Not On Netflix – Hoopla Movie Picks Of The Week

Every week I’ll pick 5 movies that are not on Netflix, but can watch on Hoopla Digital using your Winnipeg Public Library card.  These movies are available on Hoopla as of February 6, 2018.

 


The Foreigner

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.

 


The Hitman’s BodyGuard

The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

 


Manchester By The Sea

A critically acclaimed drama about a man who must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his brother. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler.

 


Pan’s Labyrinth

From acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro comes “one of the most exciting and visually impressive adult-audience fables since THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies”. Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. Soon, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of the ferocious battle between Good and Evil.

 


Heathers

Director Michael Lehmann

Westerburg High School’s elite clique of popular girls is “The Heathers,” comprised of the powerful Heather Chandler, the green-with-envy Heather Duke, and the cowardly Heather McNamara. Rounding out the foursome is Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), who is so fed up with the Heathers and the entire peer pressure cooker that she starts running with J.D. (Christian Slater), a mysterious – and possibly psychotic – motorcycle-riding newcomer. But what begins as their noble effort to rid Westerburg of its bad apples ends up taking a real toll. And their teen rebellion produces a serious and mounting body count. Shannen Doherty co-stars in this cruelly hilarious dark comedy, which became one of the biggest cult classics of the 80’s.

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