin is terrific as a feisty Grandmother, who is trying to cope with breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) shows up needing money for an abortion.  Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.  It offers fun and lighthearted entertainment that is amusing and poignantly shines a light on the lives of women from two distinct generations. Read an interview with writer-director Paul Weitz.  Bonus Features: Audio commentary with Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Julia Garner and director Weitz, as well as a Q and A with Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott and Weitz.

War RoomFrom the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes the inspirational War Room, a compelling and heartfelt human drama that tells of a married couple who have everything. But appearances can be deceiving, and as their world crumbles under the strain of a failing marriage, their lives take an unexpected turn the wife is challenged to establish a ‘war room’, and a battle plan of prayer for her family.  Bonus Features: Audio commentary with director Alex Kendrick and producer Stephen Kendrick, deleted scenes, and features on ”War Room in 60 Seconds”, ”The Heart of War Room”, ”A Pastor’s Call To Prayer”, ”Investing In The Next Generation”, ”The Church On Its Knees” and a look into how the film was made.

Maggie2If you are looking for some thrills,  Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a small-town farmer who will stop at nothing when he discovers that his daughter (Abigail Breslin) is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie. and excitement, In Maggie.

no_escape4Owen Wilson plays man who finds an opportunity to relocate with his family to Southeast Asia, and when they get trapped in the middle of a violent rebellion that erupts, he finds that there’s No Escape and teams up with a mysterious British tourist (Pierce Brosnan), who must help him to get his family to safety;  in the action-packed Captive death and despair intersect when a man who is on the run from the police (David Oyelowo) meets up with recovering drug addict (Kate Mara) who is anxious to re-unite with her daughter – the special features on Captive include a look at how the film was made, as well as as a doccie on ”Faith and Purpose’.’

elimination-game_converted-1140x641In Elimination Game, Dominic Purcell  plays a disgraced Navy SEAL who is sentenced to rot in a maximum security military prison until he is offered to put his life on line to win his freedom. A one-man force of nature, he will have to take -on and take-down some of the world’s most ruthless killers in some of the world’s most brutal locations to win the game, obtain his freedom, and find out why he was set up. It’s a race of life and death as he tries to accomplish his task before Game On is Game Over!

Spoils of Babylon Season 1In the dance drama Breaking Through a talented young dancer (Sophia Aguar) is discovered on You Tube and gets thrust into the modern world of internet celebrity and culture where she must find a way to balance her true identity with her online persona, or risk losing everything she care about.

Open-Season-Scared-Silly-DI-1For the kids, there’s Open Season: Scared Silly.  Boog and Elliot are back in an all-new funtastic adventure. When Elliot tells a campfire story of a monster in the woods, Boog – who has never been the bravest of bears – becomes very scared. His best friend Eliot comes up with a crazy plan to scare the fear out of Boog! With the help of Mr. Weenie, McSquizzy and all your favourite forest friends, they venture on an hilarious journey where the power of friendship helps Boog to overcome his fears with lots of laughs and some surprises along the way. Bonus features: There’s a fun audio commentary with director David Feiss and writer Carlos Kotkin, a super speedy recap, and a profile on David Feiss.

Pups and pirate

In Pups and the Pirate Treasure there are six PAW Patrol adventures: Pups and the Pirate Treasure, Pups and the Ghost Pirate, Pups save the Bay, Pups save a Goodway, Pups save a Pool Day and Circus Pup-performers! Join the pups as they discover a secret pirate cave and emBARK on a treasure hunt! They also stop a ghostly pirate ship from sailing away and dive into the bay for more PAWsome water rescues. The DVD also features the video storybook Pup. Pup and Away!