Last Flag Flying

Critically-acclaimed new films coming to TDS TV on Demand

Drama, drama, drama. At TDS TV on Demand we’ve got a load of acclaimed dramas for the month of January. Topping the list is “Last Flag Flying,” an emotional and funny tale about a man bringing the body of his deceased son home to be buried. Next up, we have three more dramas – “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” “Thank You For Your Service” and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman.” While different, they all offer up powerful and memorable stories. And finally, if you need some levity after all the heavy flicks, we have the latest Madea movie, “Tyler Perry’s Boo2! A Madea Halloween.”


Last Flag FlyingLAST FLAG FLYING
Available January 30. Rated R.
Copyright Lionsgate

Thirty years after serving together in Vietnam, a former Navy medic (Steve Carell) brings two of his comrades (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) together to bury his son, a young marine killed in Iraq. “Last Flag Flying” is a poignant look at the choices we make, as well as the choices made for us. While the film is somber and heartbreaking at times, it does not forget to celebrate the joys of a life lived.


Goodbye Christopher RobinGOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Available January 23. Rated PG.
Copyright 20th Century Fox

Engrossing biopic about the creation—and success—of Winnie the Pooh. “Goodbye Christopher Robin” focuses on the relationship between author A. A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin. It is a touching and sweet film – but doesn’t shy away from the sadness and loneliness that comes with celebrity. Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie star, but it is Will Tilston who steals the film as the young Christopher Robin.


Thank You For Your ServiceTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Available January 23. Rated R.
Copyright NBC Universal

Earnest, honest film about a group of U.S. soldiers struggling to integrate back into society after returning from the Middle East. “Thank You For Your Service” is a bit predictable, but it is also an effective and moving drama that makes you feel the pain and agony and sacrifice made by the men and women who have experienced war. The cast includes Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Joe Cole, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Amy Shumer.


Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenPROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN
Available January 30. Rated R.
Copyright Sony

The true story of psychologist William Moulton Marston and the relationship with his wife and mistress—both strong and confident women who would be his inspiration for the comic book heroine Wonder Woman. The film is not as edgy as it may seem, but it offers an honest and sympathetic look at some complex issues. The performances of the three leads—Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote—really helps make this such an engrossing story.


Boo 2! A Madea HalloweenTYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN
Available January 30. Rated PG-13.
Copyright Lionsgate

Tyler Perry’s Madea films are pretty much critic-proof. They are silly and sophomoric with jokes coming a mile a minute. “Boo 2!” is not much different than the other Madea films with gags that hit as often as they miss. If you’ve enjoyed the other Madea flicks, this latest offering is for you.


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