New Movie Releases

The Starling PG-13
Overall: B

Netflix: Melissa McCarthy stars as Lilly, a grief-stricken woman who is frustrated when a noisy starling builds a nest near her home. The bird attacks her and Lilly throws herself into getting rid of the bird, with unexpected results.

Dear Evan Hansen PG-13
Overall: A-

In Theaters: Evan Hansen is a teen with social anxiety disorder who writes letters to himself to explore his feelings. But when one of his letters is found in the possession of a classmate who has committed suicide, everyone assumes that the two boys are friends. Unwilling to grieve the dead boy's family further, Evan plays along, with unexpected consequences.

Netflix: Ponies, unicorns, and flying pegasi are estranged, and now live in groups defined by their species. But young pony Sunny wants to restore Equestria's lost unity and magic. So she bands together with a unicorn, a pair of pegasi, and another pony to save the ponyverse.

Apache Junction R
Overall: D

In Theaters: Apache Junction is a dangerous town to be in, lawless and crawling with thieves and murderers. For reporter Annabelle Angel, the town means bad trouble. Fortunately for her, she's got help: quick-on-the-draw gunslinger Jericho Ford.

The Auschwitz Report Not Rated
Overall: B

Digital on Demand: Two young Slovak Jews escape from Auschwitz with documentary proof of the genocide occurring there. They want to share their knowledge with the world but people don't want to believe it.

Subjects of Desire Not Rated
Overall: B

CIFF: This documentary examines how black aesthetics influence global beauty standards - and how those standards penalize black women.

Knocking Not Rated
Overall: D

CIFF: In this suspense thriller, a woman with a history of mental illness starts hearing noises.

CIFF: This documentary tries to understand happiness by talking to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Watch at Home

The Croods: A New Age PG
Overall: A-

Digital on Demand: The Croods have found some new neighbors, a family called the Bettermans, who claim to be more highly evolved than the Croods. And you thought your neighbors were snooty.

Greenland PG-13
Overall: B+

Digital on Demand: A colossal comet is streaking towards Earth, and fragments are doing unspeakable damage across the globe. John, his wife Allison, and son Nathan now have to make a run for safety, while the sky falls around them and society collapses.

Toys of Terror R
Overall: D

When kids find a box of toys in a creepy attic, there's no way they can be prepared for what those toys are going to do.

Love and Monsters PG-13
Overall: B

In Theaters: Although the rise of terrifying monsters and the apocalypse drove them apart, Joel was determined not to give up on Aimee. Now separated by an insurmountable 85 miles, every inch of which is crawling with dangerous monsters, Joel embarks on the journey of a lifetime for love.

News & Views

Netflix aims for teenagers with August's releases.

Another full release schedule for the streaming giant.

Disney brings out its big guns for summer blockbuster season.

Original content is popping up all month long.

Two big films are free to subscribers this month.

Netflix ramps up content this month.

"To see her is to take a sudden chill..."

There's lots of new content coming to the streaming giant this month.

Upcoming New Movies

Sep
23

The Boathouse

Not Rated
Anne is a little emotionally fragile, something she hopes to work past in her new job as a nanny for two troubled children at a remote cottage. But while she's working, she begins to fall for their father...and realizes she has history with their mother. But she's not the only one with history...
Sep
25

Chernobyl: Abyss (aka Chernobyl 1986)

Not Rated
Netflix: Inspired by the real life meltdown of the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear reactor, this movie tells the story of a fireman called upon to save his country from even greater disaster.
Sep
25

Peace by Chocolate

Not Rated
CIFF: Based on a true story, this comic drama tells the story of Tareq, a young Syrian refugee resettled in a small town in Atlantic Canada. Tareq wants to be a doctor but his father hopes he will establish the family's chocolate making business in their new country.
Sep
27

Drinkwater

Not Rated
Mike Drinkwater isn't having the best time in school, largely thanks to the efforts of rich jock Luke Ryan. Their fathers also have a long-running feud, one which only exacerbates the issues between the boys. But when Wallace, a young girl from the US comes to their small BC town, everything changes...

Upcoming Blu-ray/Streaming

Oct
6

I Used to Go Here

Not Rated
Digital on Demand: After publishing her novel, Kate is invited to speak at her alma mater. But going back to school means more than familiar surroundings, and Kate soon finds herself drawn into the personal lives of some of the current students.
Oct
6

The Secret Garden (2020)

PG
Digital on Demand: After her parents die from cholera, Mary Lennox is sent from India to her uncle's remote Yorkshire estate. Alone and unhappy, Mary finds solace in a secret, walled garden with magical properties.
Oct
6

Tesla

PG-13
Digital on Demand: A biopic exploring a sensational take on the life of famed inventor Nikola Tesla, and his struggles to sell AC electricity to a society already interested in rival Thomas Edison's DC system.
Nov
10

Bill & Ted Face the Music

PG-13
In Theaters: Although they had been told that their music would save the universe, BIll and Ted still struggle to make their music take off. Now ageing parents, the duo need a little help from the future to make sure the future is most excellent.